Weighing nearly 400 pounds, man walks off half his weight

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    Feb 01, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
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    Phill Novak's health was rapidly-declining when he weighed 387 pounds

    After a scare, he started walking daily and eating a low-carb diet

    Novak lost 192 pounds and now runs 20-30 miles a week

    "I've never been happier in my life," says Novak

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/diet.fitness/02/01/weightloss.phill.novak/index.html
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    Feb 01, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    Awesome story! I love to hear about stories like this when people take control over their eating and lose massive amounts of weight.
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    Feb 01, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    Yep.

    I tell this story to fat people constantly.

    Walk.

    They say, "What about abs?"

    I say "Walk!"
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    Feb 02, 2008 12:54 AM GMT
    That was TRULY awe inspiring! Thanks for sharing Caslon!!!
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    Feb 02, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    As Martin Lawrence would say "Gets ta steppin!!"
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    Feb 07, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    The reality is that most of that weight loss was due to the low-carb diet, not the walking.

    How the media disses low-carb diets
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    Feb 07, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    paradox saidThe reality is that most of that weight loss was due to the low-carb diet, not the walking.

    How the media disses low-carb diets


    WOW! Very interesting.
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    Feb 07, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    Whats even more interesting is how that reporter tries to downplay the significance of exercise. While I admit that the low carb diet contributed to these weightloss this author leaves out a few specific thing.

    first by exercising you are gaining lean muscle which raise your metabolism and lets you burn fat better, so his 12 pound calculation could easily be off

    second the fact that the diet was low carb didnt matter for shit. The author forgets the simple fact that the diet had to be low CALORIE. I can eat low carb, and a few thousand calories a day and still gain weight. In fact it is easier to eat high calorie when on a low carb diet because you consume more fats which have higher caloric density. Weightloss has to do with calorie consumption not the number of carbs you eat
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    Feb 07, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    "In fact it is easier to eat high calorie when on a low carb diet because you consume more fats which have higher caloric density."

    It may be easier for some. For me, fat intake is self-limiting because excessively greasy food gives me indigestion. My experience and that of many other successful low-carbers is that meals of protein, fat, and reduced carbs sate the appetite.

    When I was in my weight-loss phase, a large salad and 6oz of steak/chicken/tuna/etc. at noon would sate my appetite for six hours. However, a large carb-laden plate of mixed whole grains, beans, and veggies, typical of my previous, largely vegetarian diet, would leave me famished two hours later. The non-sating and addictive nature of carbohydrates are what make me overeat.