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MullerRose
MullerRose
Quote Originally Posted by DHass22:

Actually, the opposite is true.  Your Tour de France winner this year did it on a 'Low Carb, High Fat' diet, aka, LCHF.  Now, MMA fighters are going the Mark Sisson route (Paleo guru) with great results in recovery.  Basically, of the three macro nutrients; carbohydrates, protein, & fat, only latter two are essential.  Your body will thrive without carbs, as it uses fat for fuel. 


This is not true as you will crash without carbs.  Low carb diets are inferior to high carb diets when it comes to fueling for athletic performance.  The tour the France winner consumed lots of carbs before and during races. Just because he may have consumed 400 grams of carbs a day and his competitors consumed 800 grams doesen't mean its a low carb diet.  For fueling during races cyclists consume plenty of soft drinks, gels, fruit and special carbohydrate drinks which can restore their glycogen quickly.  Cycling depletes glycogen and if you are low on glycogen you will slow down drastically.   
strippersnbens
strippersnbens
You could be anywhere from 150-175 pounds and be fine. It depends on your body composition.   The important thing is losing fat and gaining lean mass. 
wallstreetcappers
wallstreetcappers
I run regularly and have finished a couple of marathons and several half-marathons.  Now I run 3-4 times a week ranging anywhere from 5km (3.1 miles)  up to 20km (12.4 miles).  

Wall -  If you are running 6 miles that is almost 10km so I think with 3-4 months of training you can get up to a half - marathon. Running longer distances requires plenty of mental toughness along with physical conditioning.  The longer you run the more chance there is that something can go wrong such as feeling tired mentally, injuries,  losing confidence, cramping, feeling weak, asking yourself why am I doing this ?  If you increase your longest run by 1/2 mile every week then you will be able to build up with minimal risk of injury and keep focused on your long term goals. Running can be rough on the joints so make sure you increase the distance gradually to avoid injury.  Running on grass and trails occasionally is good because they are more forgiving on the joints.  Another tip to avoid injury is to decrease your stride length and increase your cadence. 

  
ClubDirt
ClubDirt
hey spitfire. I personally believe that eating a good diet with exercise is the best way to stay healthy. I dont take any vitamins or supplements. 

Regarding fish oil,  If your dietary omega 6:3 ratio is high then fish oils are a safe way to get omega 3's for our bodies. If for whatever reason you find that you can't consume a reasonable amount of omega 3 and keep your omega 6 intake low in your diet then you may benefit from a supplement.  Ideally you want to have around a  1:1 omega 6 :: omega 3 dietary ratio but this is not easy to acheive.  The SAD is about 20:1 ratio so many can benefit from fish oil even though absorption rates are not as high as claimed. High amounts of omega 6 cause inflammation in the body which lead to other problems. Fish oils help in  decreasing inflammation in the body. You should look for 600 mg DHA/ 900 mg EPA ratio when buying a fish oil.

There is lots of evidence that multivitamins have minimal absorption rates and there is no good evidence that they can really benefit someone with a deficiency. If you take one everyday it can become expensive without much benefit.  If you find out you are deficient in something then just alter your diet instead of wasting money on multivitamins.

Hockey is my favourite sport to bet on and I was +$ again last season. I also bet on other sports like tennis and soccer. 

 
ClubDirt
ClubDirt
This study does not show a causal relationship between omega 3's and cancer, it only draws a link between the two, correlation does not equal causation.  It was not double blinded and not controlled and this study did not look at the partcipants supplement use or diets, it looked only at blood levels of fatty acids. Just another one of those studies which the media and the public jump to conclusions without any sort of real scientific evidence.  
scalabrine
scalabrine
Here is an interesting video on the math behind food labels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HGunZpKLb5o
hoody26
hoody26
Quote Originally Posted by beamjim:

Sharp you always seem to have some good insight, with respect to diet and health. If you have time to Pm me, I would love to pick your brain on a couple of things.

 

I also owe you a thanks as it was in a previous posting, when talking about these cholesterol tests, that I brought this up with my doctor and he recognized that I was concerned about being on Statins and sent me to see a Lipid specialist. I had recently had an MRI and as I had no plaque build up and based on the fact that my bad cholesterol was only border line he took me off Lipitor, which I was quite grateful for.


Good to see that you are off the statins. 
hoody26
hoody26
Low cholesterol numbers do not always mean the person is healthy just as high numbers do not always mean the person isunhealthy.  The total cholesterol number by itself is not too meaningful. The more important thing is the size of the particles and density of the particles which can be measured with a NMR or VAP test.
Jose_Reyes
Jose_Reyes
First thing is that you need to make sure that you are wearing the right shoe for your gait. Just go to a specialty running shop and they will fit you with the right shoe. Increase your weekly mileage by about 10-15 percent and run on softer surfaces. If running downhill is painful then try running some hill workouts, use a smaller stride when going up the hill.  Strengthening your quads and stretching your calves and hamstrings will help prevent overpronation which contributes to runners knee. Avoid activities that involve knee bending until the pain goes away. Make sure to ice it after a run and when you are sitting or lying down keep it elevated by using a pillow. Anti-inflammatory medication such as advil can help but also have side effects so use discretion when using them.
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Sunday / View Post
YTD 39-58  (40%)  +$282

Apr 7 12:07amHockey - Pending40.00 to win 104.00   
  1.  Hockey - Columbus Blue Jackets - spread -1½ (+260) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 7 at 5:05pm [pending]
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Saturday / View Post
YTD 39-56  (41%)  +$582

Apr 5 10:37pmHockey - Pending100.00 to win 160.00   
  1.  Hockey - Edmonton Oilers - moneyline (+160) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 6 at 3:05pm [pending]

Apr 5 10:39pmHockey - Pending200.00 to win 210.00   
  1.  Hockey - Boston Bruins - moneyline (+105) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 6 at 6:05pm [pending]
weeble5672
weeble5672
Impressive record on TT's.  
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Thursday / View Post
YTD 37-56  (40%)  +$327

Apr 4 10:48amHockey - Pending100.00 to win 125.00   
  1.  Hockey - Philadelphia Flyers - moneyline (+125) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 4 at 6:05pm [pending]

Apr 4 10:49amHockey - Pending100.00 to win 130.00   
  1.  Hockey - St Louis Blues - moneyline (+130) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 4 at 7:35pm [pending]
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Wednesday / View Post
YTD 36-56  (39%)  +$222

Apr 3 6:41amHockey - Pending60.00 to win 105.00   
  1.  Hockey - Anaheim Ducks - spread -1½ (+175) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 3 at 9:05pm [pending]
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Tuesday / View Post
YTD 35-56  (38%)  +$102

Apr 2 12:28pmHockey - Pending100.00 to win 120.00   
  1.  Hockey - Phoenix Coyotes - moneyline (+120) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 2 at 9:05pm [pending]


sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Monday / View Post
YTD 35-55  (39%)  +$202

Apr 1 9:04amHockey - Pending100.00 to win 165.00   
  1.  Hockey - Carolina Hurricanes - moneyline (+165) 
        for the entire game held on Apr 1 at 6:35pm [pending]
bhoover111
bhoover111
Quote Originally Posted by bhoover111:

Live Ice Hockey - Prop
   Team to score next Goal (Current score 0:0) No Goal +2237
   (buffalo sabres vs boston bruins)

like the odds, good luck with it. 
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Sunday / View Post
YTD 34-55  (38%)  +$87

Mar 31 10:17amHockey - Pending100.00 to win 115.00   
  1.  Hockey - Columbus Blue Jackets - moneyline (+115) 
        for the entire game held on Mar 31 at 5:05pm [pending]
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Saturday / View Post
YTD 33-53  (38%)  +$62

Mar 30 12:53amHockey - Pending40.00 to win 108.00   
  1.  Hockey - Colorado Avalanche - spread -1½ (+270) 
        for the entire game held on Mar 30 at 2:05pm [pending]

Mar 30 12:54amHockey - Pending150.00 to win 165.00   
  1.  Hockey - Toronto Maple Leafs - moneyline (+110) 
        for the entire game held on Mar 30 at 6:05pm [pending]

Mar 30 12:56amHockey - Pending100.00 to win 140.00   
  1.  Hockey - Phoenix Coyotes - moneyline (+140) 
        for the entire game held on Mar 30 at 9:35pm [pending]
sharpaction
sharpaction
NHL Betting / Thursday / View Post
YTD 32-53  (38%)  -$158

Mar 28 7:39amHockey - Pending200.00 to win 220.00   
  1.  Hockey - Los Angeles Kings - moneyline (+110) 
        for the entire game held on Mar 28 at 7:05pm [pending]