Hollywood is the place where they cast one of the 10 most beautiful people in the world for a role of a homely older person and then spend three hours in makeup every day getting her to look just right. And, they do this while there is a line of talented, average looking, age appropriate women around the block looking for work.
Personally, I don't think they do it because of age discrimination. I think they do it because there's only a handful of actresses that will guarantee ticket sales just by casting them. But, it certainly looks like age discrimination when you look at a case in isolation.
... or when they are involved in a plane crash. Most of the safety regulations are there to protect the emergency responders that may come to the site of an accident.
Where I used to work, we couldn't air ship some of our chemotherapy drugs. They wouldn't explode or catch fire, but if a box of them were crushed, the people who breath the air could be seriously harmed.
Muscle burns more calorie than fat. Just to stay alive. So even when you are doing nothing, a muscular body burns more calories than a fat one.
I'm probably 11% body fat and can bench press 150% of my weight, but my BMR is around 1000 calories a day.
Healing takes more energy than you might think.
Yea, that's my guess
Stress too, if you were particularly stressed about it (during stress, the body can either accumulate -reserves in case it lasts-, or on the contrary dissipate energy -make available, thus leading to elimination if not needed on the short term).
Doubt it. I'm not the kind of person that suffers from stress.
Plus it was only a week, so as your weight had been stabilized for some time, your body tends to try to keep some balance, and didn't store much of the surplus (it's not a process as basic and systematic as some Slashdotters want to believe, although it sure is the most important point to weight loss, in most cases).
Your digestion efficiency might have been affected by your injury too (down to diarrhea).
And finally, some drugs you might have taken, can also affect both weight gain and weight loss.
Wasn't diarrhea, because that's water weight and would come back a few days after getting healthy. It wasn't just for a week, I didn't walk for three weeks and got off crutches after four and a half. The only drug I was on was Hydrocodone, and that was only for about five days.
I absolutely lost muscle mass, but I'm back to my pre-injury strength and five pounds are still missing. I'm thin enough that losing five pounds of lean mass isn't something I can do easily or quickly.
Also, with carbs, it's really easy to underestimate the calorie content. It doesn't seem right that a lean chicken patty can easily contain fewer calories than the bun you put it in.
I've found that when I look at a meal and think to myself "What can I take away that will remove a significant number of calories, but reduce my enjoyment of the meal as little as possible", I almost always come to the conclusion that taking the high-carb portion out works out best. Fats my be calorie dense, but 35 calories of butter can add a lot of flavor to a meal.
Another virtuous feedback benefit relates to salt. You can reduce your blood pressure by reducing salt - and suffer bland food, or you can reduce your blood pressure by losing weight and getting fit - and eat much tastier food. My BP went from 120/80 when I was overweight (borderline high), to 85/55 now that I am normal weight and very fit.
Here's the consensus: Burn more calories than you consume and you will lose weight, and try to eat some vegetables every once in a while to ensure you get some vitamins. That's about it.
Even this is a little bullshit. I lost 100 pounds last year and I had similar experiences to yours. My weight has now been stable for about eight months. This year, I suffered an injury which changed my routine, causing me to burn about 7000 fewer calories per week than my pre-injury routine (I was completely bedridden). With my reduced calorie burn and no significant changes in intake, I lost about five pounds in a few weeks. Here I am six weeks later, and the weight loss was real and permanent. This weight loss completely baffles me and can't be explained by my mental model of weight management.
I think that all TOS should be illegal unless they were fully negotiated by lawyers on BOTH sides - or approved by a federal agency as something that a citizen can understand and agree to without a lawyer.
The alternative I prefer is to change the law so the entire EULA is invalid if any part of it "steps over the line". Of course, the success of this strategy would depend on the quality of the definition of "step over the line".
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