I lost 40 lbs easily when I gave up all that nonsense about "good foods" vs "bad foods" and just ate a wide variety of foods and prioritized getting ENOUGH protein and ENOUGH fruits/veggies. The switch in my mind from "what to eat" instead of "what not to eat" freed me up to just eat and enjoy food and not worry too much about it as long as I was getting a wide variety.
YES! I'm not trying to lose weight, but have been trying to eat more nutritious food overall, and that exact attitude has been SO helpful to me.
Originally Posted by Poki
Seriously, have you seen the stuff floating around that says water kills people. I heard it's used in hydrochloric acid, it must be some potent stuff.
It's a conspiracy!
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If I want to pack on 10 lbs fast, all I have to do is eat before going to bed on a frequent basis. If I want to drop 10 lbs, I knock it off.
The endocrine system works differently at night than it does in the day, and its overall efficiency can easily vary from individual to individual as well.
Even your own link says that it's eating extra calories at night that causes weight gain, and that undereating during the day can lead to overeating at night.
I'll repeat: The endocrine system works differently at night than it does in the day, and its overall efficiency can easily vary from individual to individual. It's not about overeating. I can eat the exact same thing before bed versus in the day and the insulin will not clear the glucose from the bloodstream as efficiently. How do I know? It's called a glucose meter - objective testing. Excess glucose can be stored as fat. Metabolic rates need to be considered as well, and they change with age.
"Research has shown that eating at night as opposed to during the day results in lower glucose tolerance and insulin resistance." Same article.