That was a great article and so true! Now about the uTube info, I'm kind of confused. I DEFINITELY agree there is more than calories in/calories out CICO to weight loss, but I'm not sure what he was saying. I don't know about you but I'm not willing to take 3 years to lose a pound - and who can control their food that closely anyway?
The reason I don't believe in CICO alone (although I know it is a big part of the equation) is because I walk a LOT (between 6 and 12 miles most days with an occasional 16 to 18 mile day thrown in). If one can believe the calorie charts that's burning a LOT of calories in addition to my BMR which SP calculates at 1567. I record all my food and know I have a large deficit. Yet I am losing weight very slowly if at all. Part of this is because I am already in a normal BMI range, but if CICO was all there is too it I should continue losing (at 5ft6-1/2" and at 148.6 I know there is room for more weight loss.)
I'm not complaining but I do wish I understood the true facts of the weight loss equation. I have considered that I could be eating too little but when I go above about 1800 calories a day I gain. And I guess I'm too happy with my current weight and size to chance continuing to eat more while gaining to see if that changes (levels out). Weight is a very complex issue!!
Marilyn in LaGrange, GA
Violet Virtuosos -Co-Captain
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