Start Weight:(01 Mar 11) 255.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Jan 16) 250.0 lb
Goal Weight:205.0 lb
following: Big-T's own diet
performance: losing 6.6 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 25 May 11

Big-T's Weight History

Big-T's Buddies

last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.7 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
Big-T has 3 buddies

Big-T's Latest Posts

Can someone please explain this to me?!
It's all relative and depends on what works for you. Some like to do more cardio, some like to watch their diet closer. Personally I hate cardio so I took my diet and am completely OCD about it. Some background info: I have been lifting for about 2 yrs and went from 220 (post college) to 255+ (bf 30%+)working out 5 days a week because I had no idea how important nutrition was. I got stronger but felt horrible and out of breath doing little things. I learned that it would take hours of cardio every day to outwork a bad diet and like I said, I HATE cardio.

This website has free calculators and if you do the Katch McCardle method they are pretty darn close. I use the one above and the macronutrient calculator. I have my macronutrients goals set out for the day and try to hit them 6 days a week with the other day, usually leg day, being a "eat whatever I want within reason" day. I don't deprive myself either. If I want a donut, I get a donut. If buddies come over and want to bbq and drink, cool. I just work my macros so it fits somewhere in the ballpark of where I need to be. Just make that the exception not the rule. If you input your next day's food on here or eat similiar items all week it is much easier to hit those macro goals. I lift 4 days a week(heavy) and do 20min of light cardio after each weight session. This works for me as I have been dropping 1-2 lbs a week consistently for months and am now down to 225 at about 16% bf while maintaining and even increasing my strength. The key is finding what works for you, not what you feel comfortable doing, but what works. Hope that helps Smile
posted 06 Sep 2011, 14:00
Define macros
Try this:

It will give you a range you can try out. You'll have to adjust depending on your goals.
posted 09 Aug 2011, 07:52
Big-T has submitted 2 posts

Other Related Links


Big-T's journal

27 March 2014

Quit dippin....turned into a fucking food vacuum. Time to knock this shit out.
on diet Big-T's own diet  gaining 0.4 lb a week

04 March 2013

reason for gap: bulging disc + muscle seized up around spine....had to take it very easy for a couple of weeks.....back on diet today but can only do ...
on diet Big-T's own diet  gaining 0.4 lb a week

Big-T's Recent Food & Exercise

Big-T's Groups

This group is a community support system for bodybuilders. Post questions about nutrition or anything about bodybuilding.

Big-T's Recent Activity

Big-T's Own Activity

Big-T recorded a Weigh In at 250.0 lb.
Big-T recorded a Weigh In at 254.0 lb.
Big-T recorded a Weigh In at 265.0 lb.
Big-T updated their Food Diary.

Big-T's Buddies

clwngrl02 recorded a Weigh In at 232.3 lb.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

RinLune supported crabby Kat's Weigh In.
8hunter6 commented on fred4win's Journal Entry.
crabby Kat recorded a Weigh In at 125.8 lb.
warrenwinter commented on their Journal Entry.
RuthMichelson recorded a Weigh In at 185.0 lb.
lavender211 commented on their Journal Entry.
Sugar Waffle supported michaelfreericks's Weigh In.
etheriau_test2 recorded a Weigh In at 155.3 lb.