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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-09-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By tjlhb
Board: Diet & Nutrition 04-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,994
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Why do experts call me fat?

How is the "danger zone" defined?

Your waist is less than half your height, so it does not seem risky by that measure.
Board: High Cholesterol 04-06-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,584
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Statins, Any Safe Ones?

Other alternative protocols include diet and exercise.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 03-31-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Diet advice - teen

Try adding more vegetables. University dining halls usually have a salad bar at least to add a salad to your meal.

It looks like your breakfast and snacks are mostly sugary or fast digesting...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-22-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,693
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Weight gain

Why not do exercises using your big muscles (e.g. pushups and dips for chest, pullups and rows for back, squats and lunges for legs, planks for core) while eating more healthy (with protein) food?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-22-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Losing muscle!!

Who claims that?

Actually, weak muscle may contribute to back problems in that the back bones and discs may not have as much muscle to help it support you when standing up straight or picking up...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-21-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Losing muscle!!

To lose muscle, stop exercising that muscle.

But that is unhealthy and will make you weaker. And once you are weak, it may take a lot more work to get strong again.

As far as being "huge",...
Board: Diabetes 03-21-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Young and skinny, but I feel I might have diabetes?

Even if there is nothing wrong in the tests, you may want to change your eating habits. Eat the fast digesting carbs and sugars only during or immediately after a long hard workout or event; choose...
Board: Diabetes 03-19-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By tjlhb
Re: impaired glucose

Plain oatmeal, preferably old fashioned or steel cut.

Avoid pre-flavored oatmeal, which tends to be high in added sugar.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-07-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is there any chance ?

A sudden change in the amount of fiber you consume can cause digestive disturbances.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 03-04-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,923
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Senior Citizen Heart Rates

The common formula of 220 minus age is only a population average approximation. There can be significant individual variation. Some researchers have found that younger athletes' maximum heart rates...
Board: Dental Health 03-02-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Getting my wisdom teeth out

Typically, you are given general anesthetic while they do the extractions, at least if the teeth are impacted and more difficult than normal to extract.

You will wake up with jaws that get more...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-28-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Best fitness equipment?

For cardio training, you can walk, run, or bicycle outside without needing bulky cardio training equipment inside. Or, if you already have a bicycle, you can bicycle inside when the weather is nasty...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-28-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 72,221
Posted By tjlhb
Re: I have an abnormally large appetite

Being active when not explicitly doing sports training, as well as your very low body fat percentage (muscle consumes more energy than fat), likely increases your calorie burn to be greater than the...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-26-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 72,221
Posted By tjlhb
Re: I have an abnormally large appetite

Are you active outside of your sports training? For example, if you walk/run/bicycle all over the place, that could be consuming more calories.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-25-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 72,221
Posted By tjlhb
Re: I have an abnormally large appetite

Have you estimated how many calories per day your sports activities consume?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-23-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By tjlhb
Re: My partner can't seem to lose weight

Spot reduction of body fat by exercising nearby muscle is not effective in a practical sense. It can make the muscles under the fat grow bigger, though.

A better approach to strength training is...
Board: Diabetes 02-19-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,589
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Pre-diabetes

Can you go back to walking 2 (or more) miles per day? Increased exercise can improve insulin sensitivity.

Also, even older people can benefit from muscle building resistance training, though...
Board: Weight Loss 02-18-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Weight loss without exercie

Weight loss is a function of eating fewer calories than you burn.

However, weight loss without exercise (which means a very low calorie diet) often includes a lot of muscle loss (generally...
Board: Weight Loss 02-17-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is there a weight your body wants to be??

Exercise will help preserve muscle mass under calorie deficit conditions when intending to lose body fat.

Weight loss by dieting only without exercise may result in loss of too much muscle, which...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,095
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Please help me understand my numbers

VLDL means very low density lipoprotein. Commonly, it is approximated by triglycerides / 5. VLDL + LDL + HDL = total cholesterol.

Lowering VLDL or triglycerides is typically done by cutting back...
Board: Diabetes 02-14-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,296
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Metformin questions

Odd that the doctor would rely on a non-fasting measurement, rather than a measurement after an overnight fast (usually in the morning before you eat breakfast), or HbA1c measurement.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Slim Big Thighs

If your thighs are big with fat, then you will have to lose body fat. In general, you cannot effectively "spot reduce" -- your genetics determines the order in which body fat is gained or lost.
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Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,756
Posted By tjlhb
Re: I'm scared to get huge muscles

Even men with all of their testosterone have to work very hard to get huge muscles. Women are even less likely to accidentally get huge.

Muscle is pretty dense, so you can get significantly...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 02-12-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,774
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Not absorbing vitamin D?

If you live in the northern hemisphere, it would not be surprising that your vitamin D levels went down from November to February, as this is the season when you are likely to get the least sunlight...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-12-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,916
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is coq10 really bad?

Red yeast rice contains a compound that is the same as lovastatin, right? So if one is concerned about statins depleting CoQ10, the same would apply to red yeast rice, right?
Board: High Cholesterol 02-11-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,006
Posted By tjlhb
Re: High Cholesterol Help

What is your diet and exercise routine?

Note that it is possible to be "normal weight" with too much fat ("normal weight obese" or "skinny fat") or "overweight" with high muscle and low body fat...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-10-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,154
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Help with these numbers

Try to favor good unsaturated fats like olive oil and nuts over trans-fats from hydrogenated oils.

You may be underweight or close to it. Try gaining muscle weight by exercise and eating a clean...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 02-07-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Really Silly Question (Fitness)

Increased calories (with sufficient protein) does help muscle growth, but too many calories (beyond needed to help muscle growth) will cause fat growth.
Board: Weight Loss 02-06-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is this healthy

40kg at 1.45m is just barely above what is usually called "underweight". Being underweight is unhealthy. Your current 45kg is slightly below the midpoint of the usual "healthy weight range".

If...
Board: Diabetes 02-06-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Normal weight and Type II

Sometimes, genetics can lead you to T2 diabetes even with good lifestyle choices (although poor lifestyle choices are likely to make it worse). Some people may need to be lean and active like...
Board: Obesity 02-02-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,790
Posted By tjlhb
Re: excercise

(note: people posting and responding here are generally not doctors)

You may want to frame you goal in terms of waist size rather than just weight. Try to get your waist size (at navel level) to...
Board: High Cholesterol 02-01-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,863
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is Centrum Cardio good?

Focus on the exercise to raise HDL, lowering sugars, fast digesting carbs, and alcohol to reduce triglycerides, and avoiding trans-fats from hydrogenated oils to reduce LDL. And if your waist at...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-28-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,591
Posted By tjlhb
Re: LDL vs. Calculated LDL

The less expensive cholesterol tests measure total, HDL, and triglycerides. LDL is then calculated as total - HDL - (triglycerides / 5). This is generally considered a reasonable approximation when...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-26-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,186
Posted By tjlhb
Re: lowering triglycerides

Your stated weight and height do not seem to be close to being underweight.

You may want to pay attention to your body fat percentage. Lowering it can help all of your lipid numbers. If your...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is my bad cholestrol too low?

Wouldn't "Hypercholesterolaemia" mean cholesterol "too high" (as opposed to "too low")? Of course that is studied a lot because it is a common problem.
Board: Healthy Lifestyle 01-24-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,919
Posted By tjlhb
Re: How should we drink it ?

Non-homogenized milk tends to separate into cream on top and skim milk below. Skimming the cream off gives you skim milk and cream; leaving it there gives you whole milk.

Of course, raw milk must...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-24-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is my bad cholestrol too low?

But what about LDL in particular? Most of what I have seen about whether cholesterol can be too low focuses on total cholesterol, rather than any of the components (LDL, VLDL, HDL). Those studies...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-24-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,871
Posted By tjlhb
Re: anti cancer foods

Remember that the nutritional profile of wild animal meat is different from domesticated animal meat. Wild caught fish may be the type of meat in the modern grocery store that is most similar to...
Board: High Cholesterol 01-23-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Is my bad cholestrol too low?

How low is "too low" for LDL in the absence of drugs or supplements?
Board: Weight Loss 01-23-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By tjlhb
Re: I never gain wait i just stay at 10.5 stone, but yet i eat like a pig somethin wr

Thank your genetics that you grow muscle easily. Most people have to work hard to grow muscle instead of fat.

However, 16 year old metabolism can be very high, and metabolism tends to settle down...
Board: Weight Loss 01-22-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Question

Under calorie deficit conditions, you may lose some muscle as well as fat. Exercise will, of course, counteract that for the muscles used in the exercise.

You may want to do a more balanced...
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 01-22-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Please Rank These

Why not just eat some fish, mushrooms, green and yellow vegetables, egg yolks, tomato based sauces/stews/soups/etc., grapes, and green tea?
Board: Exercise & Fitness 01-22-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Question...Help

Her cardio appears to be all lower body; if she emphasizes lower body exercise, it should be no surprise that the muscles there may get a little bigger.

She may want to consider full body cardio...
Board: Weight Loss 01-22-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,284
Posted By tjlhb
Re: No sugar no flour diet

If you are attempting to restrict calories for fat loss, then chips and the like are not good to eat, since they are very high calorie density foods that give little satiety.
Board: High Cholesterol 01-22-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,487
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Cholesterol Lowing Supplements - Am I duplicating?

Loss of body fat can improve all of your blood cholesterol numbers.

While typical height/weight charts and BMI ranges are likely inapplicable to you due to your high muscularity, it is possible to...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 01-21-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By tjlhb
Re: Question...Help

Does she look leaner and more muscular? Did her waistline (measured at navel level) get smaller?

If so, she may have gained muscle and lost fat (which commonly happens with beginners, but is...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-21-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,143
Posted By tjlhb
Re: is 139 pounds fat for 5'5?

A 28" waist is 43% of your 65" height, which is normally considered quite lean (both female and male college swimmers were supposedly around 42% on average).

If you are active, you may be heavy...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-20-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,143
Posted By tjlhb
Re: is 139 pounds fat for 5'5?

It is within the "normal" weight range for your height, which is 114 to 150 pounds.

However, weight does not tell the whole story -- two people of the same height and weight could have greatly...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,853
Posted By tjlhb
Re: what is sprouted wheat bread

Sprouted grain is just grain that is sprouted before being ground up to make into bread.

Whole grain means that the bran and germ are not separated out and removed. Whole wheat is the same thing...
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