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faithslanding wrote:DO you all practice calorie restriction?? Does Dr. Mcdougall??
carbs-and-plants wrote:From experimenting and researching this, I can tell you that, for the most part, Durianrider is wrong. This idea of "never calorie restrict" is NOT the way the Mcdougall plan works. With the McD we don't count calories BUT we aim for foods that keep us full on low calories, so in the end, it does end up being calorie restriction but starvation free calorie restriction which is very, very different from all the portion control crap out there where you are starving all day long.
When you come across successful weight loss stories it usually ends up:
Men under 6 ft eat under 2,000 calories
Women under 5' 10 eat under 1,700 calories
And, those figures are on the high end, it should be a little lower.
When they gain weight, dr says "its the body fixing it self, give it some years and you will eventually lean out>"...what???? years??? You would not hear that from McDougall, or Neal Barnard or Jeff Novick or Joel Fuhrman. You should be seeing weight loss taking place quite consistently within the first 60 days. If not, you are doing something wrong. That's just how it works out.
So, yes, take control of your calories but do not starve. Get full on low calorie foods that fill you up and when you reach your goal weight, you can then probably eat a higher calorie version of high carb/low fat and stay lean.
Even on high carb/low fat, calories do matter (you just don't need to really count them if you get full on the right foods).
Lola wrote:It's easy to understand. Eat more nutrient dense foods(they have low calorie density) and you will lose weight and feel more satisfied because of nutrients. If you want to gain, eat more calorie dense foods.
Everybody will gain weight on too much calories. And we can't compare raw to cooked, because with cooked we absorb more calories and nutrients, so we need more calories on raw.
Phoenix wrote:soliver wrote:You also have to consider your level of activity. Durian Rider is very active and athletic and burns all those calories. If you are that active you will require more calories to burn off from extra activity.
Do you really think DR burns 3000+ kcal a day? He doesn't run a marathon everyday.
I run about 5-10 km a day, eat 2500-3500 kcal a day and don't gain weight. How come? (and I was overweight all my childhood and adolescence, so it's not my "fast metabolism" at all).
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