Hrmm.. So as I understand it, if you can increase your metabolism, then the rate at which you burn calories increases. I suppose I could sleep more. Here are some other ways to increase your metabolism...
In case you were wondering the bare minimum to keep you alive and functional:
What inmates ate in an 18th century workhouse
Saturday - Thursday: Alternating between 2 menus
Pint and a half (30 oz) gruel (thin, real oatmeal) Pint and a half broth 5 oz cooked meat 8 slices non white bread (12 oz) 4 new potatoes (8 oz)
Pint and a half gruel Pint and a half soup 2 oz cheese 8 slices non white bread
On Friday Pint and a half (30 oz) gruel 2 oz cheese 8 slices non white bread 14 oz suet or rice pudding
That's it, that's all they got. Sadly, it's far more nutritious than a diet of Cheetos and McDonalds. I expect that if you stay true to the ingredients and add some of fruit and veg, it would be a fairly decent diet. What the $%#@ are you supposed to do with the 14 oz of suet though?! I guess you can save it for toast or french fries?
1 -> Here's an interesting piece from wired on how weightwatchers is essentially a roll playing game that pretty much drops the programs docs. "When you first log in to Weight Watchers, it determines how much food you'll be allowed to eat that day, expressed as a number of "points." My friend gets 23 points per day."
"But pretty soon she learned to hack her daily eating to suit the system. She snacked on vegetables that took zero points -- like bell peppers -- or only one or two points, like a tasty brand of microwave popcorn. Then she'd save up the big points for a really decent dinner. Better yet, Weight Watchers assigns her an extra 35 bonus points per week that she can use if she goes over her daily limit. Or she can bank them for a big blowout restaurant meal on the weekend."
Between the new office job, and being down-in-the-dumps for a while, my weight has been creeping back up on me. So, what better time for a little experiment in weight-loss.
For the month of August, I intend to do two things: 1) eat only fruit for lunch (breakfast & dinner will remain pretty much unchanged); 2) walk 2.4 miles (4 kms) a day, 6 days a week (the 7th day is for rest). That's it; two very simple things, almost anyone can do. I'll report back on September 1st.
In case you didn't already know, the bee populations around the world have collapsed. Seeing as they're pollinators, this doesn't bode well for the food supply at all. As of now, I'm going to stop watching what I eat. In fact, I'm going to start eating everything I want in abundance. Well, not so much sugar because it would really suck to be hypoglycaemic or something while on rations. Fresh veg, nice cheeses, meat, good chocolate.... Yum! Think about it, do you want to tell your grandkids (if we make it that long) that you ate real mashed potatoes, gravy and cream from a cow in the last days of abundance...or slimfast?
I'm keeping the community up and will approve new members if they come, but for me, I just don't see the sense in slimming any more. I may update from time to time on my ddr progress, I dunno?
There are all sorts of measures of how physically fit one is, so why not learn about one more. Here's a link to a page, detailing the physical fitness requirements of the United States Army ===> http://usmilitary.about.com/od/army/a/afpt.htm Hey, if any group of people should know the upside of physical fitness, it's the military; after all, 2nd place in their line of work involves coming home in an upholstered steel box.
Virtually all buffets have some kind of selection of fruits. Fill up one plate with fruit, and eat it all before you eat anything else. It will fill you up with something that is nutritious, low in caloric density, and leave less room for the bad stuff.
Wow. I'm just the sux0r at this whole mod thing, aren't I ? I just looked at the email addy linked to this community and apologise for the delay to those who have asked to join...Welcome:)
I came across this article today. It focuses on foods to improve ones skin, hair and teeth. It's all pretty obvious, but the article incorporates a useful list of food sources under each nutrient that seems easy enough to incorporate into ones diet or swap out with similar foods. And now for some angst... What have I done since the new years? Well, the whole giving up jolt thing didn't pan out :( It's not the caffeine I'm addicted to and I really do have to try and figure out what it is I crave so much. I have a strong feeling it may actually be n2o. I'll have to see about a form of substitute. Before I start doing whippits though, I'm gonna give it another go once things with school and work settle down a bit. I've also been down to the pub a few times, but I've substituted gin for beer. While this makes perfect sense from a caloric intake stance, I highly recommended against it if you wish to keep your dignity! I think I'm going to knock off pub visits completely now that the residual holiday partying has pretty much slowed down. I weighed myself yesterday and I'm currently at 218, so I expect the reduced trips to the pub and actually grocery shopping (not at 7-11!) have paid of to a minuscule degree. Of course, that could just be because I'm a horrible cook!