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I am trying to stay off the scale and only checking myself once a month. I can see the change though, my pants are looser and I can see the hint of my abs LOL. I just need to keep at it, the motivation to workout is there, but I am quickly losing the motivation to cook, I am just tired of preparing meals and then cleaning up afterwards.

Besides weight training I am trying to mix it up, my gym offers a ton of different classes, I do yoga at least twice a week and am enjoying it, this past weekend I tried my first TRX class, body weight stuff with straps--it was a good total body workout but nothing extreme. I may try a spin class, I have never been one for exercise bikes but that looks different, they have a giant screen on the wall like you are biking through different real world areas. Variety is key for me so I will probably be one of those members at my gym that the staff see's trying everything.

Nice. I use a program called Rouvy that sounds like what you're describing. I ride my bike at home on the trainer and on my ipad I'm riding routes all over the world that people have recorded. So as I hit a hill the resistance gets stronger and then weaker as I ride downhill. Makes time fly and I get to see a street view all over the world.
 

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Dr. Eddelstyn's Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease diet. No Oils, No meats, No sugary drinks (like coke and Pepsi), No caffeinated coffee, No Oils, No nuts, No Avocados.
Great job.


I have heart disease myself and am curious about the no oil, nuts or avocado part of this diet. I thought some oils were ok, and I have eaten a ton of avocados since having my heart issues for the "good cholesterol". On the nuts, that's one of the few ways I can get protein since I don't eat meat or dairy. Does Dr. Eddelstyn give an explanation on those points?
 

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Ever workout barefoot? I can't tell if your garage is concrete, but if so you get the double benefit of grounding while strengthening all your individual foot muscles.

I'm barefoot as often as possible. If I have to wear shoes I usually wear my grounding sandals.
I do occasionally, but not with big loads. I've tried to train up to heavier barefoot loads, but I haven't been consistent.
 

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Just started working out again recently. Nothing crazy, converted one of our spare rooms to a "work out" room. Have a good set of dumbbells, bands, bench, apple tv for fitness+ and my Concept2 Rower will be delivered today. I did a small lower body workout yesterday with a light dumbbell and I'm certainly feeling it today.
My Concept2 Rower is one of my favorite buys for my gym. That and my True Form Runner treadmill.
 

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Great job.


I have heart disease myself and am curious about the no oil, nuts or avocado part of this diet. I thought some oils were ok, and I have eaten a ton of avocados since having my heart issues for the "good cholesterol". On the nuts, that's one of the few ways I can get protein since I don't eat meat or dairy. Does Dr. Eddelstyn give an explanation on those points?
Yes. Essentially he developed the diet by studying parts of the world where heart disease is almost non-existent. I Youtubed a bunch of his speaking engagements where he takes audience questions. This is the number one question by far. He reiterates he studied those areas, and nuts are not part of the diets of the people who do not have heart disease. Also, studying cholesterol numbers, and fats in general, he is clearly in the no fats allowed camp. There hasn't been a study showing the benefits of nuts, that he feels is not biases, ie, sponsored by the nut industry, that shows nuts don't contribute or help to get rid of heart disease. He says he is open to a study that is not biased that proves him wrong. Oh and after watching these videos, he advocates no caffeine.

One of the tests he uses tests for nitrous oxide in your blood. So harmful foods reduce/eliminate nitrous oxide in your blood, which is used to keep plaques from forming in your arteries and veins. He claims after testing people who ingest nuts, that tests show it interferes with nitrous oxide production. I am wondering if this is due to saturated fats in nuts, but I don't think they know how each food reacts at the molecular level all that well yet. I read breakthroughs on nutrition almost weekly now.

So, I am bummed too since I see vegan cheeses and other alternatives that are nut based that would greatly help my diet. The avocados would be a plus, too. On top of it all, I have celiac disease and have to eat gluten free. So my diet was restricted before this. I already could almost not eat out, or socially as it was. Now throw these restrictions in, and geez!!!
 

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Eating to lose fat and build muscle at the same time is a challenge, not impossible but not easy. Diet is the hardest part of my whole getting back in to shape routine. Lots of protein, very little sugar, less processed foods. I like to cook so that makes it a little easier to avoid some of those things. I don't count calories really but I try to watch my portions and make sure I get a good source of protein every meal. I am not much of an alcohol drinker and never was one for lots of sugary drinks so at least I didn't have to change that part of my diet.

Since I like different kinds of meat I decided to start a subscription with Butcher Box, all grass fed beef, organic chicken, wild caught fish, I got my first delivery yesterday (since I was a new subscriber I get bacon with every shipment as long as I am a member and I got 7 lbs of extra meat as a bonus).
 

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Eating to lose fat and build muscle at the same time is a challenge, not impossible but not easy. Diet is the hardest part of my whole getting back in to shape routine. Lots of protein, very little sugar, less processed foods. I like to cook so that makes it a little easier to avoid some of those things. I don't count calories really but I try to watch my portions and make sure I get a good source of protein every meal. I am not much of an alcohol drinker and never was one for lots of sugary drinks so at least I didn't have to change that part of my diet.

Since I like different kinds of meat I decided to start a subscription with Butcher Box, all grass fed beef, organic chicken, wild caught fish, I got my first delivery yesterday (since I was a new subscriber I get bacon with every shipment as long as I am a member and I got 7 lbs of extra meat as a bonus).

I've had my eye on Butcher Box. I'm looking forward to your review! :)
 

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I've had my eye on Butcher Box. I'm looking forward to your review! :)

My first order was 4 6oz Flat Iron steaks, 2 10oz Ribeye steaks, 2 16oz portions of stew meat, 2 lbs of Salmon, 3.5 lb Pork butt, 3 1.67 lb packs of chicken drumsticks...then I got 2 more ribeyes, 5 more lbs of drum sticks, 6 5oz burger patties and 10oz of bacon as free add-ons.

I will be cooking the ribeye tonight. I will probably smoke the pork butt this weekend.
 

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My first order was 4 6oz Flat Iron steaks, 2 10oz Ribeye steaks, 2 16oz portions of stew meat, 2 lbs of Salmon, 3.5 lb Pork butt, 3 1.67 lb packs of chicken drumsticks...then I got 2 more ribeyes, 5 more lbs of drum sticks, 6 5oz burger patties and 10oz of bacon as free add-ons.

I will be cooking the ribeye tonight. I will probably smoke the pork butt this weekend.

Does the meat look to be pretty good quality? Interested in your review :)
 

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Does the meat look to be pretty good quality? Interested in your review :)

It does, pretty good marbling on the steaks, nice color on the salmon.

So far just had 1 ribeye, didn't do anything special, cooked in a cast iron pan, good flavor. Not sure if someone put grass fed and regular steaks in front of me if I'd be able to tell the difference to be honest.
 

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Nice! I've been getting butcher box for years. At this point I get free wings, bacon, drumsticks and hamburger in every box. This is the best quality meat you can get. Grass fed grass finished.

It does, pretty good marbling on the steaks, nice color on the salmon.

So far just had 1 ribeye, didn't do anything special, cooked in a cast iron pan, good flavor. Not sure if someone put grass fed and regular steaks in front of me if I'd be able to tell the difference to be honest.

Probably; however, your body definitely will tell the difference. This is real meat like nature intended, as opposed to the crap that most places try to pass off as meat. My only gripe is that they don't sell organ meats. I have to buy those somewhere else.
 

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Did a tribute workout to honor Juneteenth! This was after a morning Oly session and two games of Mushball!

I'm spent!

6 Rounds with a partner
19 Double Pushup Burpees
18 Pull Ups
65 Jumping Lunges
400 meter run each
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Did a tribute workout to honor Juneteenth! This was after a morning Oly session and two games of Mushball!

I'm spent!

6 Rounds with a partner
19 Double Pushup Burpees
18 Pull Ups
65 Jumping Lunges
400 meter run each
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That's some serious HR work!
 
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