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Re: How about some help??? Thanks in advance!

Re: How about some help??? Thanks in advance!

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Posted by Alan S. on October 14, 2000 at 02:45:28:

In Reply to: How about some help??? Thanks in advance! posted by Jes on October 11, 2000 at 17:21:02:

: I am a 23 year old woman. I guess I was the girl in high school that most of you hated. I was thin, and (some people would say) attractive. I have kept my figure with minimal exercise, until recently. I always thought the "get married, then get fat" thing was a joke, but in April I got married, and all of a sudden I am starting to gain weight. I am working fulltime during the day and trying to finish up my degree in the evenings, so I don't have time to excercise daily, and on my days off, the last thing I have is energy. I eat fairly well, and if I had the motivation I would go to the gym. It is odd, at first I thought I was pregnant, but after a couple months it bacame obvious that my clothes just didn't fit anymore. I have 2 overweight sisters, and have always told them that as lond as they are healthy they should be happy. However, I can see why they get so depressed. I don't feel very sexy anymore, and it is my fault, not my husbands. I don't want to go on any dangerous pill or anything don't get me wrong, but I would love to find a product that would give the the extra energy to wake up on Saturday morning so I can go to the aerobics class. Does anyone know of any such thing?

: It is actually kind of funny, because I have always been told I was too skinny, and people are telling me I look great, but I don't feel great. I have a nice layer of fat forming around my belly, and I don't like it. I used to have nice definition with my abs, and now I have to watch how I sit down without showing too much flab. The longer I let this go on I know that I will get more and more upset about it. I was hoping someone can help out. I am not interested in doing any kind of diet where I have to watch the intake of sugar, or carbs, or protein... I already eat a very balanced diet, and i don't have time to adjust that in my life right now. Thanks a lot guys.

The problem is that your body does not metabolize bloodsugar as well as it did when you were younger. Your cells have become somewhat resistant to the effect of insulin and now the bloodsugar is carried to the fat cells for storage instead of into the muscles for energy. It is called Syndrome X. Look it up on the internet if you want to know more about it.

And why is it that humans think we need "balanced" diets while most other animals do not eat balanced diets - they either eat a diet consisting primarily of plants or they eat the animals that eat the plants.

Our ancesters were primarily hunter/gatherers and did not eat anywhere near the amount of carbohydrates that most Americans do today. Our bodies have not evolved to eat 200+ grams of sugars and other non-fiberous carbs day in and day out. That is the root of the dietary problem in my opinion. I know that you didn't ask for this, but I believe that a low or at least a lower carbohydrate diet will solve your problems. And I don't think there are any pills or medications that will effect a favorable long term change. Nor do I think that exercise alone will get the results that you are after. The amount of exercise required to burn off those 200+ grams of carbs is more than the majority of people are willing to do on a dailey basis. I believe that mild to moderate exercise plus the low carb diet will get the results that you desire. It has worked for me and many of my friends. Alan S.

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