Sep 28, 2013 at 10:12:06
“Man, wish I could get a deal like that and find room for a squat rack. At my gym, there's only one rack, and people tend to use it for everything but squats. Like pushups... when there's miles of free floor space everywhere.”
AngelaQuattrano on Sep 28, 2013 at 13:22:31
“My living room has the weight training equipment in it. It helps being willing to sacrifice the space because I more highly value fitness than television.”
Rob1964 on Sep 28, 2013 at 10:36:29
“I just got lucky buying and selling but it is nice to have.
Doing pushups or bicep curls in the squat rack is a crime.”
Sep 14, 2013 at 11:03:33
“No, you didn't say that. But you still haven't shown me any proof that the diet causes liver and kidney strain, just a personal story that could have any number of variables to account for.
I still don't care about Crossfit. Sorry it bothers you so much. I weight train the old fashioned way, using barbells and proper form, so yes, some of the "unique" ways I've seen crossfitters train with weights does raise my eyebrow, but at the same time I can't say it's an all-encompassing horror show without more information to go on.”
Sep 13, 2013 at 13:28:56
“But... If you're a grain free pescetarian you ARE eating a Paleo diet. It never has required eating land animals.
If you don't want to call yourself that, fine, but who cares who "invented" the name, and whether or not it has to do with cavemen? The basic tenets work, despite all the controversy about who ate what and when.”
Rob1964 on Sep 13, 2013 at 23:45:53
“I have always thought that the paleo/primal diet should emphasize more fish than mammal meat but that is just an opinion.”
James Kling on Sep 13, 2013 at 15:49:13
“Exactly. Grain-free pescetarian describes how my wife eats.”
Sep 13, 2013 at 11:40:52
“I see the uninformed cynic brigade is out as well.
We just might see some impassioned debate about a current topic! How unusual for a discussion board!”
sabelmouse on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:24:16
“not if the mods have their way. it'll be like an old , moth eaten jumper. full of holes!”
jessicadevyn on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:45:28
“Oh please. I am a sub elite marathon runner and triathlete. I also have undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry. Don't think that we are a bunch of uninformed two ton Tonys sitting around. If Paleo works for you, straining your kidneys and liver and ripping out your knee at crossfit is your idea of a workout, great for you. ”
Sep 13, 2013 at 11:29:46
“The critics tend to misinterpret this diet (and other similar variations) with straw men and superficial research.
They're really trying hard to bury this thing as a fad, but all the people reaping the benefits don't seem to care. As for those on the fence, friends and family who have incredible long term success with is the best advertising of all.”
Aug 31, 2013 at 23:46:09
“Please, nobody listen to this.
It's completely false and extremely dangerous in practice.”
oliverljames on Sep 1, 2013 at 12:50:05
“When one is deficient in some vitamin or protein etc. it will less likely be the case of diet - firstly, we make all of our own vitamins and proteins - Marketing will never tell you this - chemistry will. It is important to note that you need close to zero B12 in order not to develop deficiency. One should also know that if one is B12 deficient it is due to a host of things such as coffee, sugar, vaccines, alcohol, tea, meds, chlorinated water, fluorides and so much more.
Or being b12 deficient might occur to some genetic dynamic within your body - a genetic defunct, and pumping in all the B12 you want won't do a thing. Keep your diet simple and completely natural and raw - and you will be at your optimum health. And you'll save a ton of money and time.”
oliverljames on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:41:37
“And who perpetuates this hype/myth is big pharma - they had an agenda as the vegan community grew and figured they would scare them into thinking they needed something, that their diet would be lacking in something. Yet, they will sell you antibiotics and not mention their effects on b12. And there are so many other things we digest that will degrade what you think is B12 that you are taking - starting with digestion itself.”
oliverljames on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:32:47
“Pancake person - show me one case where a person didn't have b12 in their body - show me just one case. Then you will know what I mean about myth. And nice try acting like you knew what Gravity defiant was talking about - you should had said what he/she said in your comment then the first time!”
oliverljames on Aug 31, 2013 at 23:55:10
“Well - why don't you show them how this is incorrect. While your at it, explain why there are so many folk who don't eat foods with B12 in it - or destroy the b12 in their foods by processing or cooking or adding other chemical compounds that denature B12 - yet they are not suffering from "B12 deficiencies (which btw are similar to so many other condition's symptoms. But either way you choose to respond - do so with chemistry and or biology and not because you read it somewhere. You know what you can read - while you're googling, - how easy it is to degrade B12, how it exists always in the intestines, how it lasts for years in the intestines... ”
Aug 30, 2013 at 14:47:57
“Nope, math doesn't add up.
Right now I'm only weight training three times a week for forty-five minutes (rest and recovery are just as important as training when it comes to lifting). I don't do cardio except for a walk maybe a couple of times a week.
When I was overweight and keeping my calories at around 2000, I was on a treadmill 30 minutes every day and STILL struggling with my body fat.”
Aug 30, 2013 at 13:08:29
“Yes, but those cookies trigger your body to store fat, and the peaches much less so (although that's still a lot of sugar).
A few months ago I started weight training. I'm having a hard time GAINING weight now--even though I'm eating an obscene amount of food every day--just never fattening foods. I don't count anymore, but trust me, daily intake must be well over 3000. But I know... anecdotes and all that.”
Patient Zero on Aug 30, 2013 at 13:17:19
“That box of cookies is 5000 calories all on its own. That's why you don't eat it.
You are having trouble gaining weight because you are burning off calories by exercising. You can eat more food because you are burning it off.”
Aug 30, 2013 at 12:53:01
“Alright, we're somewhat hung up on semantics here and a difference in understanding what a calorie actually is and how it relates to the body.
We can go in circles for hours about this, dancing around the science, biochemistry, the history of how calories became part of the lexicon in the first place--etc. etc... The point is, I bet you could eliminate the word "calorie" from your vocabulary and memory, keep doing what your doing nutrition wise, and be fine. It won't be as easy for EVERY individual for numerous reasons--not always involving "laziness".
Using calories as a tool tends to make people think way too much about calories.”
Patient Zero on Aug 30, 2013 at 12:58:10
“The thing is if you just do what I suggest your calorie count automatically goes down anyway. People load up on processed foods which are very easy to eat. A box of cookies is a lot easier to eat than 10 peaches. That's why you don't do it.”
Aug 30, 2013 at 12:29:34
“You originally stated that all that matters is eating less and moving more.
If that's the case, one should be able to eat as much junk food as one wants as long as the calorie sum is UNDER what's needed for that individual, or they burn off the excess in the gym. I think you might agree that's not a good idea.
See your contradiction yet?
You're actually on the right track for eating right, you're just hung up on calories, which was my original point.
Patient Zero on Aug 30, 2013 at 12:41:20
“You can eat junk food. It makes it very difficult, though, to lose weight as you can eat very little of it and get too many calories. I've been chatting about this before you started talking to me. And I've said that you don't eat processed food (of which junk food is a subset) as it is high in calories. Lowering your calorie intake is what you need to do to lose weight. Eating nutritously is what you need to do to be as healthy as possible, plus it makes it easy to eat fewer calories. This is why I've been saying these things. It's all anyone needs to do. Walk a half hour every other day, and stop eating crap. This automatically will lower your calorie count and automatically get your exercise levels up (for most people, particularly couch potatoes).”
Aug 30, 2013 at 12:22:42
“Yes, you have been repeating the exact same contradiction. You don't seem to be aware of that.”
Patient Zero on Aug 30, 2013 at 12:24:56
“NO, it's not a contradiction. I said eat less. You can do that by not eating processed foods, because they pack on a great deal of calories. Avoid sugary foods as well for the same reasons. Instead get sweet foods from fruits and vegetables. Don't eat artificial sweeteners, because that increases your taste for sweet foods which have a lot of calories.
This is what I've said from the start.”