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Old 07-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by neurodoc View Post
124.2 on the scale both on Wed. and this morning. That's 3 pounds less than before I left for Greece. Given that I couldn't lose an ounce on my home diet at 1200 cal/day for over a month, I consider this nothing short of miraculous. The biggest differences? Full-fat yogurt, lots of olive oil on/in everything and no snacks of any kind between meals. Absolutely no formal exercise whatsoever, and truth be told, on many days I didn't even get in a lot of walking (we did a LOT of driving, and took ferries between islands which would take a big chunk out of the day). Not sure what conclusions to draw from this "experiment," but maybe I'll start buying real yogurt and cottage cheese (instead of the fat-free kind) and not be so afraid of buying foods packed in oil.
Okay, this story sounded so familiar that it sent me to a Lyle McDonald article about a woman who couldn't lose weight till she went on vacation and stopped dieting & exercising. Let me hasten to add that I don't think you resemble this woman -- whom McDonald calls "nuts" but I call an eating disorder sufferer. But the situation called the story to mind.
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