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

Lifetime Stats

has shed:

20 lbs

has exercised:

8009 min

has burned:

47019 kcal

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  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic bone broth in the forum Supplements Reviews 2 months ago

    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 2 months, 2 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.

  • 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?

  • Low blood sugar makes weight loss hard because of sudden extreme hunger and powerful sugar cravings.  So the key is to eat small meals regularly and paying attention to what you’re eating so you don’t cause spikes and crashes in your blood sugar.

  • Moving around in any way in a pool is good.  The water provides resistance so it’s not the same as just strolling around on land.  When you’re in the water it helps to challenge the muscles moving around in it.

  • Good question.  I would definitely say a ginger tea.  Ginger is wonder for your health and is very calming to the stomach.  Just make sure that you let them steep for a long time.  The flavor should be strong.  otherwise, you’re likely not getting enough of it to really do too much.  It tastes amazing.  I love it. You can have it plain or you ca…[Read more]

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic yoga socks in the forum Gear Reviews 5 months, 1 week ago

    I love them. I absolutely love them especially with the socks.  Downward facing dog is a much stronger pose using them and because we do that repeatedly throughout a routine.  I strongly like them except they are horrible in hot yoga.  The socks too.  Hot yoga you really just need to go with bare hands and feet and have a good microfiber towel.

  • Envirotodd replied to the topic stevia in the forum Health Forums 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think if you use a tiny amount of it, it won’t hurt you.  It’s not something you want to have regularly.  It messes with your body’s insulin response because it tastes sweet so the body sets up to be ready to deal with sugar.

  • I dont even feel the difference one cup of coffee makes anymore.  I drink it so slowly the caffeine doesn’t really do much.  I feel exactly the same after a decaf cup as I do after caffeinated.  Is that normal?  I’m starting to think that the caffeine from one cup isn’t enough to really do much for me – possibly for anyone with a normal tol…[Read more]

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