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profile for Greg E. on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

Undergraduate student double-majoring in chemistry and computer science. Primarily interested in chemoinformatics/computational chemistry. I work part-time as a freelance web developer, general and organic chemistry TA, and math and science tutor.

A partial and unordered list of some of my favorite things:

  • The caffeine molecule.
  • Euler's formula.
  • The Weierstrass substitution.
  • Laplace transforms.
  • Fourier transforms.
  • Diagonal matrices.
  • The novels of Kurt Vonnegut.
  • Chiral auxiliaries.
  • Pie.

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answered Taking Protein Shake with BCAA tablets?
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answered Want to lose weight, need advice
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answered How does the cyclic-ketogenic diet allow weight loss and muscle gain?
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comment How to lose waist fat?
@michael, perhaps I was oversensitive and misread your intent. My interpretation of the research tends to err pretty heavily on the side of spot reduction being a myth unless we take an extremely literal view that allows even microscopic differences to be regarded as significant. The research indicates that very subtle spot reduction, detectable in a clinical setting, might exist. That's different from what people are looking for when asking about spot reduction vis-a-vis a diet and exercise regimen. None of this research supports noticeable spot reduction within that specific context.
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comment How to lose waist fat?
@michael, fair enough. I don't purport to be an expert and I didn't make any claims to be one in my post. Anybody who reads the claims of a random stranger on the internet should have the common sense to seek confirmation from a more authoritative source. I've done a fair amount of research on the subject and what I attempted to do was to summarize the general consensus. That said, point taken, I'll add a few sources. Now that I've taken your advice, let me reciprocate: try not to be so condescending toward well-intentioned contributors, and don't make assumptions about others are thinking.
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comment How to lose waist fat?
@michael, is that a critique of my post or just a disagreement with its assertions?
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comment How to lose waist fat?
There are certainly workouts that target the muscles in that area, but that's completely different from targeting the area specifically for fat loss.
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answered How to lose waist fat?
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revised Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?
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answered Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?
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answered Any reason for feeling nausea when working out?
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answered Will taking Vitamin D supplements harm my bodies ability to produce it itself?