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September 14th, 2004


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08:06 am - Dietician Day
Yup, today I finally break down and see the actual dietician recommended by my doctor. Here are some of the things I have on the list to ask her. Feel free to post other questions that you think she might be able to answer: I have an hour, so depending on how it goes, I may be able to get to them.



As long as you're getting enough carbs/protein/fat and enough vitamins and enough calories in a day, does it really matter where you get them from? (E.g. carbs from doughnuts, protein from ice cream. :-))

Should you eat several small meals, or a couple of big ones, and does it really matter?

What is a good eating plan (carbs/protein balance) for X workout schedule? (In other words, how long before/after a workout to eat, and what?)

To gain muscle bulk without adding fat, what's the best thing(s) to eat?

How many calories should I be eating in a day to maintain my weight?

WTF is this stupid Fitday "lifestyle" number based on, and choosing "bed bound," should I put in 8 hours of typing in the activities section to keep more accurate account of my caloric needs?

Is that 3500 calories per pound thing for gaining muscle as well as losing fat?

Do you need more vitamins on an over 2000-calorie a day diet? (I know zoot answered this, but I'm interested in what her opinion might be too.)

Questions about target heart rate and MET level, like, if you're at 85% of your maximum heart rate, can you call it "jogging" (referring to the intensity level and how many calories you burn doing it) even if you're just walking really fast? :-) If one guy is at 85% of MHR while jogging at 8mph, but I'm at 85% of MHR while walking at 4mph, are we exercising at the same intensity/burning the same number of calories, etc?

How much calcium do I need? (RDA says 1200, other places say 1500 ... )

Is it true that you burn fat for energy after exercising for over 30 minutes, but not until then?

Hrm. I may think of more later...

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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
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Sounds good to me, love.

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From:kungfubarbie
Date:September 14th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC)
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can you post the answers?
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 14th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC)
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Oh yeah, of course, if anyone's interested.
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From:nephratari
Date:September 14th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
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Those are all good questions.. especially the last one.. I would love to see the answers. :)
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From:sushirob
Date:September 14th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
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10:1 they dont know what fitday is and gives you a blank stare.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 14th, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
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No they won't. I have pictures, so it won't matter if they know what fitday is or not. :-)
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 14th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
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She definitely gets an extra brownie point if she DOES know what Fitday is, though.

And another brownie point if she knows any of the alternates to the Harris-Benedict REE equations, and the research done recently in the area of correlation between LBM and REE.

And another point for knowing the approximate accuracy of bio-electrical impedance body fat monitors vs. calipers.

And ... oh, let's say about a bazillion geek points if, when I mention bio-electrical impedance, she yells, "YOU ARE SAYING IMPEDANCE TO ME! THAT IS IMPEDANCE!"

I think that one's kind of out there, though.
From:ipuhlot
Date:September 14th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
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Mebbe she'd like real brownies insteada points... ;)
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC)
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I know I would. :D
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From:passion_nymph
Date:September 14th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC)
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Best of luck with your questions...you have questions I never would have thought of...
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 14th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm so hoping she goes, "Oh no. You're all wrong. You need to be eating at least 4,000 calories a day of mostly ice cream and chocolate!"

Hey, shut up. I can DREAM, can't I?

:-)

Maybe I'll just ask her if she'll recommend that if I slip her an extra twenty bucks.
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Can we share that dream??

Please??
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 14th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
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You got twenty bucks?
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
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Didn't I send you $30 to be a memeber of your clique two years ago??

You cashed the check, yet I am still not cool!!


You owe me!!
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From:passion_nymph
Date:September 14th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Dude, Dave Navarro personally replied to YOUR email.

You are so cool that MrsV has to use bincoculars to see you from where she is.





um...love you, MrsV...
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
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Cookies are in the mail, Icy.


* dies laughing *
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From:passion_nymph
Date:September 14th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
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WOOHOO! And now she needs a telescope to see you!!!



(um, I should point out to all that my address changed....)


and...:ducks:
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, you should. :P


* pokes Icy *
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From:passion_nymph
Date:September 14th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
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I've been poked!!! Eeek!
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
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And you loved it. :twisted:
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From:passion_nymph
Date:September 14th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Well that's because I'm not a very nice girl at all...
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:September 14th, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Funny...

I think you're lovely and perfectly nice.
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From:passion_nymph
Date:September 14th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Maybe...juuuuuuust maybe she'll tell you its AOKAY to get almost all of your nutrition through various helpings of sushi, I mean, come on, there IS veggie sushi!

Oh. That's my dream.

What kind of ice cream, may I ask?
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From:kungfubarbie
Date:September 14th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
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lololololololol

oh man i needed that.

you guys are nuts.

good luck MRS V

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