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  • I add in an additional actual meal for the day rather than one or more snacks. For me, by doing so, I end up at around maintenance on a "hungry day" instead of 1-5K calories over it.
  • Go ahead and perfect your situp/pushup/run numbers/times for your age group. There are numerous APFT preparedness plans/routines/schedules just a Google away. But you might want to pay attention to this and keep an eye on if it is on track to be implemented in 15 months as originally proposed:…
  • Which meme should I use to illustrate my shock. Decisions, Decisions.... :)
  • Without knowing the height/measurements of that mannequin to verify it is true, who can say for sure. Nike's extended sizing is 1X-3X. To me, that mannequin is easily over a size 20 considering at my highest weight I wore size 22, frequently tightly, was still in obese class I by BMI, and my waist circumference was nowhere…
  • I move my digital scale daily, from cabinet to floor and back to cabinet, because I do not have the bathroom floor space to dedicate to it. I do place it in the same spot on that hard surface floor to weigh, though. More out of woo woo voodoo superstition than any actual, factual reason. It's also a travel scale (marketed…
  • I made no post stifling or criticizing anyone, let alone the sharing of information in an online forum to improve patient education. I was adding to the list of rule outs, not subtracting. That's it. The entire reason I bothered to post. Good luck? That's a bit fatalistic, don't you think? There's only three differential…
  • lol. Have you ever read even one actual definition of what constitutes the ketogenic diet? It absolutely is all about high fat. In fact, the fat:protein ratio must be 4:1 or 3:1 for it to be the ketogenic diet. If you are eating at a ratio of 2:1 or 1:1, you aren't eating the ketogenic diet; you are eating the modified…
  • I sometimes keep weird hours. And if I get overtired while doing so, I can end up eating anywhere between 1-3 a.m. that I did not plan for. I have tried logging unplanned night grazing both ways now as far as which day to include it on. The quoted text is why I log late night/wee hours eating for the day it is still part…
  • lol. Yeah, like...I dunno...say, death. I don't think you can get more negative than that. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5661285/ 2% of Americans may not get enough, but 2% of hyperkalemic patients die as a direct result of it. https://www.goodrx.com/blog/these-drugs-can-mess-with-your-potassium/ If anyone…
  • I am surprised your orthopod's office isn't supplying nutritional information upon request. This is this the sort of stuff that usually lends itself extremely well to patient handouts so I'm not sure why it wasn't automatic. I would be surprised if s/he didn't routinely recommend eating a minimum of maintenance, more…
  • I weigh daily. For a while, it could derail me, but I powered through it and now can use it as the tool it is meant to be. That may not be the case for everyone as I had to get very objective about the data in order to do so. If you find it is negatively impacting your weight loss endeavors, and you can't shake it doing…
  • Yes. As you acknowledge it isn't true for all men and, indeed, some men are just kittenholes. Even married ones. Plenty of stories posted in the past 20+ years to the Internets (and even here, in these forums) from women whose relationships suffered, or even ended, just because their husbands no longer found them sexually…
  • No concurrent food/food intolerance/food allergy necessary for someone to have this. It can be due to an increase in body temperature alone if it is from cholinergic urticaria. This illustrates why medical diagnosis is the gold standard - since there is more than one pathophysiology behind the occurrence of, and the list…
  • Just for funsies, here's a great abstract concerning this NSAIDs sequela. What I like about this topic is they considered total dose of 1.8 g/day a high dose yet the US Armed Forces pass out 800 mg Motrin (ibuprofen), frequently scripted out TID so 2.4 g/day, like they are candy (i.e., generous and frequent refill…
  • NSAIDs in and of themselves absolutely can and will cause salt and fluid retention in some people, even at suggested doses by label. It is a well known possible side effect of them. Just because they are available over-the-counter does not make NSAIDs benign and harmless drugs.
  • I eat twice a day so my calories per meal can be significant. I no longer snack unless it is planned for an event/occasion like favorite series finale, movie, etc. I eat a minimum of two servings of fruit, three servings of vegetable, and add supplemental protein/dairy/oils to calorie controlled/accounted for prepackaged…
  • O M G... THIS. This, so much, lol. I don't remember my feet being this veiny before I piled on 80+ lbs. of fat, either. Because I know they weren't. Makes me want to go through and see if I have any pictures from back when I was 140 lbs. of my feet to compare the extent of it, lol. I mean, I understand the physiology…
  • Congratulations on finding a way of eating/eating plan that is proving to be the most effective for you. That is so awesome! It's taken me over a decade to finally hit upon mine (knock on wood so I don't jinx myself, lol), so I know how euphoric it is. :) The ketogenic diet is not a low carb diet. It is a very low carb…
  • Close enough to being correct in explanation to be definitely be correct in conclusion. Heed the advice and get reexamined if you (anyone reading) ever notice vision changes with weight loss.
  • There must be a differentiation between if a person has alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is not necessary to be a heavy drinker and/or an alcoholic to develop AFLD. And if it is AFLD, there should be NO drinking of alcohol, not even in moderation. If your current primary…
  • You need to be eating at a minimum of maintenance level calorie-wise for a minimum of until you are fully healed - 2-12 weeks (non-specific, generic range), depending on what your surgeon says based on what s/he did to you surgical technique-wise. And only engage in the physical exercises your healthcare team approves you…
  • Allegedly (hearsay as I've never used personally), Floradix brand products are supposed to be be gentle on the gastrointestinal tract and not constipating. Or so I read at some point on one health/weight loss forum or another since I bookmarked it in response to someone's post in the event I ever need to look into iron…
  • Need a reverse Captain American meme for this, please; I don't understand this reference. What is a "smile line"? The crease where your butt cheeks meet your upper thigh (aka, gluteal sulcus or horizontal gluteal crease) from the rear? Or are you talking about the visible rounding of ones mons pubis (aka, mons Venus) from…
  • The chart is off. Use one from a reputable .gov website. According to the OP's link, I am in the overweight category now @ 196 lbs. and BMI of 30 since the cutoff for obese according to the chart is 200 lbs. for my height. In reality I am still in the obese category with a BMI right now of 30.7. I won't finally be in the…
  • Hahahaha. Love different perspectives; what a view they can give. :) Sure, it's an informal and lazier version of "Do you have any questions?" But as a result it is supposed to be a more friendly and nonintimidating colloquialism so an accurate response is more often evoked vs. when the more formal phrasing is used. Lesson…
  • Online smoking cessation support group - really helped when I quit nicotine back in 2006. Many great ideas of how to deal with cravings can usually be found on. Whatever you do, stay away from nuts and seeds, no matter how tempting they may be. Upping your protein and fiber for a bit, so more a 1:1 fat:protein ratio than…
  • If you are going to try "keto", which is usually the modified Atkins diet (MAD) version of the ketogenic diet being sold as "keto" vs. the 4:1 (or even 3:1) fat:protein ratio and carefully calorie controlled actual ketogenic diet, mind as well just try the 2003 version of Atkins as laid out in the published book before Dr.…
  • Americone Dream is the first flavor in a long time I've liked of full fat/sugar B&Js. Tried a core flavor once several years ago - a caramel one - and it was so gross I only ate about 1/4 to 1/3 of the pint. It's probably still in my friends freezer if I were to visit again since he thought it was pretty vile, too.
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