Start Weight:(11 May 10) 170.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Feb 15) 165.0 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: ieGod's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Alright so IF was too slow for me. I'm sticking to traditional bulk/cut cycles. The end goal: achieve an aesthetic body. Basically, I wanna look awesome.

The gym plan is a five day split. Cardio is kept to a minimum, maybe an hour once a week at low intensity (heart rate ~120bpm). This is to reduce any impact on muscle cannibalization, and also because cardio is really, really boring.

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Celery, pickles, water, diet pop, gum.
posted 27 Feb 2015, 10:14
1200 calories diet, or have I miscalculated badly?
Nutrition can be complicated. You should ask yourself what your goals are.

If it's just straight weight loss, the only thing that matters is calories. That could be bad for your health, depending what you eat. You don't need low carb, you don't need low fat, all you need is reduced calories. If one of those diets will help you manage overall consumption, good for you. Any restriction will work:

If your goal is to be healthy and lose some weight, then the types of calories matter. If your goal is to lose fat and put on muscle, then the types of calories matter even more.

Protein, fats, carbs: these are the macronutrients. How much of each you want depends on your goals, the sum total of which will determine your total calorie consumption.

For fat you should probably aim for (minimum) 1g for every kg of body mass.

These two will give you a minimum target that you should intake every day, then based on your caloric requirements, you could fill the rest in with whatever you want (including carbs).

Hypothetical Example (not necessarily your scenario): You weigh 75kg. You've determined your daily caloric expenditure is 2500. You want to lose weight but do it while preserving some lean muscle mass. You are going to aim to get 2000 calories in with minimum 1.5g protein per kg body mass. That means you need at least:

PROTEIN: 1.5g/kg body mass = 112.5g = 450 calories
FAT: 1g/kg body mass = 75g = 675 calories

That's a total of 1125 calories, giving you 875 more calories to fill in with whatever macronutrient you want and still hit your 2000 calorie intake target.

Where the fat comes from is up to you. Don't buy into the saturated fats being bad for you; they're not. Don't buy into eggs being bad for cholesterol; that's genetic. Don't buy into low fat being the only way to go (but neither is low carb!). You want a healthy balance of everything, really. It's the best way to get all your micronutrients as well.
posted 27 Feb 2015, 10:13
Ketosis question
I'm happy you're seeing some results, but please be safe. Best of luck!
posted 25 Feb 2015, 09:45
Soda coca cola/Dessert
I think most of that information comes from unreliable non-scientific sources, but ok. Whatever works for you. Just presenting scientifically backed options.
posted 25 Feb 2015, 08:40
Soda coca cola/Dessert
Diet pop might help, actually. There was a study released in the last year showing people who drank NNS beverages (diet pop, diet iced teas, etc) lost more weight on average than people who drank water alone. They found it helped to curb cravings and increase satiety.
posted 25 Feb 2015, 08:20
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And back to cutting. Didn't make the 180 mark this time. Let's see what the winter bulk produced.
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