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10 weeks as a guinea pig

Old 06-10-19, 09:18 AM
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10 weeks as a guinea pig

Being loyal to working out is easy everything else I have no discipline whatsoever I plotted 10 weeks on a notebook where I eat a better diet and live a healthier lifestyle and see what happens in 10 weeks. I know I will feel better. No booze, junk food, diet Dr. Pepper and energy drinks like NOS and Monster. At 50+ I feel everything that is bad and recovering properly is more important now. So if an extra recovery day is needed I will take it. Recovery days need to be recovering days Anyway Iím on a 10 week experiment to see what happens positively.
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Old 06-10-19, 11:08 AM
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Beer is not booze, right?
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If you are really making a drastic change to your diet, then be aware that a few weeks in to it you might feel like warmed over death with headaches, dizziness, grouchiness, etc. I did when I quit meat, dairy and some other stuff.

I even passed a gallstone a couple months after starting that diet, and between passing a kidney stone or a gallstone, I'd rather pass the kidney stone again.

That was a while back, and I stayed on that diet for well over a year and it was one of the healthier feeling and better cycling performing times for me. I've gone back to eating everything again, but not to the extent where I think I'm overindulging on the stuff that doesn't bring much nutrition with it.

Short message in the story: Just be aware that changing to a healthier diet doesn't mean your body won't initially rebel and make you think you did the wrong thing.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Being loyal to working out is easy everything else I have no discipline whatsoever I plotted 10 weeks on a notebook where I eat a better diet and live a healthier lifestyle and see what happens in 10 weeks. I know I will feel better. No booze, junk food, diet Dr. Pepper and energy drinks like NOS and Monster. At 50+ I feel everything that is bad and recovering properly is more important now. So if an extra recovery day is needed I will take it. Recovery days need to be recovering days Anyway Iím on a 10 week experiment to see what happens positively.
Looking forward to you telling us how it works out for you. I'm especially interested in what you'll say about dropping the different energy drinks/products you use regularly. I say this because I can honestly say that since they all came on the scene I have never tried any, not a single one. But, all the young guys (mid/late 30's all of them) I worked with until just recently retiring downed any and all in copious amounts. If energy was on the label they were all in (NOS, monster,5 hr. energy, energy stuff in a tube from Costco??, super caffeine shots, etc.). Good luck!

PS: if you do start to struggle along the way I recommend you get something hops based (usually found in a brown bottle) and a popular Italian product consisting of dough, gravy, cheese and pepperoni. This on a recovery day should help.
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I will report after each week about how it is going.
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Giving up junk food and sugar-laden drinks and cutting back on alcohol and caffeine never hurt anyone.
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Week 1 report I donít care anymore! Iím on vacation losing money in Ely Nevada. now if that ainít a pill and an ill? OK I relent, I left my bike back in Hondo.
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I love sweets. I can eat ice cream by the quart, add maple syrup to cereal and commit many other such atrocities, until recently. A Ted Talk by a microbiologist alerted me to the findings where it has been shown that cancer cells love and respond to sugar. This has been known for quite some time but is new to me. I suppose a bit of sugar in the diet would not be so bad if sugar were not also added in surprisingly large amounts to all sorts of things. Read the labels.
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