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Diet and Exercise

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:38 pm
by TheCatt
Fitbit: You burned 2,031 calories!
Strava: You burned 1,232 calories.

Same exact exercise. Both have my correct weight and heart rate information. Strava has my power information (Wattage/cycling) in addition.

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Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 am
by TheCatt
More support for low carb diets, particularly for people who have larger insulin spikes.

The subjects on the low-carb diet also had the sharpest declines in a hormone called ghrelin, which is produced in the stomach. Ghrelin promotes hunger and body fat, and it lowers energy expenditure. Suppressing ghrelin may be one reason the low-carb diet increased metabolism, the authors noted.

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:40 am
by Leisher

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:48 am
by TheCatt

The study conflates normal people's eating with specific low-carb diets, which is misleading. They just took people's existing eating habits and broke those into quartiles for comparisons.

They did not specifically look at ketogenic/paleo diets, which tends towards lower carb averages than the studied groups. Also, there are many different ways to implement low-carb. I don't eat breads/pastas, but I do eat lots of veggies and some berries, and also nuts. All of which are healthy.

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:45 pm
by Leisher
Thanks. Exactly the type of feedback I was looking to get.

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:33 pm
by TheCatt
So I have two scales, both measure body fat. They've always agreed, until today. Today they disagreed by 3.5%. I mean, the key thing is weight + fat are going down, but just interesting how much they suddenly diverged. I hadn't checked body fat since before the Vegas/OMAD thing, so I've dropped a good 7/8 lbs since.

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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:51 pm
by GORDON
My scale is getting wonky, after a decade. I can take back to back readings and have a 3 pound discrepancy.

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:09 am
by TheCatt
32 pounds lost. 25-30 to go. Have 4 months to get there.

Resting heart rate was 55 today. Lowest it's been in a long, long time.

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:01 pm
by GORDON
You know you've been faithful to the diet when you stop pooping.

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:02 pm
by GORDON
TheCatt wrote:Source of the post 32 pounds lost. 25-30 to go. Have 4 months to get there.

Resting heart rate was 55 today. Lowest it's been in a long, long time.


Cripes. I can't imagine losing another 30 and being 190. My distorted body image would make me think I was an unhealthy scarecrow.

What's your goal weight?

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:07 pm
by TheCatt
180 +/-

GORDON wrote:Source of the post You know you've been faithful to the diet when you stop pooping

This is truer than I'd like it to be. I even started taking fiber to help move things along, and it kinda helped, but not enough.

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:32 pm
by Leisher
My goal weight is 600 so I can be on the show.

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:35 pm
by GORDON
The only reason I don't really plan on getting super fat when the kid is away is that... it seems like it would hurt to be a big fat fatty. Sore back, bad feet, the die-beetus, trouble sleeping, sounds sucky.

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:35 pm
by GORDON
Got the low-carb jim-jams, tonight. I want to go out and buy 2 pounds of french fries from Wendy's.

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 am
by TheCatt
GORDON wrote:Source of the post Got the low-carb jim-jams, tonight. I want to go out and buy 2 pounds of french fries from Wendy's.

Yeah, those days are the worst.

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:29 am
by Leisher
I'm both dreading and looking forward to my lifestyle change coming in the new year. My brother-in-law and I are working on a bet related to our efforts.

I need lunch ideas. I've been thinking of just cooking up some chicken tits and a green veggie for lunch, but I'm guessing that'd get old fast. Anyone got any good lunch recipes? The easier, the better.

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:49 am
by TheCatt
Leisher wrote:Source of the post I need lunch ideas. I've been thinking of just cooking up some chicken tits and a green veggie for lunch, but I'm guessing that'd get old fast. Anyone got any good lunch recipes? The easier, the better.

So, the best thing about my current diet: No lunch. Or breakfast. Makes meal planning really easy.

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:02 am
by Leisher
TheCatt wrote:Source of the post
Leisher wrote:Source of the post I need lunch ideas. I've been thinking of just cooking up some chicken tits and a green veggie for lunch, but I'm guessing that'd get old fast. Anyone got any good lunch recipes? The easier, the better.

So, the best thing about my current diet: No lunch. Or breakfast. Makes meal planning really easy.


Yeah, I can't do that. I don't want to diet. I want a lifestyle change.

The most weight I ever lost (30 pounds in 30 days) came from a diet/exercise program I did with the Wii Fit. I did an hour of Wii Fit a day and ate breakfast/lunch/dinner, but sensibly.

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:09 am
by TheCatt
I work from home, so I may be a bad person to ask. But for a simple lunch, I make up a mixing bowl of greens, add dressing and nuts, then some grilled chicken. About 600 calories, the dressing is mostly fat (no sugar), so it's filling.

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:12 am
by Leisher
I'm down with balsamic vinegar, so not many calories there.