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Research / Re: More proof that we neeeeed chocolate
« on: April 03, 2012, 03:31:02 PM »
... study funded by the chocolate industry.

Kelloggs fund a lot of research regarding cereal, apparently it's really good for you! ::)

Interviews / Re: Questions about the Paleo Diet
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:18:22 PM »
I'll make some time tomorrow to email you a response to these questions. Will be a good test of my own knowledge as well as helping you out with your work :)

Workout Journals / Re: Chris' Gymnastics Log [Cycle 2]
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:16:18 PM »

So it's been a while since I've posted any of my training on here! I felt like I was spamming up the forum posting 4-5 times a week with, what was effectively, the same post multiple times :o Anyway, I feel it will be easier simply to post notable occurrences in training, the changes in my routine and the strength testing for each new cycle.

I still had a bit of issue with my elbow and decided to go for a complete break from gymnastics for a couple of weeks over the Christmas period. I haven't had a problem since. From the beginning of January I've been back on track with my training and finished my Cycle 2 routine :D Most notably, I can now hold a good Flat Tuck Back Lever and a good Advanced Frog Stand, both for 5 seconds! Which is rather minimal, but it's nice to see that first step on my strength journey ;D

I will post my strength testing after Cycle 2 soon, followed by my third cycle routine which I have just started. Going to put some more focus on handstand strength in this cycle. I want to eventually be able to hold a handstand without the aid of a wall AND be able to do good headstand push ups. All in good time! :)

Research / Re: Red meat halves risk of depression
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:50:57 PM »

"Experts admitted surprise at the findings because so many other studies have linked red meat to physical health risks." -- I weep for researchers and scientists everywhere. How long until they will make the connection?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Article Against the Paleo Diet
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:00:39 PM »
Judging by his "Recommendations" section at the end, he is actually SUPPORTING most aspects of the paleolithic diet, advocating the elimination of grains, beans, dairy, sugar, and supporting grass-fed organic meat. He argues and nitpicks about some areas of diet (meat eating vs. vegetarians; abstinence of alcohol... illogical! *sigh*)  as well as the many "versions" that exist. But these versions have such small differences (canola oil or olive oil? Hmmm?) it hardly comes up as a con. Even though the key principles of the diet are being followed, the fact that someone may use a vegetable oil instead of animal fat to cook their meat immediately makes it flawed? Ugh! >:(

Vitamins and Supplements / Re: Supplements in the UK?
« on: March 19, 2012, 09:48:31 AM »
I got my Vitamin D3 (10000iu) from iHerb and they also have a range of omega3/fish oil tablets too. Fast and reasonably-priced shipping too :)

Roast potatoes. I love my Mum's crispy roast potatoes in duck fat!

Though chocolate is a close second. Best of luck Jean! :)

Diet and nutrition / Re: Again with the fruit
« on: January 17, 2012, 01:03:45 PM »
The rest of my day is fat, protein, and lots of non-starchy veggies.

Bear in mind that natural fruit and vegetables have a LOT of fibre, which minimises the spike in insulin caused from eating those foods. A smaller spike in insulin means your body will still use ketones as its main (and preferred) energy. It would probably take 100g+ of carbohydrates before your ketosis was affected. Less than 50g of carbohydrates is often recommended to get people into ketosis faster but I know paleo/primal eaters who can eat up to 150g of carbohydrates and still be in ketosis, so relax. You'll be fine :)

Miscellaneous / Re: Changes in sexual desire or performance?
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:45:15 PM »
Tremendous positive changes in everything sex-related. Also, I am still infatuated with the "never-gets-old" new, lean image that I see in mirrors.  One possible downside; I am now a bit too horny for my own good....

Ditto here. The morning oak is no longer a guessing game, it's guaranteed!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Is it Paleo? (flowchart)
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:39:55 PM »
Love it, very entertaining! ;D

Diet and nutrition / Re: Carbs to sugar conversion ratio question
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:33:16 PM »
I'm pretty sure 1g digested = 1g in blood. This applies to both starch and sugar. So 10g of carbohydrates from fruit will result in 10g of carbohydrates entering the bloodstream.

Any particular reason you're trying to find this out?

Miscellaneous / Re: Frustrated and keep getting in arguments.
« on: January 01, 2012, 07:11:20 AM »
"Stand back, I'm going to try.....SCIENCE!"

;D ;D

It's a little harder with members of the medical profession, who often are not terribly open to any ideas that go against the 'low fat, whole grains, red meat is BAD!!!' bullsh*t they've been force fed for years.

I've actually been pleasantly surprised by the number of dietitians who do NOT advocate the contemporary diet we are told is the healthiest and have recommended ketogenic diets to people with diabetes, IBS, etc. It's a positive sign that a minute number of professionals have actually researched for the truth in a land full of conflicting research papers. Eggs are GOOD! Eggs are BAD! Eggs might be OK! No wonder the papers are changing every week!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Dietary Debauchery and Sugar Addiction
« on: December 27, 2011, 06:47:28 AM »
I can't say I've noticed a craving specifically for coke or pepsi but I definitely get major carb cravings when I have eaten something I shouldn't have!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Bodybuilding diet
« on: December 19, 2011, 02:12:51 PM »
Elaborating on what Warren Dew has said, take into account that the majority of fruits are high in fibre and lower in carbs than grains and sugar. The fibre will help in maintaining a low blood sugar level. Considering the amount of exercise you are doing, timing your carbohydrate intake to be during or after your workout will take advantage of when your muscles are highly insulin sensitive, utilising the carbohydrate eaten to refuel your muscle glycogen. This in turn preserves more of your body's available protein (either in the body or ingested) from being converted into glucose through gluconeogenesis and, thus, more available protein equals a greater nitrogen balance which equals a greater potency to build more muscle. The ideal situation for a bodybuilder!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Are sausages from the butcher usually paleo?
« on: December 16, 2011, 09:22:59 AM »
I've had sausages done with no binder, they still worked great as a sausage. The whole needs a binder thing is bullshit with regards to sausages, the skin is all the binder it needs.

I've found exactly the same thing. I buy organic sausages from a local farming company which are just meat, skin and herbs. Why they need anything in them besides that is beyond me...

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