Help! I'm Fat

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  1. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

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    Riced veggies aren't bad; you can either rice your own or buy frozen. There's no law that says you can't have a potato every now and again; just be careful with how you prepare it. Smothering it in butter and sour cream and bacon bits and cheese is what'll get you. Sweet potatoes (stick with recommended serving sizes) are a good bet. Any kind of squash is pretty versatile.
     
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  2. tigershoops31

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    Most of the docs in the Ames McFarland clinics weren't taking new patients as of about a month ago. I found one at the Nevada clinic that I liked who was taking new patients.
     
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  3. ScottyP

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    Thanks for the ideas.
     
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  4. 4theCYcle

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    I think people also need to point out certain sugars. Sugars from fruits are not created equal like sugars from candy bars etc. Getting plenty of good fruits with vitamins and minerals is important too, those sugars don't break down the same way that alcohol sugars do.
     
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  5. ScottyP

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    I need to focus a lot on my portion sizes when I eat. Hopefully increasing vegetable intake, smaller portion sizes and eliminating/reducing sugary drinks will help. Might incorporate some strength training to see if that helps.
     
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  6. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    That sucks. I'm not at all impressed with Nevada's McFarland office.
     
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  7. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    Best advice I ever had with diets. Don't drink your calories. Drink water or low to no calorie drinks (I'm a fan of Crystal light). It's much easier to make a long term lifestyle change with drinks than food.
     
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  8. mynameisjonas

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    I was 265 in April of last year, I'm now 190. Went from a size 42 pants to 34.

    You can absolutely accomplish your goal.

    I accomplished this by eating a ton of fruits and vegetables every day. Loaded up on eggs (3-4 per day) and at least one avocado per day. The first 4 months, I knocked out all meats, fish, breads, sodas, minimized salts, and ZERO sugars, except the natural kind from fruit.

    I also walked at least 3 miles a day. And I kept walking until I felt comfortable jogging/running, which arrived at around 215 pounds.

    Walking will do wonders. The great thing about the uber healthy diet is that you can literally eat as much as you want and you won't gain weight. Just make sure you don't cheat otherwise you might gain. I literally eat all day long, but only healthy food.

    I'm still on that diet today and the main reason is because I have seen amazing results. That is what motivated me to keep going. I still avoid meats, fish, breads, keep salt intake low, but do cheat occasionally. I would recommend the first 4 months of your diet dive in with zero cheating, then after 4 months you can experiment with some other foods. Load up on healthy fats like avocado, eggs, and unsalted nuts.

    It's really a life style change, and if you can accept that you can do it.
     
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  9. 4theCYcle

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    Have you tried eating slower? I know people who eat faster gobble it up, then their gut doesn't have time to react and by then you've eaten so much it makes people feel sick. Eating slower means your digestion has time to catch up. Just a thought.
     
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  10. capitalcityguy

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    They aren't that different and thus you do need to watch those too.

     
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  11. VeloClone

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    Good advice but I would add if you do have a weak moment and cheat don't let it get you down. So many people cheat on a Friday and say, "Damn it, I'm going to get right back on it on Monday." Meanwhile they do additional damage all day and night Saturday and Sunday. That is a lot of back tracking compared to the hic-up that was just Friday.

    Strive for perfection but don't get down on an imperfect human when they experience small failures.
     
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  12. cycloner29

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    I'm 6'2 and was at around 245 lbs. My big issue was my BP as with a family of high blood pressure. I was around 200/100 a few times. First thing was go to the doctor had a physical and blood work done. He got me started on some low dose BP meds. First things he told me was clean up my diet and exercise. I can't jog or run due a broken foot issue. I got on my wife's gym pass and started going to the gym 4 mornings a week.

    Get into a different mindset! Push yourself to say things like "If I can ride a stationery bike 5 miles, why not go for seven miles?" I'm not out to get washboard abs or the like, just wanted to feel better and not get tired as easily.

    I get up at 4:30 am drink at least a 16 oz glass of water before going to the gym, ride 15 miles on the stationary bike. I even did the trestle trail eight times this summer. BP as of this morning was 126/76, down to 234 lbs, more energy, and really didn't change my diet a whole lot, just started making better eating decisions.

    You can make it happen!!
     
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  13. 4theCYcle

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    I would suggest a hair cut too, feeling good about yourself and your appearance is helpful. Look good, feel good. hahah (pirate face emoji)
     
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    Good luck, brother.
     
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  15. mynameisjonas

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    What I found is that I could not allow myself to cheat, because once you regularly cheat, it keeps happening. Also bad food is SO addicting. And I'm not joking. A lot of times you don't realize it until you get off of it. (like a drug). The first couple weeks is painful once you switch diets, but then you totally get used to it, feel better, and dare I say...enjoy it.
     
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    Best of luck man. I'm 6'2" and I was up to 353. Made some changes and got down to 238, but run about 255-260 now. Gotta get myself back down to 235ish as well. It's not easy but you can do it if you want it bad enough!
     
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  17. madguy30

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    Our culture is tricked into thinking good or healthy food has to cost a lot, or that we have to go out to eat to enjoy food.

    The funny part about high prices at places with good portions...a similar meal with less pointless ingredients can be cooked at home for like $5.

    Simplifying food intake has helped me a great deal, and has saved money as well. Win win.
     
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  18. madguy30

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    Eating veggies and grains can be an acquired taste, but once I get used to it, I crave it like anything else.
     
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  19. VeloClone

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    Not suggesting anyone cheat regularly, just if/when it happens - accept it, forgive yourself and move on. There are a lot of self esteem problems often tied with weight issues. Don't add, "I can't even do this right!" about eating healthier/exercising to the list of reasons to beat yourself up. If you fall off the wagon. Get right back on it - don't wait until the next week to try again. Start again today!
     
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  20. casey1973

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    #100 casey1973, Oct 21, 2019
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    A friend of mine told me, you lose weight in the kitchen and get fit in the gym. Now I need to make this work as well for me. Good luck.
     
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