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technogeeky
07-23-2003, 07:47 PM
I am only losing ~ 1.5 lb/week now.

I am adding cardio 2 or 3 times a week to my regimen.

I am going down to 2000-2200 calories each day.
I am going to try to restrict carbs to 20%.


I stopped losing weight probably because of my mistake in measuring my dextrose - I was taking 12.5 tablespoons of dextrose rather than 12.5 teaspoons of dextrose.


I am also going going to restrict the detour bars to emergency use :)

Oops! :)

Khar
07-23-2003, 08:04 PM
:rolleyes:

papaoso2k1
07-23-2003, 08:13 PM
dude 1.5 lb a week seems ok to me

technogeeky
07-23-2003, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Khar
:rolleyes:

What is that for?

technogeeky
07-23-2003, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by papaoso2k1
dude 1.5 lb a week seems ok to me

I am ~300 lbs at 35% bodyfat.

I have 105 pounds of fat.

I don't see a problem in losing more than 1.5 a week. I expect to lose 3.


Anyway, I'm just adjusting. I'm not going to some crazy 700 cal diet.. yet :)

Khar
07-23-2003, 08:19 PM
The :rolleyes: was for your...uh...uber wrongly measuring that thar dextrose :)

technogeeky
07-23-2003, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Khar
The :rolleyes: was for your...uh...uber wrongly measuring that thar dextrose :)

Oh.. I thought you were bandwagon bashing the 2000 cal thing.

Khar
07-23-2003, 08:47 PM
Well I personally would stick to 2400 or so for a month and see what happens before changing it up...

GhettoSmurf
07-23-2003, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by Khar
Well I personally would stick to 2400 or so for a month and see what happens before changing it up...

i agree. are you getting your BF% checked weekly? i mean, you are working out. so who says you arnt losing some fat, but GAINING some muscle?

bradley
07-24-2003, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by technogeeky
I am only losing ~ 1.5 lb/week now.

Yes, but are you gaining any LBM while losing fat?



I am adding cardio 2 or 3 times a week to my regimen.


Cutting calories while adding in more cardio could be a recipe for muscle catabolism. I would adjust either calorie intake or cardio and not both.



I am going down to 2000-2200 calories each day.
I am going to try to restrict carbs to 20%.


With a lower carb diet you run the risk of losing any anabolic benefits that you might see with a higher carb intake. That comes out to ~100g of carbs a day which is not enough to support your activity level and size.



I stopped losing weight probably because of my mistake in measuring my dextrose - I was taking 12.5 tablespoons of dextrose rather than 12.5 teaspoons of dextrose.


You still lost 1.5lbs. which is not too shabby IMO:)

technogeeky
07-24-2003, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by GhettoSmurf


i agree. are you getting your BF% checked weekly? i mean, you are working out. so who says you arnt losing some fat, but GAINING some muscle?

I just started checking my BF. Nobody says I'm not gaining muscle, I'm just being pro-active. I'll try 2000 and if I have problems, I'll move up.

technogeeky
07-24-2003, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by bradley


Yes, but are you gaining any LBM while losing fat?



Cutting calories while adding in more cardio could be a recipe for muscle catabolism. I would adjust either calorie intake or cardio and not both.



With a lower carb diet you run the risk of losing any anabolic benefits that you might see with a higher carb intake. That comes out to ~100g of carbs a day which is not enough to support your activity level and size.



You still lost 1.5lbs. which is not too shabby IMO:)

I'm not sure how much I'm losing exactly. I started at 310. Four weeks ago I weighed 307.
Three weeks ago I weighed 305.
Last week I weighed 303.
This week I weighed 304~5.

I want to be losing a steady 3 lbs a week.


edit:

The 20% carbs will be more like 25% or 30% on workout days because of the carbs in the shake.

donraja
07-24-2003, 11:21 PM
LOL oh sh!t.... its teaspoon?.........

unshift
07-27-2003, 03:08 PM
i think you're measuring too much... just keep working out and eating right and everything will work out eventually. there are WAY too many factors to determine if you're losing weight by the week (like water, etc)

and don't cut down too far or too fast. i did and haven't lost anything in like a month (i'm 275lbs, prolly 25% bodyfat). going to up the calories from now on to 2600-3000 a day and see what happens

Sinep
07-28-2003, 04:53 AM
I don't think it matters if you are gaining muscle while you are cutting. Its not like 0.5 pounds of muscle was easy to gain on a 2000 cal. diet.

technogeeky
07-28-2003, 07:33 AM
I'm down to 298 now.