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Thread: The feeling "fat" epidemic
Nov 18, 2013, 11:31 AM #11
Nov 18, 2013, 01:32 PM #12Senior Member
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I got back into surfing this summer and was fat...hated surfing that weight and looked like a pregnant dude on the beach - 217 @ 5'10". I had to surf a short board with much more volume then when I was a kid. So I got the stoke back and decided its time to seriously lose some fat...I have since lost 30lb's and surfing has become even more fun...it is amazing the relationship between weight and surfing with regards to your own performance. I want to get down to 10-12% body fat which should be about another 15lb loss. My quiver still consists of 2 boards that I bought new in the late summer for the higher weight but funds are low...find myself buying all new clothes...my pants/shorts are falling on the ground.
Feel much better too after losing it...just gotta lose a few more and then keep it off!
Nov 18, 2013, 04:18 PM #13
Nov 18, 2013, 04:28 PM #14
MA - that's because the veggies you are stuffing yourself are largely water and ruf***e and have little to no caloric content albeit plenty of vites and mins.
To the dude who said he's only taking in 2k cals a day, that's an excellent way to get fatter. It slows your metabolism down big time by downgrading thyroid production from the limited intake. BODYWEIGHT MANAGEMENT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF ENERGY BALANCE. Like a bank account with deposits and withdrawals.
Nov 18, 2013, 06:27 PM #15
Sorry, there is so much misinformation here . . . We should stay away from giving each other this advice. If you reduce your cals below maintenance, you won't "slow" your metabolism over the short or even medium term, and even over long term you can manage it with periodic carb refeeds . . . The problem is to be even halfway intelligent on this you need to read a lot of research.
I am 6' and 160 lbs at 8% bodyfat benching 225, cranking twenty plus chins, at age 55. I eat low carbs except when I don't, fast once a week . . . And I read obsessively about diet and nutrition. Most of what we hear in popular wisdom is outdated and untrue.
Full disclosure, I am only a so-so surfer, but I am practicing a lot! With low bodyfat, staying warm in winter is tough. Heated vest and 5/4 are already in use surfing RI.
Nov 18, 2013, 06:42 PM #16
I don't think you need to read about it. You can if you're really in to diet books.
But like people have stated here, it's all about diet. If you eat healthy and are remotely active you will be fit. It's not rocket science although the millions of diet books make it seem that way.
The bottom line is discipline. If you like to eat like crap more than you like to be in shape you will struggle.
Portion control is key. You don't need to eat as much as you get served. If you eat half of your meal from most restaurants you will not be hungry.
Nov 18, 2013, 08:49 PM #17
And BTW, people always ask "since you're a vegetarian do you still drink?". I love this question. Think about how idiotic it really is. The answer is a resounding "yes", but in moderation for sure, and never the hard stuff. A good, unfiltered, bottle conditioned craft beer each day will promote better health (physical and mental). Yeast is damned good for you so DO NOT dump out that last little bit of your Sierra Nevada...suck down that slime.
Nov 18, 2013, 11:05 PM #18
I win all my bench offs. And I never surf less, or more, than 23'.
Nov 19, 2013, 12:52 AM #19
Nov 19, 2013, 01:47 AM #20Senior Member
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practice bench-offs frequently. I got 450 at my last comp in billy's back-yard. What about you guys?