Don't Count Days, Just Stay Off Porn & Masturbation

Discussion in 'Ages 40+' started by 40New30, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Saville

    Saville Well-Known Member

    Enjoying the discussion about diet and so on. I definitely need to jump on the bandwagon. I'm fond of my gut, I've spent a lot of time building upon it and keeping it the beautiful, round, voluminous shape it is. However, seems like the science is stacked against my preferred physique, and I need to turn into a skinny bitch, or at least a less phat one. FML! :(
     
  2. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    What the he'll is FML! YOU guys speaking martian ?
     
  3. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

    F*** my life ;)
     
  4. Freedom from Servitude

    Freedom from Servitude Active Member


    Thanks for sharing, John. I am from a slightly different background from where you were. I am of average weight and eat a generally balanced diet. I am on a gluten free diet and I restrict dairy to a minimum. I have had most of the blood tests available in the UK, and nothing unusual has come up. Because of persistent anxiety and depression, I have done a fair bit of research on diet. I am sceptical when one camp of a particular lifestyle claims a monopoly of truth over the other. It seems that the evidence overall doesn't support a consensus on what the best diet is. Countries like Italy and Japan that have highly carb based diets also have among the best statistics for health. This challenges the narrative that the Paleo proponents make.

    I have heard of stories of people who try the palo diet and have found that it doesn't suit them. Vegetarians and Vegans have made similar claims that their diets are best and natural for the human body. I think that ultimately, we have all got to find a diet that is right for us. I am glad that you feel that you have found one that is right for you. As a general rule of thumb, I don't think that that people can do much wrong if they follow balance and moderation in all things. The problem we have in the west is our portion sizes and over consumption of processed foods. Out of curiosity, how many calories a day are getting from your diet?
     
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  5. Boxer17

    Boxer17 Active Member

    I have enjoyed this discussion as well From what I have read overly processed food has become a health curse to our western civilization. And studies show as other cultures adopt some of our eating ways similar health ailments are cropping up overseas
     
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  6. 40New30

    40New30 Keep going

    In my experience very low carb diets slow the thyroid, shoot for 80 to 120 grams a day. Paleo-ish is definitely working for me, I found bad reactions to corn, wheat, soy, and dairy. Actually, I've lost another 10 pounds without trying. Crazy. I've been eating this way for a little over a year. Getting off dairy was huge. I already knew grain carbs where hurting me (wheat, corn). Rice, interestingly enough, is fine for me.

    My gut biome issues will be different from others, but it definitely all started very early in my life (anti-biotic use), candida and food intolerances hit after major life stress (age 18 or so).

    Seems to take a long time to heal, especially rebuilding good flora, but like staying off PMO, the rewards are great. Again, I have seen parasites and candida come out of my body when on special diets and cleanses; they are still coming out. Sad, but true. I know they effect my health and erections to this day.

    I may have to try pharmaceuticals to get rid of the flukes, but I'm not there yet. Whatever it takes to get and stay healthy!

    Sorry for late response, I've been tied up.

    P.S. Massive doses of arginine/citrulline helped immensely with my wood (10 to 20 grams). From what I have read having candida produces high amounts of ammonia in the body, and this impedes nitric oxide production big time. It takes bigger dosages and a few weeks to kick in, or at least it did for me. Others get by on much less, but they probably have a healthier digestive tract.
     
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  7. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

    Freedom,
    I agree with what you are saying and I hope I didn’t sound preachy. Do your own research, look at the science and try some n=1 experiments on yourself.

    Right now I’m eating about 2,200 calories per day but that is a guess. I don’t have to count calories anymore. Believe it or not portion control is not required. I would not have thought that was possible. Basically I only manage the carbs and eat to satiety. The diet is very satisfying and I don’t find myself being hungry. There are some technical reasons for that.
     
  8. 40New30

    40New30 Keep going

    I plan on trying some liver flushes, I'll report back. Some people say it's for crackpots...deal me in. Haha.
     
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  9. Freedom from Servitude

    Freedom from Servitude Active Member

    No offence taken, John. I assume that you have been increasing your servings of meat to compensate for the lack of carbs you are getting? It intrigues me how followers of the Paleo diet can get the sufficient number of calories they need to function. Taking into account other sources of fat like nuts, advocados and olives, the amount of meat consumed must be substantial.
     
  10. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

    I’m curious about that. Let me know how it goes.
     
  11. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

    Freedom,
    I’m eating about 600 calories of protein which is about 125 grams of protein a day. So that is maybe 8 ozs of meat at dinner and then some cheese, yogurt or eggs at lunch. Previously I was eating a very low fat diet, lean beef, broiled chicken breast and very little butter. I hadn’t eaten bacon 20 years. Although it might seem odd at first eating this way becomes natural. It is easy to get enough fat. Fat has 9 calories per gram where as each gram of protein and carbs have 4 calories so it doesn’t take a lot of fat to get the calories you need. I select cuts of meat that have some fat. I also add some grass fed butter to my green vegetables and the cheese, whole fat Greek yogurt have some fat. You are right, avocados and olive oil are good sources of monounsaturated fats and are great with a salad. I avoid omega-6 sources found in vegetable oil and have a tablespoon of omega-3 fish oil each day and maybe a tablespoon coconut oil in my coffee in the morning.
     
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  12. Guy_Stewart

    Guy_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Hey, old friend! Just thought I'd stop by and let you know I'm thinking of you and also giving you a big "THANK YOU!" for your steadfast friendship here.
     
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  13. 40New30

    40New30 Keep going

    Hey Guy, thanks bud! Haven't been posting in a while, all is well. I will stop posting more again this week...
     
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  14. 40New30

    40New30 Keep going

    Guys, all is well.

    I've definitely fallen out of the habit of posting for a lot of different reasons; I'm still alive, still fighting and winning the battle against porn. Hope you're all doing the same! Planning on getting back into posting more, but, I do think it's been a definite positive for me to take a break for the forum.

    Not abandoning you all, just taking a breather...peace.
     
  15. Boxer17

    Boxer17 Active Member

    Good to hear!
     
  16. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    40 are u ok ? I 2 needed a break from forum I've been gone for 2 or 3 months. U ok ?
     
  17. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    BREAKER----BREAKER--- YOU OUT THERE? Are you ok dude ?
     

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