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Old 01-04-2008, 02:17 PM   #41
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I hear you on that. Many times I've stood at the grocery checkout line behind Mr/Mrs Abdominis Stupendous and seen chips and soda and spray cheese, etc running through the checkout scanner with no sign of a fruit or vegetable anywhere. What's even sadder is when the A. Stupendous family, including little Stupendous Jr. are picking up the (at least what looks like) week's groceries and there are no healthy choices anywhere. This happens far more often than I like to think about.
Sad, but true............

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On the other hand, we, as a society, don't make doing the right thing easy, either. Consider grocery shopping: here we are, shopping for and looking at food we'd like to eat for thirty minutes or more, making ourselves hungry, when we come to the checkout line where we're surrounded by candy. That makes for harder-than-necessary choices that try our resolve to make healthy selections. Drives me batty.
That's the design of grocery stores,you have to walk the entire store just to buy a gallon of skim milk........

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Even when you're going to the gym, trying to be good, we don't make it easy. My wife and I go to a community gym and fitness center, and while there's a lot of very good equipment there, there is no one there to tell you how to use it safely or design a workout plan, no one to help you devise a healthy lifestyle strategy. Fortunately these are things my wife and I already know how to do, but we've seen a parade of people who have no clue there, and I think a lot of them get frustrated and leave because of the lack of support. That drives me batty, too.
I hate that. Luckily I was an athlete in high school and college, and we had enough good coaches that helped us design off-season workout programs that I was able to learn good things I can use.

The average Joe or Janes joining a club or YMCA? You're on your own...........
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:39 AM   #42
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Try Atkins if you need to lose quick. I lost 60 lbs in 5 months in 2003, the biggest amount of that in the first two months. But, I failed to take it to the next level with an appropriate long term eating pattern (not necessarily Atkins IMO) coupled with an appropriate exercise program including cardio and strength training, especially strength training for the core muscles. Now I find I have to start diet again. May resort to Atkins again, but going to try a more serious exercise regime first, along with reducing carbs and fat and increasing protein. Will see what happens.

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Smoke cigarettes, and exercise a ton, the nicotine will help lower your appetite.
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My wife and I go to a community gym and fitness center, and while there's a lot of very good equipment there, there is no one there to tell you how to use it safely or design a workout plan, no one to help you devise a healthy lifestyle strategy.
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I hate that. Luckily I was an athlete in high school and college, and we had enough good coaches that helped us design off-season workout programs that I was able to learn good things I can use.
I was an athlete when I was younger, too, a competition gymnast, diver, and later on bicycle road racer. Used to be this splendid Adonis type who let everything go to pot in my 30s , then took the time to get back into shape in my early 40s . SO I know my way around the gym pretty well, too.

Meanwhile, my high-school-senior son is taking a weight training class at school. He gets almost no instruction on safe and effective weight lifting techniques, how to set up a goal-oriented weight training program, how different repetition and set numbers build and support different types of muscle . . . Very sad. And, given that he's 18, he isn't ready to listen to dad on how to do it right.
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I was an athlete when I was younger, too, a competition gymnast, diver, and later on bicycle road racer. Used to be this splendid Adonis type who let everything go to pot in my 30s , then took the time to get back into shape in my early 40s . SO I know my way around the gym pretty well, too.
You mean an 18 year old doesn't listen to his old man?

Well, neither did I. I remember in HS, I was a high jumper. I managed to jump 6'4" with no jump coach, special shoes, video, etc.

Then I enroll at a college school known for athletics. 5 months later I'm jumping 5 inches higher, have the special shoes, am getting videotaped, etc. Too bad my back gave out, I was beginning to get good.........
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Smoke cigarettes, and exercise a ton, the nicotine will help lower your appetite.
I hear lung cancer helps you lose weight too.
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I hear lung cancer helps you lose weight too.
My uncle is now receiving treatment for lung cancer even though he never smoked a cigarette in his life. There are far better ways to lose weight than trying to increase your chances of becoming a victim of this disease. Personally, I would recommend neither cigarette smoking or lung cancer to lose weight.
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>That said, some people (men usually) avidly retain their >abdominal fat >even at their "ideal" body weight. Just means >you've got to work a little >harder.

This describes me exactly. Before I loose all the fat around my abdominals my neck gets very thin, eyes and cheeks get inset and I look unhealthy in general. For this reason I've been content to leave about a pound or two on the abs but after reading your below statement I need to reconsider. This is the first that I've read about storing Chemicals in the fat on the stomach. Can you recommend a source to read more about this?

>Interesting point: abdominal fat cells are not dumb, inactive >storage >cells. They produce all kinds of nasty chemicals and >are worth getting rid >of.[/quote]


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