Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 08-10-2013 at 02:25 PM.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
Really? A1c can be "fixed" by lowering carbs for just a few days? I actually did not know that .... so no it was not part of my agenda. Do you have a cite for it? I'd like to follow up if I could. As far as metabolic syndrome... well its a diagnosis with 5 criteria of which the diagnostician usually will make sure you meet 3 of to get said diagnosis. Those 5 criteria are very much related to or because of insulin resistance.
I still think your intentionally missing the point when it comes to muscular/physiological insulin resistance in a low carber and I'm almost certain that this is due to your agenda. Its just a poor argument for anybody with half a brain and any previous knowledge in the paleo/primal community to make. So I can only assume its your agenda. Either way I'm glad your A1c and FG are right on. I don't like to beat the *your a young guy* drum, but seriously at your age and activity level you could be drinking like a fish and pounding skittles and still have fare markers.....Hell, I'm 35 and consider myself too young to put stock in "perfect" tests right now. What I mean is you really gotta screw up big time to see it on a lab test at your age.
As to the last paragraph, I said it was only one marker and later in repsponse to timthetaco linked the study that showed an EXACTLY linear progression of increased mortality from the less than 5% group through the greater than 7% group. PRECICELY linear. Thats simply astounding to me. Now.... the caveat... This was in the age group I mentioned... over 40 years of age. So does it mean a damn thing to you right now? Probably not, but personally I don't think you or me are going to die of a chronic degenerative condition in the next 10 years anyhow...these are markers to know for people at risk.
Last edited by Neckhammer; 08-10-2013 at 05:58 PM.
Hello from Croatia ;-)
I'm hiring Borge Fagerli.
Why six pack? It's about the look, as I said pick up is one of my main hobbies and I'm sad to report that girls are as shallow as men, so it will make my work easier ;-)
But seriously its more of a challenge, just like the pilot course and everything else in my list. I'm on a cruise now with my family, I feel pretty good restraining at the rediculous huge buffet every meal.
Hey, man, I say if you want a six-pack go for it. I'm one of the lucky genetic freaks whose default body setting is "abs" no matter what I do--I just get varying degrees of ab shreddedness depending on how hard I dial in nutrition and workouts. I won't fault someone for wanting to do it as a personal challenge, unless they're doing crazy stupid/unhealthy stuff.
Let us know what works for you; this stuff is interesting.
I have abs, but it comes with visible ribs, and chicken arms. Trust me, no one really gives a shit.