Good for you if this continues. As a long time trainer/natural bodybuilder I have seen/heard of almost everything. I believe that as all of us have various idiosyncracies and preferences/declinations one route fits all is imperfect at best. You appear to know your body and what it responds well to, so I encourage you to share as you see change. If you hit a plateau, I could suggest some changes that you might try.View Thread
As a competitive natural bodybuilder for nearly 30 years I have seen a wide range of "diets" and supplements and conditions. Nearly all people who have difficulty achieving their goals have approached it incorrectly. Your childhood begins habits that we follow through life-if you are sedentary, and did not eat a balanced diet with exercise and or physical work your metabolism suffered damage as did your body image. When we are young and developing it is paramount to eat unprocessed foods and not take up drinking anything other than whole juices with fiber and plenty of water.
To change long held beliefs and habits is difficult and challenging. Nearly every person I have trained from teenagers to the elderly had some physical, and/or emotional problem and finally came to acknowledge that and made great strides improving their lives. You must examine yourself in the clear light of practicality-do not pursue goals that are unrealistic. The statistics show that the "success" parameters are relatively rare-80% of those who try to lose weight, build muscle and improve their lives FAIL-that's 4 out of 5. With failure comes apathy. DO NOT try to "look" like someone else-my physique was crafted from proper nutrition, hard work and CONSISTENCY-I feel "ugly" when I take 6 months off. My heart and prayers are with you.View Thread
excellent response-the food industry disguises processed products with additives we neither need nor want-yet the responsibility lies with you-read and research the ingredients and you will see the truth and be better equipped to make informed choices.View Thread
you might want to know your metabolic rate-I have had a blessed high rate(minimum 3200 calories a day) was extremely active all my life and could eat as often as I desired and always had difficulty gaining weight. Now 58, at 5 feet 10 and 180 with 7% body fat , although it has slowed, I still am very active and eat 3-4 thousand calories a day. I am grateful that I began at an early age to research nutrition and what went into my body. as well as consulted those with knowledge and practical experience. I have never suffered from any disease or deficiency and have come to understand that I am in a small minority. My heart and prayers are with you. CONSULT THOSE WHOM YOU TRUST and research your disease. God bless youView Thread
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