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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2020, 02:24:40 pm »
Could the weight gain be explained by increased muscle mass? My son currently has that hill out the front door of where he lives

I gave up using my weight as the determining factor in how I'm doing with fat loss.  I still have plenty to go, but I also know that four or five years now in the gym (3 times a week) has had a large impact in my muscle mass.
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2020, 01:02:20 am »
My first post in four years. A few months ago we changed to a 95% vegan diet. We all feel great. I feel like it's the right choice for us. If I have learned anything in the last few years, it is that for every possible type of person, there is someone on this earth that is of that type. Some of us respond really well to a vegan diet. Some respond well to a meat diet. And for every diet plan in between there is at least one person for that diet.
 
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2021, 11:55:40 pm »
As of November, I had lost 110 lbs on the 1 true diet, which was about 13 months of the diet. Since then I have picked up 10 pounds. While I would have liked to have lost 125 pounds total, I am mostly in a maintenance phase of my diet. I have noticed that maintenance is different than the weight loss portion.

During my diet, especially at the beginning, I was rarely hungry. The diet was easy to follow. Now, I struggle to follow it for a single day. I am hungry, especially in the evening.

Even when I manage to string together a week of following the diet near exactly, I do not really lose weight. I am worried I am going to slip into the regaining phase that most people go through.

I have been reading up on maintenance of diets. Increased hunger and slowed metabolism are very common. For every pound I lose, my metabolism goes down, and my body sends out hunger signals about 3 times higher than the amount that my metabolism went down. This is not a good combination and one reason maintenance is so hard.

Now I am looking for the 1 true maintenance diet. My commercial program is called 3010 Weight Loss for Life. The second part of their program is focused on maintenance. They gave me a packet and wanted me to come back frequently. I have not read the packet. I have not been back in 3 months. I need to do those things.

In the meantime, I have been looking at Dr. Youtube for help. Most of the diet videos are not helpful for me, but I did find some things that I am going to try and implement.

Exercise. I do this pretty well. I usually wake up early (4:30) to get on the elliptical for 60 minutes. I need strength training, too. Two days a week I am going to get on the elliptical for only 30 minutes and spend the other 30 minutes doing strength training.

Sleep! I need to go to bed earlier. Lack of sleep worsens ghrelin and leptin imbalances, which are already out of balance due to my weight loss. Staying up late also makes me less likely to get up early for my exercise routine.

Mindful eating! I didn't know what this meant until I changed the word to mindless eating. Ah, eating while watching TV, looking at my phone, driving, etc. I remember during the initial phase of my diet what I was eating seemed to be one of my highest priorities. I think that is a good thing. Focus on the food I am eating by eating at the table, and do not eat to enhance other activities.

Support network, I need to get back to my program for a check in.

Finally, the research shows that most of the health benefits I have gained, like reversal of prediabetes, stopping my gout medications, stopping my high blood pressure medications, curing my sleep apnea, heartburn, and chronic inflammatory state will stay with me, even if I do gain weight back. So that is motivating.

I found an article that I thought was pretty good explaining the problems faced in maintenance, so I will link it here, in case any of you want to read it.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5764193/
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2021, 01:13:00 am »
That's wonderful news! I've really let the exercise thing go during the pandemic. Consequently, I'm back to where I was a year ago. Time to start over...
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2021, 05:31:02 am »
Jason, congratulations! You did an amazing job losing weight! Once you get back with the program, maintaining that weight loss will probably become as  easy for you.
 

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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2021, 03:13:15 pm »
I got a fitness watch and I bought a subscription to MyFitnessPal. I started living a more healthy lifestyle at the beginning of March. I have consistently lost about 2 lbs / week for the last four weeks. Here's what I'm doing:

1800 calories per day - 40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat
- Replaced soda with sparkling water
- Replaced chips with cucumber slices
- Replaced fries with carrot sticks or celery sticks
- Drink at least 72 ounces of water each day

Half hour of exercise each day
- MWF body weight exercises: Jumping Jacks, pushups, pullups, planks, stretches
- T Th alternate walk/run for 30 minutes
- Every day about 10,000 steps as a normal part of my job

Sleep 7 hours each night
Saturdays are "free days." I eat whatever I want, and I don't do structured exercise.
Afternoon nap on Sundays  :D

So far, I'm feeling that this is totally sustainable. I'll make more healthy food substitutions as I progress. By the end of the summer, I will be right in the middle of the "normal" zone for BMI if I keep progressing like this. The best part: I've had more energy each day this past month than I have felt in probably 10 years.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. - John Dewey
 
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2021, 08:47:54 pm »
Roper, it has been a few months. How is it going?

And if Nottoc is still reading, how is the vegan lifestyle? Any modifications over the last many months?
 
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2021, 11:12:10 pm »
I'd love an update from all of you, as well!

As for me, I lost about 15-20 pounds with intermittent fasting and some exercise alone, then stalled out for a really long time. After learning that my blood pressure was sneaking into high territory and learning about a rare sleep disorder I have on top of a couple of other issues, I decided I needed to really take charge of my health and get every bit of energy and wellness I can to have the life I want.

So I started Noom a couple of months ago. I've lost another 15ish so far, and it's slowly but steadily coming off. I'll be very happy if I can take another 20 off.  I'm out of obesity categories. Blood pressure is well into healthy range again. I don't have the energy I wish I did, but I probably never will and I'm learning to push through that.   Overall I feel good and I feel like I can maintain a life that's taking pieces from everything I've done, mostly Noom, and making it my day-to-day way of taking care of myself. 
 
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2021, 09:22:19 pm »
I like Noom's focus on making changes to last for a lifetime. Losing weight is hard. Keeping weight off is even harder.
 
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2021, 10:19:10 pm »
Roper, it has been a few months. How is it going?

Thanks for asking, Jason.

Weight loss started slowing down in April. I lost three pounds during the whole month, even though diet and exercise stayed consistent. Then, in May, I've lost nothing. Again, diet and exercise have remained consistent. However, I've noticed more muscle definition in my shoulders and arms, my core muscles are definitely stronger, and I've dropped a waist size in pants. Now that school is done (today was our last day), I have time to increase the duration and intensity of exercise.
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Re: The 1 true diet
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2021, 12:05:24 am »
The closer one gets to their goal body weight, the harder it is to keep losing weight.
 
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