Diet and Exercise Support Group

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Diet and Exercise Support Group

This is a group for those atheists who want to add/drop weight for the purpose of obtaining a higher standard of fitness. It is also there for those who wish to support or need continued support once obtaining their personal health and fitness goals.

If you determine to join this group, you may feel free to use a thread as a journal to log your status as you work your way to a healthier you.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Mar 16

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What's on your kitchen counter?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 22, 2015. 2 Replies

You eat what you see, and if you see only see a bowl of fruit on your kitchen counter, you'll lose weight. Put cookies, cereal and soda on it, and you'll gain.…Continue

Tags: food on counter

A pint of water before meals drops weight

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27, 2015. 2 Replies

Glass of water before each meal could help in weight reductionResearchers have shown that drinking 500ml of…Continue

Tags: water, weight loss

Liver impaired by two weeks of fat & fructose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 30, 2014. 5 Replies

It took just two weeks of a typical Western diet, high in fat and fructose, to make the livers of healthy adult rats get more fatty and and less sensitive to insulin.…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, fatty liver, fat and fructose

Vitamin D deficiency makes us obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain, study findsVitamin D deficiency affects weight and…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, obesity, vitamin D

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 14, 2014 at 7:49am

I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone. I realize I can be outspoken and intolerant at times. I'm just telling it like it is (69% of us being overweight, according to Ruth's info). And since I've never had a weight problem, it's hard for me to empathize.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 13, 2014 at 9:16pm

According to that interactive, significantly more women than men tend to overestimate their size.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 13, 2014 at 9:15pm

Related: "Do you know how fat you are?" / "What size do you think you are?" (interactive at The Guardian)

(After estimating your size / body type, it asks for your height and weight, using sliders. You can tell it's a British site: weight shows up in stones and pounds in addition to kilograms. For us Yanks: a stone is 14 pounds. Or it might be easier to multiply pounds by 2.2 to get kilograms.)

Comment by Luara on July 13, 2014 at 2:52pm

well I feel like I'm overeating a lot of the time.  But I have been riding my bike around a lot.  If I gain a little weight, it soon goes away. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2014 at 11:26am

Oops, forgot to link to my source.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2014 at 11:25am

Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity: 69.0% (2011-2012)

I'm obese, Randall. It is upsetting to not be able to control one's weight. I've been on a strict low carb diet (for diabetes) for a decade and a half and lost no weight. I do use the gym, too.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 13, 2014 at 7:38am

Ruth's cartoon of the "evolution" of man into a pig (scroll down) is spot on. I was watching the news last night and couldn't believe all the obese people interviewed and seen in the background. I gotta believe 80% of Americans are overweight. It grosses me out and admit to my prejudice. No offense to anyone.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 29, 2014 at 6:07pm

Randall, I wish my body and brain were as cooperatives as yours about missed meals. LOL

Comment by Randall Smith on June 20, 2014 at 7:45am

Here we go again. On my recent visit to the Dr., I was told I could stand to gain weight (BMI is 19). Of course, the Dr. is overweight. To that advice I gave a resounding NO! I'm actually still trying to lose weight! It's not an obsession as my sister contends. I just see the mid-section bulge and protruding stomach. That tells me I have excess fat in the wrong place (the usual place). I'm healthy, energetic, happy, and comfortable in my skin. So my doctor can go jump in a lake.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 8, 2014 at 10:26am

Somehow, Ruth, my body (stomach and brain) won't permit me to "make-up" for a skipped meal. It seems to know when I've had enough to eat. Plus, I'm careful I don't overdo it.

 

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