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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #195 on: June 12, 2019, 09:52:09 AM »
I am over 70 pounds below what I was a couple of years ago.

That is remarkable.  When you think of body fat as storing ~ 3,500 calories per pound and your likely daily burn somewhere around 2500 (?) you were holding an extra 245,000 calories or 98 days of surplus energy in reserve.
Thanks. My favorite visualization was cases of butter that you see when they are restocking the dairy aisle at the grocery store. Each box was 24 pounds of fat. When I was about 50 pounds down, I thought of it like I used to walk around with a case of butter under each arm. Now it's more like 3 cases total, though try as you might you don't lose just fat. If you work at it hard enough, it can be nearly all fat but there will be some lean body mass lost also.
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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #196 on: June 12, 2019, 12:22:04 PM »
This morning I found my board stoke again. I haven't rode my 9' green machine in probably 4 years. I did paddle it out a few times, but it was pretty sunk and I had a hard time catching anything. Today, I thought I'd give it a try again. Now that I've lost 30 lbs, it floats me fine and I found it easy to catch waves with it again. It turns and just surfs so much better than 10' Coreban. Also a friend suggested that I have all my pants taken in so I don't have to buy a bunch of new pants.

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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #197 on: June 13, 2019, 02:33:34 AM »
try as you might you don't lose just fat. If you work at it hard enough, it can be nearly all fat but there will be some lean body mass lost also.

True. I read that even body fat contains fluids and protein.  How much varies but it seems like 87% fat is the common # that is used.  Pure fat is 4,100 calories per pound vs ~3,500 for body fat.   

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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #198 on: July 30, 2019, 11:33:22 AM »
It's been a steady 5 to 6 months now at 220 lbs and a size 36 waist. I finally bought new pants and a few new board shorts. I've found sugar-free vanilla ice cream is ok now and then. Finding more places that use Stevia as there sweetener in drinks. Definitely drinking more beer :D. Hasn't effected my weight.   

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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #199 on: July 30, 2019, 01:30:51 PM »
I am over 70 pounds below what I was a couple of years ago.

That is remarkable.  When you think of body fat as storing ~ 3,500 calories per pound and your likely daily burn somewhere around 2500 (?) you were holding an extra 245,000 calories or 98 days of surplus energy in reserve.
That is impressive.


Admin's observation could lead to a new excuse, though (since people are catching on to the "I'm not fat, I'm just short for my weight" excuse):  "I'm not fat, I'm just ahead of schedule with my eating".

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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #200 on: September 09, 2019, 02:36:07 PM »

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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #201 on: September 09, 2019, 08:11:27 PM »
Your brain is actually fat--or pretty close. About 60 percent fat. So when someone calls you a fathead...
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