The 3 variables to weight loss/gain


(Bill C) #147

Ok, I just had a blood test done so I’ll check.


#148

You’re very welcome!

It’s just basic physiology. Healthy female bodies range between 45%-60% water, a HUGE range. And the earth itself is 70% water. And both the earth and our bodies are affected by the lunar cycles and its ebbs/flows/tides and ch ch ch ch changes!

The interrelationship between lymphatics and adipose tissue is quite magnificent. The anatomical proximity and interaction of lymphatic structures and body fat was studied by Natasha Harvey and is reported in the Annals of NY Academy of Sciences in 2008 “The link between lymphatic function and adipose biology" and can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18519961

This is a good short video on the fat cells/water thing by Nurse Cindy - and if you use the forum search bar there are some interesting past posts on swooshes, lymphatic system, fat cells -


#149

Basic physiology and cellular biology - and it’s both empirical observation and intuitive logic. :rofl:

Our bodies are around 60% water, the earth is 70% water.

According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.

Water is vital nutrient to the life of every cell, acts first as a building material.

Different people have different percentages of their bodies made up of water. Babies have the most, being born at about 78%. By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65%. In adults, males have 60% and healthy females range from 45%-60%.

Fat is more dense than water, that has something to do w/it. And there are a few interesting past posts around here discussing squishiness.

The interrelationship between lymphatics and adipose tissue is quite magnificent. The anatomical proximity and interaction of lymphatic structures and body fat was studied by Natasha Harvey and is reported in the Annals of NY Academy of Sciences in 2008 “The link between lymphatic function and adipose biology" and can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18519961

I also really like how Nurse Cindy explains it!


(Bill C) #150

Fascinating. Makes sense. Has anyone seen Volek or Phinney or any of the more prominent faces in keto present this in a lecture? If so, I would love to see it. Thank you.


(Debi) #151

That was a FAb video!! Thanks for takingthe time to share it with me :slight_smile:


(Bill C) #152

Could they be listed by another name? I don’t see AST or ALT shown on my blood results.


(Edith) #154

What a great little video! Nurse Cindy is terrific!


(Jane) #155

Not addressed to me but I am surprised they don’t show up on your normal labs. They have always been on mine whether OSHA required physicial or annual physical in Texas or Arkansas. And the OSHA was required and the annual one carried a $500 incentive deposit into my HSA account or I wouldn’t do them.

I don’t take any meds and have no need for annual physicals. I’ll go to the doc when I need to thankyouverymuch. But not turning down $500 to get free blood work and poked on LOL.


(Jane) #156

This was 3 years ago but typical of where you will find it on a typical lipid panel.


(Debi) #157

I think it depends…when I first went to my dr she ordered a blood work up and made sure they would be listed. So perhaps it might not be standard everywhere. I had been complaining to Drs for years that I ate well and couldnt lose weight, she was the first one to suggest a liver panel to see if that might be the reason I couldnt drop weight at the time. I had blood work previously and Drs never mentioned fatty liver…so they must not have tested. THis was about 10 years ago now…so maybe it is standard now? No clue. My new Dr will test anythign I ask…which is great :slight_smile:


(Bob Johnson) #158

IMHO, calories in calories out is completely arbitrary.

Anyone that stays it’s all physics, “law of thermodynamics” doesn’t know what they are talking about, and is borderline moronic. I don’t mean to be a name caller, but to declare something, and then use a science you (the nebulous ‘you’ not you Baytovin :cowboy_hat_face:) know nothing about or obviously haven’t studied ( or just read into it) is beggin to be called an idiot.

/soapbox off


(TJ Borden) #159

I swear @gitanacv, I didn’t put him up to this. :worried:

Even if we share the same opinion.


(Bill C) #160

Here is a video that addresses two different approaches to dieting. One is called the ambiguous approach, the other the specific approach, whether you are using keto or otherwise. I choose to use the latter. There is very good information that can help each person reach their goals.


(Bill C) #161

Mine does not show the ALT or AST so I will check with the doc. Thanks.


(TJ Borden) #162

My last post was flagged? How was it inappropriate or offensive? :rofl::rofl::rofl:


(Mic Cullen) #163

It wasn’t. That doesn’t stop stuff getting flagged #becausepeople


(Bill C) #164

I’ll inquire. Thanks


(Bill C) #165

Here is an excellent article for those who are looking to trim body fat. The problem is #3 and #4 can sometimes be tough to combine, since high fiber can equate to increased carbs. But it is doable. One of the things I do is always have a batch of homemade soup, split pea or bean, with lots of vegetables incorporated on hand. One bowl gives you just about all the fiber you need for the day.


(TJ Borden) #166

There was talk earlier about liking what Dr Fung had to say and I stumbled across this. I thought the people on this thread might find this video interesting…no one in particular…just everyone in general:


(Mic Cullen) #167

That is a really well-produced video. Hats off to those who made it.