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  1. Milton
    I think this is an excellent reminder of the importance of two things (aside from using weight as the judge of progress): avoiding the wrong food can have a dramatic effect on health, and (IMO) more importantly exercise is beneficial in many ways. I've lost a bit over 30 pounds since February by cutting out bad foods, rediscovering healthy fats, eating a more natural diet and exercising regularly. Even during the times when my weight has been stable, my waist has continued to shrink. I did not set a specific goal for losing inches (whereas I did set goals for losing weight) but it has been a notable benefit of eating right and exercising.

    I would not say to people to stop looking at the scale. But I would remind them that there are many other factors involved in health. How do you feel? How fit are you? How strong are you? Do you like how you look? How you feel? None of those involve looking at a number on a scale, but all of those are important to us.

  2. Patrik Hägglund
    This illustrates why exercise is a bad strategy for weight loss. ;-)
  3. Margaretrc
    We don't own a scale. I know how inaccurate it can be as far as health and fitness goes. About 20 years ago, I weighed about 10 or 15 lb. less than I do now, but was fat and wore at least 2 sizes bigger clothes than now. It's been a long journey from then to now, but I no longer depend on the scale to tell me how I'm doing.
  4. Petri
    Well i use a diet called LCHF=Low carb high fat since i am a diabetic this has done wonders for my blood sugar levels and weight.
    So yes i can understand that the scale is´n accurate as the BMI isn´t accurate either, since i can build muscles and still not weigh accurate to the BMI calculation.
  5. Margaretrc
    @Petri, Then you are on the right site. Our host is a doctor who treats his patients with LCHF and most people who visit this site are also adherents of the LCHF diet. Glad you have had success with it--it makes sense!
  6. Rose
    Hi Doc,

    I just wanted to say since I stared LCHF on the 6th of June I lost 7 kg . I'm so happy about it. Also my body fat %went from 47.6% to 35.9% that's great . And I got there without being hungry all the time. I must say I worked out 4 times a week with a personal trainer. I know I repeat myself now but the best thing is I don't feel hungery or have any cravings towards sweets or carbs. All the other diets I did were really hard because I was hungry and I felt I need sweets or I felt guilty because I ate more than allowed.
    I know I still have a long way to go until I get to my ideal weight. But for the first time in my life I believe, I can get there because the journey isn't a painful struggle and I know I can maintain this lifestyle.

    Thanks doc , for making all this information available.

    Rose

  7. Rose,
    Congratulations on your successful start! :)
  8. not so fat
    That picture is just like me,i still weigh 85 kg but i have lost my belly and i am more fit all the way.I wish here Finland were more doctors like you,we usually come behind in everything :D keep up the good work.Revolution has started.

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