Diet and Exercise Support Group

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Diet and Exercise Support Group

This is a group for those atheists who want to add/drop weight for the purpose of obtaining a higher standard of fitness. It is also there for those who wish to support or need continued support once obtaining their personal health and fitness goals.

If you determine to join this group, you may feel free to use a thread as a journal to log your status as you work your way to a healthier you.

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A pint of water before meals drops weight

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 2 Replies

Glass of water before each meal could help in weight reductionResearchers have shown that drinking 500ml of…Continue

Tags: water, weight loss

Liver impaired by two weeks of fat & fructose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 30, 2014. 5 Replies

It took just two weeks of a typical Western diet, high in fat and fructose, to make the livers of healthy adult rats get more fatty and and less sensitive to insulin.…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, fatty liver, fat and fructose

Vitamin D deficiency makes us obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain, study findsVitamin D deficiency affects weight and…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, obesity, vitamin D

Non-science based medical writer

Started by Luara May 8, 2014. 0 Replies

I found a foggy essay advocating homeopathy by Dr. Katz.  So I don't think anymore…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 3, 2015 at 7:16am

Dr. Mercola has two good articles for July 3rd, one on intermittant fasting and the other on the importance of walking (5 mi/day)).

Comment by Randall Smith on June 20, 2015 at 7:01am

For some reason, I was never a water person. I can swim and have rafted, canoed, snorkled, etc. Even had a pool (above ground for the kiddies). But, I avoid going in the water any more. Sorry, Spud, you don't have a good place to go.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 19, 2015 at 2:24pm

I've always loved swimming and SCUBA diving, but I don't do it anymore.  I'd like to because it's good exercise as well as being enjoyable.  

I don't do it because I'm not close to a convenient place to do either, except a public pool, which stings my eyes because of the chlorine, and the thought of what's present in those pools is a bit repulsive, even with all the chlorine.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 19, 2015 at 2:18pm

I thought todays "Peanuts" comic was funny, and one commenter reminded me of the sidestroke in swimming.  That reminded me that I always liked the sidestroke because it seemed almost effortless. It seemed to gain the most distance with the least amount of energy. I now see that I was right. It’s used for life saving and sometimes used for long distance swimming.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidestroke

Comment by Randall Smith on June 3, 2015 at 6:54am

Hope everybody is feeling and looking healthy. Nothing beats eating right and exercising.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 3, 2015 at 7:45am

Dr. Mercola had two articles today about exercise routines. He's really big on "high-intensity interval training" (HIIT). I've probably mentioned it before, but I'm a believer in it. He usually refers to using a stationary bike--and I do, but I alternate the reps with boxing--hitting a punching bag as fast as I can for 30 seconds. Bike, box, bike, box, etc., 8 times, 30 secs each, with 90 secs "rest' time between reps. It's a workout--and quick. And, supposedly, very effective. Better than jogging. Check it out.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 6, 2015 at 8:26am

Ruth, after reading a book about a family that went a whole year w/o sugar, I was inspired to try to cut back on my sugar/carb consumption. Rather than going cold turkey, I thought I'd try an every other day approach. I have no weight or health issues (i.e., diabetes) to cause me to do this--I just know sugar is bad for me.

Thanks for your input. Good luck with your dietary restrictions. As the late Paul Lynde would say, "You think it's easy?"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 5, 2015 at 9:42pm

I hadn't heard of alternate days of being sugar free, Randall. I'm on a strict low carb diet for diabetes, but I still consume more than that in a day. There's 12 grams of carb to 20 grams of protein in the gluten flour I use for low carb bread and cake. I could have a slice of toast for breakfast, with some berries and fish. And I eat at least 3 or 4 squares of Lindt 85% a day, plus plenty of 1% milk. In sum, your sugar free days seem too strict to me. What counts is how much sugar you eat at once, and the glycemic load of your intake. As long as you don't consume more than 20 grams of carb in a main meal, you should be fine. Remember that starch is almost instantly converted into sugar, so starches count too.

Change of subject,

I think there's a little one of these in all of us.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 16, 2015 at 8:28am

I'm fighting a cold (Thanks, grandchildren!), but continuing exercising. I'd rather be sleeping. My alternate "sugar-free" days also continue. I've rather proud of myself, usually limiting sugar intake from 10 to 20 g on those days. I have to include the sugars in things like ketchup and yogurt. I also have to be careful I don't over-indulge on the "sugar ok" days. It's easy to rationalize. Also, I tend to snack on salty foods like popcorn on my no-sugar days. That's just about a bad, expecially for a guy with high BP. It's a work in progress.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 29, 2015 at 7:11am

I hope you all read my Jan. 27, 2015 blog on "the big fat surprise".

 

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