Weight loss

A place for the discussion of manly weight loss. Including diets and working out.

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FitBit (or other activity trackers)

Started by Chad Nov 11. 0 Replies

Anyone use these things? What one do you have?I see lots of people who have a fit bit at my work. I have been tempted to get one myself. But I have also seen several people get them, love them, and…Continue

Workout headache

Started by Brown Fox. Last reply by VMI_Keydet_2016 Aug 6. 1 Reply

I am now down to a 'normal' BMI but I need to work out frequently to maintain my weight. When I push myself to increase strength, I sometimes get a headache when my neck muscle tense up. It can be…Continue

Cutting through the junk - getting fit the old fashioned way

Started by K. Osborn. Last reply by AdamR Aug 11, 2014. 7 Replies

Hi men,It seems to me that getting fit is becoming needlessly complicated these days. Since the weight loss industry is raking in billions of dollars a year, we are being sold diets, supplements,…Continue

the big loss

Started by Sammy B.. Last reply by Mike W. May 2, 2014. 14 Replies

Hello my name is sam I'm wondering if anyone has any really good diet plans that would work for loosing 90-110 pounds if you have any ideas please post them here !!Continue

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Comment by terry sperling on October 19, 2014 at 5:51am

Lost 13 pounds. Haven't started working out yet.

Comment by Mike W. on May 21, 2014 at 12:31pm

I agree Michael. The jury is still out on whether eating every 2-4 hours has any effect on metabolism. The old adage was to 'eat every 2-4 hours to keep the fire burning'. New research is showing that it makes no difference if a person eats all of their calories at one sitting or split over 5+ meals. Of course, blood sugar is a separate issue and you've found what works for you.

I've experimented with varying diet protocols including intermittent fasting, one large meal per day, 5 per day etc. At the end of the day, everyone responds differently, and there is typically several ways to skin a cat, as they say ;). For me, one large meal was simply too much food to process at one time. Perhaps I could have built up my stamina ;), but I typically ended up crashing afterwards (think Turkey dinner).

I know many swear by intermittent Fasting. Brad Pillon (Eat Stop Eat) wrote a very comprehensive book on the subject for anyone interested (no I'm not affiliated with him).

Comment by Michael J. K. on May 21, 2014 at 12:10pm

due to sugar problems eating twice a day never works well for me unless I wake up late and eat a late breakfast normally I eat smaller meals 4 times a day every 4 hours

Comment by Mike W. on May 21, 2014 at 12:03pm

That's great Larry - nice to see progress and congrats on your success to date.

I'm curious what your 2 meals look like as far as Protein / Carb / Fat balance. Weight loss can occur with virtually any foods, provided there is a calorie deficit. You just want to be conscious that you're getting enough calories as well as the right balance of foods (macronutrients and micronutrients).

Many fall into the 'If less is more (meaning calorie restriction), then even less is better). The problem you can run into is adversely affecting metabolism if things are too low, as well as your body turning to muscle for fuel (in extreme cases). The ultimate goal is to maintain (or increase lean body mass (LBM) and burn off body fat.

Slow and steady weight loss is healthy and sustainable. Quick weight loss is not. Shoot for 1-2 lbs per week. As well, I don't recommend anything lower than 1500 cals / day for my male clients. Food for thought.

Comment by Larry on May 21, 2014 at 10:14am

I have a job at which I stay active.  It's not a physically demanding job; it's just that there's lots to do that requires "elbow grease".  That's 8 hours, x 5 days/week. I don't eat, on my break; I don't really want anything.  I eat 2 meals a day.

Comment by Shane on May 19, 2014 at 7:57pm
Congrats. What's worked for you?
Comment by Larry on May 19, 2014 at 7:31pm

I lost 18 pounds!  I'm at 288.4.  I have a long way to go, yet, but I'm down 18 pounds, from my heaviest!

Comment by Mike W. on May 4, 2014 at 2:06pm

Hi Brown Fox -- what does your current training program look like (resistance training, cardio, both)? How many calories are you taking in each day? Losing 'the last 5 lbs' often comes down to tacking on 15-20 minutes of HIIT post resistance training and tracking calories. Once lean, the last 5 lbs can be a bit stubborn, hence the necessity to really dial things in.

Comment by Chuck Knight on May 3, 2014 at 10:07pm

I weighed in this morning.  179.2lbs.  Yes!  I broke through this 180lb plateau!!!  It's moving, again.

Comment by Brown Fox on May 3, 2014 at 3:38pm

I was 187 last August. For the last few months I've been bouncing around 165. Ideal weight for my age and height is 160. I've been hitting the gym and watching what I eat. How do I get rid of the last 5 pounds?


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