February 17, 2011

Thursday Updates

Sunday Special 4pm: Learn Pull Up Progressions, then Regular CF class (we might go a bit longer than an hour to do the skills and then the workout). All are welcome.

Practice all your benchmark exercises to perfection. It will be efficiency of movements (perfected form) that will mostly contribute to better times on the post-tests. Benchmark post-tests will commence in a few weeks (mid-late March). Benchmark exercises so far: Pull Up, Push Up, Goblet Squat, Swing, Box Jump, DL, Burpee

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    Wicasa Yatapika February 17, 2011 Reply

    FYI: White River Junction, VT is cold, 13 degree high during the day below zero at night, don’t go there now! Long Trail on draft can act as an anti-freeze…

    Next Item: Questions about 4-HB…Devil’s Advocate, yes, please pardon my ignorance on this and indulge me. Ok so I totally understand the mechanism of how this diet works and I understand how it can turn your body into a fat-burning-machine, with that said there are “Three” questions that keep coming to mind: #1. Is this a permanent lifestyle change diet? #2. If so, is it healthy to completely remove fruit from your diet for life? #3. If it is not a lifestyle change what happens when you go back to introducing sugars into your diet, daily, after this diet is complete? My guess is you have now ultra-sensitized your body to “no-sugar”, (with the exception of your cheat day), if you start adding it back into your daily diet will you just put the weight and fat back on? Maybe the cold froze my brain so please excuse my ignorance……I still plan to do this but I want to know what to expect, since I did not read the book!

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    Captain Awesome February 17, 2011 Reply

    JU, I had very similar questions. While I’m not directly adapting/trying the 4HB, I always look for things that I can incorporate into the balance of my daily nutrition/eating. This is certainly not the first time I have heard of no fruit (to eliminate the sugar), but my hesitation/questions were pretty much what you just asked above. I have worked to eliminate simple and added sugars from my diet and it has helped my energy balance (no ups and downs), but considering the other nutrients that are found in most fruits it seems very counter-intuitive to eliminate them all together. Interested to hear others opinions.

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    Scott February 17, 2011 Reply

    My take which might be from Mark’s Daily Apple is that our forefathers weren’t eating fruit in the winter months in quantities (if any) that we do so neither should we. In the summer, when fruit is more naturally available , consume more (when we’re more active too). Simple whose for me. A fruit junkie .

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    Jan February 17, 2011 Reply

    Everytime we try one of these challenges, I learn something new and interesting about how the human body works. The 4HB mechanism and what you do with it or get out of it (present & future) depends upon your lifestyle and goals. At the very least, it provides valuable insight into the exaggerated yet insidious role sugar has in our lives, regardless of the source. Balance that info out with all the other things you do for optimal health…see where you end up. (Let us know!)

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    Matt February 17, 2011 Reply

    …my breakfast and midmorning lunch:

    eggs, spinach, lentils, almonds, pecans…

    here’s the nutritional content…protein, fat, water, Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, iron, copper, riboflavin, B vitamins, calcium, choline, magnesium, folate, manganese, molybdenum, fiber, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and plenty of antioxidants…

    fruit would be redundant and just add 25g of sugar (assuming banana & apple)…fructose/glucose.

    I find it to be totally sustainable (I enjoy the amts and kinds of foods). Get the book if you are interested so you can follow 4hb, if you’re not interested, then don’t do 4hb…

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      Natalie February 18, 2011 Reply

      What about lemons and lime in dinner dishes?

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    Matt February 18, 2011 Reply

    I think so…p. 105 speaks to blunting the insulin response with citric acid (that’s in binge mode)….but assume it applies across the board?

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    Pags February 18, 2011 Reply

    Had my favorite meal tonight for dinner, tuna(pan seared), mixed in some peas and pieces of bacon. Excellent! Give it a shot for something a little different fellow 4HB’ers.

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