Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by ingress, Feb 27, 2009.
what happened to losing pounds?
if I dehydrate myself I can lose all kinds of inches
because a better indicator of health is, say, waist to hip ratio, than how many pounds you have on you. also, as people exercise, they often gain muscle and lose fat, and as such their weight matters a lot less than how their body looks - ie, how many inches they have lost around their spare tire.
your beef sucks.
You will also lose all kinds of pounds if you dehydrate yourself.
it is true
but I lost 2 inches and then you find out that this cumlative of
ankles, thighs, waist, chest, nech, wrist, bicep etc
It is a start though, it is more motivational to lose inches because it is something that is usually declining constantly when a person is trying to lose. If they are always jumping on a scale to monitor loses, and it remains the same because your weight stays the same, even though people are losing fat, they get discouraged and give up.
People that hit the gym and lose fat, often don't see the loss of lbs they'd like because they're gaining muscle, get discouraged, and bail, although their body composition may be getting far better without them really noticing...
On that note, I'm starting to go to the gym next month full time, 5 days a week hopefully. I better notice some INCHES lost..
oh, also waist circumference is a better indicator of health than lbs.
insert Goodie joke here
I bit my tongue, I had so many witty things I wanted to say
The g/f started this about 5 weeks ago and has stuck with it.
I'm really proud of her.
With my schedule at work bouncing to different times every month, I find it really hard to get into a routine
And this past month with packing/moving/unpacking, I've just been too tired and craving relaxation that I've only gone ot the gym twice
RIP gigantic tittays...
She's not fat by any stretch of the imagination. She's doing it for herself, she wants to be really toned, so she's going to do it.
Here's hoping for ya...
Don't let her do any cardio!! Most girls lose fat from teh boobies first, which is devastating both to them, and to me...
I try to go to the gym 6 times a week, whether thats once a day or sometimes twice It sucked at first but now I love it. All day I've been itching for 5:00 so I can go there. On my way now
17, that Swedish bath house is not a gym, FYI.
i must spread some rep around before giving it to duggan again
what a slouse
What about inches and pounds... together?
It should be in percentages so it's relative and comparable.
When people say they haven't lost any weight because they've put on muscle they don't know what the hell their talking about. It takes an incredible amount of work to put on muscle mass, and an incredible muscle mass gain for someone would be like 2 pounds in a week.
Where are you getting this from? Lifestyle is a good indicator, not pounds, not waist size, its lifestyle.
My health psychology text. I can find the exact shit when I get back home if you like... but I vaguely remember waist circumference being a relatively good predictor of cardiovascular health... or something to that extent I'll find it later though. I'm out and about right now.
or you could look up research yourself.
here is a quick blurb from the results part of an abstract.
"With few exceptions, within the 3 BMI categories, those with high WC values were increasingly likely to have hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and the metabolic syndrome compared with those with normal WC values. Many of these associations remained significant after adjusting for the confounding variables (age, race, poverty-income ratio, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol intake) in normal-weight, overweight, and class I obese women and overweight men."
obviously there is more to health than waist circumference, but it is not a bad indicator, my any means.
So like a starving ethiopian would have greater health and cardiovascular health compared to say a pro athlete because they have a smaller waist?
Looking at one catergory is stupid as shit, measure a lifestyle, not a waist, or total body mass.
I did now know were are talking about Ethiopians? You are contrasting two extremes of the scale, can you not see the error in that?
When it comes down to measurements as being indicators of overall health you have to take in to consideration age, sex, ethnicity...etc before passing a judgement with respect to its validity.
Where does it say the smaller the better? The closer to whatever this study used as a 'normal waist circumference value' seemed to be indicative of health. Not the closer to non-existence.
God I hate stupid people.