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FredG
06-14-2010, 10:32 AM
Well as the title states I want to lose weight and tone. I'm 20 5'6 250(guessing but worse case). Basically I want to get fit but don't know where to start, where can I get diet information and other information that I will need? I only eat like once a day maybe twice, sometimes I go without eating...Any other info needed?

Also so I'm flat footed, anyone know where to get some shoes from?

BigWalt
06-14-2010, 10:35 AM
skipping meals and barely eatting... you're doing it wrong already.

Perf_White_GT
06-14-2010, 10:35 AM
eat smaller meals, more often.

Go to a gym and get on a treadmill, on enroll in a spin class..


I go to crossfit.. and it kicks my ass everytime.

Replica
06-14-2010, 10:42 AM
Well as the title states I want to lose weight and tone. I'm 20 5'6 250(guessing but worse case). Basically I want to get fit but don't know where to start, where can I get diet information and other information that I will need? I only eat like once a day maybe twice, sometimes I go without eating...Any other info needed?

Also so I'm flat footed, anyone know where to get some shoes from?
Starving yourself isn't a great idea.

To figure out how much you're eating to stay at 250, go here to determine your calorie maintenance. I've guessed for you using the link and came up with 2,507. What this means is if you want to stay at 250 lbs, you have to eat 2,500 calories a day. This is "maintenance" for your weight.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

If you want to lose weight, you have to make a deficit occur. Anything less than 2,500 calories a day will make you lose weight. The amount of the deficit will determine the rate of weight loss. Healthy weight loss is generally 500 calories less than your maintenance for your weight. In your case, if you were to end the day at 2,000 calories, you would be experiencing a healthy rate of weight loss. If you did this, you'd lose a pound a week because there are 3,500 calories in a pound, you're 500 calories less per day, 7 days in a week equals a 3,500 calorie deficit per week.

You can lose weight by eating less, exercising more, or a little of both. I bet you could just make changes to your diet and lose that first 20-30 lbs easily. I'd recommend cutting 500 calories a day and doing about 250 calories worth of exercise. So you'd be at a 750 calorie deficit per day and losing about a pound and a half a week.

tofuspeedster
06-14-2010, 11:35 AM
Everything you need is here:

http://www.houston-imports.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263069

Vick_
06-14-2010, 03:02 PM
start lifting, do a lot of reps. cardio every other day.

stop eating out fat boy. eat in portions. drink water and only water.

take some pre-work out pills.

HPorkchopD
06-14-2010, 03:21 PM
Im just going to start smoking crack...thatll help my weight loss goals hahaha.

In all seriousness, I wonder if its possible to lose 40lbs by August 20.

winc281
06-14-2010, 03:23 PM
It's possible.

OP clean up your diet. That's the key. Like Rep said, find your maintenance and then cut some cals. You can also lift weights and do cardio to assist with weight loss.

Vtak16
06-14-2010, 03:25 PM
Fuckin search and put down the donuts, sodas, candy bars, pizza, waffles, whatever the fuck you eat.
Get on a structured diet plan, 6 small meals a day.
run run run fuckin run.
ALSO, Do some P90x, hydrate, pass out, wake up on the floor, do more p90x.

LabtopThief_jr
06-14-2010, 03:44 PM
Starving yourself tells your body to go into survival mode and stores all the food it gets so you are hurting yourself there. Eat regular and healthy meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and small snacks in between and drink only water or healthy drinks like V8 and such. Start a work out a routine,

First i suggest you get into walking/jogging/running start out short by walking and jogging a mile or two miles if you feel one mile is too easy and short. Do that for about a couple of weeks help ease yourself into working out and getting active don't push yourself too hard otherwise you could take too long to rest your sore muscles and end up not doing the routine.

Second, Get rid of junk and processed foods they will only hold you back and make your workouts almost useless. Drink water throughout the day preferable a liter each time and eat little snacks in between meals like carrots, bananas, fruits and such. Make your own meals, it's very simple, cheap, and healthy, make chicken breast, brown rice, and veggies takes only 30min at the most to make and it's delicious. Also play with your ingredients see what you like but roughly count the calories you don't have to get anal about that just don't eat large or heavy meals. Provide enough for your body to sustain itself but not too much so it stores what is left over.

Third, don't give up quickly if you don't see results within a month it will take time if you want to get a fit and buff up a bit in a month then you are looking for an extremely unhealthy way that would not benefit you for long. Working out properly with proper technique works out all of the proper muscles, i don't like to use machines at the gym because they help you and work certain muscles where as free weights work every muscle that is used to lift that weight and help your stabilizers.

In conclusion, start out light get your body into the routine and used to the level of activity for awhile and try not to push yourself too hard too soon, i started a walking/jogging routine a couple weeks ago and i tried running half of it and ended up taking almost a week to rest and let my muscles heal even though i felt comfortable enough to run. Take it easy for awhile just walk and jog for a month then slowly incorporate running up to the point where you can time your mile runs and improve on it. I noticed results quickly and i still do but i gain muscle easily and i have a high metabolism so results may take longer for you or faster than me, it is also important to provide what your body needs it's good to take a vitamin pill too. A little tip, if you get sore legs or muscles just soak in a hot bath for a good amount of time it does wonders.

I hope my info helps this is what i do and i notice my calves and quads have gained muscle and more definition, my gut has slimmed down and i can see a faint 6 pack but i also do at least 100 crunches and various ab workouts. Core is everything before you start lifting weight for upper body, it's important to have a good strong core before doing squats and such and by core i mean your abs and back. If you want running tips i can also help there or check out Replica's thread about running an 8 minute mile, lots of good info on running in there.

DA_LsVtAk
06-14-2010, 04:58 PM
P90x

cereal foreal
06-14-2010, 06:12 PM
I'm a certified personal trainer if you want me personally help you out over an extended period of time. I can measure you, create work-out routines, go grocery shopping with you, and give you nutritional guidance all for free for a fellow HI-er. If you want personal training sessions then we can work out some kind of bargain.

Just PM me with any questions.

edit: This message applies to anyone on the boards btw.

stkteg
06-14-2010, 06:38 PM
Im just going to start smoking crack...thatll help my weight loss goals hahaha.

In all seriousness, I wonder if its possible to lose 40lbs by August 20.
yes it is possible to loose 40 pounds by then if your mind is straight

firdady
06-14-2010, 06:48 PM
Fuckin search and put down the donuts, sodas, candy bars, pizza, waffles, whatever the fuck you eat.
Get on a structured diet plan, 6 small meals a day.
run run run fuckin run.
ALSO, Do some P90x, hydrate, pass out, wake up on the floor, do more p90x.

this advice coming from a fat man:hsugh:

LabtopThief_jr
06-14-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm a certified personal trainer if you want me personally help you out over an extended period of time. I can measure you, create work-out routines, go grocery shopping with you, and give you nutritional guidance all for free for a fellow HI-er. If you want personal training sessions then we can work out some kind of bargain.

Just PM me with any questions.

edit: This message applies to anyone on the boards btw.

Just so i know i am not giving out bad info, was my information correct or at least good for a beginner?

Replica
06-14-2010, 07:41 PM
Just so i know i am not giving out bad info, was my information correct or at least good for a beginner?
Not really. I don't think "fasting" is a bad way to loose weight. Do a little light reading on fasting, lots of medical benefits but it takes a lot of effort and education. Starvation is after 30 days.

LabtopThief_jr
06-14-2010, 07:45 PM
Not really. I don't think "fasting" is a bad way to loose weight. Do a little light reading on fasting, lots of medical benefits but it takes a lot of effort and education. Starvation is after 30 days.

I didn't say fasting just eat enough for your body to sustain itself and enough to fuel your runs. That way you will lose weight because you burn what you take in and maybe a little extra.

Flores
06-14-2010, 07:53 PM
I just lost 40 lbs with quick weigh loss since mid February. I was 196 I'm down to 156 today.

I'm 5'5", 40 years old.

Did no exercise. Zero. Nada. This was just diet. took a LOT of discipline at first, now, it's just the way I eat.

so now, i'm workin on toning up the old bod. with any luck, i will have the 'beach bod' by the end of the season.

mr toolio
06-14-2010, 08:06 PM
"i dont want to lift weights cause i'll be bulky" - every female ever! cept you Dub

HPorkchopD
06-14-2010, 09:38 PM
my ideal size is this...see 36 sec mark. just not sure how much he weighs.

KszF4d31GnA

Bizzatch
06-14-2010, 09:48 PM
Some things to remember...

1) If you're going to lift do more reps at about 50 percent of your max.
2) Keep taking in protein and be sure to drink lots of water. You burn more calories when you're properly hydrated.
3) Be persistent. Set attainable goals for yourself.
4) Try and do at least 30 minutes a day of light cardio and build your way up to longer distance/faster pace.
5) Ease off on the simple carbs and sugars. Take in more of the complex carbs and good fats ie. yogurt, peanut butter, wheat bread, broccoli, etc...

Good luck and feel free to pm me with any questions.

Enomojo
06-15-2010, 02:14 AM
Well as the title states I want to lose weight and tone. I'm 20 5'6 250(guessing but worse case). Basically I want to get fit but don't know where to start, where can I get diet information and other information that I will need? I only eat like once a day maybe twice, sometimes I go without eating...Any other info needed?

Also so I'm flat footed, anyone know where to get some shoes from?

Too much info to dish out to answer your questions. My recommendation at your current level and stage you need to seek a Fitness Specialist Not (personal Trainer) I wouldn't mind pointing you into the right direction but the rest is up to you and how long you can maintain your goal. Shoot me a pm

cereal foreal
06-15-2010, 12:11 PM
The basic rule of losing weight; you have to expend more than you consume. To lose one pound of fat, you have to expend 2,500 more calories than you consume. If you can expend 500 calories more than you consume daily, you'll lose one pound of fat in 5 days. As hard as it sounds, the average male burns about 700 calories from an 8 hour sleep.

So 40 pounds by August 20, that's what, roughly 2 months away? Maybe 10 weeks away? It's definitely possible, I lost 55lbs in 6 months; but that was my first time dieting when I was in 8th grade. I had no trainers or peers helping me out, I thought I was doing everything right. Summer rolls around, I'm all happy with my new weight; but I ended up passing out a good 5-6 times that summer. Sure I lost a lot of fat, but I was unaware that I was losing muscle and that 55lbs in that short of time is too much to lose for my body to adapt to.

I'm against fad-diets (I've been through so many in my first few years of "dieting"), and those commercials on TV that say you can lose 18lbs in 3 weeks. I'm currently studying to become a certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant because I'm more for living a healthy lifestyle rather than dieting like crazy for a few months and then reverting back to an unhealthy lifestyle.

HPorkchopD
06-15-2010, 12:13 PM
So basically, run my ass off, bike my ass off and dont eat as much shit.

lol.

cereal foreal
06-15-2010, 01:30 PM
There's definitely more to it than that. And it also depends on what you want. Do you only want to lose weight (as in the number you can read), or do you want to become healthier? Do you only want to trim fat? It all depends on your specific goals.

Replica
06-15-2010, 01:32 PM
So basically, run my ass off, bike my ass off and dont eat as much shit.

lol.
It's basic math.

HPorkchopD
06-15-2010, 01:32 PM
Hmm all of the above? lol.

My idea of what I want is to lose weight, feel good/healthy, and tone a bit. Im not worried about having a 6 pack or huge muscular arms. I posted the video on the last page of my ideal size. I believe that guy is 6'2 200lbs...I think I would look weird at 200lbs.

Sepultura
06-15-2010, 01:35 PM
your 5'6 and 250lbs. Your obese. Real talk, you dont need to lift or change your eating too much. Get on a treadmill, bike, stairmill. Cardio is your friend. Bigger people will drop pounds like crazy because your body isnt used to any intense physical activity. For now, do 1 hr of cardio a day 5x a week. You will lose weight. Proper diet, lifting and exercising really matters the most for those who are already some what fit and are seeking that muscular detail.

Texas Tacoma
06-15-2010, 01:43 PM
A vegetarian personal trainer?

Fuck that.

winc281
06-15-2010, 01:50 PM
^:rofl:

Sepultura
06-15-2010, 02:41 PM
So basically, run my ass off, bike my ass off and dont eat as much shit.

lol.

for you right now yes. Greater focus and detail to proper nutrition, protein consumption and cardiovascualar work are for those seeking that competetion look. Your not even at step, since im assuming you dont even have a gym pass.

cereal foreal
06-15-2010, 05:13 PM
Hmm all of the above? lol.

My idea of what I want is to lose weight, feel good/healthy, and tone a bit. Im not worried about having a 6 pack or huge muscular arms. I posted the video on the last page of my ideal size. I believe that guy is 6'2 200lbs...I think I would look weird at 200lbs.

Well I'd have to see what you're doing and eating now and see what we can change, edit, fix, or however you want to put it. PM me if you're interested, I'm more than glad to help.

HPorkchopD
06-15-2010, 06:54 PM
Mostly its my diet and lack of exercise. I don't eat the right stuff all the time. Some days its nothing but healthy food, and some days ill eat fast food twice a day. I don't drink any cokes. Its mostly water (95% of the time) and beer on the weekend. Not the entire weekend but beer during the weekend.

Replica
06-15-2010, 07:05 PM
Count your calories for a day. I'm curious how many you take in.

HPorkchopD
06-15-2010, 07:24 PM
When I was working out, it was anywhere between 1500 and 2500 a day. I was also running 2 miles after work and biking 4-8 miles. Not sure what it is now.

LabtopThief_jr
06-15-2010, 09:17 PM
I wish i had a bike i would bike for 20 miles i love it.

HPorkchopD
06-15-2010, 10:53 PM
Im just not comfortable on my bike. The seat hurts my ass, and the pad I bought doesnt work for shit lol. I wouldnt have a problem riding 10 miles if the seat didnt hurt me bum so much.

LabtopThief_jr
06-15-2010, 11:32 PM
buy a new seat go to a bike shop and test them out

alreadyknow
06-16-2010, 12:23 AM
damn dawg, 5ft 6 and 250?

gg on u trying to lose the weight though

VH_Supra26
06-16-2010, 12:25 AM
I got into a car wreck and had soup for 6 weeks. I lost about 30lbs, went from 155lbs to 125lbs

HPorkchopD
06-16-2010, 07:24 AM
Lots of sodium.

winc281
06-16-2010, 11:29 AM
Depends on how you prepare the soup. Alot of the canned soups have a high sodium content b/c it helps as a preservative.

Sepultura
06-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Should make your own soup. Its not very hard at all, and significantly better for you. Since you know what your putting in it.

FredG
06-16-2010, 09:04 PM
your 5'6 and 250lbs. Your obese. Real talk, you dont need to lift or change your eating too much. Get on a treadmill, bike, stairmill. Cardio is your friend. Bigger people will drop pounds like crazy because your body isnt used to any intense physical activity. For now, do 1 hr of cardio a day 5x a week. You will lose weight. Proper diet, lifting and exercising really matters the most for those who are already some what fit and are seeking that muscular detail.

Thanks for realizing that I was obese, you so effin :rock:

:facepalm:

cereal foreal
06-17-2010, 07:57 AM
Thanks for realizing that I was obese, you so effin :rock:

:facepalm:

Yeah just ignore that guy. He has no idea what he's talking about, I should have mentioned something earlier, but I usually ignore the ignorant.

edit:

This is probably the funniest part from his post,

Proper diet, lifting and exercising really matters the most for those who are already some what fit and are seeking that muscular detail.

Texas Tacoma
06-17-2010, 08:19 AM
Cereal - Are you seriously a vegetarian personal trainer?

Jeebus
06-17-2010, 08:26 AM
5'6 and 250 does sound obese to me. I am 1 inch shorter and was hitting 170 and I thought I was fat. I started with lots of cardio, 2 miles a day running/jogging and got below 160 in weeks, 3-4 meals a day but real lean meals like steak, fish, or grilled chicken with veggies. Cut out sodas if you drink them often, water is your friend. I'm at 170 again now but with slightly more muscle.

Replica
06-17-2010, 08:30 AM
It really doesn't take much to hit "obese."

http://www.webmd.com/diet/tc/obesity-overview

Everyone acts like weight loss requires weird supplements, meditation, and strange workouts. All you have to do to lose weight is count calories and make a deficit. That's it. No "P90x" (whatever that is) and strange trendy diet plans. There's no need to avoid carbs, eat insane amounts of protein (which your body just passes anyway) or other dumb crap. Count calories. If your diet doesn't let you hit a deficit, exercise to make one. That's it.

SupaDupaEddie
06-17-2010, 08:39 AM
Been on P90X for a month now. Lost 11 lbs and my pants are getting loose. Im about to jump into a workout right now.

cereal foreal
06-17-2010, 09:13 AM
I'm not commenting on the obese part, but on the "proper diet, exercise" comment. That's just childish, ignorant, and misinforming.

Replica
06-17-2010, 09:28 AM
I'm not commenting on the obese part, but on the "proper diet, exercise" comment. That's just childish, ignorant, and misinforming.
Is that in regards to my comments? I don't know what there is to disagree on. Calories, eat less of them. That's weight loss.

cereal foreal
06-17-2010, 10:36 AM
Is that in regards to my comments? I don't know what there is to disagree on. Calories, eat less of them. That's weight loss.

No. You're right, only way to lose weight is to expend more than you take in.

LabtopThief_jr
06-17-2010, 11:42 AM
I found out my BRM and it is roughly 2,636 carlories if i am active every day but i am healing right now. Use sites like this to give you a good idea of how many calories you need
http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm#
You can use this site to get an idea of how much you are burning
http://health.discovery.com/centers/cholesterol/activity/activity.html
According to that site i am burning 642 calories for my nightly jogs and walk.

Texas Tacoma
06-17-2010, 12:26 PM
If you're vegetarian, how the fuck do you get your protien? I mean you could get it from shakes, but that wouldnt really be a good idea.

LabtopThief_jr
06-17-2010, 12:27 PM
Are you saying i am a vegetarian?

Texas Tacoma
06-17-2010, 12:31 PM
Are you saying i am a vegetarian?

Cereal*

Replica
06-17-2010, 12:32 PM
If you're vegetarian, how the fuck do you get your protien? I mean you could get it from shakes, but that wouldnt really be a good idea.
Soy, boca, beans. All sorts of places.

LabtopThief_jr
06-17-2010, 12:33 PM
oh, yea like Rep said protein isn't only in meat.

Texas Tacoma
06-17-2010, 01:04 PM
I understand that, but are those sources sufficent enough to replenish your body and is your body able to break them down well?

cereal foreal
06-17-2010, 02:38 PM
Beans, Cheese, Milk, Whole Grain, Nuts, Seeds, and rarely shakes. If you're not trying to gain weight or get into a competition, you don't need much protein.

But as a professional, I wouldn't recommend being vegetarian to people. I will help guide someone if they choose to go that route, but I'll never recommend it at as a professional. I'm only going to recommend what I learned through my studies; so I'm definitely going to recommend lean meats; salmon, shrimp, chicken, turkey.

HPorkchopD
06-17-2010, 02:42 PM
I wish I could eat Yellowfin tuna every day...that shit is so good rare.

winc281
06-17-2010, 02:57 PM
boy cereal used to always post about his glutaneous endeavors now he's a vegetarian cuz of some girl

LabtopThief_jr
06-17-2010, 03:12 PM
I would never let some cunt tell me what to eat and do fuck that shit it's my life not hers

Jeebus
06-17-2010, 03:16 PM
say that after you lose your virginity. The power of vajayjay is too strong for some.

winc281
06-17-2010, 03:21 PM
:rofl:

LabtopThief_jr
06-17-2010, 03:22 PM
say that after you lose your virginity. The power of vajayjay is too strong for some.

Yea if you are weak minded and worship it. Dealing with hours, days, months, life time of a woman's bullshit to get 10min of pleasure, yea good trade off alright. Jeebs is probably one of those vatos that thinks banging a chick makes you a man.

cereal foreal
06-17-2010, 08:34 PM
Yall are too funny. I was never a big meat eater, and she still eats more meat than me. She eats chicken and bacon, she doesn't like seafood because of the smell and she doesn't like red meats because of the texture. Yall really think I crave meat? I've never been happier about my diet, ever.

So why would a meat eater tell me to become a vegetarian? She doesn't eat a lot of meat so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to sway away from meat, health wise. Dead meat has no nutritional value that interests me, why bother eating it? I try to eat for function as much as I can, not taste. I know where yall are coming from though, because I know that's hard to believe for someone that has no dietary discipline.

edit: And no, those powers aren't that strong to me. There's plenty of fish in the sea, and my hand has never let me down.

LabtopThief_jr
06-17-2010, 09:22 PM
I don't have a problem with a person being a vegan as long as your info is correct you could be douche like jeebus and i wouldn't care.

Mr.TxHustla
06-18-2010, 08:11 AM
Ive been playing basketball for atleast 1-2 hours every tuesday/thursday/saturday....and changed my eating habits..more chicken breast n rice w/veggies..cut back on cokes...at least 3-4 glasses of water a day at work...

ive lost 34lbs so far..i was 339..weighed in today at 305...i should be under 300 in another 10 days and hopefully have lost over 50 lbs by the end of July!! Woohoo!! i can feel the difference in my back...pants way looser..not so bloated...GOOD SHIT!

Replica
06-18-2010, 08:12 AM
Yea if you are weak minded and worship it. Dealing with hours, days, months, life time of a woman's bullshit to get 10min of pleasure, yea good trade off alright. Jeebs is probably one of those vatos that thinks banging a chick makes you a man.
It doesn't make you a man. It makes you a happy man.

Jeebus
06-18-2010, 08:14 AM
I'm just giving you a hard time LT.

cereal foreal
06-18-2010, 08:51 AM
Vegan and vegetarian is completely different...

cereal foreal
06-18-2010, 08:52 AM
Ive been playing basketball for atleast 1-2 hours every tuesday/thursday/saturday....and changed my eating habits..more chicken breast n rice w/veggies..cut back on cokes...at least 3-4 glasses of water a day at work...

ive lost 34lbs so far..i was 339..weighed in today at 305...i should be under 300 in another 10 days and hopefully have lost over 50 lbs by the end of July!! Woohoo!! i can feel the difference in my back...pants way looser..not so bloated...GOOD SHIT!

:rock:

LabtopThief_jr
06-18-2010, 09:19 AM
I'm just giving you a hard time LT.

i know you always do <3

I want my damn ankles and quads to heal already so i can get back to jogging, should be good to go by monday.

Sepultura
06-18-2010, 12:24 PM
im 5'6 and want to lose weight and tone up asap. Tell me how to do it.

:facepalm:

Its fucking common sense. Simple exercises and eating smarter will cause you to lose weight. Its not rocket science. Greater detail is required to those who are already have some shape to them, and are seeking a competition look. I'm not being ignorant, I'm telling you the truth. Your at square 1, which is SIMPLE exercises. You have to start at a beginner level before you even think of more complex routines.

Replica
06-18-2010, 12:25 PM
No need to be a cock about it.

LabtopThief_jr
06-18-2010, 12:32 PM
some prefer to know all of the facts before going into a routine like exercising, you can easily hurt yourself if you do not know what you are doing and being an asshole about it doesn't help. How about helping the guy out like we all have been doing then he will realize how easy it is.

Sepultura
06-18-2010, 12:35 PM
how the fuck can you get hurt by doing simple exercises?

jumping jacks
swimming
bike riding
sit ups
push ups
leg lifts

thats some dangerous shit right there.

LabtopThief_jr
06-18-2010, 12:40 PM
if you do not know how to do proper technique over time you can hurt yourself. Lifting weights, if you don't do it properly you hurt yourself, for example, squats or dead lifts you can pull your back with those easily. Form and technique is everything after a proper diet.

Sepultura
06-18-2010, 12:41 PM
if you do not know how to do proper technique over time you can hurt yourself. Lifting weights, if you don't do it properly you hurt yourself, for example, squats or dead lifts you can pull your back with those easily. Form and technique is everything after a proper diet.

HE IS IN STEP 1, WHICH IS BASIC EXERCISES AND DIET.

5'6 250LBS

LabtopThief_jr
06-18-2010, 12:44 PM
:facepalm:

ChuyiN
06-18-2010, 02:23 PM
http://www.bodybuilding.com/
/thread

read! read! read! and do some more reading!!!

LabtopThief_jr
06-18-2010, 02:25 PM
Here is another good article to read, in order to fully understand how to lose weight safely and properly you have to understand how the body works with food, uses, and stores energy.
http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/how-to-estimate-maintenance-caloric-intake.html

Andy
06-19-2010, 12:40 PM
@Replica: Fasting = good? Seriously? No. Your body needs nutrients, consistently. and when you deprive yourself of food/water you are slowing your metabolism down tremendously. Not to mention go into a catabolic state with a quickness. Some people like to lose weight the RIGHT way. Yes, there is a RIGHT way to lose weight. Anybody can lose 1000 pounds in a week by starving themselves, but people don't want to look nasty skinny fat with skin hanging off their bodies while looking like they're dead.

@cereal_foreal: How is this "Proper diet, lifting and exercising really matters the most for those who are already some what fit and are seeking that muscular detail" funny? That's exactly what losing weight is all about. Proper diet and keeping a healthy lifestyle, whether it be exercising at the gym or whatever it is that gets your heart rate up and expends calories.

@FredG: Basically, yes you are fat and that is why you made this thread. That's the first step. To be honest for now you should keep it simple..I'll sum up everything that was given to you correctly in this thread so you don't end up doing some crazy drastic thing and end up killing yourself.

#1 KEY to losing weight: Diet. Get your diet right. No fast food, no nasty sugar loaded things like sodas, just shit you think is bad. Even if it says "Healthy for you" look at the nutritional value printed on it, check the fat, sodium, calories, and sugar. Start eating 5-6 small meals a day. Example of this would be:

Breakfast : 6 eggwhites, oatmeal, fruit.
Snack (2-3hours later): Fruit, low-fat/sugar yogurt (try and keep it under 2gm of sugar) and lots of water.
Lunch: 5oz lean meat, 5 oz veggies, 3 oz carbs (Try and stick with brown rice or things like that (low glycemic index) stay away from things like white rice and flour or pasta)
Snack: Fruit, nuts, water.
Dinner: 5oz meat, 5 oz veggies no carbs.

Getting 6 meals in would be much easier if you were working out so I could throw in 2 or 3 protein shakes throughout the day with some fruit or nuts. Keep in mind that a "meal" can be a simple protein shake with some fruit..so don't get confused and think that just because you have to eat 6 meals you have to eat 6 full blown meals with a lot of food.

Doing this will start to increase your metabolism and I can guarantee you that this will put you in a calorie deficit. Stay hydrated, drink lots and lots and lots of water.

#2 KEY to losing weight: Exercise. Start doing things gradually if you don't want to hit the gym hardcore. Start walking at a faster pace than normal around your neighborhood for an hour or two. Do pushups, jumping jacks, play basketball, swim, anything you enjoy that will get your heart rate up and break a sweat. Then once you get comfortable with this and feel you want to do more, hit the gym and start lifting some weights.

redchino
06-20-2010, 05:57 PM
It really doesn't take much to hit "obese."

http://www.webmd.com/diet/tc/obesity-overview

Everyone acts like weight loss requires weird supplements, meditation, and strange workouts. All you have to do to lose weight is count calories and make a deficit. That's it. No "P90x" (whatever that is) and strange trendy diet plans. There's no need to avoid carbs, eat insane amounts of protein (which your body just passes anyway) or other dumb crap. Count calories. If your diet doesn't let you hit a deficit, exercise to make one. That's it.

this guys right on the monies !!!

FredG
06-20-2010, 08:11 PM
Well, I've been running and exercising for awhile but i never really lost anything...last week I pulled a muscle in my pulled a muscle in my groin from using a inclined sit up bench with some weight on my chest...I really don't know my actual weight, I just said 250 for worse case scenario but I'm pretty big so IDK. I've started eating i think about 4 meals a day...mainly fruits and things like that. Also was told by my uncle who's a track coach to get some running shoes...the ones i have are like 4 years old and almost have holes through them so when i get done running it feels like my foot is cramped up...or he said it could be from me not drinking enough water...

Texas Tacoma
06-20-2010, 08:24 PM
No pain, no gain.

Sepultura
06-21-2010, 09:15 AM
Andys post ftw.

HPorkchopD
06-21-2010, 09:16 AM
Quick ! Someone develop a workout plan for me to lost 30lbs by Aug 20 lol.

87Supra
06-22-2010, 07:16 AM
Andy pretty much summed it up, that is the proper way of losing weight.

cereal foreal
06-22-2010, 09:59 AM
:facepalm:

Yeah man, don't even listen to that guy. Ignore the ignorant.

cereal foreal
06-22-2010, 10:01 AM
@Replica: Fasting = good? Seriously? No. Your body needs nutrients, consistently. and when you deprive yourself of food/water you are slowing your metabolism down tremendously. Not to mention go into a catabolic state with a quickness. Some people like to lose weight the RIGHT way. Yes, there is a RIGHT way to lose weight. Anybody can lose 1000 pounds in a week by starving themselves, but people don't want to look nasty skinny fat with skin hanging off their bodies while looking like they're dead.

@cereal_foreal: How is this "Proper diet, lifting and exercising really matters the most for those who are already some what fit and are seeking that muscular detail" funny? That's exactly what losing weight is all about. Proper diet and keeping a healthy lifestyle, whether it be exercising at the gym or whatever it is that gets your heart rate up and expends calories.

@FredG: Basically, yes you are fat and that is why you made this thread. That's the first step. To be honest for now you should keep it simple..I'll sum up everything that was given to you correctly in this thread so you don't end up doing some crazy drastic thing and end up killing yourself.

#1 KEY to losing weight: Diet. Get your diet right. No fast food, no nasty sugar loaded things like sodas, just shit you think is bad. Even if it says "Healthy for you" look at the nutritional value printed on it, check the fat, sodium, calories, and sugar. Start eating 5-6 small meals a day. Example of this would be:

Breakfast : 6 eggwhites, oatmeal, fruit.
Snack (2-3hours later): Fruit, low-fat/sugar yogurt (try and keep it under 2gm of sugar) and lots of water.
Lunch: 5oz lean meat, 5 oz veggies, 3 oz carbs (Try and stick with brown rice or things like that (low glycemic index) stay away from things like white rice and flour or pasta)
Snack: Fruit, nuts, water.
Dinner: 5oz meat, 5 oz veggies no carbs.

Getting 6 meals in would be much easier if you were working out so I could throw in 2 or 3 protein shakes throughout the day with some fruit or nuts. Keep in mind that a "meal" can be a simple protein shake with some fruit..so don't get confused and think that just because you have to eat 6 meals you have to eat 6 full blown meals with a lot of food.

Doing this will start to increase your metabolism and I can guarantee you that this will put you in a calorie deficit. Stay hydrated, drink lots and lots and lots of water.

#2 KEY to losing weight: Exercise. Start doing things gradually if you don't want to hit the gym hardcore. Start walking at a faster pace than normal around your neighborhood for an hour or two. Do pushups, jumping jacks, play basketball, swim, anything you enjoy that will get your heart rate up and break a sweat. Then once you get comfortable with this and feel you want to do more, hit the gym and start lifting some weights.

You don't understand what I was trying to say, do you?

It IS funny because he was implying that obese people do not need to worry about proper training and nutrition, all they need is some cardio. NO, they ALSO need proper training and nutrition, no matter how easy it is for them to lose weight in the beginning. I'm not going to let someone keep on pouring battery acid (soda) down their throat just because they weight 250 pounds. And I'm not going to let him not stretch either. And etc...


edit: Actually, I don't think you understand what a lot of us are trying to say.

Sepultura
06-22-2010, 10:32 AM
You don't understand what I was trying to say, do you?

It IS funny because he was implying that obese people do not need to worry about proper training and nutrition, all they need is some cardio. NO, they ALSO need proper training and nutrition, no matter how easy it is for them to lose weight in the beginning. I'm not going to let someone keep on pouring battery acid (soda) down their throat just because they weight 250 pounds. And I'm not going to let him not stretch either. And etc...


edit: Actually, I don't think you understand what a lot of us are trying to say.

HE IS IN STEP 1, WHICH IS BASIC EXERCISES AND DIET.

5'6 250LBS

Actually, you are the one that doesn't understand what I was implying. The OP does not need to be worried about extreme technical measures at this point. He doesn't need to be timing his protein intake, watch his sodium intake to an extreme, or even think about complex movements. He is barely getting started. My point was, that as long as he does SIMPLE exercises and does a normal diet, he will lose weight. End of story. Other lifters who already have some shape and are seeking to get to the next level, will require greater focus to nutrition, protein intake, right amount of cardio, carb intake and X amount of well rest.

Don't come on here trying to make shit over complicated for this guy.

cereal foreal
06-22-2010, 12:19 PM
Actually, you are the one that doesn't understand what I was implying. The OP does not need to be worried about extreme technical measures at this point. He doesn't need to be timing his protein intake, watch his sodium intake to an extreme, or even think about complex movements. He is barely getting started. My point was, that as long as he does SIMPLE exercises and does a normal diet, he will lose weight. End of story. Other lifters who already have some shape and are seeking to get to the next level, will require greater focus to nutrition, protein intake, right amount of cardio, carb intake and X amount of well rest.

Don't come on here trying to make shit over complicated for this guy.

your 5'6 and 250lbs. Your obese. Real talk, you dont need to lift or change your eating too much. Get on a treadmill, bike, stairmill. Cardio is your friend. Bigger people will drop pounds like crazy because your body isnt used to any intense physical activity. For now, do 1 hr of cardio a day 5x a week. You will lose weight. Proper diet, lifting and exercising really matters the most for those who are already some what fit and are seeking that muscular detail.

Please stop misinforming him.

Sepultura
06-22-2010, 12:23 PM
^ you notice how i said REALLY MATTERS THE MOST, and not too much change to his diet. The OP can start by just cutting sodas and fast food out his diet and make remarkable changes. Get your head out your ass. If the OP goes on a crash diet, he will fail. Stop being douche "Mr. Trainer". You suck at your job if your making it overly complicated for someone who is just beginning!

LabtopThief_jr
06-22-2010, 02:42 PM
God dammit i hate it when shit like this happens people just end up getting confused as fuck. OP worry about diet make your own food, eat natural foods nothing processed, start out with light cardio, walking a couple miles or more if you feel comfortable with it, then start jogging for 20seconds and walk for 90seconds. Keep doing that until you can jog your entire route then extend the route an extra mile and so on. Eat small portion meals but more often just do not try to rush or push yourself too hard you will end up taking long breaks and it will be more difficult to get back out there. If you do get sore then soak in a hot hot bath for awhile that will relax your entire body.

winc281
06-22-2010, 03:40 PM
I'd focus more on diet and incorporate some weight training. Add cardio if you want to burn more calories.

LabtopThief_jr
06-22-2010, 03:44 PM
Yea start fine tuning your diet before getting into workout routines

Jeebus
06-22-2010, 03:48 PM
when did you start working out, doat?

LabtopThief_jr
06-22-2010, 03:51 PM
about three weeks ago, i am taking it slow just walking and jogging with a little running around a 3mile route until i can jog the whole 3 miles. Soon i might start lifting weights. I did lots of research and my friend is sort of a body builder and he his hardcore with his diet and routine. Right now i am at 50% jogging and 50% walking my route so i am half way there.

f1ip
06-22-2010, 03:55 PM
the more you do, the more weight you lose, get to it!

Andy
06-22-2010, 05:04 PM
You don't understand what I was trying to say, do you?

It IS funny because he was implying that obese people do not need to worry about proper training and nutrition, all they need is some cardio. NO, they ALSO need proper training and nutrition, no matter how easy it is for them to lose weight in the beginning. I'm not going to let someone keep on pouring battery acid (soda) down their throat just because they weight 250 pounds. And I'm not going to let him not stretch either. And etc...


edit: Actually, I don't think you understand what a lot of us are trying to say.

What did you just say that I did not say in my post? Are you illiterate? You just repeated everything I said in a generalized paragraph.

k20hatchR
06-24-2010, 08:52 AM
@Replica: Fasting = good? Seriously? No. Your body needs nutrients, consistently. and when you deprive yourself of food/water you are slowing your metabolism down tremendously. Not to mention go into a catabolic state with a quickness. Some people like to lose weight the RIGHT way. Yes, there is a RIGHT way to lose weight. Anybody can lose 1000 pounds in a week by starving themselves, but people don't want to look nasty skinny fat with skin hanging off their bodies while looking like they're dead.

@cereal_foreal: How is this "Proper diet, lifting and exercising really matters the most for those who are already some what fit and are seeking that muscular detail" funny? That's exactly what losing weight is all about. Proper diet and keeping a healthy lifestyle, whether it be exercising at the gym or whatever it is that gets your heart rate up and expends calories.

@FredG: Basically, yes you are fat and that is why you made this thread. That's the first step. To be honest for now you should keep it simple..I'll sum up everything that was given to you correctly in this thread so you don't end up doing some crazy drastic thing and end up killing yourself.

#1 KEY to losing weight: Diet. Get your diet right. No fast food, no nasty sugar loaded things like sodas, just shit you think is bad. Even if it says "Healthy for you" look at the nutritional value printed on it, check the fat, sodium, calories, and sugar. Start eating 5-6 small meals a day. Example of this would be:

Breakfast : 6 eggwhites, oatmeal, fruit.
Snack (2-3hours later): Fruit, low-fat/sugar yogurt (try and keep it under 2gm of sugar) and lots of water.
Lunch: 5oz lean meat, 5 oz veggies, 3 oz carbs (Try and stick with brown rice or things like that (low glycemic index) stay away from things like white rice and flour or pasta)
Snack: Fruit, nuts, water.
Dinner: 5oz meat, 5 oz veggies no carbs.

Getting 6 meals in would be much easier if you were working out so I could throw in 2 or 3 protein shakes throughout the day with some fruit or nuts. Keep in mind that a "meal" can be a simple protein shake with some fruit..so don't get confused and think that just because you have to eat 6 meals you have to eat 6 full blown meals with a lot of food.

Doing this will start to increase your metabolism and I can guarantee you that this will put you in a calorie deficit. Stay hydrated, drink lots and lots and lots of water.

#2 KEY to losing weight: Exercise. Start doing things gradually if you don't want to hit the gym hardcore. Start walking at a faster pace than normal around your neighborhood for an hour or two. Do pushups, jumping jacks, play basketball, swim, anything you enjoy that will get your heart rate up and break a sweat. Then once you get comfortable with this and feel you want to do more, hit the gym and start lifting some weights.

Well, I've been running and exercising for awhile but i never really lost anything...last week I pulled a muscle in my pulled a muscle in my groin from using a inclined sit up bench with some weight on my chest...I really don't know my actual weight, I just said 250 for worse case scenario but I'm pretty big so IDK. I've started eating i think about 4 meals a day...mainly fruits and things like that. Also was told by my uncle who's a track coach to get some running shoes...the ones i have are like 4 years old and almost have holes through them so when i get done running it feels like my foot is cramped up...or he said it could be from me not drinking enough water...

OK BRO THIS IS THE SIMPLIST WAY I CAN EXPLAIN IT SO PLEASE LISTEN UP!

Nutrition is the most important thing you need to learn, everything is based on nutrition! embed that into your head

1.Create a Log for food (get a spiral write down everything you put in your mouth)

2. Start eating cleaner learn how to eat! continue to write it down The above in Bold is a good start.(Everyone knows how to stuff their face but that doesnt mean you know how to eat, learn what content and full is these are both diffrent content is feeding yourself just enough to get you by for the next three hours, full is the feeling like your stuffed.

3.drink at least 1 gallon of water a day and nothing else

4. Focus more on cardio then weight lifting! you have muscle underneath your fat and need to expose that (you cant turn fat into muscle, just like you cant turn a chair into a table, you can remove the chairs exposing the table, same principle)

5.Create a workout log and if your going to weight train you should do work outs using your own body weight pushups, situps, lunges, jumping jacks ect

ok the reason why you create a food log is cause your held accountable for what you put into your body and when your on track it you can review at the end of the week and see how you can improve your nutrition. again this is a start to get you going a transormation is not going to happen overnight, stay away from a scale use your clothes as a guge to your weight loss and weight gain.

START CHANGING YOUR MINDSET LOOK AT EVERYTHING AS BLACK AND WHITE/ GOOD FOOD VS BAD FOOD and everything you have been eating up until now has been bad and that is why you are in the position you are in..

also preperation is also key take time out of the day for you to prepare your meals you can make it simple or make it hard. Simple eat the same thing all week cook enough food for three days, package it keep it in freezer and every morning pull out and go. OR Hard cook everynight something diffrent varity and cook your meals for the next day.

"NOBODY PLANS TO FAIL:BUT MANY,FAIL TO PLAN"!

and really guys it is not hard you just have to put your mind to it and do it.
Hope this helps and if you have any questions drop me a PM

winc281
06-24-2010, 01:50 PM
I agree with just about everything you said except for this:
4. Focus more on cardio then weight lifting! you have muscle underneath your fat and need to expose that (you cant turn fat into muscle, just like you cant turn a chair into a table, you can remove the chairs exposing the table, same principle)


I'm a big proponent of weight lifting. The whole process of your muscles repairing and rebuilding themselves helps to raise your metabolism more than cardio alone. Not to mention the more muscles you have the more calories you burn. If anything he should be lifting weights and supplement that with cardio.

LabtopThief_jr
06-24-2010, 02:11 PM
yea i read up on that and i need to start doing squats and such for my legs to get stronger so i can run faster and longer.

k20hatchR
06-24-2010, 03:37 PM
I agree with just about everything you said except for this:


I'm a big proponent of weight lifting. The whole process of your muscles repairing and rebuilding themselves helps to raise your metabolism more than cardio alone. Not to mention the more muscles you have the more calories you burn. If anything he should be lifting weights and supplement that with cardio.

To an extent yes but he is a noob and needs to get a foundation first and then work from there and i didn't say he should not lift weight i was saying it in the sense of him pulling a muscle from using heavy weight when his body is not aclimated to lifting,pushing, pulling weight.. Now looking at from a diffrent perspective He is strong enough, carrying around 250lb? he has mass under neath flab, I agree with you as weight lifting is concerned and again i don't want to make this hard for him this is for him to start out, nice and easy then if he feels to incorporate weights do so.

The whole process of your muscles repairing and rebuilding themselves helps to raise your metabolism more than cardio alone. Not to mention the more muscles you have the more calories you burn.

Not disagreeing with you but it doesn't raise it, it speeds it up, and his nutritional deficit meal plan will help take care of less calories consumed and burn

LabtopThief_jr
06-24-2010, 03:42 PM
After counting my calories and totaling it up at the end of the day. I am taking in less than 1,000 calories but i realized i was eating a larger portion than the nutrition facts were measured for but even then it doesn't add up to 1,000. Maybe i missed something or did something wrong because shouldn't i be able to notice that i am taking in under 1,000 calories? Also i am going to walk 6 miles a night from now on and mix it up with jogging for at least 3 miles. It's been over 2 weeks since i started this and have not lost any weight but my calves, quads, and shins have much more definition and muscle and that could explain why i don't see any weight loss on the scale since it has been replaced by muscle.

carbonred2k
06-24-2010, 03:52 PM
niggie i lost 10 pounds in two months by doing this
cutting calories to 2000 a day.
trying to be sure i dont intake too much for one meal, try to eat 3 meals or 2 and snack throughout. snacking is good. like something under 200.
doing this calorie thing and fast food makes it too hard so pretty much take fast food out. go to store and buy microwave stuff to eat, they can be pretty low and filling
and just cuz you are hungry doesnt mean you are starving and going to die people dont need to eat till they are full for every meal.
and exercise. gym, walking/running outside/ home exercises, everything helps. PEACE OUT
people i havnt seen in a while really notice i lost it too.

winc281
06-24-2010, 03:57 PM
To an extent yes but he is a noob and needs to get a foundation first and then work from there and i didn't say he should not lift weight i was saying it in the sense of him pulling a muscle from using heavy weight when his body is not aclimated to lifting,pushing, pulling weight.. Now looking at from a diffrent perspective He is strong enough, carrying around 250lb? he has mass under neath flab, I agree with you as weight lifting is concerned and again i don't want to make this hard for him this is for him to start out, nice and easy then if he feels to incorporate weights do so.



Not disagreeing with you but it doesn't raise it, it speeds it up, and his nutritional deficit meal plan will help take care of less calories consumed and burn
I feel you and yes speed up would be the correct term. Was a little busy at work earlier and worded it wrong. 1st thing that he needs to do is get his diet in check and go from there.

LabtopThief_jr
06-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Diet is the most important thing to almost everything about your body, if you drink soda then cutting that out of your diet alone and drinking water will help you lose at least 5 pounds. Once you get the diet down then you can get more into lifting weights and such.

k20hatchR
06-24-2010, 04:34 PM
After counting my calories and totaling it up at the end of the day. I am taking in less than 1,000 calories but i realized i was eating a larger portion than the nutrition facts were measured for but even then it doesn't add up to 1,000. Maybe i missed something or did something wrong because shouldn't i be able to notice that i am taking in under 1,000 calories? Also i am going to walk 6 miles a night from now on and mix it up with jogging for at least 3 miles. It's been over 2 weeks since i started this and have not lost any weight but my calves, quads, and shins have much more definition and muscle and that could explain why i don't see any weight loss on the scale since it has been replaced by muscle.

if you were talking in 1000 cal and working out you feel letharjic write everything down and post it up,

also yes your assumption is correct if you are weight training your body is shreding away but at the same time getting toned by showing the muscles more and you normaly wouldn't be able to tell as this transition is happening but you say your seeing this in your lower half. this is true with this you at risk of overtraining don't focus so much on scale but by the look, and feel of the quality of muscle and by the way your clothes fit...

most people are disillusined when trying to drop weight, there will come a point when you stop burning and then the transition starts ( burning while building at the same time) some will say this is not posible but it is most will start to focus on the scale weight aspect but over look the overall quality being produced and by that i mean mucles starting to pop/show through, stomach goes away and gets flat, but yet your weight is still the same
and this is the point that you are at. keep doing what you are doing and start incorporating protien to your meals as a drink this helps.

cereal foreal
06-24-2010, 04:37 PM
Hey guys sorry I haven't been able to contact yall. I did create a thread a few hours ago, but someone that doesn't like me helping people went out of their way to delete it.

So to sum it up:

Something came up this week and I've been making multiple runs to the Medical Center in the Museum District so I haven't had the time to contact yall. I want to create a custom questionnaire for yall, so I can create individual files for each of yall and so I can keep track of yalls progress. Once I get some time to myself, I will do just that, and then I will start contacting yall so we schedule when to meet up.

Thank you for your patience :)

Offer still stands for anyone.


edit: I do have contact information from five people. So the rest of yall that have contacted me already, just PM me your name and how to contact you. Anyone else that has any questions, just PM me :)

k20hatchR
06-24-2010, 04:39 PM
Diet is the most important thing to almost everything about your body, if you drink soda then cutting that out of your diet alone and drinking water will help you lose at least 5 pounds. Once you get the diet down then you can get more into lifting weights and such.

if you drink soda then cutting that out of your diet alone and drinking water will help you lose at least 5 pounds. this should be the first thing you do when you begin 101

Guys Nutrition is the most important this should be priority.

even a couch potato given the right nutrition can lose weight with the proper meal plan.... but that is no reason to be lazy, stay in school kids! (sorry felt like i needed to say that)

LabtopThief_jr
06-24-2010, 05:06 PM
if you were talking in 1000 cal and working out you feel letharjic write everything down and post it up,

also yes your assumption is correct if you are weight training your body is shreding away but at the same time getting toned by showing the muscles more and you normaly wouldn't be able to tell as this transition is happening but you say your seeing this in your lower half. this is true with this you at risk of overtraining don't focus so much on scale but by the look, and feel of the quality of muscle and by the way your clothes fit...

most people are disillusined when trying to drop weight, there will come a point when you stop burning and then the transition starts ( burning while building at the same time) some will say this is not posible but it is most will start to focus on the scale weight aspect but over look the overall quality being produced and by that i mean mucles starting to pop/show through, stomach goes away and gets flat, but yet your weight is still the same
and this is the point that you are at. keep doing what you are doing and start incorporating protien to your meals as a drink this helps.

I don't check my weight on the scale very often i just do it at the end of the week. I have noticed that my stomach has flattened i used to be able to stick it out pretty far but now it's not much further out than my chest. I know that what i am doing is actually building muscle since like i said i feel my legs getting stronger and see more muscle build up. The problem is i push myself a bit hard and end up taking a day or two off. Here is my intake sheet, still a work in progress but let me know what you all think so far. Also i eat another meal but that is usually something my mom or brother makes so i don't have the information about that so with that meal included i am probably taking almost 1,000 calories. The weird thing is i don't feel lethargic at all i cannot wait to go out for a jog, i am thinking of walking and jogging my 3 mile route twice a night so i end up doing 2 hours of cardio. I wouldn't jog most of the entire 6 miles because i would be very sore the next day so jog half or less and walk the rest until i build myself up to jogging more.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1096/4731689578_89b3650208_b.jpg
The maintenance and fat loss info at the top is just an estimate from a website for how much i would need for regular maintenance and for fat loss and the body fat percentage is also from a site that estimates your body fat judging by your height, weight, and pants size.

I have been thinking about adding a protein shake after my jog but not sure if it is necessary.

Trae*
06-24-2010, 06:32 PM
Hey guys sorry I haven't been able to contact yall. I did create a thread a few hours ago, but someone that doesn't like me helping people went out of their way to delete it.

So to sum it up:

Something came up this week and I've been making multiple runs to the Medical Center in the Museum District so I haven't had the time to contact yall. I want to create a custom questionnaire for yall, so I can create individual files for each of yall and so I can keep track of yalls progress. Once I get some time to myself, I will do just that, and then I will start contacting yall so we schedule when to meet up.

Thank you for your patience :)

Offer still stands for anyone.


edit: I do have contact information from five people. So the rest of yall that have contacted me already, just PM me your name and how to contact you. Anyone else that has any questions, just PM me :)

you didnt need a thread to tell everyone u have been away . and if you arent doing this for free stay off the board with it.

olstudios
06-24-2010, 10:50 PM
so is better to workout in the afternoon or in the morning? I have been walking/jogging in the morning then doing p90. Would I get better results in the afternoon after I have eaten something?

LabtopThief_jr
06-24-2010, 11:00 PM
It depends on your caloric intake and how much you burn off during your workouts, then i don't think it matters when you eat because say you burn off a certain amount consistently and you eat the same meals, so you would burn off X amount and gain X amount of calories after you eat. If your workouts burn more calories than you take in even when you eat afterward you will lose weight but i am not 100% which way is best. I usually workout after a couple or few hours after i eat to get all the energy from my meal. There are many factors in burning off the calories of your meal because some of those calories are burned from simply standing up and breathing also your body's thermic effect of food so there are more calories being burned than just your workout.

Congrats on doing the p90X workout after your walk/jog i plan on doing that when i get in better shape, how many miles are you doing? I am on 3miles but tomorrow if it does not rain i will walk/jog 6 miles to do 2 hours of cardio instead of 1.

k20hatchR
06-25-2010, 10:18 AM
so is better to workout in the afternoon or in the morning? I have been walking/jogging in the morning then doing p90. Would I get better results in the afternoon after I have eaten something?

honestly do a split shift, cardio in the morning and work out in the after noon
the nutreints you eat during the day will give you the sustenance to utilize and burn, when working out and cardio in the morning is probably the best time to do cardio.

cereal foreal
06-25-2010, 12:46 PM
so is better to workout in the afternoon or in the morning? I have been walking/jogging in the morning then doing p90. Would I get better results in the afternoon after I have eaten something?

Does not matter. All it comes down to is; did you expend more than you consumed? Nor does it matter how many meals per day you eat. Bottom line; how many calories did you consume, and how many did you expend?

The only difference in timing is that the earlier you work out (after wake) the higher your testosterone will be. The later you work out in the day (towards sleep, away from wake), usually the more stretched out you'll be.

And yes, eating more frequently might speed up your metabolism, but nonetheless your weight will depend on how many calories you consume and how many you expend. We're animals just like lions, and check out how many times a week they eat. If you eat one huge meal a day, you will store fat because you won't be able to expend all of it within a few hours. But since you fast for 24 hours, you will burn fat in the many hours before your next meal. However, I don't recommend this because of other health reasons. But if all you care about is weight and fat, then all it comes down to is calories. If you want to better your general health, then you do need to eat more frequently.



This needs to be posted in every thread: Your weight gain/loss will depend on how many calories you consumed, and how many you expend in the day.

cereal foreal
06-25-2010, 12:51 PM
Just to make things clear and before people start to misunderstand what I'm trying to say; there is a huge difference between losing weight and becoming healthier.

LabtopThief_jr
06-25-2010, 02:15 PM
Exactly, being healthier just means eating better not exactly being in tip top shape. Tonight if it does not rain i plan on walking and jogging my 3 mile route twice in a row from now on so i can expend more calories than i am taking in.

Andy
06-25-2010, 03:41 PM
Nor does it matter how many meals per day you eat.

I really feel sorry for the people who pay you/listen to your advice. :facepalm:

winc281
06-25-2010, 03:45 PM
lol....I was kind of thinking the same when he commented on how it doesn't matter when you work out. Fasted cardio in the morning will affect you differently than working out in the evening after a couple meals.

LabtopThief_jr
06-25-2010, 03:56 PM
I'll have to look up on that but as i said i don't know for sure if workout without food in your stomach is better or worse than with food in your stomach.

turboZEE
06-27-2010, 04:15 AM
Im not over weight but Im 5 ft 9 in and used to weight almost 170 lbs and I wanted to tone it up a bit so I cut my carb intake in half and lost 30 lbs in 2 months. Before i was consuming 300-400 grams of carbs a day and now im only consuming 150-250 grams. I try to eat lean meats, whole grains, and fruits/veggies as much as i can. I completely cut out white rice, white bread/flour, soda, candy, etc. Eat alot of fiber as it speeds up your metabolism. I eat fiberous foods such as nuts/legumes/Fiber 1 Cereal, etc. Fruits and veggies is a great source for fiber too.

Down to 7% body fat and Iv maintained for quite some time too. The first few lbs will be water weight but the rest was fat. Also try to mix this up with cardio and weight lifter, watch your portion sizes and you will have great results. Good luck.