Maurile Tremblay

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  1. Everyone obviously has different routines and habits, and I'm sure I'm fairly atypical, but the quoted bit above seems exactly backwards to me. To me, push notifications are the things I don't have time for. They actually take my time. When I get a push notification, it causes me to stop what I'm doing and check my phone. That's a distraction. Twitter, on the other hand, never interrupts me (since I haven't opted into push notifications from it). It's there whenever I have time for it, but it doesn't ever take time. It just waits patiently for me to give it time when I feel like it. With regard to NFL news in particular, there are times when I can actually do something about the news -- like when I'm at my computer revising my projections on Sunday morning. And there are times when I can't do anything about the news, like when I'm hiking or sleeping or on a lunch date. When I'm at my computer revising my projections, I don't want push notifications because I'm already reading all the latest news from various sources, including Twitter. When I'm not at my computer, I don't want push notifications because they're not actionable at that moment. Even less would I want my phone to push non-NFL news at me. There are a few times a day when I have nothing else to do and I check the news. When I do have other things to do, I want the news to leave me alone.
  3. Burning fat makes a lot more sense than burning muscle. For one thing, a pound of fat provides around 3500 calories while a pound of muscle provides more like 1500 (as very rough estimates that may be pretty far off for some people in some contexts, but it's close enough for these purposes). When you lack access to food, your body doesn't want to forego the marginal 2000 calorie-per-pound advantage of burning fat compared to burning muscle in order to avoid a 3 calorie-per-pound disadvantage of preserving muscle compared to preserving fat. For another thing, and much more importantly, adipose tissue serves pretty much no useful purpose other than providing calories when insufficient food is available. It doesn't look pretty, it doesn't contribute to strength or power or coordination of movement -- the only thing it's good for is providing energy in the absence of food. Muscle, on the other hand, is functional and useful. It helps you run away from predators or toward prey, fight male competitors for access to females, make tools, build shelter, throw spears ... it does all kinds of helpful things. (And that's just skeletal muscle. Other muscle tissue, such as the heart, does even more important things.) Burning muscle to spare fat, when you could instead burn fat to spare muscle, would be kind of insane. It would be like burning cash to spare firewood.
  4. You will lose some muscle the whole time. Your brain can run mostly, but not exclusively, on ketones. It needs some glucose as well, and in the absence of dietary carbohydrate, the body makes glucose primarily by breaking down muscle. The general rule of thumb is that once you switch over into MAXIMUM KETOSIS on a fast, you'll lose between 0.5 and 1.0 pounds of body fat per day, and you'll lose around 0.4 ounces of muscle per day. (In the first few days of the fast, before you've switched into ketosis, you'll lose muscle at a faster rate than that. This is one reason I'd much rather do a single 10-day fast than ten separate 1-day fasts.)
  5. Definitely hurting you a lot for high-intensity work. Carbs and Sports Performance: The Principles Carbs and Sports Performance: The Evidence Did Low Carb Kill the Lakers? Summary: You can go without carbs for low-intensity endurance activities. But for anything requiring anaerobic metabolism, a lack of muscle glycogen (which comes from glucose, which comes from dietary carbohydrate) will negatively affect performance by quite a bit. That doesn't mean that your training isn't useful. If you're just training, not competing, you may not care much about current performance in absolute terms. You may care more about relative improvements in performance over time; and training in a carb-depleted state can still lead to such improvements. Then when you eventually add carbs back in, your performance will get a nice bump.
  6. I'm with you. I don't want to make cauliflower that looks or tastes like rice or potatoes. If I want rice, I'll eat rice. If I want cauliflower, I'll eat cauliflower. No need to make one impersonate the other. I feel the same way about "cauliflower rice" as I do about tofurkey, facon, chik'n nuggets, and non-dairy cheez. They're fakers, all of them.
  7. "Police arrested Marshall Grant Neely III, 58, that night. He was charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident and failure to render aid." Failure to render aid? That's a new one to me.
  8. It shouldn't. Most people report that they feel more clear-headed than normal.
  9. I quoted you both and deleted the wrong one. You got me before the edit.
  10. The Presidio. Yes. Exactly. Also: Sharon Stone - Total Recall
  11. My advice would be: 1. Read or watch stuff about fasting while you're doing it. Books, blogs, youtube videos... (Especially check out videos by Alan Goldhamer and Doug Lisle.) It really helps to know exactly what side effects to expect, so reading people's personal experiences is useful. (And yes, I've read the Sinclair book. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'll probably read it again soon.) 2. Keep a journal. 3. When you get hungry in the first few days, wait it out. It should go away within a few minutes each time. 4. If you have a glucometer and blood pressure monitor, take your stats every morning. If you are normally high, you should see big improvement (although in some cases it can take 5-10 days to get there). 5. Don't try to avoid thinking about food. It won't work. You're going to think about food a lot. You won't be hungry, but you'll fantasize about what you'll want to eat once you break your fast. Go ahead and read recipes or watch the Food Network. It won't cause you to break your fast before you want to. 6. When you get to the point where you want to break your fast, plan it out ahead of time. Don't think: "I want to break my fast now so I'm going to eat something right now." Instead, think: "I want to break my fast now so I'm going to eat something tomorrow morning at 10 am." Make sure it's not done on a whim that causes regret. Do it on purpose, with at least a little bit of pre-planning. 7. When you do break your fast, do it with a small meal. (Many recommend just soup or juice for at least a day.) If you eat too much, you're likely to experience gastric distress.
  12. Stir a bunch of almonds into some quacamole. Eat with a spoon.