The Science of Weight Loss!!!
If you guys are getting sick of these things, let me know. I just think they’re mad interesting…
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2 things that stand out here: the emphasis on whole grains for weight loss and that BMI is somehow better than weighing yourself? Plenty of diets, including mine, include very little grains and no gluten. Now, you don’t HAVE to eat gluten free, but from research I’ve done, gluten and grains are usually the cause of people gaining weight, especially in their mid section. Paleo diet might be extreme for some, but I believe it has a great foundation and many people should attempt to adopt it, maybe 70/30. Now for the BMI, weighing yourself only takes into account your weight. Doesnt tell you your muscle mass, doesnt tell you about your health, and neither does BMI. BMI is worse, in my opinion, because it gives you a number that you then compare to a chart and see where you land. Many muscular, fit, healthy men and women will score an “obese” rating because of how much muscle mass they have in relation to their height. There is no specific range of weight for men and women. You can look up a chart of “ideal” weights but none of them match up. That being said, it should go weight, measurements, then body fat percentage. But other that those few things I think this post has good points!