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I want to eat carbs, I'm supposed to eat protein.

Old 01-19-17, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
Did you gain weight eating those things? If the answer is "yes", it's unlikely you'll be happy while losing weight on those things.

BTW, I've had success losing weight on a High Carb Low Fat (HCLF) diet as well as a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF). The LCHF was definitely an easier way to lose weight due to less blood sugar swings... simply put, I wasn't having to white knuckle through the hunger.

It wasn't the sustainability of either way of eating that caused me to re-gain weight... it was my love of craft beer.
Simply put, when I started drinking it at my goal weight, I gained weight.
I've successfully incorporated craft beer into a weight loss plan and include it in my maintenance diet. It's not really that hard but like anything else, you have to incorporate the beer you drink into your calorie budget. But I reasoned that I'm not going to stick with any diet that denies me things I love: eventually I'll give up on a plan like that.

So for me, I don't strive for low carb, high protein or whatever the current fad of the day is: I simply strive to achieve a proper caloric intake for my weight goals and activity level, and pay some very broad attention to macros but don't worry about them too much.

It's been sustainable for a year and half now, and I don't see any difficulty in continuing with it because I'm not denying myself anything (except limiting portion size).
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Originally Posted by winston63 View Post
I've successfully incorporated craft beer into a weight loss plan and include it in my maintenance diet. It's not really that hard but like anything else, you have to incorporate the beer you drink into your calorie budget. But I reasoned that I'm not going to stick with any diet that denies me things I love: eventually I'll give up on a plan like that.
That's very true. But unfortunately, I'm an all or nothing person when it comes to certain things. Craft beer is one of those. I'll drink it frequently or not at all.
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"I want to eat crabs, I'm supposed to eat protein."

Crabs are a great protein source! Eat all you want.

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