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Foods, how many meals a day, fasting etc, what suits you? 

 

For me I’ve been weight lifting since I was a teenager so it was 6 high protein meals a day, decent carbs and I personally went for high levels of healthy fats too. As gyms have been closed for most of the year I’m feeling it’s time to move on from this lifestyle. A freak injury was the final clear message from the universe. To be honest eating is the bane of my life, so I am tempted to try the 16/8 intermittent fasting, somehow cramming 3000 calories in and training during that 8 hour period. My aim is still to stay in shape and lean. Does anyone here also fit a workout around their diet? 

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I don’t like to eat much either.

Been doing the diet from Grain Brain for almost a year:

no bread, corn, rice, sugar, very little fruit.  
Lots of eggs, nuts, avocados, olives, coconut oil.

Fast sometimes to give the digestive system a rest.  

I do the elliptical only at the gym, no body building.  Don’t need many calories bc I’m little. 

 

My husband has tried every diet.  Now he intermittent fasts, does BCAA amino acid powder and workout boost stuff.  He is happier and leaner but craves donuts and stuff now and then. 
 

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I used to do a lot of high impact exercise before a worrying injury brought it all to an end.

I have tried all sorts of diets and fasts, but in the end you see how desperate all this crap is.

Who are you trying to prove yourself to?

Exercise wise, beefing yourself up does not make you a man, just like to Swarzenegger backstage talking to his buddies about how much oil they should put on their pecs to look the best in photos. ffs

Much to learn.

If you pressurise your body you will have a horrible 2nd half of your life.  Likewise with food.

Simple efficient low residue uncomplicated un-overthought un-special un-hero ... goes both for food and exercise and life.

 

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Fast to learn what it’s like to not give or receive anything.  Fast to learn what most of the world’s population already knows, and to break the addiction and oral fixation of eating when I’m not hungry. 
 

Diet is to practice self-discipline.  How can I temper any desire if I can’t control what I eat? 

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12 hours ago, Michi713 said:

I don’t like to eat much either.

Been doing the diet from Grain Brain for almost a year:

no bread, corn, rice, sugar, very little fruit.  
Lots of eggs, nuts, avocados, olives, coconut oil.

Fast sometimes to give the digestive system a rest.  

I do the elliptical only at the gym, no body building.  Don’t need many calories bc I’m little. 

 

My husband has tried every diet.  Now he intermittent fasts, does BCAA amino acid powder and workout boost stuff.  He is happier and leaner but craves donuts and stuff now and then. 
 

With his fasting does he eat more, less or the same as before and has he lost muscle as a result? Also you have a nice high healthy fat diet like me 😁

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9 hours ago, rideforever said:

I used to do a lot of high impact exercise before a worrying injury brought it all to an end.

I have tried all sorts of diets and fasts, but in the end you see how desperate all this crap is.

Who are you trying to prove yourself to?

Exercise wise, beefing yourself up does not make you a man, just like to Swarzenegger backstage talking to his buddies about how much oil they should put on their pecs to look the best in photos. ffs

Much to learn.

If you pressurise your body you will have a horrible 2nd half of your life.  Likewise with food.

Simple efficient low residue uncomplicated un-overthought un-special un-hero ... goes both for food and exercise and life.

 

It’s a passion for me, bodybuilding always has been, just like for some people football, rugby, art, singing, writing is their passion, mine was bodybuilding. Not trying to impress anyone, just doing what I enjoy, it gives a natural high where you feel like a god. I got my mate into it and before he was a regular drinker and cocaine user, he says the high from the weight training we were doing was better than cocaine. Obviously with gyms closed for so much I’m looking for something else, exercise and eating healthy makes me feel good so I’m going to keep myself active and healthy until the day I die. 

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19 hours ago, Seeker said:

With his fasting does he eat more, less or the same as before and has he lost muscle as a result? Also you have a nice high healthy fat diet like me 😁


He eats less.  6 feet tall, didn’t lose muscle, that’s kind a last resort after fasting many days, not intermittent.  
 

He makes  juice in the am, banana, chicken salad in the evening.  Breakfast Burrito on work out days.  I don’t even have to make dinner anymore. 😏
 

That sucks they closed your gym.  Can you do CrossFit stuff? 

 

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2 hours ago, Michi713 said:


He eats less.  6 feet tall, didn’t lose muscle, that’s kind a last resort after fasting many days, not intermittent.  
 

He makes  juice in the am, banana, chicken salad in the evening.  Breakfast Burrito on work out days.  I don’t even have to make dinner anymore. 😏
 

That sucks they closed your gym.  Can you do CrossFit stuff? 

 

That’s decent tbf, eating less and not losing gains 😁 and it’s been closed for most of the year, will be again soon. I’ve found a nice new routine which is less intense but still challenging, like yoga, sprints, pull ups etc 😁

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