I feel a bit guilty about this. I am 6ft 2, and 11 1/2 stone (73 kilos). I need to get back below 70 as I look like a stick insect who has swallowed a medicine ball. However, my problems pale into insignificance compared to some of you lot.
My plan is to cut back to the one beer a day (maybe the odd glass of rioja) and exercise a bit more. Also, cut out some of the crap, like crisps and chocolate.
Need to hit 69kilos for March when I go on hols. No fat bloke by the pool for me.
Ive cut out chocolate pretty much 100%, my biggest enemy is pizza, lots of meat and bbq sauce and im anyones!
Our work buys in all our food for the week and fridays is Pizzahut and chippy day each week GAHHHHHHHHH!
Pizza dough seems to sit in me for 3-4 days and leaves me feeling stuffed for ages too. Heres a question, I dont really like brown bread so still eat pan white, is eating two slices per day seen as a bad thing?
"Foods with high levels of fat tend to be low in fibre and are not filling, so we eat more of these than high-carbohydrate foods. This raises the calorie intake even further. Most of us should eat at least 25g less fat a day"
So no probs with the pizzas and bread. They'll fill you up so you'll eat less crap.
This is taken from a health web site... make of it what you will.
"In the process of making flour white, half of the good unsaturated fatty acids, that are high in food value, are lost in the milling process alone, and virtually all the vitamin E is lost with the removal of wheat germ and bran. As a result, the remaining flour in the white bread you buy, contains only poor quality proteins and fattening starch.
But that is not the whole story as to the loss of nutrients. About 50% of all calcium, 70% of phosphorus, 80% iron, 98% magnesium, 75% manganese, 50% potassium, and 65% of copper is destroyed. If that is not bad enough, about 80% thiamin, 60% of riboflavin, 75% of niacin, 50% of pantothenic acid, and about 50% of Pyridoxine is also lost."
Don't you just hate it when you lose 50% of your Pyridoxine?
Hi Guys, i'm a little bit of a health nut and i would just point out that its body fat percentage you should monitor not weight. I'm 5'8" and 11 stone which borders on overweight (BMI) but i'm only 13.49% bodyfat which is in the althete category.
For blokes the best way to reduce body fat is to focus on resistance training which builds muscle which in turn burns body fat. Add a more healthy diet and eating smaller meals 5-6 times a day and you will really stoke up your metabolism.
But as golfers we do not want to bulk up too much. i'm currently following Ernie Els' Guide to Golf Fitness (book off amazon for about Â£7) and would recommend it to anyone wanting to improve their fitness in a way that enhances their golf.