I need to lose 20 pounds

Started by JMG, Jan 2, 2015, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. JMG
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    JMG

    Jan 2, 2015
    This has nothing to do with new years. Since my gf has been pregnant im gaining weight with her. She has been baking cake and cookies ect every night and I couldnt resist. Next thing I know none of my clothes fit any more.I was 150 now im 173. Im not happy with my figure and I wanna slim my waist and hips before summer. I started eating better but counting calories is confusing. I got an exercise bike I use while working. My job requires me to be home all day. I keep reading you can lose a pound a week. I wanna lose 2 pounds a week though. How much should I use my bike a day? Right now im eating oatmeal, salads and not sure what else im allowed to eat. What is the quickest way to lose 20 pounds without killing myself?

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  2. Judas Black
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    Judas Black The Dark Vegan

    Jan 2, 2015
    Keep the weight bro.. and turn it into muscle.
     
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    JFK Bleach on my t-shirt

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    That's exactly how it works
     
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  4. JayEmGe
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    JayEmGe Funky Monk

    Jan 2, 2015
    Won't he weigh even more with muscles
     
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  5. JMG
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    JMG

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    im all for that but where do i start? i know how to lift but as far as eating goes.. do i eat more protein or is it necessary since i already have the extra weight.
     
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  6. Mikey
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    Cut down on carbs & eat more protein. Most people tend to eat way too many carbs.
     
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  7. FLORIDA MAN
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    Jan 2, 2015
    Sounds gay but the app called my fitness pal is very f---ing handy.

    Counting calories really is the easiest way to lose or gain weight. It takes all the guess work out of it. You can lose 2 lbs a week but you're more likely to lose more muscle.

    Start off by finding one of those metabolic calculators on the internet. It will give you a rough estimate of how many calories you should eat to maintain your current weight. Then subtract 500 from that to lose a lb a week. You may have to do a little tweaking on those numbers depending how active you are. As far as nutrition, if you want to keep as much muscle as possible, eat 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight and lift heavy. The carbs and fats are really up to you. Cutting carbs will show fast results but will leave you feeling like s--- because that's where the majority of your energy is coming from. I cycle my carbs and it has been really easy for me. Eat good slow burning carbs like oatmeal and s---, not empty carbs


    There's a f---ing LOT more to it but that's a good place to start. Check out that app, it makes it really easy. People may disagree with some of this but it has worked for me.
     
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  8. JMG
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    JMG

    Jan 2, 2015
    I actually downloaded that app the other day but seemed complicated. I guess i better give it another try.
     
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  9. Loyalty
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    I lost about 12 pounds in 5-6 weeks using myfitnesspal. When I entered my info it told me to eat 1,600 calories a day to reach my weight goal, so I followed that. I also ran 4-5 times a week, 2-4 miles a day.

    It actually wasn't hard eating 1,600 calories either, made me realize I had been snacking on junk waaay too much.
     
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  10. Charlie Work
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

    Jan 2, 2015
    This works, plain and simple. You can just use a cheap daily organizer instead of an app. I suggest lifting alongside eating the upper threshold as well. Nothing super intense, but it should help curb muscle loss.
     
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  11. M Solo
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    M Solo Fresh Outta London

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    Sorry man I'm not getting mentions so I just saw this. Download MyFitnessPal on your smart phoneif you can and track your calories. I'd aim for 1700 a day. Food sources aren't very important so much as hitting your calories and macro nutrients. I'd aim for 200 grams of protein, 75 grams of carbs and then 65 grams of fat. If you hit those numbers that's roughly 1700 calories and you'll be well on your way to losing fat.

    As for your bike don't get on and just mindlessly pedal away like you see everybody else do. Stick with High Intensity Intervals. Get on and go at an average pace for 30 seconds and then go as absolutely hard as you can for the next thirty seconds. Get of the bike and wait 3-4 minutes and repeat. Build up to 10 sets of those. That type of cardio will melt mass and boost your metabolism like f---ing crazy. I'd aim to be doing that 5x a week


    Let me know if I can help anymore bro. Congrats on your girl and baby by the way.
     
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    FYI:
    mentions don't go out if the mention is added in an edit...looks like @JMG added the mention after the initial posting.
     
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  13. Piiizzy
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    Jan 5, 2015
    dont eat too much carbs and do a lot of cardio. i promise you that you will see results. i lost 50 pounds before. Work Hard

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  14. Fitz
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    Jan 6, 2015
    This.

    If you're going to eat any bread, make sure it's wheat too. The difference in calories from white to wheat bread is pretty big. It's a much more natural grain. I don't think cutting carbs is healthy (like @hank said, you'll end up craving them more anyways), but replacing them with healthier alternatives, like wheat.

    Also, don't drink anything but water. If you drink anything else, it has sodium, and sodium makes you retain water. Unless you're doing a shitload of exercising, stay away from Gatorade. It's really only good for intense workouts to replace your electrolytes, otherwise, it's full of sodium.

    It doesn't sound like you eat bad though. Salads, oatmeal, fish, poultry, fruit are all great for you. I usually treat fruit and vegetables like chips or desserts. I'll eat grapes while watching a game or something. Fruit is extremely filling too.

    Also, scale down your meals. If you're eating a lot in one sitting, that's going to expand your stomach. Divide your meals into 6 a day. Not only does it shrinken your stomach, but it also speeds up your metabolism.

    As far as exercise, that's up to you. If you want to bulk? I'd focus on heavier weights, less reps. If you want to be tone, lighter weights, more reps. Cardio is extremely important though. That's really how you shed weight via exercise.

    Like Hank said, it's really all in your own lifestyle and goals, but I'd always advise people to drink more water, replace your carbs with healthier alternatives, scale down meals, and exercise a few times a week.
     
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    Skinny is the new strong :emoji_thumbsup:
     
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  16. The Mack
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    Dude is right, turn the weight you gained to muscle. Avoid too much carbs (don't eat more than 25g of carbs a day) & also avoid sugar at all costs (fruits are acceptable). Watch out for saturated fats (worst type of fat there is, mono & poly are fine). Eat tons of proteins (avoid soy protein), lift strong along with some cardio, you'll have a awesome body.

    Here's a list I made & follow:
    Eggs (egg whites are better) [protein]
    Grilled/Roasted Chicken (don't eat fried, at all) [protein]
    Sea-food (tuna, salmon, lobster, crab, etc) [protein]
    Salad (especially cesar salad) [healthy fats]
    Rice (not too much) [good source of carbs]
    Potatoes (not fried) [good source of carbs]
    Beef [protein]
    Turkey [protein]
    Steak [protein] (More for people that are looking to gain mass since it has more fat than beef & chicken do]
    Beans [protein]
    Fruits & Vegetables [look at the chart below for details]
    Greek yogurt [good source of protein]
    Almonds [protein & healthy fats]
    Quest bars [real good protein bars]
    Drink A LOT of water [quit juice & soda]
    Don't eat/drink:
    Bread (a little is ok sometimes)
    Ice cream
    Soda
    Juice
    Chocolate (dark chocolate is ok once in a while)
    Candy
    Chips
    Junk

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    So much bs in this picture lol.

    "Quiets a cough"
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  18. M Solo
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    M Solo Fresh Outta London

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    I love you bro but a lot of this info is flat out false. Admittedly, I believed almost everything you said a decade ago but so much evidence has come out and debunked a lot of this.



    Meal frequency has absolutely zero effect on one's metabolism. Lifting light weights while cutting will not "tone" you it will make you weak. It's incredibly advantageous to lift moderate to heavy reps while cutting. An optimal weight and rep range would be a set where you really, really struggle to get 8 reps.

    Lastly, a carb is a carb. There are no "good carbs" and there are no "bad carbs". I know guys who are at like 4% body fat and their main carb source is pop tarts. The mistake people make is ignoring their fiber intake.

    If you get the opportunity watch this video. This guy is probably the lead authority in the fitness industry when it comes to nutrition. That's what he's got his PHD in.





    Different guy but also very informative.
     
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    Jan 6, 2015
    One of these guys is m solo... No joke
     
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  20. JMG
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    JMG

    Jan 6, 2015
    all great advice. myfitnesspal is a great. i have also lost 1 pound already. ive been doing pull ups and pushups and alot of cardio. even throwing some squats in. im getting there. by summer i should be good. im wondering when the best time to step on the scale is because it seems to go up and and down alot.
     
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