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Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 13th 2016, 02:25 AM

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I have been looking to start a new lifestyle because I have been eating so unhealthily for the past year and it's gotten to the stage that I'm unhappy about how I look and feel.

I was wondering if anyone had any tips on the best healthy living lifestyles.
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 13th 2016, 02:27 AM

Maybe do some research on plant-based eating?




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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 13th 2016, 02:31 AM

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Maybe do some research on plant-based eating?
Thanks, I'll have a look into that. Never heard of a plant-diet before.


   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 13th 2016, 04:53 AM

If you want a complete diet overhaul (which is probably less of one than it sounds) look into plant-based diets (vegetarian or vegan). You can also cut out or reduce certain types of foods such as caffeine, processed foods, sugar, or red meat, or specific things like soda, candy, or chips. It's completely up to you, just make sure you do your research before making any drastic changes and be careful to get enough nutrients.


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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 13th 2016, 10:01 AM

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If you want a complete diet overhaul (which is probably less of one than it sounds) look into plant-based diets (vegetarian or vegan). You can also cut out or reduce certain types of foods such as caffeine, processed foods, sugar, or red meat, or specific things like soda, candy, or chips. It's completely up to you, just make sure you do your research before making any drastic changes and be careful to get enough nutrients.
Thanks you! I definitely need to try this plant-diet.

I just love meat so much though haha! But I'm starting to feel really low because of how much weight I've put on so I need to do something about it.

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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 14th 2016, 09:57 AM

Well, honestly,
I eat meat. I go for a 5km run everyday except one day (depending).
Then I lift weight. So i need that protein.
Frankly, I swear by running. Thats the best way to lose weight and get fit imo (even tho it's a bitch when you start).
Also, weight training is great for strength. But if you're aim is to lose weight, don't do weights for 2-3 months.
Hope this helps. Hit me up if you wanna chat about training.
Also, any diet, for the first 2 weeks, will kill ya. Then your body adjusts. Glad you're trying to get healthy mate.
   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 14th 2016, 12:53 PM

Reducing sugar intake is your best bet. It really helps a lot. Outside from that, veggies and fruit are always good. I myself suggest replacing potatoes in your diet with brown rice : more nutritious and tastes better :P
   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 14th 2016, 08:44 PM

Another important part of losing weight, besides adjusting your diet, is exercising. Removing junk, high carb, sugars, and fats can only do so much. Also remember, each diet works differently for each individual. Find out what works best for you and maybe consult a nutritionist.
   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 14th 2016, 10:26 PM

You can also eat smaller meals, as long as you still get enough calories. You don't have to cut out meat totally but don't eat it every night and maybe choose smaller servings. I've also found that drinking a lot of water helps. I have a 32oz water bottle and I usually drink 3 of them throughout the day (you don't have to drink that much, I have to from my meds) but it can make you less hungry so you'll be less likely to eat when you're bored.



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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 15th 2016, 07:05 AM

For me i stopped drinking juices and soda i only drink water now. I barley eat junk food if i ever do i only have once in a while or i will have a few bites/ reduce the serving size. I eat a lot and sometimes if i have something that is not great healthy wise i will have a smaller portion of it and add lots of veggies or a salad. I have cheat days on occasion. This has helped me maintain my weight really good the past few years
   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 15th 2016, 07:00 PM

Thanks for everyone's help!

I'm feeling really motivated so this has really helped me!


   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 16th 2016, 12:19 AM

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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 17th 2016, 07:11 AM

I tried to change my lifestyle but I couldn't... It's too difficult for me! I hope that u'll succeed!
   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 17th 2016, 12:09 PM

It's surely a good thought, but it's difficult to implement. So all the best dear.
   
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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 31st 2016, 10:18 PM

Remember that losing weight won't necessaruly make you feel better about yourself. Self-love is an internal process, and your love for yourself shouldn't depend on a number on the scale.

If you're not feeling well, some users have suggested a plant-based diet, and yes, a vegetable-heavy diet is one way to potentially feel better. Eating less meat allows you to increase your vegetable intake and cut out a lot of less healthy foods. However, while I'm vegetarian and prefer a plant-based lifestyle, I personally advocate for healthy eating that fits your lifestyle; for me, I prefer to not eat meat, but you need to do what's best for your body and your happiness! My partner went vegetarian with me for four years but since he has joined the armed forces, he has chosen to eat meat in order to increase his protein and caloric intake, and those are perfectly valid reasons to eat meat. Some armed forces folks may have chosen to continue vegetarian lifestyles, and that's cool too! I advise you to try out different lifestyles and do what is best for YOU. If you're looking to reduce your meat consumption, you can do so by eating plant-based protein (beans, soy products, nuts, etc). For animal-based protein, grilled chicken, eggs, and fish are good sources of protein and are perfectly fine as well! Then, filling your plate with healthy grains (brown rice, quinoa) and vegetables that you enjoy is good for either a plant-based diet or a healthy meat-eating diet!

Last, remember-there are NO "good" and "bad" foods. There are foods that are more calorie-dense or have less healthy nutrients, but that doesn't mean these foods aren't delicious and fine in moderation. (I refuse to ever give up my ranch dressing )

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Re: Wanting to start a new lifestyle. - May 31st 2016, 10:51 PM

If you don't feel like being vegetarian or think it would be too much to implement than you can do other things like eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting out sugar. If you drink a lot of soda you can cut that out and replace it with water and if you don't like drinking water there are drink mixes you can use that make the water flavored.

You don't, necessarily, have to make extreme changes. Eating smaller meals and healthier snacks can help quite a bit.

And, exercise is important as well. You can lose weight by changing your diet but exercise will make you feel better and it will probably help the weight to come off faster. At least, that is what I have noticed back when I exercised a lot.


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