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  • Isn't that the truth. I was holding just shy of 50km/h on a slightly uphill segment today (only a 4m rise, but still...), and Strava says that segment was done at 92W. LOL. Go figure. Amazingly, the other people on the leaderboard with me are all well-over 300W for the same segment.
  • Aah. Makes sense, thank you. I was only looking at the % of maximum. Seems an obvious oversight once it's pointed out :blush:
  • Hmm... not sure exactly what formula you're using for zone calculation. For me I've always seen Z5 being 90-100% of max HR: As such, Z5 would start at 182, would it not? I'm not sure where RHR comes into your calculation. It appears we're using differing formulas/calcuations ... so let me know what you use, thanks. If you…
  • I disagree completely about the ability to stay in Zone5 for the time you suggest. Zone 5 is usually defined as 90-100% of maximum heart rate. I'm 51 years old with a true/known HRmax of 202bpm. (Yeah, I do NOT fit the 220-age formula). Today I did a 92 minute ride where once I'd warmed up (after 10 mins), I stayed at an…
  • Keep in mind Dr. Fung (from Intensive Dietary Management, linked above) is a nephrologist dealing with a lot of obese, diabetic and other patients often suffering from kidney disease or malfunction as a result of their medical conditions. He also recommends a low-carb ketogenic diet which is what's being used in the…
  • It's probably worse than a milkshake since most frozen yogurt has more sugar than a high-quality ice cream. I find when the ice cream's first ingredient is real cream, there's minimal sugar in it. Not so with frozen yogurts. People are still sold on the "low-fat" being healthy craze regardless of calories or sugar content.…
  • Like toxicon said, above - Please keep in mind if you're actually going low-carb (especially if near keto levels), you'll automatically reduce sodium in your system as you shed excess water-weight. Many low-carbers that go 'keto' levels find they need to ADD sodium back into their diets to avoid cramps. I sure do,…
  • These two responses are bang-on. To echo the first reply - Good shorts with a great pad help - and he's right ... you'll find there's a BIG difference between cheap cycling shorts and premium ones in terms of comfort, especially on longer rides.
  • Actually, MyFitnessPal will calculate 'net carbs' if you install the script and use settings that allow it. It's all explained quite well here: http://cavemanketo.com/configuring-mfp/
  • I'm keto - but I do it to maintain strict blood glucose control because I'm diabetic. Nobody will deny it's incredible for glycaemic control. That being said I do eat more carbs than many others in ketosis because I maintain a more stringent exercise regimen than most and I'm too competitive for my own good. If you're…
  • Best for pure protein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BQFv83QJ2Y >:)
  • This is pretty-much true if you're medically healthy. If you insist you don't want to eat things you consider "unhealthy", it's best to just never have them in the house.
  • Awesome, informational, supportive group: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/394-low-carber-daily-forum-the-lcd-group
  • Most of the education physicians receive about statins - the benefits, who should be on them, the side-effects ... is delivered by other physicians being paid by pharmaceutical companies to promote them. Most of what I mention re: statins above is also well-documented in docsopinion - a great bog by Icelandic Cardiologist…
  • I doubt the physician is recommending the statins for elevated HbA1c, but is going to prescribe them based on risk numbers from the results of a lipid panel, all other factors and a diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis. The newer recommendations for statins would put virtually every diabetic on one, and most with…
  • just a quick FYI ... although easily misunderstood, this isn't quite correct from a biochemistry standpoint. Your interpretation of the study is missing some information. Just to add, for clarification purposes: First, the study looked at muscle protein synthesis (repairing or removal of damaged proteins, and building new…
  • I didn't see it that way. But then again, I'm not the 'sensitive' type. :wink: Yay! I'm never as concerned about cholesterol as some - but normalizing hypertension is AWESOME!! Good Job! C-peptide is unfortunately not as inexpensive as HbA1c testing. I have no idea as to the costs or coverage of it in the USA. For…
  • The only reason I tend to have higher-carb pre-workout meals is because many of my workouts push into much-more intense levels of anaerobic than most, and my performance matters to me more than it should. (It's really, really hard to realize that it's been nearly 30 years since I was a competitive athlete). When you're…
  • @elsesvan is absolutely correct. There is no dietary requirement in human beings for glucose. (There's also no need to severely restrict it, except if medically advised or by your own choice for behavioural food-addiction reasons.) The brain is able to utilize both glucose and ketones for it's metabolic requirements. For…
  • Without seeing more lab work I can't make a very educated guess, but I'd certainly look at a few things: The first is glucagon - as RalfLott already suggested: There are a few reason glucagon can be elevated, and we know from significant research that:* diabetics frequently exhibit an inappropriately-high glucagon response…
  • The biggest for me is a combination of overall taste, availability (easy to buy), high and very-pure protein content and price. The flavours I prefer (Chocolate Fudge and Strawberry) have less than a gram of carbohydrate, virtually no sugars and are 93% protein. My typical shake is a good scoop of the protein with either 4…
  • The precise makeup of "medically therapeutic" will depend on the individual and the medical condition being treated. For childhood epilepsy, yes - 4:1 is the standard protocol to start with, but 3:1 is also not uncommon. For diabetes, it's generally a gram limit which is best determined by a combination of overall caloric…
  • I don't know how they selected what to rank, but lots of EXTREMELY high-quality protein powders are missing from that list. Including my favourite - IsoSensation 93.
  • While there is a slight metabolic effect to altitude, it's only because of the increase in effort to uptake the same oxygen. It shouldn't be a 50% difference though ... for most it would be marginal.
  • Movie theater popcorn ... the large bag with free refills. Just keep eating the popcorn and drinking the massive jug of diet soda or whatever you buy with it. That would do it for me. Actually, that would probably kill me. But were I not diabetic and only wanted to gain some water weight ... I'd try that. >:)
  • This one is close ... Back in my University days there was this one student everyone disliked - because he was an entitled, arrogant douche - so when he drove home for Christmas (across the US / Canada border) the border site he was going through received an anonymous tip about his drug stash ... Someone had secreted four…
  • For me, as someone who eats low-carb (for medical reasons) I think the worst is this: It drives me crazy when people think (or worse, repeat) things like that. It's based on the idea that *IF* you only eat when hungry, and *IF* the LCHF diet helps curb your appetite, you'll likely eat a caloric deficit ... But in reality…
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