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As simple as cutting calories
There's more to it than "just counting calories". However, you can go a LONG way with it, before you need to do much more. The first LONG part of my weight loss journey was with focus only on calories. That being said, I would focus on maintaining muscle mass if I was to do it again.
by kingkeld (submitted 9 months ago)
Method to my Madness - NorthernMusician's musings.
Very well written! It's great to see that you basically wrote "a manual for weight loss". Of course, there will be too many numbers for the "I'm-just-gonna-eat-right"-peo... but I'm pretty certain this will work. In regards to IIFYM - I do think you can (pretty much) eat what you like, if you hit your numbers, but you're right - people tend to turn to the trusted old methods when it's time to lose the last weight. I think it's just as much a mental thing. There is very little fat to lose when you're at the end of the weight loss journey, and you can only handle a TINY calorie deficit. This is when things get rough, IIFYM or not, and this is when we tend to go back to things we know has worked before. I have practiced IIFYM for a while, but have DEFINITELY been slacking with it, so I can't really tell you whether it's truly working or not - but I do like the way of eating. I take things very easy, and eat what I like. I make sure the numbers are right. Trouble is, I've had too many days where I did NOT track. :) Right now, I'm fixing that. I've gone with the numbers all of last week, and weight/bodyfat/fluid is dropping off me like crazy. Muscle? It's still there, so far. So far so good.
by kingkeld (submitted 9 months ago)
goal weight!
Very nice! Thank you for sharing.
by kingkeld (submitted 9 months ago)
Before and After, anyone?
WAY better, Kitjai. Very nice work.
by kingkeld (submitted 9 months ago)
Before and After, anyone?
Nice, Kitjai! And yes - get out of those shadows! You DEFINITELY have nothing to hide! :)
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Is 600 cals a day enough?
Unless you're doing a fasting system, like the 5:2 diets, 600 is never enough. Please don't do it - you will push yourself WAY too hard, and end up failing. This is why extreme diets don't work. Instead, aim for a 500-1000 calorie deficit daily. This will keep your body happy, and you will have the energy needed to lose weight. Losing weight is NEVER about eating as little as possible.
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Hi all
Welcome aboard! There is no need to wish you luck. I'd rather wish you a happy journey. You can do this. :) Feel free to add me as a buddy, if you like. Keld.
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Looking for buddies!
Hi there. Welcome aboard! I'm at the other end of the journey, but you're more than welcome to add me as a buddy! :) Keld.
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
You're both right, if you ask me. IIFYM WORKS! Do remember on more important factor: FIBER. Fiber helps you stabilize your insulin spikes. It makes a WORLD of a difference when you do IIFYM. The theory behind IIFYM is that you in theory can eat anything you want. The real world dictates that if you want to reach the nutrients requirements that you HAVE to meet, then you need to make very sane, nutrient dense food choices. Personally, I absolutely love IIFYM - I can have my cake and eat it too, in a controlled environment. This is the closest to food freedom that a food addict like me will probably get. :)
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Hi...I join now
Hello, and welcome aboard. My first thought would be if a goal weight of 48 kilos is at all realistic. How tall are you, if I may ask?
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Hello, Farmer. First of all, welcome aboard. You are definitely in the right place to lose the excess weight. I have done it, and I know you can do it too. One thing is important, though. Please do yourself a favor and do NOT aim for a 1000 calorie intake daily. Your body will think you are starving and it will shut down all attempts to lose weight. I promise you this. I have been there. Instead, go with the calculations that Fatsecret gives you, make shave off another 500 calories, but leave it at that. It gives you room for a a little fun now and then, and it just makes the whole weight loss journey much more bearable - and you won't stall. Please trust me on this. :) Feel free to add me as a buddy if you like. Best of luck on your journey! Keld.
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Purchase equipment or gym?
I see one main difference - other than of course the whole "going to the gym or working out at home" thing: At the gym you can do strength training, whereas your eliptical only will give you cardio workouts. If you ask me, I'd say that the strength training is WAY more important long term. Cardio exercise makes you burn calories here and now, but strength training will make you stronger, up your metabolic rate, tone your body and just make you feel amazing. I'd go for the gym if I were you. Most likely, you'll also find elipticals at the gym, so you can get the best of both worlds.
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
It is indeed "Recommended Daily Intake". When people here on FatSecret refer to RDI, it is the calorie intake number that Fatsecret hands you when you look in your food diary. Also, welcome aboard!
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Older Yet Feeling I can finally lose the weight no longer how long it takes!
Welcome aboard! It's my experience that age really doesn't matter all that much when it comes to weight loss. From my experience teaching weight loss classes, I have had several 80+ ladies who successfully lost weight using systems like FatSecret. Keep it up!
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Anybody know how many calories are in these...?
I'm not sure if your exact choices are covered here, but I'm sure you can find something close to it. :)
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Before and After, anyone?
Nice, Christy! Well done!
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Feeling unhappy even after weight loss?
I haven't really had the issue - quite the opposite. I always thought I looked okay and was generally a happy guy, even when I was morbidly obese. However, I am convinced that simply losing weight won't make us happy. The whole "I'll be happy when I'm thin"-thing is a dream. If we are only looking to lose weight to be happy, then there are other issues that we need to fix. If a person is insecure - or have other issues - it's easy to blame the excess weight. However, I find that the excess weight is rarely the true issue, and thus not the only thing that needs attention. Maybe seek out a support group or psychologist - or simply some self help books - that could help you out? I hope this helps. People give you compliments because they feel you deserve them. I hope you learn to accept them for what they are - compliments. :) Keld.
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
How to escape from platform stage ?
It sure sounds like you're not eating enough. 800-900 calories is nowhere near enough, no matter what activity level or weight. However, before you start eating more, please take time to make sure that you register your foods correctly. You'd be surprised how much some people can "get away" with not registering. :)
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Before and After, anyone?
Very nice, Bill! Awesome picture. And thank you, everyone, for the compliments.
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
Before and After, anyone?
I wanted to share this, as a new "in-between" picture. [IMG] I have started my own weight loss coaching company! How about that?! Seeing this picture of me - taken yesterday - I was amazed with the amount of muscle that is suddenly appearing. Sure, a chunk of body fat is also present - more than I had half a year ago, but one can't build muscle without gaining fat. It's now time to shred! :) Life is good! (And yes - I'm the one in the picture on the banner too!)
by kingkeld (submitted 10 months ago)
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