Hmm, not good. I won't write an essay post or anything, that won't help you get better. :p I hope you get better quickly, visiting a doctor may help more, like everyone else has said. Good luck.
z0mg hiGiz!!!! :cya:
I see like 8 problems with the way you're living. ((No offense, hopefully this'll help.)) For starters, you should never eat past 7 unless you want to put on more weight. Your biggest meal should be breakfast so you have time to work it off and you should excercize once at least once a day and drink lots of water. Also, juice has a ton of calories/natural sugar in it, so becareful when/how much you drink. Technically speaking you should eat every 3 hours, i'm not talking a giant buffet, but like an apple or something, this way your blood sugar stays healthy and you don't get giant cravings and over eat. Lots of water's always a good step too. You really can't drink too much of it. I heard that if you're thirsty it means you're like at 30% of what you need to have...I hope this helps. I'm very sure that this is legitimate information, my mom's friend's a nutritionist and my mom's always been into organic/healthier foods. A result of my being lactose intolerant/allergic milk and other things.
EDIT - ShutupGhost. :p
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Some of the points Kory makes aren't much different from how I live: I get up around 12:00-14:00 (I have been trying to get that to 9:00 for over a year now :p ) and go to bed around 3:00. Ussually I only eat one or two sandwhiches in the morning with a cup of coffee. I then have dinner around 18:00 and eat a normal amount of food (one or two plates, if we eat rice dishes I normally get a second plate). Around 23:00-0:00 I start becomming hungry again and might grab some snacks or sandwhiches. If I'm at work (I'm a waiter and thus have my shifts in the evening and early night) I usually will eat some sandwhiches after Im done, which can be anywhere between 23:00 and 3:00 or later.
As far as coffee goes I have anything between 2 and 6 cups a day. On avarage probably 3. Alcohol I usually only take after work (two beers) which is about twice a week and when I feel like it. Nothing note worthy. IN de weekend if I have to work we usually take a drink al together downtown (if we can still get inside somewhere).
Don't have any health problems so far, I'm not fat, I don't gain a single kilogram (well I guess my wieghts varies a bit from time to time but I rarely check how much I weight).
But uhm this isn't very useful fo Kory I guess. So uhm, well see an expert (that means a doctor) and talk with them about your health and habbits. They should be able to give you proffesional advice apart from "Make sure you have a good sleeping pattern, don't eat and drink too many unhealthy things and make sure you have a good breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable times". Goodluck, I'll shut up now with my useless comments...
PropheticKarmaI see like 8 problems with the way you're living. ((No offense, hopefully this'll help.)) For starters, you should never eat past 7 unless you want to put on more weight. [/quote] That's generally applied to people with a normal hours. What it means is that you shouldn't eat 3 hours before going to sleep, as when you sleep your body requires less energy and will convert the remaining energy into fat.
PropheticKarma Your biggest meal should be breakfast so you have time to work it off and you should excercize once at least once a day and drink lots of water.[/quote] Not necessarily, as your metabolism's the highest in the morning, so it could help by working off fat. Exercising once per day is questionable, as it depends on the amount and what type of exercise. Aerobic exercise should ideally be done for 30-45 minutes a day (well, could take one day off, it wouldn't make a difference), but weight lifting and such activities should be avoided and when muscles are strained they should be given 24-72 hours of rest (I've heard the recommended minimum is 48, but muscle restitution varies -- though if you don't know if you're genetically adept, I'd wait 48 hours -- go for a 4-day split and it'll work out fine). And, yes, lots and lots of water.
[quote=PropheticKarma] Also, juice has a ton of calories/natural sugar in it, so becareful when/how much you drink.
Was thinking of commenting that, but you beat me to it.
[quote=PropheticKarma]Technically speaking you should eat every 3 hours, i'm not talking a giant buffet, but like an apple or something, this way your blood sugar stays healthy and you don't get giant cravings and over eat.
You should wait every 3rd hour, yes. The digestive system takes about 2.5 hours to fully digest food, or something like that, and 3 hours waiting is ideal.
Oh, and I'll just say that I'm not necessarily saying that I'm right -- this is just from experience/bodybuilding forums.
This is interesting to me because my mom had the same problem a while ago. Your case may be diffent, but for her she just had to adjust her diet and the doctor gave her a presciption for it as well. she felt better in a few weeks and although there are still some foods she has to avoid, she can eat normally again. It seems you don't want to go to a doctor, but it would at least do you some good to have a second opinion on your condition that would help you decide the proper course of action. Also, I have asked this time and time again, what is so attractive about alcohol anyway?
I have to be careful in what i eat as fresh fruit, lettuce, turkey, chicken can and does give me acid reflux. I have found that reducing the amount of stress can sometimes help to relieve some of it but not all. I now take Zantac before eating any of the above as it helps to prevent the problem in the first place. In the last year i have dropped some weight as well. The doctor sent me home with prescription zantac years ago. Now i just buy it as needed over the counter. Hope your able to get a handle on it Giz. And going to see a doctor should be done.
i would higly reccomend ditching the fouton for a real bed.
What the hell is GERD?
I am so raising the head of my bed when I get home.
Knight of MarsBeater of Ass
3rd June 2006
Sounds like a lot of good advice. The Army just tells you to drink water and eat Motrin. Good luck, Giz!