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I'm probably about 10-15 #'s of what I consider overweight. 5' 11 and weigh 200.


Unless most of that is muscle weight over weight from fat, yea no. You’re more like 20-25 pounds overweight.

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Saturday and Sunday tend to just do whatever.


And there’s your problem. Your eating lifestyle isn’t very good if your just stuffing your face with whatever you want two days out of the week.
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Tigertown in ATL
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It's hard to get consistently good workouts in because I work an hour away.


Weight loss is mostly what you eat and not working out. At least at a certain age.

First step would be to drop weight to 180.

I have no idea if it will affect your BP but it would be good for you anyway.


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wryder1
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I had high blood pressure 3 years ago an like you, I wanted to avoid meds. I started a fast bc I didn’t know what to do and while fasting, I researched diets. I wanted to start the new diet fresh and avoid a transition from bad food to good food since it’s so hard for me. I decided to do IF and keto. In 2mo I dropped my BP from 150-165/85-100 down to 115-120/65-75 range. Like you, I didn’t have the time to exercise so it was all diet. I had also lost 30lbs over a 3-4mo time frame.
It’s also important to point out that the keto diet is extremely hard to maintain long term so have multiple diet plans so you can change it up and not get burned out like I did. I no longer do keto and am right back where I started and the thought of doing it again sucks bc I burned myself out on it. The point is though that it’s a diet change that exercise can help with it. I believe fasting and IF are what I’ll have to do along with eating more veggies. I’ll be cutting the sugars all together and limiting carbs rather than eliminating them. Then I’ll use exercise to burn off the excess blood sugar. From what I’ve experienced, read and picked up over the years it seems to be the frequencies in which we eat, how much we eat, what we eat and how we don’t burn off any of it with work or exercise. Not only are we putting junk in to our body but we are putting a lot of it, in to many intervals and allowing it to saturate our bloodstream with blood sugar and create damage to our system along with insulin resistance.

Limit the the junk
Limit the frequency of eating to allow your body to have a break from processing it all
Put good food in that helps your body heal
Burn off excess blood sugar
Get good rest

Good luck


SquatchDawg
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I’m 49 and not in the best shape...but I’m working on it. I’m 6’5 and 235....and unfortunately it’s not D1 TE weight distribution.

I’ll tell you that recently by BP starting edging up but as soon as I start lifting, walking running, etc it drops. I’ve never been prone to high BP so maybe it’s just that this level of activity works.

I look at it like giving by blood new places to go to spreads it out....
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keto diet is extremely hard to maintain long term

the thought of doing it again sucks bc I burned myself out on it.


Look into Weight Watchers
It’s not going to meetings with a bunch of women or eating expensive food.
I did/do it online. Lost 48 pounds and I am maintaining that loss.
It’s also not magic or even a diet. It’s just a eat less, eat better, move more plan.


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Hot Carl
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Some people are genetically predisposed for high BP,


Right, which is why I’m surprised his doctor hasn’t put him on at least a low dose medication yet. Even if there are behavioral things he can do to lower it naturally, high blood pressure is not something you want to play with long-term. They literally call it “the silent killer.” I get wanting to take as few meds as possible, but if you’re going to take any, I’d think a BP med would be the one. And in my experience, most doctors aren’t nearly as conservative regarding BP medications as they are with other things, so again, it’s a little surprising his didn’t. Unless his BP is like 125/82 or something, just barely over “normal.”


Somebody mentioned lowering your resting heart rate above. Besides all the things mentioned to help lower BP (diet, less alcohol, more water, and obviously exercising), are there any specific foods/supplements that can help that? I fricked my foot up about 10 years ago and had to quit running and my resting heart rate skyrocketed. And at 42, it actually makes me nervous to get it up when doing any form of cardio now.


tunechi
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Most docs don’t prescribe meds unless it’s greater than 135/~88 after a few months of lifestyle changes

ETA: unless there are other conditions in play as well
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choupiquesushi
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1. Ditch processed foods and drastically limit restaurant foods(nearly everyone of them is loaded with unhealthy amounts of bad stuff.

2. Ditch sugary soft drinks limit "diet" soft drinks too, water water water water.

3.MOVE - the human body was not meant to be sedentary. get some cardio.

4. replacing soft drinks even diet with hibiscus tea lowered mine from low 130/80s to 120 - 70s.


i'd bet at the end of the day the american diet of fast food, processed food and restaurant food kills more people than tobacco now.... just much slower.


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