Community Are you on a diet, MetaCouncil?

Swenhir

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I've started trying but I have little ideas how diets works. I'm starting by cutting out sugar and bread where I can, and counting calories. Wish me luck!

The hunger sucks.
 
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A few months ago I've tried one of those blood-tests-at-home, which gave some abnormal results.
I got in touch with my GP, and a few other blood tests and one ultrasound scan, it turns out I've got the so-called Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, which is kind of a mouthful way to say I eat like shit and hardly move my butt from the chair, which yeah I could have told them immediately, saving the NHS some quids.

Long story short, if I don't drastically decrease my carbs and fats intake, and also do some excercise every now and then, I risk getting type 2 diabetes, cirrhosis, strokes, and death I guess? Death it's kind of a given at some point, so why not.

I tried running for a while last year, but it didn't stick (I blame the fact that I got rather fat in the last few years, and my legs can't sustain my new weight as well as they did when I was a spring chicken), but I definitely need to start again, maybe slower at first.

What will really be painful is the change of diet.
I'm Italian, and my wife is Italian too, so pasta/bread/pizza/etc. it's kind of a given for us (and also our baby daughter needs to eat her carbs).
But most importantly, I'm very into Chinese cuisine. Like, I would eat Chinese every day if I could. I'm even a decent wannabe Chinese cook!
Unfortunately, even removing carbs from the equation, Chinese is also rich in fats and salts (those delicious sauces!).

Damn, 2020 will be a big pain in the butt, I know. 🙁
 

Monooboe

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I tried running for a while last year, but it didn't stick (I blame the fact that I got rather fat in the last few years, and my legs can't sustain my new weight as well as they did when I was a spring chicken), but I definitely need to start again, maybe slower at first.
I can't run either, I'm too heavy for my knees to handle when running. I would recommend going on long walk, more like power walks. Do one hours at least every day and it will give results. Also don'r accumulate it, meaning 10 mins there and there, do one hour nonstop. Together with diet changes also it can do wonders! That's what I did before I also started gymming and I lost maybe 20kgs on walking/diet alone.
 

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Maybe you are thirsty or the food is very acidic? I used to always feel hungry after eating apples for some reason.
No idea, I'm usually pretty hydrated, it's a minor annoyance and goes away after a while, but it happens mostly on weekends when I go out and eat with my family, and I end up hungrier when I get home, feels like a waste of money :p
 
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Mitch

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I've started trying but I have little ideas how diets works. I'm starting by cutting out sugar and bread where I can, and counting calories. Wish me luck!

The hunger sucks.
This is a good starting point.

Cutting carbs (chips, white rice, greasy food), saturated fat and sugar will give you great results if you're keeping your caloric intake in check.

I lost 150 pounds between 2011-2013 by doing this. Minimal cheat days and an overhaul of my eating habits. If you need any advice, let me know.
 

Swenhir

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This is a good starting point.

Cutting carbs (chips, white rice, greasy food), saturated fat and sugar will give you great results if you're keeping your caloric intake in check.

I lost 150 pounds between 2011-2013 by doing this. Minimal cheat days and an overhaul of my eating habits. If you need any advice, let me know.
Thanks, I greatly appreciate it. As for the advice, I'll take all I can get but I don't want to impose. How do you deal with the munchies?
 

Mitch

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Thanks, I greatly appreciate it. As for the advice, I'll take all I can get but I don't want to impose. How do you deal with the munchies?
Self control and moderation. Don't keep junk in your home either. It's tough at first, but you'll get used to it.
 

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Since I started lifting weights, and I don't lift that much, I've been hungry nonstop and doesn't matter how much I eat and I'm sleepy also always. Don't remember it being like this before.
I had the sleepiness thing for several months, I'd feel drowsy soon after I finished my exercise routine each day, I had to take naps at noon and I still slept like a rock at night. It went away after a while but I still take a break in the afternoon to nap now. I remember 2 sundays where I just literally stayed in bed and slept through the entire day after I was done with my morning stuff, and strangely the drowsiness just kinda went away since.

Good thing is that it kind of fixed my terrible sleeping habit I had my entire life, I hit the bed as soon as I have the time at night and I became a morning person, I could actually sleep for hours straight like when I was a kid, I always thought that's not possible ever since I became an adult :p
 
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Monooboe

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I had the sleepiness thing for several months, I'd feel drowsy soon after I finished my exercise routine each day, I had to take naps at noon and I still slept like a rock at night. It went away after a while but I still take a break in the afternoon to nap now. I remember 2 sundays where I just literally stayed in bed and slept through the entire day after I was done with my morning stuff, and strangely the drowsiness just kinda went away since.

Good thing is that it kind of fixed my terrible sleeping habit I had my entire life, I hit the bed as soon as I have the time at night and I became a morning person, I could actually sleep for hours straight like when I was a kid, I always thought that's not possible ever since I became an adult :p
20 min naps around noon are the best!:D I often take them. I've also become a morning person, I love waking up early and having my coffee before the world wakes up.

But yeah I think the sleepyness is going away, now that I think of it I haven't felt too tired in awhile. But I did increase my lifting weights today so let's see.
 

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Didn't watch that but from what I've seen on giantbomb quicklook, ringfit can be really intense, especially since it consistently make you do a bunch of reps against a boss. I'd get it if I had a switch.
 

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I have lost 2.1kg in a week, which is a lot more than I expected! About 8 more kg's to go, and then trying to keep that weight.

I'm craving for chocolate, pizza and French fries tho 😟
 
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