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#eTRF 2022

Yo! How you gonna design a weight loss study comparing two interventions but initiate the most rigorous ISOCALORIC reinforcements – regular counseling, phone calls, emails, etc., etc., to all but ensure no difference in weight loss? Yes, because CICO (don’t @ me).

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And please don’t forget all the recent studies on #eTRF. Eg, Randomized controlled trial for time-restricted eating in healthy volunteers without obesity (Xie et al., 2022). #eTRF vs. skipping breakfast, #eTRF came out on top.

The new one is calorie restricted (both arms): TRF vs. non-TRF.

Early time-restricted feeding: health benefits - LCHFlove.com

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Death cycles of bodybuilders

RIP Cedric McMillan (2017-2022, age 44)

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Disclaimer: this is interwebz resurch; neither RCTs nor my wheelhouse, really. It could all be lies. This opinion piece is not restricted to dead athletes or bodybuilders, but also a commentary on performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in general. It’s a complicated topic.

Stay tuned at the end for notable exceptions, black swans. It’s clearly not all dose and/or duration.

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Think of DHA like ball bearings

Excitement, glamour, and wild speculation ahead! Jk

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Suggested pre-reading: Vegetable oil fatty acids are not essential (P<0.05) (includes disclaimers)

In brief, the recommendations for essential fatty acids (EFAs) are based on animal models, some medium-quality evidence, and wishy washy endpoints. Eg, at what point does dermatitis become clinically severe enough to deem EFA deficiency, and can this be replicated in a double blind randomized controlled crossover trial? What are the control groups?

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Transgender in sports

TRIGGER WARNING

No offense intended. I don’t care much for woke culture. This isn’t about that. The memes are kinda funny tho… 

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Is this blog post cherry picking? Not intentionally, but there aren’t any double blind crossover RCTs on this.

We have competition results, what makes the news (highly suspect), social commentary, etc., etc.

This is what I was taught:

Simple, right?

There are many examples of transgender females dominating in men’s divisions but not of transgender males dominating in female’s divisions…

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The next phase of CIM/EBM debauchery

Skip this section if you’re a seasoned reader:

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CIM (carb-insulin model of obesity) = carbs caused the obesity epidemic, they make you fat, and the cure to everything is keto. There’s a large overlap with the anti-seed oil movement and they’ve been actively shifting away from carbs to UPF (ultra-processed foods) and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), rightfully so. Nothing against fructose in particular, but HFCS is a good marker of UPF. The low fat Dietary Guidelines cause food addiction (to carbs/sugar).

EBM (energy balance of obesity): eat less, move more; CICO (calories in, calories out); obesity is caused by eating too much; the Dietary Guidelines didn’t cause obesity because no one followed them. 

TBM (The Bill-Man): potato chips. Passive overeating of UPF for whatever reason. Boredom? Oral fixation? Tbh (to be honest), Idk (I don’t know). 

Carbohydrate-insulin model (CIM) and obesity - Saurabh ...

Now they’re all gunning for…

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What a time to be alive!

Half-Pound Reese’s Pieces-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups 

2,240 kcals per cup; 4,480 for the pack

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Big Cups Stuffed with Pretzels

180 kcals per cup, 1 per pack

Big cups Stuffed with Potato Chips, which I’ve been assured the chips stay crispy

180 kcals per cup; 360 for the pack

In contrast to what some what some #paleotard may say, these are edible… but that doesn’t mean you should eat them.

Now, a rant….. (and some biochemistry)

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The All New Pull Model of Obesity™

Adiposink 2.0

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The old model: the “Push” Model…. goes something like this: you push food into your mouth, something something something -> it ends up expanding your fat mass. Aka the energy balance model (EBM), CICO, various inglourious epithets, etc., etc. Basically it explains everything and nothing. Weight loss happens when you push less food into your gullet.

(side note: I love my Hoover Windtunnel with HEPA) (air pollution, no bueno)

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Circadian rhythms and metabolic disease

Circadian rhythms occur on a recurring basis with a frequency of approximately 24 hours.

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They are largely governed by the light-dark cycle mediated by the Earth’s rotation around the sun.

Homo sapiens has historically largely been an equatorial-dwelling species, so this amounted to, on an annually averaged basis, about 12-hours light/12-hours dark; with longer days in summer and longer nights in winter.

Diurnal and seasonal temperatures fluctuate as well.

Implications on metabolic health, diabetes risk, insulinemia, etc., etc.

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Hunny

Why are meatards (jk no offense, just referring to people on “carnivore” diets) re-incorporating carbs in the form of honey back in their diet?

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1) humans eating only meat is really throwing out the baby with the bathwater. It’s not “Our Ancestral Way of Eating,” there was probably just one or two things that were problematic, and they got rid of everything but meat. And 99% make up reasons other than weight loss for why they follow this diet. It’s a CICO/UPF restriction thing, not #meatheals.

2) I’m empathetic toward ethical vegans but not any kind of vegan myself. Opinions on honey in this context are mixed.

3) now onto HUNNY

Anyone love hunny? Which kinds? Any noticeable medicinal effects? Let me know in the comments!

Royal jelly, propolis &/or Queen bee acid, pollen?

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First, sunning your genitals. Now more cold exposure.

The cold protocol was basically putting your wrists in ice water for one minute on, 2 minutes break, and another minute. This is similar to some brown adipose tissue activating protocols which consist simply of dipping your feet in ice water. 

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For reference, more intense protocols have you going shirtless in front of a fan blowing cold air or taking outright ice baths. You don’t have to do that.

In this study, the exercise was 20 minutes of cycling at 90 watts. Depending on your level of physical fitness, not quite enough to break a sweat.

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