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    OMAHA, Neb. -- A Web-page designer who auctioned off the use of his forehead for advertizing space is letting it go to his head.

    Andrew Fischer, 20, of Omaha, who put his forehead for sale on eBay as advertizing space, recieved $37,375 on Friday to advertise the snoring remedy, SnoreStop.

    Fischer will display the SnoreStop logo on his forehead for one month.

    "I look forward to an enjoyable association with Andrew -- a man who clearly has a head for business in every sense of the word," SnoreStop CEO Christian de Rivel said.

    "People will always comment on something out of the ordinary," Fischer said in his sales pitch. "People like weird."

    But there were limits: He refused from the outset to be the conduit for any message or product deemed tasteless of unacceptable in traditional advertizing formats.
    I recommend selling quarters of your stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    -You may not have the genetics to get that "6 pack", in fact most people don't
    a 6 pack would be cool , but i'm not aiming for that. I just want my stomach to look "straight".

    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    Don't listen to this. Eat a balanced diet.
    thats part of the problem , how would i know if my diet (or lets see the food i eat) is balanced?

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    Have you considered sumo
    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    I recommend selling quarters of your stomach
    you guys think in a REALLY different way.


    ok now lets get some things straight, basically all i have to do is :
    - Spend more energy than i take.
    - Eat healthy balanced food.
    - Give up fast food , pizza , beer , dew and some of the other good stuff


    What if i just eat less food than usual? my body would start burning fat to compensate , right?

    Do you guys know any website that has a list showing how much carbs that different foods have?
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    thats part of the problem , how would i know if my diet (or lets see the food i eat) is balanced?
    You go to a doctor that will help monitor your progress

    What if i just eat less food than usual? my body would start burning fat to compensate , right?
    It depends. Say you burn 1500 calories a day but take in 2500 calories. If you drop to 2000 calories you'll still store fat

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    but i have no time to do that
    thats your first problem man. "if you wanna change some things in your life your gonna have to change some things in your life.

    You can start off by doing cardio. start simply by running place for 5 minutes followed by basic situps and cunches. 2 sets of 30 each. Make sure you feel the crunch in your stomach when you work out. If you have predisposition to getting fat - like eating too much - then lower your intake.

    just remember you don't need to have a six pack, but to even get a flat stomach you need to combine cardio, with ab workout and a diet low in fat as well - espeacially since men store their fat in their bellies. its really no biggie. JUST DO IT!!

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    okey i'll see what i can do about it

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    Some additional hints: ( may be personal preference )

    Stop eating 2 warm meals, especially meat, a day. If you prefer something warm when you come home, stick to veggies. It will have a visible effect on your belly plus buying less meat and more of the green stuff will have a positive influence on your supermarket bills.

    Moderate:
    Don't plan on keeping away from one sort of "bad food". It won't happen. You like chocolate and coke or chips and beer ? Great. Do not try the tactic of "I don't buy it, so I won't be tempted to eat it". There will be parties, you will visit a friend or someones birthday comes around or something similar and all that stuff you lusted for for weeks will be there. You might not be able to withstand a combined assault on your willpower. Try the contrary. Get a bar of chocolate. Get a bottle of beer. Put it in the fridge. Do not drink/eat it. Beat your own personal devil sitting on your shoulder talking of sweetsness and alcohol. It's way easier to say no if you have to do it everyday at home.

    You can measure your success by asking yourself if that beer in the fridge is still good. If you don't know and don't really care, it's time to cheer.

    Also, don't give up on one thing completely. Your friends order pizza ? Fine, have a small one. You like coke ? limit yourself to one drink a week. Don't try that coke light stuff. It tastes like crap. I'd rather drink water for 6 days and have a great tasting coke on saturday than drinking that light crap for seven days.

    Don't miss out on the things you like. Just stay moderate with everything, which might mean you have to lower the intake a good bit.
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    > thats part of the problem , how would i know if my diet (or lets see the food i eat) is balanced?

    Check out the FDA's food pyramid. It's not perfect (I've heard it's being revised) but it's a good guideline.

    > What if i just eat less food than usual? my body would start burning fat to compensate , right?

    That depends - if you drop the calories too fast your metabolism could go into starvation mode and your body will save everything it can as fat. Eating one big meal a day will do this. That's one of the reasons breakfast is so important; it gets your metabolism up and going right away.

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    One thing that should be mentioned: I've gone through the South Beach diet and it's not just about the diet itself and eating what they tell you to eat. It is more of a mindset and a change of lifestyle.

    Examples: Instead of eating white bread, eat wheat bread. Cook with oil instead of butter. Drinking water instead of soda. Eat beans instead of corn. And there are a ton of other things about veggies that people should know. Like... did you know that corn and carrots are almost pure sugar? Did you know that cooking certain vegetables too long can reduce the nutrients in them?

    It is stuff like that, NOT just cutting out the carbs. It is knowing what is healthy and learning how to prepare foods that will help you. I don't suggest the 3 step plan... just learn what you need and stick to it. Sure, the pounds won't fall off overnite, but if you stick with it, the pounds will start to disappear.

    And always remember to exercise, even in moderation.

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    If the below has been posted by someone else, sorry, I'm in school, no time to read all the responses.

    My advice, drop the beer and do lots of cardio.

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    If you want to lose weight you need to work out your whole body. Im speaking from experience. i was only 140lb 5 months ago. i started taking creatine, vitamins and protein shakes to get some weight and even though i gain weight and im now steady at 160lb with 16% body fat, my work out was not complete so right now im sitting here with a little belly. Lesson learned, when you work out you need to work out your whole body, as for the 6packs, they are developed in the kitchen not in the gym.
    When no one helps you out. Call google();

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    by the way guys , i drink non-alchoholic beer so what tempts me is the taste of the beer not the alchohol


    nvoigt , following what you said is very difficult for me , especially the part where you said i should eat viggies more. While i can do everything you said the whole week , i wouldn't on week-ends. Especially when me and my friends go to (or order from) a pizza place. Pizza have a special place in my heart (or lets say my belly ) and its the only fast food thats too tempting to give up or just eat little from.

    I remember when i went to a GYM couple of months ago , people there told me to stop drinking coke and beer. I stopped drinking for one month (not even a single coke can). So i can control my self in the drinks side , but on the foods side its a little bit harder.


    Govtcheez :
    Thanks for suggesting that , i'll check it.

    And about breakfast .... my college classes start from 1 PM everyday , thats why i mostly sleep to 12 PM , skip breakfast and eat lunch. I don't know if this is bad , but i'm sure its not good. So here's another bad habit thats hard to give up


    Ober , im checking the south beach diet and so far it seems interesting. I don't know if i can stick to it but its worth a try.

    thanks for the advice axon

    InvariantLoop , yea thats i hate about it . The fact that they're developed in the kitchen

    I used to eat fast food almost daily. Now i stopped that and started to eat home-cooked stuff and eat little on dinner. I'll start changing my food style slowly and i'll hopefully get used to the new and "healthy" one
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    They say that if you normally drink 1-2 sodas a day and you give it up for a year, you'll lose 15 lbs. doing nothing.

    EDIT: and like I said, you don't have to do the SB diet strictly, just learn a lot from it and you'll be good.

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    > And about breakfast .... my college classes start from 1 PM everyday , thats why i mostly sleep to 12 PM , skip breakfast and eat lunch. I don't know if this is bad , but i'm sure its not good. So here's another bad habit thats hard to give up

    I don't know that it's important to do it at 7 am or anything, just when you get up. Have something good when you get up to get your metabolism rolling, that's the important part.

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    True dat. If your day runs from 12PM to 3AM, adjust your eating schedule to fit. "breakfast" at 12:45PM, "lunch" at 4PM, "dinner" at 8PM ... or something like that. It is better to eat smaller meals more often, but I was just giving you a guideline for the "3-a-day" meal plan.

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    that sounds like a good idea . I usually eat a small sandwich when i wake up , and i guess that doesn't count as breakfast.

    I think i'll start eating breakfast when my next term starts (few days left)
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