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    Quick update. Since i have been doing the vegetarian thing i have been experimenting fully with what makes me feel good and what doesnt. Been doing a lot of mono meals, high fat meals and high carb meals and a few combo meals. I think i have finally dialed in on exactly makes me feel good or bad. Im basing off of energy, digestion, inflammation, libido and warmth.

    So far, meat for me is completely counter productive. Meat in almost any form besides really fatty beef like a burger or light fish like in fish tacos just slows everything down and lowers all markers.

    Dairy is the opposite. Milk and cheese seems to immediately bring markers up and is digested very well. Exception is yogart.

    As with dairy vs meat, sugar vs starch is my other big thing. Sugar has an immediate positive effect where as starch in almost all forms act much the same as meat does. The only starch i like is very well baked sweet potatoes but i believe it mostly turns into sugar after cooking for so long. Sugar, mostly fruit sugar also improves my digestion greatly, great BMs twice a day and juicy fruit in the summer is the best. For heat and libido production, nothing beats 5-6 pieces of fruit and 32g dairy protein.

    Other things i have been using a lot with great results is dark chocolate, salt and gelatin. Its interesting the the fat from chocolate and cheese actually makes me feel great even when mixed with lots of carbs but any other fat source is the opposite. Eggs are kind of in the middle.

    So anyway i have settled on a very high sugar diet with only milk, cheese, chocolate, eggs and gelatin as my protein and fat sources. Right now im being pretty strict so grains only make an appearance a few times a week.

    Also expect updated pics in a week or so. Should be near optimal bodyfat. Weight lifting has been going well.
    Last edited by Zach; 06-12-2013, 12:32 PM.

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    • Originally posted by Zach View Post
      update

      Quick update. Since i have been doing the vegetarian thing i have been experimenting fully with what makes me feel good and what doesnt. Been doing a lot of mono meals, high fat meals and high carb meals and a few combo meals. I think i have finally dialed in on exactly makes me feel good or bad. Im basing off of energy, digestion, inflammation, libido and warmth.

      So far, meat for me is completely counter productive. Meat in almost any form besides really fatty beef like a burger or light fish like in fish tacos just slows everything down and lowers all markers.

      Dairy is the opposite. Milk and cheese seems to immediately bring markers up and is digested very well. Exception is yogart.

      As with dairy vs meat, sugar vs starch is my other big thing. Sugar has an immediate positive effect where as starch in almost all forms act much the same as meat does. The only starch i like is very well baked sweet potatoes but i believe it mostly turns into sugar after cooking for so long. Sugar, mostly fruit sugar also improves my digestion greatly, great BMs twice a day and juicy fruit in the summer is the best. For heat and libido production, nothing beats 5-6 pieces of fruit and 32g dairy protein.

      Other things i have been using a lot with great results is dark chocolate, salt and gelatin. Its interesting the the fat from chocolate and cheese actually makes me feel great even when mixed with lots of carbs but any other fat source is the opposite. Eggs are kind of in the middle.

      So anyway i have settled on a very high sugar diet with only milk, cheese, chocolate, eggs and gelatin as my protein and fat sources. Right now im being pretty strict so grains only make an appearance a few times a week.

      Also expect updated pics in a week or so. Should be near optimal bodyfat. Weight lifting has been going well.

      Hey, I've been lurking for a long time and I was wondering, do you have any calorie goals? Or do you just eat what feels right? Just curious I'm just beginning to become familiar with Peat/Roddy/Stone so I've been lurking on you and derp for a while....

      Kinda creepy but yeah lol. Can't wait to see your results

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      • Errbodys welcome here.

        No i dont track calories, i go by hunger and a common routine. Id say i average 2500-5000 on any given day.

        I make sure to get calories in within an hour or teo of waking and then just never go hungry throughout the day. Usually i will taper off calories a few hours before bed.

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        • Great update, Z. I have to say I'm with you in regards to fruit vs. starch -a decision I've fully conceded to in the last hour. I just had a meal of red coconut curry with chicken and zucchini (my one bite of veg for the week) and 2 full scoops of rice. I am so uncomfortable right now I want to rip my clothes off (in a non-sexy way). My lower stomach is pushing on my pants and my upper abdomen is digging into my bra. The last 2 days of increased potatoes and rice has yielded similar results. I've experienced much more phsyical stomach distention from fruit in the past few weeks, but it's not so uncomfortable like this, just ugly. I have to say my energy feels great after the meal I just had but otherwise it does not feel good. I will have to experiment again with sweet potatoes.. my one true love.

          Anywho, it's exciting that you've been able to draw conclusions on your self experiments. Oh, and I readily await your topless photos... <3

          EDIT: Maybe nix the energy thing. Already starting to crash.
          Last edited by ombat; 06-12-2013, 02:44 PM.
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          • I must just be bad at listening to my body. I never notice any ill effects from food. I noticed that excess fruit makes me hot, but that isn't a major drawback. Am I feeling shitty after certain food and just not noticing it? Weird.
            The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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            • Originally posted by aliphian View Post
              I must just be bad at listening to my body. I never notice any ill effects from food. I noticed that excess fruit makes me hot, but that isn't a major drawback. Am I feeling shitty after certain food and just not noticing it? Weird.
              I'm sort of the same. Funny enough we have the same build too. I do know what a very few foods do to me, though. MSG = migraine, nuts = stomach ache, headache, soy = stomach ache, seed oils = stomach ache, pork = stomach ache, mildly greasy skin, headache

              Though most of those things all have one thing in common: PUFA

              Everything else seems to be OK. Too much fat bogs me down, but that's about it.
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              • Originally posted by aliphian View Post
                I must just be bad at listening to my body. I never notice any ill effects from food. I noticed that excess fruit makes me hot, but that isn't a major drawback. Am I feeling shitty after certain food and just not noticing it? Weird.
                I don't notice either. Any physical discomfort I experience after eating is usually caused by overeating (i.e., eating so much that my stomach hurts from being stretched to its limits). I try to avoid that. When I used to eat oatmeal and oat bran, I noticed that they sometimes gave me heartburn. Too much sticky rice will give me heartburn too, but regular rice doesn't seem to have that effect. If I eat too much ice cream, I sometimes feel sick (slightly nauseated). But that's the extent of my knowledge.

                Hey Zach, how do you measure inflammation?

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                • Ombat, have you tried supplementing niacinamide for HCL(stomach acid)? I know, another supplement, but really, it does help.

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                  • Originally posted by diene View Post
                    I don't notice either. Any physical discomfort I experience after eating is usually caused by overeating (i.e., eating so much that my stomach hurts from being stretched to its limits). I try to avoid that. When I used to eat oatmeal and oat bran, I noticed that they sometimes gave me heartburn. Too much sticky rice will give me heartburn too, but regular rice doesn't seem to have that effect. If I eat too much ice cream, I sometimes feel sick (slightly nauseated). But that's the extent of my knowledge.

                    Hey Zach, how do you measure inflammation?
                    Not Zach, but usually I measure inflammation by joint pain; particularly in the fingers and knees. Scalp is probably a good indication too. These are pretty easy to tell, because, they're areas you usually don't feel anything in, especially the scalp.
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                    • Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                      Not Zach, but usually I measure inflammation by joint pain; particularly in the fingers and knees. Scalp is probably a good indication too. These are pretty easy to tell, because, they're areas you usually don't feel anything in, especially the scalp.
                      My fingers pretty much always hurt from climbing and I have screwed up knees. So, what does scalp inflammation look like?
                      The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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                      • Originally posted by aliphian View Post
                        My fingers pretty much always hurt from climbing and I have screwed up knees. So, what does scalp inflammation look like?
                        Haha, I guess I forgot to take into account active people. Red scalp, itchy, tingling, burning, etc;

                        I had this on VLC, before lots of hair shedding, so I'm all too familiar with it. I had system wide inflammation from a backlash of years of shitty food though, being liberated all at once.

                        Thankfully it was short lived after I stopped being dumb, scope out my healthy shine

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                        • Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                          Haha, I guess I forgot to take into account active people. Red scalp, itchy, tingling, burning, etc;

                          I had this on VLC, before lots of hair shedding, so I'm all too familiar with it. I had system wide inflammation from a backlash of years of shitty food though, being liberated all at once.

                          Thankfully it was short lived after I stopped being dumb, scope out my healthy shine

                          Shiny!
                          The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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                          • Word, girls love shiny hair. They always ask how I get my hair like that, I tell them lots of sugar and caffeine. They don't believe me.
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                            • Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                              Word, girls love shiny hair. They always ask how I get my hair like that, I tell them lots of sugar and caffeine. They don't believe me.
                              I don't believe you. Isn't it all that gelatin?
                              The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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                              • Originally posted by Zach View Post
                                Errbodys welcome here.

                                No i dont track calories, i go by hunger and a common routine. Id say i average 2500-5000 on any given day.

                                I make sure to get calories in within an hour or teo of waking and then just never go hungry throughout the day. Usually i will taper off calories a few hours before bed.
                                So this is in no way meant to be sarcastic, but, how do you intend to lose body fat? Just curious. I've also wondered about this with peat/roddy/stone. I know their main deal is to increase metabolism, but how far can a metabolism increase? Is the metabolic increase how you intend to lose body fat? Derp, feel free to jump in on this one

                                Just curious because I'm pretty sure I have a slightly lowered metabolism, and I'd like to fix it and get to a point to where I could lose a little more body fat. I'm probably around 20%ish.

                                Btw, I'm just barely recovering from a serious bout of orthorexia and binging, and reading your journal, derps, and especially yoga bares' has really helped me find a few tips, so thanks!

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