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Member: malenka1
Member Since: 12/1/2007
City: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Before:
Roughly 55 kg or 120 lbs (I was despereately sucking my gut in here).
After:
Roughly 45 kg or 100 lbs. Goal now is 5 lbs less fat and 3-5 lbs more muscle.

My Goal:
MY LOG: http://www.calorieking.com/public/MALENKA/
On its website, CK mislabels all snacks as "early morning snack".

RMR = 1145 (5' tall or 152 cm)

GOALS
Jan 01 = 112 lbs
Apr 15 = 95 lbs (BMI 18.6)
Thereafter = add ~ 3 lbs muscle.


About me:
I am a professional living in Greater Vancouver, BC. I am 151 cm (4' 11.5") and small framed, so my RMR is very low and I burn far fewer calories in exercise. I might mention here that the bit of brain which controls appetite strongly believes that I am a 6'8" lumberjack.


Other important tidbits about me:
1) I stay in groups in which we mutually support each other.
2) I am completely open to new ideas if evidence based. I am not cool with woo. Please read the rest of my group member profile, and see http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Food_woo


Diets I like:
Vegetables, fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and low-fat proteins. Calorie counting. Exercise (walk, run, weights).
...

Before suggesting any diet or weight loss tactic to me, it is helpful to engage critical thinking skills when it comes to the weight loss industry. Start with this interview of James Fell, who does a great job of laying out the basics of critically evaluating claims and basics for weight loss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DlfuMTVqWQ


Workout of choice:
Walk and run (Fitbitter!). Completed about 16 half marathons. Last one on 2016 October 23 with time 2:20:14. Goal to run HM in 2:10 in 2017.


My plan:
GOAL: 27 lb loss to 95 lbs (43 kg/20 BMI) then gain 3-5 lbs muscle by 2017 October 01.

To help non-petites understand petite numbers: 95 pounds is for me what 117 pounds would be for a 5' 4" woman (average sized woman) as these are both ~ 20 BMI.


I need the most help with:
It is helpful to me when others back up their claims with evidence or at least say the info they are providing is purely a question without evidence.

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I am trying to learn patience with people who say random sh*t without any evidentiary basis (e.g., "artificial sweeteners are bad"; "cleanses are good ... they get rid of "toxins" "; "gluten is bad" (and they are not talking about persons diagnosed with celiac disease); "vaccines cause autism"... this list is endless. Or where horribly weak evidence is offered like isolated testimonials ("I did x and it worked for me!"). There is nothing wrong with using personal experience to come up with a hypothesis (I do), but a hypothesis is not a conclusion.


Additional Info:
RESEARCH LINKS

Food Woo: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Food_woo

Fiber: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15797686

Fiber: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19335713

Detox myth Video: http://infactvideo.com/episode/02/02/

Detox myth Article: http://www.skepdic.com/detox.html

Paleo is a BS fad diet: http://www.nsca.com/videos/conference_lectures/the_paleo_diet_claims_vs_evidence/

Appetite stim/sup: http://examine.com/topics/Appetite/

Wheatgrass myth: http://infactvideo.com/episode/01/03/

Low carb diets: http://www.quackwatch.org /06ResearchProjects/lcd.html

Aspartame safety: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/are-artificial-sweeteners-safe/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891579

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8mDX6aWyX8

Sucralose safety: http://www.kon.org/urc/frank.html

1% of population is actually gluten intolerant: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/gluten-free-diet-myths-video_n_3288200.html