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Posted 10/11/17 , edited 10/11/17
when it comes to weight control, what you eat -not how much you eat - is just as important. there's a growing body of research showing that bad eating habits negatively affects the micro biome in your intestine, and people who are overweight tend to have significantly less variety in intestinal bacteria. to help improve your gut bacteria, it's recommended to eat plenty of fiber and pro-biotic foods (yogurt with live cultures, kimchi, etc) and avoid / minimize consumotion of unhealthy food.

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is also another factor that can impact weight loss: not enough sleep can throw your hormones into disarray, and cause you to eat more unhealthy food than usual.

as for me, i consume a bit of yogurt, cocoa powder, sliced fruits and nuts/seeds right after a cardio to lower Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress
cocoa powder is said to be rich in anti-oxidants, yogurt contain pro-biotics, and of course fruits and nutsare very nutritious.
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Do I have to lose weight = =?
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I just eat whatever i consider healthy, only allow myself to drink water and just play sports. I tried to go vegan but...uhm couldn't resist
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i love my salads, but i kepp it balance,
for me going vegan is a challenge
cause i really love my Chicken,
and fish.
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Posted 10/14/17 , edited 10/14/17
It can be hard to loose weight, but you should only loose it for YOU, not for anyone else. I'm disabled and a wheelchair user, so I gain weight easily. Joined weight watchers 3 months ago and lost 21 pounds on it.
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I'm down 76lbs now. For me diet is much more important to losing weight than exercise. I've been walking at least 2 miles a day all week and it didn't affect my weight loss. I've been monitoring everything pretty thoroughly and can tell you the diet (20g of carbs or less per day) is more important, and avoiding artificial sweeteners too.
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I think diet is just one of those things where instead of going on whatever diet is currently hip or that you heard works, it's probably best to just cut down on the junk food, focus on the quality of the foods you eat and cultivate some awareness in discerning how certain foods make you feel, how the quantity of the food you eat makes you feel, how eating while stresses makes you feel, how the timing and frequency of meals makes you feel ( eating in the morning, eating late at night, eating 3 meal a day) etc. When I say make you feel I mean becoming aware of how you feel through out the whole day, or if you eat at night how that affects your sleep. How these things affect your mood, your energy levels, your bowel movements, your ability to sleep, things along those lines and more.

As far as I understand the science all around the board for which foods are "bad" for us is pretty inconclusive or so nuanced that if you don't understand that context it doesn't really make much sense to limit yourself. Like one thing I find pretty funny is that people are way to quick to do a little research (mostly reading random articles or maybe a bunch of abstracts of studies), have a bit of personal experience then go on and herald whatever diet their on and preach from the mountain tops that their diet is the perfect human diet. The general public's view on most anything is quite limited and inundated with misconceptions, diet and exercise included.

Like personal context is so important, for instance if you have SIBO, Fungal/bacterial overgrowth or disbiosis in your large intestine eating things that ferment like various fermentable sugars will probably flare up some problems, so eating a bunch of fruits,veggies, or legumes won't really help. Or let's say that whenever you eat meat or something like that you feel sluggish and your digestion isn't great, it's definitely in the realm of possibility that you may not have adequate stomach acid to break down proteins, so in that context going vegetarian or vegan can be a helpful option cause they're generally not really high in protein rich foods, or you could just take some HCL or protease digestive enzymes to help you out until you can identify the root of your problem. Another thing might be that you either have some problems with your liver or you gallbladder and whenever you eat foods that contain a lot of fat you again don't feel so great, so a low fat diet in that context would help you out. These are only examples that illustrate only a small portion of the complexity of diet (that I think generally only applies to people who aren't the most healthy)

As for where I acquired the information that I currently obtain it's a whole culmination of personal research for 5 years. Right now since I'm kinda over the whole thing and have moved on I don't really read much but I used to read this guys blog http://caloriesproper.com/ As far as I'm concerned he's pretty diligent in regards to his research and he focuses on one of more important and underrated aspects of health, that being circadian rhythms and the role it plays in health. He's on patron now but he has a lot of blog posts racked up that are quite informative and helpful. I actually recommend you read as many of his posts on circadian rhythms cause they're pretty easy to understand after awhile and in my experience and as far as we currently understand in the research it's pretty fucking helpful to understand this stuff and understand what you can do to help yourself which isn't even that hard to do and won't even cost you much of anything.

I'd like to point out is that while diet and exercise is important it's only really a piece of the whole so to speak, like our lifestyle/ daily conduct and environment is also super important in regards to the health we experience. For instance if we stay up all night for whatever reason and force ourselves to get up early for work, if your sit down at a desk for hours on end, if you have a stressful job where we deal with shitty people or something of that nature in your household, or if your constantly keeping yourself from doing the things you wanna do. Like no matter what your diet is or your exercise regime your health and quality of life probably isn't gonna be that great if your constantly undermining it by either engaging in bad sleep habits, posture alignment, and stuff like that or being in environments or situations that also undermine our health and well being. As a side note I understand that for situations it's really hard to just quit your job and find a new one, or that it's hard to get out of a stressful household, I get it so in that situation you just do what you can to compensate for all that stress till you can leave.

One last interesting thing I'd like to say is that I find that people just wanna get healthy just so that they can go back to whatever mundane life that they had before that led them to be unhealthy in the first place, and it's so odd.





fredreload wrote:

Do I have to lose weight = =?



Do you weigh over 200lbs?

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^Yeah i have cut down on take away/junk food and cook a lot now. My sleep cycle is absolutely fucked, like a train wreck. Iam up and down with how much i drink as well. And i find when i drink less alcohol iam more likely to replace it with soft drink.. It's hard not to replace one bad habit with another.
I've been working in a depressing environment for a while now but that is about to change so see what happens.
I reckon i do enough to not have total bad health and not get really fat but i dont do enough to be fit or feel naturally good and to lose the weight that i have put on in recent years.
My back is pretty screwed so i really have to work on that. Strengthening my core is what iam trying to do but losing weight would of course help. I think one of my knees is on the way out as well. And after having hernia surgery twice , with my bad back i cant really lift mega heavy weights or anything..
The place that i work has fucked me up, well that and my lifestyle (lack of sleep, drinking, crap food, no gym or sport, etc)
Could probably throw being single for some time in there as well ^^;



I suggest you consider looking for a different job that doesn't take so big a toll on your body if you want to avoid those negative effects your experiencing. I realize it's easy for someone on the internet to say that who does not understand your situation. You might not be financially able to leave the job but eventually your physical body will be so worn down that you will have to leave the job even if you do no want too.

My brother is in a very similar situation. He works at a factory that works him like a slave and has worn him out in many ways. He also refuses to quit and find another job, or go back to school due to his responsibilities in keeping food on the table and a roof over his families heads. But at the same time he knows his time is limited and has begun to possibly look at a management position at the factory he works at.

I always suggested to him that he goes back to school for an associates degree that pays him well, or an accelerated program that would minimize the amount of time hes out of the job. I know it's easy for me to say but hes a smart individual and could go through any program with no issue on the academic side of things. It's just the financial aspects that hold him back. Hope both of you guys find something that allows you to provide without killing your body.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Lost 100 pounds

Joined the army

Gained 25 back


Holy Khrist 100 excess pounds!?

How did you manage to do that.

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I keep thinking I'll start eating better and less, but then I remember eating is pretty much the only joy I get in life so fuck it. I'd rather live shorter and alone while eating lots of stuff I like than dying alone but healthy when I'm 80



rip i feel the same XD

everytime i start to get clean up my act I think about nachos or something XD
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amejia0 wrote:



I suggest you consider looking for a different job that doesn't take so big a toll on your body if you want to avoid those negative effects your experiencing. I realize it's easy for someone on the internet to say that who does not understand your situation. You might not be financially able to leave the job but eventually your physical body will be so worn down that you will have to leave the job even if you do no want too.

My brother is in a very similar situation. He works at a factory that works him like a slave and has worn him out in many ways. He also refuses to quit and find another job, or go back to school due to his responsibilities in keeping food on the table and a roof over his families heads. But at the same time he knows his time is limited and has begun to possibly look at a management position at the factory he works at.

I always suggested to him that he goes back to school for an associates degree that pays him well, or an accelerated program that would minimize the amount of time hes out of the job. I know it's easy for me to say but hes a smart individual and could go through any program with no issue on the academic side of things. It's just the financial aspects that hold him back. Hope both of you guys find something that allows you to provide without killing your body.


Well that has happened, it was forced. I was made redundant just over a week ago. I knew it was coming though, i was an auto motive worker and that is all but gone now in my country.
I just started doing some training for security today. So that should be easier on my body, less strenuous anyhow. I dont intend to do any bouncing or anything physically dangerous like that.
So that will be less strain on my back and wrists and all my joints really.
But i guess the potential bad side is that some security jobs will make you very inactive. Such as crowd control but more so jobs where you just stand at a door or sit at a chair guarding a door or monitoring cameras, or doing driving patrols.
Sitting around drinking coffee and eating biscuits lol.
But i hope to do security where i get to patrol on foot, patrol shopping malls and plazas and the like.
Its making me want to get in better shape. Been sticking with walks and my sit ups, push ups, squats, stretches, planks. But iam not really increasing what iam doing. Only very slightly.

Who knows how long i would have stayed working where i was. Iam sure it would have made me a cripple eventually and i probably never would have left unless i was forced from injury or like i now have been.
Iam really looking forward to the career change. Been working in factories my whole working life.
I am also going to get a fork lift license just to have on my resume and to fall back on.
But yeah too much sitting is bad for my back so i have to consider that as well. Its pretty fucked when physical or repetitive and strenuous work is bad for you but sitting and inactivity is also bad for you, if not worse..

Good thing i got my redundancy, so i dont have to worry about money for the time being. And thankfully the government is funding my training so the cost out of my pocket will be minimal.

Thanks. Hopefully things work out for him as well.

EDIT: Diet is up n down and being unemployed i have not had a single alcohol free day lol. I have been drinking lightly though, not getting drunk (after my last day of work i got absolutely shit faced though lol)
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Problem is once you get old..we got no will power to get back in shape.. its normal that we all get fat.. Food and drinks give us happiness. lol

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Problem is once you get old..we got no will power to get back in shape.. its normal that we all get fat.. Food and drinks give us happiness. lol



lol this is true.
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So last semester before summer break I got into running for once.

I had been so afraid to try running that it was hard for me to force myself to do it. However, one of my friends was training for a marathon and one of my other friends is a runner sooo she helped me get started and then I ran with my other friend

I actually got to where I looked forward to running because even though the first two days aren't great, because you're sore and out of shape, but then the nest few days are great. I love running outside of the wind, and natuuureee.

But I've been slacking off for a while again so hopefully I can get into the habit again.
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-Signed up for a gym, which is expensive so I'm forced to exercise at least two times a week

-Avoid having snacks in the house when you get cravings. I do eat whatever I want in the weekends though

-Drink. Water, tea, sparkling water..

-Enough sleep (at least 8 hours). But not more than 9 hours either. If I do, I just get tired all day

-Not eat a lot before going to bed

-Eat less in each meal, and add more vegetables. Christmas however, heh

Though I do exercise about 4-6 times a week (2-3 football, 2-3 gym), my weight is the same as always.. But since I'm going into the army in january, my main goal isn't really weightloss, though it would be nice. I'm just trying to get more fit (can't even do a proper pull up or push up)
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