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Childhood fantasies

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I became fat when I was about six years old. I even remember one of my friends at age eight asking me, "What happened, you used to be so skinny?"

As time went on, I would sometimes fantasize about waking up one morning and magically the fat in me was just flowing out of my body like I has sprung a leak and the only thing coming out was the fat.

This is now many years later and that is exactly what has happened. I discovered that I was fat because I ate too many carbohydrates, that all that carbohydrate was causing my insulin levels to be constantly higher than anything my biology could possibly deal with, that all that insulin was forcing the fat cells to hoard the fat, that all that hoarded fat meant that the rest of my cells were starving, that starving cells made me hungry, that being hungry made me eat more, and that eating more made this cycle continue.

Cutting the unneeded carbs has allowed my fat cells to finally give up the fat that they have been storing all these years. The fat is flowing out of them just like I had fantasized as a child. It may be taking a year instead of a night, but the effect is the same. Hallelujah and pass the steak.
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GRACEFULIFE 6/29/2011 6:36PM

    Technically you are breathing the fat out rather than peeing it out. And it's actually likely caused by the caloric restriction rather than the carb restriction. However doing the latter may be making the former easier, and there are certainly some insulin resistance issues that can make a lower carb diet advantageous for some people for some period of time. But you may find you needn't eat that way as strictly once you normalize weight and gain fitness.

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INSHAPE2011 5/20/2011 10:36AM

    I went to a nutritionist a couple of years back and, after he examined my food diary which I had religiously kept for 2 weeks in advance of the meeting, he told me that I was addicted to carbs and I should basically just stop eating them. You see another thing that carbs release in your body is serotonin which is the "happy-booster" and so I was using carbs to "self medicate" for not being able to deal with my emotions or not having any proper outlets for them. With less carbs I found, much like you, that controlling what I was eating was much easier. I do not follow a no carbs diet now but I do watch my carb intake very-very carefully and have virtually stopped eating bread, pasta and simple carbs.

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LIVERIGHTNOW 5/19/2011 12:45PM

    What a visual!!!!!!!! Gross as the picture in my mind is, it sounds fantastic!!!! : )

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JUSTBIRDY 5/19/2011 11:34AM

    emoticon Well, you know, it's just water weight. All that water you used holding on to all that insulin and sugar. So, how is your blood pressure now? Did you spring a leak there too?

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ZCTMMOM1 5/19/2011 8:56AM

    Awesome! Isn't it great when dreams come true...even supposedly silly childhood dreams?!?!?! LOL.

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