Friday, November 16, 2012

249 - Health and Fitness InfoGraphic

I can't take credit for this, but I found it on Reddit while I was browsing the health content and I thought it had some interesting facts. Grain of salt, there isn't a physician approval on this.

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7 comments:

  1. I'd be careful with that. That's meant for young guys just after puberty who are skinny yet have tons of testosterone who want to gain muscle mass, even if it means gaining fat. Lifting weights, drinking a ton of milk, and eating lean meat is the typical formula here. Puting yourself on a calorie surplus so you can get muscle.

    That is not what you want. What you want is a calorie deficit even if it means losing some muscle. That is the only way you will lose pounds of fat. You lift weights such that you dont lose too much muscle in the process.

    On my vegan diet I still do heavy lifting as much as I can (eg squats), but I still lost some lean tissue when I lost 30lbs. 26 lbs of fat and 4 pounds of muscle lost, to be exact.

    So I would not take what you posted seriously. You want something filling that tastes good with as few calories as possible. For me, that is green leafy vegetables.

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  2. Also, I strongly reccommend watching "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" Great, inspirational movie.

    http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Sick-Nearly-Dead/dp/B004V4ASGC/

    This guy loses a ton weight fast by being on a calorie deficit. That is what you want.

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    1. From the suggestions, I'm guessing this is the first and only post you read regarding my weight loss efforts. I do sustain a calorie deficit, this is here for review and opinion.

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    2. Watched the movie at long last, might post about it. I have tried juicing, and specifically green monster. Interesting results.

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  3. Only problem I have with infographics like these is its information overload for someone like me who is completely lost in the dieting world. I would like to make myself a clean diet to eat on a daily basis but almost everything in this category contradicts itself all over the web. One website says "Eat X! You'll lose 100 pounds in a month!" and another site says "Don't eat X! You'll gain twice the amount of weight AND you'll get cancer in 10 years!"

    Agreed with NMH who recommended Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead...I was very inspired by that movie and have been wanting to make the Kale shakes the guy makes in those movies, I just haven't had the real push to do it with Thanksgiving just passing and Christmas coming up. Plus it's kinda terrifying for someone like me who doesn't eat *any* vegetables to change my diet to 100% fruits and veggies for a fasting period.

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    1. I suggest reading Joel Furhman, who transitions you from a full blown western diet to vegan in 4 steps. You can go as far as you want:

      www.amazon.com/Eat-Health-Weight-Younger-Makeover/dp/0979966736/

      Amazon does not seem to carry it, but you can probably get it from his site.

      I drink something similar twice a week, tastes fantastic:

      http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-ozs-green-drink

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    2. That is a very valid approach, honestly, I don't dictate a lot of diet advice here because I don't think that works. I can't tell you what to do to your tongue, I can only suggest what certain things can do for your body.

      What I will say is, being willing to experiment one food at a time is worthwhile. Trying a new vegetable, even one that isn't listed as a s"uper food", and finding an adequate replacement for things that aren't working right now for your goals is a good direction.

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