What did you learn today?


(Eric - Less is more!) #1582

The more healthy I become and the lighter I become I find my body weight fluctuates a lot more. It can be pounds a day. Is this my fat cells taking on water? I can feel it in my fat rolls on my belly getting squishy when I fast and then firming up more 1 to 3 days after breaking the fast.

I’m KCKO. The trend is my friend.


(Alec) #1583

I finally got my head around the idea of the null hypothesis.

The first time this idea was introduced to me was in 1978 by my geography teacher Mrs Wass (she had a lisp, which made her very memorable!! Try saying Mrs Wass our loud with a lisp! :joy:)

She was explaining the use of the null hypothesis to prove things. I didn’t understand it then, and to this day (until about 2 hours ago) I still didn’t get it.

But I just read an article (more cholesterol reading) and it mentioned null hypotheses, so I tried to figure it out.

And it made sense! We try to gather evidence for a hypothesis (of a relationship between 2 variables) by gathering evidence against the null hypothesis that there is NO relationship between 2 variables. Or something like that… not sure how long that is going to stick… :joy::joy::joy:

Those with a science major can correct me… I got an economics major, so I am good for nothing (except if you want to know about guns and butter)! Those that did economics will understand.


(Wendy) #1584

I learn today about ATP ( the primary source of the cells energy, adenosine triphosphate) that your body literally makes and consumes an amount of ATP equivalent to the entire weight of your body each day! This ATP is then converted into the various chemicals and componets needed to keep your body operating. These ATP come from within our mitochondria within each of our over ten trillion cells. And inside each mitochondria are spinning molecular motors that operate at close to 99.99% efficiency (gas motors operate at about 35% efficiency.) These motors are extremely tiny. You would need to line up 100,000 of them to reach 1 millimeter. They also spin at 1000 RPM while spewing out ATP molecules.
But where do these motors come from? These motors are made using information coming from the DNA molecule. In order to open the DNA molecule, energy from APT is needed. In order to make APT, the motor is needed.
The information needed to make the motors is in the DNA. It takes the motors ATP to open the DNA, but we can’t make the ATP unless the information to make the motor is provided. Complicated isn’t it? All the parts, processes, and instructions needed to be present and fully functioning from the beginning.
We have an incredibly complex and well designed body.


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #1585

Not Keto-related, but today I learned that people are assholes. Ok, I didn’t JUST learn this; but this IG post really got me riled up today. Basically it’s someone laughing at a woman while watching her on “My 600 Lb. Life.” And I wasn’t gonna comment on it, but I just couldn’t help myself. Laughing at the plight of others is far from humorous.


(Doug) #1586

Good points, Becca.

That show does have quite a few success stories where people kept losing weight and really turned their lives around. Doesn’t really seem funny to me, though, just usually frustrating to see so much denial and enabling…


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #1587

I definitely agree that the show can be frustrating, to watch people slowly kill themselves with food. And the enabling and denial. But funny? Definitely not. My uncle ended up losing his battle with food a few years back. He easily had to be 700 lbs. Diabetic, but kept sneaking junk food every day even after losing teeth and toes. Eventually died of kidney failure. And it was so painful to watch. But also frustrating. I remember wanting to just shake him and ask why he was doing that to himself.


(Jane) #1588

That’s so sad, beccs and I am sorry you lost your uncle that way.

My guess as to why… at his size it was the last earthly pleasure he could enjoy, even if it was killing him.


(Keto girl living in a carby world) #1589

Thank you, Janie :pray:t4:


(Eric - Less is more!) #1590

I learned that tutors could die of all sorts of things. Well made, fun, even carby video:


(Wendy) #1591

And I can’t help but think about Mercury in metal fillings Yikes!
Dementia anyone? Thanks for sharing the video. I enjoyed it.


(Alec) #1592

You meant Tudors, right? :joy:

And the video is not available in Australia! :cry:


(Boots on? Balls to the wall? Good start.) #1593

Try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zSyjyLAWWM


(Eric - Less is more!) #1594

Yes Tudors. Duh!


(Karim Wassef) #1595

(Ellen) #1596

How to do a PowerPoint presentation.


(Diane) #1597

That is fantastic, especially as you learned it under a tight deadline!


(Paul H) #1598

I learned that my insulin has a bigger affect that I thought and I need to reduce my Protein intake more so because, I am thinking it is causing more insulin spike that I thought. I also learned that my IR is entirely separate to my A1c or BG levels. Yeah feeling dumb this morning.


(I'll trade you my bacon for your cheese) #1599

Today, I’ve learned that the term Star-Crossed, as in lovers, means an inevitable epic fail of a relationship.


(Paul H) #1600

Well as least I don’t have a swastika on my forehead.


(I'll trade you my bacon for your cheese) #1601

This is usually a plus @Paul28023 :rofl::rofl: