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  • Music + Zombies Run. I like listening to a story while I run, and I like that the music helps with keeping cadence steady even when it's playing quietly behind the story - my playlist is based on bpm as well as what I like. If I had to pick one or the other, it'd be music.
  • The people here enjoying fries and donuts are as often as not, not particularly fit (may be working on it) and still losing. That's why. Amazing to think you don't have to turn into an ascetic to reach your goals. Besides. People like to talk about things they enjoy. Food is a general focus here for obvious reasons.
  • Apologies for the non-funny technical rant. Bad day at work, I need a quick vent. IT support re: a scalable network file system they haven't gotten to work properly for more than a week since the default install months ago. "Why don't I just install a new one and copy the data over?" Yes, why don't you repeat your original…
  • Is there more to people taking more food at a buffet than what they really will eat? You're fooling yourself if you think that the prospect of getting as much as they can for the price (whether we're talking food or not) is not what most people want. People generally will choose less only if there's an apparent benefit…
  • I go after the sun goes down. Morning would typically be cooler and therefore better, but I have a harder time getting up at 5am than running at 9:30pm for an hour or two.
  • For a lot of that, a biochemistry textbook is what you're looking for (explains what each nutrient and macro really does and how metabolism actually works objectively). Won't contain the most recent discoveries, though. For recent discoveries, you need to be able to read and evaluate actual studies (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov is…
  • Scheduled. I'm following a running training program that has them built in.
  • When the air is hazardous to breathe, yes. You draw air more deeply into your lungs when you are breathing hard.
  • America's Test Kitchen and Alton Brown have excellent methods for poaching.
  • 'Shocking the body' isn't gong to help with weight loss or body composition. There are good reasons to include both high and low intensity workouts - you are focusing on different aspects of fitness depending on intensity, and having a well-rounded program suited to your fitness goals is generally a good thing*, but it has…
  • I ... how big exactly was this hamburger patty?? Most of the restaurant burgers around here clock in at 800-900 cals including the bun. Now personally, I don't have a problem making that fit in 1400 cals, but I don't have a problem eating only eat two meals a day if both are on the heavier side. I know a lot of people…
  • I think it likely that it's just that she stores more fat in her lower body. It's not all that unusual to be able to see muscle definition in the arms before seeing it in the legs. It also doesn't necessarily mean there's a lot of muscle mass. I also think OP is not really aware of what our concept of 'a lot of muscle'…
  • Yes, the lower drop definitely works your calves and achilles more. They change the way you land so the impact is different - you may notice differences in soreness in other parts of your leg as well. I use them because I end up with jumper's knee within a week or so of running in 'regular' drop shoes but have no trouble…
  • I use it (iSmoothRun). I have regular water fountains about every mile on my trail and usually stop at every one in the summer. I've done it both ways, and if I don't use it then the HR, cadence and pace data is hard to visually compare between runs. It's not like the stops all line up neatly or are for the same time. If I…
  • I have to say, I've gone through a couple of pairs of Hokas and won't buy them again. They wear out much too quickly, the extra cushion made it feel like I was having to work harder, and that high stack gave me a problem with stability. Not over/under pronating, but if I ran over a small rock I found it easier to roll my…
  • OP, I'm getting from your post that you'd want to spend the entire run chatting. That would annoy the ever-loving bejeezus out of me. Some chatting would be fine, but a couple of hours straight? Hells to the naw. And no, it would not matter if you were my best friend in the whole world. I'd not want to chit-chat the whole…
  • Hypokalemia is a thing. Certain medical issues and medications will strip you of potassium and it needs to be replaced. It's not always an easy thing to replace with food depending on how severe the condition is. When I was a kid, I was prescribed 8 bananas a day because I was also on high-dose antibiotics that caused…
  • Starch is a complex carbohydrate. Made with white and refined flour or not, breads and pastas are still primarily complex carbohydrates unless there is a significant amount of simple sugars added. For specific dessert breads you might have an argument. Otherwise, no.
  • $150 for that!!?? A couple of ice packs in sleeves strapped to your torso? Damn. Otherwise, I'd consider it. The heat and humidity are murder on my runs - not to mention potentially dangerous when stupid me unintentionally pushes too hard. At that price though, I'll settle for taking it slow and easy.
  • Even we short folk get told not to lose too much or you'll look skinny. For some reason, people seem to think that when you start losing weight you'll be so thrilled you'll go hog-wild and end up underweight. While I know that happens occasionally, given the stats on weight loss, I'm thinking that isn't the highest…
  • There are stats to define hypotension. That said, unless you're having negative symptoms it's generally not considered a problem. ETA: if you are checked out by a medic/nurse/doc for a different issue and they are unaware you are typically hypotensive, they may be concerned about it.
  • There's an authentic Oaxacan taco joint in Dallas that makes one. I don't know how they do it, but they made chargrilled cauliflower, roast kale, pepitas and lemon-epazote aioli taste amazing to me. I'm not even a fan of three out of the four ingredients.
  • Mine are green/blue/grey/brown hazel - though the brown bits are freckles. I figure I can either eat anything or nothing on this diet. With my luck, it'll be nothing.
  • Certainly confirms in my mind that basic science education is not improving. Not that I needed convincing.
  • I did it, but it's a difficult balance. First time around, I maintained in the early part of a half program and gained slowly in the latter part. I realized that I was eating back gross calories and not net - wiped out my small deficit at < 20mi per wk, and put me in more and more of a surplus as mileage increased. Second…
  • There's a similar technology being sold in sheets and mattresses. Similar sales pitch. Since it seems completely implausible to me, I'd have to see a properly executed study done that showed positive improvement. Don't think I'll hold my breath.
  • Explain to me how this in any way supports 'science claimed that smoking was good for your health'? No one is arguing that there were ad campaigns that said it, or MDs that participated, or that the general populace is woefully ignorant about whom to trust for proper scientific references. If that study they mention wasn't…
  • Ad campaigns like that certainly contributed to the general populace's confusion about the risks of smoking. Just like people like Dr. Oz are contributing to misinformation today. However, ignorance that M.D.s are not a reference for scientific evidence doesn't change the fact that no respectable scientific study ever…
  • You're excluding the skin and dark meat in your calculations. That's only ~3.3 lbs of chicken thigh, meat only. Besides, there are quite a few people out there that would be overweight eating less than 1800 cals if not active. Not that it matters. This whole argument is rather ridiculous. I can find people that eat that…
  • These are good. Unfortunately, they're like tasty air for me, so completely unsatisfying other than to the taste buds.
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