self help/inspirational books

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  1. jools1986

    jools1986 Silver Member

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    can anyone recommend any good weight loss books?
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    Kat1e This is for life

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    Well I just spent Sunday afternoon reading Gary Taubes book - Why we get fat (thanks to whoever mentioned this over the weekend - couldnt refind the thread!!!).

    Although there is some controversy, I thought it was quite a useful review of how low carb diets work. As well as providing useful arguments if someone hassles you, for me it was inspirational about getting into low carb as a lifestyle rather than a diet so that your body could work effectively.
     
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    Kat1e This is for life

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    I thought i would follow up on the Taubes book with a reflection about my cats - hang in there it is relevant:D

    Both cats are now 8ish and are rescue kittens and think of me/dh as mummy. They are also cosseted indoor kitties. Think of each other as brothers altho actually very different shapes/sizes. We have always fed them freely on hills dried food and water.

    S is sleek long legged black moggie who has had a belly flap/paunch for many years. Always been mostly asleep and lazy
    C is shorter slightly rounder tabby but bounced around and healthy weight

    In sept i was devastated to discover that S has Genetic kidney disorder (pkd) which could be the end anytime (life expectancy 3 months to 10 years!). My baby :(

    Anyhow, to help out we switched the food to low protein as cant feed them separately

    The difference in 3 months is amazing
    S has lost any excess weight, looks incredibly healthy and charges around the house with energy
    C has got so fat and round he can barely move and sleeps all the time

    To me this supports the hypothesis in the book that the key is managing hunger/fat effects through diet content not amount restriction. Clearly C is now hungrier, eats more and does less. I am not going to blame his willpower and ask him to eat less and exercise more!

    And so to my plan - S isnt allowed much/any protein so we stick with the special dried food free to eat for both of them. Once a day we feed C 1/3 tin of tuna to up his protein

    Hopefully in 3 months they will both be back to being fit and healthy :D watch this space.....
     
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    J2BLUE Low Carber

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    The useful arguments bit is great! Deliberately start using scientific language and watch the pure panic in their eyes!

    Keep us updated on the cats, I love a diet experiment!
     
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