Nov 26, 2013 at 11:12:45
“Low intensity prolonged work is a good tool for fat loss when used in conjunction with a more intense training at other points.
Walking for an hour with your heart rate just over 100bpm is no substitute for something more intense, but is a low-impact way to burn some extra calories and raise your base metabolic rate for the day.”
Aug 9, 2013 at 21:04:42
“You're welcome. Hopefully it provekes someone to look at sources that are not 20+ years old, or inspired by that dated paradigm.”
remember2change on Aug 11, 2013 at 15:04:30
“You've come to critique, but have failed to specific which portion of my post you disagree with or provided any useful reference yourself. The only thing you've succeeded in doing is make yourself appear pompous. Hopefully that provokes you to put more thought into your comments going forward.”
“Because there are a very limited number of whole food vegan sources that do not contain more carbohydrates and than fats or proteins. Vegans can supplement a diet with a "vegan" processed protein powder, or vegan vegetable oils, sure. But if you were to only eat whole foods I don't think you could do it, a certainly not without shipping/importing a bunch of foods that grow far away in limited climates.”
2Paco on Jun 13, 2013 at 08:59:14
“You don't know your nutrition very well. If one eats enough varied foods and calories the correct percentages work out. Nice try though.”
JeremyScott on Jun 13, 2013 at 00:25:33
“I add a little spirulina to meals. It's about 70% complete protein compared to beef, which is 22% - and the protein is more bioavailable than beef. The health benefits of spirulina are impressive too.”
“Yeah, but but there's lots of stuff you have to really search for on a veg-based diet, that are easily found in animal products.
For example, it will take lots of planning not to end up getting 70%+ of your calories from carbs, since all but a tiny handful of unprocessed, whole, plant foods are carb sources by at least a 2:1 ratio.”
Aelfgifu1 on Jun 14, 2013 at 18:39:02
“You really don't have to search for vegan foods. You just go to the grocery store and buy them like you would anything else.
And I've been adding what I eat into a daily calorie counter/nutrition analyzer. I struggle every day to get up to the appropriate number of carbs. Sometimes, I even have to add popcorn as a snack after dinner.
Here's what caloriecount.about.com says about my carb intake for *yesterday*: "The guidelines recommend 45 - 65% of daily calories from carbohydrates; your intake was 46%. Choose carbohydrates that are high in fiber and low in added sugars."”
sindurrella on Jun 12, 2013 at 16:09:06
“I wouldn't concern myself over a vegan's nutrition. It's hard to find a diabetic vegan, an obese vegan, or a severely malnourished vegan. Whereas, you can walk down any city street and brush shoulders with so called meat eaters who believe a varied diet means Burgers on Monday, Tacos on Tuesday, Pizza on Friday, etc.....and don't we all know meat eaters who cringe at the thought of a string bean or don't want "rabbit food" on their burger or cannot stand any veg except corn?”
plantbasedpunk on Jun 12, 2013 at 13:16:52
“I assure you that vegans can get plenty of calories without depending on 70% carbs. Not sure how you came to that conclusion.”
Jun 11, 2013 at 12:16:01
“I know... somehow I got I've been a successful professional athlete, personal trainer and MD student being totally clueless. What is this science you speak of?”
apollok on Jun 11, 2013 at 13:44:32
“wow, you showed me. where are you getting your md, devry?
gluten-free diets are a sham. unless you're one of the infinitesimally few people who have celiac disease. it's not optimal, either, as many grains have fiber and other nutrients, and whatever, obviously you swallowed the hook, so why bother. . .”
Jun 11, 2013 at 11:24:55
“You seem confused about what the word optimized means. Our bodies are very adaptable, but there is still a best, and it doesn't include gluten. You also, like the other guy who responded, seem only concerned with weight loss. This adds to the feeling that you aren't interested in body optimization at all, and probably don't have a sense of what approaching that even looks like.
Few things have been more harmful to our communal health than the paradigm of treating food as simply energy.”
montemike721 on Jun 11, 2013 at 12:19:44
“You seam to not be able to compose a comment that is not condescending , therefore you aren't worth my time”
Jun 11, 2013 at 10:20:12
“It's about body optimization.
Celiacs or not, gluten isn't healthy. If you want to be at your relative healthiest, it should go. If you're pretty tolerant, and don't really care about what's optimal, then go on consuming it.”
OverseasVet on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:31:34
“It about money and the sooner it is realized the healthier and richer. Gluten does nothing to those majority it does not affect but gluten free products will rob one blind.”
nonChristian on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:15:56
“Show me any scientific peer reviewed paper(s) that supports your statements.”
apollok on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:06:52
“you're just wrong.
countries, especially w europe and japan eat gluten and have lower obesity rates and longer lifespans.
there is no science supporting anything you wrote.
if you want to keep on believing a myth and a fad, then go on falling for it.”
montemike721 on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:55:14
“You know your body will optimize pretty much whatever you feed it, take me for example, i work out no less than 3x a day, run, cycle to work, swim, ect. My body takes whatever i put into it, and optimizes it, to the demands i have placed upon my body, if you want to lose weight, it is simple as , you need to burn more than you consume, it is not about fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten, ect. But it is about protein, it takes 1 gram of protein to support 1 pound of lean muscle mass a day, so given this equation, a 250lb man, if he wanted to be 185lbs, needs to consume 185grams of protein a day, start out with hitting the grams amount, not caloric intake, work on that later, gradually fine tune the diet, eliminating calories where you can, but maintaining the protein, easy as that.”
Jun 4, 2013 at 23:10:36
“Probably not, given that this is what I do for a living, and create and see the results both amongst the clinically obese, and amongst high-level professional athletes every day. Were their good evidence to suggest you can increase performance and health through a vegetarian diet, I'd be all over it, because as a professional athlete, and trainer of professional athletes, that's pretty much all I care about.”
Jun 4, 2013 at 23:05:26
“At the end of the day all I can really hope is that the HuffPost staff will at some point take notice of repeated, informed, decent, and stop trying to pass of veg. propaganda in their health section. They should probably just start a vegan area, separate from their health/fitness section.”