I didn’t feel like starting several threads, so I’ve decided to lump a series of questions all into one. Help with anyone of these questions would be greatly appreciated. I’m in the process of gobbling up all the Nutrition articles here, but any specific links/resources would be very helpful.
1.) What?s the deal with instant and non instant oats? Non instant oats are better due the lower glycemic index, right? In checking the search I noticed someone mention that the fact that they?re harder to chew on is a good indication of a lower GI. It was also mentioned that heating the oats would higher the GI because it quickens absorption. So my question is this: wouldn?t careful chewing also higher the GI of the food? Does this mean it?s NOT good to very thoroughly chew your food??
2.) Do you guys usually train with music? What exactly happens when you train with hard music: is more adrenaline released? From a purely health oriented point of view, should I train without the (loud) music which pumps me up?
3.) What are your thoughts on Andrew Weil?
4.) What?s the deal with eating late at night? Is it good? Is it bad? No carbs after 6PM? (Assuming the goal is fatloss.)
5.) What?s the scoop on vegetables? It?s okay to eat vegetables to your heart?s content right, even when trying to lose weight? Seems to me like the best way to lose weight is simply to eat an assload of vegetables and lean protein and everything else in moderation.
6.) Is the occasional fruit/vegetable fast a good idea for health (not necessarily muscle mass?seems like it?s not)?
7.) What?s the consensus here on Metabolic Typing? A hoax or is it useful (presently)?
8.) Anyone else notice that powerwalking really hits the tibia muscle hard?
9.) What’s a good way to boost metabolism during the day? I’m currently experimenting with hopping around on one leg some of the time, using only the stairs, that way I’m never completely at rest. In the same vein, is it better to split up cardio into frequent sessions so you keep that heart rate up all day long?
Cheers and thanks!