>Weight loss is a no no in the old fat acceptance movement but those of us in the New Fat Acceptance Movement see weight loss or weight gain as a personal choice and private matter.  Many fatlings attempt weight loss because they have reasons for wanting to lose weight. Most of the time those reasons are valid. Sadly most of the methods fatlings employ simple don’t work and some are very dangerous such as very low calorie diets, weight loss surgery and low carb diets.

Our friend and leanling CG Brady is here to offer practical and effective weight loss advice for those of you who think it would be a good idea to lose weight. Take it away CG!


How to Safely and Effectively Lose Weight and Stay Lean and Healthy by CG Brady

It’s been said before but it bears repeating, the one thing all commercial weight loss methods have in common is none of them work. Think about it. If only one out of the thousands of diet schemes out their that promise to be a panacea actually worked the secret would be out and the obesity numbers would be dropping instead of rising. It’s a no brainer.

Proud FA, Fat Bastard and Coach Gains can tell you what weight gain and weight loss is all simply a matter of calories in vs calories out. I know there is a lot of pseudoscience that may say otherwise but pseudoscience if usually wrong.

As American we a are greedy shallow bunch. Look at what a vulgar display we have turned Christmas into? VULGAR! We are a food centric people whose social activities revolve around food. Dining out has become our national past time. Cooking is seen more of an inconvenience than a satisfying pursuit. Exercise is seen are torture rather than recreation.

Here are the basic mechanics for safe and healthy weight loss.

If you are over your ideal weight and you want to get to that weight you need to eat less and move more. It sounds simple but the devil is in the details. How every this devil is not nasty devil he’s more
like Hot Stuff. Here are the details.

Everyone has a metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories. You metabolic rate is broken down into two sections. One is your basal metabolic rate and the other is your active metabolic rate. Your basal metabolic rate is determined by your body weight and it relatively stable day to day depending on your body weight. If you have a high body weight you will have a high BMR if you have a low body weight you will have a low BMR.

Your active metabolic rate is determined mostly by how active you are. For instance, a lumberjack would have a much higher metabolic rate than an office worker. A lumberjack could easily burn 4000+ calories a day just from the work he does whereas a 175 pound male office worker may burn 900 calories from his daily physical activities.  His resting (basal) metabolic rate 1905 calories per day.    His typical daily activities burn 952 calories per day. His total calories burned is 2857 per day. If this guy wanted to eat only Subway low fat subs he would need to eat six and one half feet of sub sandwiches.

There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat!

The reason that you need to know your BMR is because that is the number you need to drop you daily caloric intake. If you eat at that rate the least amount of weight you will lose is 1 pound per week per 100 pounds of body weight. That means if you are 200 pounds you will at least lose 2 pounds in the first week. If you lose more it is because you are getting exercise.

You will need to design and eat 6 meals a day that together total your BMR. These meals must contain vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins and some healthy fats. I am not going to spoon feed you that information. You are going to find it out on your own from credible sources.

You need to decide if you want to do this. Are you OK with your obesity and its effect on you and others? If so stay fat but if not then lose weight.

It’s your choice.