Ease Up The Search For One Action Solutions

There isn’t going to be one food or one diet action that makes you lose all the fat you want to lose. It’s a conglomeration of a lot of simple, easy, little actions that gets you where you want to be.

It doesn’t have to be slow either. What if you lost most of the fat you want to lose in a year? I know you know how fast time flies. A year is nothing. Boom. Poof. All gone – just like that. One year.

The summer’s almost over. Where did the Spring go? Nobody knows. Everybody complains about the heat till winter arrives and reminds us how silly we were to complain, when that’s what we wanted – warmer weather.

One action solutions usually end up in some country being bombed, or some group burning cities, or people’s careers being ruined over uttering a word that other groups claim to own.

One action solutions are dead-end streets. They start wars; they don’t end them. Everybody claims to know the ‘street’, but do they really? If you really knew the ‘street’ you could solve any problem arising from that ‘street’.

Think about that one. What side of the street do you want to be on? Maybe a different street altogether? Maybe a new neighborhood? Jesus, I just heard an Irish accent in my mind as I whispered what I wrote out loud to check the words for cadence.

Maybe this should be in the writing tips section of word warrior. Ah, who cares. I’m tired from all the antibiotics, just finished the pain pills, am too lazy to write a separate post on how I’m doing. Two molar teeth extractions. Healing nicely – I think. Oral surgeon and assistant were professional and nice. It feels like I still have half a tooth in one of the caverns, but the doctor said it was bone I was feeling and that it would heal over. The worst tooth gave me the least amount of pain.

There’s a tip in there somewhere.




8/7/2018  TUESDAY Day 33



Had I set a specific number of pounds I wanted or expected to lose, it wouldn’t have been an experiment as I indicated in my first post regarding the AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET.

Perhaps I should have defined rapid. Maybe I did. I better go back and check.

It appears that my five week diet was more like a maintenance diet than a reducing one.

I basically ate what I normally eat only less, but not a lot less, obviously not less enough to lose a significant amount of fat.

I cut out margarine, except sometimes to cook with, years ago. Steve likes margarine, so I put it into recipes occasionally.

I love mayonnaise. That’s my condiment of choice on sandwiches, or just by the spoonful when I’m craving fat. The jar is still in the refrigerator after nearly five weeks, which says something.

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AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet DAY 31

8/5/2018 SUNDAY Day 31

I’m not counting calorie and fat grams in my last week, nor am I keeping a record of what I eat, preparing myself instead for what to do after the rapid fat-loss diet ends, using what I learned from recording everything I consumed.

Winding down I am. I’m not comfortable being so public with every little detail of what I consume and how I exercise. The fact that I did it for four weeks stunned even me. I’ve started a lot of journals in my lifetime, never lasting more than a day or two.

Calculating the nutritional data of every ingredient of every recipe I made, took a lot of time out of my day and evening. The stress of doing that may have hampered my fat-loss. I don’t know, but this last week will be essentially out of view, then when the weigh-in day is here I’ll see how I did. Frankly I think I’ll consume less, but it still might not push me beyond the 9.5 pound loss to date.

I read an article about low pressure recently and posted it to this site. For years I’ve had it, but no doctor ever believed me, because it was normal in the doctor’s office. Sometimes I take it at home only because Steve has a device to take his, and it’s been really low at times. I’m thinking now that my hunger and jumping up from the computer to go to the refrigerator so often might be a result of my pressure dropping too low.

So I implemented a new plan: Once I’m at the computer, I set my phone alarm at one hour intervals, going up to one hour before Steve gets home from work. When the alarm goes off, within five minutes I have to leave the computer and do five minutes of any type of exercise. I’ve done that for a couple of days now with success.

Anybody can do five minutes. That’s about my attention span for preplanned exercise for anything but walking. Yoga is the same thing – five minutes. Out of bed mattress exercises, going to sleep mattress exercises, same thing – five minutes. I don’t count any more. That’s a success. Counting is the most boring task in the world – to me. I let the alarm count the minutes. I don’t care how many reps – it’s five minutes worth of reps, whatever that is. That works better for me.

I eat less; I feel more energetic and stronger. Deron from Grow Young Fitness stresses the importance of moving as you age, and he is right. We think we move more than we do. Walking everywhere instead of driving isn’t enough if I’m sitting at the computer ten hours a day.

Jumping up to go to the refrigerator was in response to my low blood pressure, that I thought was me being hungry or just needing to move. Now since I preplan the exercise times, I’m a lot less likely to feel the need to jump up for anything. So, that problem is solved.

Sum: People who have low blood pressure should eat more often in small amounts, avoid alcohol and coffee except in small amounts, and should move their body often to keep the blood circulating. Stretching isn’t enough. Work up a sweat by doing mini-exercises rapidly. Do range of motion when you stretch, not when you’re using your own body weight as resistance. I’m back to using the lower resistance cords rapidly and I like it a lot more.

Also, when I exercise I play rock and roll music. It helps the time fly. And most importantly, I turn off all those 24/7 cable news talk shows. Listening to the opinions of a bunch of talking heads vomiting junk doesn’t do anything good for me. I get the news from the net. Success again.


Do Fiber Rich Foods Help In Losing Weight? = Diet Food

Do Fiber Rich Foods Help In Losing Weight?

Sarika Rana   |  Updated: February 12, 2018 18:05 IST

Losing weight is a gradual process

Fiber feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut known as gut flora

Most of you may not know that fiber is a carbohydrate

Losing weight is a gradual process and it is important to load up on nutrient dense and low calorie foods that encourage and induce weight loss.

Most health experts have given credit to fiber-rich foods considering they are bulking agents that help stimulate your metabolism and further help shed extra kilos.

Now, how do fiber rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, et al really function in order to cut down on your body fat? So they even help you lose weight or is it just a myth?

According to Aashima Chopra, Dietician, Paras Bliss Panchkula, “Fiber feeds the friendly bacteria in the gut known as gut flora. All this bacteria too needs to eat well. This is where fiber steps in. It passes through the digestive system mostly unchanged, reaching the friendly bacteria in the intestine that end up digesting the fiber and turning it into usable energy.”

What is fiber?

Most of you may not know that fiber is a carbohydrate present in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, et al, but aren’t easily digested by the body, so it passes quickly through your system without causing the blood sugar levels to spike. This is mostly why diabetics are advised to eat more fiber-rich foods. Fiber is classified into soluble and insoluble fibers, depending on whether they dissolve in liquids. Most of you may not know that fiber is a carbohydrateHow does fiber help in losing weight?

Bacteria in our gut play a key role in various aspects of health, which may include health management, immunity, brain function and blood sugar control among others. Now, in order to function well, these bacteria need to be well-fed. Fiber is responsible for reaching the gut bacteria undigested that end up digesting the fiber.

One of the key functions of fiber in losing weight is to reduce your appetite and making you feel satiated for longer. This in turn prevents hunger pangs and cravings. Soluble fiber like pectins and glucomannan tend to thicken in water and form a gel-like substance that sits in the gut. This substance then delays the emptying of the stomach and increases the time it takes to digest and absorb nutrients; all this results in a feeling of fullness…

FINISH READING: Do Fiber Rich Foods Help In Losing Weight? – NDTV Food



7/30/2018 MONDAY Day 25


Weigh-In = maybe tomorrow

Total Calories = 706

Total Fat grams = 7

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 8.9%

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That half pound attached to the 155.5 lb. reading on the scale this past Friday bothered me, so I weighed myself this morning (Monday) at 4:14 AM, even though my rule was to weigh-in only once a week on Fridays.

Obviously I woke up feeling a little lighter, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it.

So, yes. That half pound is history.

Now, instead of losing a total of 7 lbs. in a little over three weeks, the new total is 7.5 lbs. lost.

Oops, now that new half pound marker bothers me. I don’t like to do anything halfway.

I’m going to knock that half pound off the planet.

Slow doesn’t always win the race. Slow might not even complete the race if the turtle slows to a snail’s pace and gets scooped up for supper along the way.

I’m at the head of the stretch, there’s no more time for maneuvering. Put the pedal to the metal.

If my brain hasn’t gotten the message that I can eat responsibly without it having to put me in emergency mode to slow my metabollism, because it thinks I’m starving, then my brain needs to be taught who’s in charge here. I’m a contributing factor to how I exercise my freedom to use my instincts as I choose.

Counting today (30 July) I have 11 days till the final weigh-in.



7/22/2018 SUNDAY Day 17

Weigh-In = Friday only

Total Calories = 1092

Total Fat grams = 25.75

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 21%

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7/16/2018 MONDAY Day 11

Weigh-In = Friday only

Total Calories = 606.3

Total Fat grams = 17.1

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .25 or 25%

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7/14/2018 SATURDAY Day 9

Weigh-In = Friday only

Total Calories = 788.1

Total Fat grams = 25.95g

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 30%

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7/6 to 7/13 Stats Reviewed For AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet

SCALE 7:13:2018 FRIDAY

7/6/2018 to 7/13/2018

Start weight = 162.5

162.5 lbs. minus last week 158.5 lbs. now = 4 lb. fat-loss

Total Calories for week = 8033.65 | per day average = 1147.6

Total Fat grams for week = 135.68 | per day average = 19.38

135.68 x 9 cal./gram = 1221.12 Fat Calories | per day average = 174.4

1221.12 divided by 8033.65 = 15% Fat Calorie to Total Calorie Ratio

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7/13/2018 Friday Day 8

Weigh-In = 158.5 lbs.

Total Calories = 1086.5

Total Fat grams = 33.4

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .28 or 28%

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7/10/2018 TUESDAY Day 5

Weigh-In = 158 lbs.

Total Calories = 1496

Total Fat grams = 24.6

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .15 or 15%

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7/09/2018 MONDAY Day 4

Weigh-In = 158.5 lbs.

Total Calories = 626.90

Total Fat grams = 11.2 

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = .16 or 16%

Link for CHILILESS CHILI: https://fat-freechef.com/2018/07/10/chililess-chili/

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7/8/2018 SUNDAY – Day 3

Weigh-In 158.5 lbs

Total Calories = 932.75

Total Fat grams = 9.16

Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 9%

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