Daily Archives: September 20, 2014

Have fun with these new photos, took them in the bedroom again instead of the living room for better lighting.

Someone asked about weight control for CD/TS a while ago and there’s no better time to talk about it than during a season change. For me, calorie is still the magic word.  Some believe in “healthy food” and “unhealthy food”, some believe in carbohydrates, some simply give up and blame all on genetics. At the end of the day, someone with 1200 calorie daily intake will always lose weight even if they eat only cheese and ranch dressing. This has actually been proven many times, simply reducing calorie intake per day will make someone loss weight no matter what type of food they eat. Of course, they might end up with scurvy or something if they completely avoid vital vitamins. The point is, calorie is the most important contributor to weight loss or weight gain.

However, I don’t count calories. It’s useful but very difficult to keep up, even with those health apps that allows you to input what you eat and count the calories for you. More often than not people will do it for a few days and eventually give up, just like how everyone give up on new years’ resolution. I find it much easier to get into a pattern than trying to control my every move every single day. My normal daily intake is between 1500 and 2500 calories, I know it without counting because I counted for a week and then just stick to always eating similar type of food everyday. Time to time I do go out and pig out on a single 1000+ calorie meal which will likely push the daily intake above 3000. I would keep that in mind and make sure the same won’t happen again until at least a week later. It’s the same idea that some people allow one day per week to be care free day.

Also, some amount of fat is good. Genetic females have higher percentage of fat than males, that’s why they often look “softer”. A softer look is almost always preferred for CD/TS. That’s why I don’t believe the low carb high protein/ high calorie intense workout ways of diet suit CD/ TS. Both ways will yield unwanted muscle definition.

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