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  1. Thread: cheat day

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    I should add that the above is assuming one is...

    I should add that the above is assuming one is getting most of their calories from non-fructose carbohydrates.
  2. Thread: cheat day

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    It is more complicated than that -- a large...

    It is more complicated than that -- a large amount of the calories will be stored as glycogen or oxidized. The upregulation of leptin expression will also increase metabolism (via SNS and UCP...
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    It is do to the increase in FFA release into the...

    It is do to the increase in FFA release into the bloodstream.
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    Very curious as to what falls in the "etc."...

    Very curious as to what falls in the "etc." category....
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    Studies have shown that people underestimate...

    Studies have shown that people underestimate their daily food consumption by 20-30% -- obese people by even more. Perhaps this is the problem.

    Are you actually weighing your food???
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    This is true on an empty stomach. However, on a...

    This is true on an empty stomach. However, on a full stomach, more diluted drinks lead to a higher blood alcohol level.
  7. Thread: Help!

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    Glutamine should have basically no taste. ...

    Glutamine should have basically no taste.

    Glutamine peptides taste awful.
  8. Thread: brick wall

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    Re: brick wall

    Your leptin levels have crashed. You need to eat about 20% above maintenence for 5 days or so (high carb, low fat), then incorporate regular refeeds into your diet.

    Read my leptin articles for...
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    Monstar, I don't really have a lot of comments...

    Monstar,

    I don't really have a lot of comments other than 1) probably don't need a lot of those supplements 2) add some zinc and vitamin E (they increase leptin) and 3) do not stress about...
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    Also, alcohol does not provide substrates for the...

    Also, alcohol does not provide substrates for the hexosamine pathway, which is what signals leptin, so the calories are sort of wasted.
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    Yes, it is glucose metabolism that stimulates...

    Yes, it is glucose metabolism that stimulates leptin. You could go higher with the carbs -- I probably do 40/35/25 (c/p/f), but "cyclical isocaloric diet" has a nice ring to it.
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    I am of the opinion that refeeds should be done...

    I am of the opinion that refeeds should be done more often. I know Lyle McDonald and Elzi Volk share this opinion, though they recommend longer, more moderate refeeds than I do.
  13. Use bonless chicken thighs rather than breasts....

    Use bonless chicken thighs rather than breasts. They taste MUCH better and would not have any more fat than your olive oil and peanuts would add.
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    To be more accurate, it attempts to optimize...

    To be more accurate, it attempts to optimize leptin as much as possible while losing fat or at least not getting fat. To truly optimize leptin, you should just eat your way to 25% body fat, but that...
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    Re: bulking up...and fat gain

    You are not supposed to, though up to a point, it WILL help with muscle gains. However, you do have to accept some fat gains to maximize muscle gains.
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    Re: Cheating Once Per Week

    Read my articles on leptin -- there are probably 150 references:

    http://www.avantlabs.com/big_mfr/big_mfr_magazine.htm

    Issues 3, 4, and 5
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    Lowers HDL or raises LDL -- can't remember which.

    Lowers HDL or raises LDL -- can't remember which.
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    40-50 would be fine

    40-50 would be fine
  19. If you can reliably go back to sleep, this works...

    If you can reliably go back to sleep, this works incredibly well, though you should have a real meal (like an MRP wit flax) not just some cottage cheese.
  20. Carbsare not evil, even at night, even when...

    Carbsare not evil, even at night, even when dieting.
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