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Old 02-21-06, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mrfreddy
didn't Jim Fixx, Dr. Pritikin, and the powerbar inventors all meet their maker prematurely?
Jim Fixx had heart disease well before he became a runner. Prior to that he was essentially a couch potato eating too much saturated fat and, as a result, ended up with numerous clogged arteries. He also refused medical treatment.
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Old 02-21-06, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SimiCyclist
Jim Fixx had heart disease well before he became a runner. Prior to that he was essentially a couch potato eating too much saturated fat and, as a result, ended up with numerous clogged arteries. He also refused medical treatment.

eating too much fat along with carbohydrates, you mean.... it's been proven endlessly that sat. fat without high carbs is harmless.

anyway, the point is that one person's medical history is meaningless... Mr. Fixx, Mr. Pritikin, Dr, Atkins, you, me....
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Old 02-21-06, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mrfreddy
eating too much fat along with carbohydrates, you mean.
No, I mean eating too much saturated fat. The overwhelming evidence reveals that the consumption of too much saturated fat contributes to heart disease. Of course, eating too much of anything will contribute to obesity which doesn't help one's heart either. In any event, Jim Fixx already had several heart attacks, ignored the warning signs and eventually died of a heart attack. The notion that he died because he ate too many carbs is incorrect, and typically expoused by the Atkins fanatics.

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Old 02-21-06, 01:46 PM
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ah, here we go again. there is no evidence conclusively showing sat. fat has anything to do with heart disease. all we have is 30 odd years of poorly interpreted studies and creative guesswork.

edit: btw, you're right about Fixx, he had a bad family history and ignored his doctors, and ignored his own heart attacks just prior to his death. Just guessing, but I'd bet he followed a high carb diet and that wasnt helping things much either!
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Old 02-21-06, 02:06 PM
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Ok. I'm in.
2/13/06-330
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Boy, have I got a long way to go.
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Old 02-21-06, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mrfreddy
ah, here we go again. there is no evidence conclusively showing sat. fat has anything to do with heart disease.
Sure there is. Just ask any cardiologist who they're giving bypass and angioplasties to. Hint: Its not lifetime runners, cyclists, or vegetarians.
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Good luck, just keep at it. I lost 40 lbs last year, and have kept it off well, just riding, and eating low-fat. Don't get discouraged, just keep riding. I was lucky to meet up with some very experienced riders, who have taken me under their wings. I have gone from worrying about dieting and weight, to worrying about keeping up with them.
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Last sunday I weighed in at 411

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Originally Posted by mrfreddy
there is no evidence conclusively showing sat. fat has anything to do with heart disease.
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Originally Posted by mrfreddy
there is no evidence conclusively showing sat. fat has anything to do with heart disease.
There is also no evidence conclusively proving that hitting yourself in the face with a hammer is painful. All we have is anecdotes and speculation.
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Old 02-21-06, 06:43 PM
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I repeat, there simply is no conclusive proof that sat. fat has anything to do with heart disease. period.
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come on people!!!!!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...02#post2191802

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oh yea, sorry Mike... got carried away...

you can find my follow up on that suggestion that vegetarians are healthier over at:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...02#post2191802
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Clearly, the authors of the study had an agenda (see the references at the bottom of your post).

Don't know any practicing cardiologists, eh?

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Old 02-26-06, 07:34 AM
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2/1/06@ 207
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2/26/06 200
well i have reached my first goal now im looking for #190 just 10 more to go
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weel 223.7 3/10ths.Didn't ride this week either
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Weight: 54.25 lbs above target weight
Last Two Weeks: down 3.25 lbs
This year: down 1.25 lbs

This reflects improved eating habits. I was out of town the past couple of weeks, staying with someone who is very good at maintaining a healthy weight. I paid attention, and I'm going to continue the healthy habits.

I actually exercised less there than I do at home, although I did get some aerobic exercise (mostly walking) and I also did a bunch of stretching (which is another good habit I want to keep).
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I just found this thread, and I'm in! I started my weight loss last May. Started at 246. This morning I weighed in at 207. I haven't been on any particular diet. Just trying to be smart about what I eat, both selection and portion size. And I exercised a lot. 95% road cylcling, a little jogging, and some stair climbing. I will weigh-in every Sunday. My goal is to get down to 170....
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come onnnnnn 240's.....
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2/1/06@ 207
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2/26/06 200
3/5/06-200 no loss this week looks like i need to ride harder and eat less
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Great thread - I will start posting my numbers come this sunday.

Seeing 300 on the scale really hit me, I started walking and doing a bit of jogging, though that added some unwanted pain to my knees.
I'm down to around 292 now, I was down to 235 summer 2004 (on Atkins actually).
I loved eating low carb, I really felt a ton of energy, my cholesterol was great, though my downfall was cutting out all food temptation completely, after far too many times eating out and chinese takeout, I was back to my original weight (287) and then some.. (305).

My goal is to get out of my 44" pants, and back into my 36", wear and XL shirt without a problem and to go skydiving by the end of summer (max weight is 240).

I'm not going to cut the carbs like I did in the past, but more power to you for doing it.
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
You do a low carb diet, and you will always have the weight problem.

...In fact, I'm doing a wellness seminar for the government building I work in today, so this will be my warm up...
Koffee? My Hero? A Government Worker?? Say it ain't so!

What has worked for me, and I'm paraphrasing here:

I lose weight, not by good bike rides, but for good bike rides.

Today, I took a hilly two mile walk at lunch with a coworker in tow. Tomorrow, I am going again, with a different coworker. (Hopefully I will have a pedestrian train by the end of the month.) I can't easily ride my bike at lunch, but the walking is easy, and will contribute to little less weight on my next ride. Everything I do has the focus of making the next uphill grind spin a little better.
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Weight: 53.50 lbs above target weight
This Week: down 0.75 lbs
This year: down 2.00 lbs

Not too bad -- steady as she goes....
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