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#1 Jun 22 2013 at 7:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yes you can!! Prepare ahead.
I had fruit to shove in my mouth (strawberries, bananas etc), instead of junk food. I had a gallon on water ready to refill my glass.

I had carrots, and grape tomatoes (etc.) to grab.

And my secret diet weapon is JELLO. The one that has only 10 calories (no sugar). I made two packages ahead of time, again prepare ahead, and put a pint of fresh blueberries in there. I sprinkle protein powder on the ready jello before I eat it.

That being said, Jello cools you down (its summer), refreshes and you can eat it while you are zoning.

Breaktime is bathroom time. I'm not hardcore, so no pampers for me!

What do you eat while playing? Any ideas to throw into the heap?



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#2 Jun 22 2013 at 7:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Usually I eat pizza with some beer to wash it down. On payday I trade the beer in for cinnamon whiskey.
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I'm a fairly decent cook so I always try to take an hour break for meals before evening gaming sessions. Since it's just me and the husband, 4 portions for dinner becomes dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

Tonight was taco pasta. 100% whole wheat pasta cooked in beef broth with canned red kidney beans in chili sauce, tossed with 1/4 tsp each of ground red pepper, cumin, coriander, paprika, and garlic sauce, then with 2 cups minced cilantro, chives, and basil tossed in (since it's growing like a weed in my garden pot and needs to get eaten.) Sprinkle just a little cheese on top. Tasty, healthy, filling. And I get to eat it again tomorrow, yay!

Then I go and ruin it by having a long island iced tea.
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#4 Jun 22 2013 at 8:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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I ate a whole bunch of rolos. They were delicious. Sour Patch Kids and monsters are my usual tho. Who eats jello and fruit anyways.... I think my grandma did ... Oh wait,,.... Are you my Grandma!??
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I tend to forget about eating completely when I'm occupied by something so I have the opposite problem.
#6 Jun 22 2013 at 10:58 PM Rating: Excellent
I work out every single day, either during my lunch break or right after work -- sometimes both -- often to the point that I can wring out the sweat from my shirt.

Then, before gaming, I pretty much eat whatever the heck I want.
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#7 Jun 23 2013 at 12:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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I feel like we had this conversation before, but I really try not to snack when playing any sort of game; it just makes everything (keyboard/controller) so messy/greasy.

I just usually have a water, or beer or tea. And if I do eat, I usually try not to multitask.
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It's mostly coffee, water, or alcohol. I try not to eat at the computer but if I do it's something easy like pizza. And I skateboard and drink a ton of water, so I'm in good shape.

Edited, Jun 26th 2013 3:02pm by BrokenFox
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Thayos wrote:
I work out every single day, either during my lunch break or right after work -- sometimes both -- often to the point that I can wring out the sweat from my shirt.

Then, before gaming, I pretty much eat whatever the heck I want.

LOL... I bike ride 12 miles a day (to and from work) while working 8-12 hours a day. I eat what ever doesn't run away from me.
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I work out 1 1/2hrs - 2hrs a days 6 days a week. Breakfast = smoothie (consists of spinach, 2 raw eggs, almond milk, a banana, and blueberries), later a snack of oatmeal with a banana, after workout a protein shake blended with 1 banana, almond milk, 2 raw eggs, then later dinner (if its not chicken then whatever I feel like), then maybe a snack if am up or if I need extra meal.

Oh and lots of water during the day. (´・ω・`)

Edited, Jun 23rd 2013 4:08am by ChaosElite22
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I'm a fairly decent cook so I always try to take an hour break for meals before evening gaming sessions. Since it's just me and the husband, 4 portions for dinner becomes dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow.

Tonight was taco pasta. 100% whole wheat pasta cooked in beef broth with canned red kidney beans in chili sauce, tossed with 1/4 tsp each of ground red pepper, cumin, coriander, paprika, and garlic sauce, then with 2 cups minced cilantro, chives, and basil tossed in (since it's growing like a weed in my garden pot and needs to get eaten.) Sprinkle just a little cheese on top. Tasty, healthy, filling. And I get to eat it again tomorrow, yay!

Then I go and ruin it by having a long island iced tea.


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ChaosElite22 wrote:
I work out 1 1/2hrs - 2hrs a days 6 days a week. Breakfast = smoothie (consists of spinach, 2 raw eggs, almond milk, a banana, and blueberries), later a snack of oatmeal with a banana, after workout a protein shake blended with 1 banana, almond milk, 2 raw eggs, then later dinner (if its not chicken then whatever I feel like), then maybe a snack if am up or if I need extra meal.

Oh and lots of water during the day. (´・ω・`)

Edited, Jun 23rd 2013 4:08am by ChaosElite22


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Teneleven wrote:
Thayos wrote:
I work out every single day, either during my lunch break or right after work -- sometimes both -- often to the point that I can wring out the sweat from my shirt.

Then, before gaming, I pretty much eat whatever the heck I want.

LOL... I bike ride 12 miles a day (to and from work) while working 8-12 hours a day. I eat what ever doesn't run away from me.


/stun <food>

That's great. I rode 10 miles a day to one job. My legs were in awesome shape. Now, not so much.
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I ate a whole bunch of rolos. They were delicious. Sour Patch Kids and monsters are my usual tho. Who eats jello and fruit anyways.... I think my grandma did ... Oh wait,,.... Are you my Grandma!??


Well I migh just be....
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#15 Jun 23 2013 at 6:31 AM Rating: Good
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I always thought it would be fun to make gaming a family affair. Besides my brother I can't convince anyone else to play.

I usually just go AFK to eat. Which is good and bad. If I've got 5 minutes I end up making poor choices if I take the time I am an excellent cook and food scientist.

I exercise a couple times a week and play basketball, volleyball and soccer different times of the year.
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Potstickers (pan fried) and wine when i have the time to prepare beforehand.

My healthy snack of choice is edamame. I buy it by the truckloads from Sam's Club or similar wholesale stores. Less greasy on the fingers than the potstickers!
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I prefer to just have a beer (Shock Top Smiley: nod ) while playing, since my playtime is at night when the kids are asleep. Its relax time :)
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#18 Jun 23 2013 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I prefer to just have a beer (Shock Top Smiley: nod ) while playing, since my playtime is at night when the kids are asleep. Its relax time :)

Shock top is nice. I like to partake with Franziskaner Weissbier. I have no children so any time is beer time for me ^^~!
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I've kind of turned into a beer snob over the years. Trappeze spoiled me.

Shock Top isn't bad, though.

Yesterday I had a Sweetwater Happy Ending and I took almost an hour to drink it... 9% ABV, major hops over the malt of the Imperial russian style, and a nice piney citrus finish that lasted almost a minute over the tongue. Amaaaaaaazing.
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Hmm im going to have to check those out, always like tasting new beer :)
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#21 Jun 23 2013 at 11:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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Catwho wrote:
I've kind of turned into a beer snob over the years. Trappeze spoiled me.

Shock Top isn't bad, though.

Yesterday I had a Sweetwater Happy Ending and I took almost an hour to drink it... 9% ABV, major hops over the malt of the Imperial russian style, and a nice piney citrus finish that lasted almost a minute over the tongue. Amaaaaaaazing.


Showing your GA. colors! XD

Happy Ending is a fabulous beer. Love Exodus (though maybe a tad too heavy when laying out by the pool). Terrapin has a wonderful beer, Samurai-somethingorother, with a nice ginger taste to it.

Monday Night Brewing is also becoming a local of favorite of mine!
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Terrapin majorly spoils me since the brewery is seven miles away from my house (it was two blocks from my old office...) They have parties Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 where you pay $10 for a glass and get up to 8 free samples (4 oz pours) straight from the tap. We take a couple of lawn chairs and just get drunk. Then desperately try to sober up a bit before the drive home and/or hit dinner at Heirloom Cafe a mile away.

Reminds me, I got a free ticket for donating blood last week. Need to go!
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Terrapin majorly spoils me since the brewery is seven miles away from my house (it was two blocks from my old office...) They have parties Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 where you pay $10 for a glass and get up to 8 free samples (4 oz pours) straight from the tap. We take a couple of lawn chairs and just get drunk. Then desperately try to sober up a bit before the drive home and/or hit dinner at Heirloom Cafe a mile away.

Reminds me, I got a free ticket for donating blood last week. Need to go!


I have about 4 and counting mason jar glasses from terrapin (yeah high roller :p). Love their tours.

A California fave of mine is Lagunitas!! A must try. I absolutely recommend Hop Stoopid!




This thread is suddenly gaining weight <.<
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I find it incredibly hilarious how this thread "How to play the game and lose weight", turned into "I rather drink beer and what kind do you like?".
Lmao! O(≧∇≦)O
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#25 Jun 23 2013 at 12:31 PM Rating: Good
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We have around a hundred Terrapin glasses. (Not the mason jars, they don't stack right.)

We had to give a bunch away because we ran out of room in the cupboard.
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#26 Jun 23 2013 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes you can!! Prepare ahead.
I had fruit to shove in my mouth (strawberries, bananas etc), instead of junk food. I had a gallon on water ready to refill my glass.

I had carrots, and grape tomatoes (etc.) to grab.

And my secret diet weapon is JELLO. The one that has only 10 calories (no sugar). I made two packages ahead of time, again prepare ahead, and put a pint of fresh blueberries in there. I sprinkle protein powder on the ready jello before I eat it.

That being said, Jello cools you down (its summer), refreshes and you can eat it while you are zoning.

Breaktime is bathroom time. I'm not hardcore, so no pampers for me!

What do you eat while playing? Any ideas to throw into the heap?



Oh boy! I'd love to really lay into this right now, but I'm short on time.

Firstly, it's your body and you're more than welcome to do with it what you please, but man, Jell-o? ****-no!

JELLO, SUGAR FREE, LOW CALORIE
INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Adipic Acid (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate (Control Acidity), Maltodextrin (from Corn), Cranberry Juice Solids, Fumaric Acid (for Tartness), Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Aspartame (Phenylketonurics Contains Phenylalanine), and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Salt, Blue 1, Red 40.

You're ingesting so many chemicals and minerals that are known to shut down certain functions in the body! Don't get caught up in this era of "LOW FAT, NO FAT" ************** terrible and will lead to so many problems as you age. Our current youth in America is a like a laboratory test in which we've fed them HFCS among other products and we've produced a fat, lazy, balding cross-species of a 'once strong' gene pool..

I love to see that you have fruit as well, but you should read into 'what fruits' provide 'what' There are different antioxidents out there and varying levels/types of fibers. Because most all fruits are high in sugars and want to be eaten not only sparingly but at choice times(IE, right after a workout/run/strenuous activity)

If you're looking for a truly "low calorie" snack, give celery a shot. Little 'all-natural' peanut butter goes a long way on those! You can add fruit(sparingly, again) to that mix as well as matching it with loads of other options.

Snacking daily, consistently isn't a great choice in the first place. Regular, small in portions meals will net you the greatest weight-loss while properly providing your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals.

For example, a day in my life:
6AM: 4 egg whites, Chicken Sausage, two pieces of whole wheat bread with almond butter
8:30AM: Handful of almonds and a protein shake
11AM: Sodium Free Turkey on whole wheat with spinach, mustard, onions= The works!
2:30PM: Protein shake and a light snack(if necessary)
5-6PM: Chicken breast with brown rice and vegetables.
10PM: Pre Sleep Protein Shake

I also supplement with a QUALITY Men's Multivitamin and a Fish oil, 3x a day. And to note, the above varies a bit on heavy workout days(more carbs, no additional proteins/fats generally.)

And of course WATER! All day everyday, outside of beer and wine- water is literally the only fluid I ingest. If you're a person looking to bulk up, add whole milk to that list and learn to love it!

And lastly, nothing beats exercise! Sitting takes years off your life!(I'm saying this on an MMO forum haha, but it's being tied to many health issues as the 'average person at a desk' is sitting longer with less breaks) But unless you have some disease or inability to stand, you can convert your desk into a "standing desk" Regardless though, you should be getting up every 30-45 minutes and take a quick walk around(not just to the bathroom hah)

OKAY! That was much more long winded than I anticipated but I am very passionate about health and I hate misinformation and "schemes" and shortcuts.
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I work out every single day, either during my lunch break or right after work -- sometimes both -- often to the point that I can wring out the sweat from my shirt.

Then, before gaming, I pretty much eat whatever the heck I want.



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Grandmomma wrote:
*smile*

Yes you can!! Prepare ahead.
I had fruit to shove in my mouth (strawberries, bananas etc), instead of junk food. I had a gallon on water ready to refill my glass.

I had carrots, and grape tomatoes (etc.) to grab.

And my secret diet weapon is JELLO. The one that has only 10 calories (no sugar). I made two packages ahead of time, again prepare ahead, and put a pint of fresh blueberries in there. I sprinkle protein powder on the ready jello before I eat it.

That being said, Jello cools you down (its summer), refreshes and you can eat it while you are zoning.

Breaktime is bathroom time. I'm not hardcore, so no pampers for me!

What do you eat while playing? Any ideas to throw into the heap?



Oh boy! I'd love to really lay into this right now, but I'm short on time.

Firstly, it's your body and you're more than welcome to do with it what you please, but man, Jell-o? ****-no!

JELLO, SUGAR FREE, LOW CALORIE
INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Adipic Acid (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate (Control Acidity), Maltodextrin (from Corn), Cranberry Juice Solids, Fumaric Acid (for Tartness), Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Aspartame (Phenylketonurics Contains Phenylalanine), and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Salt, Blue 1, Red 40.

You're ingesting so many chemicals and minerals that are known to shut down certain functions in the body! Don't get caught up in this era of "LOW FAT, NO FAT" Bullsh*t..it's terrible and will lead to so many problems as you age. Our current youth in America is a like a laboratory test in which we've fed them HFCS among other products and we've produced a fat, lazy, balding cross-species of a 'once strong' gene pool..

I love to see that you have fruit as well, but you should read into 'what fruits' provide 'what' There are different antioxidents out there and varying levels/types of fibers. Because most all fruits are high in sugars and want to be eaten not only sparingly but at choice times(IE, right after a workout/run/strenuous activity)

If you're looking for a truly "low calorie" snack, give celery a shot. Little 'all-natural' peanut butter goes a long way on those! You can add fruit(sparingly, again) to that mix as well as matching it with loads of other options.

Snacking daily, consistently isn't a great choice in the first place. Regular, small in portions meals will net you the greatest weight-loss while properly providing your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals.

For example, a day in my life:
6AM: 4 egg whites, Chicken Sausage, two pieces of whole wheat bread with almond butter
8:30AM: Handful of almonds and a protein shake
11AM: Sodium Free Turkey on whole wheat with spinach, mustard, onions= The works!
2:30PM: Protein shake and a light snack(if necessary)
5-6PM: Chicken breast with brown rice and vegetables.
10PM: Pre Sleep Protein Shake

I also supplement with a QUALITY Men's Multivitamin and a Fish oil, 3x a day. And to note, the above varies a bit on heavy workout days(more carbs, no additional proteins/fats generally.)

And of course WATER! All day everyday, outside of beer and wine- water is literally the only fluid I ingest. If you're a person looking to bulk up, add whole milk to that list and learn to love it!

And lastly, nothing beats exercise! Sitting takes years off your life!(I'm saying this on an MMO forum haha, but it's being tied to many health issues as the 'average person at a desk' is sitting longer with less breaks) But unless you have some disease or inability to stand, you can convert your desk into a "standing desk" Regardless though, you should be getting up every 30-45 minutes and take a quick walk around(not just to the bathroom hah)

OKAY! That was much more long winded than I anticipated but I am very passionate about health and I hate misinformation and "schemes" and shortcuts.


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I love the passion you showed in your reply. Most of what you say is true, no arguement there.
I didn't post any my daily suppliments, nor the other foods I eat during non-gaming (like fresh greens, salads, fish, chicken). I was going for the fast and not as fattening foods. Most of my gaming friends eat pizza - its so handy.
I've cut it out for this year, along with peanut butter.
Celery is a wonderful snack, if you can get it organic only, otherwise its the worst food because it sucks up all the pesky pesticides. I save it for my savory winter soups.
I like your almonds suggestion. Read decades ago that 10 of them gives you enouogh protein for the day (unless you body build). And its supposed to help twart disease.

Enjoy your meals everyone. thanks for taking the time to share with us.
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I work out every single day, either during my lunch break or right after work -- sometimes both -- often to the point that I can wring out the sweat from my shirt.

Then, before gaming, I pretty much eat whatever the heck I want.



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LMAO!
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my Diet... I do a lot of fasting because I'm one of those folks who never feels "full"... and even at my size 6'5" , with a great metabolism, I'm quite capable of eating myself to death in short order unless I stay good. We big guys have to watch our hearts, Don't want to "Douglas Adams" myself. was 285 once, I seesaw between 200-210 now.

Breakfast is Coffee. I buy it unroasted (green) for $5 a lb or so, can roast on your stovetop with a hand-crank popcorn popper. Beats scorched commercial crap hands down, dirt cheap too.

Lunch is few handfuls of nuts or a bean burrito, Cut a lot of the soda out of my diet years ago, am down to 2-3 a day, and those are cut in half with Club Soda. (seriously, they're so over-concentrated already you barely notice the difference in the taste)

Afternoon is Coffee..

Dinner-Real meal, just about anything I desire. The trick about "diets", anything with a hard restriction is already built-in failure. You'll break once, then again, then "what diet?" Lots of olive oil, pasta, beans, bit of meat when wanted.

After Dinner? COFFEE!!! ( Sensing a theme yet? )

To your collective health, neighbors.
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Well let me tell you something now, Johnny. Last Thursday, I turned 95 years old. And I never exercised a day in my life. Every morning, I wake up, and I smoke a cigarette. And then I eat five strips of bacon. And for lunch, I eat a bacon sandwich. And for a midday snack? Bacon! A whole **** plate! And I usually drink my dinner.
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Grandmomma wrote:
sixstroke wrote:
Grandmomma wrote:
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Yes you can!! Prepare ahead.
I had fruit to shove in my mouth (strawberries, bananas etc), instead of junk food. I had a gallon on water ready to refill my glass.

I had carrots, and grape tomatoes (etc.) to grab.

And my secret diet weapon is JELLO. The one that has only 10 calories (no sugar). I made two packages ahead of time, again prepare ahead, and put a pint of fresh blueberries in there. I sprinkle protein powder on the ready jello before I eat it.

That being said, Jello cools you down (its summer), refreshes and you can eat it while you are zoning.

Breaktime is bathroom time. I'm not hardcore, so no pampers for me!

What do you eat while playing? Any ideas to throw into the heap?



Oh boy! I'd love to really lay into this right now, but I'm short on time.

Firstly, it's your body and you're more than welcome to do with it what you please, but man, Jell-o? ****-no!

JELLO, SUGAR FREE, LOW CALORIE
INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Adipic Acid (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate (Control Acidity), Maltodextrin (from Corn), Cranberry Juice Solids, Fumaric Acid (for Tartness), Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Aspartame (Phenylketonurics Contains Phenylalanine), and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Salt, Blue 1, Red 40.

You're ingesting so many chemicals and minerals that are known to shut down certain functions in the body! Don't get caught up in this era of "LOW FAT, NO FAT" Bullsh*t..it's terrible and will lead to so many problems as you age. Our current youth in America is a like a laboratory test in which we've fed them HFCS among other products and we've produced a fat, lazy, balding cross-species of a 'once strong' gene pool..

I love to see that you have fruit as well, but you should read into 'what fruits' provide 'what' There are different antioxidents out there and varying levels/types of fibers. Because most all fruits are high in sugars and want to be eaten not only sparingly but at choice times(IE, right after a workout/run/strenuous activity)

If you're looking for a truly "low calorie" snack, give celery a shot. Little 'all-natural' peanut butter goes a long way on those! You can add fruit(sparingly, again) to that mix as well as matching it with loads of other options.

Snacking daily, consistently isn't a great choice in the first place. Regular, small in portions meals will net you the greatest weight-loss while properly providing your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals.

For example, a day in my life:
6AM: 4 egg whites, Chicken Sausage, two pieces of whole wheat bread with almond butter
8:30AM: Handful of almonds and a protein shake
11AM: Sodium Free Turkey on whole wheat with spinach, mustard, onions= The works!
2:30PM: Protein shake and a light snack(if necessary)
5-6PM: Chicken breast with brown rice and vegetables.
10PM: Pre Sleep Protein Shake

I also supplement with a QUALITY Men's Multivitamin and a Fish oil, 3x a day. And to note, the above varies a bit on heavy workout days(more carbs, no additional proteins/fats generally.)

And of course WATER! All day everyday, outside of beer and wine- water is literally the only fluid I ingest. If you're a person looking to bulk up, add whole milk to that list and learn to love it!

And lastly, nothing beats exercise! Sitting takes years off your life!(I'm saying this on an MMO forum haha, but it's being tied to many health issues as the 'average person at a desk' is sitting longer with less breaks) But unless you have some disease or inability to stand, you can convert your desk into a "standing desk" Regardless though, you should be getting up every 30-45 minutes and take a quick walk around(not just to the bathroom hah)

OKAY! That was much more long winded than I anticipated but I am very passionate about health and I hate misinformation and "schemes" and shortcuts.


*smile*
I love the passion you showed in your reply. Most of what you say is true, no arguement there.
I didn't post any my daily suppliments, nor the other foods I eat during non-gaming (like fresh greens, salads, fish, chicken). I was going for the fast and not as fattening foods. Most of my gaming friends eat pizza - its so handy.
I've cut it out for this year, along with peanut butter.
Celery is a wonderful snack, if you can get it organic only, otherwise its the worst food because it sucks up all the pesky pesticides. I save it for my savory winter soups.
I like your almonds suggestion. Read decades ago that 10 of them gives you enouogh protein for the day (unless you body build). And its supposed to help twart disease.

Enjoy your meals everyone. thanks for taking the time to share with us.


Thanks for taking it with a grain of salt!

It definitely wasn't a slight or poke at you or anyone.

In regards to almonds, they are wondering, full of flavanoids, L-carnitine(great stuff) and are often recommended by doctors for people that need to lower their cholesterol!
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sixstroke wrote:
Grandmomma wrote:
sixstroke wrote:
Grandmomma wrote:
*smile*

Yes you can!! Prepare ahead.
I had fruit to shove in my mouth (strawberries, bananas etc), instead of junk food. I had a gallon on water ready to refill my glass.

I had carrots, and grape tomatoes (etc.) to grab.

And my secret diet weapon is JELLO. The one that has only 10 calories (no sugar). I made two packages ahead of time, again prepare ahead, and put a pint of fresh blueberries in there. I sprinkle protein powder on the ready jello before I eat it.

That being said, Jello cools you down (its summer), refreshes and you can eat it while you are zoning.

Breaktime is bathroom time. I'm not hardcore, so no pampers for me!

What do you eat while playing? Any ideas to throw into the heap?



Oh boy! I'd love to really lay into this right now, but I'm short on time.

Firstly, it's your body and you're more than welcome to do with it what you please, but man, Jell-o? ****-no!

JELLO, SUGAR FREE, LOW CALORIE
INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Adipic Acid (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate (Control Acidity), Maltodextrin (from Corn), Cranberry Juice Solids, Fumaric Acid (for Tartness), Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Aspartame (Phenylketonurics Contains Phenylalanine), and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Salt, Blue 1, Red 40.

You're ingesting so many chemicals and minerals that are known to shut down certain functions in the body! Don't get caught up in this era of "LOW FAT, NO FAT" Bullsh*t..it's terrible and will lead to so many problems as you age. Our current youth in America is a like a laboratory test in which we've fed them HFCS among other products and we've produced a fat, lazy, balding cross-species of a 'once strong' gene pool..

I love to see that you have fruit as well, but you should read into 'what fruits' provide 'what' There are different antioxidents out there and varying levels/types of fibers. Because most all fruits are high in sugars and want to be eaten not only sparingly but at choice times(IE, right after a workout/run/strenuous activity)

If you're looking for a truly "low calorie" snack, give celery a shot. Little 'all-natural' peanut butter goes a long way on those! You can add fruit(sparingly, again) to that mix as well as matching it with loads of other options.

Snacking daily, consistently isn't a great choice in the first place. Regular, small in portions meals will net you the greatest weight-loss while properly providing your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals.

For example, a day in my life:
6AM: 4 egg whites, Chicken Sausage, two pieces of whole wheat bread with almond butter
8:30AM: Handful of almonds and a protein shake
11AM: Sodium Free Turkey on whole wheat with spinach, mustard, onions= The works!
2:30PM: Protein shake and a light snack(if necessary)
5-6PM: Chicken breast with brown rice and vegetables.
10PM: Pre Sleep Protein Shake

I also supplement with a QUALITY Men's Multivitamin and a Fish oil, 3x a day. And to note, the above varies a bit on heavy workout days(more carbs, no additional proteins/fats generally.)

And of course WATER! All day everyday, outside of beer and wine- water is literally the only fluid I ingest. If you're a person looking to bulk up, add whole milk to that list and learn to love it!

And lastly, nothing beats exercise! Sitting takes years off your life!(I'm saying this on an MMO forum haha, but it's being tied to many health issues as the 'average person at a desk' is sitting longer with less breaks) But unless you have some disease or inability to stand, you can convert your desk into a "standing desk" Regardless though, you should be getting up every 30-45 minutes and take a quick walk around(not just to the bathroom hah)

OKAY! That was much more long winded than I anticipated but I am very passionate about health and I hate misinformation and "schemes" and shortcuts.


*smile*
I love the passion you showed in your reply. Most of what you say is true, no arguement there.
I didn't post any my daily suppliments, nor the other foods I eat during non-gaming (like fresh greens, salads, fish, chicken). I was going for the fast and not as fattening foods. Most of my gaming friends eat pizza - its so handy.
I've cut it out for this year, along with peanut butter.
Celery is a wonderful snack, if you can get it organic only, otherwise its the worst food because it sucks up all the pesky pesticides. I save it for my savory winter soups.
I like your almonds suggestion. Read decades ago that 10 of them gives you enouogh protein for the day (unless you body build). And its supposed to help twart disease.

Enjoy your meals everyone. thanks for taking the time to share with us.


Thanks for taking it with a grain of salt!

It definitely wasn't a slight or poke at you or anyone.

In regards to almonds, they are wondering, full of flavanoids, L-carnitine(great stuff) and are often recommended by doctors for people that need to lower their cholesterol!


Figures. One of my least favorite nuts.

Cashews and pistachios. Yes please!
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My main snack when gaming is now fruit or veggies. Lost 15 pounds in the hospital and start rehab next week where I hope to lose lots more
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Careful about that. L-carnitine may be the causative agent of heart disease (thanks to our gut bacteria.)

Natural sources are fine (and there's other good stuff in almonds) but don't ever take L-carnitine supplements
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Potstickers (pan fried) and wine when i have the time to prepare beforehand.

My healthy snack of choice is edamame. I buy it by the truckloads from Sam's Club or similar wholesale stores. Less greasy on the fingers than the potstickers!

I eat a a lot of japanese and chinese food as well due to my woman. I do like potstickers and real sangria.

When I cook it usually bbq or mexican food. My favorite ingredients are avocado, cilantro, lime, beer, and a spice called Chupacabra.

I eat pretty much what I want and don't gain weight. Lots of *** and when I'm not having ***. I swim, dance salsa/tango/cumbias, swim, hike, and study martial arts.
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Careful about that. L-carnitine may be the causative agent of heart disease (thanks to our gut bacteria.)

Natural sources are fine (and there's other good stuff in almonds) but don't ever take L-carnitine supplements


Hadn't heard that before. Consider it added to my now giant file of information. :)
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sandpark wrote:
ShindaUsagi wrote:
Potstickers (pan fried) and wine when i have the time to prepare beforehand.

My healthy snack of choice is edamame. I buy it by the truckloads from Sam's Club or similar wholesale stores. Less greasy on the fingers than the potstickers!

I eat a a lot of japanese and chinese food as well due to my woman. I do like potstickers and real sangria.

When I cook it usually bbq or mexican food. My favorite ingredients are avocado, cilantro, lime, beer, and a spice called Chupacabra.

I eat pretty much what I want and don't gain weight. Lots of *** and when I'm not having ***. I swim, dance salsa/tango/cumbias, swim, hike, and study martial arts.


Yummy, although I'd watch out eating BBQ and playing at the same time. *wink*
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Had a heart attack and 3 stents put in 3 weeks ago at age 36. I'm writing down all the free advice from you health nuts lol

My main snack when gaming is now fruit or veggies. Lost 15 pounds in the hospital and start rehab next week where I hope to lose lots more


Glad your getting back in the groove. I can't imagine what you went through, especially at such an age. Are you cleared to play FFXIV? *wink*
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sixstroke wrote:
Grandmomma wrote:
sixstroke wrote:
Grandmomma wrote:
*smile*

Yes you can!! Prepare ahead.
I had fruit to shove in my mouth (strawberries, bananas etc), instead of junk food. I had a gallon on water ready to refill my glass.

I had carrots, and grape tomatoes (etc.) to grab.

And my secret diet weapon is JELLO. The one that has only 10 calories (no sugar). I made two packages ahead of time, again prepare ahead, and put a pint of fresh blueberries in there. I sprinkle protein powder on the ready jello before I eat it.

That being said, Jello cools you down (its summer), refreshes and you can eat it while you are zoning.

Breaktime is bathroom time. I'm not hardcore, so no pampers for me!

What do you eat while playing? Any ideas to throw into the heap?



Oh boy! I'd love to really lay into this right now, but I'm short on time.

Firstly, it's your body and you're more than welcome to do with it what you please, but man, Jell-o? ****-no!

JELLO, SUGAR FREE, LOW CALORIE
INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Adipic Acid (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate (Control Acidity), Maltodextrin (from Corn), Cranberry Juice Solids, Fumaric Acid (for Tartness), Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Aspartame (Phenylketonurics Contains Phenylalanine), and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Salt, Blue 1, Red 40.

You're ingesting so many chemicals and minerals that are known to shut down certain functions in the body! Don't get caught up in this era of "LOW FAT, NO FAT" Bullsh*t..it's terrible and will lead to so many problems as you age. Our current youth in America is a like a laboratory test in which we've fed them HFCS among other products and we've produced a fat, lazy, balding cross-species of a 'once strong' gene pool..

I love to see that you have fruit as well, but you should read into 'what fruits' provide 'what' There are different antioxidents out there and varying levels/types of fibers. Because most all fruits are high in sugars and want to be eaten not only sparingly but at choice times(IE, right after a workout/run/strenuous activity)

If you're looking for a truly "low calorie" snack, give celery a shot. Little 'all-natural' peanut butter goes a long way on those! You can add fruit(sparingly, again) to that mix as well as matching it with loads of other options.

Snacking daily, consistently isn't a great choice in the first place. Regular, small in portions meals will net you the greatest weight-loss while properly providing your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals.

For example, a day in my life:
6AM: 4 egg whites, Chicken Sausage, two pieces of whole wheat bread with almond butter
8:30AM: Handful of almonds and a protein shake
11AM: Sodium Free Turkey on whole wheat with spinach, mustard, onions= The works!
2:30PM: Protein shake and a light snack(if necessary)
5-6PM: Chicken breast with brown rice and vegetables.
10PM: Pre Sleep Protein Shake

I also supplement with a QUALITY Men's Multivitamin and a Fish oil, 3x a day. And to note, the above varies a bit on heavy workout days(more carbs, no additional proteins/fats generally.)

And of course WATER! All day everyday, outside of beer and wine- water is literally the only fluid I ingest. If you're a person looking to bulk up, add whole milk to that list and learn to love it!

And lastly, nothing beats exercise! Sitting takes years off your life!(I'm saying this on an MMO forum haha, but it's being tied to many health issues as the 'average person at a desk' is sitting longer with less breaks) But unless you have some disease or inability to stand, you can convert your desk into a "standing desk" Regardless though, you should be getting up every 30-45 minutes and take a quick walk around(not just to the bathroom hah)

OKAY! That was much more long winded than I anticipated but I am very passionate about health and I hate misinformation and "schemes" and shortcuts.


*smile*
I love the passion you showed in your reply. Most of what you say is true, no arguement there.
I didn't post any my daily suppliments, nor the other foods I eat during non-gaming (like fresh greens, salads, fish, chicken). I was going for the fast and not as fattening foods. Most of my gaming friends eat pizza - its so handy.
I've cut it out for this year, along with peanut butter.
Celery is a wonderful snack, if you can get it organic only, otherwise its the worst food because it sucks up all the pesky pesticides. I save it for my savory winter soups.
I like your almonds suggestion. Read decades ago that 10 of them gives you enouogh protein for the day (unless you body build). And its supposed to help twart disease.

Enjoy your meals everyone. thanks for taking the time to share with us.


Thanks for taking it with a grain of salt!

It definitely wasn't a slight or poke at you or anyone.

In regards to almonds, they are wondering, full of flavanoids, L-carnitine(great stuff) and are often recommended by doctors for people that need to lower their cholesterol!


It's all good. Your post came across as informative and a welcome addition.
I personally don't salt anything when I cook. It burns my tongue for some reason.
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A great quote from Grumpier Old Men!
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Back to food!

Dinner tonight was much simpler. Steamed rice, blanched sugar snap peas tossed in a little olive oil, and pan seared rainbow trout. Smiley: nod
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Grandmomma wrote:
sixstroke wrote:
Grandmomma wrote:
sixstroke wrote:
Grandmomma wrote:
*smile*

Yes you can!! Prepare ahead.
I had fruit to shove in my mouth (strawberries, bananas etc), instead of junk food. I had a gallon on water ready to refill my glass.

I had carrots, and grape tomatoes (etc.) to grab.

And my secret diet weapon is JELLO. The one that has only 10 calories (no sugar). I made two packages ahead of time, again prepare ahead, and put a pint of fresh blueberries in there. I sprinkle protein powder on the ready jello before I eat it.

That being said, Jello cools you down (its summer), refreshes and you can eat it while you are zoning.

Breaktime is bathroom time. I'm not hardcore, so no pampers for me!

What do you eat while playing? Any ideas to throw into the heap?



Oh boy! I'd love to really lay into this right now, but I'm short on time.

Firstly, it's your body and you're more than welcome to do with it what you please, but man, Jell-o? ****-no!

JELLO, SUGAR FREE, LOW CALORIE
INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Adipic Acid (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate (Control Acidity), Maltodextrin (from Corn), Cranberry Juice Solids, Fumaric Acid (for Tartness), Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Aspartame (Phenylketonurics Contains Phenylalanine), and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Salt, Blue 1, Red 40.

You're ingesting so many chemicals and minerals that are known to shut down certain functions in the body! Don't get caught up in this era of "LOW FAT, NO FAT" Bullsh*t..it's terrible and will lead to so many problems as you age. Our current youth in America is a like a laboratory test in which we've fed them HFCS among other products and we've produced a fat, lazy, balding cross-species of a 'once strong' gene pool..

I love to see that you have fruit as well, but you should read into 'what fruits' provide 'what' There are different antioxidents out there and varying levels/types of fibers. Because most all fruits are high in sugars and want to be eaten not only sparingly but at choice times(IE, right after a workout/run/strenuous activity)

If you're looking for a truly "low calorie" snack, give celery a shot. Little 'all-natural' peanut butter goes a long way on those! You can add fruit(sparingly, again) to that mix as well as matching it with loads of other options.

Snacking daily, consistently isn't a great choice in the first place. Regular, small in portions meals will net you the greatest weight-loss while properly providing your body with the necessary vitamins and minerals.

For example, a day in my life:
6AM: 4 egg whites, Chicken Sausage, two pieces of whole wheat bread with almond butter
8:30AM: Handful of almonds and a protein shake
11AM: Sodium Free Turkey on whole wheat with spinach, mustard, onions= The works!
2:30PM: Protein shake and a light snack(if necessary)
5-6PM: Chicken breast with brown rice and vegetables.
10PM: Pre Sleep Protein Shake

I also supplement with a QUALITY Men's Multivitamin and a Fish oil, 3x a day. And to note, the above varies a bit on heavy workout days(more carbs, no additional proteins/fats generally.)

And of course WATER! All day everyday, outside of beer and wine- water is literally the only fluid I ingest. If you're a person looking to bulk up, add whole milk to that list and learn to love it!

And lastly, nothing beats exercise! Sitting takes years off your life!(I'm saying this on an MMO forum haha, but it's being tied to many health issues as the 'average person at a desk' is sitting longer with less breaks) But unless you have some disease or inability to stand, you can convert your desk into a "standing desk" Regardless though, you should be getting up every 30-45 minutes and take a quick walk around(not just to the bathroom hah)

OKAY! That was much more long winded than I anticipated but I am very passionate about health and I hate misinformation and "schemes" and shortcuts.


*smile*
I love the passion you showed in your reply. Most of what you say is true, no arguement there.
I didn't post any my daily suppliments, nor the other foods I eat during non-gaming (like fresh greens, salads, fish, chicken). I was going for the fast and not as fattening foods. Most of my gaming friends eat pizza - its so handy.
I've cut it out for this year, along with peanut butter.
Celery is a wonderful snack, if you can get it organic only, otherwise its the worst food because it sucks up all the pesky pesticides. I save it for my savory winter soups.
I like your almonds suggestion. Read decades ago that 10 of them gives you enouogh protein for the day (unless you body build). And its supposed to help twart disease.

Enjoy your meals everyone. thanks for taking the time to share with us.


Thanks for taking it with a grain of salt!

It definitely wasn't a slight or poke at you or anyone.

In regards to almonds, they are wondering, full of flavanoids, L-carnitine(great stuff) and are often recommended by doctors for people that need to lower their cholesterol!


It's all good. Your post came across as informative and a welcome addition.
I personally don't salt anything when I cook. It burns my tongue for some reason.


Good to hear about the salt! Your body is telling you that the rest of the world is nuts!!

Funny: my grandfather is 86 and puts salt on everything. .and copius amounts at that. And he never drinks water..86 years old and he's in tip top shape..he's got bad knees but otherwise he's as healthy as most 60year olds in good health..It's nuts to think that he got that this far by his 'own terms' I just it interesting.

The life long smokers that make to 100, the ones that go completely against whats 'good' for you..imagine how healthy they'd be if they didn't have those habits.
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Catwho wrote:
Careful about that. L-carnitine may be the causative agent of heart disease (thanks to our gut bacteria.)

Natural sources are fine (and there's other good stuff in almonds) but don't ever take L-carnitine supplements

Great looking out Cat!

I've seen similar studies yield the same results, I actually supplemented )-carnitine for a couple years prior to these studies becoming more popular. Even if in the end they determine that it isn't as bad as originally anticipated- I figure the risk isn't worth the reward.
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It's all about moderation. I try to keep my portion sizes at 3-4 oz for any kind of protein. My trout tonight was a single delicious four ounce filet.

I like how the director of the study was all like "yeah and I'm not even a vegan.... I like steak too much."

We're also terrible about mistaking our thirst for hunger. The rule I've heard is if you think you're hungry, drink a cold glass of water. If you can feel the cold splash when it hits your stomach, you are truly hungry and you should eat a snack if it's not dinner. If you don't feel the splash, drink the rest of your water... you were probably thirsty. (Even if you are truly hungry, drink the rest of the water anyway too!)
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It's all about moderation. I try to keep my portion sizes at 3-4 oz for any kind of protein. My trout tonight was a single delicious four ounce filet.

I like how the director of the study was all like "yeah and I'm not even a vegan.... I like steak too much."

We're also terrible about mistaking our thirst for hunger. The rule I've heard is if you think you're hungry, drink a cold glass of water. If you can feel the cold splash when it hits your stomach, you are truly hungry and you should eat a snack if it's not dinner. If you don't feel the splash, drink the rest of your water... you were probably thirsty. (Even if you are truly hungry, drink the rest of the water anyway too!)


I LIKE that Cat! It really rings in my head.
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Good to hear about the salt! Your body is telling you that the rest of the world is nuts!!

Funny: my grandfather is 86 and puts salt on everything. .and copius amounts at that. And he never drinks water..86 years old and he's in tip top shape..he's got bad knees but otherwise he's as healthy as most 60year olds in good health..It's nuts to think that he got that this far by his 'own terms' I just it interesting.

The life long smokers that make to 100, the ones that go completely against whats 'good' for you..imagine how healthy they'd be if they didn't have those habits.

I just developed an intuition that regardless of what you eat or do. Too much of anything is bad, moderation is the key to health.
Inactive= You get sick, usually develop muscle or bone issues as you age.
Overactive= You get sick, can develop muscle or bone issues as you age.
Consume little alcohol= Good
Consume too much alcohol= Bad
Little fatty meat= Good
Too much fatty meat= Bad
Little Caffeine= Good
Too much caffeine= Bad
Don't use brain= Lose brain power
Overuse brain= Headache
Overly nice= Tend to not get what you want, but people seem to like you
Overly rude= You sometimes get what you want, but at the cost of people not seeming to like you

It's the extremes that usually bite you in the ***. Not just in food but all areas of life.
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Sixstroke wrote:


Good to hear about the salt! Your body is telling you that the rest of the world is nuts!!

Funny: my grandfather is 86 and puts salt on everything. .and copius amounts at that. And he never drinks water..86 years old and he's in tip top shape..he's got bad knees but otherwise he's as healthy as most 60year olds in good health..It's nuts to think that he got that this far by his 'own terms' I just it interesting.

The life long smokers that make to 100, the ones that go completely against whats 'good' for you..imagine how healthy they'd be if they didn't have those habits.

I just developed an intuition that regardless of what you eat or do. Too much of anything is bad, moderation is the key to health.
Inactive= You get sick, usually develop muscle or bone issues as you age.
Overactive= You get sick, can develop muscle or bone issues as you age.
Consume little alcohol= Good
Consume too much alcohol= Bad
Little fatty meat= Good
Too much fatty meat= Bad
Little Caffeine= Good
Too much caffeine= Bad
Don't use brain= Lose brain power
Overuse brain= Headache
Overly nice= Tend to not get what you want, but people seem to like you
Overly rude= You sometimes get what you want, but at the cost of people not seeming to like you

It's the extremes that usually bite you in the ***. Not just in food but all areas of life.


Very true Sand and nice breakdown!

Totally fits in line with my thoughts of modern diets. All this "no carb" ******** and massive amounts of addditives to remove fats in and carbs in our food. I'm so thoroughly displeased with the way America is headed..and much of it starts with what we eat and are told is 'healthy'
#49 Jun 23 2013 at 6:28 PM Rating: Decent
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If you are talking strictly about losing weight it doesn't matter what you eat. It matters how many calories you intake. It doesn't matter what time you eat in a 24 hour day. It doesn't even matter how much you exercise. Keep in mind that when eating too much of whatever. It still affects other aspects of your body besides gaining or losing weight. When not being active, it affects areas of your body besides gaining or losing weight.

Speaking strictly in terms of body mass.
Calories affects the fat.
Exercise affects the muscle.
#50 Jun 23 2013 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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sandpark wrote:
If you are talking strictly about losing weight it doesn't matter what you eat. It matters how many calories you intake. It doesn't matter what time you eat in a 24 hour day. It doesn't even matter how much you exercise. Keep in mind that when eating too much of whatever. It still affects other aspects of your body besides gaining or losing weight. When not being active, it affects areas of your body besides gaining or losing weight.

Speaking strictly in terms of body mass.
Calories affects the fat.
Exercise affects the muscle.


This is bad information.

Anyway, a lot of people munch on things when they're gaming. I suggest something like baby carrots instead of chips and junk food.
#51 Jun 23 2013 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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sandpark wrote:
If you are talking strictly about losing weight it doesn't matter what you eat. It matters how many calories you intake. It doesn't matter what time you eat in a 24 hour day. It doesn't even matter how much you exercise. Keep in mind that when eating too much of whatever. It still affects other aspects of your body besides gaining or losing weight. When not being active, it affects areas of your body besides gaining or losing weight.

Speaking strictly in terms of body mass.
Calories affects the fat.
Exercise affects the muscle.

Well, I liked your firsr post..

This one however is very largely a mistake.

Caloric intake does play a big role in things but if you're eating properly you can meet your caloric needs and still either lose weoght or maintain. .depending on your body type..
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