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If you want to gain weight you need to make sure your blood sugar swings a lot.
High blood sugar makes the liver create fat from the sugar for later use (Very simplified).
Low blood sugar makes the body think it's starving, so it creates more enzymes to use the food better, for when you later eat.
So eat seldom and a lot.
Make sure you eat a lot from fat, protein as well as starch, and best of all sugar, at the same time. to make sure you use up all those enzymes.
What's the difference with normal chocolate cake? I don't see any at a quick glance.
It's a failed cake, on purpose. It has a crusty caramelized outside, and an inside that reminds of chocolate sauce.
It's great served warm with vanilla or lemon ice cream.
But you can kiss your arteries good buy.
The reason you should eat a mix of protein, fat, starch and sugar is that the body only produces a certain amount of enzymes for each kind of nutrient, so if you want to gain weight you need to supply enough of them all to use up all your enzymes.
Except for sugar, sugar is always absorbed.
When it comes to alcohol it's not at all as efficient as one might believe, because it's mostly not absorbed by the body.
Highly simplified: Ethanol is converted in the liver to Acetaldehyde, which is a main hangover creator, which in its turn is converted to acetate, which leaves the body with the urine.
A side note, Methanol isn't that highly poisonous in itself, but it's converted in the liver to formaldehyde.
And the treatment is to saturate the liver with intravenous ethanol. Imagine that hangover.
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As you get older you usually get fatter..
And the mechanism is simple, both your metabolism (resting energy usage) decrease and you appetite slightly increase...
"Problem" you have now, is your appetite is calibrated to your current weight and so it's going to be painful overeating...
However we have multiple appetites (there even was an interesting recent entry in new scientist about it) and modern snacks tends to confuse the brain into over eating, due to starving some appetite..
So my advice, eat a lot of unhealthy snack!
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I've powered my laptops from a DC to AC converter that output a modified sine wave without any problems. Typically the inverters that you can get that plug into the lighter adapter of the car, but also I have a small solar battery charging system that I've used for a battery backup in the past, again, 12 VDC to 120 VAC and plug the laptop supply into that.
From what I researched when I was looking at UPS'es a few years ago, some PSU's don't like it at all: because the "modified sine wave" is actually a non-symmetric square wave (or worse a "chopped" square wave) I made sure I bought a true sine wave UPS. Which failed far too quickly: the sine wave was fine, the batteries were fine, but when it switched over the 5V / 3.5V / whatever for the processor failed and it turned itself off ...
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