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    Of course the glycation could occur with carbs at that level, but obviously it's not very detrimental like consuming 200-300grams a day. He was absolutely ripped and still is. If you can find a picture of when he was a vegetarian, you'll see he lost every single bit of muscle on his body and was very sick. I would really recommend reading some of his books. "The Glycation Factor," is possibly the most informative book ive ever read in my life. How this has been helpful bro and good luck to you!
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    Yea i think i will, thanks man, good luck to you too!

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    You have got me wanting raw milk so bad and there is none near me!
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    Hi Bennett, I just wanted to say I am so impressed with the changes you've made in your life. It's rare to see some one your age make such dramatic life style change w/o any support.

    I think you should really consider taking the job at the farm. We get our raw goat milk from a farm near us and they always have interns. It looks like a great way to learn about sustainable living. The farm is small and they don't make much money so they can't pay the interns, they provide room and board and there's always a lot of interesting people there. If your farm can pay you while your learning I say go for it.

    I'm just going to give you my 2 cents and you can take it or leave it.... you said you were considering joining the military to help pay for your education. But there are other paths to getting to the life you want to lead. It really depends what you want to get from your education. College is very expensive and the debt you take on can really hold you back. If you know what you want to get out of your education and you are sure it will help you get to where you want to be in life, I say go for it. If you aren't quite sure it may be better to wait and get some other experiences and then decide if you still want to go to college.

    I am speaking from experience, my husband and I around 50 we were both raised working class, our parents didn't help us with college so we incurred a lot of debt. It took us a long time to pay it off. I don't regret going to college but now college is so much more expensive I would think twice about going. In hind sight I can see that there are many other paths you can take to get to where you want to be. Getting clear on the life you want to live will help you choose the path you want to take, seeing other ways of living will inform your decision. We have a 14 yr. old son and this is the same thing we tell him.

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    Thanks for the advice. I have officially ruled out the military, just not something I want to do and I know I would be miserable with it. What I really want is to do something in nutrition or be a personal trainer. Or both. I'm considering the farm, but I just feel like it would get old and I don't see myself doing it long term. I have plenty of time to think about it though as I'm working on my GED and if I did take the job it wouldn't be till late winter or early spring. If I didn't take the job I could continue to work in the restaurant business, save money, and still live in the city and do what I want. If I were to go to the farm, it's pretty isolated and that would be my life. I think it would be nice and peaceful for a while as well as being a good learning experience, but If it is just free food and a place to live, when I decide to leave where do I go from there? I'll have no money, unless of course it is paid work. Any money earned would be saved as I'll basically have no expenses as well as all I want of some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. This is a really tough time in life for me, I've never felt so lost.
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    I am glad to hear you've ruled out the military. I know it's hard when you don't what direction to take but try and stay focused on what gives you the most pleasure. The farm would be isolated and maybe that's not what you want right now. Just stay open to new possibilities.

    When I was 22 I decided to go to Europe, I stayed for 1 1/2 yrs traveling and working odd jobs. Sometimes it was pretty rough living but I learned so much, I'm glad I did it. When my husband was 18 he did Outward Bound and it had a profound effect on his life. You are young, healthy and smart and from what I've seen you do with your health it seems like you are very focused. I wish I knew what you know about health when I was your age. You know you can always try something for a while and if doesn't resonate with you, try something else.

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    The sour milk I drank tonight reminded me of how much I love the stuff and how important fermented foods are. I need to get back on consuming them everyday. I want to start including a wider variety of foods particularly ferment and live foods. Going to start some homemade sauerkraut soon and will start consuming fermented dairy daily again. About to start more soured milk and also have cream cheese in the works. Really wanting to include fermented plants, high meats, and perhaps some sprouted nuts into my diet. I remember reading in the experiments with Stefansson, their gut flora was almost instantly killed off on the all meat diet. Although during his travels in the Artic, stink fish consumption was almost daily. Tonight, I did something I rarely do. I ate some ice cream and some nutella...and then some cookies. Felt just terrible after it. I told myself I'd just have one ice cream bar, after that I felt life I was back in my childhood days again just raiding the pantry. Like a cocaine addict or something. This is what sugar does to me. I rarely have these cravings for sweet food anymore, but when I do they can be powerful. I mostly crave savory nowadays. It's not like I have a cheat day once a week, rarely even once a month. They never end well. Winding down for bed now, need to be well rested for tomorrow. Gonna freakin blast my chest!
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    Words cannot describe how fucking horrible I feel right now. This is the last time I will ever eat that shit again, fucking shitty ass processed ass junk. My body is basically screaming at me in agony right now, like what the fuck did you do to me? What is this junk? Fake food, crap, SAD food. This is a feeling like non other
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    Back from the gym and just finished a post workout meal. 5 cups raw goat's milk, 6 raw eggs, 1tbs coconut oil, 1tbs cocoa powder. Still getting used to the goats milk lol. Still felt pretty shitty when I woke up, but feel much better now that I had a good workout and some nutritious food in me. I've decided to start taking coconut oil again as I've noticed when I do I feel better mentally and physically. Going to start using I on my skin and hair again as well. Cutting calories now, trying to stay in the 2200-2350 range. Down to two meals a day now and staying on top of my IF. I don't know that all these 24 hour fast I did last week were very beneficial seeing as how I ended up breaking down last night. Wasn't very happy with the numbers on the scale this morning but I realize a lot of it is water weight. It won't be very hard to get those numbers down with IF, consistent workouts, and 2200 calories a day. Not that they were substantially higher, I weighed 162. I think IF is much more sustainable than long fast. I got down to 156 in the 58 hour fast, but obviously I've gained it all back. With IF, it's easy to stay on top of calories as well as keep the numbers down. On the other hand, my workout went very well this morning. I did the most dips I've ever done in my life. Here's the results.

    Monday - Chest & Shoulders
    (Started with usual warm-up)
    Push-ups:
    Set 1: 12
    Set 2: " "
    Iso: 10 secs up 10 secs down

    Bench Press:
    Set 1: 8 at 105lbs
    Set 2: " "
    Iso: 10 secs at 55lbs

    Overhead Press:
    Set 1: 8 at 60lbs
    Set 2: " "
    Iso: 10 secs / bar

    Dips:
    Set 1: 15
    Set 2: 10
    Iso: 10 secs up & down

    Butterfly Machine
    Set 1: 15 at 60lbs
    Set 2: 10 at 60lbs
    Iso: 10 secs at 40lbs

    Cooled down on the row machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by BennettC View Post
    Just got back from the farm, what an amazing experience! Over 70 acres of beautiful land. They had every animal you could imagine. Horses, goats, donkeys, cows, chickens, geese, ducks, pigs, dogs, cats, ponds full of fish. Ended up staying 3 hours on the farm and really hit it off with the ladies. Picked up four gallons of fresh raw goats milk one of which was milked right before I got there and was still warm! Also picked up 9 dozen assorted eggs. I got a full tour of the farm and they like me so much I was offered a job and place to live. I'm seriously considering it, but we agreed first and foremost to get my GED then move forward from there. It would be a great opportunity and wonderful experience. I have been considering agriculture for quite sometime and after witnessing farm life firsthand today, I have to say I really fell in love. I love animals and sustainable living off the land. It was so peaceful out there, words can't even describe how wonderful my experience was today. I had some milk in my coffee on the way home today, but I haven't tried it straight up yet as I'm in the middle of a fast right now. The flavor was kind of goaty, which I didn't mind. It came from the warm jar so I suspect the flavor will somewhat mellow out in the fridge. Either way I don't mind the taste at all. Going to get some rest, I'm exhausted from the drive.
    YOU TAKE THIS JOB! Well, if you can get that GED at the same time. You have an opportunity to break away from a bad situation and be embraced by a culture and group of people who have like minds. It is a place of peace and health and hard work; but good work! You are young... spending a few months or years at the farm will not derail your path or it could create a new one! I don't see anything but positives except for the GED issue.

    If you are serious about this and will work for them as they expect you to do, then do it! Trust me, at age 47 I wish I had taken risks and done things that break from the norm when I was young and had only myself to worry about. The people at the farm were so impressed with you that they offered you a job??? GO FOR IT. Go back and visit again to make sure it is what you want and if you have the same feeling (and the same offer) then I say do it.

    I'll keep reading to see if you say anything else about it.

    Good for you.

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