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Diet and Exercise Support Group

This is a group for those atheists who want to add/drop weight for the purpose of obtaining a higher standard of fitness. It is also there for those who wish to support or need continued support once obtaining their personal health and fitness goals.

If you determine to join this group, you may feel free to use a thread as a journal to log your status as you work your way to a healthier you.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Apr 3

Discussion Forum

Liver impaired by two weeks of fat & fructose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 30, 2014. 5 Replies

It took just two weeks of a typical Western diet, high in fat and fructose, to make the livers of healthy adult rats get more fatty and and less sensitive to insulin.…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, fatty liver, fat and fructose

Vitamin D deficiency makes us obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain, study findsVitamin D deficiency affects weight and…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, obesity, vitamin D

Non-science based medical writer

Started by Luara May 8, 2014. 0 Replies

I found a foggy essay advocating homeopathy by Dr. Katz.  So I don't think anymore…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on November 22, 2014 at 7:38am

3 months later. Yes, I'm a 120 lb "weakling". Believe me, I've tried for 55 years to add weight and, especially, muscle. I've lifted weights (like 300 curls/day), enriched my diet, you name it. Alas, I weigh and look the same as I did at 16 years of age. I've finally given up. My genes are in control. 

I'll still lift weights on a reduced, modified scale, just for tone and bone strength. But reality has hit me. As long as I stay in good shape, I'm fine with that. I'll never be Atlas.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 22, 2014 at 8:02am

Stepped on the scales yesterday and discoverd I had lost 8 lbs. this summer! Whoa. I know it shows in the mid-section. I haven't lost any stamina or energy, so that's good.

How about you?

Comment by Luara on July 14, 2014 at 9:50am

Actually a lot of people from Europe - countries where there are fewer fat people - comment on how many fat people there are in the USA. 

Some states are worse than others, for some reason. 

Comment by Randall Smith on July 14, 2014 at 7:49am

I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone. I realize I can be outspoken and intolerant at times. I'm just telling it like it is (69% of us being overweight, according to Ruth's info). And since I've never had a weight problem, it's hard for me to empathize.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 13, 2014 at 9:16pm

According to that interactive, significantly more women than men tend to overestimate their size.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 13, 2014 at 9:15pm

Related: "Do you know how fat you are?" / "What size do you think you are?" (interactive at The Guardian)

(After estimating your size / body type, it asks for your height and weight, using sliders. You can tell it's a British site: weight shows up in stones and pounds in addition to kilograms. For us Yanks: a stone is 14 pounds. Or it might be easier to multiply pounds by 2.2 to get kilograms.)

Comment by Luara on July 13, 2014 at 2:52pm

well I feel like I'm overeating a lot of the time.  But I have been riding my bike around a lot.  If I gain a little weight, it soon goes away. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2014 at 11:26am

Oops, forgot to link to my source.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2014 at 11:25am

Percent of adults age 20 years and over who are overweight, including obesity: 69.0% (2011-2012)

I'm obese, Randall. It is upsetting to not be able to control one's weight. I've been on a strict low carb diet (for diabetes) for a decade and a half and lost no weight. I do use the gym, too.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 13, 2014 at 7:38am

Ruth's cartoon of the "evolution" of man into a pig (scroll down) is spot on. I was watching the news last night and couldn't believe all the obese people interviewed and seen in the background. I gotta believe 80% of Americans are overweight. It grosses me out and admit to my prejudice. No offense to anyone.


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