Test Your Weight-Loss I.Q.

Calories. Fat. Should you eat this or that? Take this fun quiz to see what you know about taking off the pounds.

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Calorie counting is a good tool to use in weight loss, but not perfect. Good reminders here. I count calories.
Very good reminders!
So where exactly is the body's calorie sensor? A calorie is a calorie right? So how does the body sense and process protein calories? How does it sense and process oil calories? How does it sense and process carb calories.

A calorie is a unit of heat given off when something is burned in the lab. It is a PHYSICS measurement, it has NO MEANING to the body! So a piece of paper has calories (it will burn). How much does it affect your weight if you eat that piece of paper? It has calories, so calories in vs calories out right? The body hasn't a clue how many calories you have eaten. EVER!!! It doesn't "count" calories, so why do you?

Do carbs affect your insulin production? Yes. How about glycemic index? Hmmmm... How much does glucose affect your insulin? How about fructose? Do you even have a clue what fructose is and how the body processes it? Do you know how much fructose you consume every day?

How about long chain carbs? Whaaaaat? What the heck are those? (glucose)

Does fat (oil) affect your insulin production? No.

Does Protein? Yes. Does protein affect your insulin as much as the same weight in carbs? Why does insulin matter? Ask a diabetic. Are you fat? Then you are already a diabetic. Sorry for the bad news.

So 500 calories in sugar is the same as 500 calories of protein as 500 calories of fat? As 500 calories of cardboard?

But a calorie is a calorie right? Calories in vs calories out right?

Listen to this junk at your own risk. Or educate yourself. The information is out there.

If you are fat then you already have insulin resistance, you are already diabetic. Your body has been dealing with TOO MUCH SUGAR for a long time. How do I know this? Because INSULIN takes excess sugar and signals your body to make fat. So if you are fat, you have been eating too much sugar (carbs) for a long time. Diabetes here I am.

You CANNOT LOSE FAT if you have high levels of insulin, if you keep pouring carbs into your stomach. Insulin prevents burning fat when sugar is in the blood...
Unless I am doing Keto and Intermittent fasting in which case none of this is right.

Just sayin. And I am.

Down 60 lbs and kept it off. 70 more pounds to go but NOT THAT WAY! Old School diet info has NEVER worked long term.

Some of these questions are VERY vague... The first one should be all of the above. If you eat 1200 calories of nothing but chocolate you'll feel sick vs 1200 calories of a rounded meal. #2 didn't specify the type of muffin, they happened to show afterward the loaded sugar coated "bran muffins" which is just in reality a cupcake and NOT a muffin. My muffins are flax and not coated in massive amounts of sugar as to give you a coma. Really not helpful at all, I stopped after #2.
I've seen this video before, but obviously I've seen it before. It's really awesome! I hope
everyone has a Fabulous & Blessed Friday! LYL!
This video is a great refresher course. I also was surprised to see that one needs 60-90 minutes a day to lose weight over the 30 minute basic time. I always was told losing weight was 80% food and 20% exercise.
I took away quite a bit of well needed information from this video. It is funny how we all gleen different bits of info!
I disagree with the statement that eating low fat foods does not help in weight loss. Fat free cottage cheese for example is satisfying and filling just as much as regular. If you make the change to either fat free or low fat and get healthy fats such as olive oil, flax seed for example you will loose more weight and feel better. The key to selecting which low fat foods to eat is to look at the entire label. "Diet" or low fat foods are often loaded with sugar, and are high calorie versus a natural food. You have to see the whole picture to make an educated decision on what is best for you.
this was good to hear-especially how much time to exercise in order to really lose weight.
This video had good information. Keeping portion size in mind will be a good starting point for me.
Very informative. I missed the low fat vs full fat. The small attainable exercises or activity a day exactly what i needed to hear.
Not sure I agree with the low fat portion. I see how low fat ice cream or candy vs no sweets is better. The artificial sweeteners might make you crave more sweets. But what is the hard in low fat yogurt or cottage cheese? I am fine after some fruits topped with low fat cottage cheese. I would rather have that than get the extra calories of regular cottage cheese.
I was surprised about the truth's about calories verses fat and carbs. I'm a diabetic & I try to keep them all low. I only got one right, the portion size. I hope everyone has a Fabulous & Blessed Friday!
great reminders!