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lol - starting with a diet & healthy food -topic and ending with CurryWurst links & tips, where to get the hottest in town

too funny

BTW - only reducing food / calories is no real solution.
you gotta do more changes to get results like sports / training, changing some behaviors in your daily acting.
the combination brings you much better results and help you to keep them longterm.

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BTW - only reducing food / calories is no real solution.
you gotta do more changes to get results like sports / training, changing some behaviors in your daily acting.
the combination brings you much better results and help you to keep them longterm.

Couldn't agree more.

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A recent post about diets shows me that we've got some smart people here on the forum when it comes to their diet.

I need to lose some weight (hence "Big" in "Big Mike").

Like trading, I think a diet is all about accountability and responsibility. I wanted to ask you guys for some ideas though, on what you are doing to maintain a good diet as a trader.

I usually find myself in my office 8-12 hours a day. I don't eat in my office. I rarely even drink (ie: water) in my office. When I am in here, I am working. Emails, forum, trading, etc. So I don't have a problem of snacking while working.

What gets me is when I leave the office. I generally end up eating overly large meals since I am quite hungry after not eating for so long. I also have a bad habit/routine of eating these meals while watching TV, it's my "quiet time" or perhaps more accurate -- my time to relax and not think about work: emails, forum, trading. I usually watch one or two episodes of a favorite show (no commercials) during this period, so about 1h 30m. Then back to the office.

I've thought about making my own shakes and trying to use that say twice a day in my office so that when I leave to go relax I am not so starving and eat such a huge unhealthy meal.

What is interesting is back when I worked in the corporate world, I would often times stop for breakfast on the way in to work, then go out and eat lunch, and then nights when I was too tired (most days) I would stop and get something on the way home, too. Eating out three times a day! It's no wonder I gained weight.

Now though, for years I've been self employed. I have complete control over everything in my life that would influence any diet decisions. Yet I haven't lost weight. I have replaced fast food with simply eating more food. So I don't go out often, but the meals I eat at home are big and unhealthy. I also have added a new really bad habit, the midnight snack of some sweets like cookies or something similar, almost every night, before bed.

Anyway, just looking for a discussion on the diet part of diet & exercise from you guys as fellow traders

Mike

Hi Mike,

What does it mean "I need to lose some weight" : Body Mass Index = weight/height[2]
Calculate Your BMI - Standard BMI Calculator
If eating is a pleasure, as prooven by the Roman Empire, than go for quality over quantity (also try not to eat alone)

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Must check this out when I am in Berlin on holiday this june.


Be careful, please.


Have encouraged some French friends of mine to try one of those... .

They felt insulted.

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Be careful, please.


Have encouraged some French friends of mine to try one of those... .

They felt insulted.

Hahaha.

I gotta say, it looks quite tasty. In a disturbing kind of way.

Being from Aussie (well originally New Zealand), we do not have much a history when it comes to cuisine. Not like the french... so I don't think I will feel insulted.

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When I go to the store I basically buy oatmeal, chicken breast, olive oil, rice, spinach, onions, bananas...soy sauce and sriracha when it runs out and that is it.
When I want something tasty I go out to a restaurant with a wait staff, never fast food.
I think in America we are not addicted to food as much as we are addicted to taste. If you eat bland foods for two weeks you start to care less and less about food and only eat when hungry.
You could just as easily lose weight eating 1800 calories of taco bell, pizza and chocolate as 1800 calories of the food above..the problem is you would never just be able to only eat 1800 calories of taco bell, pizza and chocolate through the day as far as average calories per day over a decent sample size.
Once a bowl of plain oatmeal with a splenda packet starts tasting ok, the weight will fall off.
The other really nice part is going out to eat then is an even more amazing experience taste wise.

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My diet

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water & bread








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The best diet in the world :


IF IT TASTES GOOD SPIT IT OUT!

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The best diet in the world :


IF IT TASTES GOOD SPIT IT OUT!


Yeah, whatever you do:

If it is fun it is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

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Biggest Loser


Perhaps Big Mike should start a "Big Mike's Biggest Loser Contest" with weekly weigh ins?

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