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OT - Tone-Up Tuesday

Aniki-Moderator's picture

Happy Tuesday, STalkers! The way my day is going, it feels like Monday 2.0. Blech.

Let's talk about BAD weight loss/workout habits.

One of my coworkers has lost 75 pounds. Kudos to him! BUT... the ways he's gone about it is awful.

  • He eats 600 calories a day.
  • He eats those 600 calories in one meal at 5pm.
  • He only drinks 16-24 ounces of water ALL DAY LONG.


  • He fails (refuses?) to understand why he gets dizzy when he stands up too fast.
  • His complexion is a pasty-gray.
  • He is constantly sick, catches EVERY bloody thing that comes around, and is sick longer than anyone else


Please share some UNhealthy eating/workout habits!


Siemprematahari's picture

Hola Aniki!!

Restricting himself like that is very unhealthy. Has anyone brought this to his attention of course only out of concern?  Some people go from one extreme to the other I hope he finds a happy & healthy balance before he has another dizzy spell and has to be admitted.

Aniki-Moderator's picture

Hola, Siempre!

People have tried to talk to him, but all he cares about is losing weight as quickly as possible. Why? So his wife can no longer call him "you fat slug". I bluntly told him that he has bigger problems than being overweight, but... I guess insults are her love language...

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

"Fad diets"

If you don't change your lifestyle to something reasonable and stick to it, then your body grows accustomed to the "fad diet." The SECOND you quit it, you gain the weight back really quickly.


Aniki-Moderator's picture

DingDingDingDingDing!!! He is CONSTANTLY talking about food - especially all-you-can-eat buffets. Once he reaches his desired weight, I foresee it FLYING back on.

ProbablyAlreadyInsane's picture

Well all you can eat buffets are delicious...

But really he needs normal calorie counts. Also he's probably going to make himself sick when he starts eating again... His body won't be able to process that much!!!

advice.only2's picture

That's scary, has he seen a doctor, sounds like there might be more going on than just extreme weight loss.

Aniki-Moderator's picture

But adviiiiiiiice... it's just a basic diet! He doesn't need to see a doctor!!! People have tried...

advice.only2's picture

My boss is on the coffee, nicotine and jolly rancher diet. He drinks nothing but coffee, smokes like a chimney and sucks on jolly ranchers all day...and he never feels good. Gee I have no clue why?

One of his co-horts tries very hard to mimic his diet and mostly succeeds, but has succumbed to eating goldfish out of a huge box in their office.

They are both very skinny and yet they are always sick and complaining about body aches and pains. The one who succumbed to the goldfish as a pay off always walks by my desk and looks at my lunches or snacks and goes "god that looks so good, I could never make stuff like that."...yeah because a salad with tomatoes, avacado and chicken is so outside the scope of a novice chef...eye roll!

Aniki-Moderator's picture

At first, I thought you meant eating LIVE goldfish! LOL

I swear, some people act like they cannot use a knife to cut a damn thing.

Stanislas's picture

He eats 600 calories a day? That's not ok for the body...He should be careful with his health


American experts, for example, say that, on average, a man needs 2700 kcal per day, and a woman needs, on average, 2200 kcal per day.  So I'm totally sure that 600 calories a day is less than normal, you better change the diet or the exercise program, because that's how you get to a serious state of health. It's better to buy a treadmill and burn calories to lose weight, than to eat much less than is strictly necessary. If you still decide to buy one, you can search here for reviews to choose a good one.  Good luck with losing weight and please think about your health condition first.