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  • Done. Your OMAD advice is proving to be the "one cool trick" that's helped me resume my losses after nearly a year stalled; I needed a deeper deficit, a longer fasting period, and a cessation of daily bouts of intense aerobic activity to avoid uncontrolled eating after attempts to "accelerate" losses with long runs, rides,…
  • Good tip. Will use: take it in a to-go box for my eating window!
  • That's really proven to be the key for me with OMAD working on my behalf: there's no "falling off" the plan. At any moment, I can resume my plan by just stopping eating until my next window. And my choice of beverages -- as long as it's not a bunch of highly-caloric stuff -- is pretty wide open. I'm thinking of dialing…
  • * A tall glass of water around 06:00 to start the day. * 16 oz coffee with a packet of Splenda and a teaspoon of creamer around 08:00. Sometimes a second one, but less often than not. * Fill up a 64 oz mug with ice water to sip throughout the day * Sometimes a Coke Zero, Diet Dew, or Sparkling Water around noon if I start…
  • I am not a doctor. This is not medical advice. Dude. Your triglycerides have dropped through the floor. Your HDL ratio is getting awesome. Your VLDL is damn near perfect and has dropped substantially (and it's only the small, dense LDL that are problematic anyway). Total cholesterol is proven to have 0 correlation to total…
  • 41, 6'0", male, 220 pounds, 23% body fat (was: nearly 270 pounds with @ 33%+ body fat a few years ago, and [email protected]% just last summer). Current target weight is 195 pounds at around 15% body fat for this season's races; I'll re-evaluate when I reach it where I want to go from there. My goals are to be healthy, strong, and at…
  • I'm not certain I'd agree with the notion that Jogging Makes You Weak. Photos are all of runners. Serious runners who love to run, and run for long distances. Look, if you like to run or if you have running goals, then you should run. The "marathon runner" pictures compared to "sprinter" pictures are contrasting people who…
  • Glad it's proving useful! Updated it today to reflect some newer information. I'll probably update it again later this week as the VivoSmart 3.1 release is due Real Soon Now(tm)...
  • I've been losing inches over the past few months and enjoying the process: down from a 38 waist to a 34! Basically, I eat at maintenance, try not to eat outside of 6AM to 6PM, pick up and put down really heavy things for 30 minutes three times a week, do some steady sort of fat-burning activities three times a week, get up…
  • I have a VivoSmart, I've been lurking here a while. I also participate in the Garmin VivoSmart forum as txg_sync. If you have technical problems with the VivoSmart, check out that forum: https://forums.garmin.com/forumdisplay.php?478-vivosmart I'm finally figuring out how to use my watch and not shoot myself in the foot…
  • I think it's helpful to refer to his guidelines in the book. We're building a sustainable eating lifestyle, not a strict plan! Going by the "hand portions" works surprisingly well. On the low-carb days, you eat at a deficit; on the high-carb days, you eat at your future self's "maintenance" level. But let's pick apart the…
  • My aunt who passed a few years back had a heart attack due to undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes at 40. She required a quadruple bypass, if I recall correctly, and her heart was only operating at 25% capacity. In the wake of her first surgery, she carefully weighed and measured everything she ate, and ate at a stringent caloric…
  • I echo the sentiments above mine: unless you weigh and measure every bite of everything that goes into your mouth, you have no way of knowing why you're not losing weight. The hard part -- for me -- is not lying to myself about my consumption. It's really easy to fudge the scale. To make that tablespoon of peanut butter a…
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