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  • Yes, thank you. That's why I specified excess as over requirements, not over maximum safe dosage.
  • If your crowd is seriously 'into' health and fitness, that makes sense. Unfortunately, most of the people I know who want to lose weight aren't 'into' that kind of thing. They understand what a calorie is, understand portion sizes in the sense that there are such things though they don't follow them (or estimate them…
  • Not @WinoGelato, but since this is an extension from my 'Nutrient density is still not a smart way to judge the 'health' of a food.', I'm answering anyway. No, I don't agree. One can fit in all of their micros in < 1000 cals assuming standard requirements. Depending on one's TDEE, that may leave a lot of room to play with.…
  • A better way would be to judge a diet, preferably in the context of the individual's needs, not a food with no additional context whatsoever. It makes no sense to calculate mg of micros per calorie and expect that to be a reasonable way to compare food's relative health values. There are just too many variables left out of…
  • Incorrect. The source must also be devoid of essential macronutrients. It cannot have essential amino acids or essential fatty acids.
  • Except I thought the discussion was whether or not you should teach them how to count calories, not whether or not you should make them count calories (outside of a teaching exercise). That's two different topics.
  • Actually, nutrient density was defined by Joel Fuhrman. Nutrients (and he really means micros) per calorie is the commonly recognized definition. Things like olive oil are not nutrient dense. Olive oil is less nutrient dense than ice cream, potato chips and french fries. It does beat out non-diet sodas, though. Nutrient…
  • I do that frequently. Partially as a by-product of cooking for one, but partially because I'll just have a taste for something that lasts for a while. Lately, I've been having a salad of mixed greens, smoked fish or sardines, goat cheese, blackberries and candied pecans with ginger/honey white balsamic for lunch. I'll…
  • Ended up watching one of these yesterday (not my pick, don't ask). According to the commentator, their empty stomach size is approximately the same as everyone else's - about the size of a deflated football. Most people's stomachs stretch up to about a 15% increase over empty. Eating contestants deliberately eat to…
  • @stevencloser addressed the substance abuse, but additionally sex and gambling addictions are legitimate behavioral addictions - they are officially recognized. Notice that you don't have a 'poker addiction' or a 'betting on the ponies addiction' - it's the action of taking the risk that is the problem, not the specific…
  • Time of year for me, too. Now I start my run ~9:30pm, 30min after sunset. Once it cools off enough that running with the sun up is no longer such a problem, I'll either go right after work or early morning.
  • I can tell the difference when it impacts my recovery time, my sleep, and general energy level. If I go a week or so and I'm constantly feeling run down, wanting to drop off to sleep as soon as I sit down at night and take longer than a day to recover from my regular runs with no other explanation, then I can be pretty…
  • Keep in mind that the only difference between 'for profit' and 'not for profit' is that in 'not for profit', money over and beyond the previous fiscal year budget must get put back into the system in the form of increased salaries, research and development, expansion, increased inefficiency, etc. In 'for profit' all or…
  • Me, too, except I was an equestrian. I was apparently very lucky. My sophomore and senior year of high school I was allowed to get credit for the hours I spent training instead of PE (or marching band which also counted as PE credit and was what I'd been doing the previous two years). And yes, I pretty much hated PE -…
  • Are you sure you want cotton? Cotton is usually the last thing you want to wear if you're going to be sweating. Personally, I just wear my usual Commando (the brand name) underwear. They stay put as long as I adjust after pulling on my compression shorts. No underwear would stay in the right spot while pulling those on. I…
  • I have plenty of love for various vegan or vegetarian burgers (meat burgers, too), but I have to admit ... "bleed(s) like real meat" is not exactly a description that would motivate me to pick these up.
  • No, I don't tend to spend extra on food when I have extra money - unless it's for someone else. I'll definitely splurge on someone else's favorite treat and gift it to them. My most recent 'spare money purchase' was compression running shorts. I'm finding they are a godsend in hot and humid weather.
  • Unless your goal was to die, of course. That's why no one does this.
  • I would argue it might well be if OP really went from no running to 7mi without first conditioning her legs. OP, you should still go see the doctor, you may well have injured yourself - I just wouldn't be super surprised if it turns out to be nothing other a significant inflammatory reaction to the unaccustomed abuse of…
  • I'm in TX - it seems like it's mandatory that one likes avocados given the guacamole everywhere. I like to take avocado and mix it with the juice of a whole lemon, a healthy pinch of piment d'esplette and another healthy pinch of salt (scorpion pepper infused sea salt if I want it spicy). Much tastier to me than guacamole.
  • This is what I do for OHP if a squat rack isn't available. For squats, I either ask to work in, or go find the heaviest dumbbell or kettlebell in the gym that I can lift and do goblet squats. It works for me because we have single dumbbells that go up to 200lbs, and my back squat and goblet squat is very definitely below…
  • Mostly, yes. I did have to build up some base fitness, though. No exercise is all that fun when all you can think about is 'when am I done so I can quit aching and/or catch my breath'. These days, the only time I don't enjoy my runs is when I start out exhausted - and even then I usually feel better by the time I'm done -…
  • I defined "kid" as prior to high school graduation. Before most are expected to leave the house and start figuring out how to live independently. There's a wide range of ages where teaching calories might be appropriate depending on the kid. I would have done well if it had been taught to me at 7 - I was super into…
  • Agreed. I think people are confusing teaching a concept with making the kid manage their own weight by accounting for every last calorie they eat. Reading a nutritional label and the concept of eating an amount of energy appropriate for activity can be taught without ever having the child apply it to their own diet if that…
  • First off, I don't at all agree with any of the rest of what @Rivers2k is saying. However, you all aren't really talking about carb-loading, are you? My understanding is that carb-loading specifically refers to attempting to maximize liver glycogen in preparation for the event. That'd be the meals you eat prior, not the…
  • That is most definitely gender neutral. It is one of the most irritating thing about any workplace and I've never been able to get away from it. Today, I get to attend a meeting put together by executives over the explicit protests of the experts on the topic at hand - because the meeting is too soon and will be a complete…
  • But again, it depends on the individual. There are plenty of people that gain weight simply because their activity level decreases and they fail to compensate by eating fewer calories. I fit in this category. No issues to fix other than eating a more moderate diet. No particular drive to overeat other than 'hey, that looks…
  • Re: wet feet - if you run hard, your feet will sweat unless you don't have sweat glands on the soles of your feet. Some people don't. If that's not you, still consider wetness when picking socks. I like Balegas, but I like my toe socks more for blister prevention. I use Injinji. I will also mention that their Nuwool socks…
  • Lots of people are annoyed when someone takes the equipment right next to them when there are plenty of others available. I am - I like a lot of personal space. That's not the other person's fault. I wouldn't say anything, though. The other person has the right to use any piece of equipment they want. If it bothers me that…
  • Count me in with the 'what's the point of a circumstance-specific name for a condescending *kitten*' folks. I doubt there'd be much change other than the terminology. Personally, although I'm a woman working in a male-dominated field most of the condescending *kitten* I get is from other women in a non-work setting. I…
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