Since this is the only "appropriate" place to post something like this (if it isn't please let me know) but I've been on a weight loss kick for the last few months but I've hit a plateau bouncing back in forth between 191-187lbs for the last month or so and was wondering if anyone had any advice or tips keep losing. I want to hit right around 185-180lbs to stick around. If it helps, I have a muscular build, but I'm around 14-16% BMI. Also I'll throw up a poll seeing if people would want "Fitness" section on the forum or if "Sports" section is fine.
Do you think there should be a \\\"Fitness\\\" like section on the forum or does \\\"Sports\\\" suffice?
In regards to the poll, I think if another forum section were to be added, it should probably be Health & Lifestyle. Kind of encorporates fitness as well as weight loss and more. However, a forum section like that would be a prime target for trolls.
I'm also on a weight loss kick, a long way to go but already 28lb lighter in 2 months. Are you just relying on exercise to lose weight, or have you changed your diet as well? Because a change in diet is really the best way to lose weight. Lots of fresh fruit and veg, along with lean meats and fish as well as pasta, rice and starchy veg. Cut back on dairy, bread (but still get your daily calcium and fibre intake) and obviously cut out sugar and fatty foods, but still enjoy them in limited amounts.
I agree with Tudor on both counts. Firstly, Health & Lifestyle would be a nice additon to the forums, but I don't know how much attention it would receive.
Secondly, diet is the best way to lose weight. Fruits and veggies are good, but depending on how you're working out your intake should reflect that too. If you're looking to shred some fat, higher protein in your diet would be best (stuff like Chicken, swordfish steaks, etc) and less carbs. I like lentils because I'm told they're rich with iron and soy nuts for zinc. But if you're a hardcore runner or swimmer, perhaps a higher carb diet would be better just so you have more energy to work out the way you do. I'd be interested in what Pablo's exercise regiment consists of.
I've just started my healthy kick about a month ago, but for like the first two weeks I was doing everything wrong. I wasn't going to the gym correctly neither was I eating the right stuff. But as of now, I've lost 5lbs after 1 week by doing a lot of cardio exercises (like the bike, elliptical, and the StairMaster machines) and the occasional resistance machines at the gym.
I needed advice on what to do about eating habits because I don't know what to eat when diet. Like how much should I eat in a day, what should I eat, and how often should I eat in a day.
Actually let me clarify, but first off thanks for the good advice. I'm currently about 45-50lbs lighter than I was 4-5 months ago (and was at a 37% BMI). My diet significantly changed initially since I put my self on a semi-liquid diet which worked amazingly (as long as you do it safely) and included fruits, veggies and all the good stuff. About 2 1/2 months ago I re-acclimated to a normal diet but was still significantly healthier than what I was at before and still lost weight. Right now my workout runs about 5-6 days out of the week and includes an hour or so of cardio and into the gym for a combination of weightlifting and basic workouts (pushups, pullups, situps, etc). The primary reason for the health kick is so I can join the military (which I could definitely qualify for now) but just wanted to lose that extra bit of weight. Thanks again for the help guys.
Current diet as of right now is eating fruits and vegetables mainly, avoiding as much sweets and junk food as I can, and grilled chicken and fish. Rice is also something I have occasionally, but I'm considering dropping that. I have eaten bread as well in the last 2 weeks, but it usually is only two slices and combined with just butter. I eat bread before going to the gym in the morning. I had to at least have something in my stomach. I don't know if what I'm doing is right or wrong haha.
As for Calorie Intake? I'd say it's about 2200 - 2000 every day. It varies from time to time, but a string of birthday parties has added a good 500 or so because. I was told to keep it at that 2000 for weight loss if active.
By the way. What is this "semi-liquid" diet you speak of? Haha, It sounds difficult.
Here's this www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-MrknHf1l8 This wont tell you exactly how to breakthrough it, but more so handle it. I suggest you check out his other videos as well, some good quality information hes providing you with.