Dietary Questions

  • PipHop

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    Sep 22, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    I know that changing one's diet can aid in changing one's body along with working out. However, I have a few questions about that I hope someone can answer please.

    1) For those guys that were already in pretty good shape, how did it change your body/workouts/overall feeling?

    2) How long was that change in food in effect before you could see/feel a difference in yourself?

    3) Has anyone kept their same diet but added supplements instead and found them noticeably beneficial?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Sep 22, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=faq&dbid=26#disctopics
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    Sep 22, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    PipHop saidI know that changing one's diet can aid in changing one's body along with working out. However, I have a few questions about that I hope someone can answer please.

    1) For those guys that were already in pretty good shape, how did it change your body/workouts/overall feeling?

    2) How long was that change in food in effect before you could see/feel a difference in yourself?

    3) Has anyone kept their same diet but added supplements instead and found them noticeably beneficial?

    Thanks in advance.


    1. Depends. Contingent to the change made, it can have a variety of effects.

    2. Depends. There is no point of reference. If you're hungry and you eat, it can have an immediate effect.

    3. Depends. There is not enough information provided. What supplements? What benefits?
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    Sep 22, 2009 5:16 AM GMT
    1) For those guys that were already in pretty good shape, how did it change your body/workouts/overall feeling?

    a better diet is not a quick fix and has no instant gratification...
    personally wen i eat like shit i feel like shit so i stick to the good stuff
    have more energy for wrokouts stamina goes up and shorter recovery

    2) How long was that change in food in effect before you could see/feel a difference in yourself?

    feeling good will take a while... eating healthy is not a quick fix, well worth it but like i said, not alot of people do it because compared to a twinkie, there is no instant gratification

    3) Has anyone kept their same diet but added supplements instead and found them noticeably beneficial?

    to be honest, if u ate good wholesome healthy foods you wouldnt need to suplement but sometimes jacking up protein and sugar intake after workouts with a suplemntal shake makes life easy

    yes suplements like creatine, caffeine, protein, test boosters work...
    but only wen used properly
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    Sep 23, 2009 2:15 AM GMT
    First tell us what you do eat.

    Sometimes what you don't eat can be more important than what you do.

    I get too much satisfaction from eating to make huge dramatic changes all at once; I use incremental changes to improve my eating habits.

    it might help to keep a food diary so you know where you are starting

  • PipHop

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    Sep 23, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    thanks for the input guys, i was trying to get personal examples of people who switched their foods and what they felt the change was. I eat like a pig at a trough, but have always had a the genes to still stay in shape. I'd like to change that somewhat though I know I love sweets too much to cut that all the way out. I'd just like to increase my athleticism after surgery, but honestly I need to know it there's going to be a real noticeable difference and not some negligible gain. I want to jump higher and run faster, not get bigger and bulkier.
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    Sep 23, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    you love sweets too much to totally cut then out
    then dont
    choose them more wisely and in smaller portions
  • PipHop

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    Sep 23, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    i was gonna ask how to do that - then I thought I really don't have to eat a thing of Haagen-Dazs just because it's in such a small container. Do you know I just found out, those little things are supposed to be 4 servings?! Like who the hell can eat a fourth of that? I hear what you're saying, I guess I wanted some type of quantifiable amount of improvement for giving up my treats, knowing damn well it doesn't work that way.icon_redface.gif "sigh"
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    Sep 24, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    In that example what I did is quit buying ice cream at the grocery.

    Now I only get it at a place that serves it.
    I walk there and order a single scoop.

    Without knowing what else you eat, specific instances are hard to say.
    Perhaps you get the idea from that one.