Lost 40 pounds over last year, but don't want to lose more

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yorkieman

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 05:01
I've been having a few health issues over the last year. Due to various dietary changes I've lost a lot of weight (40 pounds). I'm now as slim as I was when I was in my twenties, which is good, but I don't really want to get any slimmer. Also, I feel I have lost a lot of muscle mass, so I want to get back to the gym and build that back up, but I don't really know what kind of workout to do at the gym, as I can't afford to burn up too many calories as I'm on the Whole30 diet (based on the Paleo diet) and I'm struggling to get enough calories as it is. I'm on that diet because I'm trying to find out if what, grains, dairy, etc, are causing my problems.
Spacey47

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 05:13
The only way to build muscle is to eat more and lift weights

If you are building back muscle you have lost it should be easier than building on top of what you normally are.......depending why you lost it in the first place

I.e muscle shrinkage due to lack of activity or a muscle wasting illness
yorkieman

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 05:15
Thanks Spacey. I'm hoping to head off to the gym later today as I've not been for about six months, and haven't been going properly for over a year due to not being well.

I figure I'll just start off with some light weights and a bit of gentle cardio on the rowing and walking machine.

I need to get back into the habit again.

Hey, maybe now I've lost so much weight I can get myself a six pack - lol!
Spacey47

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 07:15
That's the ticket nice and slow to start. Good luck with the 6 pack
eKatherine

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 07:49
The Whole30 allows you to eat as much as you want of the foods you are allowed. Go ahead and eat more meat, veggies, fruits, and nuts.
yorkieman

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 08:09
You're right Katherine. I need to eats LOTS more than I am doing. I'm barely getting to 1500 calories on many days. Once you give up bread, dairy and beans it's darned hard work keeping the weight on.



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