About Me

I live in L.A. I work, I like birds and I have a book review website. I'm trying to stop my weight from going up and down throughout the year with a steadier diet and exercise plan. Going to need some luck, here.

25 years California, USA

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In the past week

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has shed:

20 lbs

has exercised:

8289 min

has burned:

48377 kcal

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  • Red tea is just another word for rooibos tea.  Its claims are mostly hype.  It has been shown to help in areas of pain reduction, slightly, but any claims you have read about rapid fat loss are scams.  They either make up studies to try to show it works or they distort the interpretation of legitimate studies.  Even the research – which has bee…[Read more]

  • Lately, while I’ve been running (I alternate between running and walking HIIT) I’ve found that after about 15 minutes, the bottoms of my feet feel very hot.  It’s like they’re burning.  It feels like I shouldn’t keep running.  If I push through it, it doesn’t seem to do any harm and my feet aren’t sore when I get home, but they stay hot and bu…[Read more]

  • That’s very good advice.  Rest up, do some gentle stretching and hydrate.  If it’s a problem over time, you really should talk to your doctor.  It could be somethign very simple that you’re doing wrong and that would be extremely easy to fix.  The odds are that it has to do with how you’re sitting the rest of the day, not recovering properly, hyd…[Read more]

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic trail biking in the forum Cycling Forum 1 month, 1 week ago

    The easy ones are meant to be easy.  If you’ve never done it before, just go slowly and build your skills.  They are usually more dangerous than a paved trail, but not that much if it’s an easy trail that is well maintained.  If you’re a competent rider, give it a try and you’ll find out.  If it turns out it’s too hard, don’t go too far and jus…[Read more]

  • I think you can eat virtually normally (within reason – we should all be careful about what we eat when it comes to extremes).  At the start, you are supposed to keep your fat intake down so you don’t end up spending a lot of time in the bathroom.  Just ease back into eating normally as you heal up.

  • I don’t think it is good or bad, yet.  I think it’s not right for some people but has some good possibilities. But it really needs to be studied more to know.  It could be amazing for the average person but how are we to know if it causes problems after extended use?  We don’t because we have to keep studying it over time.

  • What am I looking for in a fitness supplement? I know caffeine can work, but I don’t just want to take caffeine pills.  WHat other ingredients help? Is there some kind of protein supplement with caffeine or something?  Would that even work?  I thought protein comes after the workout.  Tips?

  • Not sure what video you were trying to share there but it didn’t show up. I think if you want to look good while you run, you just have to practice running until it’s very natural to you.  Then you won’t feel weird doing it and you won’t look weird doing it either.

  • Thanks so much to everyone who has commented.  This morning I read in the paper that the keto diet is turning out to be not as gtood as they thought, and it might increase the chances of diabetes and heart problems. Is that true?  I know the research is limited but is it because of the fat?

  • That’s exactly it.  It makes the whole thing a lot better for you.  If you’re going to go to all that effort to cook the bones for all that time, it makes sense that you would want to draw as much out of them as possible on a nutrition level.  You really can’t taste the ACV, so it makes it more than worthwhile.  Just make sure you’re using a goo…[Read more]

  • I guess that really is the key to any successful diet.  You need to be willing to stay with it – or at least a maintenance version of it. If you think you can live keto long-term, maybe it’s for you.  That’s a big decision though.

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic bone broth in the forum Supplements Reviews 4 months ago

    mostly I use an organic powder but I’ve started making my own at times.  I use the slow cooker so it’s safer and less energy to make it.  I can get a huge batch out of it (super easy since you don’t even need to peel the onions or garlic. Just a rough chop and throw it in  Don’t forget to add apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp, not enough to taste it…[Read more]

  • I think that’s a good idea.  I prefer bone broth to traditional protein powders.  It’s actually surprisingly soothing just to sip it from a mug in the same way you would have a tea or a coffee.  It’s a far more natural way to get your protein and it also gives you collagen, which, I’m learning, is important too.

  • Ok so doing keto can help to lower your risk of diabetes.  It changes the way your body burns fuel.  But what happens if you stop? Will your weight balloon back on and will your risk get worse as your body starts using glucose again?

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic earphones in the forum Gear Reviews 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    I’ve done that.  You do have to swap them. That’s the only “problem” but I really don’t find it makes the slightest bit of difference.  Just tuck them into your ear upside down and wrap the wire over your ear and then down behind it.  If you accidentally tug the wire, it will usually stay in place.  Worst case, you’ll need to adjust it a bit but…[Read more]

  • as far as I know, rapid weight gain can definitely be a symptom of PCOS.  do you also have really irregular or missing periods? are they super heavy? THere’s no way to know if this is what it is unless you talk to your doctor and then you’ll need to probably have an ultrasound to get a better idea. there’s no real test to know for sure but you…[Read more]

  • Is it normal for your lower back to feel stiff and hurt after a good run?  Not right away, but that evening?  It’s not crippling or anything but it’s pretty uncomfortable.  Enough that I’ve had to take a painkiller a few times.  Anyone else get that?

  • Good thinking.  It hadn’t even occurred to me that the sugar or artificial sweetener is what you don’t want.  Normally that’s the first thing I look for.  Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic ocean/lake vs pool in the forum Swimming Forum 6 months ago

    Definitely an ocean or lake.  The pool makes it easier to exercise for longer and to do different kinds of swimming though.  Lakes and oceans give you more of an HIIT experience in a natural way though.  They both have strengths.

  • A lot of fitness supplements, the energy ones, are based on guarana.  I noticed that’s the same ingredient in energy drinks.  Doesn’t that mean that I could just have an energy drink instead of using fitness supplements?

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