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    Post your food photos here, just don't make them look too professional lol or @ockydub may shut the post down. Lol

    Here we go with some oven roasted chicken cooked over butternut squash and pink lady apples:



    I cut up the whole chicken these parts came from myself. $4 for an entire bird! Would have been probably $7 for an already butchered one. The other half is in the freezer.

    Recipe inspiration from here :
    Easy Dinner Recipe: Viking Chicken — Recipes from The Kitchn

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    Nice, somebody got some skills.
    Looks good and healthy.


    Here's my latest creation.
    Duck is one of my many favorite guilty food pleasures.
    I combined it with another favorite and made duck tacos with spinach and pineapple, mango salsa.


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    Starting Monday I'm cutting out junk foods, fried foods, sugar, juices and alcohol. Exercising 4-5 days a week (even if just cardio) and eating clean (high protein meats & non-dairy foods, tons of green veggies, etc).

    No more excuses. Going to South Beach recently showed me that, as a man of a certain age, I gotta stop playing around and falling back on old habits or else I'll end up like so many of my family members that I saw up in Detroit this past week.

    Men don't usually talk about this as much as women, but I believe most of my "issues" (self esteem, dating, health, mild sleep apnea) stem from my weight gain. Unless you're a gym rat, men are not supposed to talk about dieting or body image.

    There may be a slight exception for gay men, but you usually only see this talk happen amongst "thick" gay men or the big guys resting between overweight and obese. "Average" dad bod 40+ guys like me usually just accept that they had their time back in the day and gradually ease into becoming gay Laurence Fishburnes. Nothing wrong with that (they still look great) but its just not what I'm used to...

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    Standing at 6' 2" tall, right now I fluctuate between 205 and 210 lbs. This isn't "bad" per se (especially not compared to many Black men living in the midwest and south) but it's not what I'm used to...I've always been the tall, lanky, skinny dude my whole life. Looking at photos of myself from even just a few years ago I can see the difference. Nowadays I avoid taking photos as much as possible. This slowing of my metabolism and mid-section expansion is throwing off a lot of stuff in my own head. So time to make a change.

    My goal (if you want to call it that) is to just get back to the point where I feel and look good about myself. That doesn't mean six-pack abs or IG pics on the beach, just liking what I see in the mirror and my clothes fitting me right again. The body weight is less important, to be honest. If I still end up over 200 lbs yet more of that is muscle vs fat, I'm cool with that.

    The working out part is pretty simple, the hard part is just going to the gym...once I get there, it's no problem for me to hit the cardio and sets of reps with the weights/machines. Also I have tons of free weights and barbells at home. So I have no excuses in that department.

    My main issue is eating right, especially when away from home. So many high calorie foods are delicious. It's super easy to grab fast food or bread-heavy sandwiches when I'm hungry and running errands or at work.

    Also I have a fully stocked home bar so its nothing for me to make a cocktail (or three) while binge watching a series or movies at night after work... This isn't good for my waistline nor my overall health. So that has to stop. This will be a lot easier than it sounds. Most of my drinking comes out of boredom, the rest out of just being in social situations where everyone else is drinking too.

    It'll be a long process, but I'm saying all this to say I'm committed and I'm letting the Squad hold me accountable on this. There will be cheat days and occasional social events where I might indulge, but far from the current frequency.

    One motivator is this book I copped on Amazon, Healthy Meal Prep. They have tons of recipes specifically designed for making breakfast/lunch/dinner meal prep portions for a week.

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    If any of you have any advice or want to make this a group challenge, let me know.
     
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    I do 100% of the cooking in my house : These were the last three things I made for dinner

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    Here we have Baked Salmon served with Asparagus and Mushrooms

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    Here we have Ground Turkey Taco Boats

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    Here we have Chicken Alfredo



    If I wasn't into International Relations, I would most definitely want to be a chef/cook and Food Critic.
     
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    Pecan Pie Cheesecake with homemade caramel topping
     
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    I made this in the morning! My favorite Italian Sausage Egg Bake from the Hello Healthy Blog ! I love it because I don't have to cook breakfast everyday! The amount I make lasts for one week (or more)!

    I literally wake up in the morning and cut out a 3" square and have it with a bowl of oatmeal and a serving of mixed fruit (canteloupe, mango, honeydew melon, grapes and pineapple).

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    I’m back into my gym routine, but taking a more disciplined approach to my diet. I’ve never prepped my food whenever I’ve focused on gettin my body right, and I’ve never been consistent with my eating regimen whenever I have trained. I’m going to see how well planning and prepping my meals works for me, compared to times where I’ve just “watched what I ate." My challenge each week will be to create a variety of healthy options from the three things I will be eating for lunch and dinner the next month: chicken breast, broccoli and rice.

    Pictured below is chicken scampi (chicken breast with fresh garlic, dried Italian seasons and a bit of butter and olive oil), and a cajun spiced chicken (creole/cajun seasoning, fresh garlic, parsley, olive oil). I prepared both Jasmine and brown rice, and seasoned the broccoli with lots of garlic, a little butter, salt and pepper. I also prepped my smoothie bags (berries, carrots, oatmeal, protein, flax). I just have to add yogurt and water.
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    I also did a fajita chicken with red and green peppers (cumin, chili powder, fresh garlic, cilantro).

    Next week: Jamaican curry chicken and brown stew chicken.
     
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    LOL!!!!
     
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    Not the last things I cooked, but whatevs. I'll take more photos now that everyone tryna out cook each other.


    I like my steaks seared.

    Broccoli slaw is really cool.

    This Greek yogurt chicken with buffalo Cauliflower was on point!
     
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    This was the last meal I made...

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    If I wasn't doing the job I am doing now, I would most definitely go into the culinary field. Cooking has become cathartic for me. Even after a long day, I like coming home and preparing and making a meal and then eating it.

    These are the last could of meals I have made:
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    Chicken Noodle Soup from scratch!!

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    Vegetable Omelet with Bacon and Cinnamon Roll and Mimosas

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    Danish Butter Cookies

    Make no mistake…these damn cookies are the devil!
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    We still posting right?? Just made some Lemon Pepper Wings! Was so scared they wouldn't turn out right but they're actually pretty good! :)

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    WHAT.....THE F@#K???
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    This.was.that.crack!!!

    Shrimp n parmesan sirloin steak w sauteed asparagus...and an unpictured glass of syrah.

    I could go to sleep now...
     
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    Cheese is the only reason why I keep waking up to do another day...
     
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    LOL, I caught the crabs myself thank you (stone and blue). My folks from Lafayette LA...don't play with me. Very rarely will I stick with a recipe, I do my own thing. AND if you do all this here cooking, where the pics at?
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    Yeah that is true for sure. I'm a naturally slim dude so I haven't been too concerned with what I eat (for the most part) but I would rather start doing better at it now rather than waiting until fat-guy-dancing-to-my-humps-o.gif
     
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    I dont eat it for protein, I eat it because I like it. I eat chicken the most, but i love a good burger n steak, not to mention my bacon fetish. I typically only eat boiled eggs as snacks, I eat egg beaters for egg meals becus they dont have the cholesterol.

    I cant say I worry abt it. I also drink gallons of water daily n do a lot of cardio, so it balances it out in my head, lol.
     
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    So I'm looking up "sex in the kitchen" on google images so I can reply to @grownman 's comment above and all I see are these happy white straight couples in PG-13 type pics. So I say...lemma search for "gay sex in the kitchen" hoping to get the same type of results...OMG. Diks and asses and nudity errwhere. smh
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    I'll also add that Wine is the devil...A couple years ago when I was working from home a lot, it was nothing for me to crack open a bottle during a late working lunch and slowly kill the whole bottle by the evening before bed. Doing this multiple times a week without gym activity added tons of pounds. I don't know how so many White women get away with day drinking wine everyday yet still being somewhat lean.
     
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    Pigs feet! I'm an admitted n happy swino, but the feet, nope!
     
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    I’m interested in the challenge aspect. I recently started working out to bulk up but trying to eat enough clean foods has been a little tricky with my limited cooking ability lol. I think I might pick this book up.
     
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    Veganism is like a religion. Vegans are constantly proselytizing the "virtue" of being vegan and demonizing anyone who doesn't accept their belief system. All while killing and eating innocent plants. Aren't plants alive? :obamasip:
     
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    HA!I'm poor a college student, man. And I live in the hood there ain't no healthy food joints around here. However, I do eat a lot of canned fruit and drink a lot of water.
     
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    Even though I always (half) joke about your Karen Carpenter propensities (I’m 6’3” and would kill to be 210 again; your idea of fat is criminal and stereotypically gay lol), I’m going to join you on this summer challenge, Nick. We’ll compare notes October 1.

    Now, I think folk in the U.S. are hella fat, especially in my neck of the woods. While fat shaming is totally wrong, otoh people have gotten WAY TOO comfortable with medical obesity under the guise of “being comfortable with who I am.” We went from a skinny health conscious president to a piece of draft dodging Rob Ford shit that brags that scarfing down Big Macs are some kind of fucking machismo. Black, Latina, and white women seem to be especially comfortable with “letting it all hang out” on the streets with multiple blob layers stuffed into skin tight stretch clothes looking like (as a black Marine gunny from Louisiana once put it to me) a bunch of hogs trapped in a burlap sack fighting over a milk dud.

    The only good thing about looking at grossly fat people being comfortable with themselves is it made me get out of my own complacency and start doing public exercise activities again. If 400 lb Becky and Bertha can proudly suntan at South Beach, what’s my moderately overweight excuse?When I was in Miami last month, I had a friend take a “before” pic. I knew I was moving to a place where I literally only had to leave the apartment, go down the elevator and the brand new gym room and outdoor pool was right there. That kind of ease is “beyond excuses”. So, back to cardio every morning like when I was in the military. Also weights because I’m just a naturally big tall dude. 210 is unrealistic at my age but looking like Shaq and Barkley on TBS is inexcusable as well.

    Thoughts:

    - I still use the “body type” thing as a general guide though I know it’s not entirely scientific. We generally fit into one of these categories, so plan your activities according to your somatype.

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    Generally. I was No. 6 below, in my 20s and 30s. Now that I’m older it’s a constant struggle between 4 and 5, so I have to be very conscious of food /activity. This is the diet and exercise equivalent of our earlier “staying in your lane” thread.

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    - You’re never too old. Sometimes we think you have to get that “Laurence Fishburne 50” pounds due to age. Not true. My elderly mother dropped a lot of weight after she started seeing a doctor she felt comfortable with, and she and Fishburne are both older than me. I think (have no proof) a lot people probably get big, not because they overeat but they eat exactly at 40 or 50 how they did at 20 or 30. Bodies change, diets must change.

    - Diet. Everyone that’s an adult pretty much knows what’s right for their body. No one diet is right for everyone but everyone has a right diet for themselves as individuals. By right diet, I mean that which helps you maintain good weight and health and can be empirically verified as “right” by your doc through blood panels for A1C, cholesterol etc. I am pretty much a paleo body: dead animals, leafy greens and fruit. Dairy, sugar, beans, potatoes, and all grains are my devils. I had a coworker who lived almost exclusively on grains but it was medically right for him, but would have made me 500 lbs. Choose what’s right for you, not what’s best selling at Barnes and Noble.

    - Cooking. When you know your diet type, cook those meals ahead of time. Get the Costco/Sams Club memberships, buy bulk, stick it in the fridge. Save your money and waistline.

    - Alcohol. Sorry, I got a gummint job and Orange Julius Caesar is president. I’m a need a drink until further notice! So, keeping balanced, I will have drinks only on Friday or Saturday nights like women on weight watchers weekend cheat desserts.

    - Use apps. I use Lose It on my iphone. Not just calorie counting, but actively tracking your food makes you more conscious of your own eating, good or bad. The good apps will actually analyze your habits. Lose It told me I eat far less on days I drink coffee, for example, so I went back to drinking coffee on the regular.

    So let’s see who’s serious this summer. On that note, I leave you with Nick’s dieting doppelgänger:
     
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    And then I'm like WTF is these ghetto after school enchiladas, but my thick ass would eat it though.
     
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    so for this thread i wanted to share videos of healthy recipes. i plan on updating this every week. so hope you find something you like to try also please add any recipes you have.










    Savory Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread
    Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread (Paleo!)
    Ingredients

    • 6 pastured eggs
    • 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
    • 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
    • 3/4 cup coconut flour (I recommend this one) (Don't pack the coconut flour into the measuring cup. Scoop it with your measuring cup then level off the top with a knife - the "dip and sweep" method)
    • 2 cups shredded zucchini
    • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
    • 1/2 tsp. organic garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
    Instructions

    1. Mix the eggs, butter or coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and zucchini.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix the coconut flour, sea salt, thyme, garlic powder, and baking soda.
    3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine
    4. Pour into a greased loaf pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprinkle the top with sea salt.
    5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until cooked through.Allow to cool completely before serving.
     
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    Malachai Jenkins and Roberto Smith at one point would’ve never saw eye-to-eye. Both LA natives pledged their allegiance to rival gang members, Jenkins a Crip and Smith a member of the Bloods. But after years of gang banging, Jenkins grew tired of the dangerous life.

    “All money isn’t good money, Jenkins said. “[Selling drugs] worked for me for a little while until it started to get me into trouble, so I had to find something legit to do.”

    A mutual friend introduced Jenkins to Smith and the two became fast comrades. Jenkins then enrolled in the famed culinary school Le Cordon Bleu, and from there things began to change. Upon finishing his courses, Jenkins, who also goes by the name Chef Spanky, began cooking meals and posting the finishing product on Instagram. Soon, people started placing orders and slowly, their catering business Trap Kitchen LA was birthed.

    “The gang stuff, the shootings, now that I’m in this kitchen, I don’t go through none of that,” Smith said.

    The way it works is Jenkins puts the daily menu on Instagram and people then place their orders. The men make everything from the simple yet comforting chicken and waffle,s to the popular and more decadent $25 Pineapple Friday dish which is made up of King Crab, lobster, jumbo shrimp and salmon over white rice covered in Teriyaki Sriracha sesame seeds and green onions placed inside an actual pineapple. Whatever your stomach desires, the gentlemen of Trap Kitchen LA will serve you.

    “You can make the same amount of money selling drugs, selling food,” Jenkins said.

    Massive respect to these young men.
     
  35. Nick Delmacy

    Nick Delmacy is a Verified MemberNick Delmacy Da Architect
    Site Founder The 1000 Daps Club

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    This is all over the Internetz, might as well be seen here too. A gay dude made a video review of Patti Labelle's Sweet Potato Pie and it went viral.

    Not gonna lie, shit is hilarious....:mjlol::mjlol::mjlol:

     
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