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Old 01-31-2009, 05:02 PM   #11
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So are you saying you don't want to even venture towards a healthy diet? Because no matter what you do on any device or with any weight, if your diet sucks, you are going to stay unhealthy.
Come on, cut him some slack. He didn't say he doesn't want to eat healthy, he just wants answers that vary from "Shut up and do the WOD and eat on the Zone diet." He didn't describe what his diet is, and I'm sure Zone is an excellent choice...but it's not the only choice, is it?

Chris - George and Steven are completely correct, though. Diet is the key. You do need to each healthy. It doesn't have to be the Zone, but it does need to be different than whatever diet got you to 365 pounds. I'd look into the nutrition forums here, look at the Zone, Atkins, Paleo, etc. Or start simple, with Berardi's "7 Rules of Good Nutrition."
http://www.johnberardi.com/articles/...on/7habits.htm (wfs)

If your diet is really bad, even little steps in the right direction will make a big difference. And probably will be a bit easier than a big, sudden change. But it will need to change to something or all the biking and bodyweight exercises and kettlebell swings won't add up to much.

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:26 PM   #12
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Diet will lose you the weight.

1. Nutrition you do MULTIPLE times a DAY.

2. Training you only do 5 or so times a WEEK.
I eat only once a night.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:37 AM   #13
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Thanks to all who've posted.

I didn't mean to imply that I don't plan to change my eating habits (which obviously suck) but rather that I don't want something as strict and regimented as the Zone. I realize, both from other's anectodal experiences as well as my own, that diet is the major factor I need to focus on. For now, I figure to just incorporate healthier food choices with moderating caloric intake. I know for myself that at this size that is sufficient to lose weight. As my weight comes down and my fitness levels rise I think really dialing in some sort of dietary plan will become more of a priority.

I think the advice on walking is great. This weekend we signed a purchase agreement to build a house and the really good news is that the lot next door is part of the community's "common area" and more importantly one of the entrances to the community-wide walking path. My fiance has been after me to start walking for some time and I think she just effectively removed any excuses.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:35 AM   #14
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Focus first on the type of food you put in, then maybe (if ever) start concerning yourself with the amount.

Doesn't matter how much of the wrong type of gas is put in the car, if the wrong gas goes in, the car doesn't work. Amount is secondary.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:41 PM   #15
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Thanks to all who've posted.

I didn't mean to imply that I don't plan to change my eating habits (which obviously suck) but rather that I don't want something as strict and regimented as the Zone. I realize, both from other's anectodal experiences as well as my own, that diet is the major factor I need to focus on. For now, I figure to just incorporate healthier food choices with moderating caloric intake.
Thats what I was saying. Dont worry sooo much about it. Im sure that unlike many of us here, you arent used to working out, and monitoring food choices may also be quite foreign to you. I mean... theres food, youre hungry... Eat! Right? Maybe for others, but we want to have long healthy lives right?

Chris, if youve started working out on that plan you sampled to us already, then youre well on your way to a healthy life. But if youre still trying to figure it out before you start, you need to change your mindset.

Dont get discouraged. Getting started is the hardest, but look at all the inspiring people here now!

As far as diet goes. No need to start zone or anything that regimented yet. Just do things like... take out soda during the week, maybe refuse that peice of pie today and have more salad instead of a roll for now. It all adds up.

Meanwhile, I would suggest you spend some time reading labels on food. Just start to gettin familar with the amount of calories, and where they are cooming from in food. When you realize that the 120 calories in that can of soda are all from sugar with no nutritional value, its easier to put down.
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Chris, if youve started working out on that plan you sampled to us already, then youre well on your way to a healthy life. But if you're still trying to figure it out before you start, you need to change your mindset.
Patrick,

Thanks for the advice and you've hit the nail square on the head. "Paralysis by Analysis" is practically my middle-name. I'll start trying to incorporate the suggestions I've received.
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