Joined July 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
250.0 lb
Lost so far: 52.0 lb

Current Weight
198.0 lb
Performance: losing 3.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
185.0 lb
Still to go: 13.0 lb

Predaphin's Weight History


last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 3.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down

Predaphin's Cookbook

cals: 260kcal | fat: 13.34g | carbs: 31.45g | prot: 6.08g
Vegan Black Bean Chili
A delicious, easy meatless chili that can be made in about 30 minutes, tops.
cals: 238kcal | fat: 9.30g | carbs: 9.75g | prot: 29.23g
Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
Italian food has never been so good on your waistline.
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Question for GYM RATS
My workout routine goes something like this:

I work out every 2 days with one day rest in between. On my first day, I hit Chest and Triceps (23 reps divided in 7 machines). Second Day, Legs (20 Reps divided by 5 Machines). Third Day Rest. Fourth Day, Shoulders and Abs (22 reps divided by 6 machines). Fifth day, Back and Biceps (25 reps divided in 8 machines). Sixth Day Rest. Seventh day start process all over again.

For every day I work out I run on treadmill 30 Mins. So I spend about 1 Hr and 30 or 40 Mins total in gym.
posted 16 Sep 2010, 19:02
Did you stop eating sweets while dieting?
an00bis wrote:
Personally, I enjoy the taste of a few over-hard eggs and some lean meat as much as the taste of chocolate or ice cream. So from my perspective, if I can eat a larger quantity of food, I'd rather do that. So in order to preserve the same amount of calories, I'd rather eat something that is larger in quantity.

Still, eating sweets every now and then won't kill you or your diet.

Most people want to see you fail, so they'll bring up anything to make you feel bad. Just be aware that they don't know what they're talking about. Don't worry about it. If you're seeing progress, then you're obviously doing something right.

Same here and I agree.

Eating sweets now and then will not kill your diet. I for instance, sometimes substitute low fat/non fat frozen yogurt for a meal on some occasions.

If anything, eating alot of sweets may slow down your weight loss, but not prevent it.
posted 16 Aug 2010, 15:14
is this enough exercise
Building muscle requires a caloric surplus, which is a fancy way of saying more calories than your body actually needs each day (these extra calories are used for building that new muscle). On the other hand, losing fat requires a caloric deficit, which is a fancy way of saying less calories than your body needs each day (which then causes your body to burn stored body fat for energy instead).

As you can tell, building muscle and losing fat require the opposite of each other, thus making doing both at the same time really hard to nearly impossible for most people. This means that even if you did add in cardio workouts in addition to the weight training, it still wouldn't really allow you to lose fat while building muscle in the first place.

If anything, the cardio workouts would just burn up all of those extra calories you needed for building that muscle and actually end up preventing muscle from being built.

Which brings us to the next big question...

Will cardio prevent me from building muscle?
And if so, what's the solution?
As I just mentioned, building muscle requires a sufficient number of calories per day, and cardio workouts burn calories. So yes, in this regard cardio definitely has the potential to prevent muscle from being built.

The good news however is that there is a really simple solution... just eat more good calories. See, simple. If you need to be eating 2500 calories per day to build muscle, and you burn 500 of those calories each day doing cardio workouts, you'd end up with 2000 calories per day which isn't as much as you needed (2500 in this example) to build muscle.

So, you'd just need to eat an extra 500 calories per day to make up for those 500 calories you burned doing cardio. As far as your diet goes, doing cardio won't stop you at all from building muscle as long as you eat enough calories to compensate for the calories it burns. See, no big deal at all.

You CAN build muscle while on a diet, but you will simply need to consume higher calorie count with good calories.

Building muscle will eventually help burn body fat.
posted 15 Aug 2010, 00:16
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
melissap wrote:
Every morning AFTER I use the restroom and in my underwear

Same here. Daily on an empty stomach and bladder in my boxer briefs.
posted 14 Aug 2010, 23:52
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