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revised How do I gain weight as a vegan?
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comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
-1 All nice ideas, if true, but there has never been a clinical trial where anyone lost 1 pound for every 3500 kcal deficit, or even close to that.
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comment How many calories to burn daily to see a change in weight within a month
-1 Simple, but wrong. Show one clinical trial where people lost the amount of weight predicted by their calorie deficit. You can't, because it does not exist.
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answered How do I gain weight as a vegan?
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comment Adding calories when switching from a weight-loss diet to maintenance diet.
I'm not trying to be your nemesis, but references please.
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answered What are some good alternative shoes for strength training?
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comment Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?
Berin, I hope someone does a study and you are proven right. It would be great for society, because I think the diet you describe above is sustainable. But, they haven't yet, so I am against anyone describing it as if it proven, or categorizing those who have failed on it as "cheaters".
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comment Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?
You must not know many people who diet. People have ridiculous amounts of self control, yet still fail. As far as diets that gain weight, it is just as hard to gain and keep weight on, as it is to lose it. See this study ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC292021 (discussed in detail here junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2008/10/…) where lean people tried to gain as much weight as possible, tripling their calories and becoming sedentary. They had a hugely difficult time gaining, and lost it all quickly when the study ended.
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comment Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?
Case studies are by definition anecdotal. Without a properly designed study, it is not supported. In every study, there are some people who do really well, and even keep off the weight, but not a statistically significant number. If the diet you propose can hold up to a prospective study, imagine how rich the creator would become. And why isn't that study being conducted now. Look, I think a successful diet exists, and I have my own opinions on how it is going to look when it is found, but it has not been proven to be found yet. And that is a fact.
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answered Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?