malenka1's profile



Member: malenka1
Member Since: 12/1/2007
City: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Roughly 55 kg or 120 lbs (I was desperately sucking my gut in here).
Roughly 45 kg or 100 lbs. Was here Fall 2016 and will be here again by mid-summer 2017.

My Goal:

RMR = 1145 (5' tall or 152 cm)
May 08 goal = 99 lbs
July 01 goal = 95 lbs or 43kg (BMI 18.6)
Thereafter = add ~ 3 lbs muscle.

I log in desktop software and upload it to a public site, where it improperly shows small meals as "early morning snack".

Metric to Imperial:
28 grams = 1 oz
30 ml = 1 fl. oz
250 ml = 1 cup
1.6 km - 1 mile
1 kg = 2.2 lbs

About me:
I am a professional living in Greater Vancouver, BC. I am 151 cm (4' 11.5") and small framed, so my RMR is very low and I burn far fewer calories in exercise. I might mention here that the bit of brain which controls appetite strongly believes that I am a 6'8" lumberjack.

Other important tidbits about me:
1) I stay in groups in which we mutually support each other.
2) I am completely open to new ideas if evidence based. I am not cool with woo. Please read the rest of my group member profile, and see

Diets I like:
Vegetables, fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and low-fat proteins. Calorie counting. Exercise (walk, run, weights).

Before suggesting any diet or weight loss tactic to me, it is helpful to engage critical thinking skills when it comes to the weight loss industry. Start with this interview of James Fell, who does a great job of laying out the basics of critically evaluating claims and basics for weight loss:

Workout of choice:
Walk and run (Fitbitter!). Completed about 16 half marathons. Last one on 2016 October 23 with time 2:20:14. Goal to run HM in 2:10 in 2018.

My plan:
GOAL: 27 lb loss to 95 lbs (43 kg/20 BMI) by September then gain 3-5 lbs muscle by 2018 April.

To help non-petites understand petite numbers: 95 pounds is for me what 117 pounds would be for a 5' 4" woman (average sized woman) as these are both ~ 20 BMI.

I need the most help with:
It is helpful to me when others back up their claims with evidence or at least say the info they are providing is purely a question without evidence.


I am trying to learn patience with people who say random sh*t without any evidentiary basis (e.g., "artificial sweeteners are bad"; "cleanses are good ... they get rid of "toxins" "; "gluten is bad" (and they are not talking about persons diagnosed with celiac disease); "vaccines cause autism"... this list is endless. Or where horribly weak evidence is offered like isolated testimonials ("I did x and it worked for me!"). There is nothing wrong with using personal experience to come up with a hypothesis (I do), but a hypothesis is not a conclusion.

Additional Info:

Food Woo:



Detox myth Video:

Detox myth Article:

Paleo is a BS fad diet:

Appetite stim/sup:

Low carb diets: /06ResearchProjects/lcd.html

Aspartame safety:

Sucralose safety:

1% of population is actually gluten intolerant: