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Foods How much protein? (to gain muscle) Mar 09 2012
06:47 (UTC)
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Tofu and lentils are cheap. You can make homemade seitan and it's super cheap (expensive to buy premade though). Chicken thighs, sardines, oats (as grains go, oats are pretty high protein). I think pea protein powder is not too expensive. HTH!

Foods What's with hating soy? Mar 05 2012
23:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by pibblety:

It only affects women - men feel free to chomp away!

Apparently there is evidence that it contributes to hormone imbalances that make us more pear-shaped :(

The jury is still out as they run more tests so the 'hate' is likely just to warn you off just in case - and await the outcomes of the tests.

ho hum. I just eat a bit less. Sushi anyone?

Well, since pear-shaped is healthier than apple shaped, I'd say this is a benefit of soy consumption?

Foods What's with hating soy? Mar 05 2012
03:00 (UTC)
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Original Post by smashley23:

There should be more research on the effects of processed soy because it is in so many foods, but the whole estrogen thing is a bunch of broscience.  The phytoestrogens in soy (and other foods) do not affect male testosterone levels.  There have been plenty of studies to confirm that.

Word. My husband eats soy all the time and I assure you his hairline, libido, penis and masculinity are all intact.

Foods What's with hating soy? Mar 05 2012
02:58 (UTC)
55

Haven't you heard? A new study shows that fat carbs sugar wheat soy is the root of all disease!

Weight Loss F*** Calories Mar 03 2012
05:47 (UTC)
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I've gotten the impression via her twitter feed that she's into the paleo thing.

Health & Support Sugar: The Bitter Truth Mar 01 2012
06:01 (UTC)
3

I enjoyed this the other day:

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2012/02 /is-sugar-fattening.html

The Lounge What some of us may not know about Peta Feb 27 2012
04:13 (UTC)
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I'm a vegan and a pit bull rescuer and I really, really dislike PETA. Always have.

The Lounge Small-breasted Women: Does it bother you? Feb 23 2012
00:48 (UTC)
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At this point I'm pretty much flat-chested, I don't even fill out an A cup. I look like a teenage boy. Laughing It doesn't even register on my radar. I've had a few haters online 'make fun' of it and all I can do is laugh at how little I care, they think they're hurting me? Nice try. I've never had big breasts, so I don't know what I'm missing and I have to admit I like not having to lug them around and deal with them flopping all over the place when I'm exercising and wearing thick heavy bras when it's hot outside. My husband likes me just fine the way I am (although sometimes he makes jokes about me looking like a teenage boy).

Health & Support 40% intake of Calories through Protein is considered unhealthy? Feb 20 2012
04:14 (UTC)
5

The human body is pretty adaptable, I don't think there's any specific macronutrient ratio that is just flat-out unhealthy. There are so many other factors that determine how healthy a diet is.

I think it's more important to make sure you're meeting your protein, fat and micronutrient needs than to obsess about ratios.

Weight Loss 2000 calories a day - are you kidding me Feb 19 2012
03:54 (UTC)
3

I agree with the trainer.

Weight Loss everything has carbs!!! Feb 16 2012
20:58 (UTC)
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Original Post by raychelc:

Original Post by ambereva:

Original Post by raychelc:

Original Post by ambereva:

Original Post by raychelc:

I, too, feel and look much leaner when limiting carbs..I even have muscle tone! I never had that in the past when I was thin without bothering to diet. I was eating anything then, and while I was thin, I was pretty soft.

Now, I'm not saying every body part is rock hard these days, but the pudge layer is definitely reduced.

 

That's because of glycogen depletion, not because you have less fat on you.

Well, whatever the reason, I have tone where I didn't see it before, and my muscles feel a lot firmer/stronger, so I'll take it!

 

That's fine, lets just not go around telling people it's because carbs make you fat.

Carbs (junky foods) DID make me fat and were my weakness.

I've never once said that anyone else *should* go low carb to lose weight.

No one thing does it for all.

 

They made me fat, too. Not because they were carbs though. Because I ate too much of them.

Weight Loss everything has carbs!!! Feb 16 2012
16:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by raychelc:

Original Post by ambereva:

Original Post by raychelc:

I, too, feel and look much leaner when limiting carbs..I even have muscle tone! I never had that in the past when I was thin without bothering to diet. I was eating anything then, and while I was thin, I was pretty soft.

Now, I'm not saying every body part is rock hard these days, but the pudge layer is definitely reduced.

 

That's because of glycogen depletion, not because you have less fat on you.

Well, whatever the reason, I have tone where I didn't see it before, and my muscles feel a lot firmer/stronger, so I'll take it!

 

That's fine, lets just not go around telling people it's because carbs make you fat.

Fitness How effective is P90x? Feb 16 2012
02:50 (UTC)
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Workouts that are traditionally considered more 'for guys' are generally more effective for everyone. Go for it! P90x is a great workout and I know lots of people who've gotten in really good shape with it.

Weight Loss everything has carbs!!! Feb 16 2012
01:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by raychelc:

I, too, feel and look much leaner when limiting carbs..I even have muscle tone! I never had that in the past when I was thin without bothering to diet. I was eating anything then, and while I was thin, I was pretty soft.

Now, I'm not saying every body part is rock hard these days, but the pudge layer is definitely reduced.

 

That's because of glycogen depletion, not because you have less fat on you.

Weight Loss everything has carbs!!! Feb 15 2012
20:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by mjsophia:

Original Post by ambereva:

I lost weight (and am still losing, down close to 90 pounds now) eating 400+ grams of carbs a day. Whoever told you that is selling something. Ebook perhaps?

Amberva and armandounc:


Can you tell me what your micro-nutrient distribution looks like (the % of Carb/protein/fat...in case I'm saying that wrong)?

Typically my macro breakdown looks like:

45-50% carb
30% fat
20-25% protein

By clinical standards this would qualify as a low-carb diet, but I eat a lot (2800 ish calories a day) so my 'low carb' ratio of 50% works out to 350 grams a day. During my weight loss phase I was eating a higher percentage of calories from carbs, my diet has evolved some recently. My body fat is now so low (10%) that I need to focus on getting more fat through my diet to support proper hormonal function. Fat and protein need are constant, so to meet my needs I had to lower carbs proportionally. NOT BECAUSE CABS MAKE PEOPLE FAT. But because I need to meet my fat and protein need.

Weight Loss everything has carbs!!! Feb 15 2012
14:43 (UTC)
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I lost weight (and am still losing, down close to 90 pounds now) eating 400+ grams of carbs a day. Whoever told you that is selling something. Ebook perhaps?

Foods 600-ish Calorie breakfast? Too much? Feb 10 2012
07:05 (UTC)
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It IS a lot of carbs, and I'm not afraid of carbs. I'd pick either the muffin OR the oats, and add another egg.

 

the calories are fine, I eat about that much for breakfast every day.

Weight Loss Losing on "High Fat"... Feb 08 2012
07:22 (UTC)
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I'm a pear and eat TONS of fat and am very lean.

Fitness How can I lose my "THUNDER THEIGHS" Feb 07 2012
04:19 (UTC)
16

I love my thunder thighs! Of course, I love them much more now that they're big STRONG thunder thighs rather than big fat thunder thighs. Get yourself under a barbell and squat!

Foods avocados... good or bad Feb 06 2012
22:35 (UTC)
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Original Post by cblooflat:

Hear both that they are awesome and that they are to high in fat... Love avocados so if I can keep em I would like to

Good. So very, very good. I eat at least 1 a day, sometimes more.

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