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  • Yeah, that's what I've read too. I would test when symptomatic (since apparently it tends to be more reliable when one has symptoms and the symptoms are so similar to a cold or the like) or if not, I'd wait as long as possible before the people you are trying to protect. I've also heard that planes aren't really that risky…
  • Yeah, the rules in Chicago too. There were various places (some restaurants and bars, all theaters and music venues I am aware of, my gym, some workplaces) that were requiring either vaccines or (in some cases) either the vaccine or a negative test, but as of 1/3, proof of vaccine has been required for restaurants, bars,…
  • My reading of the piece is that they think closing in person school should be avoided (or a very last resort) as in Europe. I agree with you that at this point lockdowns or closing businesses makes no sense -- I don't think anywhere in the US is even considering that -- but that closing in person school before other…
  • It is in some parts of the US currently, such as where I live. (Not complaining, just noting it.)
  • Oh, I missed that too. Yeah, the numbers make sense then, and no biggie going over IMO.
  • Total fat isn't "misleading." It's one of three macros, and many like to track macros (I do). If you are mostly just interested in limiting "bad fats," then why not track sat fat too? I'm not fanatically about it, but I do look at sat fat and generally try to keep it around or below the limit. As for total fat, there's…
  • MA may require it. Some places do, some don't.
  • In order to evaluate those amounts, it depends on out of how many total cals, and how much fat and carbs you are consuming. Generally there's nothing special about MFP's macro split, but those seem like really high numbers.
  • I agree with the above. I tend to eat around 50% fat much of the time, especially if at a deficit, and I just focus on the source of fat -- if mostly fish, avocado, nuts and seeds, olive and olive oil, I am fine with it. You aren't going to be in ketosis at that level, but also it makes no difference whether you are in…
  • I didn't disagree, but like others have said, the detox bit is likely why. I sign on to what paperpudding has said here -- IMO, giving up sweets and soda for 2 weeks isn't that big a deal and for some can be a helpful way of resetting the palate or breaking some habits (such as using those foods as go-tos, vs thinking of…
  • What is casual? Like freelancing? Or being an independent contractor of sorts?
  • I like tofu a lot (since it really does just take up the flavor of what it is cooked with, I must like the texture to some degree), but with respect to the smoothie idea, it generally is not noticeable at all. So if you want to add it to up the protein in a smoothie you can. Silken tofu can also be used in plenty of…
  • Just to add one thing, there are different kinds of part time. I am most familiar with salaried part time (I have not done it, but it is available where I work and I know people at my office and elsewhere who are part time), and in those kinds of jobs you typically get benefits (although paid time off would be likely based…
  • This email of their current stories from the Atlantic Daily amused me: "The coronavirus is spreading like never before. So what now? Then: Let’s talk about eating raw cookie dough."
  • I'm still working through all the winter squash I have on hand -- made a variety of different kinds of soups/stews with them (and lots of kale too), but am currently mostly just chopping them up, roasting, and using the roasted squash for all kinds of things -- add to a soup, add to my black eyed peas and collard dish…
  • I love jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes)--mostly just slice them up, add a little olive oil and salt and pepper and roast. I have tried something similar to this soup, which was also good: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015365-jerusalem-artichoke-soup-with-crispy-sage-leaves
  • This is a lie or at least a misleading overgeneralization. Some lower fat products have added sugar or other sweeteners (and you may or may not have an issue with either), and some full fat products do also. But some lower fat products are just, well, lower fat, and have nothing else added. Rather than rely on these kinds…
  • Maybe it was different in Canada, but here in Chicago where we were hit hard in spring '20, we were told from the beginning to just stay home and isolate from those who lived with us as much as possible (and that they should quarantine too) if we had symptoms, since unless we had a bad case (such as trouble breathing),…
  • Well, exactly -- if you had had those tests somewhere where they were reported, they would lower the positivity percentage. That's what I was saying. Among those I know, they are more likely to confirm a positive result than a negative one, especially if only mild or no symptoms. And more to the point, if not for the home…
  • Ah, a blog thing. I thought it might be that. Unfortunately there can be goofy stuff over there. 0.72 g/lb for protein can be okay, but only if you use a goal weight if you have a good bit still to lose.
  • Totals are underreported (as they have always been), but positivity percentage may be higher than it otherwise would be, as here I know lots of people who are home testing and doing nothing if it is negative and then going to get an official test only if they test positive (or continue to have more serious symptoms).
  • I wonder if you two are talking past each other. Nooshi said they don't have to be given before symptoms develop, and your link says 4-7 days after symptoms develop. In any case, my understanding is that there is a severe shortage of the one monoclonal antibody that works with omicron (which seems to be typically mild if…
  • You've gotten great advice re protein and the goal. I'd also recommend 0.6-0.8 g per lb of your healthy goal weight, whatever your current weight. The 0.72 would work fine if you calculate from a goal weight in the healthy range. I'm puzzled by the statement that your prior goal was "according to MFP"--the MFP default is…
  • If you want lazy meals and are doing keto, I highly recommend just cooking a protein and having a bunch of veg cooked in olive oil or a big salad on the side. I get into patterns where I do that -- no recipes needed.
  • There are entries for homemade stock that tend to have more cals than the storebought stuff (and also some more protein), but I think those assume that some meat is included with it -- or perhaps that you get the marrow if cooked long enough -- and so include more fat and protein cals, even though it is assumed to be…
  • No, not really, as I am generally mostly interested in whether I am getting sufficient nutrients and a good rounded diet with everything I need in a sensible amount of cals, but I am interested in whether the sugars I get are mostly from nutrient dense foods or not, and I look to see where my sugars come from. I don't see…
  • Smoothie: frozen strawberries, spinach, half an avocado, some cucumber, hemp hearts, and plain protein powder.
  • Testing isn't the "responsibility" of the hospitals here either, it's just a place where some can get it. Anecdotally I have also heard of people with only mild suspected illness (or maybe a fever) going to the ER for a test, and I find that really odd and not considerate of those who actually need the ER. The issue, I…
  • I agree -- that's why I wish there was some way to have at least some state options that mimicked what used to be. In looking at my own (private) alma mater, I see some changes that I think are part of the problem -- it is much more luxurious, and there is significant admin bloat. But that school (like many other private…
  • Eggs, green beans with mushrooms, and a couple of clementines.
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