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When exactly do you stop being fat? at what BF% (Before and After Pics Inside)
Thanks @LunaXJJ and I was thinking about that @Spacey47, I thought maybe 18-20%, but a friend of mine who is at 18%, he is not ripped, but seems to be in excellent, really remarkable shape, and a friend of mine at 15% is ripped, so that just seemed rather really difficult goals, then again so did it look to be under 100kg.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
When exactly do you stop being fat? at what BF% (Before and After Pics Inside)
Here is the deal, I'm weighting better than when I was 17yo, however, when I was "fat", I didn't feel fat, neither did I care much anyway, today I look at the mirror and I see that I need to lose some more abdominal fat mass, and so on. Below is a before and after pic, so I presume I'm just currently overweight, before up to 9 months ago (the pics are 4yo, but I still had the same body), I had around 112-115kg(246- 253 lbs) and 31-33% of BF, today I'm at 24% of BF with 93.8kg(206.4 lbs), so I would like know, how much is the recommended % BF of a healthy, "normal" person, IMF I know it's a bad parameter, because it only takes into account height and weight. [img]http://img203.imageshack....
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Can you outwork your diet?
@kingheld and paperiniko I'm definitely gonna improve my cal intake in the next week, but at the same time, eat better, only less refined carbs, not fully eliminate it, because my main objective is to reeducate myself and those protein diets just don't do that IMO.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Can you outwork your diet?
I will try that, I always wanted to try bodybugg to see how much calories I spend in a daily basis, however it's impossible to get in brazil and they are very expensive to order from the US, not to mention custom taxes, also my HRM with the help of a friend of mine who is a physio, I can calculate with a lot of precision how much I spend on the exercises.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Can you outwork your diet?
Thanks for all the response guys, using the exercise calculators, which are always a bit higher in expenditure, not to mention Heart Rate Monitor and apps, my daily cal cost is roughly around 4-4.5k with exercises, during weekends with heavy cycling it can reach between 5-6k, with bike rides burning as much as 3.5k. I asked that because, a lot of people criticize the cal in vs cal out tactic, and to tell you guys, I was always an addict in exercises, even overweight, however I didn't exercise as much as I do now and I ate a ton of crap, which probally was the reason I was not morbidly obese. However now I'm exercising a lot, gym 5x a week(in the morning), Jiu Jitsu 3x a week(that's the only sport that really takes a heavy toll in my body), moderate cycling 4-5x a week(20-30km each) and an intense cycling during sundays(between 80-140km). I manage to do that just fine as long as I don't overtrain in the JJ, my body is able to resist all that load without complaining too much, of course if I get injured or something like that, the whole thing goes through the window and I regain all my weight loss back. My point is that I'm thinking of normalize my eating habits to around 2-2.5k a day, instead of the radical all protein 1.4-1.8k that current is, and I'm worried that even with a cal deficit I will stop losing weight, for some reason I only started to lose weight significantly, when my cal deficit was around 2-3k a day, and the weight loss was still within the max recommended range of 1-1.5kg(2.2-3.3lbs) per week.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Can you outwork your diet?
Here is the thing, I have a highly restricted diet, which is working wonders for the past three months, however it doesn't really promote a reeducation of your eating habits. We all know that it's best a balanced diet, however my question is simple, can you outwork your diet? I mean, if you consume about 3-3.5 kcal a day, can you maintain a weight loss and then a fit body burning 4-4.5kcal per day?
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
How Much Water Do You Drink?
Not enough plain and simple, people on high protein diets like the one I was should drink a lot, if I drink a couple litters a day is probally a lot
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Maintaining ketosis (is it worth it?)
You can't do a low carbs and low fat diet at the same time, your energy levels will go to the floor and you will be left dizzy, sleepy and without much energy to do exercises. Try a low carb, for a week or two with normal consumption of fat and see how it feels, eating proteins do satisfy way more with much less, so your daily cal intake will certainly drop, sometimes I had to force myself to eat more, btw, you have to do something that you will know that you will be able to maintain at least in the mid-term. Btw, the one thing about ketosis, is that I sorely miss my white bread in the morning and sometimes I eat it, it still keeps me below the 40g carbs/day, but considering nearly everything has carbs, it's a very difficult diet to maintain and let's not decieve ourselves, it doesn't really reeducate your eating habits, but it works. Trying to get back to ketosis right now to get out of a slump.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
A month stucked at the same weight after three months of weight loss
Thanks man, using the calculator of someone as active as me and putting in FatSecret Active it gave me a RDI of 3000 and a RMR of Moderate exercise of 3000, ((3k x 7) - (3000 x 2)) / 6 = 2500 my daily cal intake. Using the RDI of a sedentary person, it still gave me a 1700ish daily cal intake, which is still higher than what I consume in most days, and I have an indulgence day only like a couple saturdays a month top.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
A month stucked at the same weight after three months of weight loss
Well, all we can do is try, I already did it for a time, the first couple days my energy is somewhat lower than usual, but after that I began to feel 'normal' again, I still have 10kg/22lbs to lose.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
A month stucked at the same weight after three months of weight loss
[quote=BgIrn]I hate to say this Goethe, but you may need to look to another calculator. A word of warning they are all high in expenditure estimation. I trust the FS activity calculator about a far as I can throw it, it goes over the actual expenditure by a lot. I know you bust your butt working, I've seen the posts, but you can't outwork your diet no matter how hard. Bottom line is whatever you were doing it was right and now it's not. The only change you've made I'll presume is your weight. Logically the only thing you can surmise is your maintenance has to go down a few hundred.[/quote] Hey man, yeah, I was reading about the whole Leptin hormone that mrspackrat posted, it makes sense, my daily cal intake is already around on the 1500-1800 cal/day, less than that I can do it and have done it before, but my energy levels go to the floor, considering that amount of physical exercise I do. I'm gonna try to do a severe carb restriction for the new few weeks to see if I can give my system a shock to get out of this slump.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
A month stucked at the same weight after three months of weight loss
[quote=BgIrn]Have you re-calculated your maintenance calories since you have begun losing? If your body mass has reduced significantly (it appears it has) since you established a baseline calorie amount, I'm sure your TDEE has gone down slightly.[/quote] Only the one from here, and I set my RDI like if I was a sedentary person, when in fact I'm a very active one, anyway my daily cal deficit is around 1200-2000 easily, going as high as 3000 in the days I'm more active according to the FatSecret calculator, and even if it's a little off, which I don't think it is, I know I burn way more cal than I consume.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
A month stucked at the same weight after three months of weight loss
@liv001 Hey guys, thanks for all the replies, I tried to be in ketosis, but I found that I couldn't maintain the process, specially during the weekend, first I didn't feel very good, second I have a high uric acid level, not to mention my daily cal intake went way too low, like 800-1100 low. @mcarthey and mrspackrat I'm trying to limit my carb intake, and most of the days I think I'm doing a pretty good job of almost zeroing it, white rice and things like that are already off my diet, except sometimes on saturday, the only thing I ocasionally take during the week is a single white bread(about 50g) in the morning and that's it. I'm gonna take a look in that blog and video, I also do tend to record everything I eat and exercise with the maximum of accuracy as possible and when it's not possible I mark the 'some of what I ate' option(it shows with an asterisk in the diet calendar those days).
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
A month stucked at the same weight after three months of weight loss
Hey guys, after three months of steady weight loss, where I lost around 14kg / 30lbs, I'm stucked at 98kg / 216lbs. It's been nearly a month since I finally dropped to that weight, and even with a balanced diet and a ton of exercises, I'm not being able to lose anymore weight, no idea why, and I tend to record and weight everything I eat.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Before and After, anyone?
Thanks guys, it's always a big inspiration to look at those before and after pictures, you guys should've seen my 'before' pics with 115kg, and I once weighted as mucha s 125kg a few years back. FatSecret and it's members, not to mention my nutritionist and myself is what really helped me turn things around.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Before and After, anyone?
Late November/12, I had already lost like 4kg / 9 lbs 108 kg / 237.6 lbs [img]http://img84.imageshack.u... Mid December [img]http://img9.imageshack.us... Early January/13 98.3 kg / 216.3 lbs [img]http://img72.imageshack.u... So far my weight is stable.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Protein
Actually carbs are the ones that satisfy you less, protein can be very filling even in much lower amounts than compared to carbs, so no.
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
My boyfriend doesn't like "skinny" women?
[quote=Razzle_n_dazzle]Thanks for all the compliments!! I don't why my ticker is still saying I'm 153, but I'm 166, at a size 13/ xl in shirts. I'm trying to still reach my goal of 150. Honestly looking at the before picture gives me chills; I was not happy in that point of my life.. So, if he doesn't like it, then he has to deal with it lol. My blood pressure use to be above prehypertension, now its way below 120. I'm healthy and happier. &&selenap20, I use imugur .com> upload the image> then use the BBCode (message boards & forums) to post here. [/quote] I also see nothing wrong with men who prefer a large woman, it's a taste thing, just like I prefer skinny women some men prefer the opposite, I see nothing wrong with that, and if the woman is confortable with her body, let them both be happy, which doesn't seem to be your case. Obviously we all know it is not healthy to be 'fat', sooner or later you develop health problems because of that and with only 24yo you were already suffering from prehypertension/hypertension, you certainly did the right thing. People often ask me, why I decided to lose weight, did I fall in love, or something like that, I usually say that only for myself, I just turned 30, and so far, I have had a perfect, health, hit the perfect score in every medical exam, however, I knew that was just a matter of time before my weight and cigarrete habits became an issue, so I decided, just like you to lose weight, and for the first time since I was 17yo, I'm weighting under 100kg. I have to say, in the the first photo, you looked very unhealthy and in the second one, you look hot! I say that with all due respect, keep up the good work!
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Can you do Atkins without veggies?
[quote=eKatherine]I have found that a protein boost does not help my weight loss. I recommend not forcing yourself to eat excess protein. It is a common notion nowadays that all the nutrition in food can be synthesized, packed into a supplement form, and we can take that, eat whatever empty calories we like, and achieve ideal health. In reality, the food we eat is not the sum total of a few isolated micronutrients we call "vitamins" and "minerals" that we can take in pill form. Scientists are continually discovering essential components in food. The belief that we can get everything we need as chemicals in supplement form instead of eating real food is called "nutritionism". I'll bet a hypnotist could help you with this aversion. [/quote] Yeah, I'm not eating any fruit because of the carbs and the fact it can spike your insulin levels. I started taking vitamin and mineral supplements when muscle fatigue caused by heavy training started to take their toll, there are a lot of vitamin and mineral we just don't get, or get enough, even in a very balanced and healthy diet hence the need to supplement, in fact that was the main reason I went to see a nutritionist, it wasn't even weight loss. I'm not sure if you were joking or not in the last part, the hypnotist. :)
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
Can you do Atkins without veggies?
[quote=mikefarinha]If you're not allergic to vegetables then you simply need to man-up and have some carrots and broccoli. You can steam them and put some butter on them or you can cook them in some bacon grease. Put cheese on them. If you refuse to eat vegetables then just give up now.[/quote] [quote=gkcfm95]what about hiding veggies in your food? add peppers & onion to eggs. chicken or tuna salad with finely chopped celery, pickles, carrots, cucumber. you can put almost anything in tuna salad because the fish flavor hides the taste. add things to make them taste better...butter, salt, sour cream. what about salad? load it down with turkey and bacon and dressing. and try different kinds of salad dressing, different brands taste differently. i suggest going for the better know more expensive brand, it will have better quality ingredients and better taste.[/quote] @Mike hehehe, easier said than done, I don't like, but I can eat carrots and 'small onions', but broccolis and the ones like that, I feel like throwing up when I eat them, it's serious aversion, very hard to explain. @gkcfm95, Mike and TOFU I'm gonna try one last time to mix it with meat and other strong flavor ingredients, very little to start, who knows maybe I can 'accept' this time. Thanks for the support!
by Goethe (submitted a year ago)
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