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      12-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #45
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People that say run, bike, swim, yadda yadda = all crap.

Burn more calories than you consume = loss of weight.

And HIIT > Regular Cardio ANYDAY. But with right diet and regular weight training, you don't necessarily need any cardio unless you are looking out for your cardiovascular health.
QFT. Took the words right out of my mouth.

Don't be afraid of "bulking up" getting bigger. You have to eat big to grow big.

Train with weights, eat at a deficit, add in a few HIIT sessions a week and you'll look much better when you hit your goal than if you stuck with just dieting and 30+min of SS cardio.

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Realistically 2 pounds per week is healthy. 2.5 pounds per week is borderline healthy. I would not recommend doing any more than that. Since you were talking about classes, you seem to be young. Your weight/height does not make you obese so if you go any more than that you might see a loss of muscle (which you don't want) and/or a decrease in energy level.

2 months --> 8 weeks --> 16 pounds

So yes, your goal does seem achievable!!!
I agree, 2 pounds per week is healthy. Just remember that if you lose weight to fast, you would definitely gain it back. What you need is self- discipline, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
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I swim for half-hr first thing and before breakfast 5 days a week and drink green tea with my breakfast.
Appreciate swimming is not for everyone (as some people don't like/cannot swim), but it takes less strain on the bones, I can vary the intensity of each length bit like HIIT training in the water, and most of all it really builds a nice toned upper body all round.
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I lost 20lbs in two months with just diet adjustment. No abnormal routines o excervises. I'm 6'2" was 220 and dropped to a trim 200.

Kept my caloric intake to 2200 they ought the day, and I didn't count my dinner, but it was a small, healthy lean meats and veggies.

Snacking on a bit every couple hours or so, and a gallon of water a day.

Easy peasy. After a while I didn't miss my "normal food" lol.
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      03-24-2014, 07:52 PM   #49
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I went from 160 to 151 in 2 months, but it's hard for me to lose any more. Maybe about 3 more lbs of fat.
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well i don't really care about weighing myself but this pic right here was back in early february. Before and after of a 3.5 week period. I did splurge once in a while but the key is a lot of water, just eat clean, and train like a f*cking beast.
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Drink one of these every day
http://www.vemma.com

Eat complete proteins such as avocado's and hemp seeds. Avoid processed foods, and buy organic if possible.
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Hello, i am new here to the forum but not new to the nutrition world being a bodybuilder for 20 years. Go to bodybuilding.com and they have some great advise for diets and how to meet your goal.
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very realistic
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well i don't really care about weighing myself but this pic right here was back in early february. Before and after of a 3.5 week period. I did splurge once in a while but the key is a lot of water, just eat clean, and train like a f*cking beast.
Big difference in your waistline. Well done!
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hi ,

you'd better off doing cardio first thing in the morning , even better on an empty stomach before breakfast ( if you can ) , it's very hard but that's the best & most effective way to burn fat .
when you make cardio , your body uses carbs as main source of fuel in the first 30 minutes then after the 30 first minutes your body starts to burn its fatty reserve . that's why cardio work out has to last at least 30 minutes if your goal is losing weight and has to be repeated constantly ( if possible every day to be effective ) .
of course your body will be craving for sugar and food after your work out but you have to be disciplined and avoid too much fat food & sugar .
don't starve yourself neither in the first days as the day you'll be reeating normally your body will jump on all the food you give it and will stock it as a prevention in case you starve it again in the future .

losing 15 lbs in 2 months is possible but requires discipline . key is regular cardio work out ( doesn't have to be heavy load , gentle cardio is also fine ) and balanced diet ( avoid fat , sugar , none total elimination but reasonable amount ) and you'll be fine in 2 months
What? this whole reply is total broscience. Bad advice.

Firstly, fat is essential in any part of a good diet you should not avoid fats but understand how much fat you should consume.

Secondly, all this bs with cardio first thing in the morning is rubbish. In fact, you don't even have to do cardio at all if you wish to lose desired weight goal.

Thirdly after 30 mins? your body uses fat? bro, whatever you've been told you've been misinformed. If you're doing cardio in the morning with no foods, you're training in a catabolic state or fasted state, you will be using your fats as your energy source. Look it IF (intermitten Fasting) very similar to what I'm talking about

The KEY to losing weight is a calorie deficit diet eating less than you maintance level AND you can't eat whatever you want in moderation eg pizza, ice cream as long as it fits into your daily macronutrients (look up flexable dieting or IIFYM). The old traditional strict method of just Chicken breast, broccoli etc will work but why kill yourself.

My advice has always been "don't adjust your lifestyle around your diet, but to diet around your lifestyle"

OP - Losing 10lbs is very doable.

I don't have the best metabolism but if you know how to diet + training you'll get there easy!
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What? this whole reply is total broscience. Bad advice.

Firstly, fat is essential in any part of a good diet you should not avoid fats but understand how much fat you should consume.

Secondly, all this bs with cardio first thing in the morning is rubbish. In fact, you don't even have to do cardio at all if you wish to lose desired weight goal.

Thirdly after 30 mins? your body uses fat? bro, whatever you've been told you've been misinformed. If you're doing cardio in the morning with no foods, you're training in a catabolic state or fasted state, you will be using your fats as your energy source. Look it IF (intermitten Fasting) very similar to what I'm talking about
The KEY to losing weight is a calorie deficit diet eating less than you maintance level AND you can't eat whatever you want in moderation eg pizza, ice cream as long as it fits into your daily macronutrients (look up flexable dieting or IIFYM). The old traditional strict method of just Chicken breast, broccoli etc will work but why kill yourself.

My advice has always been "don't adjust your lifestyle around your diet, but to diet around your lifestyle"

OP - Losing 10lbs is very doable.

I don't have the best metabolism but if you know how to diet + training you'll get there easy!
"if it fit your mouth" is what i go by when i bulk, hehe
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so you want to loose weight and build muscle at the same time... can be done but not in a significant and fast way (if you want to be healthy). Pick two from the list.....

Loose a lot of fat - build a lot of muscle - do it really fast.
(assuming that you care about your overall health)
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What? this whole reply is total broscience. Bad advice.

Firstly, fat is essential in any part of a good diet you should not avoid fats but understand how much fat you should consume.

Secondly, all this bs with cardio first thing in the morning is rubbish. In fact, you don't even have to do cardio at all if you wish to lose desired weight goal.

Thirdly after 30 mins? your body uses fat? bro, whatever you've been told you've been misinformed. If you're doing cardio in the morning with no foods, you're training in a catabolic state or fasted state, you will be using your fats as your energy source. Look it IF (intermitten Fasting) very similar to what I'm talking about

The KEY to losing weight is a calorie deficit diet eating less than you maintance level AND you can't eat whatever you want in moderation eg pizza, ice cream as long as it fits into your daily macronutrients (look up flexable dieting or IIFYM). The old traditional strict method of just Chicken breast, broccoli etc will work but why kill yourself.

My advice has always been "don't adjust your lifestyle around your diet, but to diet around your lifestyle"

OP - Losing 10lbs is very doable.

I don't have the best metabolism but if you know how to diet + training you'll get there easy!
It's not all broscience. There is truth to the fasted cardio statement. There is truth to the statement regarding carbs burning quickly (..as do the sugars). He should have been more specific with his reference to fats, but he wasn't as far off the mark as your response would suggest. I agree with your flexible dieting suggestion (..and that's generally how I approach my eating unless I'm dieting down for a specific reason; i.e...show prep), but I also think that flexible dieting is best suited for those who already have control of their eating (..just like I feel that intricate body builder splits are best suited for advanced lifters, not new gym-goers). That's just my opinion though. People fail more often than they succeed with flexible eating and/or BB splits.
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It's not all broscience. There is truth to the fasted cardio statement. There is truth to the statement regarding carbs burning quickly (..as do the sugars). He should have been more specific with his reference to fats, but he wasn't as far off the mark as your response would suggest. I agree with your flexible dieting suggestion (..and that's generally how I approach my eating unless I'm dieting down for a specific reason; i.e...show prep), but I also think that flexible dieting is best suited for those who already have control of their eating (..just like I feel that intricate body builder splits are best suited for advanced lifters, not new gym-goers). That's just my opinion though. People fail more often than they succeed with flexible eating and/or BB splits.
Apologies to both perhaps a little to direct with my reply. I just hate reading misinformed inforatmion. You seemed switched on so you know that feel, when you read that sort of information.

I'm always here to help and share my experience and knowledge to whomever is open to listen.
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I've been bulking for 26 months, is that too long?
Age, height, sex, weight would kinda help. And if you know your bf% would be a plus.

Bulking for to long isn't so bad, maybe you might have a little hight level of bf% (assuming you clean bulked) Your metablism would really benefit from cutting at this point if you've bulked for 26 months. Lower risk of metablism damage bulking for that long.

If you decide to start cutting I'd suggest cutting down slowly eg 100-500cals per week play around with your cals but start high and work your way down until you consistently drop weight (find that sweet spot) and stay on that amount of calories and adjust lower when you stop losing.
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I've been bulking for 26 months, is that too long?


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Apologies to both perhaps a little to direct with my reply. I just hate reading misinformation. You seemed switched on so you know that feels, when you read that sort of information.

I'm always here to help and share my experience and knowledge to whomever is open to listen.
I totally get it man. Trust me!
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FWIW, I lost 80lbs in just about 3 months right after graduating from college. Ran a 5k every day and ate small meals, mostly salads with plain chicken. No secret as to how to shed the weight, the problem is having the will power to do so. I didn't have a job at that time so it wasn't hard. Now that I have to sit on my ass at a desk for 12hrs a day and would rather spend time with my kid when I'm home, it just ain't in the cards...
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FWIW, I lost 80lbs in just about 3 months right after graduating from college. Ran a 5k every day and ate small meals, mostly salads with plain chicken. No secret as to how to shed the weight, the problem is having the will power to do so. I didn't have a job at that time so it wasn't hard. Now that I have to sit on my ass at a desk for 12hrs a day and would rather spend time with my kid when I'm home, it just ain't in the cards...
80lbs in 3 months, u can win that 50k prize at my gym easily. they r running this 3 months transformation, 1st prize is 50k. lol
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I recently lost 25lbs in about 4 months with basic diet and exercise. I use an app on my phone to keep track of my exercise and calories. It really helps, I recommend it to anyone trying to lose weight. I also gave up cheese (this was really hard, i love cheese) and to some extent sweets. Sugar is the devil, along with anything fried. 10-15 in 2 months should be a breeze if you are dedicated, but this kinda stuff is easier a few months before the summer. Good luck, and keep us posted.
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