Questions for people on a healthy diet plan

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  1. D_Clumbert Cocksicle

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    Hey guys I was just wondering, seeing that there is a lot healthy/fit people, what do you guys eat to stay in shape. I ask this because I never stuck to a strict diet plan or anything, and now that I don't wrestler or do martial arts (its been over 4 months since I've exercised) I want to be able to do some moderate exercise (1 hour more or less for about 3-4 days a week) and go back to my old shape and maintain if not surpass the body mass I had.

    Just to further elaborate on my poor eating habits: I eat when I want, anything I want, and without moderation or concern for calories, carbs, fats etc.

    Any information, ideas, and advice would help.
     
  2. DGirl

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    You don't need to workout!!

    Just have SEX!!!!!!!
    :)

    That will keep the FAT off.
     
  3. Jovial

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    Don't eat socially.
    Don't eat things with added sugar.
    Rarely eat dessert.
    Don't drink too much alcohol.
    Eat a balanced diet: fruits, vegetables, grains, meats
    Not everything you eat has to taste great, but rather it should make you feel good later.
    Learn the basics about nutrition (Calories, protein, fat, carbs), then at least you have some idea of what you are eating.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "surpass the body mass you had." Put more muscle back on? Then you need to get your protein and exercise your muscles.

    I think of eating and exercise as an investment. Just like if you invest money now for retirement it will pay of in the long run. Every meal you eat and every workout you do will pay for itself down the road when everyone else is letting themselves get out of shape.
     
  4. snoozan

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    if you've got money, see a nutritionist. they are wonderful at making a specific plan for you to reach your goals. they also stress eating healthy as a lifelong habit.
     
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    Don't eat after 7 pm at night.

    Like snoozan says, see a nutritionist. You need to change your habits now before it's too late.
     
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    Read the labels on all foodstuffs you buy, and avoid eating anything where the following terms appear within the first 4 or 5 ingredients:

    Sugar
    High fructose corn syrup
    Hydrogenated xxxx oil
    Partially hydrogenated xxxx oil
    Enriched xxxx



    It's a simple change, but it will make a huge difference to your body.
     
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    Precisely! Good work HazelGod! My father-in-law has a doctorate in nutrition and the list below matches precisely what he's been telling me. He's particularly mortified by the high fructose corn syrup. The body doesn't process it like regular sugar and he claims it's responsible for the very high rate of diabetes and obesity. It's in everything too! A year ago he told me that if I avoid the ingredients listed below that's I lose weight. He was right. I've lost 35lbs by doing nothing but avoiding that list and I'm a couch potato. If you love sweets go with honey or, if you must, sugar, but avoid the high fructose corn syrup whenever possible. Now a gummi bear or two won't kill you but always keep an eye out for it.

    Another thing is to try to eat complex carbohydrates like whole wheat pastas and breads when ever you eat grains. Stay away from simple carbs as are found in most American breads and pastas. The body turns it straight to sugar.

     
  8. Equus14

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    That 'no no' list is great, and works wonders. I've been doing that for a long while now. I would also like to add that one really should eat 5 or 6 small meals a day rather than 3 larger ones. One of my secrets, that's not so secret, is to eat your starchy carbs in the moring or around your workouts and then the rest of the day eat fiberous vegatables. Make sure you get 1 - 1.2 grams of protien per pound of ideal body weight. If you want to gain 10 pounds of muscle then add 10 lbs to your ideal body weight and use that as a guide. If you want to get leaner then find your ideal bodyweight by subtracting the amount of weight you'd have to loose to get to your ideal bodyfat percentage and use that as your guide. Complete Proteins are VERY important. Make sure you drink at least 1 gallon of water per day. Most people are dehydrated and don't even realize it. And remember to eat good fats. Omega-3's are very important and some Omega-6's. I use Flax seed oil and Olive oil only. Just remember that in any good diet plan one must have all 3 of the macronutrients. Complex Carbs, Good Fats, and Complete Proteins. Diet plans that do not include all three are harming you. If you're loosing weight. Lose no more than 2 pounds per week, any more can damage your metabolism put you in starvation mode and you'll hold on to every ounce of fat you have left. Remember that every 3rd day to eat more complex carbs that will smooth out your metabolism and you'll continue to lose weight.
     
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    My "no no" list is a bit more extensive.


    I sweeten with Stevia.


    but I avoid things sweetened with:
    Table Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Sucrose, glucose, fructose, molasses, honey, dextrose, sorghum, lactose, maltose, and galactose.


    man-made fat created from the hydrogenation of oils (called hydrogenated oil or partially hydrogenated oil) named Trans-fats which were created simply to prolong shelf-life in prepackaged foods. Trans-fats are very hard for your body to use as energy and are more likely to be stored at bodyfat; they also contribute to heart disease and perform absolutely no necessary biological function within the body whatsoever. No joke trans-fats are a major &#8216;no no&#8217; to anyone trying to get into and stay in shape.

    This was taken from an article that I wrote for my nephew.
    It's okay to eat some sugars but make it seldom.
     
  10. D_Fluoridia Bidet

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    EAT RAW!! No meat just eat everything raw, there is no fat in fruit or veggies! ITs all healthy!
     
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    I've been avoid high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup my whole adult life. But really it's this or added sugar. It's just that companies switched from adding good old sugar to adding corn syrup.

    I may have is all wrong but I think the reason they use it is because 20-30 years ago companies were importing sugar in the USA. To save the sugar growers in the USA, they put a tax on imports. That just raised the price of sugar making it cheaper to use corn syrup.

    Anyway, eating all these simple sugars just makes you crave more sugar.

    For anyone trying to change their diet, start with small things like eating an apple instead of a donut for example. It's difficult to change everything at once and stick to it. Introduce a healthier meal every week or so, over the course of a year or more you can get used to and like a more healthy diet.
     
  12. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    I just eat three meals. Usually a few packs of crisps a day too. And lots of tea. I exercise maybe three times a week on my kinky little pull up bar.

    Of course I'm not as toned as most on here but I like to think I'm healthy. I don't eat fruit or veg though...well NO fruit and only peas and sweetcorn, but don't have them often.

    I think a key point is that I only eat fast food/junk food once a month or less.

    PS the advice, similar to Chico's of a TV doctor, 'Doctor Chris' was to not eat after 8pm. This is because you're winding down then and when you're sleeping you're not burning the calories you just ate.
     
  13. D_Sir Fitzwilly Wankheimer III

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    It's hard to beieve in this day and age that you need some one to tell you what you should eat. You know know what you should eat you just choose not to.
     
  14. Jovial

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    I don't believe that. Throughout the years I've tended to eat big meals late in the evening. In fact, often more than half of my calories for the day come late at night, sometimes just before retiring to bed. And I've managed to not put on much fat. Perhaps I've unintentionally been eating the so called "warrior diet". Maybe that rule of thumb (not eating after 8pm) simply has the effect of reducing overall caloric intake for people eating too much.
     
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    If you're exercising often though, your metabolism is probably faster and so burning more calories even when resting?

    I think the average person has an average to slow metabolism and don't burn calories as quickly as a more active individual?

    This is a guess, not sure how accurate it is.
     
  16. D_Clumbert Cocksicle

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    Thanks everyone. This has been very helpful. I will take everything everyone said and put it into practice:wink:
     
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    Yeah if you want to look like a twig. The only proteins that have adequate quantities of the essential Branch Chain Amino Acids that your body only gets from the foods you eat is Animal protein.
     
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    A whle back I fell into poor eating habits and being a desk jockey / puter nerd found myself out of shape. What I did was eliminate all sugar cuz sugar is the devil for me.. in the form of the white stuff like pastas, rice and breads... Then in no time at all I regained my lean mean machine again... High protein works for me and is good for my work outs too...
    UZ
     
  19. D_Fluoridia Bidet

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    Maybe a healthy twig? Nothing wrong with being natrually thin. I just started this since the gym is not accessible >_>
     
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