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    Agree with you Carang. The other thing a lot of people don't like to hear is - it's pure mathematics. If input exceeds output -> fat storage.

    how to decrease fat storage? either decrease input, or increase output, or both. modify the input/output balance once body condition is at "ideal".

    I generally recommend cut calorie intake by 50% (cut food volume in half, but meal frequency stays the same) until a good condition is achieved, then increase intake a little to prevent furhter weight loss, decrease it again if weight starts to go back on. It's not rocket science!

    there's no magic food or diet that will make a big difference, a lot of dogs on low carb foods eat more of it and don't lose wt. some low carb foods are higher in protein (note, energy yield per gram of protein is the same as carbs), and others add fat to make it palatable.
    easier to stick with the same food and cut it back.


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    funny thing is... i can recommend exercise for the overweight dogs, but when it comes to myself, that's the LAST thing i want to hear!


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang
    funny thing is... i can recommend exercise for the overweight dogs, but when it comes to myself, that's the LAST thing i want to hear!
    Ha ha - I hear you but it works just as well ... which is why I spend my weekends hiking to make up for my weekdays eating!

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    I agree Carang about the exercise. Funny thing is though that his exercise regime hasn't changed...two good one hour hikes with some 'frisbee fetch' swimming every day plus about three half-hour ones. It really does seem to be the change in biscuit/diet that has done him a power of good.

    Whatever it is, he's looking good....and I daresay the extra exercise I'm getting (though the long walks are with a dog walker during the week, I take over at weekends) is doing me good too


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