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by anandsr21
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Advice for a mostly vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 20113

Thanks everybody, I am losing almost 1kg every week, now at 85Kg. I hope that this continues for a couple of month. My weight should be below 74 according to BMI. I will be happy to reach 75. My exercises are going OK, but a bit slower, compared to what the starting strength says. But then I am olde...
by anandsr21
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13487

I would not want to waste away if modern science has no cure. I would like to try anything that gives me a hope. Without that hope death will come sooner. I know its not perfect, but it has worked for my wife, without getting her into forever illness mode. The fact is that you will only appreciate a...
by anandsr21
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13487

Ironman, You may be correct that these are bunk. But it is also true that Modern Medicine does not have all cure. Particularly were the body is turning against itself. In these cases you have only prayer and placebos. Sometimes there are some herbs that the western scientists have not yet discovered...
by anandsr21
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13487

Time for another anecdote ;-). These things are more common in the East. My wife used to have rheumatoid arthritis. It is an auto-immune disorder. The local doctors had no cure for it. The Wikipedia says that there is still no cure for it. Actually in general almost all auto-immune disorders have no...
by anandsr21
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Most overlooked good foods?
Replies: 24
Views: 12955

I didn't find any research that would conclusively show aspartame to be bad, but the wikipedia page is quite informative. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame_controversy It shows that there are several problems that happen in mice, but they are not expected to happen in humans. I don't know why t...
by anandsr21
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Advice for a mostly vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 20113

I thought the following arrangement for my diet will be an improvement. After wakeup and before workout 5:00 - 5:30 (100gm)Yogurt + jam Give a half hour break (utilize in other morning work) and then workout. After workout 6:30 - 7:00 Milk(100ml) + honey(5ml) + cocoa powder(5gm) 2 Egg whites Breakfa...
by anandsr21
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Most overlooked good foods?
Replies: 24
Views: 12955

You might want to avoid the artificial sweeteners. They are not exactly good. A non caloric natural sweetner exists, but it has been banned simply because there is no commercial value in it for the giants. I am talking about Stevia. It is allowed as a dietary supplement but not as a general sweetene...
by anandsr21
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Advice for a mostly vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 20113

Stu I agree, calorie deficit is anyway the primary thing, every thing comes later. I meant that with a calorie deficit if protein ratio is not high, it will not be possible to build muscle even if there is enough protein in the diet. With no calorie deficit there is no need for protein ratio to be h...
by anandsr21
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Advice for a mostly vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 20113

I thought a lot more about it. And it seems I am doomed to having a larger body fat. But the good part is that I should be able to build muscle if I am not worried about the fat. Fat and muscle should get to a ratio decided by the protein ratio in my diet. At some point both will increase and decrea...
by anandsr21
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Advice for a mostly vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 20113

I read some more, and realized why having higher protein may be beneficial, which has nothing to do with muscle building. It has a higher thermic effect and if it is higher then the glycemic load is lower, reducing insulin and the associated fat storage. This means that it is easier to reduce fat an...
by anandsr21
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Advice for a mostly vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 20113

Thanks. I was hoping that I could get some more advice on other aspects such as exercises and diet schedule. I am going to try and make the ham in the morning a regular feature.
by anandsr21
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: My cutting diet...
Replies: 5
Views: 4162

I am not sure going this low is quite healthy. If refrigerator is a problem, I would think going veggie is better than eating or not eating at all. Stir fried veggies are easier to make and keep for a long time. Sprouted beans and legumes will be very helpful. We add turmeric traditionally because i...
by anandsr21
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Cottage Cheese & Tuna
Replies: 19
Views: 14384

This is in continuation to my previous post. Making solid Cottage Cheese is quite easy. You need to boil a couple of litres of milk. When it boils slowly add yogurt or lemon juice. The milk will separate out. Pour the stuff into a cloth (that has small holes). Hang till most of the whey is gone. Don...
by anandsr21
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Cottage Cheese & Tuna
Replies: 19
Views: 14384

We make cottage cheese into a curry ;-), just like everything else. But you could try the following recipe, if you can find solid cottage cheese. Its probably available in Indian stores. It is not sour at all if fresh, and tastes quite bland. Take cheese, bell peppers, and onion. Dice them all into ...
by anandsr21
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Advice for a mostly vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 20113

Thanks for all the great replies. I am having as much dahl(lentils and other legumes) as I can sustain for long periods. But its not much 100gm of raw lentils become half a litre of dal. This I consume in three parts during the day. Sometimes I have more dal in the night. Lentils compose of 24%prote...