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Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« Reply #150 on: February 12, 2019, 08:47:32 AM »
Well, at least sometimes he apparently tries to cut down on his carbs. A little.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a20735488/donald-trump-eats-burger-with-half-a-bun/

And at his age, kitesurfing probably has to be replaced by golf for most people.

It's probably good for his health that he takes so much time to play golf.

Some people would probably prefer it is he played golf 100% of each day :)


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« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2019, 09:10:46 AM »
given he drives his cart up on the greens when playing (perfect!), unlikely golf gets him much real exercise........
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« Reply #152 on: February 12, 2019, 12:02:43 PM »
given he drives his cart up on the greens when playing (perfect!), unlikely golf gets him much real exercise........
Shame. Maybe he should forgo the golf cart, since physical exercise boosts your IQ, especially in the elderly.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141010-why-exercise-boosts-iq

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« Reply #153 on: Today at 08:49:33 AM »
 It's been pouring rain, wind chill into the low 40's and dirty water. It's hard to get motivated in those conditions. The sun was out, the rain is gone yesterday, so I paddled my first distance paddle in over 2 weeks. Last night I had a Rider's Club burger and a nice draft beer. This morning I weighed myself.... still losing weight. Just staying off the sugar.

 

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« Reply #154 on: Today at 09:25:01 AM »
I have been cycling - good days and bad as far as sugar consumption. I do a fair amount of cardio; it's about all I can do at the gym besides legs and back extensions while my shoulders are out of commission (one from surgery, the other from a strain that will heal with PT). So I binge watch Hulu on the arc trainer about 3 times a week, an hour or two at a time. So even though I go crazy every now and then, I eat normally the rest of the time and the cardio knocks it out. My BMI remains below 24 - not that I think that's the greatest measure there ever was, but it's more objective than me just saying I am fit and trim, which I am saying.

That's just total calorie consumption versus burn, weight and body composition. All my vitals and blood tests from a January physical were great. My primary told me to just keep doing what I'm doing.

But I am seeing enough evidence about high sugar content and prepared foods to want to cut back. It's just been really hard. I really like a lot of the stuff and I do feel like I am depriving myself when I cut back much. Fruit helps me cut processed sugar out, but replaces it with natural sugar. I am not as convinced that sugar from fruits is as bad. In fact, I think processed sugar gets more blame than it should because it is found in heavily processed foods, which seem to have some association with health issues whether they are high sugar or not.
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« Reply #155 on: Today at 09:45:12 AM »
I'm sleeping better than ever. My knees and feet don't ache anymore. I'm more tuned it to the flavors of the food I eat. The tiniest bit of sugar in a sauce, or dressing jumps out at me. I've even had a few beers this past week. I still eat a banana in the morning and another piece of fruit in the afternoon. I feel like I'm eating healthy, and I am losing weight. Plus I've gone down a waist size 8) 

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« Reply #156 on: Today at 10:02:42 AM »
My sleep sucks, but I think that's currently due to stress. Diet changes may help, though.

I am torn about whether or not to drop any more weight. If I do, it will probably be only another 5 pounds. The big loss of about 60 pounds to get below a BMI of 25 ended a year ago and I have drifted down another 7-10 (bounces around) since then, where I have been pretty steady the last few months.

I do have lots of joint trouble. Whether I believe in it or not, I have factors that make it worth a try. It does concern me that it feels like an addiction when I try to kick sugar, even for a while. Actually, it was easier to stop drinking (day 608).
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« Reply #157 on: Today at 05:20:23 PM »
Reminder.....we are NOT talking mental health here. ;)
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« Reply #158 on: Today at 05:40:12 PM »
Reminder.....we are NOT talking mental health here. ;)
Mental and physical health are more related than you might think.

Itís strange how we often think of one organ of our body (the brain), as somehow independent of the rest of our body. But itís all one highly interconnected system, and the influences are bidirectional.

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« Reply #159 on: Today at 06:22:19 PM »
Today marks 7 months that my wife and I have switched to a keto lifestyle. 197 when I started, 157 today. Has never felt like a "diet" or restrictive approach to food. Have been maintaining this weight for 3+ months now, not looking to lose any more. Just polished off a ribeye from a local farm, broccoli with ghee and a couple glasses of wine. Dessert was a glass of raw milk (my first time having that) and some macadamia nuts. So good.

Talldude, stoked you are still making progress!