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    Er, would you mind private messaging me the link, as well? I can't guarantee I'll make it, but it'd be nice to have the link, just in case.
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    Nuts and Mortality

    This is somewhat off-topic, but can you post or private message me the brand you use for cacao nibs? I go for the cheapest non-alkalized 100% cacao powder I find in my local grocery stoe, but they don't list the flavanol or polyphenol content on the container, so I have to assume the content of the mainstream cacao powder I'm purchasing is somewhat close to the content of these phytochemicals present in the studies I've read.
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    How do I know how many micro nutrients I should be shooting for each day?

    I actually use the tool on this webpage: https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/dri-calculator/. However, like you, I'm new. I've actually tried caloric restriction for under a year, and have done it successfully for more than a few months. This is my first day posting on CRSociety.org, though. Does the tool I'm using to track the nutritional intake I need suffice?
  4. Say someone with my height, weight, age and activity level needs to consume 2,000 calories per day. As an aside, the actual tool I use as a reference point when determining what percentage caloric restriction I'm doing is the one at this link: https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/dri-calculator/. If reducing caloric intake by 50%, and consuming 1,000 calories a day doubled my lifespan, would reducing my daily caloric intake by 75%, and consuming 500 calories per day, quadruple my lifespan? Basically, I think what I'm trying to ask is if the increase in lifespan from caloric restriction is inversely proportional to the percentage caloric restriction an individual is doing. And, is there any minimum caloric intake individuals practicing caloric restriction for longevity should have, just for the sake of having calories? What I mean is, say there was a way for an individual to get all the nutrients they need, somehow, in only 500 calories a day. Would increasing calories at that point help with longevity in any way?
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    Forum Introduction - Tips - How To

    Hello, I also just signed up. Do any members of this forum have a GitHub to which I can contribute? I'm trying to find software projects about which I am passionate. I did a search on GitHub for "nutrition" and was quickly overwhelmed by the myriad search results. Also, the issues for one of the repositories I looked at seemed more technical, and by that I mean above my level of programming expertise, and it didn't seem like the level of nutritional knowledge I possess would have helped to resolve that issue in that particular repository. I have an Excel spreadsheet full of nutrition information I've been appending to when I eat a new food. I'd be happy to make that public so people don't have to manually input their own nutrition data. If anyone would like that, please let me know.
  6. Let's say I'm basically just skin and bones, with almost no muscle at this point. And, let's say I need 2,000 calories a day, to "power" the 'skin and bones' I have. If I understand correctly, I can gain the benefits of caloric restriction for longevity by restricting my daily intake by 50%, to 1,000 calories. But, let's say I start working out. Then, I would acquire muscle. And, my caloric daily requirement might grow to 2,500, or, maybe even 3,000 calories a day. This would be bad, right? Since to gain the same benefits of caloric restriction for longevity as before, by consuming 1,000 calories a day, I would have to restrict myself to one-third of what I need, instead of just one-half of what I need? I assume that would be significantly harder. Or, would caloric restriction at 1,500 calories per day with a 3,000 calorie daily need provide the same longevity benefits as restricting caloric intake to 1,000 calories per day for the same person with a 2,000 calorie a day need? Thank you in advance! This is my first post on this forum. Hopefully, it'll be the first of many.