Many end up at rickknowles.net because they’re looking for something via Google. January in particular has been a hot month for weight loss searches. With other searches, it’s clear that someone is looking for an answer to a specific question and their search brought them here. To help out future generations of searchers, here’s a few recent searches that probably needed a little more attention. For example:
“Marfan Syndrome Crossfit” – I’m pretty sure I didn’t tackle this directly in whatever post was found, but I will here. No. Don’t do it. This is a terrible idea. The number one concern for the Marfan patient is a dissecting aortic aneurysm, so it seems prudent to avoid high intensity exercise that cranks up blood pressure, but I’m no doctor. You can build core strength through challenging, but less intense forms of exercise. Hiking, air squats (focusing on technique and stability versus high volume and speed), wall push-ups, slow-paced swimming, and yoga are much better alternatives than Crossfit.
“What macronutrients are recommended for the primal diet” – Ummm… Protein, fat, and carbohydrates? Seriously though, I assume the asker is wondering about percentages, as in what percent of your diet should come from…? Here’s the deal – Paleo/Primal eating is not Barry Sears “The Zone Diet.” The 40-30-30 carb-protein-fat breakdown is completely ridiculous and neurotic. At last night’s dinner, I roasted a whole chicken (with garlic and rosemary), roasted butternut squash with coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then sauteed swiss chard with bacon and onion. My macronutrient ratios for this particular dinner were 29% carb, 46% protein, 25% fat. Does that dinner sound unhealthy at all? Some alarmists might freak out about coconut oil and chicken skin, but generally speaking, that’s a pretty awesome meal. My dinner a couple of nights ago was 12% carb, 49% protein, and 39% fat. So far this month, I’ve been about 25% carb, 25% protein, and 50% fat. All that to say: whatever. Make diet choices that fuel your goals and activity levels. If you’re looking to lean out, low-ish carb is probably a smart way to go. If performance is suffering, maybe more carbs make sense. Experiment with it and find what works for you.
“King Turd Of” – Obviously this searcher is looking for the proper phrase to complete the sentence. The answer is “poop mountain.”
“Can you urinate in a waterless toilet” – Pretty sure you can. A toilet (even a waterless urinal) is designed to handle human waste products.
“Jeans size 40 I am fat?” – Probably. I know I was. You know it’s bad when the size 40′s are getting uncomfortable and your wife says: “You are not getting the next size up. You need to lose weight, not buy bigger clothes.” Thank God for my loving and honest wife and her willingness to give me a reality check. (Currently 34 jeans, sometimes 36, depending on the cut)
“South Beach Diet Phase 1 I just cheated” – You’re going to be fine. It may slow your progress toward your goal, but it surely won’t kill you.
“Deadlifting is very functional porn xxx” – Seriously? What’s wrong with you?