Hey! Thank you for the comment on my Flawed Study blog.
To answer your question, I am quoting from a blog I did a couple of years back:
"The biggest..... no.... scratch that.... The SOLE cause I've seen of stalled weight loss in a reduced-calorie diet is people eating less than their BMR. When you eat too little, your body slows down it's metabolism in an act of self-preservation in case you should suddenly become comatose. If you raise it to just above your BMR you will actually burn more calories than the added number you are consuming. People have a hard time believing me on this one, until they actually start DOING it. Then they are simply amazed!"
Here is a link to the whole blog, if you want a long read (it's full of information. And I'm sorry you'll have to cut and paste- Spark won't let me post a live link here): http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=3931594
Hi! Tried to post this earlier but my computer locked up. Sorry for the delay..tonight Greek chicken, basmati rice with peas and steamed veggies. Tomorrow pasta with meat sauce and veggies or bbq chicken with brown rice and beans.. Wed leftovers or maybe veggie omelets. Thursday may be grilled tuna and cheese sandwiches. Friday....Steve's choice,.
Hi Sarah, I have seen you around SP before and think we must have some friends in common, so your adding me is a welcome rounding of the circle. I'm glad you like the look of the butter chicken recipe. It's very flexible and can be made with or without tofu or chicken for that matter, just by boosting the root veggies.
I do appreciate Siebold's bluntness some days, while finding him a little too harsh overall. I think he has a lot of good things to say about personal accountability on the weight loss front, and his take on 'sexual energy' as a general life force is interesting (!), but I find him irritating when it comes to the economy. Too much Horatio Alger, too little analysis of root causes for my liking!
I see you're and American living in Italy! Cool. I have three connections in that regard, and will share them, realizing it's a total shot in the dark. Wendy Artin is the daughter of a close family friend from the Boston area, and she is having a successful art career in Italy, though exactly where she's living now I am not sure. I know she shows her detailed representational drawings of architecture and people all over Italy and around the world. Heather Reynolds is an old friend from Massachusetts who has lived in Italy for many years with her Italian husband. And finally, the longest shot of all, I have been looking for my good childhood friend Veronique Quintard, who moved to Italy from Zambia in the late 1970s and I believe stayed there. We were BFF's in Zambia as kids, then lost touch. Wouldn't it be wacky if you knew any of these women!
Anyway, I won't always be so long-winded in my replies, but did want to touch base, thank you for adding me, and say I'm doing the same. Look forward to seeing your around SP!