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RE: No sugar, porn or masturbation Challenge for August only
Not that I think it's a good idea, but I'll just throw this out there.

After my father died of cancer in 2016 along with two cats and my mother having a heart attack, I had a bout of depression that I had trouble dealing with. After 6 months I was still grieving. 8 months... still grieving. Doc prescribed Prozac which lifted the depression in about 2 months. Bam, just like that... with one catch. It DESTROYS your libido.

I had zero inclination to watch porn, fap or otherwise even care that I wasn't getting any. When I stopped using it my libido returned as strong as ever,except no depression. Seems like there's a high cost to everything beneficial in this world.
08-08-2019 11:57 AM
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We had a good number of guys it seemed who were going to do this. It looks like most did not even make it the first week. It goes to show how much addicted we are to sugar, porn and fap. They are soul destroying. It is difficult to give up and is no laughing matter.

I hope you guys who gave up get back on the horse. There is still three weeks more to do.

After one week, I feel I have a more attractive energy as I see people enjoy me being around them. One girl who has avoided me suddenly gave me more notice and attention.

Also I feel like inside my body I have a more strong internal structure. When I had sugar my internal structure seemed to weaken a lot. And fap would suck energy out of me and leave me feeling ugly and worthless.

Porn also is the most addictive -- just like sugar.

I am pleased with the results after one week.
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Tomorrow will be a completion of 14 days of no sugar,porn and fap.

So far it looks like everyone has dropped out except one person.

I urge you guys to do some soul searching and commit to this program starting this Thur Aug 15.

Do what you feel you can do. Even if it is one day or three days or the remainder two weeks. Start somewhere.

It is best to put your name down and make yourself accountable or else you will not likely stick it out. Even if you fail - no need to be ashamed -- and it will help others out.

Sugar, porn and fapping are serious addictions in our modern culture.

Do no use your will power of else you will feel crap if you give up on it.

Instead you are simply building your mental muscles of restraint -- just like going to the gym and building your physical muscles.

Real freedom come from developing the mental muscles of discipline and restraint.

I can tell you after two weeks of no sugar, porn and fap, for me -- you get a taste of real freedom -- and it feels good to be free and back to being normal.

Sugar porn and fap puts you in a real mental prison and your perceptions of reality are distorted.

Only the fist three days are hard but then it does get more easy.

You need to do this. Do some soul searching. Even if you give up -- you at least started and you will be more aware of what your real enemy is.

Good luck -- and sign up.
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Congrats to all the guys who are going cold turkey in August. I started the first week by making incremental improvements - cut back on sugar I put in my cortadito, skipped deserts, cut back on porn and went a full week with no fap. Fell off the wagon a few times but trying to be more consistent.
08-13-2019 06:01 PM
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(08-13-2019 04:49 PM)Bain Wrote:  I urge you guys to do some soul searching and commit to this program starting this Thur Aug 15.




Good luck -- and sign up.

Put me in for the 15th. I've cut back on everything but I've still fallen off.
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(08-13-2019 04:49 PM)Bain Wrote:  Tomorrow will be a completion of 14 days of no sugar,porn and fap.

So far it looks like everyone has dropped out except one person.

I urge you guys to do some soul searching and commit to this program starting this Thur Aug 15.

Do what you feel you can do. Even if it is one day or three days or the remainder two weeks. Start somewhere.

It is best to put your name down and make yourself accountable or else you will not likely stick it out. Even if you fail - no need to be ashamed -- and it will help others out.

Sugar, porn and fapping are serious addictions in our modern culture.

Do no use your will power of else you will feel crap if you give up on it.

Instead you are simply building your mental muscles of restraint -- just like going to the gym and building your physical muscles.

Real freedom come from developing the mental muscles of discipline and restraint.

I can tell you after two weeks of no sugar, porn and fap, for me -- you get a taste of real freedom -- and it feels good to be free and back to being normal.

Sugar porn and fap puts you in a real mental prison and your perceptions of reality are distorted.

Only the fist three days are hard but then it does get more easy.

You need to do this. Do some soul searching. Even if you give up -- you at least started and you will be more aware of what your real enemy is.

Good luck -- and sign up.

I truly believe you're coming from a good place with this challenge... but to bundle up a challenge to eliminate COLD TURKEY THE Top 3 quickest way to relive anxiety... is bound to have a high rate

of failure... a 99.99% rate of failure if you catch my drift! Addictive urges have a way to transform themselves when being denied of desired behavior. Stephane Molineux goes really deep on the addiction process in this

series!
. Expecting success from a challenge like this might be even harder than asking someone to make a Mil in 30 days
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After August is over, do you go back to sugar porn and masturbation? Or does this ascetic lifestyle continue?

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RE: No sugar, porn or masturbation Challenge for August only
19th day since I started

Walked 110 miles
2 weightlifting session
20g of sugar average per day (fruit and lactose mostly). It's almost impossible to go below 20g.
Average daily 55g carb 100g protein 80g fat 1300 calories
no porn no fap 8 sex
Drinking one glass of wine a day (there's no sugar in wine)

My diet is a bit more restrictive because I also limited carbs in order to be in keto. The advantage of keto is that I'm not hungry and do not miss sugar at all (I miss bread and pasta though).
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Fell off again, getting back on tomorrow August 16. We could use this thread like the drinking wagon thread, for those who want to continue past August.
08-15-2019 12:27 PM
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(08-13-2019 07:01 PM)Captain Gh Wrote:  I truly believe you're coming from a good place with this challenge... but to bundle up a challenge to eliminate COLD TURKEY THE Top 3 quickest way to relive anxiety... is bound to have a high rate

of failure... a 99.99% rate of failure if you catch my drift! Addictive urges have a way to transform themselves when being denied of desired behavior. Stephane Molineux goes really deep on the addiction process in this series!. Expecting success from a challenge like this might be even harder than asking someone to make a Mil in 30 days

IMHO I find this to be a losing mindset and one that I see thrown in every get better/ become disciplined place on the net. Its always "Woah stop buddy! You can't get rid of all your demons at once, you have to slowly get rid of one at a time" The problem is that this never works because you always have other demons/vices lurking or in the forefront while youre trying to suppress one thing.

The reality is really simple. Yes these are some of the top vices as you pointed out, but it comes down to the fact that you either are going to quit them or youre not. I've failed repeatedly in the first half of august while still reducing, but every time I've failed I've thought to myself man I really shouldn't do this, then my mind falters and I do it anyways. Its simply man being weak and losing frame. Its your choice to stop them or not, nothing more nothing less.

If you can't stop all three of these then what makes you think you can stop even one? They all go hand in hand. If I'm strong enough to stop one then I am strong enough to stop all three. And be reasonable, as pointed out above Montrose its impossible to avoid sugar if you do things like eat fruit or eat carbs, so limit it to 20-30g a day like he does. This is a no masturbation challenge, but if you need to masturbate once a week then make it healthy masturbation to a realistic women and yourself in your head, not porn. For me when it comes to alcohol, I still drink but I limit myself to no more than TWO drinks on social occasions and I do not drink alone.

Sometimes abstaining completely is not the right answer but finding ways to indulge healthily.
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Quote:And be reasonable, as pointed out above Montrose its impossible to avoid sugar if you do things like eat fruit or eat carbs, so limit it to 20-30g a day like he does.

I think adding the word "processed" sugar is a reasonable inference for the challenge meaning no junky sugar food like candy bars, frappes, Ice Cream, etc.
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(08-15-2019 03:54 PM)Easy_C Wrote:  
Quote:And be reasonable, as pointed out above Montrose its impossible to avoid sugar if you do things like eat fruit or eat carbs, so limit it to 20-30g a day like he does.

I think adding the word "processed" sugar is a reasonable inference for the challenge meaning no junky sugar food like candy bars, frappes, Ice Cream, etc.

I agree 100%. Still need to watch yourself though because me personally with my sweet tooth, I can easily over indulge on fruits(Cherries, strawberries, grapes etc) just trying to get that sweet fix that never comes with natural sugars, while telling myself ah at least your not eating sweets(half a pound of cherries later).
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(08-15-2019 06:48 AM)369eyedea Wrote:  After August is over, do you go back to sugar porn and masturbation? Or does this ascetic lifestyle continue?

You never have linear progress. It never works. Progress is always systeltic - it goes in waves. The goal is to point the waves in a linear direction -- so the waves move higher toward progress each time.

So yes I will allow my self to slowly go down but not fall. Then I will try apply more restraint and discipline again and move upwards. In the end moderation and balance is the key.
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Note - the British Empire controlled the masses by using the Divide and conquer techniques and infiltrating the people and culture with an inferiority complex.

Today the Elites control the masses by creating addictions - primarily to sugar, porn, fap and also alcohol.

It is imperative that people understand this so they comprehend they have been put and are in in a mental prison -- which most people are terrified to speak out or rock the boat so they can have their tiny apartments and belongings while living single and isolated lives -- and thinking to themselves they are lucky.

That is why it is important for one to develop mental restraint muscles and discipline when it comes to sugar, porn, fap and alcohol.
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I made it two weeks in before failing nofap. I'm still going strong with no sugar thanks to my keto diet though.

Two new dates tomorrow so hopefully I can find a porn 'substitute'.
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(08-16-2019 04:04 AM)Speculation Wrote:  I made it two weeks in before failing nofap. I'm still going strong with no sugar thanks to my keto diet though.

Two new dates tomorrow so hopefully I can find a porn 'substitute'.

For no fap, i think it is imperative that one has to pour cold water over the genitals several times through out the day. Keep cooling them off. Also wear tight underwear which keep the genitals from moving around too much and creating friction and heat.

As soon as you have a sexual thought, change it right away or it will grow.

Good luck.
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(08-15-2019 04:33 PM)Zenta Wrote:  
(08-15-2019 03:54 PM)Easy_C Wrote:  
Quote:And be reasonable, as pointed out above Montrose its impossible to avoid sugar if you do things like eat fruit or eat carbs, so limit it to 20-30g a day like he does.

I think adding the word "processed" sugar is a reasonable inference for the challenge meaning no junky sugar food like candy bars, frappes, Ice Cream, etc.

I agree 100%. Still need to watch yourself though because me personally with my sweet tooth, I can easily over indulge on fruits(Cherries, strawberries, grapes etc) just trying to get that sweet fix that never comes with natural sugars, while telling myself ah at least your not eating sweets(half a pound of cherries later).

You don't have to be fanatically stoic and ascetic about your diet. Fruits are healthy and nutritious, indulging in the summer bounty of cherries or berries is very good for you, those fruits are packed with nutrients, powerful antioxidants and fiber.

Fruit juices on the other hand are not good in large quantities, especially processed/filtered apple and to a lesser extent orange juice. But even then, fresh-squeezed glass of orange juice with all its pulp is great nutrition from time to time.

Avoid candy, sodas (diet sodas included, aspartame is worse than sugar) and processed sweets, but a quality dessert is not damaging at all if part of a healthy, balanced diet. Replace sodas with 2/3 sparkling water and 1/3 fruit juice, you can move to smaller fractions of juice gradually, the same way you could move from whole milk to 2% to 1% to skim.

Maybe a drastic low/no carb diet might be a good choice as a transition if you're very overweight, but for normal guys there is no need to be fanatical about it, or to follow draconian trendy diets. Replace rice with whole grain rice (red rice is really good), wild rice (delicious, and not a rice actually), quinoa, barley or freekeh (roasted green durum whole wheat), have baked potatoes instead of fries, or fries only occasionally.

The diet part of this is not that hard to implement with those guidelines, and you would be getting 90%+ of the benefits. The remaining 5%-10% are harder to chase and a bit too drastic a deprivation for not much better results (and possibly worse if you deprive yourself from nutritious fruits).

The porn part is the heart of this challenge, I will write my perspective on how to overcome it later this weekend.

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Maybe it's because I'm old but I can't imagine how I would be able to satisfy a rotation if I did masturbate.

As for no-carb, my reason is not so much to lose weight, but to decrease insulin levels, increase insulin sensitivity, decrease inflammation and starve potential cancer cells - all unproven but possible benefits.
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Haven't checked in since my initial commitment, I find it prudent to do so halfway into the month

NoFap - Failed a bunch of times, then connected the fapping to mild insomnia, caused by daily caffeine consumption. Cut out caffeine and haven't fapped since.

NoSugar - Have been successful in maintaining a very low carb keto diet. Libido through the roof, making it difficult to stick to NoFap, but the mental clarity of cutting out carbs I is unrivaled. I will continue forgoing sugar for the foreseeable future, although I will let loose when traveling. As long as you eat right 95% of the time, your body can absorb the hit without being derailed.
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I'm never going back...I feel incredible after giving this stuff up.

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(08-16-2019 07:12 PM)369eyedea Wrote:  I'm never going back...I feel incredible after giving this stuff up.

Don`t kid yourself. You will go back.

The first bite of some cake or chocolate bar -- or an accidental watch of a porn clip will trigger strong cravings.

But when you do give in, learn to spend less time there and move out of it again. That is the best we all can do.

Good luck Bro and respect.
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I am on day 17 and I am having wicked and powerful sexual urges. The reason is I allowed myself to fantasize about picking up a girl and have sex with her in detail mental imagery. If I had nipped the thoughts in the bud, I would be ok -- but I allowed the thoughts to grow and I am really struggling the day after.

I hope to get through this storm -- I should be ok. But I am asking the higher power for assistance.

This also resulted in some strong sugar cravings -- especially some cakes or chocolate. I know I would feel crap later if I indulged.
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I am late to the challenge but I am in on the sugar part for sure. I am already "pre-diabetic," so there's no time like the present. Stopped eating sugar for three days and I noticed that I already dropped two pounds.

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This Thursday will complete three weeks of this challenge and then there is one week left to go.

For those of you dropped out you can focus on this last week. Doing a week challenge is still a good accomplishment.

It is good to sign your name below if you do it. If I had not started this thread there is no way I would accomplish three weeks so far.

So far no one made it to three weeks I think. Let me no if I am wrong.

There are many benefits one gets to practice restraint and discipline -- too many to list.
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I'm going strong. Only fail was one cookie.

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