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To Diet Or To Lifestyle


Step one to a new lifestyle.
It seems there is always the latest frenzy of diets.
Brand name diets come and go as quickly as Octomom
is having babies. Then there are the â??Extremeâ?? diets.

I would say over 95% of diets out there work. I do
question ones health on extreme diets that
advertise losing 7-10 pounds per week; when a
healthy weight loss should be no more than
2-3 pounds a week.

The problem with the word â??DIETâ?? is that you can't
stay on them forever. One could end up with serious
health issues staying on an â??Extremeâ?? diet over the
recommended length of time.

Forget the diets, forget the calorie counting unless
you're a professional athlete. How about a lifestyle
change. Make a decision, a promise to change the
way you're eating, to excersie consistently, to have
a new LIFESTYLE on your own health.

Start by a decision. Write your goals down on a
3 x 5 card and place it on your bathroom mirror.
The goals should be:
How much do you want to weigh.
When do you want to achieve the new weight.

Be realistic on the time issue. You shouldn't be
losing anymore than 2-3 pounds a week after your
first 2 weeks of your new lifestyle.

Take a head to toe photo. Take measurements of
arms, chest, waist, hips (if female) and thighs. Get
serious, take your lifestyle by the horns.


Is this a poem? :wink:

Anyway - as i often say;

"One needs to have a good diet, not do one."



Well that was weird.


this guy posted on our poker forum a few days ago heh, same exact posts




Maybe this should be in the beginners section,.. or on a general fitness site. I'd like to think most T-Nationers are beyond the "change your lifestyle" sort of advice.



Do the guys there bitch and moan, and argue like we do here?

"Well Hearts4Life, it is obvious your idea of stud is your boyfriend giving you a back rub."

"Screw you Holdem&Foldem, I only have time to play like once a week."

"Ha ha newb, your a pussy if you can only play once a week. I have two jobs, 4 kids, and still find time to play EVERYNIGHT pussy. What's your excuse."

"Hey guys, I think I sprained my finger dealing some hold em the other day, what can I do for rehab, I'm trying not to see a doctor here"


Some of the more established posters may be - but IMO there are more inexperienced newbies here than any other type of poster. TCell included!


haha. Much moreso. but we actually have a health and fitness subforum. this guy has posted this shit on dozens of forums, v weird.