At first, I was hesitant to believe it. But I went all out on fruit, eating 4-5000 calories a day and I was losing weight! And I didn't even have weight to lose. I thought somehow fruit was magical, so now I'm trying cooked carbs and I'm just pounding in rice, pasta, etc, around 5000 calories a day, sometimes eating too late at night too, and my body fat is barely changing. Thankfully I'm getting back to where I used to though. It feels so great to know the secret that you can just stuff your face eating unlimited carbs and not gain weight.
And I don't think I have special genetics or anything. I could get myself to put on weight when I was eating meat and drinking milk if I ate too much. I'm convinced this works for me, and I'm definitely going to suggest it to my friends who are trying to lose weight, but they are understandably going to be skeptical. I don't understand why this is happening. I definitely don't burn 5000 calories a day. All experts not only say carbs make you fat, but that it's all about calories in vs calories burned. Clearly that's not true. How do I convince my friends besides just saying it works for me? And why is this life changing secret not common knowledge to experts? There must be an explanation for it. And once enough studies are done, there should be no question to experts that this works.
I'm taking about fruit as well as starches like rice, pasta, quinoa, potatoes, etc. (Low fat carbs)
I friend of mine is majoring in nutrition in college. I have seen the type of material they are teaching him. Regurgitations of whatever the FDA says. Most college programs are pretty much the same for nutrition majors, no matter which college you go to. So if someone wants to be a nutritionist and they go through college to get a degree in it, their base of knowledge will be the same as everyone else with that degree. Many of these "experts" you are talking about are not doing any research of their own and discovering things for themselves. They are simple believing that what their teachers say must be correct. Convincing these people otherwise can be very difficult because their knowledge base comes from a "prestigous" and "trustworthy source."
that makes sense. Thanks.
I suspect part of the reason is that (at least in the U.S.) you don't actually have to have any formal training to call yourself a nutritionist. Anyone can take up the title any time they want, pretty much, though I guess some measure of self-education would be necessary to fool those who know less than you do. For this reason, a lot of hucksters can spread a lot of misinformation under the presumption of expertise.
In the U.S., it's better to seek out dietitians, who are required to meet certain professional and peer standards and participate in actual science and research. "Nutritionist" is increasingly a scam title. Most dietitians I've ever encountered -- and their professional organization -- the American Dietetics Association -- know full well that starches don't make you fat, and are always careful to distinguish between whole-food starches and refined carbs.
They'll still tell you it's dangerous to be vegan, though.
Right, and still promote dairy, right?
It doesn't just work for you, it works for everyone! Congrats on finding the way to be fit forever ;).
You don't really need to convince your friends. Just keep doing what you're doing.
Don´t think there are going to be any well funded studies ´cause there´s no money in it, agriculture doesn´t have the same support the meat and dairy industry has. And if there are studies, they may not be published for the same reason.
If you're losing weight then you are burning more calories than you take in. My guess is that your calorie calculations are off somewhere.
Think of your body as a car. If all you do is keep it in your driveway and don't drive it, you don't burn fuel. But if you keep adding fuel then you have to store it somewhere once the tank is full. The trunk, back seat, passenger's seat, tires where ever.
All that being said, it's great you're losing weight and you can convince your friends when you hit the beach! Trust me they will want to know how you did it.
Even if the calculations are a bit off, it's still over 4000. And I only workout 3x a week. I'm not really losing weight now. I'm just not getting fat. If I ate 4000 calories of ice cream, I'd get fat though. So calories in vs calories burned isn't true.
Well, we should agree that energy never dies, it only transforms. So, if you eat 4000 calories and don’t burn all of it, some of that excess energy will transform into fat storage; but if you don’t burn it and don’t get fat, that excess energy must be somewhere. I’m not sure where, but somewhere…
Because it's unprofitable.