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Flatwater and Touring / Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Last post by burchas on January 17, 2019, 05:50:25 AM »
With his power, low body fat, and stamina, he should do very well on it.

He'd do well on a skimboard or pretty much anything else for that matter but that's not the point.

From the looks of it, he has a smaller frame than yours Photo, 135 if I had to guess. Having close knowledge of this board you'd know
that it doesn't play to your strength. Yes, he's much stronger and skilled but you'd have to think it puts him in immediate disadvantage,
especially on flat water where bigger stronger paddlers can jump on a 21" board no problem. Should be interesting.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Last post by RideTheGlide on January 17, 2019, 05:08:09 AM »
Good work chaps!

I've known for some time (years!) that sugar is the big cause of weight gain but have repeatedly struggled with suitable substitutions in my daily diet.

I'm not super fat but have chub and would like to trim it down. No food leaves me feeling full for very long and I like to eat. Regular grazing is hard to avoid and when I've tried to exclude that grazing, I've just found myself really really thinking about needing food!

Any tips?
Everyone has to find the right thing for them. But in my case it is a Keto-type diet, with low carbs (and definitely no sugar), and plenty of fibre, fat and protein. The fat keeps me full, and I have lost about 14lbs without even trying. For me, carbs make me hungry: All carbs seem to do is feed my hunger! Protein, fibre and fat all seem to stabilise my blood sugar, and without that see-sawing, I donít get as hungry. So, for me, itís a diet without dieting. Itís strange at first to be avoiding all bread, beer, potatoes, rice, pasta etc (and of course no sweets, cakes, or candy etc), but you soon get used to it. Now I use cream by the bucketload and lose weight! Itís strange to actually be looking for high fat foods after decades of being told it will make me fat. But actually it seems to help me lose weight, not gain it. We certainly have been totally lied to all these years, by the sugar lobby. In time we will probably come to see the sugar industry as as evil as the tobacco one. It has led to a lot of deaths and disability IMO.

What are you using as snacks? Thats my challenge! Or do you find that you don't need them once you've pushed past a certain point of weaning off the sugars?
Yes, without the carbs, I just donít get the same level of cravings for snacks - or any food, really. But if I do have a snack, I have nuts, or some cheese, or a modest amount of high fat Greek yoghurt, or a bowl of berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries etc) with lashing of double cream!

But I start the day with a 3-egg cheese omelette and quite often find that at the end of the day Iíve forgotten to have lunch, but havenít really noticed.

As I say, everyone is different so VMMV. But for me, carbs make me crave more carbs, and that is about all the good they do. Iím even producing PBs with my paddling on the low-carb diet. I was worried that low carbs would mean that I felt a lack of energy when out paddling. But after a couple of weeks of adjustment, now Iím finding I actually can paddle longer and harder (up to about 1.5 hrs) than back when I was carb-loading and carrying a Camelbak full of sugary goop.

Basically, for me at least, pretty much everything I had read about, and thought was true about how I should be eating in order to stay active and maintain a sensible weight as a middle-aged man, has turned out to be not true.

Gotta keep the fibre up though if you drop the carbs, IMO. So get used to large plates of vegetables and salad. You can eat pretty much as much of that as you like though, and put butter on them.

I find that around 50g of carbs a day is about right for me. Itís not a disaster to go 75. Below 50 takes an effort to organise. Above 75 and I start feeling hungry again, put on weight, have sleepiness after meals, generally feel less sharp, and paddle slower.

Using the defaults from my tracking app, my goal is over 200g of carbs. I might try changing up the mix and adding more fat. I did eat full fat Greek yogurt a lot while losing. I add PB2 to yogurt a lot and sometimes unsweetened applesauce. If you add more protein, you just break down the excess into carbs. I am going to give lowering sugar substantially a try. I have shoulder surgery tomorrow. No breakfast, not sure I will feel like having lunch, but the pain med I will be taking might require something. I am going to use Sprix, this crazy strong NSAID that you take as a nasal mist but still affects your stomach somehow. I had some issues with opioids and alcohol after previous surgeries. Day 571 fixing that. But step one will still be a lot of carbs, just ones with little sugar like bananas and bread. I have a stash of sweets at the office that is running low and I just won't restock it. I am still going to have the odd one here and there and see how it goes.

Reading some links from this thread and doing more research is changing my mind about sugar.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Last post by Admin on January 17, 2019, 05:03:17 AM »
My approach was merely to aim to eat as natural and unprocessed as I could at as many meals as possible.

Small meals make me angry.  They never satisfy, make me think of food all day and keep me slow.  Something small with coffee in the AM and one big meal does it for me.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: FSA HSA and HRA Compliant
« Last post by Bean on January 17, 2019, 04:52:00 AM »
Generally, FSA,HSA,HRA etc, are ďabove the lineĒ deductions
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Foil SUP / Re: Diy foil nz
« Last post by opie on January 17, 2019, 04:45:35 AM »
After building two front wings, 3 tail wings and a rudder I have finally found the issue I was talking about with weirdness in fusion 360. Using loft instead of sweep.
By using loft I was taking the profiles to a point which meant that I was losing out on shape and they profile was basically symmetrical at halfway between the tip and the root.
You can see in the photo the amount of volume the wing is missing out on.

Ah well

That's a good catch.  I never noticed that.
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General Discussion / Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Last post by supthecreek on January 17, 2019, 03:48:44 AM »
ankle report?

your audience wants you in the water!!

Thanks Eastie, feels much better, but not strong enough to surf yet.... and I won't risk annoying it with paddling.
Unfortunately, it looks like surf and weather are going stormy in a few days, for at least the next week.

Having a blast re-habbing though!

My morning surf check ride got boring, so I followed some tracks off road.
Turned into an amazing cliff ride/walk, that was more like being in Baja!
Ended up at a surf spot north of town... thankfully it looked flat  ;)

Then I ate my lunch on a harbor bench. Paddling was tempting   ;D

If my ankle survives re-hab, I should be good to go when the weather clears.
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: FSA HSA and HRA Compliant
« Last post by eastbound on January 17, 2019, 03:26:52 AM »
sup as unreimbursed med expense--love it---never mattered with 2% of agi--but hey, my new starby is gon be pricey! even zoner discounted by jimK--and, if my income plummets!
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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Last post by eastbound on January 17, 2019, 03:24:24 AM »
snacks?

easy -- fruit nuts and seeds -- eat as much as you want -- all day!
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General Discussion / Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Last post by eastbound on January 17, 2019, 03:12:04 AM »
ankle report?

your audience wants you in the water!!
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Flatwater and Touring / Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Last post by photofr on January 17, 2019, 02:00:10 AM »
Since the Signature 2.0 is slightly faster than the GT on flat water, I would assume that Bruno would take the 2.0 in a 14x23. With his power, low body fat, and stamina, he should do very well on it.

We have to remember that boards like the SB 14x21.5 have a lot more water friction going on their underside (for added stability) and that the Signature 14x23 is made of a hull with the exact opposite characteristics: nicely rounded hull. Either way, the first race with Bruno will be one to watch - glued to your favorite monitor.
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