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  • So, you posted a ton of links here. However, did you check the reliability of the sources? Who set up the study? Do they gain any profit at all from the presented result? Were reliable research methods used and respected? Was the information accurately interpreted? I recommend collecting both PRO and CON content to…
  • I wouldn't really define 'healthy food' as 'food low in carbs, fats and calories'. I think that's quite a wrong view on what 'healthy' means. However, I'd stick with vegetable milks - preferably unsweetened and organic. - They generally contain less fats and calories than normal milks - No pesticide or hormone residues -…
  • Try a different diet. Sounds like low-carb is just nothing for you. There is no one-size-fits-all-approach in dieting - if there was, we'd already have our one proven miracle solution. There's no point in trying the same thing over and over again when you keep failing at it and keep experiencing the same symptoms. Don't…
  • One dish I love would be rice noodles with broccolini and chickpeas, with some tamari to finish off. I don't think rice should be dry when cooked. Maybe the following hints help; - 2 parts water for 1 part rice - wait for the water the boil, then lower heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer for about 30 mins after that…
  • Thanks again for your recommendations! Your input is extremely helpful.
  • Thanks for your thorough explanation! The progressive exercises BecomingBane linked will certainly help me take my exercises up a notch, when needed!
  • Thank you for joining in, Brian! Whilst looking for some muscle gain (primarily in the upper body - running has given me quite muscular legs already), I'm certainly not looking for attaining a very bulky look. I suppose I'm looking for a good balance.
  • Thanks for your input! Lifting heavy technically is an option - I've done it before (some years ago) for about a year. However, for some reason it simply didn't make me feel 'good' - the same good running, HIIT and body-weight exercises would give me. That's why I prefer not to do lifting - I do want to push myself to my…
  • Am I right to say that the term 'calisthenics' is in essence the same as a 'bodyweight' workout? Thanks for your suggestion. I see many bodyweight exercising plans are using the term calisthenics.
  • Thanks for your answer! At first glance, the site you provided seems very useful indeed. I hear you talk about the recommendation for vegans to eat 10% MORE protein than they usually would. I've read from several sources that 10% of calories coming from protein would be enough for a vegan - however I don't know if this…
  • As Alan mentioned - this will be different for anyone depending on your height, weight, age, gender, daily activity level (desk job vs personal trainer), how much you actually push yourself during the program; and genes certainly also have their part in this.
  • ... "The ability to digest lactose during the period of breast-feeding is essential to the health of the infant as demonstrated by congenital lactase deficiency that is fatal if not recognized very early after birth. However, following the first few months of life, lactase activity starts to decrease (lactase…
  • The milk debate: The problem is that there is little evidence of humans indeed generally not being lactose tolerant. Results are silenced by the government and hidden deep within the archives. The whole milk industry is funded by the government and hard scientific evidence highlighting its negative impact would be…
  • "Greatly reducing gluten" will indeed not cause you to lose weight unless you have a sensitivity/intolerance. Many people ofcourse claim this - just eliminating all bread and snacks whilst not substituting with other high-carb sources. This leads to the false conclusion that gluten make you lose weight - while it's…
  • Eating out you don't just pay for the food you eat. You pay a service fee (cooking, serving) and you could say you pay a "rent" for the time you're occupying a chair. (usually to-go is cheaper) Buy only fresh, non-processed foods and you get optimal health at a minimal price.
  • If for whatever reason you still want to consume "lots" of protein (which is useless really) - and you have tons of money to spend - then you can buy vegan protein powders (pea, soy, hemp).
  • You don't really need 'lots' of protein. The new Western fad nowadays is an overload of protein. Besides, plant proteins are digested differently from animal proteins.Plant proteins generally contains more different amino acids than animal protein. [Young VR, Pellett PL. Plant proteins in relation to human protein and…
  • I've burned through both months of Insanity. (And am now doing MAX30.. God.) I've been following the meal plan, eating 2.600 calories a day as to where, before that, I used to eat 1.600. In those two months I did gain 2-3kg. However, in the end I looked way more fit, muscular and toned. I would simply go with the…
  • For some reason, people's comments make it aound as if recovery shakes have anything to do with protein intake or are the same as protein shakes.. They're not the same, don't serve the same purpose and can't be compared.
  • I've finished Insanity recently. I assume you haven't read the nutrition guide provided, as it is explained in there what the recovery shake is good for and when to take it. As stated there, you burn through your glycogen stores when doing Insanity. The point of the shake is to recover your glycogen as soon as possible, as…
  • IMO looking for local farmers to buy your products is better, finding ones that don't use pesticides/use natural enemies. Because as mentioned before, pesticides are indeed also found on organic-labelled brands. As some others have mentioned too, I focus on buying the purest, least processed food possible. I buy grass-fed…
  • Am I crazy to feel appealed to the armed forces' regimen?
  • Trans/Electronics. While it ain't -at all- the music I normally listen to, they give that extra kick during workouts (exactly when you need it!) Tomorrowland playlists have quite good artist/song mixes. - Tomorrowland being the largest annual electronic music festival held in the world, taking place in Belgium. -David…
  • How long have you been on hormones, assuming you already started? I would say give the hormones the time to start working. Certainly after an orchidectomy, oestrogen should be taking the upperhand and naturally balance everything out. As for losing weight, eating in a deficit will do the trick. I would however recommend to…
  • Actually I'm quite sure I've read something among the same lines. Although it was about store-bought dairy. Due to the the diet the animals are given, there's more omega-6 than there is omega-3 in the milk. Organic milk also has a more favourable balance of the two fatty acids than conventional milk. Long-term high omega-6…
  • About 6 years ago I used to have an eating disorder. Due to severe malnutrition, my heart, kidneys and liver were failing. I was estimated to live for roughly 6 more weeks. Today that's long past me. I'm healthy, exercising, eating clean, varied and enough. I'm no longer having self-destructive thoughts about body or food.…
  • Either Quest Bars. Or Oh Yeah! Victory Bars. Personally I prefer the latter because I like the tastes better, they're also glutenfree (in case you're sensitive) and have no artificial flavours or sweeteners.
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