Catamount wrote:Lots of different programs out there but it all comes down to calories in versus calories out. I've been working on blasting away some extra weight and am down about 12 pounds since November. Currently at 6'0, 198 ... would like to get back into the 180s eventually. Swimming a mile 4X per week and most days I eat just one big meal plus Gatorade before and after my laps. A lot of it is finding what works for you based on your lifestyle.
Vitaliy M. wrote:omg. you just opened my eyes to what i have to do. never thought of cutting on sugar/oil/calories before. lol
On a serious note, skipping meals is actually counter productive. Less calories and more frequent smaller meals is the way to go, if you really want to lose weight. and having will power helps. personally, it is super hard for me to refuse sweets! And counting all the calories is a chore. I never count calories, just try to eat less if I am cutting.
PS: my experience in losing weight involves losing about 120 lbs, maybe more..
WyomingSummits wrote:The OP's entire post is just plain wrong. The only thing marginally correct is calorie deficit. Can different programs cause weight loss? Sure! I can show you 400 different idiotic things that'll shed 10 lbs or so, but is it:
A: Good for your body?
B: Help you maintain maximum fitness?
MOST of the plans out there, including the one by the OP, do more harm than good. Losing weight, in no way/shape/or form, means you are healthy or in shape. I could lose 10lbs by slathering BUTTER over everything I eat for the next month......but I'd probably crash in the 1st mile of an approach hike. I'd be better off having a better diet and being 10lbs heavier. The key is avoiding PROCESSED carbs and sugars. Eat a moderate diet of lean meat, veggies, and fruit/nuts. DO NOT CUT OUT ALL FAT. Fat is critical in maintaining proper body, muscle, and intestinal function. It's really more simple than people want to believe. You still can't sit down and eat a pound of Marchino cherries....moderation is still important. Fill a third of a dinner plate with lean meat, and the rest with fresh fruit and veggies. The fruit provides more than enough carbs for my workout routine, which is prob more brutal than most. Since I cut out processed carbs a month ago, I've seen a 10lb FAT loss offset by 2 lbs of muscle increase....net weight loss of 8lbs. I couldn't care less about the number on the scale, physical function and performance are all that matter so the more muscle you put on in the areas you need it most...the better! Chris Sharma is a prime example.....climbing harder than ever and he's 20lbs heavier than he was 10 yrs ago. For a guy climbing 5.15, holding onto crimpers the size of pimples, most of the idiots out there would have claimed that 20lb increase would have crushed his game. These genius's need to stop focusing on the number on the scale. The TYPE of weight is ALL that matters. The OP's diet would result in more muscle loss than FAT loss....so who cares if you're skinnier if you're in WORSE shape?
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