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This week we're taking a look at this fascinating approach. Where do you start, and why would you want to? What are the benefits, and is it for everyone, or only those trying to shed some excess bodyfat?
It's safe to say that there's a lot to consider.
I'll be announcing the interviewee shortly (still confirming a couple of details); in the meantime, if you've got any questions on Intermittent Fasting (IF), get them ready. Should be a great discussion.
Who : Lovers of Strength-Training and Nutrition
Topic : Intermittent Fasting
When : Wed May 23, 9pm EDT (here's how to find out when that is in your timezone)
How : Post a comment, question or reply
Link : https://plus.google.com/u/0/113406428532094481598/posts/FWg4xVEk2Bt
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For everyone who's joining us for their first Gymchat, welcome. Just dive right in, and ask any IF-related questions you like.Recovery Foods. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, here's the transcript. Was a great one.
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From the article 8 Glasses of Water Per Day?, a bit of history that'll make the whole thing a lot clearer :
Most people are aware that the drinking of plenty of water is advisable, and anecdotal evidence suggests that more = better (up to a point). However, where did the current guideline of '8 cups per day' come from?
According to Valtin (i) the origin is probably the 1945 recommendation made by the Food and Nutrition Board of the US National Research Council. This stated :
A suitable allowance of water for adults is 2.5 liters daily in most instances. An ordinary standard for diverse persons is 1 milliliter for each calorie of food. Most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.
The 2.5 litres was changed to 8 x 8 fluid ounce cups in later recommendations, but is otherwise unchanged.
Incidentally, if you're wondering how to work out the number of calories you're burning these days - here's how to work it out.
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Love a little stone work? Training to lift the infamous Kviahellan?
Have a go at this - the Husafell Partial and Hold.
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