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I fkn love March!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BreaknBrix, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    For NEUSA... not sure if you guys felt it this year like I did... but this was one of the most brutal, relentless, cold, miserable winters I've ever been through.

    I don't track weather by year all I know is this winter was so consistently cold my mind snapped and I actually went vegan.

    After 32 years of eating meat / animal products the cold got to me so bad I NEEDED some type of escape. Some drastic new change in my life and it's been 14 days since I've eaten any form of animal byproducts (including dairy).

    I have no agenda to spread vegan on anyone. But let me just say that healthwise I feel like superman. My early winter fat is melting off my body with LESS exercise than normal. My blood pressure is lower than it's been in 6 years. My cholesterol is also low. And I'm getting boners at least 5xs more than I normally do. I even mentioned it to my doctor thinking this was some "vegan myth" but he confirmed he's heard it many times before.

    What's weird, financially nothing has improved. My business is seasonal and things don't generally take off till late April.

    But I feel absolutely incredible. I'm calmer when driving. Calmer everywhere I go. Feel more focused. More energy. Sleeping better. I haven't just gotten compliments on my face looking thinner but someone complimented my NOSE the other day. They said "your nose looks sharper". I said "what?" Then looked in a mirror and noticed they were right.

    I think there was a tiny bit of fat keeping my nose round from eating animal fat / protein and it looks more narrow now. It's pretty crazy.

    I want to be clear. I did NOT do this for political reasons. Didn't do it to save any animals. I have no problems with slaughter houses or people who eat meat (my middle brothers a butcher). It was a combination of a film I saw (Forks Over Knives), health research and unbearably cold weather.

    One final thing. I've been bodybuilding as a hobby forever. Even when I was a pothead / drug addict. And I've always been taught "meat is good, you need it for protein and muscle". So naturally I'd eat tons of chicken, turkey and fish. But I can say for a fact, the way I feel now, even if I do lose some muscle (which I haven't) I'm most likely sticking to this "diet" forever.

    Just wanted to give a shout out to March, the warm weather that's coming and any dudes who are feeling sluggish, tired or have health problems. This is the best time of year to take action & MARCH forward. The weather's changing. Bears are waking up and shit. In 2 months clothes will start falling off females. Do yourself a favor and take care of your health.

    Cheers!

    -BB

    ps. If anyone is seriously considering doing this. The **1** thing that helped me the most was I repetitively told myself "this is gonna be easy". And when OTHER PEOPLE said "you're gonna fail" or "this is gonna be hard"... I IMMEDIATELY corrected them and said, "it's gonna be exactly what I think it will, I think it will be easy, so that's what it will be". And so far it's been pretty damn easy.
     
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    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    Good for you, but I don't want to stop eating meat. I enjoy it way too much.
     
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  3. ComputerJunkie

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    Let me know when you pick up a maccy D's on the way home from buying your sack of carrots.

    whatever floats your boat.
     
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    "And I'm getting boners at least 5xs more than I normally do."
    Lmfao.
     
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  5. wizard04

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    Actually there are lot of scientists that have provided prof that being vegan is not good for your health.
    Your body needs the crucial amino acids that are only found in meat, milk, eggs, etc.
    I'm not saying eating at mcD is healthier but if you cook your food the right way eating meat is very very beneficial for you.
     
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  6. eXampL

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    I agree that eating a lot of meat is not healthy at all however I find it really hard to avoid eating any form of animal byproducts and still get all the protein that I need per day. Anyways, hats off to you for being able to do this.
     
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    luckily many doctors have shown proof that not only are marlboro cigarettes mild and good for you. but aspartame is a good thing to ingest.

    p.s. how do the vegan animals (elephants, hippos, cows, giraffes) get those much needed nutrients without snacking on turtles and frogs?
     
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  8. togerr

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    Maybe we need soem form of balance. some meat and some vegetables would do great.
    of course going vegan will be great in all front except the amino acids thing mentioned above.
     
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    Good for you dude. I don't know if I would ever want to make the switch, I like my meat. My biggest struggle when working out is actually being able to put on weight. I suspect going vegan would make this a bit more difficult for me.
     
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  10. wizard04

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    Your comparison is ignorant.
    And also the polar bear can swim in ice waters every day for 100Km. From your logic you can co to Antarctica and do that every day.

    PS. Human body and organism is not the same as the rest of the animals in this planet....I know its mind blowing.
     
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    Good for you BnB!

    One word of caution with a vegan diet though - there are certain minerals and vitamins a vegan (and even a vegetarian) diet won't provide so it's important to make sure you supplement your diet ensure your body gets them.

    B vitamins are probably the best example, specifically B12. It's a really important vitamin and B12 deficiency is not good at all. Having said that, it's easy to find supplementary sources for it.

    I do speak from experience too - I was a strict vegetarian for over 12 years and did spend some time as a vegan.

    The hardest part of being vegan is the extra effort it takes to shop for the right foods - meals take a little more planning when you have less choice about what you can buy.

    That's only at the beginning though and you soon get used to new shopping, planning and cooking habits. Once you get into full swing you'll find meals are far more interesting and tastier if anything. And easier to cook, too.

    I haven't been vegetarian for many years now, but a couple of years ago I made another lifestyle change and that included diet. Although I haven't reverted back to being a vegetarian, my diet is very healthy again these days. My meat intake is now predominantly fish, with some chicken and the occasional bacon (which I am about to cut completely). And I eat a huge amount of salad, fruit and vegetables.

    I had a health check about 9 months into this new, healthier lifestyle and the difference was astonishing. My bloods were ridiculously low for cholesterol and diabetes risk (almost off the bottom of the chart) and my blood pressure is better than it's ever been.

    That's not just down to diet because I exercise daily now too, but diet is playing big part.

    Definitely stick with it if you can because it will have have a huge positive impact on your long term health. But make sure you find ways to compensate for those lost vitamin sources.
     
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    If you want most of the benefits mentioned here (including the raging boners) but don't want to give up your precious meat, try having a green drink every day.

    I usually put broccoli, spinach, kale, a few other vegetables and bananas in mine. Tastes decent and makes me feel like an upgraded version of myself
     
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  13. BreaknBrix

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    Yes, you're talking about government funded programs from the same people who've changed the food pyramid how many times now? :)

    This was actually debated at length in the film. And I'm not a nutritionist but I will say this. In the film they contacted a head figure of the FDA and made her look like a complete and utter moron.

    Based on the FDA / food pyramid, they recommend 3 servings of dairy a day and meat is still a primary source of protein.

    A 15 year old girl can eat a daily menu consisting of:

    BREAKFAST

    A bowl of lucky charms
    Low fat milk (aka liquid skin)
    A glass of OJ from concentrate which is loaded with high fructose corn syrup

    Cheese flavored cheeze-it's for a morning snack

    LUNCH

    Cheese burger on a whole grain bun
    French fries
    Coca-Cola

    Chocolate pudding and grapes for an afternoon snack

    DINNER

    Chicken nuggets
    Biscuit
    Canned green beans
    Low fat Ice Cream

    That's based on the FDA's recommendations. Does that sound healthy to you?

    Then the famous mouse study. A 20% casein diet lead to liver cancer but when dropped to 5% it kept going away. They repeated this study over and over and high casein (which comes from dairy) kept giving the mice cancer. From carcinogenesis of aflatoxin in the body.

    The chances of a woman getting breast cancer in Kenya are 82xs lower than the US.

    In the entire nation of Japan in 1958 there were 18 total deaths from prostate cancer.

    In the US, with only twice the population in the same year we had 14,000 deaths from prostate cancer.

    A "western diet" is based on meat while an "eastern diet" (traditionally) was based on grains and whole green foods.

    People raised in Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, China, (first generation) who moved from their native land rarely got cancer, arthritis, heart disease.
    Their kids adopted a western diet and rates of obesity, cancer, and heart disease skyrocketed.

    There were 2 decade long studies done on this (1 study took 30 years just to complete). If you view the charts in this film (from all the different countries and diets they eat) there is no way you can convince me that the western diet... as it is today... a diet loaded with meat, sugar, saturated fats and processed foods isn't the cause for most the childhood obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease we're seeing today.

    Soon as Mickey D's took over China/Japan the rates for all these health conditions started steadily rising. Not just because of Mickey D's but because of the dietary cultural shift it triggered. So many people in China/Japan were fooled into thinking it's ok to eat these types of foods.

    But they're still nowhere near as bad as us westerners. And check this, I'm not trying to be racist. But I've met a lot of Chinese, Japanese, Koreans & Indians in my life. Generally speaking, they are NOT fat people as a culture. Generally speaking, they do NOT feed their kids pizza, cheeseburgers and french fries. They value rice, vegetables, whole foods and look nothing like your average American does.

    I realize I've changed the topic from vegan to how shitty the western diet is. But that's ultimately what I'm going for. Avoiding not just meat but sugar and even vegetable oils while cooking. Cause as a westerner, I think it's despicable what we feed our kids in school. I think the FDA doesn't know a thing about nutrition. And if not eating meat is so bad for you.... why is my blood work getting so good in only 2 weeks? Why did the same thing happen for so many other people in that film and other films on netflix and all over the internet?

    Meat is damn tasty. Humans basically evolved on the shit. And maybe my teeth with start to fall out in 10 years. All I know is I feel awesome and if you really look around, at a lot of the long term vegans... most of them look far better than your average meat eating American.

    -BB
     
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    Meat essentially isn't bad for you HOWEVER the meat we buy these days is filled with chemicals like growth hormones, steroids, Anti-biotics and these animals are not fed proper natural food... Makes a HUGE difference. If you choose to eat meat then try to make sure it's free range, grass fed, organic meat. Same applies to dairy...

    I've made this change over a year ago...Obviously if i'm eating out then I can't be too particular about the meat quality...BUT when it comes to the meat I have in my own fridge then I make sure it' free range and organic... I have noticed a massive difference on my muscle mass, all round energy. I also apply this to my veggies and fruit, try make sure they are organic as much as possible
     
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    eating meat also makes you reach sexual maturity faster. japan's girls didn't start their cycle until they were 17. then they started eating usa crap foods and the age went down until it's the same as in america.
     
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    Congrats i couldnt do it i love burgers =/
     
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    Meh, life is too short for all of these different "restrictive" diets.

    The world is just full of too much nice food!
     
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    Congrats. Don't quit eating meat though, especially fish. And make sure it's wild fish and not farmed.
     
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    Vitamin B1 - fruit and peas
    Vitamin B2 - Brown rice
    Vitamin B3 - wheat
    Vitamin pantothenic acid - tomatoes
    Vitamin B6 - peanuts
    Vitamin folic acid - spinach
    Vitamin B12 - marmite

    Amino acids - quinoa and amaranth (complete amino profile from two seeds though not available everywhere I grow them in the garden)

    It's not that hard to fulfil a complete profile without taking animal products. I do eat eggs and milk even though I haven't eaten meat in a couple of years. As for losing muscle weight breaking brix, don't worry too much I have 34 waist, 48 chest and 17 stone, don't do supplements and no meat at all.

    Admittedly I don't have the bulging physique of the posers who are bloated with water from certain supplements etc so don't look like your modern day body builder (I.e. false) I do dwarf most of the metal benders, and beat them on lots of stats without meat.

    My head is clearer and more focussed. One thing I noticed is that if I do go near meat now I gag, because it smells putrified, and tastes pretty bad, it's as if I was accustomed to how fowl the meat we were being fed had become and so thought it was normal. Only once I stopped eating it did I realise what it actually smelt and tasted like. I'm convinced now that supermarket meat is not good for you I don't think it's healthy.
     
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    Lol at the people that think eating animal byproducts is essential. You guys need to get educated and stop listening to bs people with ulterior motives. Same way seo gurus make money off noobs. The next time you think that a vegan is lacking any essential nutrient or cant possibly be strong, just look at a fucking gorilla. That 'poor malnourished vegan' gorilla can rip you to shreds with one finger.
     
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