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  1. Servbot24

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    Vegetables are healthy, fast food and processed food are not.

    Although nutrition is complex, there is no need to treat it as being complex. Common sense will get you very far.
     
  2. CoolSuezo

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    My tactic: I cook my own food and play Beat Saber for about an hour every day. So, I know what's going into my body and I know I'm getting exercise on a semi-daily basis (bonus that it doesn't really feel like working out). I ain't got no Chris Hemsworth body, but I'm satisfied with where I'm at for the moment.

    If you enjoy cooking and work up a sweat regularly, you'll likely be fine. If you want them chiseled buns, that's another story and you should get thee 'tocks to a gym.
     
  3. The_Land

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    Buy a fit bit and shoot for 25,000 steps a day.
     
  4. Hadoken

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    It's diet. Exercise is good and everything but at the end it's still going to be diet. This is more important as you get older. When I was 28 and started weightlifting I sometimes can get away with bad food. At 39 I still workout but I can no longer eat as much shit food as I use to or I'll grow a beer belly.
     
  5. Dorothy Gale

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    I'm looking to be more fit, healthier. Lower blood pressure.
     
  6. Zefah

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    Diet. I recommend going low-carb for general health and removing your gut.

    Use your muscles, too. Try to lift heavy things at least three times a week.

    It really becomes effortless once you get into the groove of things, but it's hard to make the lifestyle switch at first when there are so many temptations to eat garbage and laze around the house all day.
     
  7. Dolobill

    Dolobill
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    Lift and look at yourself in the mirror every day. Need to lose? Eat less. Need to gain? Eat more.
     
  8. SweetVermouth

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    -Don't drink coffee with lots of sugar
    -Drink lotsa water instead or other drinks without calories
    -Eat 1 nice meal per day and apart from that smth. like 1 or 2 sandwiches for breakfast or lunch
    -Try to get some exercise in like cycling to work

    It's not rocket science. You don't gain a massive gut without consuming way more calories than you need.
     
  9. demosthenes

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    This is unhealthy. Try touching your toes with a flat back, you probably won't get very far.

    I think everyone should do yoga 3x a week. Ignore the sometimes overly hippy side and use it for the positives: improving flexabilty, strength, and being a great work out.

    Find studios in your area. Look for flow or vinyasa classes, I love heated vinyasa. They're usually 60 to 85 minutes and heated makes the room 90*. Most studios have a free first class or discount. Just try it out, you'll be awful at the start but the groups I've done yoga with have been very welcoming and supportive. Just keep at it. Find a teacher you like and stick with them. I've found yoga is very teacher dependent.
     
  10. zer0das

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    Exercise as regularly as you can. Even if you have weeks where you don't feel like it or are recovering, if you exercise 2-3 times per week for an hour and stick to it as best you can, the rest should fall into place. It helps if you find something like love doing, so it doesn't feel like a chore (for me it is tennis or hiking). Cut out junk food and sweets as much as possible. Like whatever you're eating now, cut it to 10% of that, if even. Don't drink soda or other sugary drinks except on special occasions (try to keep yearly consumption at a maximum of like 10-25 L). Eat more fruit and vegetables. Consider walking somewhere instead of driving if it is only a few miles.

    Also keep in mind your metabolism is going to drop significantly as you age without exercise, so you're going to need to start listening to your stomach and stop eating sooner. Honestly it absolutely sucks at first, but then you get used to it and you realize how miserable you were with all that sugar in your diet.
     
  11. Focus on core exercises to keep your middle tight and realize that most men put on weight into their gut first (which is why you see so many men with beer bellies) just like women tend to put on weight around their waist and hips first.
     
  12. Nude_Tayne

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    People overcomplicate it. The difficulty is not in knowing what to do, but just doing it. It's a matter of will power. Don't eat junk, don't eat too much, don't drink too much, and get some form of exercise (cardio and strength training) on a regular basis.
     
  13. Don't eat after 9pm (8pm if you can), and put emphasis on a hearty breakfast.

    As others have mentioned, cut beer out for the most part (same with sugary drinks).

    STRETCH DAILY! You'll be amazed how much better and limber you feel, if you regularly stretch, even for just a month straight.

    This post is super important too.
     
  14. Broken Hope

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    Lol no, the difference in BMR is tiny.
     
  15. JB1981

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    Yea but a lot of the dudes I see at work who look like this aren’t really old, they’re new fathers or married with kids in their late 30s/early 40s and have just let themselves go.
     
  16. I see this as my job and it's ugly. I'm a woman and the woman here also just gave out. I'm going to the gym everyday and watching what I eat. I work a desk job but I don't want to be broad. I make sure to emphasize that to my boyfriend who also works a desk job. I don't want none of that gut shit. So yeah OP, definitely watch what you eat or cut down on the things you currently eat and get excersize in. You will live longer that way.

    If you don't know where to start, try meal prepping to limit yourself first and do some cardio, such as running or biking to get the habit moving. Then kick it up a notch to lifting if you are confident to do so.
     
  17. ironjoe

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    Definitely get a fitbit or equivalent. Set a reasonable step goal, and keep increasing it. Although, mine just busted and I'm in the market for a new one.
     
  18. kageroo

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    I'm convinced you don't even need to do much exercise, just eat healthy. Especially no beer / alcohol, or fast-food of any kind.

    Tip for alcohol : alcohol is actually a disinfectant. Why would you drink this?


    Fast food, well, common sense should help here as well.
     
  19. oldboss

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    use common sense
     
  20. pargonta

    pargonta
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    eat some avocados and sweet potatoes, buy some hummus
     
  21. Noel Ross

    Noel Ross
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    I see this in my workplace too.

    Doesn't help that my job provides snacks like soda, candy (twix,M&ms,Snickers), Cup of noodles aka cup of sodium all for free to us.

    Theres water provided but not enough people drink it. We had fresh fruit being delivered too but no one ate it.
     
  22. Get a Shake Weight
     
  23. WoahW

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    What is with these posts man? Eat healthily and excercise is all you need to do
     
  24. Nerdyone

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    Exercise and watch what you eat. I'm 43 and in decent shape because I workout 6 days a week and eat small meals. Would be thinner if I drank less
     
  25. Meatfist

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    Moving from Beer to Liquor helped me quite a bit, as well as avoiding useless carbs (soda, fries, chips, etc.)
     
  26. My boyfriend bought me the versa which is pretty nice. My main issue is that it doesn't have Spotify integration but that's about it.
     
  27. Hecht

    Hecht
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    Locking this as it's a low effort thread made by an alt-account.
     
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