Originally Posted by DANIELLE03
@hezmshaw losing half a lb to a lb a week is goo dbecause you are losing pure fat, and not lean body mass. Sorry guys this is my new obsession so im going to be a wealth of information soon. Im almost done reading the book!
This is really good information for everyone out there. If you are working out your body is building muscle. Your body is also likely losing fat, which is what we all want. Don't always be so concerned with the numbers.
Going to share some personal experience for those that are struggling: I find it easiest to lose weight when I am watching my carbohydrate intake. Many people don't realize how much a serving of carbs is... One slice of bread can often have over 30g of carbohydrates. That alone is what some diabetics are allowed for breakfast for their carbohydrate. ONE SLICE OF BREAD. Some brands of cereal can have 40+g of carbs for 3/4 of a cup - and we all know that we don't measure our breakfast cereal. A serving size of pasta can be 60g of carbs. SIXTY GRAMS. That is a lot of carbohydrates. My rule of thumb is to stick with carbohydrates that aren't refined, and are higher in fibre.
Danielle, I would love to know what your book says about foods that are high in good fats, but are unprocessed - such as nuts, avocados, etc. One reason I don't particularly like the Weightwatchers plan is that it associates these types of foods with high points values because they are higher in fat, but give less points to highly processed, refined foods that are "diet". Which one is healthier for our bodies? Just because something is "diet" doesn't mean it's healthy. Just because something is healthy doesn't mean you should eat a lot of it (I'm thinking Quinoa here - need to remember serving sizes). I so wish I could take a nutrition course!