Reading this thread, I remembered reading an article a while back that was stating that looking at calorie intake without examing what form those calories take is a misnomer, and that two foods with the same calorie content would not necessarily result in the same amount of calories being available to the body due to the processing the body needs to undertake to extract the calories. Hence, measuring calorie content of food by the energy produced when it is burnt is not relevant as our bodies don`t process energy from food in this way. I can`t remember where the article was from and I don`t have the time to do a long search now but this article states something similar.If your body uses 2,500 cals a day and you eat 2,000 you`ll lose weight
If you eat 3000 cals a day, you`ll gain weight.
Switching from white bread to wholemeal won`t make a noticeable difference to your weight. Does taste better though!
When I make bread I use white flour but add some wheat germ from Kaldi. (Usually chopped dates, cranberries and walnuts too!)
I`ve read quite a few articles recently that would disagree with you on this point. Here are two for starters:3) Mind your zones. If you really want to lose weight, then ride in fatburn zone. At least 2hrs and 3x a week.
I know what you are talking about regarding lack of shopping choice. It was one of rare times in my whole Hokkaidou/Touhoku trip that I went more than an hour without seeing a conbini. Very beautiful countryside.
I am a fat (sometimes) serious athlete. I hold two ultra-endurance indoor rowing world records (100K and 24hrs) and yet was at least 10kg overweight at the time. I weigh less when I am training seriously but I haven't been 'lean' for almost 15 years.
Train at the highest intensity you can sustain for the time you have available for exercise. e.g. if you can sustain 160bpm heart rate for an hour then you will get more weight-loss benefit compared to training at the 'fat-burning' 130 bpm for 1 hour. If you have 5 hrs available then you'll probably benefit more from cruising for 5 hrs compared to 1 hour of more intense exercise. Most people don't have more than an hour or two to train regularly. Go hard.
Buy a snow shovel and offer to shovel people out, or just shovel around the hood, in front of parks and such, heck shovel out a parkIt seems like every single thing anyone has ever or thought or wrote about a diet will eventually considered to be wrong by someone.
If it wasn't for three meters of snow outside I wouldn't be worried, but ATM the indoor poor is the only way I can get decent exercise and I can't bring myself to swim more than a kilo at a time.
I guess I need to break down and get some rollers... neighbors be damned. teehee.
If you add the qualifier of a set volume, you can get an answer, but a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle, that is they both weigh a poundCuriosity: How much more than fat does muscle weigh? Is it expressed for a given volume, ratio of one to the other?
I never could find a decent stretch of flat road though... nothing but mountains. Think I need to change my big cog...