Guide to Forum Spies
Mostly common sense, but nice to see the playbook.
Forum sliding. I think the site makes it look like this is happening. When ppl post 3 copies you would normally suspect sliding but I think the site is just that difficult.
Also because of the unthreaded comments the discussion can be taken off track quickly. I know I am guilty of this. In my desperation to figure out why I can’t lose weight I have derailed a couple discussions. I feel bad but I also am highly desperate for answers.
Friedrichs_teeth, cut out all sources of sugar in your diet and you will find it easier to loose weight. Dr. Mercola used to preach this. If his articles were still available, I could probably post a link or two.
The Daily Mail Online has this article which makes the same claim:
In their review, published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers suggest a ‘carbohydrate-insulin model’ better explains obesity and weight gain and can help with effective and long-lasting solutions.
The model was first considered in the early 1900s, but there is a growing body of evidence in support of it, the experts said.
To address soaring obesity rates in the West, there needs to be a better understanding of not just how much food a person is eating, but what kind of food.
‘With its assertion that all calories are alike to the body, the energy balance model misses this critical piece of the puzzle,’ the researchers said.
ating highly-processed carbohydrates increases the body’s insulin secretion and suppresses glucagon secretion.
This tells fat cells to store more calories, leaving fewer calories to fuel muscles and tissues.
The brain then thinks the body is not getting enough energy, leading to feelings of hunger.
It could also slow down the body’s metabolism — the chemical process of turning food into energy — to conserve fuel, meaning a person stays hungry despite gaining fat.
Only one I ever knew who was quite large, lost weight, and kept it off was my friend Juan.
Went through all the usual diets, & said they all made him miserable. Finally tried a plan where you basically ate as you pleased (within reason), but ONLY 2 meals per day, with absolutely nothing of caloric value before, in-between, or after dinner.
He did a little exercise… Mostly walking down to and around a local park once a day on weekdays, and twice a day on weekends.
He was literally up over 300, & maintained down in the low 200s for over a decade. Don’t know what he’s up to now as I moved away, but I was impressed at how easy he said it was once he quit snacking.
One other thing… The “Letter on Corpulence” (William Banting 1863) is quite a read. Basically carb reduction, but the authors enthusiasm is a good read in the language of the period.
“Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine any more distressing than that of Obesity, and having just emerged from a very long probation in this affliction, I am desirous of circulating my humble knowledge and experience for the benefit of my fellow man, with an earnest hope it may lead to the same comfort and happiness I now feel under the extraordinary change—which might almost be termed miraculous had it not been accomplished by the most simple common sense means.”
See the link above for more, & Best Wishes for better health!
The problem with losing weight is that you’ve practiced a lifestyle of a caloric surplus for usually many, many years. Crash dieting -50 pounds and then returning to that lifestyle is not a long term (nor healthy) solution.
You are better off gradually changing your lifestyle to a healthy and sustainable one. For each one of us it will mean different things, the trick is to find the diet model that works for you. Remember, you cannot exercise your way through a bad diet. E.g., I’ve recently started running, and running a 3,5k with comfortable speed takes me about 25-30 min, which in calories burned equals close to a Snickers bar, or a few cookies. Diet is the most important factor, coupled with adequate sleep. You will basically negate your exercise benefits if you do not get enough sleep.
Exercise should be a supportive element to weight loss, think of it as a small bonus on your dietary outcome. There are many tricks to fool your body to feel more satiated and to curb sugary cravings etc. Most of them involve low carb/keto, eating satiating foods with enough fat and protein, and intermittent fasting. For extra motivation to adhere to a better diet in these times, consider this: There are many anecdotal evidence that a low carb/keto diet will improve your natural immunity, as close to 80% of all viruses and bacteria bind to sugar.
Good luck in achieving your long term goal, feel free to pm me with any questions.
Thank you all for your help. I am off sugar. I do intermittent fasting. And my calories are low and have been such for years.
Sorry, can we get back to the topic? I didn’t mean to ask the question here but to give an example.
I think the idea of forum spies is important. I’ve been on forums where spies were expected and people began thinking that anyone who didn’t think like them was a spy. The one thing that seems to be true is that spy accounts are almost always new or newly purchased.
My two cents.
Wow, it only took three posts to derail this thread topic!
Yes, that was weird.
If this forum is open to anyone that registers with an email, could our personal data be accessed/compromised if hackers attack the PP servers?
My guess is: no, not really. But given the amount of censorship and doxxing, I thought I’d ask just to make sure.
I would disagree quite strongly with FT that “The one thing that seems to be true is that spy accounts are almost always new or newly purchased.”
In the case of the infiltration of Greenpeace in the UK, British male police officers posed for years as fervent protestors and actually had children with some of the Greenpeace women.
I am fairly new on this forum and it’s not my place to point fingers nor do I think it is helpful to do so but I am sure in general that any forum that discusses topics uncomfortable to TPTB is monitored and also probably infiltrated. Each individual member then must decide if they want to let that fact stop them from speaking out or not.