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zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 13, 2018 - 03:30pm PT
https://forums.jlconline.com/forums/forum/jlc-online-peer-to-peer-forums/business-strategies/17978-life-expectancy-of-a-carpenter


Some of your co-workers discussion
Jim Clipper

climber
Aug 13, 2018 - 03:44pm PT
Dude, why the negativity?

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I remember your stoke when you met your wife. BEST wishes on your trip/journery/way.


whatevs.

michaeld

climber
Beta Sprayer at your Gym
Aug 24, 2018 - 04:14pm PT
I was drinking every night, a lot, for months. I cut it out cold turkey 4 almost 5 weeks ago. I started the Keto diet.

I'm doing roughly 80% fat, 15% protein, 5% carbs (fiber) a day. Bulking days I'll probably push the fat up and rest down.

I don't crave alcohol, I went from a pack a day to not wanting another cigarette. It completely cuts your tolerance.

I've been climbing pretty heavily since I started the diet, and my muscle recovery is way faster than before. I'm getting leaner very quick, and my muscles seem to be growing quicker. I am really enjoying this diet, and I recommend people who are overweight, have any health issues, or people who want to maybe improve their mental health try it.
monolith

climber
state of being
Aug 25, 2018 - 07:24am PT
Low carb diets reduce lifespan.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30135-X/fulltext

Go with the science, not anecdotal claims subject to personal bias, or latest diet trends.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2018 - 09:07am PT
Just got back from a quick 20 miler in the White mountains of NH with my puppy. We overnighted, so it wasn’t 20 in one push. The weight lost was noticeable, I moved more nimbly, fatigued slower. I ate carbs, but not many. My feet are beaten up from wearing my light hiking shoes/work shoes, rather than a good boot, but all is well. Gotta say, a couple of gu packets keeps you going all day no problem.
michaeld

climber
Beta Sprayer at your Gym
Aug 25, 2018 - 11:18am PT
Ah man, the monkeys are sending. 40 gu packs and a liter of water.

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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 25, 2018 - 02:11pm PT
Like Groucho said,'If I had known I would live so long I would have taken better care of myself."

From 173 I've dropped to 136 and am climbing again

My new front teeth are a problem though, they whistle every time I say an S. Dingus would hate me even more.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 25, 2018 - 06:22pm PT
hey there say, Brandon- ... wow, very wonderful to hear from you!!!

such fun, with puppy, too!


keep taking care of yourself...
and, god bless to you and the wife, and your work-chores...
and, of course, to puppy, too!
ryanb

climber
Hamilton, MT
Aug 25, 2018 - 07:35pm PT
Diabetic here (ie my pancreas produces no insulin). Can't say i've got diet fully figured out but definitely experimented with it and recently been monitoring with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM).

The skipping breakfast thing sounds like a form of "16/8 intermittent fasting" where you try to get your body to stay in fat / protein burning mode by limiting your eating to an 8 hour window each day. A diabetic climbing partner has been experimenting with this and likes it, i'm not sure how much science is behind it.

For me the biggest realization from the CGM has been that how fast some foods turn into sugar in your blood. Like if i eat "wheat" toast that isn't 100% whole grain i'll get a massive short spike in blood-sugar i don't get with real whole grain. So looking at your diet you might consider making sure the pita is whole grain and the yogurt is unsweetened greek to reduce the load on your pancreas.

I'm also starting to believe things like energy gels/drinks are counter productive at last for me. Like if i go for a hike/ski with them they seem to nock me into sugar burning mode and i have trouble staying stable without consuming insulin and sugar. My blood sugar is much stabler if i stick with a fatty/protein heavy snack before the exercise then only break out the sugar in smaller amounts if i start to bonk.
bringmedeath

climber
la la land
Aug 25, 2018 - 10:10pm PT
It is amazing what eating healthy will do for you. You are in a very different situation than me, I don't try to reduce natural sugars. I pretty much rage lots of fruit. It makes me feel awesome. Best I have ever felt. But sounds like that amount of fruit probably will be bad in your case. So try and focus on the berries.

Lots of veg is always good. Salads are easy for me to eat. Some people I know struggle to eat huge salads, this is when a big smoothie is good. Lots of greens fit in one big smoothie! I make lots of smoothies. Currently I'm all into one with whole English cucumber, a juiced lemon, and a fat hunk of ginger.

Try and eat an avacodo a day. I love it. Wish it was cheaper but helll, booze and drugs were always more than this thing.

I love bread, but I believe it is a struggle for most people to process. I try to eat way way less of it now. I don't completely avoid it, but I feel better not eating it. Like someone else said, go with whole grain and various sprouted products. Or maybe sometimes use lettuce and create a wrap of sorts.

I sometimes now make a raw 'pasta' with spiralized zucchini. Can do lots of stuff for a sauce. I'm into raw nut, avacodo, and herb based sauces.

Fish is awesome! Feel way less tired and sluggish after eating it than red meat. I like chicken too, but fish is hard to pass up.

Dairy, hmm. Wish I could eliminate it. Still failed to do that. I now make my own raw nut milks. Super good. Lots of info online about doing this.

Buy a high speed blender like vitamix and you can do so much awesome stuff. Makes it way easier for me to make yummy stuff.

You are on a great start!!! Stick with it! For me the hardest thing is sticking with it when my life gets busy. If you just eliminated most of the drinking and drugs. Your body will thank you. Overtime you can get your diet right for you and will never look back!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2018 - 10:07am PT
Another Nickname, I scanned your post a couple of days ago and came away with a positive feeling from your words. Upon further reading, I see that you’re being an ass, as usual. Do you ever write anything positive, or at least neutral? My guess is no. You seem to only write negative things. Why? Did you never climb as well as you had hoped? Me neither. Do you think climbers can be pretentious? Me too. Where does that leave you? IMO, it leaves you as a d#@&%ey naysayer who has nothing constructive to offer. All you share are negative comments. Please refrain in the future. :)
A Essex

climber
Aug 27, 2018 - 12:06pm PT
intermittent fasting, keto-fat heavy, is the best way IMO

G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Aug 27, 2018 - 12:23pm PT
I personnally enjoyed Another Nickname's post. I thought it was entirely on point and timely. Sorry if that makes me an a$$ too but if you can't take a joke what does that say about you.

And fasting and keto are not good for you. Especially long term.
couchmaster

climber
Aug 27, 2018 - 02:33pm PT

Let it be like water off of a ducks back Brandon. I think no-name was just on a roll from the "Alchohol: sad newz" thread: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=3118338&tn=0&mr=0

Hang in there, don't let some random online discourse make your blood pressure go nutz and you'll be fine. No reason to let someone you don't know and don't respect twist yer panties all up is what I say. I've decided recently I'm going to try and drop 20 lbs so that my knee can get unkneeziled.

phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Aug 27, 2018 - 03:01pm PT
I just saw this Brandon. It was alarming to hear about your pancreatitis issues. As you know, it's very dangerous and can be deadly. So good for you that you are doing everything you can do via diet and lifestyle to get healthier.
Best of luck and be well, Phyl
zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 27, 2018 - 04:55pm PT
Bottoms up!

Scientists have discovered that baby poop makes a surprisingly effective probiotic “cocktail” that could potentially help people with illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and cancer, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports.

The researchers took samples from the diapers of 34 healthy babies and isolated 10 bacterial strains. They found that this mixture of bacteria worked wonders in the gut.

The bacterial strains found in baby poop, they discovered, were especially good at helping bodies produce short-chain fatty acids, which play a key role in maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2018 - 02:19pm PT
Down to 163, from a high three months ago of 187. This is good. I work a labor job and there have been no issues with energy. No caffeine for three months also. Seems like I never needed it. Only thing I’ve noticed is that my ability to pick up really heavy things has diminshed maybe 15-20%. I’m assuming that as I lost weight I lost both fat and muscle. My protein rich diet is assuredly good, and I get plenty of anaerobic exercise at work, just need to tie in again at a lighter weight and build the good muscle again. Just checking in, comments are always welcome.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 11, 2018 - 03:42pm PT
Listen to your body, if what you’re doing makes you feel better keep it up.....little adjustments along the way.
I don't get into fad diets, I think they are too restrictive and dogmatic. I think I have the diet that works for me. Salad and vegetables every day. Protein is mostly fish with some bison and chicken thrown in. Zero fast food, nearly zero processed food. Oatmeal or whole grain cereal for breakfast with fruit and soy milk.
I have coffee to get up and go every morning but only in the morning.
I do still drink but I limit it to two glasses of wine with dinner.
Seems to work for me, my weight is low and stable and I am still very active climbing, hiking and pack rafting at 75.
Oh, and zero drugs and cigarettes.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 11, 2018 - 05:36pm PT
hey there, say, donini...

sounds, good... :)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 11, 2018 - 05:44pm PT
hey there, say, Brandon-- good to see the last 'check in' to give us
updates...

happy fall season, and some good hikes, perhaps, too... :)
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