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  1. I think you have most of the point right. A completely correct interpretation might be "Since a given amount of calories is the same amount of energy, no matter the source, it makes no difference, in terms of weight control, where the same amount of calories comes from. In terms of health and nutrition it will, but not weight control."
  2. It is more like he is saying "What weighs more a pound of feathers or a pound of steel ?" 300 calories from oatmeal and 300 calories from roasted peanuts are the same amount of energy. The only difference to someone trying to lose fat is that the amount of peanuts that has 300 calories is only a handful. Choosing that for lunch will make them want to eat more food and take in more 300 calories, which may hurt their goal of weight loss. However, if they are happy with only eating the amount of peanuts that has 300 calories they will not do any better....or any worse than the person eating 300 calories of oatmeal.
  3. I think all of your questions answered and your points addressed in the original post.
  4. This article is short enough that I am quoting the whole thing. Note. A "calorie" (kilocalorie) is a measure of energy -- the amount of energy needed to increase temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. Many people think they are eating "more" when they eat high bulk diets. Bulk being fiber and water combined. Such people are eating more bulk, but not more calories ( energy ). Some foods "wrap" the same amount of calories in "different sized boxes"( bulk). So people who are eating "more", bulk feel fuller but might actually be eating less calories ( energy ). Some good visual examples: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm The article: ( from http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=945833&f=26 )
  5. The Food Movement releases Vegan Vitamin D-3 to U.S. Health Food Store Market http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2012/06/29/food-movement-releases-vegan-vitamin-d-3-us-health-food-store-market
  6. I would make go to my Google calender and set it to email me a note once a day reminding me: - there are no 2 week quick fixes - that I felt disappointed about not looking my best for this event and that I do not want to feel that way again - that I have set myself a goal using a common sense plan starting ____ Then I would do what I could without going extreme, because extreme measures make you feel like crap, don't last and I wanted to feel good at the event. I could get good looking clothing that fit comfortably. Then I would eat a vegan diet based off of whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit. No deserts, I would wait until I felt hunger in my stomach, not my mind before eating and I would drink a lot of water to avoid eating when I am really thirsty.
  7. Brendan Brazier, Norris, Calcium, B12 And Misinformation
  8. What are the illegal options, why are those options illegal and is there medical research to back up the safety of the illegal options?
  9. If you know of other options why don't you look up some of those people using it and give it a go?
  10. I don't understand why you are so upset. If you have a real hormone problem any competent doctor should be able to measure it and tell you the standard treatments, the side effects, etc. You can always get a second and third opinion before you start anything. You can also do your own research, then make a decision. If you needed glasses, would you forgo the benefits of using them because you would need to use them for the rest of your life?
  11. I've heard that chlorella can frequently be bad and that a number of people have gotten sick off of it.
  12. There is an old joke where someone goes on about how their grandfather smoke a pack of cigarettes every day and lived to be 97. Someone replies back "but imagine how much longer he could have lived if he DIDN"T smoke". Without scientific backing nobody knows if Brazier did well because of his diet, in spite of his diet or if his diet was neutral in regards his athletic good fortune..........or if he could have done BETTER on another diet. The same questions apply to anyone athletic following his books. Maybe they could do as well or even better without the inconvenience of his system or the cost of his supplements.
  13. I would invite anyone who still thinks that high quality citations in nutrition books do not matter to read this new thread.
  14. From the blog of Jack Norris, vegan Registered Dietitian(RD) and cofounder of Vegan Outreach: http://jacknorrisrd.com/?p=3037
  15. I've been on this forum for a while. I don't think you are going to find anyone who has been on TRT who posts. There is a bodybuilding forum called something like "T Nation", you are more likely to find people there who have been steroids and other hormones. Of course, their views will be biased, but you will get to talk to someone who has lived on the stuff. You might also try Googling on "testosterone forum", "testosterone replacement forum", etc ... You are bound to find at least some narratives from oridinary men who have gone on it who have something to say about their experiences. However, ancedotal accounts are not facts. Your best bet is to go to at least two ( maybe more ) specialists with MDs to get different opinions and when you do go, don't tell them what the other doctors said. Hope it works out for you.
  16. I've been eating tofu since I was 14, so why haven't I developed better taste in cloting?
  17. I have seen some popular articles that report that (good) dietary fat can elevate testosterone. Some raw diets out there can be extremely low in fat. The only other natural means of rasining testosterone are weight training, particularly the large movement free weight exercises like squats. I have no idea if either of those things would make enough of a difference for a significant problem. You are already on the best route you can be, going to medical doctors in conjuction with your own research. Sorry I can't be of more help.
  18. Wing Chun was made for nuns. It doesn't require strength or large amounts of time. Judo and Aikido depend very much on skill. It can take you a long time to get it and keep it good enough to be able to effectively defend yourself. If your interest is purely in self defense, not art, than Savate or the Isarali Defense Force classes might be your best bet. Both are mode for modern times ( ie in Savate your practice in shoes, just like you would be wearing if you got into a fight ).
  19. I had a supervisor who grew up in Iran. He told me that pomegranates are as common there as apples are here. People there still get sick and grow old.
  20. I haven't read this book, but I found this fascinating quote and amazon link on nutritionist Jeff Novick's Facebook page: The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet
  21. There is actually a vegan blog that uses that name: http://midwestvaygun.com/
  22. Compassion Over Killing has just announced that they have had some success with their campaign to persuade Subway to begin offering vegan options. A limited number of their restaurants in Canada, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia will be experimenting with offering vegan some vegan sandwiches: http://tinyurl.com/coksuccesssubway
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