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Title: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: klickitat jim on March 18, 2016, 02:43:16 AM
I've suggested to Drew that a lot of folks, me included, would benefit from and be interested in hearing his story and how he did it. I asked him to consider doing a special podcast on Experimental Brewing about it. It sounds like he's maybe willing, but he mentioned that he thinks maybe no one would be interested. I don't see him making a big deal of it, shying away from being perceived as grandstanding, so I am going to ask you folks.

Would you be interested, like me, in hearing his story?
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: a10t2 on March 18, 2016, 02:55:57 AM
From what I've seen at NHC, we should all be interested in hearing his story.
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Post by: braufessor on March 18, 2016, 02:59:19 AM
For sure.  Well....... as long as he doesn't tell me it involved giving up beer  :o
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Post by: santoch on March 18, 2016, 05:06:15 AM
I'm interested
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Post by: mchrispen on March 18, 2016, 06:22:04 AM
Tapeworm infused Saison.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: jimmykx250 on March 18, 2016, 09:59:21 AM
I would like to hear his story as well. However I suspect just from the little bit he did discuss on the latest podcast sounds like its plain ass discipline and being conscious of what you take in. I used to be one of those guys who could eat whatever i wanted and couldn't gain weight and then i hit my 40's.
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Post by: RPIScotty on March 18, 2016, 10:58:53 AM
I would definitely be interested.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 18, 2016, 11:27:11 AM
Yes, add me to to the list of interested forum members. I want to lose some kilos, but nothing like what Drew accomplished.

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Post by: HoosierBrew on March 18, 2016, 11:27:50 AM
I'd be interested, too.
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Post by: pete b on March 18, 2016, 11:39:29 AM
For sure.  Well....... as long as he doesn't tell me it involved giving up beer  :o
^^^^^^^^
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: waltsmalt on March 18, 2016, 11:50:49 AM
For sure.  Well....... as long as he doesn't tell me it involved giving up beer  :o
^^^^^^^^
Yep.  Me too.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: Footballandhops on March 18, 2016, 11:53:30 AM
He already had been on a podcast and interviewed about it

I believe it was basic brewing radio or beersmith
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: redbeerman on March 18, 2016, 11:59:55 AM
Yeah I saw a picture of Drew and was like Wow.  That being said, the last time you all saw me was in 2013 in Philly.  I've dropped 30 lbs since then.  I had gone off the reservation as far as taking care of myself over the last ten years so I started running again and with that the diet has changed and my beer consumption has been cut a bit, but I still enjoy more than I need!  See you in Balmore!
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Post by: homoeccentricus on March 18, 2016, 12:33:01 PM
He already had been on a podcast and interviewed about it

Was that the transformers talk?
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Post by: riceral on March 18, 2016, 12:33:15 PM
Add me to the list of people who would be interested in hearing.

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Post by: ynotbrusum on March 18, 2016, 12:41:02 PM
I would enjoy hearing the story...I could use some motivation to drop 10-15 lbs.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: theDarkSide on March 18, 2016, 12:43:59 PM
Being an MIT grad, I'm sure he developed some sort of microscopic tapeworm or borg nanoprobes to assist him  :P
I had gone off the reservation as far as taking care of myself over the last ten years so I started running again and with that the diet has changed and my beer consumption has been cut a bit, but I still enjoy more than I need!  See you in Balmore!

I started running 5k's last year (think I did 6 or 7) but they were for the "Will Run For Beer" series, so I'm not sure they count
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: euge on March 18, 2016, 12:57:52 PM
I also. Have gained 30# since last November. Strictly due to too many calories and not enough exercise.

Any advice from success could be very helpful.

Last spring and summer I was walking a lot- 5-6 days a week. Regularly would do 13 miles at a wack and as much as 18. Very time consuming. But walking that much will shed the blubber.

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Post by: ynotbrusum on March 18, 2016, 01:25:46 PM
Especially if you are not eating while walking that much!
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: homoeccentricus on March 18, 2016, 01:57:37 PM
How about we set up an AHA Experimental Weight Loss Group, and we worship Drew as our Guru and Deity, and we pray to Him for guidance? And we make a pledge to lose x amount of weight through scientifically sound experimental methods. E.g., the first week we only eat bananas and after that week we measure the collective weight loss. Second week, only quinoa and Brussels sprouts, and we measure again, etcetera and so forth.
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Post by: euge on March 18, 2016, 02:02:24 PM
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(
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Post by: theDarkSide on March 18, 2016, 02:03:24 PM
I'd lose 10 lbs in week 2. Brussel Sprouts  :P
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: homoeccentricus on March 18, 2016, 02:08:00 PM
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(

Obviously you do not have the Faith.
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Post by: euge on March 18, 2016, 02:12:15 PM
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(

Obviously you do not have the Faith.

The One and True Drew...
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: erockrph on March 18, 2016, 02:55:10 PM
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(
That's the tough part. I've lost 60-80 pounds at least 4-5 times in my life. But then life always seems to get in the way, old habits return, and the weight comes back.

FWIW, calorie restriction is the way to lose the weight, but exercise certainly helps you feel healthier and makes it easier to keep with the healthy eating. I've gone as low as 1200 calories a day, and that will certainly drop the pounds fast, but it's hard to keep at it. 1400-1700 calories a day seems to be the butter zone for me, where I lose a steady 8-10 pounds or so per month, and I am able to keep it going long term without feeling like I'm starving myself.

Lean protein has always been my staple when trying to lose weight. When you cut your calories way back, you still need to make sure you're getting enough protein. Chicken, egg whites, vegetarian options (Trader Joes Meatless Meatballs are great), etc. are all great ways to fill up and get protein while still keeping the calorie count low.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: euge on March 18, 2016, 03:09:04 PM
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: theDarkSide on March 18, 2016, 03:36:59 PM
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

Beersmith estimates calories for your recipes.  The IPA I just brewed is estimated at 238 calories per 12 oz.  SG 1.070 7.3% ABV
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: braufessor on March 18, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

Not bad.  You can probably have 10 or 12 a day.  Well, as long as you don't eat any food:)

I do tend to brew everything in the 1.042-1.052 range, and one of the reasons (besides preference and lower abv) is simply trying to avoid an extra 50-100 calories that can come in a higher alcohol beer.
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Post by: yso191 on March 18, 2016, 03:48:21 PM
Just so long as I don't have to eat only Subway sandwiches.  We all know What bizarre effects that has on sexual proclivities
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: theDarkSide on March 18, 2016, 03:51:50 PM
Just calculated the calorie content of the lager brewed recently. SG of 1.043 est.~ 141 calories per 12oz!

Not bad.  You can probably have 10 or 12 a day.  Well, as long as you don't eat any food:)

Why not...this guy did it. http://philly.thedrinknation.com/articles/read/474-Part-time-monk-finishes-his-46-day-beer-fast#
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: pete b on March 18, 2016, 03:59:58 PM
But what happens if Drew gains it all back? My faith would be crushed... :(
That's the tough part. I've lost 60-80 pounds at least 4-5 times in my life. But then life always seems to get in the way, old habits return, and the weight comes back.

FWIW, calorie restriction is the way to lose the weight, but exercise certainly helps you feel healthier and makes it easier to keep with the healthy eating. I've gone as low as 1200 calories a day, and that will certainly drop the pounds fast, but it's hard to keep at it. 1400-1700 calories a day seems to be the butter zone for me, where I lose a steady 8-10 pounds or so per month, and I am able to keep it going long term without feeling like I'm starving myself.

Lean protein has always been my staple when trying to lose weight. When you cut your calories way back, you still need to make sure you're getting enough protein. Chicken, egg whites, vegetarian options (Trader Joes Meatless Meatballs are great), etc. are all great ways to fill up and get protein while still keeping the calorie count low.
Eric, I have detected a Freudian slip. You may have a problem.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: dilluh98 on March 18, 2016, 04:28:13 PM
Several friends of mine who have struggled with their weight at times have used this with success. As others have pointed out, one needs to be taking in less calories. Period. That will do more than exercise alone will and it will do more than hyper-focusing on the "healthiness" of the food you eat (although, that does have a beneficial effect of just making you feel better/more energetic in general). It's a matter of not shifting gears rapidly and expecting to shed 60 lbs in a month. Being aware but also not obsessing seems to be the mantra of those who've seen success long term. If you want a candy bar, eat a frickin' candy bar. It's really not the end of the world.

My friends who've seen the greatest success with this strategy are one's who pair the calorie awareness with something like a Fitbit which can be motivating to be more active (or aware of your inactivity). Even very low-end aerobic exercise will shed calories quite effectively.

http://www.disruptyourdiet.com/blog/how-to-lose-weight
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: guido on March 18, 2016, 05:41:17 PM
How about we set up an AHA Experimental Weight Loss Group, and we worship Drew as our Guru and Deity, and we pray to Him for guidance? And we make a pledge to lose x amount of weight through scientifically sound experimental methods. E.g., the first week we only eat bananas and after that week we measure the collective weight loss. Second week, only quinoa and Brussels sprouts, and we measure again, etcetera and so forth.

Couldn't we just do liposuction instead?
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: homoeccentricus on March 18, 2016, 06:26:59 PM
I think we should collect suggestions for experimental weight loss programs. Nothing should be excluded a priori.
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Post by: beersk on March 18, 2016, 06:34:23 PM
A surefire way to lose weight is to cut off an arm or leg. You'll drop 15-30 pounds FAST. The good thing about that program is it works for everyone, unlike many of the other ways to lose weight.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: klickitat jim on March 18, 2016, 06:43:26 PM
How about we set up an AHA Experimental Weight Loss Group, and we worship Drew as our Guru and Deity, and we pray to Him for guidance? And we make a pledge to lose x amount of weight through scientifically sound experimental methods. E.g., the first week we only eat bananas and after that week we measure the collective weight loss. Second week, only quinoa and Brussels sprouts, and we measure again, etcetera and so forth.
This Belgian guy says
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Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: homoeccentricus on March 18, 2016, 07:02:26 PM
Not at all. Just idling away time until the return of the One True Drew.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: dbeechum on March 18, 2016, 09:27:43 PM
There is no Drew, only Zuul.

There's an article with the AHA waiting to be posted, but I think we'll carve out a little time to talk about it on the podcast.

But yes, in all things weight lossy - diet is paramount.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: mpietropaoli on March 19, 2016, 01:07:50 PM
Also interested.  I was blown away after seeing a recent picture.  90% of beer drinkers I know could stand to lose a few, including myself.  Even 10% of bodyweight can really help.  Success stories are always great to hear.   Specifically id like to hear about how much beer you allowed yourself, along with how beer played into total calories, balance, etc. 

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Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: reverseapachemaster on March 19, 2016, 03:21:15 PM
I've cut ten pounds since the start of the year which I consider a huge victory considering I had a trip to vegas and Austin over the past two months. My goal was to drop fourteen pounds by the middle of next month when I go to Hawaii with my wife. I think I am going to end up a couple pounds short but I am committed to trying until the last day.

I have terrible metabolism so I have always struggled with my weight. If I eat semi-unhealthy for a day I could easily show another 2-3 pounds on the scale the next morning. I've lost a good chunk of weight 3-4 times in my life. The thing I've learned is that my body responds to a very specific diet and exercise regime but what works for me isn't what works for most other people. So my advice to add on the subject would be that if you find one technique isn't working for you then don't give up just try a different technique.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: Steve Ruch on March 19, 2016, 04:09:48 PM
A surefire way to lose weight is to cut off an arm or leg. You'll drop 15-30 pounds FAST. The good thing about that program is it works for everyone, unlike many of the other ways to lose weight.

My aunt Edna lost 340 pounds of ugly fat in 6 months: the time it took to divorce my uncle Clem.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: redbeerman on March 19, 2016, 08:56:50 PM
There is no Drew, only Zuul.

There's an article with the AHA waiting to be posted, but I think we'll carve out a little time to talk about it on the podcast.

But yes, in all things weight lossy - diet is paramount.

Yes is the answer.  Exercise gets you into shape, but will never get you to a weight loss goal.  Diet is indeed paramount.  Try not drinking every day.  It's a start!  What's cool about exercise is that it makes you stop bad habits.  It just doesn't work when you have a hangover.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: dbeechum on March 19, 2016, 11:04:18 PM
It just doesn't work when you have a hangover.

I punish myself - I make myself go to the gym if I'm hungover. :)
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: tonyccopeland on March 20, 2016, 01:30:52 AM
I have had success dropping a 50 pounds over the last few years by counting calories and exercise.  I use to 70 - 30 perspective, 70% is all about diet and 30% exercise. It translates into 3 hours a week of excerise for me and keeping the calories below 2200 per day on average.  When I tried to go lower on my calories, I'd binge after a couple days. 

-Tony

Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: redbeerman on March 20, 2016, 11:58:18 AM
It just doesn't work when you have a hangover.

I punish myself - I make myself go to the gym if I'm hungover. :)
I've done the same.  I've run some 5Ks hungover too.  I don't do that anymore. :)
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: dbeechum on March 20, 2016, 04:57:01 PM
I've done the same.  I've run some 5Ks hungover too.  I don't do that anymore. :)

I did squat day once hungover. Baaaaad idea.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: morticaixavier on March 20, 2016, 09:14:46 PM
I've done the same.  I've run some 5Ks hungover too.  I don't do that anymore. :)

I did squat day once hungover. Baaaaad idea.

I find the first 15-20 minutes of cardio hungover are the worst but then it mostly burns off and I can push harder the rest of the way through.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: ynotbrusum on March 24, 2016, 03:23:31 AM
Just took a week to watch what I ate and drank and dropped 10 pounds.  So, without giving up beer, but watching carbs and avoiding beer for all but a couple nights, I dropped 10 pounds and feel a bit better.  I'm going to keep going through the next two weeks on a relatively low carb arrangement and hope to drop another 5 pounds or so, acknowledging that the beer carbs will hurt me (judging one comp and likely a few beers during the March Madness). :-*
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Post by: jeffy on March 24, 2016, 11:26:37 AM
Just took a week to watch what I ate and drank and dropped 10 pounds.  So, without giving up beer, but watching carbs and avoiding beer for all but a couple nights, I dropped 10 pounds and feel a bit better.  I'm going to keep going through the next two weeks on a relatively low carb arrangement and hope to drop another 5 pounds or so, acknowledging that the beer carbs will hurt me (judging one comp and likely a few beers during the March Madness). :-*
Sounds like what my wife and I did, cut back on carbs, except alcohol, and I lost 10 to 12 pounds.  I do miss potatoes a bit though.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: pete b on March 24, 2016, 12:12:20 PM
I'm not sold on giving up a whole category of foods, it seems like a recipe for gaining it back. I'm just always plugging away at cultivating good habits and letting go of bad ones.  For me awareness is key. I try to note how I feel after eating various foods and the ones that make me low energy I try to remember when I'm deciding what to eat how it will make me feel later with the hope that after awhile that habit becomes unconscious because willpower alone is not sustainable. Exercise helps me by giving me more energy.I make bad choices when I feel lazy.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: Pinski on March 24, 2016, 02:59:34 PM
However I suspect just from the little bit he did discuss on the latest podcast sounds like its plain ass discipline and being conscious of what you take in.
This. It aint rocket surgery.
Healthy living is like good beer, and most things really. It's about finding and maintaining balance.  Not saying its easy. But come on, we know the answer here.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: HoosierBrew on March 24, 2016, 03:13:14 PM
However I suspect just from the little bit he did discuss on the latest podcast sounds like its plain ass discipline and being conscious of what you take in.
This. It aint rocket surgery.
Healthy living is like good beer, and most things really. It's about finding and maintaining balance.  Not saying its easy. But come on, we know the answer here.


+2.  There's a whole industry based on diet fads, but it all boils down to 'eat less, exercise more'. I'm sure Drew would agree. I salute the great job he did.
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Post by: dbeechum on March 24, 2016, 09:41:38 PM
+2.  There's a whole industry based on diet fads, but it all boils down to 'eat less, exercise more'. I'm sure Drew would agree. I salute the great job he did.

Yup..

Eat a little less
Eat a little better
Move a little more
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: morticaixavier on March 25, 2016, 01:16:31 PM
+2.  There's a whole industry based on diet fads, but it all boils down to 'eat less, exercise more'. I'm sure Drew would agree. I salute the great job he did.

Yup..

Eat a little less
Eat a little better
Move a little more

I think the 'little better' part is key. if you eat crap packaged 'diet' foods you will 1- always be hungry and 2 - not enjoy eating, which leads to an unhealthy relationship with food.


I will add a note of nuance here though. You do have to pay attention to what you are eating. all too often in these kind of discussions someone says it boils down to calories in - calories out. and while that is superficially true, if you take in calories from the wrong sources you will mess up your metabolism and not get the results you are expecting. Similarly if you rely too heavily on shrinking the 'calories in' side of the equation you once again FUBAR your metabolism and set yourself up for failure.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: pete b on March 26, 2016, 12:04:43 PM
+2.  There's a whole industry based on diet fads, but it all boils down to 'eat less, exercise more'. I'm sure Drew would agree. I salute the great job he did.

Yup..

Eat a little less
Eat a little better
Move a little more

I think the 'little better' part is key. if you eat crap packaged 'diet' foods you will 1- always be hungry and 2 - not enjoy eating, which leads to an unhealthy relationship with food.


I will add a note of nuance here though. You do have to pay attention to what you are eating. all too often in these kind of discussions someone says it boils down to calories in - calories out. and while that is superficially true, if you take in calories from the wrong sources you will mess up your metabolism and not get the results you are expecting. Similarly if you rely too heavily on shrinking the 'calories in' side of the equation you once again FUBAR your metabolism and set yourself up for failure.
True.  It reminds me of the 80's when "low fat" was considered healthy. The food industry had just fallen in love with ultra cheap high fructose corn syrup and engineered "food" that replaced fat with sugar. The result was unsatisfying as far as satiating the appetite but highly addictive.
I like Michael Pollan's advice: Eat food not food products. If you get raw whole foods and cook for yourself most meals you can't go wrong. If you eat packaged "food" or at restaurants as a norm chances are you are getting sugar, sodium, and saturated fats in scary amounts that will literally eventually be the cause of your death  and even worse make the last ten years of your life miserable. But you'll be well regarded by the pharmaceutical industry.
There's a big snowball effect. When I eat healthy and am active I have the energy to do  more of that, when I eat crap and am sedentary I don't have the energy to make hood choices and also tend to drink more than one or two.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 26, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
+2.  There's a whole industry based on diet fads, but it all boils down to 'eat less, exercise more'. I'm sure Drew would agree. I salute the great job he did.

Yup..

Eat a little less
Eat a little better
Move a little more

I think the 'little better' part is key. if you eat crap packaged 'diet' foods you will 1- always be hungry and 2 - not enjoy eating, which leads to an unhealthy relationship with food.


I will add a note of nuance here though. You do have to pay attention to what you are eating. all too often in these kind of discussions someone says it boils down to calories in - calories out. and while that is superficially true, if you take in calories from the wrong sources you will mess up your metabolism and not get the results you are expecting. Similarly if you rely too heavily on shrinking the 'calories in' side of the equation you once again FUBAR your metabolism and set yourself up for failure.
True.  It reminds me of the 80's when "low fat" was considered healthy. The food industry had just fallen in love with ultra cheap high fructose corn syrup and engineered "food" that replaced fat with sugar. The result was unsatisfying as far as satiating the appetite but highly addictive.
I like Michael Pollan's advice: Eat food not food products. If you get raw whole foods and cook for yourself most meals you can't go wrong. If you eat packaged "food" or at restaurants as a norm chances are you are getting sugar, sodium, and saturated fats in scary amounts that will literally eventually be the cause of your death  and even worse make the last ten years of your life miserable. But you'll be well regarded by the pharmaceutical industry.
There's a big snowball effect. When I eat healthy and am active I have the energy to do  more of that, when I eat crap and am sedentary I don't have the energy to make hood choices and also tend to drink more than one or two.

As a German co-worker said while I was working there - "Jeff, you have all the low fat food in America, how you have so many Fat people?"
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: morticaixavier on March 26, 2016, 02:39:43 PM
+2.  There's a whole industry based on diet fads, but it all boils down to 'eat less, exercise more'. I'm sure Drew would agree. I salute the great job he did.

Yup..

Eat a little less
Eat a little better
Move a little more

I think the 'little better' part is key. if you eat crap packaged 'diet' foods you will 1- always be hungry and 2 - not enjoy eating, which leads to an unhealthy relationship with food.


I will add a note of nuance here though. You do have to pay attention to what you are eating. all too often in these kind of discussions someone says it boils down to calories in - calories out. and while that is superficially true, if you take in calories from the wrong sources you will mess up your metabolism and not get the results you are expecting. Similarly if you rely too heavily on shrinking the 'calories in' side of the equation you once again FUBAR your metabolism and set yourself up for failure.
True.  It reminds me of the 80's when "low fat" was considered healthy. The food industry had just fallen in love with ultra cheap high fructose corn syrup and engineered "food" that replaced fat with sugar. The result was unsatisfying as far as satiating the appetite but highly addictive.
I like Michael Pollan's advice: Eat food not food products. If you get raw whole foods and cook for yourself most meals you can't go wrong. If you eat packaged "food" or at restaurants as a norm chances are you are getting sugar, sodium, and saturated fats in scary amounts that will literally eventually be the cause of your death  and even worse make the last ten years of your life miserable. But you'll be well regarded by the pharmaceutical industry.
There's a big snowball effect. When I eat healthy and am active I have the energy to do  more of that, when I eat crap and am sedentary I don't have the energy to make hood choices and also tend to drink more than one or two.

As a German co-worker said while I was working there - "Jeff, you have all the low fat food in America, how you have so many Fat people?"
Yup. The low fat thing is Bs. The metabolic pathways from dietary fat to body fat are super inefficient. Most of the time your body will just flush excess dietary fat rather than waste energy storing it.

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Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: flbrewer on March 26, 2016, 02:42:50 PM
Let me throw my .02 in there. I've always found it's all about calories in! I got into running big time a few years ago and the weird thing about my weight is that I was actually gaining a bunch (and not muscle). I would run a 5K or half marathon and think "ok, I can eat pizza for a week now".

I've had way more luck simply eating less, trying to eat better foods, and just watching my portions. YMMV.
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: redbeerman on March 30, 2016, 05:34:37 PM
ELF ME

eat less food more exercise
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: dbeechum on March 30, 2016, 05:55:37 PM
Anyone who wants to, can now listen to episode 11 of the podcast and you'll hear me talk about it all late in the show.

http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast/episode-11-first-hops-then-rodney
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: klickitat jim on March 30, 2016, 11:19:25 PM
Anyone who wants to, can now listen to episode 11 of the podcast and you'll hear me talk about it all late in the show.

http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast/episode-11-first-hops-then-rodney
Thanks Drew
Title: Re: Drew's Weight Loss
Post by: klickitat jim on March 31, 2016, 09:23:09 AM
I listened to the weight loss "testimony". Thanks, Drew. Inspiring and motivational. As Yoda said, "There is not try, only do." I'm going to do it. Its time. Appreciate it buddy!