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  1. Some people like vitamin and mineral supplements. Leading health authorities and people who keeps up with research don't. And you're def not on any "safe side" just because you're taking a multi.
  2. This! and Ducati actually has a point. When comparing satiety between a food blended or intact the intact one always wins. This has been done on apple and products of apple (fiber enriched juice, regular juice, apple slices or apple sauce) and the result is pretty conclusive. Having a smoothie is not unhealthy really but during a weight loss it's much better to chew yourself. Chewing should be a part of a healthy meal. This is sort of a strawman argument. No one is saying you can't lose weight with smoothies. Whole intact food just gives you a better satiety which is something you'd want during a diet.
  3. It's all about calories in vs calories out, you won't drop weight by simply going vegan. Try reducing the amount of oil and nuts/seeds because they are very energy dense foods that is easy to overeat. Stick to veggies, fruits, intact whole grains (not flour products like bread) and tubers.
  4. That's really cool to hear dude! I actually stopped doing IF because of work but I really appreciate what the experience taught me about hunger, meal frequency etc. Sometimes I skip breakfast when I'm not working and I'm basically only eating 3 times per day and sometimes a bedtime snack. Not worrying about food is the greatest thing after doing so for several years.
  5. I cut my own hair for maybe 4-5 years but last time I went to a pro and I will probably do that the next time too.
  6. Yes there is such a thing as too much "good" fats. Oxidative stress, decreased insulin sensitivity, increased expression of endothelial adhesion molecules just to name a few. And regarding what fallen_horse said, a lot of these negative effects is seen with intakes below 40E% from fat. E% isn't very fair here either because it seems to be more of an absolute, and not relative, dose dependet issue in some cases. I think mono fats aren't the worst thing in ones diet but I wouldn't recommend a very high consumption of it. Besides how are you gonna get 40E% from fat, mostly monos and keep a good ratio of n3:n6? It would take a lot of flax to make that work.
  7. You need to show me which one(s) because I can't find any that's related to this topic. I think he only published like one or two studies. I'm waiting for the new one on RA though. He also has some "comments" published but I highly doubt that's what you're talking about. Just to repeat myself. Please provide me with some actual studies backing up what you're saying, not just a name of a guy you think have published studies that would prove your point (when in fact the person have not done so). When talking about nutrition the macros are carbs, fat and protein. But sure I guess by some definitions water and oxygen can be called macros to. If you re-read what I posted you'll see that I agreed that minerals and vitamins are essential and needed for life. B12, iron and magnesium are all within those categories. However I think we have discovered around 89 metals (far from all are essential) and I think there's 13 vitamins. So what I was saying is that "hundreds" of micronutrients isn't correct. Why argue against something that no one is saying. I'm not claiming high fat diets to be a healthy way to lose weight and neither is anyone else. You said a person wouldn't lose weight if he/she ate high fat and that's not true. And if you would be intrested in fact you would know that several studies show similar results regarding weight loss maintenance on prudent and low carb diets. Fiction is more fun though, I know.
  8. Instead of actually arguing too much with you I'm just going to ask you to provide a source for this statement. Anecdotes schmanecdotes, all low-carbers claim the same bullshit you do. "I eat more calories now but because my insulin is low I lost weight anyway". BS. Please post some studies or something other than your fairytale if you want to be taken seriously. I'm curious to know what the 5 macros are. Is alcohol one of them? Awesome. I think we all can agree that vitamins and minerals are needed to run efficiently but there is no proof that non-essential micronutrients play any role in this really. So "hundreds"? Not really. You might twist your words around to not look totally crazy but your statements are not correct. Atkins, Low carb high fat, Protein power etc are all diets that are high fat and people lose weight on them.
  9. Yeah. Only problem is that when you tell a T2D person to excersise they look at you as if you were retarded. Lot's of people can "cure" T2D with excersise and weight loss (what kind of diet is not very important) but you would never see great results in a study with such an intervention because people don't want to change. Taking pills is a lot easier. Fuhrman might have helped a few people but that's persons who have already decided to get healthier, eat better, excersise more etc. So his results are awesome but not very impressive in the great scheme (or whatever the expression is).
  10. Let me answer with a question. Why would any particular sprouts or other certain food item be "absoutely necessary" during a diet (or otherwise)? Nope, not at all.
  11. If you hate 99% of the people which God created but like 1% of them you should not thank the dude. Be pissed at him instead.
  12. http://myvega.com/sites/myvega.com/files/u3/Vega-Large-natural_1039-US.pdf says 2 scoops gives 5000IU (100% of DV) of vitamin A
  13. I don't know who gives the official guidelines for pregnant women in the US but in the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe it's recommended to not take any vitamin A supplement above 1 mg (or to eat liver and liver products because of their high vitamin A content). Why even take the risk?
  14. This is simply not true and I'm really concerned that you would say so. Vega contains 100% RDI of pre-vitamin A (retinyl palmitate). High intakes of vitamin A can damage the embryo. In general the official recommendation is to not take supplements, except folic acid, unless you already have a deficiency (iron is pretty common). Zinc and magnesium might be issues for someone with a poor diet or very low energy intake but shouldn't be otherwise. There is probably no need to take a folic acid supplement if you're eating a healthy vegan diet rich in greens but that's something you should discuss with your doctor. The ingredients in Vega have not been shown to be harmful for a fetus, but not harmless either. I would not use it if I were you.
  15. Question remains, why the hell would anyone want to go raw?
  16. Steam. Eat. Seriously.
  17. I agree with what Zack says and if I were you I would look into a simple 5x5 routine or something similar. To me the splits make little or no sense.
  18. Fuhrman is sort of a joke when it comes to supplements. If he would stop selling them and then spend the same amount of time promoting supplements I might actually give a damn. He uses studies in such a non-scientific way that it pisses me off.
  19. Hmm, I don't know about anything scientific, I was just thinking high protein, low junk recipes. IE not too much sugar or fat. Cutting intake is usually like 40% of cals from protein, so the recipes would be working towards that goal... Nice, but you realize that provides ~20g of protein? So our thread could be: Broccoli Cut Recipe 10kg steamed broccoli Nutrition: 300g fiber Note: Take with LOTS of water 30 grams of protein and 30 grams of fiber dude. It's perfect. You even got the n-3 fatty acids. Tihihi
  20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goitrogen Note that cooking decreases goitrogens effect.
  21. man now you gotta start all over again. With what?
  22. 1 kg of broccoli, fresh or frozen. Steam for like 20 minutes or whatever. Done! /thread
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