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  • kephalosOPMtoLoseIt: Lose the FatI have a milk problem
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    5 months ago

    Oat milk doesn’t really work for me. Glad if it does for you ;-) I guess I will drink black coffee now. I received an AeroPress last week and while I always used good beans I ordered a selecton of premium beans from the webshop that I ordered the aeropress from.



  • kephalosOPMtoLoseIt: Lose the FatI have a milk problem
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    5 months ago

    Yeah, non-dairy milk alternatives I did try. In away they are good as they don’t trigger the reaction I get with milk. But on the other hand since they don’t do that I can just as well drink my coffee black I think (and save these 80kcal altogether)









  • kephalosOPMtoLoseIt: Lose the FatSV: 5kg lost
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    10 months ago

    I imagine it to be like 2 bottles of water and 3 bottles of oil or something (with bottles of 1 liter), or a 1 gallon jug.

    I remember reading about a German TV host who lost weight and every week would fill up the total weight lost as water in two buckets and walk around the house with them just to get a feeling for the weight.









  • kephalostoChess@lemmy.mlHow to start in lichess?
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    11 months ago

    Use rated games to be matched with real players. After a few games that you will lose you will be matched with players against which you have roughly a 50:50 chance of winning / losing. Don’t focus on the ELO rating specifically at the start. Playing against humans is definitely different from the computer. In the lower ELO ranges you will see a lot of moves that don’t make sense and that the chess engine would never play. On the other hand opponents can be quite good at reading your strategy (as opposed to a dumbed-down engine).

    Use the Analyse game function after the game to get an idea of the mistakes you made.

    I would start with 10 minute games so that you can play a few games in a row (gives you more practice) but still have time to think.







  • Any particular reason why you chose this shape of paddle? There are a lot of different shapes and with straps in different positions (finger only, wrist…), I suppose they all have a specific uses but I have no idea. Or is it just marketing? :)

    I picked it I think because I didn’t know what to pick so uni-size from Speedo I thought I could not go totally wrong. Overall my heuristic is not grounded in a lot of swimming experience.




  • kephalosOPMtoLoseIt: Lose the FatCheck-in (of sorts)
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    1 year ago

    We can handle a moderate deficit, especially if we’re keeping a positive bias to protein (such as eating 25% of calories from protein, basically keeping protein portions decently sized). I do it without any supplements, but with meats, eggs, yogurt, legumes. Our protein is where we get our dietary cholesterol from which we make cells, and it’s also an energy source so while we need all kinds of nutrition, keep that one from falling during a deficit to answer your concerns.

    I am aiming for 250g of Quark (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark_(dairy_product) per day and I actively try to add kidney beans, white beans, chickpeas to my diet (which works okayish). Also had Salmon yesterday and smoked salmon for breakfast every other day.





  • kephalostoChess@lemmy.mlRatings Are Broken
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    1 year ago

    Not sure I understand everything, although I think I understand that an influx of new players can totally skew statistics.

    It’s worth noting that this is about ELO ratings, so lichess may have a similar problem (I think it might be the case for Blitz on Lichess to suffer from a similar problem), but some of the proposed fixes are FIDE ELO specific (increasing starting ELO).

    The problem seems to be that the ELO ratings aren’t accurate to estimate the correct probabilities for a match between a long-time chess player with higher ELO rating and a player from the “Queen’s gambit wave”.

    Now the authors seem to paint this as a problem with the new players being underrated, the ELO distribution to be skewed. I agree that this can be a skew, I wonder however if the solution should be to boost ELO ratings of lower-ranked players.

    • Overall the best fix would IMHO be to bring together higher-ELO with lower-ELO players in matches in order to allow the ELO distribution to move ELO points down from the upper end, so that the ELO numbers again match the winning-probabilities between two players. I guess there is hesitance to do that because it means the old-guys might lose rating points and people are naturally protective in this regard.
    • bumping ELO points would lead to an inflation in ELO rating overall, it does not fix the root cause.

  • I have been overweight since childhood and after college I put on about 2kg per year on average. In between I managed to diet off some kg but quickly gained them back every time.

    This time I am combining my past dieting experiences with professional help from a registered dietician and a personal trainer (I am an emotional eater and hope to be able to use sport for mental stability as well as physical health).

    I am trying to stay <2000kcal on most days of the week and in any case under the estimated daily calories of my apple watch.



  • I would ask your medical specialist whether Swimming is okay to do with your medical history. While travelling you can purchase tickets to public swimming pools (granted, depends a bit on where in the world you are travelling).

    Anyway, I would not take advice from strangers on the internet without a 1:1 consultation with a medical doctor on what is okay to do and what not.