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  • Originally posted by billp View Post
    I don't know why you are even thinking about glycogen. Only diabetics worry about glycogen. Healthy people just make it when they need it.
    I'm just interested in all that kind of stuff. Sometimes I ask questions here not because I'm worried about something, but just because I'm interested. So sometimes it's a bit bothering that people immediately say things like "don't obsess" etc. without answering the question

    So carb timing isn't important, what about protein timing?
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    • You're asking me? How am I supposed to know? Ask me a sensible question.

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      • Hey billp, I think you maybe right about your theory that you need more "primal" calories than "SAD" calories to maintain the same weight. I can't say with certainty how many calories I consumed back on SAD, but I tried to calculate it and it was really a MAX of 3000. Then I Started eating primal, probably the same amount of calories and started losing. And as you know I'm now eating 5000 to gain slowly. I think it's pretty interesting, don't you think?
        well then

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        • Originally posted by billp View Post
          You're asking me? How am I supposed to know? Ask me a sensible question.
          I don't know, maybe you knew
          well then

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          • About a decade ago, I was talking with a man I'd met at a poetry-translation related event. He was a smart, older man with grown children. He asked me, "If you want children, why don't you have children yet?"

            And I answered "Because I don't want to be like the women that I see. I see women whose whole lives revolve around their kids. I see women who don't know themselves, who are overworked, over stressed, and over weight. I see women who pretend to be happy, who throw themselves into their kids and live vicariously through them, and ultimately, have no idea who they are in themselves. I watch them do selfish and destructive things -- to their families, to each other. And it seems to me that it happens because of kids, because when you say "well why don't you just do X instead of whaty ou are doing if you are so unhappy?" They tell me "well, you know, I have kids, and they need to have lives like everyone else. . ." so everyone is essnetially playing a game, a game where they are trying to do what everyone else is doing so that their kids will be happy, but no one is doing anything they really want to do, anything that makes them happy."

            "I just don't want to become that."

            And he said to me: "Because you see it exists, you already know that you won't become that. It isn't the children that causes that, it's the decision that the woman makes. Make different decisions, you'll have different outcomes."

            Moral of the story:

            You don't need to worry about preventing weight gain when you are 40 when you are 15. You can worry about it when you are 40.

            Because guess what? If you are 15 and taking good care of yourself, you will be healthy. And you will do that when you are 16. And you will do it when you are 17. And you will do it when you are 25. And you will do it when you are 35.

            I have known my husband since he was 23. He started running, daily, when he was 14. When he was 18, he went to university and ran on the university's cross country team.

            He got injured. He rehabilitated himself with weight training. He got into triathlons. He got out of triathlons. He kept lifting weights and casually running.

            And that's when I met him, when he was 23.

            He turned 40 two weeks ago.

            Between age 23 and 40, he has run and worked out every week without fail. He had always had a healthy diet. He has never had the experiences that many people on this board have had.

            It is because you already know. So you don't need to worry about later. You just need to take care of yourself now, and continue to do so (with proper adaptations as you age and learn more about yourself, etc) until you die.

            It doesn't mean you have to be concerned about it now.

            And btw, my friend was right. I found another way to parent -- and I'm none of those things that I feared being. Many of my friend's aren't.

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            • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
              About a decade ago, I was talking with a man I'd met at a poetry-translation related event. He was a smart, older man with grown children. He asked me, "If you want children, why don't you have children yet?"

              And I answered "Because I don't want to be like the women that I see. I see women whose whole lives revolve around their kids. I see women who don't know themselves, who are overworked, over stressed, and over weight. I see women who pretend to be happy, who throw themselves into their kids and live vicariously through them, and ultimately, have no idea who they are in themselves. I watch them do selfish and destructive things -- to their families, to each other. And it seems to me that it happens because of kids, because when you say "well why don't you just do X instead of whaty ou are doing if you are so unhappy?" They tell me "well, you know, I have kids, and they need to have lives like everyone else. . ." so everyone is essnetially playing a game, a game where they are trying to do what everyone else is doing so that their kids will be happy, but no one is doing anything they really want to do, anything that makes them happy."

              "I just don't want to become that."

              And he said to me: "Because you see it exists, you already know that you won't become that. It isn't the children that causes that, it's the decision that the woman makes. Make different decisions, you'll have different outcomes."

              Moral of the story:

              You don't need to worry about preventing weight gain when you are 40 when you are 15. You can worry about it when you are 40.

              Because guess what? If you are 15 and taking good care of yourself, you will be healthy. And you will do that when you are 16. And you will do it when you are 17. And you will do it when you are 25. And you will do it when you are 35.

              I have known my husband since he was 23. He started running, daily, when he was 14. When he was 18, he went to university and ran on the university's cross country team.

              He got injured. He rehabilitated himself with weight training. He got into triathlons. He got out of triathlons. He kept lifting weights and casually running.

              And that's when I met him, when he was 23.

              He turned 40 two weeks ago.

              Between age 23 and 40, he has run and worked out every week without fail. He had always had a healthy diet. He has never had the experiences that many people on this board have had.

              It is because you already know. So you don't need to worry about later. You just need to take care of yourself now, and continue to do so (with proper adaptations as you age and learn more about yourself, etc) until you die.

              It doesn't mean you have to be concerned about it now.

              And btw, my friend was right. I found another way to parent -- and I'm none of those things that I feared being. Many of my friend's aren't.
              Yeah you're right Today I was watching my friends literally eating entire m&m bags and emptying cookie packages (they do this every single day, not kidding) I don't think I have to be afraid to become like that
              well then

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              • Originally posted by Gadsie View Post
                Hey billp, I think you maybe right about your theory that you need more "primal" calories than "SAD" calories to maintain the same weight. I can't say with certainty how many calories I consumed back on SAD, but I tried to calculate it and it was really a MAX of 3000. Then I Started eating primal, probably the same amount of calories and started losing. And as you know I'm now eating 5000 to gain slowly. I think it's pretty interesting, don't you think?
                Seems to work that way. Am incapable of counting calories myself (or at least unwilling to try and insufficiently interested) but observational evidence seems to back it - that is, lots of people here losing weight with a higher 'calorific' intake than before.
                Last edited by billp; 06-05-2012, 07:15 AM.

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                • I did 5 reps on the squat the first set where I could only do 4 the last time. Onto the next 2 sets, don't thinkI'll make it but I'm resting 6 minutes in between. (yes I am posting from the gym)
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                  • Alright, 4 reps on the 2nd set, better than 3reps I did last time.
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                    • Originally posted by billp View Post
                      Seems to work that way. Am incapable of counting calories myself (or at least unwilling to try and insufficiently interested) but observational evidence seems to back it - that is, lots of people here losing weight with a higher 'calorific' intake than before.
                      Seems true for me.

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                      • Ok, why am I craving yogurt so bad? I'm not even hungry
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                        • Must. Fight. Craving. Because if I go to the store just for some yogurt I really feel like a food addict lol
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                          • 135 lbs, it's not going very fast, but we're getting there. (actually I have no idea how much weight I want to gain)
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                            • Do you realise you just said that you wanted to gain weight and complained it wasn't happening very quickly, right after you said you were fighting off a craving for yoghurt? If you want a yoghurt have a yoghurt. You get hungry for a reason.

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                              • Originally posted by billp View Post
                                Do you realise you just said that you wanted to gain weight and complained it wasn't happening very quickly, right after you said you were fighting off a craving for yoghurt? If you want a yoghurt have a yoghurt. You get hungry for a reason.
                                But the thing was I wasn't hungry, I did not want to eat beef or sweet potatoes or even ice cream, really just yogurt. Just kinda strange. But it turned out we still had yogurt so I had the entire pint
                                well then

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