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  1. Iirc, The research im recalling found that success correlated the most with people who weighed themselves the most often, most successful were people who weighed themselves twice a day, morning and evening. Success declined proportionally with frequency of weigh in. Once a month least successful, once a week significantly less successful than a few times a week which was less successful than every day. however, people weighing themselves once or twice a day may well correlate with people who are the best informed about how weight varies and therefore the caveats of frequent weighing. If the downside risk of frequent weighing (too much variability in weight leading to discouragement and disengagement) is ameliorated with greater information, education or ability to track more granularly, then that’s a bridge that can be built. There’s also the suggestion that frequent (twice a day or daily) weigh ins cause people doing it to build neurologically stronger connections between their behavior and their weight which makes behavioral adjustments much more likely to occur, for example: “oh shit! that salty lunch made my weight go up! I’m not eating that again!” Or “fuck, I gained three pounds overnight? It was just two glassss of wine at dinner!” Or “i had salad and fish for lunch and dinner and didn’t gain any weight for the day! ” or “my diet was perfect yesterday and today I dropped half a pound!” So if variability is comprehended before hand, more frequent weigh ins can create much stronger associations between dietary choices and outcomes on the scale but it may be limited to how well informed the person in question is though the people most likely to weigh in most frequently are often the most well informed
  2. That’s exactly what the protein sellers want you to think. But you are just spilling the excess in your urine or breaking the excess protein down to glycerol molecules that can be stored in adipocytes as triglycerides. but if you’re experiencing a strong placebo effect as described, probably fine to lean into it.
  3. “Don’t weigh yourself daily” is advice from skinny diet journalists who have always been skinny independent of diet and exercise and thus to them a daily weight fluctuation is a purely mental exercise, and since their weight is and always has been homeostatic, long averages is a better measure than daily fluctuations. for heavy people trying to lose weight or maintain lost weight, research has shown that the daily accountability of weighing oneself is crucial to positive outcomes. Taking away the accountability, merely gives the genetic victims (whose weight has never been homeostatic) too much room. Weighing yourself once a week, if you are non homeostatic is like telling an smoker they only have to give up cigarettes one day a week and it is the same as quitting.
  4. You are safe in assuming it is between 0.4532 grams per lb and the above mentioned 0.7 grams per lb. for a 200 lb adult male, the lower bound works out to 91 grams of protein per day. how many grams of dietary protein do you think your body can convert to growing new muscle mass per day? (hint it is not In a fixed ratio with increasing levels of dietary protein, it is very much a capped or severely diminishing returns scenario)
  5. Iirc, grams per pound myth is because Americans are bad at the metric system. The research was naturally all done in metric— grams of protein per KILOgram of body weight—and Americans just did not do the conversion (and or ignored the units of measure) and “rounded” it to 1 gram per lb.... the protein industry was very happy about this development and has encouraged it. long story short, the research indicates it is less than 1 gram per lb.
  6. It all depends on what the scene with Varys and his little bird means. She says that Danys spies are watching her, which probably means danys spies are also watching Tyrion. so the little bird scene, probably means Dany knows about the Lannister sibling conspiracy. tyrion sets up the bells to mean surrender, but to Dany that signal means the Lannister’s have successfully conspired against her. To her the bells don’t mean surrender, they mean that Meereen and its insurgency is about to repeat in Kings Landing with Tyrion leading the conspiracy against her. She razes the city in response to having her worst fears confirmed. at least that’s the most interesting psychological reading I can come up with and gives her justification to execute Tyrion in the next episode.
  7. This was a solid 8, let down by the lack of Arya and the fist of First men cocktease of black leader and sound effects rather than a battle. If you can't afford a battle then just start with Sam running, don't give the viewers half a blowjob just because you can afford a SFX library.
  8. I give it a 9 because the fire under Jaquen's cage seemed pretty lackluster and I'm not so sure about Asha just yet.
  9. I didn't even catch it was Ros with Pycelle. however, I thought it was worth it for all the limber stretching and then the pause before he opens the door, the sudden slump of the shoulders, the hunch of the back, and then assuming a shambling slow gate out of his room. I didn't even recognize it as Pycelle at the first of the scene because he wasn't his usual weezing slow witted self (as he was in council). And then to follow it with Varys/Littlefinger repartee just to subtly underscore the point that all three of these leading council members are not what they seem. Very very clever. I also LOVE the suggestion that Benioff and Weiss are planning on using Ros to parallel Shae in some way, I think Pycelle is a bigger player than we've realized and the entire reason we need Ros in the show is that in season 2 and 3 we're going to need some Pycelle scenes, and those scenes can't exist unless he has someone to talk to.
  10. DAMN! the show gets better and better. That was a ten, the first ten of the season, I was starting to get worried, but it keeps improving, they opened with an 8, barely pushed over to a 9, improved a little bit more the third time out but it was really the fourth time that was this show's charm. And now pretty much every domino has been set, and with tonight's ending, Lady Stark just knocked over the first one. It's all downhill from here, I think it'll be epic. naw, I never really understood why the hound would actually blab to Sansa. It makes sense for Littlefinger to purvey that particular information, and it's a little creepy how he's using it to kind of impress Sansa. I think they kept Gregor in that armor because he's only really going to be seen in his armor. He'll be an icon, recognizable by the gargantuan presence he imposes rather than his face. And something about the Armor design screamed to me.
  11. a much more cinematic ending than the hanging. In this one, Jon is an active player in the death/execution, in the other one, it's a passive offscreen task done by someone else. This is more concise and would play better on camera, because you see the immediate direct impact on Jon. In a novel, it's more subtle difference, and internal thoughts can texture either version however the author likes, but on screen, a scene like this execution plays far stronger than 'being sent offscreen to die'. We know GRRM wrote his episode sometime this year, I wonder if getting in the screenwriting groove for a few weeks/month got the creativity gears rolling at different speeds, directions than they had been before, and bumped him out of the writing and rewriting rut around the Knot and Gap.
  12. a much more cinematic ending the the hanging. In this one, Jon is an active player in the death/execution, in the other one, it's a passive onscreen task done by someone else. This is more concise and would play better on camera. We know GRRM wrote his episode sometime this year, I wonder if getting in the screenwriting groove for a few weeks/month got the creativity gears rolling at different speeds, directions than they had been before, and bumped him out of the writing and rewriting rut around the Knot and Gap.
  13. [quote name='David and Dan' post='1645381' date='Jan 11 2009, 22.57']I can't act. Trust me on this. The Hound is one of my favorite characters and I'm flattered by the suggestion, but we'll get someone way more talented than I am to play the part. D[/quote] Haha, nice. I was excited to hear you guys were doing this, I loved your outline/treatment for Ender's Game though I never saw the script, it was already better than Scott's scripts.
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