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Old 07-10-2005, 05:21 AM   #61
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Those are some dramatic differences.* *What were the "minor" diet changes?
One thing I love about the "Wab" diet is that I can have bacon and eggs
again (seldom do, but still). For 35 years I may have bacon and eggs for breakfast once or twice (with guilt on the side). Now, I can enjoy with
gusto if I wish.

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Re: The Wab Diet
Old 07-10-2005, 08:53 AM   #62
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Those are some dramatic differences. What were the "minor" diet changes?
I believe the key to "my" success was losing the 1st 10% of body fat. To lose weight, I stopped eating the company "free" weekly bagels loaded with fat rich creme cheese. I stop taking home the access bagels and tubs of creme cheese. I stopped eating all the junk foods that were putout by the reception desk. I stopped eating eggs although I am back to about 9 eggs a week. I stopped drinking coffee. I began eating more salads as the main meal with several cloves of raw garlic. I ate oatmeal for breakfast almost every day. I actually like the stuff. I religiously trimmed the fat and skin from my chicken.

That's pretty much it.

By the way, I was so shocked by the bad test results and retook the tests because I didn't believe them. They came back a bit worse the cholesterol was at 276.
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:58 PM   #63
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I believe the key to "my" success was losing the 1st 10% of body fat. To lose weight, I stopped eating the company "free" weekly bagels loaded with fat rich creme cheese. I stop taking home the access bagels and tubs of creme cheese. I stopped eating all the junk foods that were putout by the reception desk. I stopped eating eggs although I am back to about 9 eggs a week. I stopped drinking coffee. I began eating more salads as the main meal with several cloves of raw garlic. I ate oatmeal for breakfast almost every day. I actually like the stuff. I religiously trimmed the fat and skin from my chicken.
Interesting. You've demonstrated that eggs have nothing to do with your poor results. I bet if you added cream cheese back in, you'd also notice no difference. It was the carbs, dude. Bagels and packaged junk foods are pure carbs. That's the same crap that put my triglycerides into the stratosphere (and dropped my HDL).
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Interesting. You've demonstrated that eggs have nothing to do with your poor results. I bet if you added cream cheese back in, you'd also notice no difference. It was the carbs, dude. Bagels and packaged junk foods are pure carbs. That's the same crap that put my triglycerides into the stratosphere (and dropped my HDL).
I still eat at least a pound of pita bread a week as well as rice ,potatoes and pasta so I don't think so. For me, it may have been a combination of weigh loss and eliminating a lot of cream cheese which I suspect has a heck of lot more cholesterol than 9 eggs (I know not very scientific). The junk food (cookies, chocolates) at the reception desk was there for public consumption but you could not be a pig. I also continued to lose more weight. My current weight ranges through the year between 180 to 190 on my 6' body. I figure I lost approx. 40 - 45 lbs of fat.
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For all you tightwads -

Think about how much $$ you save by staying in good shape. Fewer visits, fewer pills, fewer future problems. One of the best investments in my book.
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Think about how much $$ you save by staying in good shape.* Fewer visits, fewer pills, fewer future problems.* One of the best investments in my book.
Very true wildcat, however you may have to spring for a new wardrobe.* * After starting the South Beach over a 1 1/2 yrs ago and keeping 30-plus pounds off, I counted 10 pairs of dress pants I have to give away & replace. But believe me, that's a good expense to have. And much less costly long-term, eh?

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Yeah, try this for $ pain. I went from 38 pants to 36, bought a new wardrobe, then went to 34 and did it again, and the 34's are starting to get loose! But hey, it's well worth it. No more snoring or heartburn, for one.
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Yeah, try this for $ pain.* I went from 38 pants to 36, bought a new wardrobe, then went to 34 and did it again, and the 34's are starting to get loose!* But hey, it's well worth it.* No more snoring or heartburn, for one.
Ouch! Did you ever think you'd have the "problem" of trying to stop loosing weight? DW told me to stop, 'cause I was getting too skinny. : At 5'10" and 195, I said, "Say waaah?" So now I hover around 200, and I'm stayin' at size 34.

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I'm kind of addicted to the excercise now, so it's kind of just a by product. Plus I always wondered if I could get a six pack.
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Yeah, try this for $ pain.* I went from 38 pants to 36, bought a new wardrobe, then went to 34 and did it again, and the 34's are starting to get loose!* But hey, it's well worth it.* No more snoring or heartburn, for one.
That's cheaper than the alternatives, especially if your snoring was making your spouse evaluate your life insurance.

As for the six-pack abs, try a library copy of Bill Phillips' "Body For Life". Ignore the hokum but enjoy the crunches. The same "abdominal crunch" exercises are probably all over the internet, too.

BTW my physical therapist claims that triathlons (running/biking) tend to hyperdevelop your hamstrings. When that happens your other leg muscles back off, your joints are less stable, and knee trouble can result. He recommends hamstring stretches to keep the other muscles involved, and weight exercises on your adductors/abductors. It's working for my knees.
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Wow, even for the shorter distance Tri's? Thanks for the heads up!

My friend raves about the body for life stuff, I'll look into the excercises, but if I'm being brutally honest, I still have ten pounds around the middle that need to go before the muscle can show.
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