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  1. Egg Yolks As Bad As Smoking?

    I wasn't aware that you had to pay to view the "study" - which in itself starts alarm bells ringing. Sorry about that. Don't know about the rest of you, but I get bombarded with daily "nutritional information", usually unsolicited, which is often laughable. However, this story was carried by CNN, BBC, MSN et al, which made me take a bit more notice than usual. More sensationalist journalism taking "scientifically proven" reports out of context I guess.
  2. Taken from the CNN website today. Food for thought, or more crap? I personally thought that, 1. dietry cholesterol has no effect on blood cholesterol, and 2. the egg white cancels out the bad stuff in a yolk Any thoughts? "A new study suggests eating egg yolks can accelerate heart disease almost as much as smoking. The study published online in the journal Atherosclerosis found eating egg yolks regularly increases plaque buildup about two-thirds as much as smoking does. Specifically, patients who ate three or more yolks a week showed significantly more plaque than those who ate two or less yolks per week. It may seem harsh to compare smoking with eating egg yolks, but lead study author Dr. David Spence says researchers needed a way to put it into perspective since both eating cholesterol and smoking increase cardiovascular risks - but the general public believes smoking is far worse for your health. The issue is with the yolk, not the egg, says Spence, who is also a professor of neurology at the University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. "One jumbo chicken egg yolk has about 237 milligrams of cholesterol." Keeping a diet low in cholesterol is key, says Spence. Even if you are young and healthy, eating egg yolks can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases later. "Just because you are 20 doesn't mean egg yolks aren't going to cause any trouble down the line," he says. For those patients with increased coronary risk, such as diabetics, eating an egg yolk a day can increase coronary risk by two to five-fold, he adds. Atherosclerosis, also called coronary artery disease, occurs when plaque builds up in the blood vessels leading to the heart, specifically the inner arterial wall, and limits the amount of blood that can pass through."
  3. Testosterone Boosters?

    I was recently diagnosed with a slight Thyroid problem after having routine blood tests. Amongst the symptoms of this was a crash dive in my libido (which I'd been putting down to heavy training knackering me out), and feeling constantly tired (which I'd also put down to the training). After mentioning my symptoms to the doc he prescribed me a testosterone injection to bring the levels back up to normal until the Thyroid drug kicked in. The testosterone in question was, in fact, one of the best known and most used anabolic steroids - although at only 250mg compared to the 1000mg used by bodybuilders.. Result: For 2 weeks my recovery went through the roof. While training, although nothing felt any easier, I could keep on pushing reps out. Rest time between sets dropped, I slept better, all stiffness in my joints disappeared, and I was like a dog with 2 dicks. Not a "natural" testosterone supplement, I know. But if I could feel like that all of the time my life would be perfect.
  4. Whey Protein Makes You Fat?

    Thanks to everyone for your inputs. Scores on the doors are - 2 "utter bollocks", 1 "utter and complete rubbish" and 1 "full of shit", with no one agreeing with the assertions made in the article and some intelligent arguments and scientific observations to back up these responses. Q - Does Whey Protein make you fat? A - (based on the concensus of opinions given here) No, that rubbish is an utter load of complete bollocking shit.
  5. My Story

    I just followed your link to this Lou. It´s a humbling, moving and amazing story that puts life into perspective. It also shows what the human body is capable of achieving despite serious adversity and, something which you don´t really mention, what the human mind is capable of forcing the body to achieve with a positive mental attitude and a certain degree of toughness that not everyone possesses. Congratulations on your recovery and in re-finding your fitness and physique. And congratulations on surviving an Equadorian hospital. Living in South America myself I can well imagine the total lack of safety and emergency contingency planning as well as the less than stellar health facilities.
  6. Whey Protein Makes You Fat?

  7. Whey Protein Makes You Fat?

    Max - blindprop, and of course you too Mav Thanks for the info. My current calorific intake on training days is 2900 (I'm just starting an 11 week cut to get my body fat% down) with 212g of protein every day and, yes, without supplementation I'd have chicken breasts and tuna cans coming out of my ears.
  8. Complete Beginner Question - Anyone Been In My Position?

    Hi Start1983 Many, many people on this site began with SL 5x5 like you, me included. For people like yourself, finding the going a little more difficult, the thing to remember is that we´re all different shapes, sizes and have different backgrounds - so it really is a case of finding your own level and increasing the weights at increments which you can manage at intervals which you can manage. If you find the daily weight increases too much, slow it down and increase the weights when you feel it´s right. Just stick at it and your body will become accustomed to the workload, and you´ll start to surprise yourself. Also, take into account things like your diet and rest (just as important as lifting - if not more so)
  9. Whey Protein Makes You Fat?

    Max, I see where you´re coming from, but 1g of Fat = 9 calories. Hardly going to put you up a jean size or, I´d venture, warrant the claims made in the article.
  10. Whey Protein Makes You Fat?

    I can't ever remember subscribing to anything. This is unsolicited cyber junk mail, probably via an innocent website visit or 3rd party. That's good enough for me then.
  11. Whey Protein Makes You Fat?

    Yes, as stated, this article leads onto an advertisment for a super-duper protein supplement that's even more super-duper than all of the other super-duper protein supplements.
  12. Hi all, I received this via e-mail from a Nutrition website which bombards me daily with advertisments and similar such articles. I usually cast a quick eye over them or just press the delete button, but this one made me sit up and take notice as I rely on Whey Protein shakes to supplement my protein intake. I've come across some of the arguments here before, but never thought that something which contains 1g of fat will actually increase my body fat to any noticable degree. So I thought that I'd share the article with you all and invite comments. It won't come as any surprise to learn that it culminates in an advertisment for a new brand of "super grade" time release Whey Protein, so you'll have to sift through the marketing BS. But, to those of you who are knowledgable about the dietry side of things, are these claims basically true or not? "Whey protein, even the "high quality" stuff that you'd pay an arm and a leg to obtain from your local Vitamin Shoppe or GNC, could very likely be stalling your fat loss progress and, even WORSE, causing you to GAIN weight. And if that wasn't enough, here are the absolute WORST times to consume whey protein: 1. During the day 2. In the evening Scratching your head? Don't: you understood it perfectly. Whey protein simply isn't a great protein to consume at any time of day, and for specific reasons. 1. Whey Protein Absorption - A review on the rate of protein absorption published in 2006 in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism reported that whey protein isolate absorbs at a rate of about 8g/hour. This is in large part due to the fact that whey is not broken down into small enough peptides by our body's natural enzymes in time to be absorbed. Couple that with the fact that the window of opportunity for whey protein to be absorbed is 1.5 hours, your body at maximum will be able to absorb 12 grams of whey protein from a single serving. Kind of makes those 40g whey protein shakes seem foolish, doesn't it? Well, that's because they are. Simply put, whey protein passes through the system far too rapidly to be adequately absorbed, leaving the majority of your protein shake wasted...literally. 2. Insulin Release Associated With Whey - Which of the two items below cause a greater spike in insulin? a) White Bread Whey Protein Well, as you can probably guess, if you chose the horrendous, high glycemic, void-of-all-nutrition white bread, you'd be 100%...WRONG. That's right, a 2012 study published in Nutrition & Metabolism identified that the specific amino acids in whey protein stimulate beta cells to secrete more insulin than a similar amount of carbohydrate from white bread. In the presence of insulin, fat burning essentially stops. This makes a whey-protein-only supplement a big-time no-no for evening use, especially pre-bedtime when avoiding spikes in insulin are paramount as metabolism is already slowing down in preparation for its normal, much slower sleep rhythm. The truth is, whey protein simply isn't an ideal protein to use at any other time other than immediately following exercise, and even then the amount you're able to absorb on a per serving basis is extremely limited. So there you have it. Are Whey Protein Shakes really such a waste of time?
  13. Really enjoyed the thread and thanks for the links - which I'm now putting to good use.