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How To Lose Fat (and What Not To Do)

Discussion in 'Weight' started by javacody, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Nova

    Nova Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    I hope to be one of the first known cases of an individual who goes from obese to normal by following Peatist principles. ;)

    I'll keep you posted on how that goes.

    Amen to all of the above. I've been dieting since I was 8 or 9 years old. I've tried just about anything and everything, stopping short of gastric bypass. Finding the ever elusive equilibrium is like hunting for leprechauns on unicorn-back for me.

    Peat principles are really the only diet-type thing I've ever had real success with that hasn't required me to make massive changes and slog through a bunch of food or supplements that I hated. I eat pasta 2-4 times a week, mostly ramen. I have an addiction and I've just begun to wean myself off of my favorite pre-packaged noodle treat in favor of a healthier rice noodle-based version.

    I eat a lot of jasmine and Japanese short grain rices too. I drink a lot of Pepsi with real sugar and overly sweetened iced tea. So far, I've lost almost 60lbs with my lax, starchy version of Peat diet. Yet I know there are gaps and I'm slowly taking steps to address them. I'm eating more fruit and eating more low fat dairy products. And I'm averaging 1-2 quarts of Peat-friendly ice cream per week, so I guess that's progress.

    There isn't a manual for how to "do" Peat diet. That's what makes it unique, I think. Most diets have dogma attached to them and a bunch of shiny, happy people offering up amazing testimonials and pics of transformed bodies. Peat diet (insomuch as there is such a thing) doesn't have any of that. There isn't any one "right" way to follow Peat's dietary suggestions or to implement Peat inspired principles in one's life. This way of doing things is much more free-flowing, imo. Metaphysical, even, if you dare go there.

    It's a way of doing things and a way of being in your own body. So it's more than just a diet or a dogma or a story about a generic ancestor named Grok. It's less than the near militant religion of certain sects of veganism or the overly complex regimens cooked up for/by the rich pop stars. The Peatian way is somewhere in the middle, I suppose.

    It's a lot to take in, which is way it has taken me nearly 2 years to even begin the process...