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Dec. 30th, 2003 | 03:50 pm
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I just computed my most recent BMI score. I'm not obese any longer, I've just barely slipped into "overweight".

Also just for fun here's the World Health Organizations recommendations for preventing excess weight gain and obesity.

The solution, eat more fruits, vegetables, and legumes, eat less energy dense foods, and get 45-60 minutes of exercise throughout your day.

No one ever likes that answer, and although it's slow, it is reliable.

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Stephanie Wukovitz

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from: sebab
date: Dec. 30th, 2003 05:31 pm (UTC)
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yeah, the answer seems to be: fiber and exercise. hurrah!

I get really irritated with the low-carb crowd for a variety of reasons... but I thnk I've mentioned that to you before.

-Stephanie, who used to be 165+ lbs on a medium-small 5'4" frame, and is now 120-125ish thanks to... FIBER AND EXERCISE, NOT CUTTING CARBS

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Dec. 30th, 2003 11:47 pm (UTC)
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I don't think you've mentioned your complaints with the low-carb groups. (or at least I hadn't noticed above my own complaints).

OOC when did you lose the weight, I know you mentioned that you were overweight as a child but when I remember meeting you, you seemed to be a reasonable weight.

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velcrocat

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from: velcrocat
date: Jan. 1st, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
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ehhh i am still "obese" by their standards.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jan. 1st, 2004 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Haven't you still on average been loosing weight? It's taken me 2 years of fairly steady weight loss to finally break that threshold.

As long as the trend line keeps pointing down you will get there!

Also remember that in our society losing weight is hard as pretty much every food that is advertised is fattening. The excess calories are there to trick your body into thinking the food is good when it's really a nutritional waste.

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velcrocat

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from: velcrocat
date: Jan. 1st, 2004 11:38 pm (UTC)
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yes, i've had a general downward trend for the last year or so. i need to lose about 7-8 pounds to be in the "overweight" category. i gained back about 7 pounds i think, around the time when i switched to eating all vegetarian. however i was also taking "carb cutter" and using that as an excuse to eat excess bread/rice products, rather than adding high fiber choices like fruits and veggies. there's that fiber thing again ;-)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jan. 2nd, 2004 12:56 am (UTC)
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pretty much the only bread products I've eaten recently have been at least whole wheat if not "sprouted wheat". Those types usually have more fiber than the white flour equivalents.

Looking at the foods that are healthiest, it seems I've been operating under the rule of thumb that if it had a bar code it probably wasn't that good for me.

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