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I have no interest debating the healthiness of Jared's Subway diet, but my point is that few people are capable of being satisfied with such a narrow diet. And honestly, rightfully so. There are so many wonderful tastes, both simple and complex, on this planet. We have a very short life to live. We should try to experience as much as possible. In moderation, of course.
Though, obviously, I give major props to Jared for both losing the weight and keeping it off. He certainly beat the odds. I just don't think his method is very repeatable for most people. How many people here wouldn't be sick of Subway after 3 straight lunches?
I assume when you say work out that you mean you're lifting. If you're just looking to lose weight then your diet is fine, but if you're looking to add or keep the muscle you have while cutting weight, I'd up the protein intake and cut some carbs. How much do you weigh? While you are trying to cut weight, I'd say that you went at least as many g of protein as you currently weigh. I don't think you'll get that from just a turkey sandwich for lunch and
As far as your food choices, they look good and overall it's definitely a really "healthy" diet, but it really depends on what you're looking to do.
Also, be careful with portion sizes. I realize it's excessive, but you learn a lot about portion sizes when you weigh/measure your food.
Also, I agree with Smiley about eating the same food every day. That isn't a bad thing at all and it's much easier to stick to that. I don't get sick of the same foods so when I'm really strict about what I eat, that's what I do. The one thing I will say is that this probably will make you deficient in some of the micro's so you should supplement with a multi-vitamin.
I have been told it is good for your long term health. I just am not interested in not eating anything I really love for the rest of my life, so I will do it in moderation.
Oh, so I just need to cook with olive oil, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables and drink wine?
About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet, according to new research.
I imagine this would be good for heart disease.
If your only goal is to prevent heart disease.
It was more a joke about how awesome those things are.
I've cut out white starches, fried food and non diet soda...its working pretty well so far, and it's definitely not very difficult. I want my next step to be cutting back on heavy beers, but I just don't see that happening in the next millenium.
It was super hard for me to quit drinking coke. I hate diet soda so much so I ended up going to water only.
No truer words posted. When I dieted hard core, I ate the exact same thing for breakfast and lunch pretty much every day.
Yeah, when I am most successful in losing weight on a diet it's because I have like 3 different meal choices and then just eat one of those for a couple of months until I hit my weight goal. I'm not sure that's really sustainable long-term (nor should it be).
Thanks. I weight about 195 now. I was a stick when I went to college (6'1 and 155 lbs or so) so naturally I fattened up since then. Just trying to cut back a few pounds and lose the gut I have managed to grow.
I try to keep my lunch small because, like you said, portion size is difficult for me. I am used to always being hungry and always snacking, so I have had to cut back in a big way on that. In terms of working out, I do mean lifting (I don't bench press but I use free weights, machines, etc).
Also, I do take Men's Health One-A-Day every morning too.
What exercises do you do when you lift?
I don't know the names of most of them to be honest. Free weights I do curls, a tricep exercise (weight in one hand and lift straight up when "taking a knee" on bench), and an exercise similar to bench pressing but with weights in each hand. Machines I do some flys, row (I think...seated and pull weights), and another bicep one that I can't think of. Since I have not worked out on a consistent basis for some time now, I am not using heavy weights by any means, just more of getting back into the swing of things so that I can increase the weight as I go. I do 20-30 minutes of stationary bike as a cool down and then 100-200 sit ups and a set or two of push ups as well.
That isn't bad in terms of covering most parts of your upper body although I'd say you should probably lift your legs too, especially if you are lifting 3-4 times a week. My advice though would be to go as heavy as your body can handle sooner than later and to add in an overhead press, and ditch one of the bicep lifts for a 2nd tricep one. Also, just as a general guidance I'd try and make most/all of your lifts free weights (barbell or dumbell, doesn't matter), and instead of doing 100-200 situps, either do 50 weighted situps or at a decline or do 3-4 different exercises to do that amount of reps (situps+leg raises+mountain climbers+some type of oblique exercise).
just hit each muscle group twice, superset, and use free weights. you won't win any lifting competitions, but you'll get a good workout and burn calories, and build up all the small muscles too (not just the glamour ones)
I don't think this has anything to do with how short life is, but I agree with everything else you've said. dopamine receptors in the brain are less stimulated (and output less pleasure) if the same stimuli hits it over and over. therefore, most people won't want to eat the same shit over and over again.
Seems like the appropriate thread for this. I'm not a diet nut by any stretch, but over the past few months I've made a conscious effort to make healthier eating choices, and cut back severely on the fast food. Before a night of drinking a few nights ago, I stupidly went to McDonald's for the first time since I can't remember when, and had a few McDoubles. A couple of hours later, and they go right through me. Have I conditioned my body to reject this trash now?
Check this out...I contributed to their campaign because I think the idea is amusing and interesting. I will be getting a week's sample of their product.
I'm a food nerd, and love everything about food. But these guys are trying to approach nutrition from the opposite direction, away from the "love of food" angle. It raises all kinds of questions about how we're programmed as humans, given our evolution. Food brings us together, makes us happy, fat, etc. But imagine if food were just a substance we took in with no sense of enjoyment or variety.
I dunno, it's just fascinating to me and I'm really curious how I'll react to it.
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