The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    BULKING!!! OiBoy's Avatar
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    How do you count calories??

    Like say you eat one egg, and vut up some chicken... how do you know how many calories that is??

    Like I know how to count calories w/ milk because it says how many per cup... but what about with stuff that doesnt have that like eggs and meats??

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    Re: How do you count calories??

    Originally posted by OiBoy
    Like say you eat one egg, and vut up some chicken... how do you know how many calories that is??

    Like I know how to count calories w/ milk because it says how many per cup... but what about with stuff that doesnt have that like eggs and meats??
    It usually says on the package, at least if you're in the US--even eggs. Anyways, just buy a book like 'Corinne Netzer's Complete Book of Food Counts' and weigh your food for the things that don't have a label.

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesnít realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

    Parables and Portraits, Stephen Mitchell

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    There are tons of calorie charts and counters out there, like this:
    http://www.ntwrks.com/~mikev/

    If you want to get really accurate about portions for things like meat, etc, you need to get a kitchen scale (available at most kitchen stores).

    Then, simply take whatever the standard measure is on the chart/table and apply it to the portion you're eating.

    For instance: According to my chart,
    BEEF STEAK,SIRLOIN,BROIL,LEAN 2.5 OZ has 150 cals
    If I go to The Keg and eat a 10oz sirloin, I know I'm getting about 600 cals.

    Is that clearer now?

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    I use a little program called crosstrainer to count. Just enter in the foods, it does all the math and tells you the break down of each item/meal/day.
    LaLa

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    I track on www.fitday.com it's pretty comprehensive and pretty accurate and you can create custom foods from the labels if you want. I'm pretty good at estimating weights, but I'll use a scale if I have to.
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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    ...fattest...fatter...fat. WannaBeStrong's Avatar
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    I bought a cheap food scale that measured oz and grams from eBay. Joined www.fitday.com and I will say those were the biggest 2 changes I made with my diet.

    I actually memorized how many calories (roughly) are in 8 oz of cottage cheese and how much fat is in 1oz of almonds or how much protein is in 4.5 oz of chicken You start being able to judge food when you're eating out, which is great for any dieter!

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