How long will it take to restore my health, looks, and youth?

Answered on March 09, 2013
Created March 09, 2013 at 5:37 AM

so ive been on a junk food binge for almost 3 years now- terrible dieting has made me look at feel unhealthy.

Compare these two pictures of me, both age 20:

heres me 7 months ago: http://s1051.beta.photobucket.com/user/bazil36/media/Koala_zps56185e5a.jpg.html

heres me yesterday: http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s425/bazil36/Chrysanthemum_zps797ca313.jpg

I see myself looking very aged and unhealthy looking, at least 10 years old. I look like a completely different person! could that much damage have happened in 8 months? Some might say the first picture looks different because it's professionally done, but it actually wasnt edited much at all. The camera and lighting were top quality, but the image was left alone.

obviously I need to change. I want to go a pure paleo, intermittent fasting diet of fatty grass fed beef and organic vegetables. I'm sure that can restore my health, but I wonder- how long will to take to undo the damage? And can the damage ever completely be undone? I turn 21 june 7th, so youth won't be on my side as much in the coming year, so I'm concerned things might start getting harder.

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on March 09, 2013
at 07:14 AM

Welp, that didn't last long. Responding to your own thread with a sock puppet? Come on, son.

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on March 09, 2013
at 05:41 AM

I'm gonna let you have this account and won't close this post, but so help me God, if you start trolling again I will rain hellfire down upon you.

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on March 09, 2013
at 07:31 AM

Two of my sons, not too different from you in age, over last summer changed their diet and started exercising much more and they did it over a summer, just a few months, absolutely transformed and their own decision.

Also if you shaved and had on a better shirt as well as losing a bit of weight you would look as good as on the first photograph and by the way compared to most men double your age in the UK and US you look pretty good so do look on the bright side and gradually move to a healthier diet.

It is the weight loss which makes people look better and you can do that over about two months.


on March 09, 2013
at 07:02 AM

thts toby macguire


on March 09, 2013
at 06:57 AM

So, um, a competently prepped, lit, and taken photograph against a grainy cell phone snapshot?

I recommend going back to the photographer who took the first picture. Or maybe Photoshop could help you.



on March 09, 2013
at 06:48 AM

I think you look very cute, although I think you are kind of obsessing about your looks. All you need to do is to get healthier, that's it. Make sure

  1. No drugs

  2. No alcohol

  3. No sweets

  4. No processed foods /junk food / vegetable oils / grains

Eat healthy - sooner or later you will get your pay off! Maybe it will take a couple of years, but we all have been through it at one time or another.


on March 09, 2013
at 06:41 AM

OMG you are 20? ROFL! Maybe this will cheer you up! When I was your age I thought the best years of my life were over but guess what? They weren't! I'm 42 and have had a lot of health issues but its attitude my friend. I don't feel old. My body sometimes does because I have scoliosis but since being Paleo for the last month I feel better than ever. You have your whole life ahead of you. Do the Paleo lifestyle, the discipline alone will make you a better person! Good luck paduan! ;D



on March 09, 2013
at 06:05 AM

The biggest difference I see between the two pictures is weight- I don't think you look particularly "aged", just unhealthy. Certainly you haven't reached the point of irrepairable damage.

I'd say it shouldn't take too long, but you have to be persistant and steadfast- commit and follow through, and soon you will be on track

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