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    Following a bodybuilders diet when you don't compete and are not even a bodybuilder.

    Hello Everyone,

    I came to this forum today to get your opinion.

    A friend of mine has OCD. Everytime he gets involved in something he goes crazy. Its all he thinks about and wants to be around. Well ever since he started lifting weights, he keeps telling me that if we have pizza one night a week or a few drinks, that all his muscles will go away. This is a guy who spends 6 days a week and sometimes 7 in the gym. He keeps a food journal and never eats junk food. Its all stuff such as Chicken, Turkey, Eye of the Round, Salmon, Asparagus, brown rice, yams, whole wheat bread, greek yogurt, oatmeal, avocado, Tuna, Peanut Butter, cottage cheese and so forth. Along with Whey Protein. I try to get him sometimes to relax and enjoy his life and he says he can't eat certain things. I respect that but HE isn't even a bodybuilder. He keeps saying he just wants to build nice muscle and definition. Your thoughts? Is it silly for him to be so obsessive? Especially since he isn't even a bodybuilder? He has this fear that if he eats a hamburger or has a few drinks once a week that he won't build muscle.
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    His reasoning is unsound, but adhering to a strict BB'er diet is not just for "real" BB'ers. Anyone who wants to put on lean muscle and/or lose body fat will benefit from bodybuilding diet. Bodybuilders are usually on the cutting edge of good diets.

    He probably needs more rest days and I would go crazy without ever cheating, but I'm not OCD. There are worse things for his OCD to latch onto. If he's not hurting anyone, I say just let him be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivingtoLearn View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I came to this forum today to get your opinion.

    A friend of mine has OCD. Everytime he gets involved in something he goes crazy. Its all he thinks about and wants to be around. Well ever since he started lifting weights, he keeps telling me that if we have pizza one night a week or a few drinks, that all his muscles will go away. This is a guy who spends 6 days a week and sometimes 7 in the gym. He keeps a food journal and never eats junk food. Its all stuff such as Chicken, Turkey, Eye of the Round, Salmon, Asparagus, brown rice, yams, whole wheat bread, greek yogurt, oatmeal, avocado, Tuna, Peanut Butter, cottage cheese and so forth. Along with Whey Protein. I try to get him sometimes to relax and enjoy his life and he says he can't eat certain things. I respect that but HE isn't even a bodybuilder. He keeps saying he just wants to build nice muscle and definition. Your thoughts? Is it silly for him to be so obsessive? Especially since he isn't even a bodybuilder? He has this fear that if he eats a hamburger or has a few drinks once a week that he won't build muscle.
    So you're against him eating healthy, not drinking alcohol and lifting weights...

    here's my thoughts: be his friend, support what he does and don't whine about your friend choosing a healthy lifestyle, I mean he could be smoking, drinking and doing drugs, right?
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    I'm just curious how long he has been obsessive about his diet. What brought on this obsessive compulsion? He sounds like a borderline addict as well. He probably doesn't trust himself to cheat thinking that he will fall into bad habits again. He clearly doesn't understand that there are times when a good high calorie meal/cheat meal is perfectly fine. Like after a brutal fucking leg day!! Gotta make gains!! Anyway there are worse things to be fixated on to the piont of OCD like actions. Just tell him to go easy on the tuna. Lots of mercury in most of those products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HFO3 View Post
    So you're against him eating healthy, not drinking alcohol and lifting weights...

    here's my thoughts: be his friend, support what he does and don't whine about your friend choosing a healthy lifestyle, I mean he could be smoking, drinking and doing drugs, right?
    Actually Im not against him, because I am him. I am searching for opinions on how cheat meals and having a few cocktails can hold me back if I choose to indulge a little.

    For example, how much of a negative impact would a few glasses of cabernet have on my results if I work out 6 days per week drinking no alcohol at all except for Saturday afternoon at a summer BBQ? I'm not a bodybuilder. My goal is to build muscle, look toned and healthy all around. Im not looking to be the next Mr. Olympia but I do want to build muscle and be nicely cut. Think of an underwear model.

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    No IM not against him living a healthy lifestyle, because I am him.

    I am in fear that if I have a few glasses of wine one night a week that all my muscles will go away. Why am I thinking this? I am highly superstitious you can say.

    I am not looking to be a bodybuilder. I work hard in the gym cause I want to be nicely cut keeping my flexibility. I play golf.

    I enjoy my new lifestyle and really want to be successful at building some nice definition now that I've lost 100 pounds. And yes I do have a fear of getting back into bad habits so I stay away from them. I haven't had a pop or a candy bar in over 8 months . I eliminated processed sugars, fats, and carbs completely out of my life. I now get all my fats , carbs and sugars from healthy foods.

    I keep reading that if you drink one night a week, it will ruin your gains. Does that mean that If I was to go out and drink some Cabernet, that all the work I put in the previous six days will be eliminated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivingtoLearn View Post
    No IM not against him living a healthy lifestyle, because I am him.

    I am in fear that if I have a few glasses of wine one night a week that all my muscles will go away. Why am I thinking this? I am highly superstitious you can say.

    I am not looking to be a bodybuilder. I work hard in the gym cause I want to be nicely cut keeping my flexibility. I play golf.

    I enjoy my new lifestyle and really want to be successful at building some nice definition now that I've lost 100 pounds. And yes I do have a fear of getting back into bad habits so I stay away from them. I haven't had a pop or a candy bar in over 8 months . I eliminated processed sugars, fats, and carbs completely out of my life. I now get all my fats , carbs and sugars from healthy foods.
    Is this the typical.... "I have a friend who...." is it you or your friend that is OCD?

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    It is me.

    Is it true that one night a week of some red wine will ruin a weeks worth of gains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivingtoLearn View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I came to this forum today to get your opinion.

    A friend of mine has OCD. Everytime he gets involved in something he goes crazy. Its all he thinks about and wants to be around. Well ever since he started lifting weights, he keeps telling me that if we have pizza one night a week or a few drinks, that all his muscles will go away. This is a guy who spends 6 days a week and sometimes 7 in the gym. He keeps a food journal and never eats junk food. Its all stuff such as Chicken, Turkey, Eye of the Round, Salmon, Asparagus, brown rice, yams, whole wheat bread, greek yogurt, oatmeal, avocado, Tuna, Peanut Butter, cottage cheese and so forth. Along with Whey Protein. I try to get him sometimes to relax and enjoy his life and he says he can't eat certain things. I respect that but HE isn't even a bodybuilder. He keeps saying he just wants to build nice muscle and definition. Your thoughts? Is it silly for him to be so obsessive? Especially since he isn't even a bodybuilder? He has this fear that if he eats a hamburger or has a few drinks once a week that he won't build muscle.
    Sounds like dedication. Why you obsessing over what he's doing. If you're really his friend you'll support him and not second guess him. Don't be selfish, it's about him not you. You want to get drunk and eat shit do it on a night he's not around.

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    Wait...I just read your secon post and realize you're not a bad friend. You are bat shit crazy. And not because you worry about eating burgers and drinking poison(that's what alcohol is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13bret View Post
    Sounds like dedication. Why you obsessing over what he's doing. If you're really his friend you'll support him and not second guess him. Don't be selfish, it's about him not you. You want to get drunk and eat shit do it on a night he's not around.
    Yes Im dedicated. I Don't eat junk! The office put a box of Dunkin Donuts in front of me today and I haven't had a problem with them sitting 2 feet away from me all day long. I do support him cause he is me. That's right! Anyway can anyone answer my question? Is Red Wine good to have once a week or should I just stay away completely? Its just something I Have been wondering about. IM not talking about drinking a gallon. Sometimes I do like the idea of being able to have a few glasses of wine with a nice Friday night meal to reward myself for working hard in the gym. It would ease my mind I think.

    Do any of you know of guys who lift and get good results if they drink once a week? Be honest please.

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