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I never said it wasn't, and if you notice I said if you eat 2 "healthy" meals a day and spread it out, it will be of more benefit. I never said to eat mindlessly 6 times a day.Weight loss is tied to your total calorie intake over the day, so you cant just mindlessly eating just because its now 6 meals instead of 2 or 3.
*looks back*But please stop with the "body is eating your muscles" - it's part of _extreme_ case scenarios. Fat can't be turned it to muscle, its too different type of body tissue.
When the hell did I ever say that?
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You lost water weight while on vacation. It is fairly common to lose weight while not exercising even if you think you are eating a lot. While you say you may be able to see that you are skinnier, considering how obese you are I have no idea how you could possibly tell. I cannot tell when I lose 5 lbs and I am around 10% body fat. I tend to feel like I am eating a ton when I am not exercising even though I am actually eating less.
Eating small meals a day has been proven time and time again not to cause weight loss through increased metabolic rates. It has been shown to cause weight loss through behavioral pattern changes. People who eat breakfast and eat regularly are less likely to binge eat. People who don't eat before sleeping are likely to not binge eat the next day to compensate. These are behavioral changes. Eating 2000 calories in one meal is no more fattening than eating 200 calories in 10 meals. Blood sugar levels are only important in so far as they effect your lepton levels.
Now, dietitians are told to tell their clients that "you should eat breakfast and eat small meals frequently in order to lose weight" and some may misleadingly even say "eating small meals a day will cause you to lose weight" but these statements are made in the context of human behavioral science and not metabolic science. It is true that for the vast majority of people, eating small deals a day and eating breakfast will help them lose weight. It is not true that it will help you lose weight to do these things if you count calories and stay vigilant otherwise. It may make you feel more satiated if you do, though.
Something you should realize is that "nutritionists" and "dietitians" do not need any formal training in the field to label themselves as such. They can take a small training course and call themselves these things. In order to make sure your expert actually has a deep education in the field, it is important to look to see whether he or she is a "registered nutritionist" or "registered dietitian". I know some high school graduates who took a 3 hour seminar by some bro science morons who then proceeded to legally call themselves nutritionists and sell their services to the population. The only restriction on "nutritionists"? They cannot give you a specific meal plan to follow. They can only give you general advice.
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You, yourself, have made multiple threads that are similar to this liking your body to some special butterfly over the past year and tend to ask the same questions over and over. One would think you would learn that, as you said earlier in this thread, the small meals a day increasing your metabolism idea is indeed a myth caused by a misreading of some pretty poorly done experiments. But nonetheless you keep making these threads.
You are human. You should understand that your observations with your eyes are not objective and are not a good measure of anything. You should not trust your eyes. You should not trust your brain when it tells you you are eating a ton while on vacation. You should know that your body will not tell you the truth. You should trust in the science studies more than you trust in yourself. To that end, if you want to make a science experiment for yourself, weigh yourself every day while monitoring your salt intake and calorie intake. Average things on a weekly basis and see if your meal frequency has any bearing on your weight loss.
Last edited by jbhasban; 2013-01-13 at 11:18 AM.
How can you disregard that bloodsugar modifies your appetite? It has a huge impact on eating patterns. Other than that i agree more or less. I guess that dietician isn't a "protected title" where you are from, since everyone can use the title.
EDIT: Dieticians aren't told to tell their clients anything. They have to use their brain and look at the clients individually.[COLOR="red"]
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Last edited by Erbz; 2013-01-13 at 11:24 AM.
When I say "dieticians are told to tell their clients" I mean that in the more colloquial sense that "many dieticians are educated in such a way that they believe they should tell their clients." It doesn't mean someone is sitting any given dietician down and telling him or her exactly what to say.
Last edited by jbhasban; 2013-01-13 at 11:28 AM.
The only time I really gained much weight was when I was in the army and was forced to work out daily.
I think i gained about 20kg of muscles in boot camp, I was faaaar more healthy then than now.
I did however eat more at that time, all the exercise made me constantly hungry.
Without exercise I just fill up faster, and with my metabolism even tho I basically live on pizza and never work out I never gain weight.
Saying that eating 2000 calories in one meal is the same as eating 10 meals of 200 calories is simplifieng a subject, that is a lot more nuanced. I'm pretty sure you realise that as well.
"People who don't eat before sleeping are likely to not binge eat the next day to compensate" So people that doesn't eat before sleep doesn't compensate for...? what? For not eating before sleeping? I don't get it.
Fine, I will condition my statement. In so far as eating 2000 calories vs eating 10 meals of 200 calories may effect weight loss through metabolic means, the changes are so slight that current science cannot definitively calculate the difference all that well if there is any to begin with. The science tends to suggest that the greatest difference is behavioral in nature. It may very well be true that you burn 100 calories more a day by spreading your meals up. That is a difference that is hardly worth calculating into your life, however.
You got the sleeping statement correct, you seem to get it.
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No i definetly don't get how you can compensate for not eating before bed, by not binge eating the following day. How does eating before bed equal binge eating the following? I'm asking out of sheer curiousity, not to deliberately disagree with you (which im not most of the way)
I.e. I don't eat after 7pm therefore eating only 1700 calories in day 1 instead of 2000, I am not likely to eat 2600 the next day to compensate for the decrease.
Last edited by jbhasban; 2013-01-13 at 05:34 PM.
while some of these answers are correct.. what may be happening is that you're balancing protein, fast and slow burning carbs which yes, will assist weight loss even if mildly overeating. When you have large gaps and have no carbs to burn, your body will go into 'starvation mode' and store fat thus causing weight gain. This is why people who are trying to lose weight are urged to eat smaller meals more often (5-6 times per day) and keep them balanced.
Oh well another one
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