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    Last week was a challenge. Family members all...

    Last week was a challenge. Family members all caught colds and work had me busting my hump. Usually work from home but had to go in for three days last week. That really throws off my routine. ...
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    Back when I used to go the office we had an...

    Back when I used to go the office we had an incident that resulted in a policy change. On this particular day we were in the boardroom on our quarterly earnings call when this horrible, rancid smell...
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    This article references a study in Syndey that...

    This article references a study in Syndey that showed lifting weights has a potentially significant benefit in warding off dementia.

    University of Sydney (via noodls) / Pumping iron could ward...
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    My fast days are currently Tuesday and Thursday. ...

    My fast days are currently Tuesday and Thursday. Those seem to be the easiest for me. On Tuesdays I usually have a breakfast of eggs and bacon or leftover steak or chicken from the night before. ...
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    There has been some discussion that the DNA...

    There has been some discussion that the DNA testing used was not entirely reliable. Some manufacturers were claiming that because extracts are used in the manufacture that DNA testing will miss it. ...
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    I've been doing it for about four weeks now,...

    I've been doing it for about four weeks now, although I don't just eat what I want on my non fast days. The first week was a little tough but since then my fast days are pretty much like any other. ...
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    Finished my 2K meter ranking row today and...

    Finished my 2K meter ranking row today and dropped under 9 minutes total for the first time. Total improvement of about 10 seconds overall. My total distance for the week is just under 25K meters...
  8. Thread: Gary Taubes?

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    Are we splitting hairs here? What I said,...

    Are we splitting hairs here? What I said, paraphrasing for clarity, was that between pork chops and high carb foods you can't take in as many calories with pork chops as you can with high carb...
  9. Thread: Gary Taubes?

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    So after NewOldGuy's response I thought I'd look...

    So after NewOldGuy's response I thought I'd look up the section in the book. Here it is from pages 310-311, (at least in the version I have.)

    What the Vermont investigators failed to take into...
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    I stand corrected.

    I stand corrected.
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    I think one of the outcomes of following the diet...

    I think one of the outcomes of following the diet that Taubes talks about is that calories are reduced, but more as a by product than a conscious goal.

    I seem to recall one of the experiments he...
  12. Impressive and it's better than I could do, but I...

    Impressive and it's better than I could do, but I don't think that really compares to carrying the ship mast as described in the intro.
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    Up a pound this week but the only surprise is...

    Up a pound this week but the only surprise is that it wasn't more. Super Bowl was a major cheat day and then my boss called and wanted to meet for dinner at this Irish pub downtown last night. 😋 ...
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    Supplements? I've long suspected this.

    NY Attorney General going after major retailers for selling useless supplements.
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    The assumption here is that they are using an EBT...

    The assumption here is that they are using an EBT card that allows them to buy food but not take out cash. But if you buy the sodas and return them, you get cash, it doesn't go back on the card.
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  16. Lots of great responses, thanks. One thing...

    Lots of great responses, thanks.

    One thing that didn't really occur to me until I read sbhikes's response was how motivating tracking progress can be. I've been really hitting my Concept2 rower...
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    So after reading up on improving my VO2 max it...

    So after reading up on improving my VO2 max it appears that doing intervals are the fastest way to achieve some improvement. Yesterday I set up my rower to do 1:1 intervals and did 7 reps. I...
  18. Where do you find your motivation / inspiration?

    I find having a strong motivator is key for me to stay with the course in my efforts to adhere to a primal way of eating and exercising. I tend to look for success stories but find that bad examples...
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    Ok, a pretty good week. On diet, I managed to...

    Ok, a pretty good week. On diet, I managed to continue with the 5:2 fasting and that is working well. In aiming for 80:20 compliance with Primal eating I was probably more like 70:30 this week...
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    Plod on, plod on, plod on

    The title is a little pedestrian (pun intended), but consistency is what I need.

    I’m starting this journal with some mixed feelings. After hanging out here for some time I tend to see two types...
  21. Thanks for the link Rushie, very interesting. ...

    Thanks for the link Rushie, very interesting. That article contends that calorie counts are typically too high on food labels since they don't account for the calories lost during the digestion...
  22. Calorie Myths and Accuracy of Food Nutrition Labels

    In regards to Mark’s post from last week, “9 More Calorie Myths We Should All Stop Believing”, the myth Mark talks about in “Conscious regulation of one’s energy intake and expenditure is possible”,...
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    This originally ran on the BBC last year I believe. There are a number of threads discussing it if you do a search.

    I only caught it last week or so and was really intrigued by the 5:2 approach...
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    Thanks for all the responses. For me the biggest...

    Thanks for all the responses. For me the biggest turnoff is usually the smell. My wife really loves Halibut and Salmon, I guess I need to start letting her cook it indoors and get used to it. The...
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    Omega-3 blood levels among older adults

    Man I hate fish, but I may have to figure out how to get over that. This study by Harvard School of Public Health and University of Washington indicates that the biggest improvements were found in...
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