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Suranjit2021 June

Hi, any weight loss tecnique that you are currently doing can anyone share me something.

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Hi and welcome, Suranjit :)

Members here are following a number of different weight loss plans and I suggest you join in and do some reading to find out which may suit you best. This is a very straightforward guide for foods to choose healthunlocked.com/api/redi...

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l... and we hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially a weigh-in and the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum healthunlocked.com/?tour=true

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

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ShortyS2021 June

What works for one, doesn’t necessarily work for someone else... it depends on your lifestyle, habits and preferences etc. It’s key to find what works best for you in terms of what you can likely sustain. Low carb diet tends to lose weight quicker in the short term but evidence shows long term they are all quite similar. For some a low carb diet works best, for others a low cal diet or intermittent fasting. Lots of different options out there and basically if you stick to it consistently over time you will lose weight. Exercise may help but it’s not essential, just make sure if you do exercise you don’t overeat to compensate for it. If you need help or have any questions about a certain diet I’m sure you will gain lots of support here. Good luck!

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to ShortyS

Hello and welcome back, ShortyS :)

You'll find everything you need in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l... so have a look through them all and see what will be useful to you. If you are at a weight you're happy with, check out the Maintainers' Club: otherwise a weekly weigh-in and the Daily Diary are good for encouragement and ideas.

All the best


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MezzoSoprano2021 May

once you know your BMR Basic metabolic rate, which you can roughly calculate using age, weight, male/female etc you can get an approximate one. Apparently if you stick to 500 calories a day less than that you will lose weight. BUT there are a lot of variables, that is things like general health, fitness and how active you are, all needs to be taken into account. Its not an exact science. Good luck anyway.

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The vast majority of people who do manage to lose weight regain it again, and more. That's because when they return to a balanced maintenance diet, it's usually based on the consensus opinion of what balance is, not what the body actually uses, and therefore needs.

The RI for protein is 50g per day, which is adequate for over 90% of the population.

The body typically uses between 480 and 640 kcal per day from glycogen/carbohydrate, depending on how big you are and how active. Bear in mind that carbohydrate is used for intense activity. The longer you perform an activity, the higher the proportion of fat that can be used, ergo the longer you workout the less intense it should be, the more calories you burn, and the more carbohydrate overall, but not much more because most of the increase in calorie requirement will be met by fat.

Now why's this important? Because, carbohydrate and to a lesser extent protein, both demand higher amounts of insulin, the energy storage hormone, so an excess of either is detrimental to chronic health.

It's also necessary to maintain at a new weight periodically, to prevent the body adjusting its metabolic rate to the lower energy intake. When increasing intake to maintain, most of the increase needs to come from ingesting natural fat, which will substitute for the amount of body-fat you were burning whilst losing weight, keeping the fuel ratio and hence the attendant hormones/enzymes the same.

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StillConcernedMaintainer in reply to StillConcerned

PS, when reducing fat intake, eat whole-foods just smaller portions. Cutting the fat from meat or choosing lower-fat versions of dairy also raises the demand for insulin, and so is injurious to health; surprise, surprise.

Again, they've tried to tell us meat isn't good for us, and whilst it's true that too much of anything isn't good for us, doctoring it in the way they've advised us (by cutting fat) contributes to the harm they accuse the meat of.

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