Jesus Camp, for sure.
YEAH WHILE YOU'RE GETTING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR TESTED YOU SHOULD ALSO TEST YOUR A1C OH YEAH AND ALSO IF YOU ARE GOING TO GO INTO THAT MACHINE TO GET YOUR BOOBS TESTED FOR CANCER YOU SHOULD GET A MAMMOGRAM AS WELLI have such a strongly genetic disposition >_< stupid genes.
I check mine myself. (And, yes, if I'm feeling hungry and irritable, my blood sugar is generally low.)
While you're at it ask your doctor to check the following:
From what you've said, you're probably at risk for T2D and metabolic syndrome.
FYI, I have three siblings, all obese, one morbidly obese. Two were diagnosed with T2D and when I was obese I was told my risk factors for that and other diseases were going in the wrong direction. I take this shit seriously.
When I went to TAM 8 Dawkins was the keynote. People were pretty excited but I got the feeling people left feeling like Dawkins was a bit of a let down. He was a bit cold and stand offish.
Yeah, it is kinda surprising that there hasn't been a death bed confession or tell-all autobiography or something like that. Maybe there just weren't than many people involved and who actually knew. Hard to keep a secret when more than one person knows...
IOW, the calorie information on a package of almonds is significantly off, so the people who thought they were eating the same number of calories with an almond-enriched diet actually consumed less calories, and had better weight loss results. Still doesn't contradict the theory that energy-wise a calorie is a calorie, and that your long-term weight change is determined by energy balance, i.e., calories in - calories out.
It does reinforce the argument that calories in/out and a calorie is a calorie are a poor basis for diet advice.
The Atwater factors (4 cal per g of carb and protein; 9 for fat) are averages and there are many foods that are way off (although 32% for almonds is pretty far off). There is also a bias underestimating the calories of hi GI carbs and over estimating calories from whole foods.
The results of studies that show more fat in feces and less fat in plasma after the consumption of nuts cast doubt on the applicability of the Atwater factors for evaluating the energy value of nuts.
You queue up posts for quoting rather than directly going to the reply screen thus letting you select posts as you read through multiple pages uninterrupted.
What I'd like is an option to turn off nested quotes and a [timg] function like I've seen on another forum. Big image? Use [timg] and it automatically resizes to small, click for full size. Quoting an image? Automatically retags to [timg] to keep things from being cluttered.