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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    ...Research-based fact is that cutting calories is the most important part in losing weight, much more important than exercise. However, without regular exercise, chances are slim to non-existent to maintain your lowered weight. So, getting into that routine as early as possible is a good idea...
    Absolutely. I always tell people there is no denying thermodynamics. If calories in is smaller than calories out, you can't help but lose weight. The other thing is somewhere along the line, I had to find a new "normal." If you don't like your new lifestyle, it won't stick. I'm hoping I've achieved this but only time will tell.

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    Good points here. Bioelectric impedance measurement of fat - which most of these cheaper tools use - is notoriously unreliable unless you do it very consistently at the same time of day with the same hydration status. In the end, it measures the resistance against the free flow of electricity in water (mostly in muscles, very little in fat) and estimates the fat content based on formulae that were derived from studies with better ways to measure body compartments. There are not only measurement errors, you would ideally also use different formulae for people with different body compositions. Most of these things have separate formulae for women and men but that's it. In order to calculate compartments for obese or severely obese people, you would need a data base that allows you to generate this estimation as precisely as possible, and such data bases don't exist - or are not used for these products to my knowledge. So, I would not give much about the actual numbers, and even less so the more you weigh, but as long as you measure under the same conditions every time and allow for a few % error, at least you can track change over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    I average my scale at home (Taylor, electrical impedance), the one at the local drugstore (also electrical impedance but you grip the electrodes rather than stand on them) and a couple of different caliper methods. It's going to be an estimate and different methods are calibrated differently and may not be a great fit to you, personally. There's no real great way to get your body comp. so I just measure it same four ways and try to be consistent. Over time, the trends are really the more meaningful data to look at.

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    Guys, this is awesome, and I really think this is a great idea! Great job, Stefan!

    This isn't me being showy, or arrogant/whathaveyou, but I'm cooking almost exclusively organic, and with as little processed ingredients as possible for my wife and I (even trying to use less crap for the guys at work). Simple foods and proper preparation results in healthy, great tasting meals. Check this out for some proof.









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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreRodrigue View Post
    I can tend to loose some tonnage as well. I did a tour with the Canadian Forces. I joined after college. I was 6'4" and 175 lbs with a 34" waist. When I got out of the military, I was 275 lbs, and still had a 34" waist. Since then, time, gravity, and less activity allowed me to contract Furniture Disease. My chest fell into my drawers! So I have 30 to 40 pounds I would be happy shedding. I will say I'm in, but time and cheesecake may win!!
    Youth & activity keep the weight off.Inactivity & age put it on.Pierre you know what you have to do to lose weight,I wish you & Stephan some success.

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    Cigarettes and lots of vodka.

    It works.

    What's a little cancer and liver damage when you can buy 42 regular off the rack?

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    Lefty what's on the grill in the second picture

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    Pick a gimmick and get religious about it.

    Gallon of water a day, no other beverages. High protein. Intermittent fasting. No sugar. Find at least one thing that you choose NEVER to cheat on. Something to change your mentality.

    I'm 6'4" 195lb....was 230lb last fall. Want to drop a little more for my LA vacation, and then its bulking and heavy lifting all winter.

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    Check this out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD8e4Mg3NFU

    I kid you not, I lost 10lb in 6 days.
    It is not so easy but once you get in the groove of it, it works well.
    Eventually you can take one meal a day in juice and it will be great diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Check this out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD8e4Mg3NFU

    I kid you not, I lost 10lb in 6 days.
    It is not so easy but once you get in the groove of it, it works well.
    Eventually you can take one meal a day in juice and it will be great diet.
    basically its one form of calorie restriction, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    basically its one form of calorie restriction, right?
    It is but the surprising part was that you are not hungry like some other diets. Those juices keep you pretty good.
    The tough part is for the brain to get used to the fact that there is no food in the mouth to chew.

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