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  1. InquilineKea

    Are saunas good/bad?

    one source I've seen mentions that they inhibit the proteasome...
  2. InquilineKea

    Fitness trainer recommendations?

    So I'm wondering if I should get a fitness trainer. I don't care about getting buff - I only care about reducing muscle wasting and being able to better support backpacks/reducing neck pain. I did a sample trainer in Boston and he said that I need some weight-lifting along with cardio (otherwise the constant cardio would waste away my bone structure => in fact i wonder if my most likely cause of death would be fall from weak bone structure). I am concerned about the effects of increased protein intake, however. Is lifting light weights useless if one doesn't increase protein intake? Also, what's the best feedback mechanism in response to lifting light but not heavy weights?
  3. Well, I did notice an unusually high glucose level (120 => 140 after chickpeas/apple) in response to the combo once..
  4. I already feel "interesting", which is a good sign of something? Also, how does ketosis affect mTOR signalling and testosterone? Is it also easier to meditate intensely during keto? does eating an orange ruin it, and how do I reduce cravings for oranges while on this?
  5. Also I'm starting to take 850mg metformin per day and wonder when is the best time for me to time it...
  6. in the sense that if you don't eat much, you won't get hungry easily. And if you're used to eating in large quantities (ugh, it's so difficult when vegetables taste SO amazing), how long does it take to transition to a smaller stomach?
  7. InquilineKea

    How unhealthy are vegetable samosas?

    like the shell is fried..
  8. enough fiber can occupy space that other nutrients/calories would otherwise be occupying? or push that fecal matter through faster?
  9. Also, do people who practice CR tend to have unusually strong responses to yoga because they might have fewer crosslinked collagen proteins?
  10. E.g. one has food cravings.. feels hungry... then one PRACTICES MEDITATION TECHNIQUE for 10-20 minutes. And then... gasp... the hunger is gone!
  11. So over the last week, I bought 3 454g bags of parsnips (for like $1.99 each). Little did I know that this would turn out to be my ONLY grocery purchase that entire week, because the parsnips helped keep me full for the rest of the day (though other factors, like keeping busy or microdosing, might also have been involved in my low appetite). Anyhow I'm just wondering if others have similar experiences, or if there are other vegetables that beat parsnips in helping keep you full for half the day?
  12. Well, I eat lots of free food, and sometimes the only choice is between white rice and other options. Keeping food costs to a minimum means that you still have to eat at times
  13. In particular, white rice isn't made to taste addicting in the same way that chips are.. so if one consumes small amounts of it throughout the day.. it isn't as bad in practice as is.. consuming lower-GI fried legumes? It's simpler so it probably doesn't have the same spectrum of AGEs as do more fried foods (and which might make rice healthier than many types of bread that have slightly lower GIs but a wider spectrum of AGEs?). What about rice vs legumes? Rice, at least, has little protein. It is lower in nutritional value than legumes. But it can also be seen as less filling. Ultimately, I see the goal of eating as hunger control - consume as few calories as possible to satiate one's sense of hunger. The trick is controlling one's rice intake so that one doesn't eat too much at once (so that one's glucose/insulin levels don't spike) - this is tricky...