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  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling asked the Question: Alternative Shake Brands?

    Apparently daily burn is out of theirs right now, and I'd like to pick some up this week. Has anybody else been using an alternative brand during the sellout that they know doesn't have any of the six forbidden things?

    It would be nice to go to Whole Foods/GNC/Where ever and find a brand instead of having to read the ingredient labels on a couple dozen options. Ideas for alternate types of protein powders could also be useful if there isn't a brand. Is chia powder a gluten thing or is that one safe?

    Thanks for any help or ideas.

    about 1 month ago
  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling answered the Question: How much protein is too much?

    Also not a doctor, just raised by some serious health nuts. :)

    You probably aren't getting too much protein, and you would have to really overdo it to cause substantial problems. Eating protein at all three meals doesn't mean that you are getting too much. Protein needs are based off of a number of factors...A tiny person who isn't working out needs less than a 6'3 body builder. Here's a calculator to help you get a general idea of how many grams of protein you should be getting, give or take several grams. On an intense workout program I would need to average 124 vs 95 on a light one. That difference is about 1 chicken breast a day.

    http://www.meals.com/cooking-...

    If you look at newer healthy food recommendations you'll see that protein is something that is supposed to be constantly coming in with grains and dairy either being nonexistent or as low as straight up sugar- and this is more true on a heavy workout schedule. The rule of thumb I've heard for clean eating is approximately 1/2 veggies, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 fruit...but someone may need to correct that.

    Concerns with too much protein are that proteins can have a lot of fat, and it's often of the wrong kind, like bacon. There isn't much data about eating too much protein other than weight gain with the wrong kind, but there are some studies linking them to other issues that may or may not be just as related to the weight gain, like kidney issues, prostrate cancer, diabetes, etc.

    But like I said, you probably aren't getting too much, and it's easy to see with that calculator(which also gives you some good numbers for foods you're eating to help you get an idea of where you fall).

    about 1 month ago
  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling answered the Question: i signed up paid now theres no record of it

    You need to reach out to daily burn directly. Other users aren't going to be able to help you with this issue.

    about 1 month ago
  • gamerdarling

    Agreed. Though the HRM could be an optional piece of the algorithm.

    Oh, and they probably also include info about whether or not you did an additional workout that day too, though I would assume that would also be subject to some confounding errors(like maybe you do the yoga workout every day to wind down before bed).

    about 1 month ago
  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling commented on mcia123's answer to Alternative Shake Brands?:

    Awesome! Thank you. :)

    2 months ago
  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling commented on dwatson12's answer to Other recommended protein shakes. :

    Herbalife uses soy protein, which is banned on ignite.

    2 months ago
  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling answered the Question: How much protein is too much?

    Also not a doctor, just raised by some serious health nuts. :)

    You probably aren't getting too much protein, and you would have to really overdo it to cause substantial problems. Eating protein at all three meals doesn't mean that you are getting too much. Protein needs are based off of a number of factors...A tiny person who isn't working out needs less than a 6'3 body builder. Here's a calculator to help you get a general idea of how many grams of protein you should be getting, give or take several grams. On an intense workout program I would need to average 124 vs 95 on a light one. That difference is about 1 chicken breast a day.

    http://www.meals.com/cooking-...

    If you look at newer healthy food recommendations you'll see that protein is something that is supposed to be constantly coming in with grains and dairy either being nonexistent or as low as straight up sugar- and this is more true on a heavy workout schedule. The rule of thumb I've heard for clean eating is approximately 1/2 veggies, 1/4 protein, and 1/4 fruit...but someone may need to correct that.

    Concerns with too much protein are that proteins can have a lot of fat, and it's often of the wrong kind, like bacon. There isn't much data about eating too much protein other than weight gain with the wrong kind, but there are some studies linking them to other issues that may or may not be just as related to the weight gain, like kidney issues, prostrate cancer, diabetes, etc.

    But like I said, you probably aren't getting too much, and it's easy to see with that calculator(which also gives you some good numbers for foods you're eating to help you get an idea of where you fall).

    2 months ago
  • gamerdarling

    My bet is that it looks at 3 things, since there isn't a real survey:

    a) Whether or not you actually started the workout
    b) how many times you had to pause the video
    c) whether the workout video played to the end
    d) The workout rating at the end

    I think it would make more sense if the workout rating at the end was more nuanced and specific. I think it should at least ask How challenging the workout was and whether or not you enjoyed it. Because I might have thought the program was great but rated it 4 instead of 5 because it seemed too hard. Or vice versa. That seems like it would be an important distinction for the algorithm selecting my next workout.

    2 months ago
  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling answered the Question: i signed up paid now theres no record of it

    You need to reach out to daily burn directly. Other users aren't going to be able to help you with this issue.

    2 months ago
  • gamerdarling
    gamerdarling asked the Question: Alternative Shake Brands?

    Apparently daily burn is out of theirs right now, and I'd like to pick some up this week. Has anybody else been using an alternative brand during the sellout that they know doesn't have any of the six forbidden things?

    It would be nice to go to Whole Foods/GNC/Where ever and find a brand instead of having to read the ingredient labels on a couple dozen options. Ideas for alternate types of protein powders could also be useful if there isn't a brand. Is chia powder a gluten thing or is that one safe?

    Thanks for any help or ideas.

    2 months ago

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