Fat loss - how to lose the bulge and gain the ripples

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Bardock

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man my roomate has a box from one in storage but there is no instapot inside of it. that would be cool
 

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Just read about Oceana study in 2013. The are an ocean preservation think tank and did a research study on what species of fish is actually being sold.
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I do a little calisthenics at home and have never belonged to a gym or felt comfortable, welcome there.
I rarely eat fish, have some "albacore" tuna, Kirkland branded from Costco, haven't opened a can for maybe 6 months. Was thinking about it last week, tuna sandwiches.

I got into going to the gym when my foot went bad in '85, had to stop running. Couldn't even walk much. Took up swimming and was the maniac of the pool until my shoulder gave out 10 years later. So, stuck with the weight room, eventually got arthoscopic shoulder surgery, still hit the gym 3.5x/week, 'cause I figure without that I'd get weak and useless. Don't swim anymore, my gym doesn't have a pool, but I'd be afraid of what would happen if I tried swimming laps the way I used to, figure I'd injure myself.

Fitness kinda helps in life. Energy comes from the body, a healthy body helps keep a healthy mind. I have a routine in the gym, I'm dedicated. I'm not as thin as I want to be, but have never been particularly overweight. Still, I'd prefer to be single digit fat/body-weight. It's something I'm working on. Most of my walking is around the house. I bicycle, roller skate. My gym is closing down at the end of the month and the closest affiliate is 6+ miles away, so I may get more aerobic just getting there, if I stick with my gym. That branch has a pool, but I figure to be wary of lap-swimming with my shoulder issues now.
 
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Insta-pot will being beans from dry to cooked in less than 2 hours!
I have a very old fashioned pressure cooker, the thing has actual wooden handles! It's missing the top-cock, so I fashioned one from a large, long, heavy socket and some black rubber. Seems to keep enough pressure in there to cook stuff pretty quickly. It is aluminum, which I suppose is a concern, however I don't use it that much. I use it to make stew and sometimes cook beans.

I guess I don't eat enough beans, should cut back on beef, which I put in my stew. I'm eating maybe 24 ounces of lean beef/week. My doctor told me to eat more red meat around 15 years ago because I was borderline anemic. I'm not as anemic now, maybe I can/should cut back on the meat. I do eat less meat than most people, I think, but maybe it's too much anyway. I have cut down on eggs recently, and am eating almost no butter. The beef I eat is the leanest I can find.

I get omega-3 from Krill oil capsules.

Edit: I stopped taking the Krill oil capsules, although touted as not giving you the fishy aftertaste you get from fish oil capsules, I still get that. I had some kind of digestion issue this year and the capsules didn't help, so I stopped taking them. Still have a bunch in the fridge...
 
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shortylickens

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Shorty started yoga. Already having a problem.
Thanks to depression and lousy eating habits I got diabetes, and having struggled with it for a while I now have neuropathy in my toes.
Yoga was really kicking my ass, especially anything that requires constant toe flexing, or pressure. But I will stick it out to lose weight and improve flexibility.
 

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Soybean is also useful for weight loss. Include soybean source products in your diet like soybean milk, soya crunch etc. Soybean has other benefits also. To read about 10 benefits of soybean. Click here
I used to buy soybeans and make tempeh back around 1980. Got quite good at it. It's high complete protein and IIRC soy tempeh is the only good vegetarian source of B12. Indonesians are really into tempeh, particularly soybean tempeh. Making it in my kitchen was kind of a science project, but I've done much tougher projects in my kitchen. I developed a simple enough system that was efficient and reliable, based on info I got from a book I bought, The Book of Tempeh. I really recommend that book.
 
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I also used to have soya chunks salad during my weight loss days.
I'm eating a salad almost every day these days, pretty much the same one but I like it. A tablespoon or less of thousand island dressing on it, that I make myself from mayo, Heinz ketchup and sweet pickle relish, plus:

All organic, washed and chopped:

lettuce
carrot
bell pepper
raisins
tomato
Jarlsberg cheese
A bit of salt and pepper [Edit: Dusting of Old Bay Seasoning]

I whip up this salad in well under 10 minutes!
 
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