|Start Weight:||(16 Nov 12) 144.2 lb|
|Current Weight:||(09 Dec 13) 132.9 lb|
|Goal Weight:||123.5 lb|
following: euheide's own diet
performance: losing 3.1 lb a week
I'm a guy trying to strike a balance between gaining muscle mass and loosing body fat, especially belly fat (aka visceral fat) since my arms and legs are already at a very low fat percentage. I'm also trying to reach this goal while adopting a complete diet (ignoring no food group or important food nutrient) consisting mostly of natural healthy foods. Many near successes in eliminating this belly fat have, so far, been proving illusive but I think that, persistence, ignoring lost battles and, occasionally, trying new strategies, will eventually win the war. I'm focusing on making slow, sustainable and permanent changes to my diet since I believe that no temporary fixes work when it comes to maintaining a low fat percentage. So far, I've managed to trick myself into slowly introducing vegetables and fruit in my diet. After this was achieved, I was able to slowly reduce consumption of artificial foods/ sweets/ junk food, all the while I've also been trying to loose weight and gain muscle. Right now, I'm at a point where I'm almost junk-food free and eating a reasonable amount of fruits and vegetables in my diet. My next objective is starting to introduce more types of vegetables and also fish and reducing (not eliminating) meat consumption.
Right now, my main question is, what is the minimum number of calories I have to eat so I don't start burning ingested proteins for energy (instead of using them in protein synthesis). There are wildly conflicting positions on this subject throughout the web. I wished I would find something that would set this straight once and for all.