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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun May 28, 2017 8:41 pm

while brute isn't sure that fish oils in that dosage are super harmful, he personally doesn't take any. tried it once, didn't notice any difference. strangely, he didn't get any fishy burps either, which many humans report.

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Re: brute journal

Post by James_0011 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:11 am

BRUTE wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 8:41 pm
while brute isn't sure that fish oils in that dosage are super harmful, he personally doesn't take any. tried it once, didn't notice any difference. strangely, he didn't get any fishy burps either, which many humans report.
You're into paleo stuff right? From that perspective there is no way that humans are adapted to omega 3 consumption - humans are tropical animals and omega 3s only exist in cold waters. There are no omega 3 rich fish in the Tropics. The omega 3s won't oxidize in the cold water but will at normal human body temperature.

Also think about bears, they eat a lot of salmon and other omega 3 rich fish before they hibernate in order to slow down their metabolism and enter a torpor for winter. When they come out of hibernation they switch to berry consumption amoung other things and don't start fish again until the fall before hibernation.

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Re: brute journal

Post by ThisDinosaur » Mon May 29, 2017 9:22 am

BRUTE wrote:
thermodynamics is not interesting to brute because it's a tautology. of course it's true, it's like saying that in order for the tub to contain less water, water must have left the tub. now what?
No, my question is, how can one lose weight without reducing calories? I used to believe the hormone hypothesis, too. I argued its not how much you eat, but what you eat, that determines body composition. That the difference lies in changes in BMR. But I changed my opinion when i realized that growing more fat, an anabolic process, requires a larger input of energy/calories than is even stored in the fat itself. The connection between diet and markers of bad health is obesity. And obesity is about calories.

@james, I liked that link. I'll be reading more Ray Peat. Here's a good exercise for anyone who is interested in this stuff. Pick your favorite nutrient or health food. Now find all the articles you can that describe why its bad for you. Give the author the benefit of the doubt and try to really understand their argument.

@jp
Ive read through that thread before. I think a lot of the evidence for IF is strong. I dont do it, though, because i found that my willpower to make good food choices was reduced after i have been fasting. Strictly a behavioral issue for me. Ive never been overweight, so i have very little motivation to starve myself only to binge later.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Mon May 29, 2017 11:46 am

James_0011 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:11 am
You're into paleo stuff right?
not too much. it's a nice narrative with too many exceptions to be useful beyond that.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Mon May 29, 2017 11:48 am

ThisDinosaur wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 9:22 am
No, my question is, how can one lose weight without reducing calories?
again, it's tautological, if "lose weight" means "lose body fat". there are x calories stored as body fat in ThisDinosaurs body. if he reduces the fat, he reduced the calories.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:09 am

3 years of expenses
savings rate: 2.25

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Re: brute journal

Post by Stahlmann » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:42 am

It popped in diffrent topic.
BRUTE wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 3:35 pm
3.brute has never cared much about high total cholesterol, as he knows that it isn't actually bad - doctors are just misinformed. brute's actual lab values are great, as recently discussed with a vegan somewhere here on the forum. brute's trig/HDL ratio is <2, where 4+ is "cardiovascular risk".
How about other fact on lab tests?
In what do you trust?
Care to give sources?
One more time, calling MD misinformed is quite interesting :D?

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:51 am

tbh, brute is too lazy to keep the chain of source custody intact. he's not out to convince anyone who isn't asking.

there are facts on lab tests brute cares about: glucose, Hg/bA1C, triglycerides, HDL (and their ratio).

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:47 pm

3 years of expenses
savings rate: 0.4

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:08 am

3.3 years of expenses
savings rate: 1.52

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:06 am

Too many degrees of freedom.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:17 pm

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:06 am
Too many degrees of freedom.
?

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:59 pm

Can't solve for E or I.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:11 am

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:59 pm
Can't solve for E or I.
?

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:07 am

BRUTE eats a pile of potatoes each year. BRUTE has 3.3 piles of potatoes. BRUTE can dig potatoes 2.52 times faster than he must eat potatoes.

A) How many potatoes are in a pile?
B) How many potatoes does BRUTE dig each month?

(Disregard fact that BRUTE does not actually eat potatoes for purposes of this exercise.)

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:12 am

oh. maybe it would help 7Wannabe5 to think in terms of piles of steak, not potatoes.

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Re: brute journal

Post by Noedig » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:13 pm

I love the "Man speak like Tonto in Third Person" thing.

For no easily traceable reason, I am reminded of a story by Adam Roberts, placed in some future where there is AI and also still the influence of Christianity, in a VR playbox where in order for an Artificial Intelligence to be promoted into reality and put to work, it first had to experience a Fall From Grace by disobeying an instruction of "Eat not from the tree of knowledge" variety. The AIs that obeyed prohibition, were quietly deleted. Sad.

Don't be that robot: act with agency! Excuse the irrelevancy of this post to your ERE blog. Good luck with carrying on there, 3x expenses shows you are under way.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:19 pm

thanks?

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Re: brute journal

Post by C40 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:03 pm

I think it's some kind of code to decipher. Sort of like how Neo was first getting weird messages (in the "the Matrix" movie). That's kind of how a lot of sci-fi hero movies start out.

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Re: brute journal

Post by classical_Liberal » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:40 am

Is brute "the one"?

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