DO NOT DO THIS.

This makes me so angry.

If you work in a movie theater and you do this I have no respect for you.

My younger brother is Type 1 Diabetic.

When we go to a movie theater, we always get him diet soda. If he were to get regular when we asked for diet, we would not give him the insulin he would need for it. If that happens, his blood sugar level could go so high he could go into a coma, go blind, or even die.

If somebody gave him regular soda instead of diet without telling us, that person could be responsible for a nine-year-old being killed or blinded.

Just thinking about that makes me so angry. I get scared every time we take him to a movie in case the people working there saw this picture and decide to do the same thing.

Please signal boost this so people know.

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I have seen a lot of people posting about how your meals should work in a triangle. Breakfast being the biggest and as the day goes on your meals get smaller. While this is a good meal schedule for those not lifting, the people who are lifting need a little bit of a change. Think about it as an old coke bottle, your meals scale back as the day goes on except for your post workout meal which should be as big, if not bigger, than breakfast. 

Are dietary goals for sodium and potassium reasonable?

To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day — less than a teaspoon of salt.

At the same time, the WHO recommends we consume at least 3510 mg of potassium daily, again to lower our odds of heart disease and stroke.

That’s a lot of potassium. Potatoes, for example, are considered to be a relatively potassium-rich food. Yet to get to 3510 mg a day you would have to eat about six potatoes day. Or drink 9 cups of milk. Or eat 2 ½ cups of beet greens — a day.

So how are we doing at hitting the WHO targets?

Dr. Adam Drewnowski, professor of epidemiology who directs the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, wanted to find out. He and five international colleagues looked at dietary national surveys conducted by the governments of France, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Funding: The study was supported by NIH grants R01 DK 077068-04 and R21 DK085406; University of Cambridge Centre for Diet and Activity Research, UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence; British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, and Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.

Officially at the end of month 2

…on this gosh-be-danged eating program.

Average weight from week 1: 157.8 (and had been more like 160 a week before that)

Average weight this week: 150.4

Crunching the numbers indicates that, depending on how much of what I have lost is fat, I have decreased my body fat percentage by .7-3% and my lean body mass by the same amount. Maybe I will get a DEXA scan this month to confirm. There is some visual change but not nearly enough. The most optimistic fat loss estimates put me at a few percent higher than I’d like to be for health reasons, and I still don’t feel like I look good.

Regardless, I’m pretty proud of myself. I didn’t think I could do something like this.

It’s been an incredibly emotional morning for me. After three and a half years, I’m (tearfully) happy to say that I’ve lost 100 pounds! The journey has been difficult to say the least, and I know it’s not over, but reaching a milestone like this is something I never dreamed possible. To everyone who has supported me and helped me along the way, thank you from the bottom of my heart because I sincerely couldn’t have done it without you ❤️

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Pros and cons of this eating plan so far:

PROS

  • Clearly I can do it. I mean, I’ve been doing it! For two months. So clearly I can do it.
  • Sense of deprivation is minimal 80% of the time (YET EVER PRESENT)
  • Hunger management is not a problem 80% of the time given adequate planning
  • I can have protein cheesecakes and small amounts of junk food.
  • I am drinking WAY LESS (and not really wanting to drink more. Except at that banquet yesterday. I wanted to get fucking trashed)
  • I feel like I am probably eating healthier than before. My average weekly fiber intake is in the 30s. No supplements! Only the occasional Quest bar!
  • Character-building???? *waves hands*

CONS

  • Lettuce be real, this shit takes a lot of time and planning
  • I feel that I am probably eating more ~*Processed Foods*~ than before. but is this so bad? I’m not sure. Is SmartPop and V8 really that bad?
  • Social complications. Eating with friends and eating out at restaurants is a giant stressful ass-pain, my friends can’t cook for me, etc
  • PROGRESS IS SLOW AND I AM IMPATIENT
  • The idea that you can eat whatever as long as it fits into your macros is kind of bullshit because what it would require for me to have (for instance) a real hamburger is essentially eating nothing all day. I certainly *can* fit small amounts of fattier foods into my diet, and can eat other kinds of higher-carb junky foods, but the burger is not going to happen unless I throw caution to the wind (which I will when I pass these quals officially, for one meal)