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Apr
17
comment Is it true that more calories give more energy, plain and simple?
Also note that you can have big strong people and skinny weak ones. You can be huge and also muscular underneath, but in general very fat people are not stronger. See shareitfitness.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/… for an illustration, note how the amount of muscle is similar.
Mar
13
comment What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
@Max, a nice overview of why grains are not a good food source, with references: perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/07/…
Mar
12
comment What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
@johnp I will :-)
Mar
9
comment What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
High-Intensity Interval Training. Look into it.
Mar
9
comment What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
That's my experience too: I improved my diet (I started out low-carb Paleo and upgraded to Perfect Health Diet) and almost automatically moved more, /wanting/ to go out and do things... BTW, for fiber best to pick veggies - grain fiber doesn't digest well.
Mar
9
comment What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
@johnp I think you'll find that there are many people sustaining very well on paleo. I'm on my third year of maintaining weight, improved health and energy, while greatly enjoying the foods I eat. Granted, I think South Beach and grapefruit warrant the label "fad" too ;-)
Feb
20
comment What to do before a 5k? Race day advice
Why keep down protein and fat before a run?
Aug
31
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Mar
12
comment Can meal frequency have a significant impact on exercise?
Bacon is awesome :) yeah some of it will indeed be used for other purposes but even 5g/day will build an impressive amount of muscle. I suppose there is lots of variability and probably no research done for this feeding pattern, so it would be interesting to know if Matt has any muscle gain?
Mar
7
comment Can meal frequency have a significant impact on exercise?
Interesting... Well in the case of one meal a day that probably means that you get around 30g protein a day to build muscle with. If it all gets used then with the typical 16% protein content of muscle you could still grow 66kg of muscle a year :-)
Feb
28
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Feb
28
comment How can I avoid the Man with the Hammer?
Actually, looking at the chart again that's a pretty short time to run out of glycogen in. Nevertheless, here's a good starting point for increasing your mitochondria.
Feb
28
answered Want to try keto diet but have no money
Feb
28
comment How can I avoid the Man with the Hammer?
Definitely looks like you ran out of glycogen. One thing that may be worth looking at is increasing your mitochondrial efficiency in handling fat (maybe by eating a ketogenic diet for a while). In a marathon you will definitely run out of glycogen and then you need to sustain your run on fat metabolism which is somewhat lower energy output for the same oxygen intake.
Feb
28
comment Can meal frequency have a significant impact on exercise?
Do you have a reference for the 50g at a time thing? Seems to me that the body can extract amino acids while the food is in the small intestine. This says that the SI will be 50% emptied after 3 hours, and if your body is used to one meal/day, might it not be even longer?
Feb
22
comment The chemical make-up of food: can non-fat be converted to fat?
+1 but I disagree with the calorie algebra. Our body is very flexible and if there is a calorie deficit the body will make you hungry, sluggish and cold. The only reason a deficit of 500kcal works is because it's more than the body can easily compensate for. If you would be in a deficit of let's say 200kcal you'd just be miserable with nothing to show for it. Better to let the body go towards a natural composition by eating Paleo and then tweaking with fasts and high-intensity exercise.
Feb
21
answered Can meal frequency have a significant impact on exercise?
Feb
16
answered Is the book “Wheat Belly” credible?
Feb
15
comment Eating more and still losing weight
@Aaron, I'm actually of European descent and 90-100% of our gene pool is lactose tolerant :-) Parmesan doesn't contain lactose. Furthermore, lactose intolerance is an inconvenience, not a really damaging thing. Bottom line, it's easy to detect if you have dairy issues (simply cut them out for a while and see if you notice a difference) and if you do, don't eat dairy.
Feb
15
comment Eating more and still losing weight
@Aaron The Very Strict Paleo diet does exclude dairy and all grains, but many interpretations aren't as strict as that. The case against modern wheat is strong, but the case against oats and dairy isn't as clear-cut, and aged cheese like parmesan even less so.