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Feb
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comment What are the ways to reach the optimal running cadence (180 steps per minute)?
It is actually AT LEAST 180 strides per minute. Not exactly 180 strides per minute. Also, there would naturally be a difference in cadence between short and long runs.
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
The problem for most is that they try to keep the mealpattern and just lower the calories. What happens is when you stop dieting you start to overeat again since the pattern is the same. Therefor changing the whole pattern around eating is a way to make substantial change in the long run. I would say what would probably make most impact for most is to eat only breakfast, lunch and dinner. Keeping one of the meals low. That keeps most in maintanance on almost any diet.
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
What I agree on though is the sustainability and adherence to diet. Whatever makes you stick to the plan in the long run is good regardless of how you do it. This is where cutting down carbs is good. But there is still no magic going on, and there is still nothing inherently "bad" with carbs. Eating more protein keeps you more satiated, which makes you eat less calories. However, eating carbs before training have shown to lower cortisol, so eating carbs for someone who trains is actually a good thing.
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
That is the most common problem with self reporting. There is a clear bias which have been shown time and time again that people report less then what they actually eat. Therefor you need systems like double label water and controlled meal plans when performing studies. That is exactly why older studies had it wrong when claiming that you could magically lose weight on caloric surplus.
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
What you eat has less importance to caloric deficit, if you are not in caloric deficit you will not lose weight. I am here to correct an error you made. And as long as we are clear with the caloric deficit, then that is fine by me.
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
""simply cutting calories" does not necessairly work"
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
What are you even talking about? ... do you even know what causality means? Have you even read your own article? Are you even aware that the article tries to make a point out of a public health perspective (how we can maintain weight over time), and you are argumenting how a person on caloric deficit is not going to lose weight. Do you even understand the difference here? Good Calories, Bad Calories is not a scholarly book: cspinet.org/nah/11_02/bigfatlies.pdf . It is a book that deliberatly misinterprates, and sometimes flat out lies about some basic facts of human physiology.
Jan
23
revised Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
Restructured the text to better make the point.
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
Firstly... '=' is not an implication, it is a equivalence. Meaning it goes both directions. In this context it means exactly this: Energy stored = Energy eaten - energy spent . So if you want to make an argument that you lose more fat on your diet, you have to explain where that energy is going. If you can't explain that, then that does not imply magic.
Jan
23
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
K.L : Please read this: proteinpower.com/drmike/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/…
Jan
22
revised Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
Added weekly balance
Jan
22
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
It will put quite a lot of stress on your body. If you want to gain a little mass (or even keep mass) it will most likely be detrimental towards that goal. Also, unless you are seriously well trained it will most likely be too hard training pushing you towards overtraining.
Jan
22
answered Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
Jan
22
comment Eating pasta and developing a sixpack
Actually, there is no magic going on here. You consume less calories since you probably over ate on carbs to begin with. But there is nothing in fat and protein that makes you lose more fat (or less fat on carbs). So this is just plain wrong. Among scientists there is quite a lot of concesuses, this is one of them. It is quite easy, first law of thermodynamic.
Jan
16
comment Estimated calories you burn throughout day
The Harris-Benedict formula is pretty old and isn't really reliable in todays world. A better option is to use Katch-McArdle which only take into account the metabolically active part of the body. BMR = 370 + (21.6 x Lean Body Mass(kg) )
Nov
28
revised What is considered a healthy weight loss and body fat decrease?
I clarified some weaker argument and strengthen them with an overall study. I also fixed some errors in the calculations and made it easier to read.
Nov
25
answered How often should one eat to stay physically fit?
Nov
25
comment How often should one eat to stay physically fit?
"In first case it's more likely to have excessive calories which will not be needed for your body at the moment." . This have no backing (to my knowledge) in proper science. The energy balance is total over time, not in a small window of when you are eating.
Nov
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revised Low weight causing health problems
Some grammar and spelling mistakes