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  • Is water purer? Sure. Is diet soda damn tasty and a bit filling? Hell yes. My doctor thumbs-ups my exams. I figure if drinking diet soda keeps you happy and you're eating healthfully, then screw all the folk saying every can of Coke Zero is a chemic…
  • You're probably reaping what some figure athletes refer to as "newbie gains," which is when your body quickly puts on muscle when it's new to lifting. Hooray! And yes, besides newbie gains, you can drop body fat, but while your strength/e…
  • You mean body recomposition? Unless you're very new to weightlifting, you can't really gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. You can maintain your muscle while losing fat, through resistance training and sensible diet, but you can't get big an…
  • Yes, intervals can be great, but first make sure it's not diet. Just do a quick check and be sure you aren't accidentally overeating or letting in extra snacks and nibbles. If you're going to kill yourself on a cardio routine, make sure you actually…
  • Your body doesn't know what time it is. You are not a Gremlin. But some people can't sleep well on a very full stomach. Or they wake up not feeling too hungry. But other people stay up late and wind up, if you tack sleep on, going 11 or more hours…
  • I think you need to figure out why your metabolism is slow. Your metabolism is your whole body chemistry, not just how fast you process food. First, I'd find out what your BMR is, with a VO2 or one of those electrical nodes tests. You might have s…
  • Erm...chances are you don't get "bulky." What's more likely is that you still have a lot of bodyfat covering the muscle, making it look bulky. True lean muscle is always sleek and tight, unless you're pumping in hours and hours at the gym …
  • Whuh-oh, he's got a case of FLIMSY MUSCLE! Yeah, whey protein does absorb faster...and drinking it adds to that...but right after a workout you NEED a mix of carbs and fast-absorbing protein. Then a good meal not too long after. Casein protein, on …
  • Haha! Naw, the scary side of protein powder is when you buy the really crappy kind that is loaded with tons of artificial garbage. When I want protein powder, I want protein. And no matter how scary, NOTHING beats protein powder's beautiful side: …
  • Is that pretty standard for dduk stuff? I liked that it was not sweet. Teeensy bit of sweetness, but very little.
  • Well, one reason people think Atkins is so unhealthy is that, when it had that early 2000's boom, a lot of people DID eat very unhealthily. Yeah, everyone enjoyed their bacon and eggs and butter...but then people started missing their ice cream and …
  • Thanks guys! You've made me feel a lot better. I am also receiving counseling. It was the therapist who highly recommended I see a psychiatrist for antidepressants. Believe me, I don't take meds unless there's a good reason. I guess I'll just have…
  • 1300?! Damn, GO FOR BROKE! But I ascribe to healthful eating, so I'm not going to say "If you've ever wanted to try a Philly Roll.." Just savor the fish. Seriously. I HATE it when Americans just gobble down sushi. Why is traditional sush…
  • Ignore calories, check the ingredients. Yeah, no sugar...but lots of chemicals and yuckies. Yes, pop is bad for you, in regular or diet. However, it's FANTASTIC that you've switched from regular. Try to get the diet pop out of your diet, but doing…
  • Clean Eating is amazing! Seriously, let me note just a few reasons: - Health. Well duh--you're eating food in its natural state - Taste. Once you start eating clean, your palate becomes SO much more sensetive. It's wonderful to taste all the subtl…
  • You should check out their Smooth and Dreamy line! It's low in fat and calories, but actually NOT pumped full of preservatives and other yuckies. And it tastes divine!
  • And ignore those dumbass pornstar machines at the gym--you know, the ones that involve splaying your legs. Utter waste of time unless your rehabbing from an injury.
  • Just be sure that you're getting in LOTS of veggies. Fiber is your friend! Back in the early 00's when Atkins roared back onto the scene, you had dumb people who pretty much exorcised fiber from their diet...then wondered by they were spending 30 mi…
  • Be careful. That thing is easy to grow too attached to. Think about it: do you really want to go through life chained to a food scale? I loved mine at first. I'm really trying to cut back on how much I use it. Use it to teach yourself portions, the…
  • (Quote) It's a "duh" situation in the same since that "to lose weight, eat healthy and exercise." The gap between knowing and doing is ginormous. For everyone. I don't mean to sound like some enlightened one. I'm not. Going out…
  • (Quote) Because it's so hot and sunny! Seriously, have you tried to jog in 100 degree weather with 95% humidity? I remember when I rode horses...it was mandatory that you drank at least 1 bottle of water prior to riding. We'd have people passing ou…
  • We peeps from Southern Texas have the best condiment ever. It is our secret weapon for combating bland food with health and low calories. SALSA!!! Dump enough salsa on something and you'll hardly miss the cheese. Plus, it's got tomatoes and onions…
  • Well duh. Eating releases happy hormones. It's an activity that is easy to enjoy with a person. It can also be cheaper than many other activities (like the movies). As well, food can easily be made into a sign of love. Mom with a plate of cookies, …
  • Eh, I really don't want a salad. How big are the personal pizzas? Around 3 or 2 servings? Lol, since I'm not paying for it, I'm tempted to order a salad and pretend I thought it was an appetizer, just eat a bit, and squirrel the rest away for fu…
  • The thing about the sugar though, is that it's very "spread out." You have to eat a LOT of watermelon for it to affect your bloodsugar levels. That's why it's high on the glycemic index but has a low glycemic load. Watermelon rocks. It ha…
  • Special K = Special Crap I hate Special K in general, and its screwy marketing as healthy food. For a real protein bar, I'd get something like a Zero Impact and maybe only have half (if it's just a snack). For stuff with natural ingredients, Odwa…
  • Haha, considering I go through tubs of raw veggies, I'm not there for much support. But veggies rock, point blank. Plants should be THE staple of your diet. I say this as a devoted meat eater who flies off the handle when someone disses beef as pure…
  • Oh please. Rotting in your stomach is retarded. Everything meant to digest will digest, regardless of when you ate it. In fact, most fruits should be combined with protein to curb potential blood sugar spikes; even though fructose is natural, it's s…
  • These Southern gents have never had cream of wheat or grits? They might have just been pulling your leg. But biscuits and gravy is amazing--especially when paired with eggs and sausage (not together). Oh, those were the days! I love getting crazy …
  • Ok, I am BACK. I've had a rough couple of weeks. Well, let me just give a rundown, because you guys understand me. So, finals came up. As well as packing to go back home. Everything was a giant clusterfvck of retarded deadlines, retarded teachers,…