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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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    i had a pepsi today and threw up

    since cleaning up my diet ive had no carbonated beverages , no caffeine . ive been pretty much making all of my own food . anyway , today my buddy and i were outside working on our skimboards and i decided a cold soda would be nice so i cracked one open and just started drinking it down , without warning i felt myself feeling like i needed to throw up , and sure enopugh i ended up doing that a few minutes later in some bushes next to my garage . what the heck ?

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    ya i used to stop drinking soda during wrestling season and pre season. Then after liek 7-8 mos of not drinking it if i had one if be sick for like 2 days

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    soda = bad!

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    lol , yea i know . i figured that since alot of people give themselves cheat days and i dont , that this wouldnt hurt too much . boy was i wrong .

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    Would you say diet soda is bad? Man, that would just suck like no tomorrow cuz I'm absolutely addicted to diet pepsi. I drink probably about five cans of this crap per day. Is there a 12-step program like AA for this?

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    Soda is nice to have once in awhile, but I'd try and drop back from 5 a day.
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    I haven't had any kind of "cola" for about 4 years now. I just think the stuff is disgusting. Once you haven't had any for six months or so you should stop wanting it. The carbonated drinks are just plain bad for you. If you crave them then go ahead, but know that it will (albeit mildly if kept in moderation) be hurting your health.

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    the diet sodas still leach calcium from your bones etc...

    I have been drinking Reverse Osmosis water for so long I don't have the anti-bodies to drink tap water or spring water and it makes me throw up more than once

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    heh. no soad for ages and then you suddenly dump half a litre of highly acidic, bubbly junk into your tummy. It was doing you a favour by makin ya throw up. You should pat it and give it some kinda reward.

    Good tummy. have some protein. mmm.

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    I need to ween myself from diet sodas. That's probably my only addiction so to speak.
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    i only drink soda when im out with friends. usually cherry coke or vanilla coke (only from restaurants that use actual vanilla syrup. not the cocacola crap). the rock drinks diet coke when he eats fast food.

    you should cheat once in a while to shake up your metabolism. your body will get sick from junk food if you stay off of it for too long.

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    How would eating processed carbs, saturated fats or carbonated drinks help change your metabolism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizatch
    How would eating processed carbs, saturated fats or carbonated drinks help change your metabolism?
    increasing cals on certain days is supposed to shock your metabolism. you dont want to make your diet too routine. thats what ive read on several mags. correct me if im wrong.

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    i noticed that it's a LOT harder to finish 1 can of coke than before, when i wasn't cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T_Chapman
    increasing cals on certain days is supposed to shock your metabolism. you dont want to make your diet too routine. thats what ive read on several mags. correct me if im wrong.
    uh that was bad advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartacus
    uh that was bad advice
    lol im so sorry if thats wrong but i swear i hear it all the time. heheh. sorry...

    where's augury and geoffgarcia when you need them lol???

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    you arent confusing "refeeds" with eating something different to shock the metabolism are you?

    im not sure you can actually "shock" a metabolism either. Your met rate is just how many cals per day you burn staying alive. Not sure how a beefburger would casue it any shock.

    Anyhow...refeeds are good as they stop the body heading towards starvation and keep fat loss going rather than a metabolic crash. perhaps thats what the mags were aiming at? However refeeds are pretty specific in nature. normally high carb, low fat one or two day affairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augury
    you arent confusing "refeeds" with eating something different to shock the metabolism are you?

    im not sure you can actually "shock" a metabolism either. Your met rate is just how many cals per day you burn staying alive. Not sure how a beefburger would casue it any shock.

    Anyhow...refeeds are good as they stop the body heading towards starvation and keep fat loss going rather than a metabolic crash. perhaps thats what the mags were aiming at? However refeeds are pretty specific in nature. normally high carb, low fat one or two day affairs.
    maybe i confused it yeah but i read this article i think from flex or muscle and fitness that said to increase your calories by like 500 or something every week if youre 10% bodyfat. if youre 5% to 8% you increase twice a week or something like that. they had a graph to "shock" your metabolism or something. i bet i misread. sorry. ill try looking for it.

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    i found the article. its called cheat to lose. ill type it up. in the mean time ill give you a link to another article on muscleandfitness.com.

    http://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/21

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    If you consistently eat belw maintence your thyroid will become dormant, and as a result you will burn less calories throughout the day

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    heres the article

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    Learn when and how to chow to lose fat now.

    CHEAT TO LOSE by Caleb Stone

    We've all been there - you're smackdab in the middle of a successful diet, when suddenly it all comes crashing down. Your fat loss comes to a screeching halt and is replaced instead by muscle loss, your cravings go through the roof, you're more fatigued than ever, and you can't shake that bug you caught a couple of weeks ago. This very common experience all too often signals the end of the line for most diets. But wait, don't throw away your weeks of effort for something that can be fixed.

    We'll show you how to keep your diet headed in the right direction by staying one step ahead of your body. The best part is, it involves eating more food!

    Leapin' for Leptin
    If you've heard of leptin, it was probably several years ago, when scientists first discovered this hormone and news broke worldwide about its promising future as a cure for the obesity epidemic. Pharmaceutical companies immediately began salivating over the potential leptin had as a diet drug. And the data was hot: Injecting animals with leptin decreased appetite and food intake and increased metabolism with rapid fat loss and maintenance of muscle mass. It was perfect!

    Then leptin fell off the face of the earth, just as quickly as it appeared, at least in the media. In laboratories across the world, however, leptin was hotter than ever. The reason the media attention waned was that the topic got very confusing. New research found that leptin levels were actually higher in obese individuals than in thin people. And down the drain went the hopes for an obesity cure.

    Yet leptin's role in fat loss is far from dead. Today, we know much more about this hormone, enough to harness its power through proper diet and supplementation for optimal fat loss.

    Leptin Lesson
    What do most dieters do when they hit the dreaded diet wall and the fat stops coming off? Typically they drop calories even more and increase the time they spend exercising. This may sound like a smart plan, but it isn't. In fact, when the pounds stop coming off, you should do the exact opposite - eat more. This may seem to go against all logic, but with leptin under our microscopes, it makes perfect sense.
    Advanced bodybuilders have known for years that cheating on their diets from time to time stimulates the metabolism. The hows and whys were beyond their understanding and anyone else's, but once again, bodybuilders were far ahead of science. Today we know why a cheat day will help kickstart your metabolism: leptin. Because the hormone is in place to prevent starvation, when calories drop and fat cells get smaller, so does the release of leptin. This slows your metabolism in an effort to conserve fuel stores, and in creases hunger to encourage eating. When you eat a lot of food after you've been dieting, leptin levels surge, resulting in a boost to your metabolism and drop in your appetite.

    The Cheat Day
    Unfortunately, a cheat day doesn't always mean you can totally abandon all sensibility in exchange for high-fat foods and calorie-laden sweets. It's still a welcome day on your diet calendar, but it isn't a total food orgy. You have to follow an eating strategy, which of course is better than a staration strategy.

    In essense, a "smart" cheat day provides similar amounts of protein and fat as your typical diet days, though you can throw in some fun foods that you've been craving here or there, like pizza. The majority of your extra calories on "cheat day" should come from complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal, cold cereal, rice, pasta and potatoes. (A byproduct of carbohydrate metabolism called hexosamine is involved in the leptin-signaling pathway.) Because of this, you should limit carbs on your diet days. A good rule of thumb is to keep carbohydrate down below 2 grams per pound of bodyweight. And speaking of carbs, one other important note: Limit fruit. Its fructose can't be used directly by the muscles, so it first must be converted in the liver to glucose or fat. Because carb intake is so high on a cheat day, there's a greater chance that fructose will be converted to fat. To avoid this, limit your fructose a cheat day to no more than 50 grams, or approximately 3-4 pieces of fruit.

    A Cheater's Schedule
    The frequency and length of your cheat day will depend on your bodyfat levels and length of dieting. The longer and more severely you have dieted (thus the lower leptin has fallen), the more frequently you'll need to "cheat."

    To estimate your bodyfat percentage, you can have a trainer perform a skin-fold caliper test on you, use a scale with a BIA or go online (www.freeweightloss.com). The amount of food you will need to consume on your cheat days will depend on your metabolic rate. To determine how many calories you need to satisfy daily energy requirements, multiply your bodyweight in pounds by 17. For example, a 180-pound male would require about 3,000 calories to match his daily energy expenditure (including exercise): 180 X 17 - 3,060 kcal.

    >>20%+ Bodyfat. You probably won't benfit much from cheat days if your percent bodyfat is too far above 20%. Your leptin levels are probably not at the risk of dropping to seriously low levels. Too frequent cheat days can actually add to your fat-storage problem and possibly reduce leptin sensitivity. But you'll still want to take a minor cheat day ever 10 days or so to keep leptin levels from falling. On those days, go with 10-20% more calories than your daily energy requirements. For a 180-pound man, that equals to about 1,500 additional calories (mainly from carbohydrate sources), or approximately 4,500 calories total for the day.

    >>15%+ Bodyfat. Scheduling a cheat day every 7-10 days should be adequate to keep leptin levels up. Shoot for up to 50% more calories than your daily energy requirements.

    >>12-15% Bodyfat. You'll need a cheat day in which you eat up to 50% more calories than your daily energy requirements every 5-7 days.

    >>10-12% Bodyfat. Go with a cheat day every 3-4 days. Again, shoot for about 50% above your daily caloric needs.

    >>Less than 10% Bodyfat. You'll need a cheat day - eating up to 50% more calories than your daily energy expenditure - about every three days.

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    When I get tired of drinking H2O, I have a diet Dr. Pepper every now and then.

    Maybe, I should cut them out.
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    that sounds like a refeed but saturated fats and lots of HFCS are not what you want on a reefeed.

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    refeed or not i just said you should up your calories and i guess i was right. woohoo! see it was good advice lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kozen
    If you consistently eat belw maintence your thyroid will become dormant, and as a result you will burn less calories throughout the day
    I'm hypothroid

    low TSH low T3

    I have lost about 70 lbs while dieting for a year and my thyroid has not become dormant

    although you read this alot of places it is a gross oversimplification

    I'm just under maintenance to lose 1lb/week and my metabolism is humming along nicely

    the clinical evidence I have seen suggests it has everything to do with how large the deficit is

    if it's a slight deficit your metabolism stays up

    I also do not re-feed

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