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comment What should I eat or drink before jogging?
Heh thanks again Baldy, seems like years ago (it was years ago!) 1000- people looked at this answer now. And I've knocked out the odd 1000 km. Cheers!
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comment How can an overweight engineer get back in shape?
One year later - if anyone sees this note, just to say thanks. I now have 10% body fat, 85kg (started at 130!), and I run demi-marathons. After reading a vast quantity of books and papers (about 60 monographs) the solution for me was the 1967 book W. Lutz, "Leben Ohne Brot". I just wanted to thank you all for being the inspiration in the earliest days. Very best!!!!
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comment How can I determine my recommended daily caloric intake if I know my BMR?
Hi @Berin ! just regarding your 411 cal/hour comment. This is the best known calculation for NET burn in walking gait, and also in running gait. runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-304-311-8402-0,00.html Even at 250 pounds walking is 75 calories per mile. 45 cal per mile at 150 pounds. (Also just based on my modest but carefully measured experience over a few months, it's impossible to burn 1000 calories walking over 10 miles .. I would have said 4 or 5 hundred tops; in agreement with that research linked.) Perhaps your estimate is high?
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comment How can an overweight engineer get back in shape?
@Back - 20 weeks and 18KG. Whoo! Looking at the exact chart of the last 20 weeks, I was stuck on one weight, for exactly 6 of those 20 weeks (in fact, weeks 8 through 14) - I guess this is an example of a plateau. (I suppose in other words I lost 18kg in 14 weeks, with a 6 week plateau in the middle.) Perhaps it will help others to know this. I think about 20kg to go until I have no fat at all! :) Again THANKS.
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comment How many eggs is acceptable to be eaten for a day?
Cypher has given you perfect advice. In general, people never listen to good advice. So, I urge you to read the book mentioned below! Buy a copy immediately.
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comment Can I hurt myself or my heart by running too hard or in bad weather conditions?
"but does he still leave the bathroom window open a crack?!" :)
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comment Optimal exercises for an abdominal workout
Dear @BackInShapeBuddy, fantastic info, thanks: just to clarify: do you put leg raises in the same category as crunches, or in the let's say "better" category of planks. Thanks.
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comment What is dietary fat used for before being converted to adipose tissue?
FWIW: for a massive investigation of this question, a full explanation of the ATP cycle and so on, and the two types of energy mechanisms in organisms, check out the book "Life Without Bread" by Dr. Lutz.
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comment Can I hurt myself or my heart by running too hard or in bad weather conditions?
Amazing experience!
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comment Why is it so hard to restart running if you stop?
You are running blind. BUY A HEART RATE MONITOR - they cost ten dollars, less than your socks. Wear it Every Single Time!