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I was a pretty serious carbo

I was a pretty serious carbo junkie when I started. I lost on average a 1/2 pound a day for the first 30 days. I lost a bunch of weight immediately and I believe it was retained water. I did something called the Paleo challenge which basically involves going cold turkey on flour, sugar and potatoes for 30 days. After about 10 days I lost all desire for sugar. I ate bacon for breakfast every day and it didn't matter how much I ate as long as I avoided processed carbs.  I had twice the energy and found that my stamina when hiking was through the roof! I ate lots of nuts, olive oils and fruit when I felt the need for sweets. Also started using Stevia to sweeten my iced tea.  I know scores of people who are on the same diet I am with very similar results.  I was doing CrossFit for several months and it's part of the program.  What I learned is that animal fat does not make people gain weight. It's what we are designed to eat.  I go out of my way to eat the fat on my steaks now.

Paleo also emphasizes avoiding processes fooods in general and so eating wild game meat is encouraged!

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Sounds Familiar

I have never heard of that kind of diet although it does sound alittle like atkins diet. You got it down. You will lose a lot of water weight at the beginning, but then you turn into a fat burning machine after that. It's sounds alot like a keto diet. I follow alot of the similiar ideas. . I have a couple of rules I follow.

#1- I never avoid the fat either on my meat

#2- Eat nothing man made

#3- 30-60 grams of carbs a day mostly from fruits or veges high in fiber for 6 days a week. Then carb up on 7th day.

#4 - eat lots of fish, chicken, tuna

#5- When I ever get a urge (very rare) for something sugary. I'll eat a bowl of raisin bran. Which goes against my number #2 rule. But its better than anything else.

 

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No high protein diet for me

I just eat balanced meals??? as best as I can and exercise as much as I can. I have a liver disease and doctors put a stop to it when they found out I started the Atkins program. I think more exercise will help my hunting and weight loss, but thats just me and my problems.

On another note, I thought a high carb regiment was essential for athletes because carbs are basically fuel for muscles? I mean I hear of cyclists pounding the pasta regularly during training, and they are as skinny as the saddles they sit on. Of course they do burn more calories than the average person.

I guess it just boils down to each individuals body, and what, or how they can achieve their goals. However, I do agree with your statement on getting/staying in shape and lots of exercise to accomplish that goal. Every year I finish my hunt by saying next year I am going to work out more. That tells you I don't keep up with my regiment as I should, because I should be saying, "damn that felt good!"

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Yes, cyclist and marathoners are in a group of thier own when it comes to eating carbs. But ask those guys to try and carry a couple of quarters of a animal with all the other gear and they wouldn't beable to do it. You need that high protein diet to pack on and keep on the muscle. If you have 5-10% body fat like they do you will need the extra carbs to burn, I still have plenty of fat to burn, and thats what will happen by keeping those pastas to a minimum.

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Cool

Thanks for the tip!

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You want another good tip,

You want another good tip, heres what i did, i recruted 2 twentyfive year olds to do all the heavy pack work LOL when we go on our archery backcountry elk hunt trips :thumbsup1:    

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You are cheating

HOGGETTER wrote:

You want another good tip, heres what i did, i recruted 2 twentyfive year olds to do all the heavy pack work LOL when we go on our archery backcountry elk hunt trips :thumbsup1:    

That sounds like cheating, but I hear ya.  It is funny at how it feals when you go over the 50 mark and can't keep up with the young punks in the group.  I try to get my nieces hubby to show up for the heavy work.  A couple of years ago when my brother in law shot his buffalo in Utah he was with us and almost had the whole critter packed out by the time we finished cutting him up at the kill site.  But then he only had to pack him about 200 yards to where we got the truck to. 

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Well i told them they had to

Well i told them they had to spot me one pound for ever year i am older then them and that would be 15lbs for each one of them. knowledge and safety has got to be worth something i told them.

For 5 days a week I tilt my treadmill all the way and walk uphill for 40 mins. at 4 mph and then flatten it out and go another 10mins at 5mph, then jump in my swimming pool and do laps  till i cant do anymore. On the last 30 days till the hunt thats when i'll put on my weighted pack and work out. I never want to peek to early you have to plan your work out just right. Plus i hunt year round.

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Great ideas.

I had to read your comments a couple of times. I thought you originally said you recruited two 25 year olds to get you into shape. My apologizes, but that wouldn't be a bad idea either. I should flag this comment as offensive. lol. Stay strong and in shape!

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I gess the the end result

I gess the the end result would be the same, all smiles!

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