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Old 05-16-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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Best Diet...

At least for me.

I know being 13 years old, people are always telling you, it doesn't matter if you are a little overweight now, you will grow out of it...I usually watch my weight very well, but over the last few months I have noticed myself slip. Here is my diet:

Jog 1.6 miles everyday after school (it's not as long as it feels)
Food Diary (it really works...by writing down what you eat, it makes you realize that you are eating too much, or just enough.)
Watch what you eat (diets where you cut one thing out (cals, carbs), may be effective in a quick fix, but they can actually be quite unhealthy for your body, unless you keep it balanced)

Here is my weight chart:
5/14/05 - Before Jog: 146, After jog: 144.5, Waist size: 35.25 in
5/15/05 - Before jog: 145, After jog: 143, waist size: 35 in


As you can see it is quite effective and healthy...I recommend this 'diet' to everyone. What helps me to push my self to go faster when I run is I think about my brother...he is a star track and cross country winner, and is known throughout the county...this helps me because I push myself faster imagining beating him in a race. I guess it might help if you imagined you beating me beating my brother when you jog.


I will keep this up until June 14 (one full month), and then maintain what I eat forever on. If you try this, let me know how you do.

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Old 05-16-2005, 06:52 PM   #2
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good job, kiddo! keep it up; why don't you pm masterazn? he's young, too, and he is very intelligent, just like you. betcha you guys could become really good friends....
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:57 PM   #3
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Russell -
I am quite impressed! Good for you!
I believe you are right on track to being healthy.

Don't forget to drink lots of water too!
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:59 PM   #4
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Yeah, I drink LOTS or water...about 2 liters a day or so...some people say that is too much...anyways this is really working...143.5 lbs today
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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I don't believe you can drink too much water!
(and don't forget to eat foods with calcium, as your bones are still developing)
look at me, being a mom again!
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:29 PM   #6
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Actually, yes you can drink to much water. If you drink too much I dilutes your blood and your brain stops functioning.
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:47 AM   #7
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Okay! Then that's the excuse I will use! I like it!

"sorry, son, mom drank too much water again and the old brain isn't functioning properly"

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LOL jkath - It's not that it doesn't function properly - it doesn't function as in fatally!!!! Messes up electrolytes.

Russell - I think 2 liters may be ok. They say we should drink 1 gallon a day. And since you are running you need to keep hydrated.
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Russell you are right on man!!! Great job!. When I first read the topic of this thread before actually reading the content I was thinking to myself that the best diet really isn't a diet at all. It is a combination of exercise and eating healthy. This is exactly what you described. Yes some diets work for people (Atkins, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc.), but none of it will work long term unless you have smart eating habits and exercise.

Overdosing on water is a very real thing. It happened to me once and was very scary. I had been forcing to drink a ton of water and seriously overdid it. I was sitting at home with some friends and all of a sudden they said I looked like a ghost. All the color drained from my face. I got tunnel vision and everything looked red and I almost passed out. The Doctor said too much water washes out all the vitamins and other things right out of your system and it can kill you. There is a medical term for it, but of course I don't remember what it is . I actually saw a recent news report on this topic. they were warning athletes to be careful because it can kill you VERY quickly before anyone can help you. Now that I have scared you, the good news is that it takes a LOT of water to be fatal. When I had my problem I had drank approx 8 litters in one day.

Russel you are doing great and you have the perfect mentality. Keep up the great work. It is not easy, but since you have the right mindset and are starting early in your life you will have an easier time than a lot of other people.
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Well said, GB!!
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