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  • willywalter
    willywalter asked the Question: Can I Get Your Help With A Petition?

    A petition was started on 2/09/2014 to remove the USDA from providing the Dietary Guidelines for the country.

    A few authors (Jimmy Moore and Dr. Perlmutter) gave their support to the cause posting about it on Twitter and Facebook, but it has not yet gained enough momentum and word of mouth to sustain itself.

    As this is a "bottoms-up" effort, it needs all of the help it can get and I kindly ask for your assistance in signing the petition or passing word of it along to others.

    I am of the mindset that we can accomplish great things and overcome what might seem like an impossible goal of collecting 100k signatures by 03-11-14.

    Here is the short link: http://wh.gov/lnK4u

    More information: http://www.dietarydogma.com
    Twitter: @dietarydogma FaceBook: dietarydogma

    2 months ago
  • willywalter

    Did your Doctor or physical therapist provide any specific workout program or exercising to do while recovering from surgery?

    3 months ago
  • willywalter
    willywalter answered the Question: Why can't I pause the workout video's??

    Hmmm, is the pause button not working or is it not showing up? Does it pause if you press the space bar? I see when I start a workout that there is no pause option while it shows the warning message and copyright stuff but it shows up after that.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter

    Keep up the great work anarchyfaith! :)

    3 months ago
  • willywalter

    Isolate vs. Concentrate vs. Hydrolysate

    As for whey protein powder, you’ve got a couple options. Whey protein concentrate contains some fat and lactose, while whey protein isolate is pretty much pure protein with very little of the other dairy elements remaining. Concentrate is less processed and more whole, but has less protein. Isolate is about 90-94% protein, but it’s subjected to a more rigorous refinement process. Bodybuilders are drawn to the “purity” of whey isolate, lured by the moderately higher protein counts. Isolate is also considerably more expensive than concentrate, and the purported boost in beneficial effects on protein synthesis are overstated; drinking any kind of whey protein shake will have a beneficial effect on your muscle recovery and protein synthesis. If cost is not an issue, or you’re mildly sensitive to dairy, then isolate is your best choice. Otherwise, it’s probably fine to go with concentrate for most applications (or otherwise further you could just eat a steak instead).

    Whey hydrolysate is predigested whey protein that’s easily absorbed and virtually free of any potential allergens, but it’s (in my opinion) horribly overpriced. Whey in general is already highly bioavailable and easily absorbed by our bodies, so absorption is rarely an issue with whey. Hydrolysate is great marketing. That’s about it. The elite of the elite – those hulking magazine cover superheros with tanned, smiling faces atop straining, veiny necks – may have actual cause to maximize protein absorption, but you guys definitely don’t need to fuss over that stuff.
    From: http://www.marksdailyapple.co...

    Isolate vs. Concentrate vs. Hydrolysate
    As for whey protein powder, you’ve got a couple options. Whey protein concentrate contains some fat and lactose, while whey protein isolate is pretty much pure protein with very little of the other dairy elements remaining. Concentrate is less processed and more whole, but has less protein. Isolate is about 90-94% protein, but it’s subjected to a more rigorous refinement process. Bodybuilders are drawn to the “purity” of whey isolate, lured by the moderately higher protein counts. Isolate is also considerably more expensive than concentrate, and the purported boost in beneficial effects on protein synthesis are overstated; drinking any kind of whey protein shake will have a beneficial effect on your muscle recovery and protein synthesis. If cost is not an issue, or you’re mildly sensitive to dairy, then isolate is your best choice. Otherwise, it’s probably fine to go with concentrate for most applications (or otherwise further you could just eat a steak instead).

    Whey hydrolysate is predigested whey protein that’s easily absorbed and virtually free of any potential allergens, but it’s (in my opinion) horribly overpriced. Whey in general is already highly bioavailable and easily absorbed by our bodies, so absorption is rarely an issue with whey. Hydrolysate is great marketing. That’s about it. The elite of the elite – those hulking magazine cover superheros with tanned, smiling faces atop straining, veiny necks – may have actual cause to maximize protein absorption, but you guys definitely don’t need to fuss over that stuff.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter
    willywalter answered the Question: can we eat pickled vegetables

    The one thing I saw was in the DailyBurn Ignite quick guide, it said to make sure to look out for hidden gluten in pickles. Here's a link:
    http://assets1.dailyburn.com/...

    A lot of pickling also uses sugar, I would also beware of added sugars though it should be possible to find pickled products (or even make your own) without sugar.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter

    I usually start the morning with a breakfast smoothie using something like below. I use a Nutribullet to blend making about a 24oz smootie, though any blender would probably work.

    1.5 handfuls of Kale
    1/4 avocado
    3-4 strawberries (if frozen, slightly defrosted)
    1/2 cup berries (if frozen, slightly defrosted)
    1 tbsp. Organic coconut oil
    1 tbsp. Chia seed
    1 tbsp. Organic Flax Seed Meal
    1 tbsp. Cacao Nibs
    1 tbsp. Maca powder
    8-10 raw almonds
    5-6 raw walnuts

    Add water and blend until smooth. If too thick, add water until desired consistency.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter

    The ladies on this site seem to think you should start around 10-15 lbs.
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/t...

    Hope that helps.
    -Bill

    3 months ago
  • willywalter
    willywalter answered the Question: What are you all using as a sugar substitute?

    I use Stevia as a natural sugar substitute. I use Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Stevia. It works good for me but some people I've asked say Stevia has a weird after-taste. I haven't tried Xylitol, might have to give that a look.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter
    willywalter answered the Question: Can I use raw honey?

    I would think that honey, despite some of its vitamins and minerals, would still count as "Added sugar" during the Ignite Phase. After all it is pretty much glucose and fructose, not too much different than table sugar.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter
    willywalter answered the Question: Can I eat ham while in ignite?

    It says you can have lean pork. I think that Ham would be OK. Maybe going for a more minimally processed version, like an uncured ham, would be more in the spirit of the program. Just a guess on that though.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter
    willywalter answered the Question: Why am I losing inches but not pounds?

    When you exercise you build muscle, which weighs more than adipose fat. It can be normal to not lose, but even gain weight while exercising. This sounds bad, but don't let it discourage you. Bottom line is that the more muscle mass you have, the more energy your body needs on a daily basis. Your body composition can drastically be different (E.g. less inches) even though your weight might not reflect that.

    Every time you weigh yourself, it is several different things: bone, muscle, fluids, fat, organs, etc. If you are holding a lot of water it can be reflected in your weight. If you are building muscle, the same might apply.

    Ask yourself a few questions:
    1.) Do you feel good?
    2.) Do you have more energy throughout the day and for your kids?
    3.) Do you feel better about yourself?
    4.) Are your clothes fitting better?

    The best thing you can do is stop obsessing about the scale (throw it out the window) and feed your body. If you are exercising, you need more calories per day than 1200. Lack of calories can put your body into starvation mode, this will have the effect biochemically of your body telling itself to store all energy and can also make you ravenously hungry.

    Here's a study from the 50's which might provide some insight; Ancel Keys Minnesota "Starvation Study". Phase II was based on a 1200 calorie diet. From the site below: "...These men were so consumed by how hungry they were that all they thought about was food. They would go to restaurants just so they could smell the food. They lost all desire for anything that didn’t involve food; even their desire for sex was nonexistent. The men also suffered psychological breakdowns, and in most cases would never be the same..."
    http://mannlab.psych.umn.edu/...

    Lastly, I suggest you limit all refined carbohydrates and added sugars.

    Take care and good luck.
    -Bill

    3 months ago
  • willywalter
    willywalter commented on TamaraDailyBurn's answer to Why can the protein not come from egg?:

    I think they forgot to list eggs in the grocery list.

    In the nutrition tab under the part that talks about why to avoid dairy, they state at the bottom of the article: "As hard as it may be to part with the cheese sprinkled on your morning eggs, just give it a rest for 21 days and see how you feel."

    The egg it almost perfect nutrition, the balance of fats, the nutrient composition, etc. It would not make sense for them to tell us to avoid eggs.

    3 months ago
  • willywalter

    I will usually bring some combination of teh above to work for a snack:
    2 hard boiled eggs
    macadamia nuts
    Almonds
    Cheese
    Uncured salami

    3 months ago
  • willywalter

    I don't know exactly what you are easting and I am not a doctor or in the health industry but you are almost describing "blood sugar rollercoaster" behavior which could point to excessive carbohydrate consumption. Hunger like that can occur every few hours due to the rise and fall of insulin and blood sugar in the body.

    If you limit carbohydrates and increase your dietary fat intake (the good kinds of fats listed as part of ignite) your blood sugar will stay more stable and you will probably not be in constant hunger and feel more satiated from your meals.

    If your insulin is not high, your body is primed to utilize fat stores for energy as the fat release hormones can be "heard" by the brain. Higher insulin levels can block their signal. Here's an article on the NIH.gov website.

    "The role of leptin and ghrelin in the regulation of food intake and body weight in humans: a review."
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p...

    3 months ago

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