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Week 2 & 3 In Training

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The weather is finally getting better, and I’m feeling quite good when it comes time to run. Instead of going for more runs, I’ve upped the mileage. It’s just because of my lack of organization. I’m going to try a few different things next week, so I should be able to go out for 4 runs per week, and do some training on my rest days.

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First Week Back In Training

It’s been a while since I last went on training runs. Last year, I lost quite a bit of weight, but had trouble finding the time to train. I had also reached a plateau when it came to weight loss and fitness, meaning that I absolutely needed to run or train in order to lose more weight. I came to a standstill recently, as I was covering more than 10km by walking every day. I noticed that it was no longer enough to elevate my heart beat or to put a strain or burn onto my muscles.

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Week 3 in Fitness

My third week in training started well but midway through, I had some rough nights and the lack of sleep really got to me. I managed to stay on point with the diet and go out for a single 6km run. However, I did cover a total of 25.3km thanks to brisk walks.

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Week 2 in Training

This week was pretty good, but marred by an intake of carbs that pushed my weight back up to 93kg. These included bagels and whole wheat bread with raisins and nuts from Costco. Thankfully, with enough diligence and effort, it’s currently at 90.7kg, which is the lowest I’ve weighed in a long time. In hoping to reach 88kg this week. From there onward, 75kg seems within reach. My runs were actually pretty good. I recovered quite quickly, which means that I’m getting used to running again.
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Week 1 in Fitness

It’s taken me a long time to get back to running, but I’ve finally managed it. I’m in my second week of running and I’ve already started to see some nice gains. I’m almost 4kg down from my starting weight 2 weeks ago. I also started my low carb diet again. I’m making my own lunches and eating out a lot less. No sodas, no processed foods, no fast food, etc.

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Diets High in Fructose Lead to Overeating

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Scientists have shown, using imaging tests, that fructose can trigger brain changes that lead to overeating. They found that after drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn’t register the fullness feeling as it does when simple glucose is consumed.

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Cooking Fueled the Growth of the Human Brain

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A new study has calculated the energetic cost of growing a bigger brain. If humans had been eating a raw food diet exclusively, they would have had to spend more than 9 hours a day eating in order to get enough energy from unprocessed raw food alone to support their large brains.

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Consuming Fruits & Vegetables Improves Psychological Well-Being

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The World Health Organization recommends five servings of fruits and vegetable every day to keep the human body healthy, but how much is needed to keep your mind happy? That’s the question that researchers pursued in a new study.

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Great White Shark Have a More Varied Diet Than Previously Thought

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A great white shark. Photo by Terry Goss, image from Wikipedia.

Even though it might seem that Carcharodon carcharias prefer seals and sea lions as their preferred prey, studies indicate that great white sharks consume different prey based upon their age, size and location. When they are juveniles, they seek out a wider variety of foods before culminating into the more well-known options.

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Genetics and Healthy Diets Are More Important for Longevity than Calorie Restriction

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Drastically cutting back on calorie intake doesn’t seem to lengthen the lifespan in primates. This conclusion comes from a 25-year study in rhesus monkeys fed 30% less than control animals, and represents a setback for the notion that a simple, diet-triggered switch could slow aging. The study actually indicates that genetics and overall dietary composition matter much more for longevity than simply counting calories.

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