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Rob T.'s Comment
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I hate all this geek technology. It destroyed my health. It gave people an excuse to be fat and lazy. Before computers, I to do a lot more physically active things to pass time.

I'm done with this guy. Cant even take responsibility for his poor lifestyle choices.

Todd Holmes's Comment
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Todd, one note about your diet. The low-fat thing was kinda debunked a long time ago. Low carbs, high protein, and fairly high levels of fats are the better way to go. For decades they preached low fat and low cholesterol meals. Turns out they were totally wrong about that.

I train hard 6 or 7 days a week. I eat more of a Keto or Paleo type diet, close to a carnivore diet - mostly meat, eggs, and full-fat dairy including yogurt and pineapple cottage cheese. I'll have a bowl of oatmeal with my eggs and I put blueberries in my oatmeal and cottage cheese. I eat almost no vegetables whatsoever. I eat almost nothing that's white - no bread, no pasta, no potato. So basically I eat piles of meat, eggs, and dairy.

Most people are having a heart attack after reading that. It's an appalling diet according to old standards, but opinions are changing rapidly. I'm incredibly healthy in every way. I couldn't train as hard as I do and be healthy if I wasn't eating right. I never, ever get sick. Not even the sniffles in as long as I can remember, possibly years.

If you're feeling lousy it's worth taking a shot at a different diet. Obviously what you're eating isn't working. It takes about 30 days for the body to adjust to a change in diet so you can't just try something for a few days. And it's best to adjust slowly, not all at once.

Getting away from carbs has been life changing for so many people, but the body adjusts slowly to that change. Carbs are like an addiction. If you cut carbs too quickly you'll feel super lethargic, almost like you have the flu. So if you make any changes to your diet, make them slowly and give them a full month before you decide if it's working or not. Everyone is different. You have to experiment to see what works for you.

Brett:

Here is my diet now for a typical day:

breakfast: two eggs and four deli ham slices (97% fat free) fried with PAM and one baker potato fried with a coat of PAM on the skillet and a glass of water with a shot of cranberry juice concentrate for flavor OR a bowl of oatmeal, cinnamon, no sugar, no butter, with a half cup of skim or 1% fat milk: I but the skim milk as much as I can find it with a late pull date in the stores for freshness

lunch: one or two chicken salad sandwiches on white bread, with lettuce and tomato sometimes, one tablespoon mayonnaise (100 calories), a dash of mustard and a couple tablespoons of non-fat plain yogurt as a low-cal filler so not too much mayo is used: the mayo for sandwiches is where I fudge on the diet OR a sardine sandwich with two cans sardines packed in water with a tablespoon of mayo and some steak sauce poured on. My steak sauce is 25 calories per tablespoon the bottle says.

a snack: maybe a bowl of oatmeal or a can of no-fat refried beans with parmesan cheese and taco sauce: I use parmesan cheese a lot because it is low-fat as compared with most other cheese

dinner: a plate full of frozen vegetables as spinach, green beans, carrots and peas, a starch such as long-grain white rice, cornmeal polenta or pasta, I use a tablespoon of corn oil for the rice and a tablespoon of corn oil for the pasta so it doesn't stick while boiling, my spaghetti sauce is made with one tablespoon of corn oil, and a meat item as a skinless chicken breast or a 7%-fat grilled hamburger patty. Grill means LP barbecue grille.

dessert: a smoothie made with thawed frozen fruit as peaches, mixed berries, blueberries or strawberries with no sugar added, skim milk and a splash of vanilla extract: no sugar or sweeteners are added to the smoothie in blender OR some plain non-fat yogurt with fruit and a splash of vanilla

beverages during the day: mostly chilled spring water, sometimes ice tea with lemon, decaf Lipton mix and no sweeteners, low-fat buttermilk to put a lining on my stomach when it is upset sometimes or to act as buffer when I take my medications

occasionally I will buy non-fat cottage cheese and put fruit, vanilla and no sweeteners on it

I don't ever buy butter anymore and seldom buy cheese except occasional lower-fat swiss cheese.

The days of French toast, frozen waffles, butter and syrup are long gone for me.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Todd Holmes's Comment
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You're not lazy but you are hoping to fight a family over a will of their dead mother in order to not have to work and fill your bank account????

Todd Holmes wrote:

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An elderly woman I knew for 33 years just passed away a week ago. She had money and property in opulent Marin County, California and I was told by one of her sons 18 years ago that I would be in her will in place of her older son whom she supposedly disinherited. She even told me I would be in her will herself 10 years ago.

Next month, I will be checking the probate court records to see if this was really true. One of her sons might be the executor of her estate and I don't want to question him about this personally.

Just in case this will business was all a lie, I will have to find another way to fill my bank account with cash for old age.

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So you only intend to work if you have to. But not lazy? Not living off of others?

You do realize a will can be changed at any time. If you are in a will a lawyer will contact you. No one is obligated to keep you in a will even if you were told a year ago, it could be changed.

WHY would you put all.of your hopes on the will or someone else?

Your own statements prove your lack.or.commitment and it is insulting.

I was only stating that I was promised to be in this woman's will by her and one of her sons. I am not staking my soul and betting my VA Pension that this promise still holds true. I will not commit suicide should I find that I get nothing from this woman's estate after all. I will check with the probate court in a month or two to know the truth once and forever unless I get something legal to this effect sooner in the mail.

No person alive is going to reject any inheritance they are offered.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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At this point I am convinced we all fell for a elaborate troll, about 6 months ago there was someone else who posted similar questions and then rambled on about food and their diet. This seems to be a similar posting/rambling style, my money is on it being the same person.

If I am wrong I do hope Todd can get his act together and reach whatever goals he sets.

Rainy 's Comment
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Just in case this will business was all a lie, I will have to find another way to fill my bank account with cash for old age.

My point is you only intend on working if you dont have a free ride from elsewhere.

G-Town's Comment
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At this point I am convinced we all fell for a elaborate troll, about 6 months ago there was someone else who posted similar questions and then rambled on about food and their diet. This seems to be a similar posting/rambling style, my money is on it being the same person.

If I am wrong I do hope Todd can get his act together and reach whatever goals he sets.

There are a lot of similarities. You might be right.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Personally, I think there should be a federal law that mandates that all truck stop restaurants must provide a certain level of healthful prepared meal options on their menus that are low/no fat and low/no sugar and low/no sodium.

I wish I could think that you've got to be kidding with this point...I don't want any more federal laws mandating anything...certainly not telling private businesses what they must offer for sale. Hopefully, this is still the USA....land of the free, home of the brave.

Steven B.'s Comment
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I am still considering a career change to trucking, so I cannot help with most of your questions, but I can speak about a low carb, high fat (aka Keto Diet) I eat about 20-30 carbs each day, or less, and a small amount of protein, and the rest fat. I lost 40-pounds in six months and feel great. Blood pressure went down to 110/70 and asthma is non-existent. I eat NO SUGAR, or breads. I also take vitamins and supplements to reduce inflammation in my body. I just had a stress echo, carotid ultrasound and Coronary Artery Calcium CT scan and have zero plaque anywhere, at 53 years old. A low fat, high carb diet is killing people, and creating diabetics. Keep your fasting insulin levels low. Diabetes will create heart disease. This diet is not easy at start, but gets easier over time. I also fast for 16-18 hours every day, and only eat during a 6-8 hour window. One final thing, make sure you are taking pre-biotics and pro-biotics, and eating a good amount of nuts (I chose pecans and macadamia nuts) and seeds (pumpkin kernels are the best) and it is ok for them to be salted. Salt is fine, and not the enemy it has been made out to be. I am not a doctor, and your results may vary. If your Google Keto Diets, you will see that it is transforming ordinary people and reducing or eliminating life-long ailments. Hope this helps you with your challenges...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Mr. Turtle:

I'm living off a VA benefit, officially called a Pension, I earned as a soldier of seven honorable years of service to my country. Right now, it's exactly $1,127/mo. tax free. It is not "welfare". Not by a d_mn sight. It was part of the deal when I signed my enlistment contract. Your harsh comment toward me slaps the face of every American veteran. You might be one of those people who would spit on soldiers at airports during the Vietnam era. I want to become PHYSICALLY well enough be able to make a trucker's income. The more I make the more I would pay Uncle Sam in income taxes. High income taxes are a sign of making good money. You see.

I won't even dignify that with a response, and stand by what I said. Your attempt to deflect and sidestep the essense of my post falls on deaf ears. Not buying it. Please come again.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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A low fat, high carb diet is killing people, and creating diabetics......If your Google Keto Diets, you will see that it is transforming ordinary people and reducing or eliminating life-long ailments

Both are very true. It turns out for the past 50 years nutritionists, at least the ones the government was listening to, were wrong. Everything they preached was low fat and low cholesterol, and the base of the food pyramid was bread and grains.

It seems painfully obvious to anyone with a little sense and a little experience with hunting, growing crops, and spending time in the wilderness that our ancestors over the past million years were definitely eating mostly meat and fish. They probably managed to scrape up some eggs, honey, and possibly even milk. But mostly meat. Many societies all over the world were almost exclusively carnivores. There has never been a vegetarian society that we know of. Meats, especially red meat, has virtually every last thing we need to survive. In fact, there are people who eat nothing but red meats exclusively and absolutely nothing else. They've done it for many years, even decades, and they're in the best health imaginable.

You really want to hear a good one? I don't believe that vegetables are good for us at all. In fact, I have no Earthly idea what made anyone think they were good for us in the first place.

  • We can only eat about 1% of the plants on Earth, and most of those we've genetically engineered in very recent years. They never even existed in the wild. I believe we can eat pretty much every meat on the planet.
  • They have almost no nutritional value, and the little bit of nutrition they do have almost never comes in a form we can process anyhow
  • They produce all sorts of toxins, most of which we haven't studied and don't understand well at all.
  • They don't digest well because 90% of most plants are fiber, which we can not digest at all and has no nutritional value. We've been led to believe we need fiber to keep regular, but that's not true at all. If you eat properly and stay well hydrated you will be fine. The fiber is a band aid used to overcome poor nutrition and hydration
  • There are tons of plant allergies, but I've never heard of a meat allergy
  • They are not filling or satisfying at all, and they taste terrible. Don't tell me you like them. You're lying. They're terrible. Steak is delicious, broccoli is not.

I believe the only reason we're omnivores is because we're not very good hunters. The better you are as a hunter, the less likely you developed the ability to eat vegetables. Cats are the best hunters imaginable. They are pure carnivores. They can hunt for themselves just fine. Wolves and people are not very good hunters when alone, which is why we lived and hunted in groups and developed the ability to eat plants to hold us over until the next successful hunt. It's also why dogs can eat poop. Gross, I know. Almost as gross as broccoli.

I believe over the next 20 or 30 years you're going to see science lean more heavily toward a carnivore diet. The problem is ethics. People feel very noble eating plants and shameful eating animals. So it's easy to declare yourself to be a vegetarian and feel very proud. Unfortunately you're almost certainly killing yourself slowly, and you can have my broccoli because I'm not eating that garbage.

I actually started looking into the possibility of becoming a vegetarian at one time purely for the sake of nutrition. My research led me to realize that eating vegetables makes no Earthly sense whatsoever and that eating tons of fatty, salty red meat is actually fantastic for you. Thank God! What could be more delicious????

Which is another point. Why do you think we all hate vegetables and love meat? Probably because we're supposed to!

Anyone want my broccoli?

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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