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I’ll keep this simple. I’m trying to lose a bit of weight. When I say that, I mean slim down not necessarily lose pounds on the scale. I’m confident in my gym routine (just became a morning boy btw) but I seem to struggle in the kitchen. My questions to you are:
-What kind of diet were you on when you slimmed down?
-What do your eating habits look like now?
-How do I remain social (drink) while going through this process?
I understand that you aren’t qualified to give medical or nutritional advice but what you did seemed to work.
I am only qualified to answer questions like this from an experience standpoint, because, as you alluded to, I am far from a professional on the matter. Thanks for the compliment, by the way. So much gas.
When I was trying to get in shape, I didn’t focus so much on what I was eating, but rather what I needed to eliminate from my diet in order to trim up. I didn’t go out and load up on fresh fruits and vegetables and grains and all the bullshit super healthy people eat.
What I did do, however, is cut way back on shit like burgers and pizza and sweets and fried foods and excessive carbs. Oh, and beer.
I didn’t drink less; I just drank less beer. Red wine, vodka, tequila, whiskey — that was my jam during this phase of my life. I drink more beer now than I did then, but I’m the gym five days a week so it’s whatever.
Good on you for being a morning boy. Jumpstart that metab to start your day.
Have a question relating to online dating profiles. Just what does it mean when a guy lists his occupation as entrepreneur on his online dating profile? As soon as I see entrepreneur, I just start wondering if it’s unemployment or a mostly doomed business venture. It’s also inevitably followed-up by their height, their love of philosophy, or a blank page. I respect self-employed, and I’m not judging “master of ceremonies” or “oompa-loompa” too hard. I just don’t get entrepreneur. Just what does an entrepreneur do? Or am I being way too harsh here? I just get curious every time I see someone list this, and in the 30 seconds I spent researching this question, I already found another three entrepreneurs.
“I’m an entrepreneur” directly translates to “I do not have a job but I want to sound successful to impress you and hopefully you don’t know any better and I can bullshit my way through this entire relationship.” Everybody knows that.
If he was an actual, successful entrepreneur with a real venture underway, he’d just tell you what that venture is. “Founder of ______” or some shit. But actually be careful with that, too, because there are some “entrepreneurs” out there who file LLCs and claim to be business owners before their bullshit “companies” record a single cent of revenue. Nice try, loser.
So, I’m a 25 year old girl who is aggressively, perpetually single. My problem is I am constantly friendzoning myself. My mom even brought it up so you know it’s a legit issue. I’m pretty laid back and definitely not the type of girl to start fawning over any guy that comes within a few feet of me. You’re probably not gonna choose me over Emily Ratajkowski, but like, your moms and aunts would probably approve via Facebook comments on any pic of us (I got Kaley Cuoco last time someone told me I look like a celeb).
I don’t think my personality is terrible either since I’m usually the one making people laugh because I’m pretty sarcastic and funny and put off a pretty confident vibe, but maybe that’s the issue? I’ve been told by guy friends I can be a little intimidating. So I guess what kind of advice I’m looking for is if you meet a new girl through mutual friends, what kind of things would put her in the “not gonna shoot that shot” category?
Thanks a heap, big guy.
It sounds like you have a big personality. GOOD. That shit’s hot. I’m into it. So are plenty of other guys. Some guys, however, are softer and prefer type B personalities so they can feel extra alpha. Funny, attractive, sarcastic, and confident is a deadly combo for the right guy. That guy is usually pretty confident his own damn self, though.
Don’t change shit. Keep being you. The right guy will come along and appreciate what you’re working with.
“If you meet a new girl through mutual friends, what kind of things would put her in the “not gonna shoot that shot” category?”
I’m not even going to answer this because it isn’t where your head needs to be.
First time writer, long time reader. I quote you all of the time in my daily life and now my roommate is hooked. We’ve recently been spending a decent (read: all) amount of our free time swiping. My roommate has a theory that fish pics are the new dick pics, due to the high quantity of “the bigger the better” mentality. Do you think this is accurate? Please advise.
Thanks again, best wishes!
– Allison and Maggie
Full disclosure: Part of the reason I’m answering this question is because you quote me all the time irl and that makes your boy feel good about himself. Thank you for that.
But no, I don’t think this is accurate. At all. One is a picture capturing the fruits of a very popular outdoor activity enjoyed by millions. The other is a picture of a guy’s private parts. What’s the matter with your roommate? And this is coming from a guy who hates to fish. He’s just trying to show you he’s a chill ass dude.
Love your column Dillon, I need your opinion.
What do you think about two people getting back together after breaking up because of cheating? This has been kind of a hot topic in my life recently and I don’t really know how to feel. Thanks man!
There isn’t a worse possible foundation on which to (re)begin a relationship. Fuck no. Reestablishing trust after cheating is a fool’s errand..
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