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Unread 09-18-2014, 10:37 AM
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Default Psychological help with food

A little back ground,

I'm 5' 5" age: 51 and about 175lbs.

When I was in my 20's I was 150 at about 12% BF.

In 2009 I was 180lbs and my Dad died from a massive heart attack, he was 5' 10" at about 350lbs. I vowed to myself I will not die like that, it took me until 2012 to start when I got up to 195lbs.

I lost 45lbs in 8 months by going Paleo, believing that carbs will kill me like my dad. Then I found this site and my eyes were opened and realized I can eat whatever I want and the problem with my dad was that he was fat and that's what killed him, not eating some type of food.

Being free psychologically from Paleo dogma didn't help, I think now, that I was better off ignorant when it comes to maintaining my weight.

Now that I'm free from Paleo dogma tring to lose weight is a major issue that I can't seem to figure out.

So right now I want to be 150lbs again but for some reason psychological I just can't get motivated.

It seems I need some tragic news or purpose to get motivated.

What advice can anyone give? Or where can I go for help with this.

Thanks in advance.
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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:10 PM
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Suck it up or stay fat?

is that good advice?
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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:26 PM
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http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...ysiology.html/
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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:27 PM
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Look, you've got access to top information on nutrition out there and you're complaining you were better off ignorant. I think that is the same as calling yourself dumb. You can still go and do a Paleo diet if you can stick to it better, but I don't think you should, even though you now have the freedom to choose.

You should turn your thinking to: information is there to help, and I will use IF I NEED, to get the goals that I WANT

Btw, think for youserlf: isn't a vow for your father's death enough to motivate you?
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When most people think for themselves, they come up with sheer idiocy.
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In most households the wife is doing all the thinking. And we all know how that works out.

To troypulk: you just need to man up. You are not a victim. It sounds like you are feeling sorry for yourself. You make the choises in your own life which makes you responsible for you own life.

Just set a your goal, make a plan and just go walk your path towards it.
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Learn to eat a diet full of vegetables, fruit and lean meat. Avoid excessive alcohol, sweets and starchy carbs. That should get you on track.

Wait........you know this already. I am not sure we can help you here. You have the tools, you need help with motivation. The last time I checked that wasn't the focus of this board. Maybe it is time to look elsewhere....as in seek professional psychological help. Good luck.
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Suck it up or stay fat?

is that good advice?
I'm like this as well, straight forward and direct, no BS, take it or leave it.

I told my sister this when she was young and instead of realizing the truth of it and losing weight she gained 200lbs and to this day she is a walking blimp.

Thanks for being direct, but I don't think you make a very good counselor.
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Thanks for all the good advice.

One thing that stops my motivation is that I'm only 25lbs away from my goal, I'm not really obese, so really as you all say I need to pull my head out and just do it and stop making excuses.

Thanks
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Thanks for all the good advice.

One thing that stops my motivation is that I'm only 25lbs away from my goal, I'm not really obese, so really as you all say I need to pull my head out and just do it and stop making excuses.

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