Joined August 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
260.0 lb
Lost so far: 12.0 lb

Current Weight
248.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
207.0 lb
Still to go: 41.0 lb
I have always had bad eating habits. I was a 4 year letterman in varsity HS tennis; I am not great at the game. But because of that and the metabolism of youth I was able to stay around 180 for most of high school, and probably not higher than 20% body fat during that time. Then I got out, and my activity level dropped from "really quite active" to "really quite inactive" and my diet changed not one iota. Gained 70 lbs over 4-5 years.

In May I started StrongLifts 5x5. Currently my exercise consists of lifting weights Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday; sometimes I have to miss a day or rearrange my week, but it's not very common.

My ultimate goal is to get to 12% body fat. At that point, I'll have lost more than 60 lbs of pure fat, and I'll make a decision if I'm happy with my appearance, or if I'd like to get really lean and cut up.

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Should I eat more calories when I exercise?
The RDI on FS I have found to be fairly accurate, based on my experience. I have a RDI here of about 2900, and with my LBM and activity level, that's about right... possibly a few hundred kcal high. Remember that RDI is going to be higher than your BMR, unless you just don't ever exercise.

However, since they don't use lean body mass or body fat in its calculations, it's likely that it's purely luck that it was fairly spot-on for me.
posted 05 Oct 2013, 16:24
Should I eat more calories when I exercise?
It depends on what your goals are and what sorts of workouts you're doing, as well.

If you're lifting weights (and you should, to maintain your lean body mass as much as possible as you drop the weight--otherwise, your basal metabolic rate will drop precipitously as you get nearer to your goal) then it's perfectly acceptable to eat what you burn.

Edit: On lifting days, I mean. Those are the days when it's most important to get good protein, to stimulate protein synthesis.

When you're losing weight, you lose fat and muscle. This is simply a fact. You can offset this by gaining muscle by eating enough protein and working your muscles out.
posted 29 Sep 2013, 14:47
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