Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Ever had it before? Well you got it again.
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »



Good video on cutting some sugar. Share your tips.

My main tip is that I've battled my weight all my life up and down like many other people. I didn't get it under my conscious control until I spent a ton of time immersing myself in philosophy. My weight issues, were largely a lack of introspection and an excess of blindness.

The lie at the heart of America is that "all men are created equal". The truth that I believe is that "Every Person is Born with Potential". Think about that. "Every Person is Born with Potential". I realized, I had never achieved mine fully. I decided to immerse myself reading philosophy, listening to philosophy, watching self improvement podcasts, and taking an enlightened approach to wellness. That being, exercise your brain and your body will likely come to reflect your improved thinking.

I don't use a scale, I don't have targets, macros, a secret, nor do I pretend to. I have tips that work for me, but it would be silly to assume they would work for you. My only strong feeling is that self improvement should be the goal versus losing weight. Your weight is a byproduct of your childhood trauma, your previous marriage, that job that still stings, or whatever. It's a byproduct of bad mental habits you aren't even aware of. It's not your fault. Honest to god. Or ed. You have no idea how badly the game is rigged against you all. The amount of "food porn" the average american sees these days is crazy. If you unplug for a while, you won't believe how crazy things look when you plug back in. But unplugging for a few weeks is a cheat. Self improvement isn't about cheating. It's about being true to yourself. You just try to be better than the guy you were the day before.

https://i.imgur.com/GstujFF.jpg

That is the meme that stuck in my head shaming me for a bit. However, shame is a bad motivator. I started listening to podcasts from a self improvement dude named Chris Williamson and I found myself learning positive mental habits and mindset from following his own self improvement journey over time. It did not come naturally to me. We tend to overly introspect about the thing we said to someone yesterday, but not even question ourselves over why we are having a craving when we aren't actually in need of calories.

Anyway, this is a penance post for being a jerk in the other part of the forum. We won't talk about that here, but this is me trying to share something positive that probably many of us could use. Society pushes overeating on us at every level from overt grooming, to elevated anxiety, to feeding us things that just make us hungrier. Only by trying to become more self-aware in general of what is causing our problems can we really fix them.

A diet is a fix for a guy whose never had weight issues and gained a few pounds over Christmas. Some people can follow a list of rules to weight and keep it off. This is the thread for people whose ego struggles cause their fluctuations.
Doctor X
Posts: 75854
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by Doctor X »

First.

– J.D.
Doctor X
Posts: 75854
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by Doctor X »

https://prod-cdn-02.storenvy.com/produc ... iginal.jpg

– J.D.
robinson
Posts: 17576
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:01 am
Title: Sardonic asshole
Location: USA

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by robinson »

There is nothing more important than what you eat

For your health, your weight, almost everything related to your well being depends on what you eat and drink

People who deny this, understand that what you put in your gas tank, of a motor vehicle, matters a lot

As in, it’s the most important thing

But when it comes to animals, every last person knows it matters what they eat matters

Along with how much

But, when I comes to people, somehow people just can’t grasp this simple fact
robinson
Posts: 17576
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:01 am
Title: Sardonic asshole
Location: USA

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by robinson »

The worst thing for myself, is I know with out a doubt certain foods will make me feel bad

And sometimes I still eat them
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »

Eating vitamin C chewies when you have a sweet tooth craving can divert you from consuming even more sugars.
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »

robinson wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:39 pm The worst thing for myself, is I know with out a doubt certain foods will make me feel bad

And sometimes I still eat them
Pizza was traditionally my weakness. I feel bad for 90s/late80s kids who were groomed into pizza overconsumption by TV turtles. I just grew up with a sentimental attachment to going to pizza hut with my Dad. Later on, pizza got cheaper and delivered, but it was already a family bond. A pizza isn't just food. Me realizing that actually makes me crave it less.

I tend to eat it more on vacation now (and happily) versus when I'm at home just trying to be a better me. I try to stick with a fire oven and "light on the cheese". I figure if I am going to "indulge", it should be indulgence worthy.

I don't see why we're putting seed oils in everything now, and then feeding Americans pounds of pepperoni seasoned dairy butter a week.
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »

Lunch time. Or is it.

Am I actually hungry? Do I need sustenance? How dare society have the audacity to tell me they know when I should eat.

Maybe I'll have a cup of Mango Chobani and a spoonful of cottage cheese stirred in. Some calcium, protein, a pat of fat, and a bit of sugar from fruit.

Or perhaps I'll cook a pasture raised egg. Crack that bright orange beautiful yolk. Cooking an egg at lunch is so easy. I like to crack a really nice egg over low heat, break the yolk "egg slut style" (you can look it up), and then just cover it. When I eat egg for lunch, I usually have meat on the side. Eggs are full of good stuff, and overcooking them is almost a shame if they are pretty ones.



If you are buying Brown Eggs at your super market, and they don't have orange yolks, you're buying McFoodProduct that won't have ground minerals in it. Chickens eat worms covered in dirt on a pasture in addition to feed.
robinson
Posts: 17576
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:01 am
Title: Sardonic asshole
Location: USA

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by robinson »

Chickens eat everything


They will even eat chicken
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »

Get fresh air and sunshine every day if you can. Until you've done that, don't worry about what you put in your mouth even. Love yourself healthily.
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »

robinson wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:20 pm Chickens eat everything


They will even eat chicken
Yep, and Factory Farmed Chickens are raised in a barn with 10 feet of covered space outside as "free range". Pasture raised chickens eat all sorts of wild bugs and vegetation. Factory Farmed probably eat the dead more often since they are forced to eat the "McFeed" only.

My wife was buying Eggland's Best (tm) which sells eggs by using fancy words and "Science!" signals on the carton. They have those sickly yellow yolks like every other store bought egg. Except they cost more, and have more blood yolks...

The first pasture raised egg I cooked from this carton, made her happy. That beautiful orange yolk against the backdrop of white. It looks "Alive" when you crack it open versus like a Cadbury egg.

In addition to eating healthier items, I aslo try to take in the beauty of them and cook them aesthetically. Modernism is a rejection of beauty. Every act of Beauty is a Revolt Against the Modern World.
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »

How much time have you sat still today?

Might be worth pondering. Do you think man evolved to sit still all day?
post-skeptic
Posts: 3857
Joined: Mon May 31, 2021 6:07 pm

Re: Losing Weight Anecdotally: No Bully

Post by post-skeptic »



Its not your fault. Almost all government nutrition advice is usually out of date and is rarely scientific.