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  • samuri
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    To be fair I don’t think the programme was aimed at people like us, people that already get the thing about exercise and a healthy balanced diet

    You realise you posted this on STW don’t you?

    Klunk
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    this 50:50 ratio thing ? throws up some interesting questions

    plain toast
    toast with butter.
    toast with butter and jam.
    thick toast with very thinly spread butter.
    thin toast dripping in butter.
    just butter.

    bikebouy
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    Horizon is deffo not the programme it once was, no where near.

    WobbleCam and OutoffocusCam and DistanceshotCam and InstragramCam are the norm now for any, repeat ANY, BBC2 programme whether it be fact based or fiction, both genre treated the same.

    PoS IMO.

    You know what I think, I think we ought to get a group of STW’ers together and a bloke with a iPhone in video mode and do a programme of the benefits of riding bikes outdoors, get Chips to provide the narrative… 😉

    We live in a society where people are more sedentary than ever.

    I was decorating yesterday, and I just happened to see my neighbours either side go off on various car journeys through the day. The shortest car trip was of less than 20 seconds, the longest perhaps a minute tops. I got asked to give somebody a lift at work not so long ago; didn’t ask where to, just agreed. Turned out to be the shops over the road. The walk to my car was a longer journey.

    @ klunk

    scratch the toast, make it a scone
    lashings of clotted cream
    large dollop of jam

    Is it just me, or is Horizon generally not the series it once was?

    It’s not just you.

    I recorded this, but I think I’ll skip it after reading this thread.

    I’m already down with the natural-stuff-and-exercise-is-good-for-you thing. Barring the odd scone with cream and jam, of course.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    To be fair I don’t think the programme was aimed at people like us, people that already get the thing about exercise and a healthy balanced diet

    You realise you posted this on STW don’t you?

    😆

    On a tangent: It’s nice how even TV shows which have nothing to do with cycling squeeze bikes and TdF anecdotes in now.

    I recorded this, but I think I’ll skip it after reading this thread.

    Worth a watch tbh, don’t just take the clever dick/armchair expert brigade’s word for it. The show didn’t make any claims beyond it’s scope and the bit with the science lady near the end wis very interesting.

    piemonster
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    We live in a society where people are more sedentary than they’ve ever been. When you see black and white photos of a collection of, say, miners, how many of them are overweight?

    I’m increasingly astonished by some folks laziness when it comes to short journeys. It’s probably become more marked in my observations since moving to Scotland because everyone I know has been met through running or biking. With the exception of GFs friends and work colleagues. But it is astonishing that mere minutes of walking justify a car journey.

    There’s no doubt that the proliferation of processed crap pretending to be food is a massive influence.

    But it’s a bit of a flawed comparison with oldun days photos of miners. There’s not much chance of their evening meal being Chicago Town microwave pizzas? No doubt, in general they’d still have been thinner simply due to the high work load. Not that they’d have been any healthier, not with coal dust.

    piemonster
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    To be fair I don’t think the programme was aimed at people like us, people that already get the thing about exercise and a healthy balanced diet

    You realise you posted this on STW don’t you?

    😯 😆

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Are biscuits 50:50? This would explain why I have to eat the whole packet once opened.

    Despite getting through three packets of biscuits and some home-made rocky road since Sunday I’ve just dipped to 68.3kg, as my wife’s been doing a Slimming World/Hairy Bikers thing this month so our teas have been lower carb than usual.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    To be fair I don’t think the programme was aimed at people like us, people that already get the thing about exercise and a healthy balanced diet

    You get the diet and the exercise, but do you also get that fatness is contagious? One or two exceptional papers out recently that have demonstrated this phenomenon – gut flora being the key players.
    Suggests that if you’re trying to lose weight, you must cut off all interaction with fat people.

    mogrim
    Member

    So… cheesecake is out? Even home made? 🙁

    Keva
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    cake = bad
    ice cream = bad
    trans fats = bad
    processed food = bad

    pretty obvious really.

    xcgb
    Member

    I’m increasingly astonished by some folks laziness

    Yeah My neighbours regularly drive to the local pub, and shop which can be walked in 3 mins tops!

    They are just signing up to a gym (that they will drive to) as “they need to start excercising!”

    Gym will last 2 weeks just like last time

    emsz
    Member

    So… cheesecake is out? Even home made?

    No, just don’t live off it

    Premier Icon miketually
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    cake = bad goooood
    ice cream = bad gooooood

    ftfy

    I had a left over Yorkshire pudding with cookie dough ice cream and honey on Sunday. It was lush.

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    I found it quite interesting, the muscle loss on the “Atkins” diet was quite worrying but I would like to see them do the same diets with a proper exercise regime for the month and see what the results were then ?
    I wonder whether the increased protein of the fat Diet, combined with exercise would have had a bigger effect regarding fat loss without the muscle loss.

    The interesting bit for me was the difference the 2 diets made come lunchtime, given the same calorie intake at breakfast.

    It was quite shocking how much the sugar guy ate until he felt full as compared to the Fat diet brother.

    Ties in with 4HB / Idave 30g of protein for breakfast (Within 1/2hr of waking ideally)

    The “switching off” of the part of the brain that says “Im full now” on the 50/50 mix was quite scary too…..
    Kind of explains why if I have a Jammy Dodger, I`ll do the packet :o(

    I can be slow on the uptake sometimes but my illusions of STWers has been shattered! I thought that most of you were super fit cyclists with sub 10% body fat and that I was one of the few ‘fat but reasonably fit’ people on here!

    piemonster
    Member

    Gym will last 2 weeks just like last time

    On the plus side, I’ll be able to book those one to one Pilates sessions as the instructors diary frees up.

    mogrim
    Member

    emsz – Member
    So… cheesecake is out? Even home made?

    No, just don’t live off it

    Yay! emsz stamp of approval! That’s good enough for me 🙂

    But should I make a 70s style cold cheesecake, or Nigella’s baked NYC variety? Decisions, decisions…

    hilldodger
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    wobbliscott – Member
    …..I thought that most of you were super fit cyclists with sub 10% body fat

    Nope, is the home of an unusually high proprtion of people who can’t lose weight by eating less food but are very good at wiki explaining why it’s not their fault

    mogrim
    Member

    Nope, is the home of an unusually high proprtion of people who can’t lose weight by eating less food but are very good at wiki explaining why it’s not their fault

    … and BMI is a hopeless faulty measurement, and doesn’t apply to them as individuals.

    Premier Icon rone
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    Exercise is good for you in lots of ways but I’ve never found weight loss to be one of the true benefits.

    Rode for 18 years, average around 350-400 miles a month, and it always makes me too hungry to restrict calories.

    Upshot is, stay at more or less the same weight.

    Body adapts I reckon.

    Though I suppose it’s quite possible to have a ‘fit’ heart and muscles and be a bit overweight, as was my mate – 18st, plenty of mad endurance rides, good runs on the Etape, Strathpuffer, TransWales etc. But he’s overweight.

    It’s all one huge contradictive mess.

    Generally you put weight on over a lifetime, everything else is a temporary battle against what the hardwiring in your body needs to do.

    There is one thing for sure though, heavily processed food is not the way to go.

    Shaun20
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    Don’t worry about any of this soon people will not be able to afford food and fuel. But hey we will all be getting healthier……..Result!

    alaslas
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    One of the points they made was that muscle is part of the body’s endocrine system. Sacrificing it with a high protein diet where the body relies on ketosis for glucose production is an unhealthy outcome, and inefficient too, as the bike test confirmed.

    The conclusion was a good deconstruction of fad diets like paleo, to be fair. They weren’t making claims about weight loss necessarily – it was more oriented towards understanding our obeseogenic culture and methods for staying healthy in it than advising on how to reduce body fat.

    The 50:50 fat:sugar ratio thing was a bit of a revelation, I thought. It’s remarkable that mammals will gorge on that stuff beyond any sense of satiety, the point being that it taps into the psychology of addiction rather than eating ‘to live’.

    As for exercise and weight loss, most people would be surprised how many empty calories they eat because of their perception of effort. Also, the more you eat, the more you want to eat, so there’s a degree of will power to assert in weight loss through exercise.

    Wonder what the cheesecake reared Rats taste like though… 😕

    the thing that bugged me was I kept forgetting which one of the two was eating what.. as I scoffed my 120g of Dairy Milk.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    The bit that bothered me is that, although I like ice cream, I find all doughnuts pretty unpleasant – and easily know when I’ve had enough cake etc.

    It’s salty, fatty snacks that are my achilles heel – unfortunately not mentioned.

    alaslas
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    A lot of salty, fatty snacks have sugar in too, deviously. Mass produced pizza being a good example. Ratios of salt, fat and sugar are manipulated to reach a ‘bliss point’. I think people need to wake up to the iniquity of the big food corporations – simple messages like those of the horizon program are to be encouraged.

    Well it’s had one effect, I passed on my usual 11am chcolate bar.

    My only criticism of the program was it didn’t seperate high protein and high fat diets. What would they have shown if there’d been tripplets?

    Muscle loss on high protein diets?

    Someone should tell all the bodybuilders, weightlifters and gymnasts.

    They’ll be delighted to know they’ve been doing it wrong for years.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Muscle loss on high protein diets?

    Someone should tell all the bodybuilders, weightlifters and gymnasts.

    I think it was on low carb diets, where the body turns muscle into sugars?

    alaslas
    Member

    Body builders aren’t doing cardio. And they probably have some carbs in their diet too. It’s well known in body building circles the effects of exercising in a fasted state.

    The twin eating a pure fat/protein diet also had an alarming change in his insulin resistance over a period of only a month.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Muscle loss on high protein diets?

    Did you watch it?

    It was more accurately a low-carb diet.

    The twin eating a pure fat/protein diet also had an alarming change in his insulin resistance over a period of only a month.

    But never mind that, “iDave FTW” eh?

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    It wasn’t iDave !!

    It was effectively an Atkins diet with Zero Carbs which relies on Ketosis for weight loss

    This is not iDave / 4HB (But is constantly trotted out as such on here) 🙄

    From what I remember, the iDave diet allowed as much veg or things like lentils, pulses, chickpeas, beanz (not Heinz baked) as you wanted didn’t it?

    Premier Icon miketually
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    The iDiet wasn’t low carb, it was slow carb. You were encouraged to eat lots of beans and veg, so were eating carbs.

    crikey
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    Where’s molgrips?

    He should be all over this thread like binners on a pasty, telling us how complicated it is.

    Is he unwell?

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