REAL JOCK SUPPORT: How not to gain that extra 5 pounds of fat over the holidays. Let's help each other out!

  • silverfox

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    Nov 18, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    I led a discussion last week in my office regarding the holidays, food, and how not to gain an extra 5 pounds of fat over the holiday season.

    Here are a couple of key points, and I am hoping that you studs will contribute...and we can help each other out.

    1. Gaining weight is not the enemy...gaining fat is. Meaning, you can be weight training over the holidays and your weight may go up. Rule of thumb, if you are weight training stay off the scale, and be more mindful of how well your pants are fitting. Tight around the waist? Probably gaining fat, not muscle.

    2. Try to eat your big meal (holiday, pot luck), early in the day. This way you have the opportunity to burn off some calories by doing something physical the same day. Eat your meal, then do some form of exercise, even if it is just going for a walk with a relative you haven't seen for a long time---DO SOMETHING other than sitting on the couch....wait a couple of hours, eat some more or have dessert.

    3. If you think you are going to be tempted by what is going to be offered at your big meal, try eating something healthy about an hour before you head over to Grandma's.
    This way, you may be able to curb your appetite a bit and not pig out totally.


    I have other tips---- but I would rather hear from some of you.

    How do you keep it together over the holidays without gaining the fat?

    OR.......share with us a problem you might encounter over the holidays and maybe a RealJock has a solution for you.....


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  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 18, 2009 1:27 PM GMT
    Well Michael, thanks for the tips.. but a couple of things...

    1. I'm not tempted by overeating, early or late... I just don't overeat. I know how much I want to eat and then I stop

    2. My largest issue isn't the meal (and to be honest one meal isn't the problem for most people)... its the constant snacking at parties, social gatherings. The availability of these "little fatteners" everywhere.
    It takes some willpower not to eat.. or buy... or have... food like this!
    My bf requests a whole pan of home made fudge compliments of one of my assistants...... blah!!!!

    3. Don't let your workouts suffer as a result of your social obligations.
    So many people let their exercising suffer because of the busy schedules of the holidays. Ick never!
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    Nov 18, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    Ditto on the snack stuff... and don´t go into a dangerous food environment hungry... people don´t necessarily WANT you to have a huge plateful: they will not feel upset that you do not binge (if they do, fuck em). They want you to enjoy the meal. Don´t let the whole thing become a drama and a "I can´t eat as I´m training" burning martyr occasion.

    OR eat a little then a few hours have a little more, if it´s a place where they like you to have seconds.... GENERALLY people who want you to have seconds want you to enjoy what they have cooked, not see you get fat. They will therefore be pleased you still want to eat their food later. Hell... plate up second meal for yourself to microwave.

    Look at this picture

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    Do it for him! DO it for you!
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    Nov 18, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    Wow Lostboy... who is the first guy? he just made it right to the top of my to-do list!

    Anyway..... I keep active, but on Thanksgiving Day, that one big meal is the only one I eat. Maybe a cup of joe or a glass of juice in the morning to get me rolling, but beyond that, just the one meal. Another, more "psychological care" type of thing to do to keep you away from the table or the fridge when you are bored.... go serve Thanksgiving Dinner to the homeless or needy. Doing something like that fills that hole like nothing else can.
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    Nov 18, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
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  • Webster666

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    Nov 19, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    Anybody who gains 5 pounds, only during the holidays, has nothing to worry about because, after the holidays, they will go right back to their usual healthier habit of eating and exercise that they have practiced the other 11 months of the year, hopefully. LOL. So, treat yourself.
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:06 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidAnybody who gains 5 pounds, only during the holidays, has nothing to worry about because, after the holidays, they will go right back to their usual healthier habit of eating and exercise that they have practiced the other 11 months of the year, hopefully. LOL. So, treat yourself.


    Ditto - also I find that for some reason my workouts tend to be really good around the holidays - maybe it's all that fat and sugar icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:15 AM GMT
    As I've lost fat, my mom's gone on a personal crusade to make sure I eat more. Last time I vistited my folks, I made sure I served myself the first plate (yes... or she would have). Instead of piling high, though, I spread the food way out all over my plate. In her frenzy to make sure everyone was enjoying the meal, she fell for the illusion. I also made sure to eat slowly, so I wasn't first done with my otherwise lesser quantity.

    Lostboy - dayum! That first one's hot! I'm definitely inspired!
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:19 AM GMT
    You all prefer the porn star to me... I am so offended icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Nov 19, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    Oh... That's not true, LB! You just need to offer yourself up AS WELL!

    "Do it for him, do it for me, do it for yourself!" would have garnered you a different reply. Are you offering? ;-)
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:28 AM GMT
    ONly as much as he is.
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:33 AM GMT
    It's enough...

    Lostboy - Dayum! You're hot! I'm DEFINITELY inspired!
  • GQjock

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    Nov 19, 2009 7:53 AM GMT
    Pictures like that will make me wanna cry everytime
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 19, 2009 8:17 AM GMT
    GQjock saidPictures like that will make me wanna cry everytime
    someone comes into my office with a box of cookies icon_neutral.gif



    Well Joey, just remember that a month after Christmas when the little girls arrive at your office wanting you to buy boxes of girl scout cookies....

    LOL
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Nov 19, 2009 2:10 PM GMT
    Gaining weigh is always an Enemy
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    Nov 19, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    Learn how to cook.

    If you learn how to make a few relatively healthy dishes that taste fantastic and only bring them out during the holidays people will be happy you brought them along. Here are some things I like:

    toasted pecan stuffed dates
    arugula salad with black pepper, lemon, and balsamic vinegar
    braised leeks, shallots, and red onion over rye bread

    Yesterday I was reading Mark Bittman's piece on easy Thanksgiving sides. Some of them look freakin' delicious and pretty healthy (others are perfectly decedent).