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Old 12th December 2013, 08:49   #961
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Friendly advice. Start NOW! You will actually stay more motivated if there is no artificial pressure on you. New Year's, birthdays and such events tend to prompt "resolutions" that seldom work.
Yup. Peter Benchley wrote something similar about alcoholics in one of his fiction novels. The only person who successfully quits is someone who quits now rather from Monday, or the first or after this party.
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Old 16th December 2013, 15:41   #962
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Some recent testing and research has shown that the glycemic load of potatoes reduces by refridgerating it. This is what is done at my place these days. Boil the potato in the morning, put in the fridge, then cook it in the evening. If it's to be cooked in the morning, then boil it at night. I think it would be better to put the cooked stuff in the fridge and eat it cold, but I figure this should be better than the normal way.
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Some recent testing and research has shown that the glycemic load of potatoes reduces by refridgerating it. This is what is done at my place these days. Boil the potato in the morning, put in the fridge, then cook it in the evening. If it's to be cooked in the morning, then boil it at night. I think it would be better to put the cooked stuff in the fridge and eat it cold, but I figure this should be better than the normal way.
Can you please provide a source for this research? It defies commonsense that merely by lowering the temperature of a food you can reduce its glycaemic load.
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Can you please provide a source for this research? It defies commonsense that merely by lowering the temperature of a food you can reduce its glycaemic load.
http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=256437
http://journals.cambridge.org/downlo...67dab8427fc72d
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16034360
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Fantastic.
I am going to eat a lot of potato based ice cream from now on.

@carboy:
Your links are not quite ok.
#1 is down.
#2 talks about a study. The link of which is down.
#3 is too brief to give a clear idea. 13 subjects and just four meals.

Need more information.
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Fantastic.
Need more information.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...71531704001502
http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v.../1602238a.html

One of this is just a more detailed description of the other link.
The low carber and cambridge journal links were up a short while ago. Check again later.
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Im overweight and out of shape now. Its distressing because I was pretty slim till mid 2012. I quit smoking and almost instantaneously started putting on weight. Now I am on a zero carb zero sugar diet. The only sources of carbs are through cauliflower, broccoli and similar veg. Im off red meat. Only chicken and fish now. And the heavy bread, butter and egg brekkie is off. No more potatoes, rice and wheat. No butter, cheese and heavy milk products. No snacks like biscuits and other things. No bread, white or brown. Only porridge with flax seeds, fruit and honey, followed by an egg. Dhal with vegetables (the Oriya dish called Dalma) at lunch along with fruits. Snacks are fruits or nuts and raisins if at all, but O was never a snacker. Absolutely zero sugar intake except through natural fruit. Dinner starts with lots of tomato soup or spinach soup followed by some fish and the same dalma. Plenty of green tea and black tea daily. No sugar. Planning to hold on to this diet as long as possible except when I am travelling when it becomes difficult to replicate. While travelling however, I will try to follow it for brekkie and eat very lightly while at lunch and dinner in a bid to save myself! Along with this I do my normal 40 min walk in the morning and another 20-30 min walk in the evening with the dogs. We walk fast because we love to walk together. No idea what else to do, but I actually feel better and lighter this last week or ten days. Lets hope I lose weight nicely and all my large sized trousers have to be retired.

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Now I am on a zero carb zero sugar diet. The only sources of carbs are through cauliflower, broccoli and similar veg. Im off red meat. Only chicken and fish now.
Shankarji - your diet looks perfect for weight loss. However no need to go off red meat or eggs if you like them. Eat them to your fill if you want. Assure you it will not add to your weight.

Better be off the chicken, unless it is a free-range (Naattu-kozhi in tamil) chicken. You are basically off processed/junk food and broiler chicken as we get now is one of the most processed-living thing that we are eating nowadays!! Again, as far as eggs are concerned, if you are able to source the country variety the better. Else you can try duck eggs
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Im overweight and out of shape now. Its distressing because I was pretty slim till mid 2012. I quit smoking and almost instantaneously started putting on weight. Now I am on a zero carb zero sugar diet. The only sources of carbs are through cauliflower, broccoli and similar veg. Im off red meat. Only chicken and fish now. And the heavy bread, butter and egg brekkie is off. No more potatoes, rice and wheat. No butter, cheese and heavy milk products. No snacks like biscuits and other things. No bread, white or brown. Only porridge with flax seeds, fruit and honey, followed by an egg. Dhal with vegetables (the Oriya dish called Dalma) at lunch along with fruits. Snacks are fruits or nuts and raisins if at all, but O was never a snacker. Absolutely zero sugar intake except through natural fruit. Dinner starts with lots of tomato soup or spinach soup followed by some fish and the same dalma. Plenty of green tea and black tea daily. No sugar. Planning to hold on to this diet as long as possible except when I am travelling when it becomes difficult to replicate. While travelling however, I will try to follow it for brekkie and eat very lightly while at lunch and dinner in a bid to save myself! Along with this I do my normal 40 min walk in the morning and another 20-30 min walk in the evening with the dogs. We walk fast because we love to walk together. No idea what else to do, but I actually feel better and lighter this last week or ten days. Lets hope I lose weight nicely and all my large sized trousers have to be retired.
Sir first of all in my opinion you should be super proud that you quit smoking. Weight gain unfortunately is a common side effect after quitting. You've gained more health than weight

Also weight loss by the scale is not really a good reflection. You might want to isolate a particular shirt or t-shirt that doesn't fit and check if it fits better over time. You seem to be doing everything correct yet I would suggest you to weigh yourself by the same machine at the same hour. I prefer early in the morning because that in my experience gives more consistent results. At different times the weighing scales varies as I've noticed.

You seem to be getting enough exercise but may I suggest yoga added to your routine, not only does it help in getting rid of weight but also has immense benefits for former smokers as we can feel how deep we can breathe.
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Weight loss update:

I just got myself a fitbit flex wristband as well as a fitbit aria weighing scale (I'm in the US for a work trip).

2014 better be a good year to try and lose weight. The nice part about the fitbit flex is that it shows how much you've walked in little dots.

Currently it's at one dot, which is bad. That tempts me to go and do a little more walking (and shopping) to get the pedometer up even though it's freezing cold.
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However no need to go off red meat or eggs if you like them. Eat them to your fill if you want. Assure you it will not add to your weight. Better be off the chicken, unless it is a free-range (Naattu-kozhi in tamil) chicken. , if you are able to source the country variety the better. Else you can try duck eggs
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but may I suggest yoga added to your routine, not only does it help in getting rid of weight but also has immense benefits for former smokers as we can feel how deep we can breathe.
Thanks Mowgli. Getting Nattu Kozhi is not quite easy and I ve frankly 'gone-off' chicken. I do like seer fish a lot so Im eating that. I will eat some occasional red meat too now. I buy these standard eggs that one gets in the shop. I can get the organic one too, but the price differential is truly crazy. Almost double. However, for that 2 eggs a day I think it should be fine.

Abhishek. There is a yoga place right next to my house. Ive been putting it off. I will see if I can join their evening class.

I know I am doing good to myself with this diet. I feel lighter. Also the food I eat seems to be keeping hunger at bay. And I hope I lose weight consistently.
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weight loss did start, loosing 5kgs a month by food control. Now i am at 103. The shirts which were tighter is now looser, and I have already moved to one less notch on my belt. What exercises are suggested to accelerate weight loss? Walking? Treadmill? Do you guys do warm ups? How often do you guys exercise?
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I will eat some occasional red meat too now. I buy these standard eggs that one gets in the shop.
Many people do say that red meat (especially the Indian one) gets an unfairly bad name. If the Indian red meat is a goat (bakra), is it really bad??. I have heard that it is relatively lean and not to be compared in health terms to the buffalo meat.

Goat meat itself may not be that bad but it takes longer to cook and may absorb more oil. My wife says that cooking goat gravy and mutton (goat) pulao takes the same amount of oil. However, pulao has rice which makes it a bigger enemy of weight reduction.
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Many people do say that red meat (especially the Indian one) gets an unfairly bad name. If the Indian red meat is a goat (bakra), is it really bad??. I have heard that it is relatively lean and not to be compared in health terms to the buffalo meat.
Indian meat actually should be better than the heavily processed ones you get in the so-called developed countries. Indian meat is generally grass fed, without much artificial agents for fattening or growing. Only issue is the hygiene of the slaughter houses in the country. Goat (what we call mutton) is good. Whether better than buffalo is debatable - am not an authority on that
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weight loss did start, loosing 5kgs a month by food control. Now i am at 103. The shirts which were tighter is now looser, and I have already moved to one less notch on my belt. What exercises are suggested to accelerate weight loss? Walking? Treadmill? Do you guys do warm ups? How often do you guys exercise?
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