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08-24-2010, 03:49 AM
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Posted By m330

Hi virginnia, As far as upping the fat...

Hi virginnia,

As far as upping the fat intake, after a few days of that now... wow, what a difference. It still feels so wrong to me, but it seems like it makes *all* the difference as to hunger....
08-24-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By m330

Good discussion, SailorDoom. And I know...

Good discussion, SailorDoom.

And I know exactly what you mean about the zealotry that can permeate these communities. Once emotion is brought into it, credibility can suffer. I don't know any...
08-23-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,367
Posted By m330

Weight coming off faster with increased fat calories

I had been in the 160g-200g/ day protein range with a standard low-fat approach. In transitioning to Primal, though, I noticed my protein intake is dipping as I increase the fat calories. I'm...
08-23-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,216
Posted By m330

I had been in the 160g-200g/ day protein range...

I had been in the 160g-200g/ day protein range with a standard low-fat approach. In transitioning to Primal, though, I noticed my protein intake is dipping as I increase the fat calories. I'm...
08-23-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,941
Posted By m330

Just wanted to echo those who posted admiring...

Just wanted to echo those who posted admiring your courage. I imagine you will serve to inspire a lot of people here, including many who may be lurking and never post. Along with the others, I'm...
08-23-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By m330

Wow, that turned into a long post. Hopefully...

Wow, that turned into a long post. Hopefully we're not hijacking your thread, virginnia...
08-23-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By m330

Hey SailorDoom, I haven't read all the...

Hey SailorDoom,

I haven't read all the linked articles, and I just looked into the movie after posting the previous comment (ordered the DVD from Amazon today. I also found it available as a...
08-22-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By m330

Hi virginnia, The flood was local... I'm in...

Hi virginnia,

The flood was local... I'm in Ohio. It was an isolated thing--we had a short but intense cloudburst last Wednesday night: 2.5 inches of rain in about 10 minutes. My first floor...
08-21-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By m330

Just noticed you're in New Zealand, virginnia. ...

Just noticed you're in New Zealand, virginnia.

One area of particular interest for me with the primal approach is the emphasis on eliminating, as best as possible, grain-fed meat and eggs (and...
08-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By m330

Wow... two weeks? :eek: I thought I was going to...

Wow... two weeks? :eek: I thought I was going to die just the second day into induction (I wasn't overweight at the time, and had a naturally fast metabolism, which may have made it worse.) This...
08-21-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,845
Posted By m330

Congratulations on quitting smoking--and managing...

Congratulations on quitting smoking--and managing to successfully drop weight in the process!

What kind of low carb plan are you following? (Atkins, Paleo/Primal, Zone?) I've long followed the...
Forum: Exercise
08-09-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,503
Posted By m330

Most of my life I've been the classic...

Most of my life I've been the classic ectomorph/hard gainer... I was the skinny kid spending too many hours in all sorts of gyms trying to bulk up, but I had a great deal of respect for the...
Forum: Exercise
08-04-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 69,662
Posted By m330

Just happened to be skimming MDA and found this...

Just happened to be skimming MDA and found this tidbit which directly addresses your question (proper context: the post is concerned with the period of time when transitioning from a typical Western...
Forum: Exercise
08-02-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 69,662
Posted By m330

Congrats on your success so far! And I think you...

Congrats on your success so far! And I think you hit the nail on the head regarding the P90X diet. I think it's important to remember that many of these published programs are written for the...
Forum: Exercise
08-02-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 69,662
Posted By m330

I'm prone to doing the same thing with the P90X...

I'm prone to doing the same thing with the P90X commercials. Beachbody's marketing folks are very good at what they do. ;)

As you probably know, fat takes up more volume than muscle (muscle is...
Forum: Exercise
08-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 69,662
Posted By m330

I recently discovered Primal myself, Verschof......

I recently discovered Primal myself, Verschof... just ordered the book yesterday as a matter of fact, and I've been reading through Mark's Daily Apple for a couple weeks now.

Although it seems...
Forum: Diets
07-28-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,761
Posted By m330

That's good to hear. I tend to worry about my...

That's good to hear. I tend to worry about my heart rate getting up and staying so high--actually, not so much worry, as just having to stop to get my wind back (I'm asthmatic, so cardio work can be...
Forum: Exercise
07-28-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 69,662
Posted By m330

That's what the official P90X doubles program...

That's what the official P90X doubles program calls for (Phase2 adds CardioX 3x/wk, Phase3 has CardioX doubles 4x/wk.) Nothing wrong with supplementing with extra cardio to do doubles every day, as...
Forum: Exercise
07-28-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 69,662
Posted By m330

I always thought mine was simply exercise-related...

I always thought mine was simply exercise-related soreness too... and I wasn't overweight at the time, when I was a real gym rat and well below 10% body fat.

By the way, wannabefitgrl, having read...
Forum: Exercise
07-27-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 69,662
Posted By m330

You may be prone to something similar to...

You may be prone to something similar to pilonidal cyst (be forewarned if you google that, you'll find horror stories and really extreme cases, and plenty of stuff that will gross you out. That...
07-20-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By m330

I just posted to an Insanity thread in the diets...

I just posted to an Insanity thread in the diets forum, before seeing this topic.

I recently got some of the Insanity DVDs from a friend, and have tried a few of the workouts. My question for...
Forum: Diets
07-20-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,761
Posted By m330

I've a question for you Insanity users who...

I've a question for you Insanity users who weren't hardcore cardio people before starting:

How was your initial performance with the early workouts? Do you try to keep your heart rate in normal...
07-15-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,283
Posted By m330

You have to mail in a form to get the refund? ...

You have to mail in a form to get the refund? Wow. Hope you get your money back.

Unfortunately, having noticed deficiencies and some bugs in the site--not to mention the total lack of staff...
Forum: Exercise
07-13-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 26,071
Posted By m330

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07-13-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,161
Posted By m330

Thank you for your service, heytred. And...

Thank you for your service, heytred.

And congrats on your great success so far--fitness-wise, I'm coming from a similar place as you: 5"10", started out around 195ish, currently 183, need to get...
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