Being overweight is a major contributing factor to heart disease. If you are eating so much that you are overweight then that means all that saturated fat is clogging your arteries as well as your thighs.
Some of the guys at the office are doing a weight loss challenge for the next few months and I find it interesting in the way they are going about it. Denial seems to be their main attack.
There is only one rule to weight control. Diet and Exercise. It’s simple physics. Energy In equals Energy Out. Energy not used by exercise must be stored as fat. There are no shortcuts or fad diets that will work if they violate the rule.
You can’t explain it to people either because they don’t want to listen. They are convinced that if they cut out carbs then they will lose weight. Since meat is not carbs they think they can go wild with a plate full of it.
Cutting carbs is good because carbs turn to sugar and sugar is a major source of energy. That’s good for a while but is not sustainable. For your diet to be effective you have to cut all sources of energy. (Which is measured in calories.)
As you learned in school, A Calorie is the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C. Do you remember the experiment where you burned something under a beaker of water and measured the temperature increase?
A calorie is a calorie no matter where it comes from. If you want to be serious about your diet and not violate any of the laws of physics, then cutting calories is the thing. They guys here don’t want to believe that meat is full of calories and won’t listen to me.
Cutting carbs is a start but don’t think that will be the end. You have to continue to manage rest of your intake. Great physicists like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking couldn’t violate the laws of physics so what makes you think you can do it?
Pay attention! I’m trying to help you.