Just read the FFB handbook for the first time, and I’m impressed. I’m a FFFB (Future Former Fat Boy) and many of these things resounded deeply for me. For example, always being hungry, ie: never being ‘full’. That’s a tough one, and I think only mental toughness can beat it. I’ve tried all the standard ‘add more veggies’ and ‘drink water’ or ‘put your fork down between each bite’ approaches, and they simply don’t work. Only uber-strict resolve (like you said) works.
I often get the ‘man I wish I could eat and gain like you’ comments from SB (Skinny Bastards) at my gym, but when the majority of the gains are from fat, it’s not all that motivating. Also, I don’t know if you mentionned it, but all the extra fat gains don’t really translate into big strength gains, at least not for me. So it’s doubly frustrating that way. Oh well, that’s life.
Anyhoo, just thought I’d drop you a line and say thanks for penning that gem. I will bookmark it and refer to it often as I continue my quest to become a FFB. Enough whining, time for continued action. Cheers.[/quote]
i feel you pain brotha.
i started this lifting thing less than 4 years ago and i was about 308 and now i’m around 228 (avatar is over 1yr old). trust me when i say its not easy but you will reach a point when you ask yourself as hard as i train why did i just eat that. then you will begin to enjoy evil foods less. my wife asks me all the time how can i eat chicken every meal of the day, i say easy. but the thing that got me straight was good ol whey protein. its important to have a shake between meals. i would mix 2 scoops with the minimum suggested water so they where so think sometimes i needed a spoon. liquids can play a huge part in getting that full feel. i’m known for walking around with a gallon of water. but stay focused man, you just became a member of a great site, unlike the other BBing site the community here will encourage you and the administrators are knowledgeable.