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What are some things that you can no longer do now that you are older?

Body wise / life wise?


I started noticing that I can no longer eat heavy foods after 7pm with out me feeling terrible the next morning. That wasn't the case 6 years back.

I also cannot drink milk as much.

When it comes to physical excercise I need an extra recovery day. But that may be because I don't have a dedicated work out schedule . I do find it a lot more challenging hitting certain mile stones. 8 years ago I could run 8-9 miles with out stopping these days I can barelt manage 5 and I've been running off and on for 2 and a half years now?

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I'm actually significantly healthier now than I was when I was 18. Thinner too. Also more energy -- more on par with how much I had when I was a kid.

Posted October 12th by Xhin
Xhin
 

I started noticing that I can no longer eat heavy foods after 7pm with out me feeling terrible the next morning.

Define "heavy foods".

Posted October 12th by Xhin
Xhin
 

generally fasst food, huge restaurant portions etc.

I also cannot eat as much as I use to.

Posted October 12th by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

Sucks to be normal. I haven't really noticed anything yet.

Posted October 12th by Moonray
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generally fasst food, huge restaurant portions etc.

I also cannot eat as much as I use to.


That just sounds like your metabolism is slower. Eat a bunch of vegetables and perk it back up.

Posted October 12th by Xhin
Xhin
 

Dairy is the most obvious thing for me. Used to consume a fair amount of it, and now it upsets my stomach. Can still consume it in small portions, but have largely started substituting it out.

In terms of physicality, I think I'm probably in better shape than I've been, but everything just happens slower. I can still generally hit the distances I want to run, but the pace has definitely dropped. I can lift more than I could for a while, but it takes a little longer and I need to extent the breaks between reps. The other thing is that I don't bounce back from injuries quickly. Used to be if I hurt my ankle playing pick up football, I'd be back the next week. Now I tend to need a couple weeks.



Posted October 12th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I can't stay up as late as I used to. That may be due to change in schedule. But I am normally ready to go to sleep around 9pm. I used to not be able to go to sleep until after midnight.

I can't eat as much as I used to. But that's probably because I am a lot less active. I used to do a lot of physical farm work and was in sports. Now I just sit at a desk all day, so I don't build up a hunger unless I just don't eat most of the day.

Posted October 12th by Vandy
Vandy


That just sounds like your metabolism is slower. Eat a bunch of vegetables and perk it back up.

I do though. Same results.

Posted October 12th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

I'm with Vandy. I'm in bed usually by 9p. I don't hang out late like I used.

I snack on too much junk food and not enough iron and vitamin d. Stuff like that. I have thrombocytopenia cuz of it. When I work late night shifts, I don't usually eat dinner. When I don't eat, I faint easily (I just get dizzy. I don't pass out) or feel dizzy. But, when I do eat, it's usually not enough but at dinner time (around the normal 5/6:30p) I find myself full depending on the meal. Mostly on meats.

I'm a lot more dehydrated than usual. I don't drink a lot of water. My main drinking consumption is Hawaiian punch, Orange Crush (rarely) but mostly Gatorade. I got rid of alcohol and energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, Mountain Dew Kickstart, any pop with caffeine in it) from my diet though.

I used to rely on energy drinks for my energy dose, but now that I got rid of, I'm constantly tired and because of my tiredness I become lazy.

Edited October 12th by Castrael
Castrael

Definitely having more health issues than I used to. I've had some issues with heartburn in the past couple of years, and I'm currently going to physical therapy for an ankle injury that has lingered for a couple of months now. Never had to deal with anything like that 5-7 years ago. I also used to be able to eat a large burrito from the taco truck at lunchtime and go to track practice (or even a meet) after school with no ill effects--now the very thought makes me queasy! :)

On the other hand, my metabolism has slowed down only a little bit--I don't eat as much as I used to, but I'm also right about the same weight I was in high school without putting any real effort into it. And until this ankle injury, I've been in better all-around physical shape since college than I ever was before, so it's hard to say whether my actual physical capabilities have dropped.

Posted October 12th by white lancer
white lancer
 

I, too, don't hang out as late as I used to...but I really do think that's a schedule thing more than an aging thing. My body's just too used to its routine (bed at 11ish, up at 7ish), whereas I didn't really have a routine like this in college.

Posted October 12th by white lancer
white lancer
 

I do though. Same results.

How many is "a lot of vegetables" though? I went through a CICO period where I ate them until I was overstuffed at every meal. With the appetite of a 300lb man.

I'm not that crazy now but I still eat more vegetables than anyone I know (including vegans).

But, when I do eat, it's usually not enough but at dinner time (around the normal 5/6:30p) I find myself full depending on the meal. Mostly on meats.

If you're eating a bunch of meat you're definitely getting enough iron, and probably enough vitamin D too.

Edited Friday by Xhin
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