Quote (Lifebane99 @ Jul 31 2012 08:40pm)
We banned that corn in australia, along with high fructose corn syrup, because it tastes terrible and is terrible for you.Great for you guys, then. Although I don't find high fructose corn syrup to taste TERRIBLE, it's nothing like sugar.
Quote (bentherdonethat @ Jul 31 2012 09:53pm)
YouTube videos don't embed if you have a quote block in your post.Thank you for clearing that up.
Quote (BardOfXiix @ Aug 1 2012 12:08am)
Calories aren't the problem, it's trans and saturated fats. You can burn calories sleeping. Trans and saturated fats are the ones that stick with you and develop into long-term energy storage (read: weight gain) rather than calories, which are meant for short-term energy storage. As such, calories burn much more easily because they're required to maintain bodily functions; fat burns harder because it's primarily burned when calories alone aren't providing the necessary energy. That's why people work out: to burn the trans and saturated fats, not calories. Common misconception regarding weight-loss and exercise metrics.Ah, I see. Thanks for the details, especially since they're present apparently more than normal in a lot of other foods as well.
Quote (bogie160 @ Aug 1 2012 05:37pm)
Which probably has a lot to do with how the body regulates energy expenditure and metabolism. The more you run (or any other specific activity) the more your body adapts to reduce the energy needed, go figure, it pays (genetically) to be efficient. The problem with a "western" lifestyle is its sedentary nature (terrible on its own) and the gross excess of terrible food.Ah, I see (again), that's very fascinating.
That said, if you just want to lose weight count calories in and out.
It's indeed a (hopefully) universally accepted fact that it's healthier to for a person to move around more than what the current lifestyle of sitting in an office and driving a car demands, but I think the bigger problem here is the chemical makeup of what's going into our bodies. The crappy food being produced today has a lot of weird stuff in it that creates compounds harder to digest and break down. More importantly, it likely has a lot of shit that messes with the body's equilibrium, leading to people "needing" more of it for whatever false biological reason the brain and body have decided on, plus the natural equilibrium weight of your body likely going up to ridiculous levels.
But yikes, I'd never "just want to lose weight" by simply counting calories. :/ I'd rather eat more veggies than starches than just cutting back on starches, for example. I think that balancing everything (such as my diet) is the best way to get me healthy all-around.