haha of course it's a compliment. i was just making commentary on how we responded to that post on sleep v grades differently. different strokes for different folks, so to speak. are you going to college next year?
Hey Eli, I missed your earlier message. I guessed about Cal because you mentioned about the dining facility on campus that had lots of fruit. I know you are an awesome swimmer so I guessed you may be coming to Cal and be on the team. I live nearby and have been to the swim meets.
I've been trying your workout routine and a few others. I'm just getting a more broad understanding for a range of different workouts and seeing what I like the best and what exercises feel like they work me out the most.
Thanks again for all your advice. This is a whole new experience for me.
Yo Eli. I'd like to get some more advice about your weight lifting article you gave to me a month or so ago. I'm just not sure how to precisely follow your workouts. I'm pretty new when it comes to weight lifting and such.
For example. Should I rest after each set of every workout or just say... do 3 sets of incline barbell presses one after the other.
"71 X 10 = 710 grams carbs X 4 = 2840 kcal from carbs X (assuming 811-955 ratio) 1.2 - 1.1 = 3124 - 3408 kcal a day needed BARE minimum."
I like this calculation, and I have heard of the first two steps, but I am wondering where you got the 1.2 -1.1 depending on the 811 or 955 ratio. Could you explain what the 1.2 and 1.1 mean? I have never seen that before and would like to understand it more thuroughly.
Awesome, I'm so happy you're doing well Eli! Life just gets so sweet and juicy on this lifestyle, eh? :D
I definitely hear you on getting enough calories earlier in the day, it really does make all the difference. Otherwise what tends to happen is people eat so lightly all day (like is suggested by some people, but not good advice!) they get so hungry that they just binge out on crap at dinner time! Good call on not directly craving spices too, like we mentioned before, a lot of the time it's just the carb calories (like the curried rice/chickpeas) that we associate with the spices.
The other concept I mentioned wasn't about eating less during the daytime, but about eating less in the evenings. But the big disclaimer is you have to make sure you eat enough during the day. For your training load, it seems like it'd be tough not to have to have a fairly substantial meal in the evenings, which is totally fine. Like I mentioned, it's so much more important to get enough calories. But the idea is that if your food is digested and has left your stomach by the time you go to bed, your body is using less energy to digest your meal and more energy to recover. But like I said, if I'm hungry enough, I'll still eat a 20-25 banana smoothie an hour before bed, no problem. It's good to be able to flex a little bit in the name of health. I mean, purity has it's place, but sometimes people let it get in the way from them being truly healthy, like not drinking the water they have available to them when they need it, or eating the calories they need at night, etc.
But I'm so glad I could help a bit Eli! Trust me, before long those powdered spice jars will seem totally foreign. LIke you said, getting enough calories from fruit really works wonders! :D