The title above is a bit tongue in cheek (some would say cheeky), but it
is all too common to see advertisements for
They cut out foods they claim are harmful.
They claim to increase metabolism somehow.
Diets fail for
They are short-term, but the problem is long-term.
We focus on recording detail and ignore exceptions. Etc. Etc.
, but what concerns us is that they usually try
to push the body out of its natural adjustment to our habits.
Our calorie burn-rate
The body is more fine tuned to fret about not enough
to eat rather than too much.
into what is often called "Famine Mode".
However shedding fifteen percent per year avoided that
For his starting weight, 1/10 pound/day spread over a year.
He started at 226lb, so let's take 15% of that
He found that happened with comfortable but
long-term habit changes.
and see how many tablespoons of fat that is.
One tablespoon of butter is 14.2g, and a pound is 453.2grams.
Dividing grams shed by 14.2g, we get 3 tablespoons per day.
Those three tablespoons can easily hide in large
For DeeJay, weekly losses and gains tended to alternate.
In spite of that his loss rate was unusually fast.
what the scale reads. For example, the men in DeeJay's weight-loss group all
started cheering and hollering when "weighing in". They ALL lost at the same
time, and in some cases several pounds had disappeared.
Then someone realised that the Miracle Diet was a dry Calgary
Chinook Wind that had blown in the day before.
Keep Your Eye on the Projection, Not Today's Reading
The two week filtering-time gives lots of time.
The body's filtering time is more than twenty times longer.
pulling that one number down locked the
This is how nature works. See homeostasis.on goal.