I got the mostly healthy diet part but I only recently started exercising. Turns out sword fighting is excellent exercise.
@Fairy Squad Mother, badass
@Fairy Squad Mother, yes, yes it is! HEMA or Kendo or other?
@Fairy Squad Mother, literlay take b vitamins and other minerals ,vitamins. And dont eat at all. Just drink water. Your body after a while will metabalize the fat. But you need b vitamins so the body can do that.also other nutriets since you wont be eating. You still need minerals and stuff. But yeah all the energy you need is in your fat stores. Also research before you try. its basically atkins diet and or keto diet. your breath will smell a bit. until tour body adjusts
@Hot Coffee, Dagohir, Darkon, and ORCS. My favorite weapons are pole arms. Mostly glaive and spear. I’m getting better with short sword though.
@Fairy Squad Mother, wow! This is a whole new world to explore! I had no idea! This looks amazing, thank you for sharing :)
@Cuactemoc4919, that’s crazy effective, but very difficult to do. Definitely be careful, especially if you have have an eating disorder.
Literally me right now. Every aspect of my life is much more difficult because I just keep getting fatter. Can someone give me advise on how to fix this? I have 0 will to actually work out. I’ll do it once a month and give up by day 2.
@Child Slapper, be me. Break up with gf of 5 years. Hook up with a girl, she finds my body super unattractive. Because don't look after myself Training begins.
@Child Slapper, count calories as an absolute basic. At the end of the day, all weightloss is calories in calories out. Download an app for free to track what you eat, use an online calculator to get an approximation of your calorie needs, and just eat less than your weight maintenance caloric intake. Works even better if you can do a changing caloric value every day (ex: mon:2200, tues:1800, wed:2100, thur:2200, fri:1700, etc) and set it up based on your needs for the week. It's not a fast way to lose weight, but it is a consistent way, just have to recalculate your caloric needs every month or so as you lose weight, and you can of course add exercise for additional caloric deficit. Slow and steady wins the race.
@Child Slapper, additional info for this method: don't set your daily caloric intake too low as that will cause a starvation cycle, where the body slows its metabolic rate down to conserve materials and can actually cause you to gain weight in the long run. Around 500cals a day below maintenance (on average) is a good way to go, and will lead to ~1lb/week weight loss. Example: if your maintenance calories were 2400/day=16800/week, then subtract 3500 from the weekly total and divide it up into seven days. You can do the same amount of calories ever day, but your body will acclimate to that quickly. Better to do some days higher and some days lower to keep the metabolism burning and prevent acclimation. Also, drink plenty plenty of water.
@Child Slapper, I downloaded Just Run, it gets you from nothing to a 5k over time. I'm on week 5 and I can jog 2 miles now without too much effort.
@Child Slapper, this is relatively broad, but the best advice I can give is take your time and be patient, especially if you have 0 will. Get on a not very strict diet and try to do very simple exercises, waking for instance is a great and simple way of burning some calories. Many people want to get results quickly but in reality, doing so is extremely difficult and often unsustainable. Take small steps and wait a year or so, you’ll be surprised how far you’ll have gotten
@Child Slapper, The easiest thing to start with is to try and cut out sugar, especially from drinks. Also, try to go out for a walk once a day, it's exercise but not physically stressful.
@Child Slapper, that’s the shïtty part of discipline, it just sucks.
@Child Slapper, Navy seal Hodgkins said that every day, just do something that sucks. Preferably early so the rest of the day is for the good. He also said that on days he didn't feel like doing it... He just reminded himself that that's what a Lil bitch would say, then proceeded to do said shjtty activity.
@Child Slapper, high fat, moderate protein, no carbs. The proper human diet. I lost over 100 pounds in less than a year and I’ve completely baffled my doctor. No exercise necessary. He says I’ve reversed my pre-diabetes and early coronary artery clogging issues, and he can’t believe it.
@Child Slapper, Not reading the other comments so I don't know if my advice is already here:
1) cut down on carbs. Don't cut them out, that's stupid and won't last. Less pasta/rice/bread.
2) REALLY cut down on fried and processed foods, especially fast food. At least skip french fries on most meals if you're eating out.
3) up your protein and vegetable intake. It will make you less hungry in the long run. Plus, you will generally feel better.
4) cut down on sugars. Soda, candy bars, ice cream, etc. Some chocolate every week won't kill you but if you're grabbing soda or flavored coffee everyday, consider alternatives.
5) Drink more water.
6) Don't eat till you're full, eat till you're satisfied. If you're eating at home, go for a small-portion first helping, then go for similar portions seconds and thirds if you're still hungry. You don't need to be stuffed.
Americans in a nutshell!