K here's what I'm facing.
When I had an operation when I was a kid to fix my underbite, doctor told me that I have no sinuses somewhere and he found that out when they had to jam tubes up my nose to keep me knocked out while I was knocked out.
When another doctor found that out, she explained that is likely the reason I dislike the foods I dislike. That a crazy as it may seem, smell effects taste in some cases.
So supposedly this is why I hate beans (in Chili I like beans, again, smell), peas and most veggies. Fruits are cool, I like apples and citrus fruits (just not grape fruit), grapes and stuff like that.
Anything spicy, zesty, italianish, some soul foods, sushi, certain asian foods, hamburgers, bratwursts, salty stuff, cheesy stuff, you get the picture. I like that stuff.
So I've been calorie counting and as far as I know I got it down to in worse case scenario a lil over 2000.
I have also discovered I like ice water which has helped obviously.
BUT! 3 or 4 weeks later after routinely (unless the damn weather is involved) draggin my ass a mile down and then back up a hill, I have had no noticeable loss in body fat. So needless to say I'm frustrated like hell.
I can't do the gym thing either (Yeah it gets better...) because some surgeon when I was a kid forgot to sew up one of my ear parts and that lead to an inner ear problem. The machines make me dizzy and I feel like a rat on a wheel in some cage.
But as frustrated as I am, I don't wanna quit. Just need real help with real results.
Some would likely say "Talk to your doctor." I've had bad experiences with doctors offices. Unless I'm in dire straights, I won't go. I feel they're overpaid anyway.
Most of my experiences are with the offices. Failure to bill the insurance companies properly due to insistent laziness and incompetency. Then they have the audacity to stick me with a bill because they don't want to file the paperwork properly. I'd rather die than see them get money that I should not be paying. Principle over "hush money".
But back on target I need answers. Someone needs to explain how the body burns fat. I don't need theories I need to know what is the truth. I don't have time for theories I wanna destroy this ****.
What I do know is this. The body breaks everything down into glucose. Meat, carbs, veggies, everything. Some things like meat take longer to break down.
Excess "fuel" is stored as fat. But from there, the mystery begins. No one explains how the body just whimsically decides "oh I think I'm gonna burn the fat today."
And I have some added confusion to it too. On top of that, supposedly if you don't eat enough, the body starts burning your own muscles because of the protein in them. What?! That kinna runs counter to the fat hangin off of the gut beggin to be burned doesn't it? You get the picture.
So what is the truth? Cuz I'm not paying to find out. I refuse to do that.