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Man, I just cant seem to get my diet going the way i need it Iwas doing good but last week I got sick so I didnt workout for about a week. Now i find myself gorging on choclate and candy and mcdonalds:eek: . The thing is when I am working out and dieting I dont even want the food and sometimes I get sick. I know all this and yet for some reason I pig out alot. WTF is up with that?! Anyone else ever have this problem? I try and think of my new body ill have but mainly i think about fighting in about 3 months and this still doesnt work. Jetcar and JCC, you have put some very resourceful info about dieting on here but now im curios about putting it to work. Really I guess im just wondering if anyone else does this?
 

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Texas Tyrant said:
Man, I just can't seem to get my diet going the way need it.

I was doing good but last week I got sick so I didn't workout for about a week.

Now I find myself gorging on choclate and candy and McDonalds.

The thing is when I am working out and dieting I don't even want the food and sometimes I get sick.

I know all this and yet for some reason I pig out alot.

WTF is up with that?!

Anyone else ever have this problem?

I try and think of my new body I'll have but mainly I think about fighting in about 3 months and this still doesnt work.

Jetcar and JCC, you have put some very resourceful info about dieting on here but now I'm curious about putting it to work.

Really I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else does this?
Maybe you got to learn the hard way!

You say you got a fight coming up in three months.

If your opponent has the same problems you do, you got maybe an even chance to win if all other things are equal, but if not, your going to get your butt kicked.

And maybe even a royal butt-kick if you don't start exercising some will power as for eating the right food, and to exercise some training discipline.

Boxing is a tough sport, and you need to eat right and to train hard, and to not keep late nights.

Nobody can do this for you, you got to do it yourself.

If you aren't able to do that you need to give up the idea of being a boxer.

Hope you don't mind a little tough talk, kid.

You can do it!

JJC
 

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Maybe you got to learn the hard way!

You say you got a fight coming up in three months.

If your opponent has the same problems you do, you got maybe an even chance to win if all other things are equal, but if not, your going to get your butt kicked.

And maybe even a royal butt-kick if you don't start exercising some will power as for eating the right food, and to exercise some training discipline.

Boxing is a tough sport, and you need to eat right and to train hard, and to not keep late nights.

Nobody can do this for you, you got to do it yourself.

If you aren't able to do that you need to give up the idea of being a boxer.

Hope you don't mind a little tough talk, kid.

You can do it!

JJC

Thanks for the encouragement no idont mind at all thats what i need. Noone else really pays attenttion to what i do. Its just aggravating me because i have eaten junk food all my life giving it up is harder than expected.
 

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honestly, i have the tendency to eat a lot of junk food during the holidays, and maybe once a week ill have some. (cake, cookies, pastries, chocolate etc.) BUT i stay away from fast food... those shouldnt be considered meals. i think its 1 thing to snack on cookies and such, and another thing to eat a full meal of garbage.

so my advice to you is, indulge ONCE in a WHILE (sugar is actually important to your body for energy) but dont OVER indulge. you have to figure when its time to indulge and when its time to work hard.
 

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Texas Tyrant said:
Man, I just cant seem to get my diet going the way i need it Iwas doing good but last week I got sick so I didnt workout for about a week. Now i find myself gorging on choclate and candy and mcdonalds:eek: . The thing is when I am working out and dieting I dont even want the food and sometimes I get sick. I know all this and yet for some reason I pig out alot. WTF is up with that?! Anyone else ever have this problem? I try and think of my new body ill have but mainly i think about fighting in about 3 months and this still doesnt work. Jetcar and JCC, you have put some very resourceful info about dieting on here but now im curios about putting it to work. Really I guess im just wondering if anyone else does this?
i know exsactly what you mean and i was exsactly the same. i got a good bit of advice a while back that was to try and set 1 day a week aside where i can do and eat what i want and that days a friday. i dont train, i eat what i want (obviously not OTT) and i have a few beer's. you may find if you do this it will help you stick to a strickt training plan during the week.
 

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Texas Tyrant said:
Thanks for the encouragement no I don't mind at all thats what I need.
I'm always willing to help people who seek help who I think are sincere in trying to better themselves.

Especially youngsters, and those who have interest in becoming boxers.


Texas Tryant said:
Noone else really pays attention to what I do.

Its just aggravating me because I have eaten junk food all my life giving it up is harder than expected.
If you want to be healthy, and to remain so?

You've got to stop eating the junk food.

I know of many people today, including youngsters that are sick and in very poor health, for reasons of junk food addictions.

I wish you well.

JJC
 

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i know exsactly what you mean and i was exsactly the same. i got a good bit of advice a while back that was to try and set 1 day a week aside where i can do and eat what i want and that days a friday. i dont train, i eat what i want (obviously not OTT) and i have a few beer's. you may find if you do this it will help you stick to a strickt training plan during the week.
This is an extremely wise and easy to manage approach.

I can say from experience that after a few weeks of having an "eat anything" day (other 6 days strict diet) works very well.

What happened with me is that my body adjusted to the schedule, and demanded less junk food every Saturday.

I found myself eating reasonable portions instead of gorging on the junk.

It's a good way of inserting a little confidence building and positive reinforcement: tell yourself, "I can have this on Saturday, so I'll wait".

You'll start to earn another degree of self-respect every time you make that deal with yourself.
 

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Texas Tyrant said:
Man, I just cant seem to get my diet going the way i need it Iwas doing good but last week I got sick so I didnt workout for about a week. Now i find myself gorging on choclate and candy and mcdonalds:eek: . The thing is when I am working out and dieting I dont even want the food and sometimes I get sick. I know all this and yet for some reason I pig out alot. WTF is up with that?! Anyone else ever have this problem? I try and think of my new body ill have but mainly i think about fighting in about 3 months and this still doesnt work. Jetcar and JCC, you have put some very resourceful info about dieting on here but now im curios about putting it to work. Really I guess im just wondering if anyone else does this?
Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I didn't do my morning workout.

I'm not beating myself up over that fact. Life happens.

In your case, you were sick. That's perfectly acceptable.

The trick to all of this is to understand that choices have consequences. JCC said it well, in an earlier post, "no one else can do this for you."

Forum members are here to support you, but in the end, it's you against the other guy in the ring.

Be honest with yourself. When you get the urge to pile down three happy meals, pause, and remind yourself of the consequences:

1. No nutritional benefits from what I'm about to eat.

2. No value for my money.

3. I'm gonna suffer long-term guilt for some short-term pleasure.

Keep your eye on the big picture. A cookie here or there won't have a big impact, as someone already mentioned. Twice a day at McDonalds...not so good.

Take small steps toward your goal, build on your progess and your ability to commit to a plan.

Diet, excercise, training, rest/recovery and of course, the all important "mental game" are the areas you need to develop to become the boxer you envision yourself to be.

If you try to do it all at once, you'll fail.

If you plug away diligently, and systematically, you'll succeed.

Many people have had success by keeping training journals. It's sometimes pretty useful to track your progess and see that your "down days" aren't as bad as your mind is making it out to be. At the end of the week, you can give yourself the credit for all the miles you've run, the hours you've logged at the gym, and any other thoughts you've jotted down.

You've got to give yourself permission to succeed, once you do that, you won't struggle with the choices you need to make to reach your goal.

Easier said than done, but trust me, it's possible.
 

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tommygunn said:
i know exsactly what you mean and i was exsactly the same. i got a good bit of advice a while back that was to try and set 1 day a week aside where i can do and eat what i want and that days a friday. i dont train, i eat what i want (obviously not OTT) and i have a few beer's. you may find if you do this it will help you stick to a strickt training plan during the week.
i work similarly to this, except i will indulge in some treats maybe once every 2 weeks instead of every week.

i used to drink and smoke a lot of ganja before i started boxing, so of course this was not an easy habbit to break. but i broke it and now i dont drink or do any of that stupid shi*t anymore. my personal advice is not to drink often (like once a week), as alcohol is poison.. and as we all know posion = no good :dunno:
 

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You have to eat the right food that furnishes your body with the power, strength and energy it needs.

Energy is largely derived from the foods you eat.

So its of vital importance, then, that you use great care in eating only those foods which will build your health, increase your strength and energy, giving you more and more power, strength and energy.

Your not going to be able to build your health, and to have more power and stamina by just physical trainng and exercise alone without also eating the right food.


JJC
 

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Here's a good article Tyrant, will help you to keep things simple, and to find some balance to all this advice.

8 Ways to Tame a Raging Appetite

1. Guarantee Success
How long do you think you can stick to a new plan? Find a duration that you're 100 percent confident you can achieve, even if it's just a couple of days. "Once you make it to your goal date, start the process over," says Mary Vernon, M.D., president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. "This not only establishes the notion that you can be successful, but also gives you a chance to start noticing that eating better makes you feel better, reinforcing your desire to continue."

2. Find More Motivation
If your diet's only purpose is to help you finally achieve six-pack abs (or even just a two-pack), it may be hard to stick with for the long haul. The solution? "Provide yourself with additional motivators," says Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D. He suggests monitoring migraines, heartburn, acne, canker sores, and sleep quality, along with common measures of cardiovascular health. "Discovering that your new diet improves the quality of your life and health can be powerful motivation," says Volek.

3. Don't Dwell on Mistakes
Okay, you over-indulged. What's the next step? "Forget about it," says James Newman, a nutritionist at Tahlequah City Hospital, in Oklahoma, who followed his own advice to shed 250 pounds. (That's right, 250 pounds.) "One meal doesn't define your diet, so don't assume that you've failed or fallen off the wagon," he says. Institute a simple rule: Follow any "cheat" meal with at least five healthy meals and snacks. That ensures that you'll be eating right more than 80 percent of the time.

4. Eat Breakfast
Sure, you've heard this one before. But consider that if you sleep for 6 to 8 hours and then skip breakfast, your body is essentially running on fumes by the time you reach work. And that sends you desperately seeking sugar, which is easy to find. "The most convenient foods are often the same ones you should be avoiding," says Berkowitz. That's because they're usually packed with sugar (candy bars, soda), or other fast-digesting carbohydrates (cookies, chips). Which leads to our next strategy.

5. Install Food Regulators
It's time for a regime change. Clean out your cupboard and fridge, then restock them with almonds and other nuts, cheese, fruit and vegetables, and canned tuna, chicken, and salmon. And do the same at work. "By eliminating snacks that don't match your diet but providing plenty that do, you're far less likely to find yourself at the doughnut-shop drive-thru or the vending machine," says Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D., president of Mohr Results, in Louisville, Kentucky.

6. Think Like a Biochemist
It's true: They make all-natural cookies. But even if a cookie is made with organic cane juice (the hippie name for sugar), it's still junk food. Ditto for lots of "health foods" in the granola aisle. That's because hippie sweeteners raise your blood sugar just like the common white stuff. "If you're going to eat a cookie, accept that you're deviating from your plan, and then revert back to your diet afterward," says Berkowitz. "By convincing yourself that it's healthy, you're only encouraging a bad habit."

7. Recognize Hunger
Have a craving for sweets, even though you ate just an hour ago? Imagine eating a large, sizzling steak instead. "If you're truly hungry, the steak will sound good, and you should eat," says Richard Feinman, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in New York City. "If it doesn't sound good, your brain is playing tricks on you." His advice: Change your environment, which can be as easy as doing 15 pushups or finding a different task to focus on.

8. Take a Logical Approach
"Before you take a bite of food, consider whether it's moving you one step closer to your goals or one step farther away," says Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita, California. This won't stop you from making a poor choice every single time, but it does encourage the habit of thinking long-term about what you're eating right now. The payoff is that "80 to 90 percent of the time, you'll make a better decision."
 
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