Don’t go on the Atkins diet. It can cause a myriad of cardiovascular problems later in life, including strokes, heart attacks, and death. Eating a little bit of everything (fruits, vegetables, meats, breads/grains, and milk products) is a much wiser and healthier route than Atkins (or any similar diet) will ever be.
I myself have lost 150 pounds total in the past few years, with the majority of the weight (110 lbs) being lost in 18 months (year and a half). I am living proof of what can happen if you eat healthy, exercize, and stay focused.
All you have to do is stay focused, you don’t need some current fad diet to tell you what you can and can’t eat. You know basically what does and doesn’t work already. You know that if you hit up the chips and sodas and candy bags every time you go to the store, you won’t lose (and will probably gain). If however you hit up the vegetable/fruit produce section of the store, go to the meat market and buy mostly turkey/chicken and fish/shrimp (salmon is excellent), buy light/fat free milk products as much as possible, and basically light/fat-free/sugar-free anything as much as you can, and you’ll become a skinny motherfucker in no time.
Now, this isn’t to say that you can’t ever eat something fattening…just try to keep from eating fattening foods as much as you can. Avoid donuts, cakes, cookies, pies, pizzas, any fried foods, any fast foods (except Subway, dunno if you like them or not but they are healthy), regular ice creams, chips, sodas, candy bars, etc etc etc ad infinitum. Try to keep this kind of eating down to once a week/once every two weeks if you absolutely HAVE to eat it. This is a trick I have learned, if you only eat a huge high-calorie high-fat meal once a week (or once every two weeks) and you eat healthy (lower fat, lower calorie) the rest of the time, you’ll still lose weight fairly fast.
Of course the main component in all of this is exercize. Try to get in at least an hour every day. You do this and you will really start dropping those pounds.
This is all of course dependant on if you stick with it or not. That’s the trick to it all…if you stick with it, you can be like me, losing literally an entire person off your ass. If you don’t, it’ll take a lot longer (or might not happen at all). Stay focused man, never become lazy about it, and you’ll get what you want.
Originally Posted by Edd911
Im a 27 years old, 5.9 feet tall(180 CM), 220 pounds (100 kilos). As you can see im a fat guy, and my fat is not normal fat, my face, hands and feet are normal, but I have a big belly and all the fat is in the middle (Obviously my penis is surrounded with loads of meat)
A bit more about myself: About a year ago I lost my job and my fiancé, so this resulted a big depression, I became almost a sick guy, no going outs, no sex, no job, no sport, no social life…Most of my time in front of the PC playing games or surfing the net, this made me gain more then 40 pounds.
The thing you said about your body fat not being normally distributed triggered a thought. It is always a good idea to get a thorough health exam before embarking on heavy training programs. I’m not medically trained and have of course no qualifications to read anything into your short description. Yet, the thought that was triggered is that centrally localised obesity is one of the conditions that may follow from overproduction of cortisol, which would suggest that the health exam could include a screening for possible hormone imbalances. A relative had this condition, that’s why I happened to make the association. It may also be perfectly normal considering your passive life style. In any case, the body is a complex machine, there could be certain health-related things you need to pay attention to when going from a very passive life style into hard training. What you want is to maximize the outcome from your efforts while minimizing the risks, a physician can help you do this.
I saw this stuff called Hoodia on 60 Minutes and ordered some From Africa where it’s grown. It’s been used for centuries over There to curb hunger in between finding food.
I looked up everything I could on it and I’ve found that it Really does curb your appetite. Plus I’ve seen several things On TV where studies have proven that if you limit your calorie Intake you’ll live longer.
Thank you very much for your post. I had already changed my mind about Atkins, but I forgot to post anything about it.
I recently got my hands on a book that deals with healthy foods and exercise. The book is “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” by Tom Venuto. I really think this is healthy and the best approach, just like your explanation on your personal experience.
I’m predominantly an endomorph, so I will try to balance my eating habits with more lean proteins and less starchy carbs, and also good fats.
I can, if you want me to, send you the book on pdf format so you can give me your opinion about it.
I’ve seen that book before, actually. It’s not bad. Any book that bases their diet out of the basic principles of a healthy diet from the 5 food groups, and healthy amounts of exercize, is a good way to go. Any diet that tells you to cut any major food group from your diet is not a good idea. Just follow the basics and it will work. It’s sometimes a pain in the ass to be healthy but it pays off for you so damn good in the long run.
OK, that’s good. Thanks again.
I’ll post the results of this new habits in the near future. I’m also gonna quit smoking wich is something that’ll also pay off in relation to penis health I think.
Ed911 It is essential that you lose fat and not muscle. As has been mentioned before, the goal weight to lose per week is no more than 3-4 lbs. I bodybuild and get angry at myself if I lose more than this. Muscle takes alot of work to gain, you don’t want to lose it because of improper dieting or uncontrolled enthusiasm. The less muscle you keep after the diet the easier you will gain back the fat, and the harder it will be to lose.
Cardio is useful in moderation. Intensive cardio will cause you to cannibalize your muscles for fuel. I only do 10 mins of light cardio as warm up before moving onto the weights. My heart rate is elevated constantly from the weight lifting. The session lasts 45 mins. It is also not possible to build muscle on a caloric deficient diet. So I can’t tell you to try to build muscle while dieting. The ultimate goal you can achieve while dieting is to keep all your muscle. It is almost guaranteed that you WILL lose some (only steroids have been shown to build muscle while dieting), the goal is to minimize the loss as much as possible. If you keep the muscle you will gain back weight very slowly unless you binge. If you don’t over do your dieting, you won’t feel the need to binge.
Cardio advocators might also argue that weight lifting tears down muscle and on a caloric deficient diet the body won’t rebuild it effectively. The argument is that you will lose muscle because the weight lifting is destroying it. I choose to supplement with Vitamin C and protein saturation of the system to combat this. As well as get lots of rest.
Studies have shown that a mix of cardio and weight training resulted in the most fat loss with the least amount of muscle loss compared to cardio only or weight training only. The body converts bodyfat to usable energy at a slow rate, cardio allows you to use energy faster than this process. You must know the line.
The Atkins diet gets a bad rap because the people who go on it do not choose the correct source for their protein. They assume fatty steaks, fastfoods without the bun, bacon etc is fine. What they need to be consuming is skinless chicken, tuna, egg whites, nuts, protein shakes etc to truly be on the protein diet. Avoid animal fats. Milkfat currently is being debated upon. Research is showing that it does not act like other animal fats and cause arterial clotting.
I personally would suggest you lift moderate weights with a small cardio warmup, eat a balanced diet and get all of the essential vitamins while staying in a caloric deficit. Do not work out a body part more than once a week. Do extensive cardio workouts on days you don’t liftweights. Most cardio workouts work out the legs(find an elliptical machine as they put the least pressure on your knees). Thats great and all but don’t you want an upper body to match? :) Learn how to take your pulse and learn what zone you should be in. Rests between sets is important. You want to work the muscle and not train the catabolic process. Suggested 3 day weights, 2 days cardio 2 days rest.
Since you are intending to lose 44 lbs (although you don’t even know your bodyfat level apparently) plan on being on the diet for at 11-14.5 weeks. That is if you have the correct work out and diet to lose 3-4 lbs a week. Few people make it past 3 weeks even when losing the weight succesfully. WILLPOWER is what you will need the most of.
Fatpad apparently isn’t uniform for everyone, people with the same level of bodyfat have different levels of pubic fatpad. I’ll wish for the best and say you will end up with .5 inches of fatpad.
PE seems to benefit more on a caloric deficient diet. I made my greatest gains then, but others have been reporting that too. I read up on it somewhere in this forum. I am going back on my cutting phase soon, if you want some friendly motivational competition? :p
Losing weight isn’t difficult. Keeping the weight off is the biggest problem of the majority of dieters. Losing weight the correct way is what everyone should want to do (few know how). It takes knowledge and willpower. I have my diets planned on paper down to the number of grams of fat,protein,carbs I need. I know exactly how many calories I am consuming daily, in each meal and when I need to eat. I find that I have to force myself to eat, rather than want to eat. I do 5-6 meals a day, 1 every 4 hours.
If you live in the states you have no excuse for not being able to plan your diet. The USA has nutritional labels on nearly every food product. The Internet gives you access to so many resources. Have you ever wondered how you would try to diet if these weren’t available? You’d have to measure and weigh everything and look up their values in a book!
I’m sorry to hear about your job and fiancee. Playing computer games is a great hobby of mine. It’s not a bad thing. This is the best time to start losing bodyfat. You should be ready for the pool/beach in spring and summer! Remember, WILLPOWER!!!
NOW 32yrs old 8.5 BPSL 7.75 BPEL 5.5-5.75-6.25* upper/mid/base EG 5.0 BPFL glans tip 5.0 FG shaft Hang, Stretch, Jelq, Pump, Clamp
Goal 8.0 EL 6.0 EG Asian - Thai 5' 10" uncircumcised
Some form of cardiovascular exercise is important as other members have mentioned. It is also important to note that some sort of resistance training should be done a few times a week to maintain the muscle you have. You want to take in less calories than your body needs. 500 calories is a general guideline for 1 pound of weight loss per week. You can get all technical and detail oriented if you want. However, and I think this goes with PE too, that people go into “analysis paralysis.” You get caught up in the variations of exercises, the order things should be done in, the exact amounts of time, weight and so on.
KISS-Keep it Simple Stupid 1. Eat Less. 2. Move Around More.
BPEL - 5.75 inches
BPFSL - 6.25 inches
Lets put it a different way.
Your fat pad can be .50”-1.00” or so when you are lean, and not necessarily severely “cut”.
Severely cut like a high performance sprinter or athelete and you have a fat pad of .20-.40”.
If your fatpad is 1.00” or greeater then you are “fat”. Makes it simple.
Lean up. You have 1.50” of bonus dick already, and maybe even 2.00” if you get alot of your fat out.
There is a nother side benefit to the weight loss.
Erection strength goes up. So it will be a bit longer and fatter just because your body was used to moving so much more blood… You lost the weight, now you have less mass to move the blood thru.
Easy rule to remember:
“gut goes out - you lose dick” “lose gut - you gain dick”
Its the way it works…
With the weight loss, confidence will come up as you will be percieved differently, and the eyes dont lie.
This confidence if you harness it correctly will have side benefit of improved flaccid, and improved erect cock length.
Theres alot to learn, and alot of it is in the mind.
I personally have about .75” of bonus dick, and im not even that fat.
Lol I am trying to lose also. I am at 6 1 235.
I have lost 15 pounds from the stationary
bike and walking. I try to only eat at meal times.