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  • I'm on my last day of COVID protocol for work. My youngest started feeling crummy last Tuesday and we had inconclusive results on Tuesday but a definite positive on Wednesday. This is his second go around and I'm pretty surprised that everyone else in the house didn't also catch it like we all did in January. His was very…
  • A lot depends on fat distribution. Side by side pictures I can tell a huge difference from my normal maintenance of 180 and right now at 200...but most people are surprised if my weight happens to come up and I tell them I'm at 200 and need to lose about 20 Lbs. They usually don't believe me which is likely due to having…
  • Calories have nothing to do with nutritional value. Calories are just a unit of energy. Calories are calories just like a watt is a watt or a mile is a mile...it's a unit of measurement, not a measure of nutritional value. ETA: I don't eat things like Fruity Pebbles and I also don't count calories and haven't in over ten…
  • ??? I don't have premium and I can see macros by meal
  • I live in New Mexico and tortillas are a big part of our traditional food. I don't really see anything inherently unhealthy about tortillas. I eat both corn and flour tortillas on a pretty regular basis. As nutrition goes, I look at my diet overall and don't really get into the minutia of individual food items in…
    in Tortillas Comment by cwolfman13 July 20
  • You should be accounting for exercise in one manner or another. Exercise calories aren't some magically different calories from your other calorie needs. I haven't used MFP's NEAT method in a very long time...I use TDEE which includes an estimate of my exercise needs in my total calorie needs. ie with exercise and…
  • If you've been in a calorie deficit for 1.5 years it would serve you well to take a diet break and go to maintenance for a bit to reset hormones, etc. This may also be an issue where continued weight loss isn't really going to get you where you want to be aesthetically and to get to that place you need to hit the…
  • Weighed up the information from where? In my experience on social media this generally means someone went looking for confirmation bias and ended up going down a rabbit hole of misinformation and conspiracy theories. You mentioned 1,681 people have made claims...for one thing, that's all they are...claims. I would wager…
  • Another heater today...hopefully we'll break out of this wave by the weekend as I told my 10 year old I would take him catfish fishing on Saturday. Didn't get out early enough this morning for a ride...it's 10AM and already 98*...95* is pretty much my upper limit threshold. We hit 107* yesterday. We are in the desert, but…
  • Yes, it matters. 10% or lower for men and sub 20% for women...typically more like 18%. You will also put on fat as you bulk on muscle so being at a lower starting point allows you to maximize your cycle. Also, starting at a higher BF% means you will actually put on more fat than muscle because of how the hormones are…
    in Bulking Comment by cwolfman13 July 19
  • 1200 out of around 45M people in the UK who received the vax are applying for the payment...that's a small number. You sound exactly like all of the social media antivaxxers out there.
  • If your limit is 900 calories, you customized it as such as MFP won't calculate anything that low. It seems low because it's super low and unhealthy.
  • I'm in the US...Just about everyone I know had Pfizer except my mom had Moderna. Most of the issues I've heard of have been with AstraZeneca which to my knowledge was not distributed in the US. My understanding from my UK relatives is that there have been 1200 people who've requested payment for the government for vaccine…
  • Very few and rare in reality. There is a lot of misinformation about this on social media...the reality is that these complications can be genuine, but are exceedingly rare. Anecdotally my brother works in the ICU in a hospital here...he's treated exactly ZERO people with any major complications from the vaccine.
  • Nothing in particular. The only time I do anything particular is if I have a long ride, in which case I take hard candies and dried fruit with me to eat on my ride. Otherwise, I don't see any reason to do anything special. My rides and lifting sessions are typically during my lunch hour during the week so I've had…
    in Energy Comment by cwolfman13 July 19
  • Still in covid protocol so no gym today...nice little 10 mile road ride though.
  • I'm not sure what you mean by yoyo? Body weight isn't constant...you can't maintain a constant weight because bodyweight fluctuates naturally. In maintenance I can be up or down anywhere from 0-5 Lbs either way day to day. That's pretty normal. I consider my maintenance weight to be 180, but that is an average over the…
  • You should do some kind of resistance training regardless. Resistance training will at minimum help you maintain the muscle mass you have while in a calorie deficit. Muscle is a use it or lose it thing and an expensive biological commodity.
  • Couple of possibilities. People presume losing weight to be a linear process, and it's not. It is normal to have more rapid weight loss in the beginning as we lose a significant amount of water weight early on as well as losing inherent digestive contents eating less. It varies by individual, but 4-6 weeks is typically the…
  • I was looking forward to a ride at lunch today but neglected to check the weather forecast. We've had a fairly mild summer so far here save for the first bit of June where we were unusually hot so I haven't paid much attention to the weather...it's typically mid 80s to maybe 90 when I head out for a lunch ride. I geared up…
  • I've never exercised specifically for weight management. I started in competitive athletics when I was in 3rd grade all the way through high school. After high school I joined the military and regular exercise (PT) was just a daily thing. In college I was just a very active person. I didn't own a car for much of that time…
  • That feature is little more than a gimmick. It's a vastly oversimplified formula that assumes every single day will be exactly the same in regards to both calories and movement and that's pretty much impossible. It's a joke. No day is exactly the same as the last or the next.
  • Yeah, they do...but they're more like big hills at that point. Most of my family is from Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma...I always have a good chuckle when we visit Oklahoma and they want to go to the mountains. It's pretty and all, but particularly coming from the Rocky Mountain region and Northern NM Sangre de Cristo…
  • There are about a million variables here. Sleep quality, nutrition, appropriate calories, appropriate rest and recovery days, hydration, etc. Sometimes it's just a bad day...everyone has them. Most of my exercise is some variety of cycling and somedays I just don't have legs...it happens...so I just go easy. What is your…
  • I have scrambled eggs and oatmeal most days. I eat Coach's Oats and nuke them...4 minutes. While they're nuking I make my scrambled eggs. All in all, it takes me somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes to have my breakfast plated.
  • Not really. MFP is designed to give you a weight loss target without any exercise. Exercise is unaccounted for in your activity level and thus not accounted for in your calorie target. Not accounting for exercise with additional calories can lead to an overly large and unhealthy calorie deficit. Part of what MFP's…
  • In regards to drinking calories, when I was in my late teens and nearly underweight (not for a lack of actually eating) I ended up having to use a mass gainer supplement to keep my calories up. I ate plenty...whatever my mom would put on the table and then some, but I was a competitive athlete in football, track, and swim…
  • If you haven't gained weight it's pretty likely you haven't gained belly fat.
  • One thing to consider here is that the basic BMI chart doesn't take age into account or ethnicity...it's sort of all encompassing. I use this: https://www.smartbmicalculator.com/ At my current weight (198) I am considered slightly to moderately overweight with this calculator...obese with regular BMI. At my normal…
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