Posted by phone monkey at jerry1.healthpartners.com on April 11, 2002 at 15:23:25:
In Reply to: And you're a mindless government shill(g) Hugs! nt posted by Johnboy on April 11, 2002 at 14:41:17:
You have figured us out. that's why we give the free cheese away...
You know, we really don't profit personally by misleading the public. there's no quota of people to lie to, and we don't get promoted for our contribution to keeping the masses weighed into the cushions.
Try to understand -- there are medical conditions that do require changes in diet. Sometimes these changes will result in a change in weight.
BUT, it is a mistake to confuse change in weight with loss of fat. Losing lean tissue is not going to result in long-term weight loss. In fact, it is now thought that the reason that people gain weight is as much related to the loss of muscle as it is to overeating.
You will never find a group of people more aware of what they eat that dieting fat people. They know the cals down cold.
But if you don't have the muscles that will burn the fat (because essentially the amount of muscle you have will determine the amount of calories you can burn in a day), it is not possible to be on a low-calorie diet that is low enough in carbs to lose weight without disturbing your body's metabolism. It doesn't last or inadequate intake of nutrients will lead to other problems that can affect your health long-term.
Check out the before and after.... and a few months after pictures of some people who have claimed these diets work.
Adding one pound of muscle will help you burn an additional 30 to 50 calories per day. A regular routine of muscle conditioning can help to raise your metabolism so you will burn more calories daily.
Add it up - you want to keep the muscle. And eating a balanced diet will allow you to do that without gaining, and can help you lose weight in the long-term, if that's what you need to do.
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