View Full Version : Losing good weight or bad?

03-13-2005, 07:01 PM
I started in January with my 1200 calorie diet and have been on it ever since. Well now i am taking in a little more, but I'm lifting hard. Someone said i would be losing fat and muscle, but i seen in another post that someone weighed 180 lbs and 5' 9", well i'm 5'9'' and weight 182, down from 224. My arms are looking alot more cut then ever before and my chest is slimming down, but my abs show a little after i work out. Should i continue the calorie diet and try to lose more fat muscle and keep lifting hard? Will this get the fat off? I'm trying to get at least a 6 pack, then on to an 8 pack.

I'm on a good diet and eat healthy food.

03-13-2005, 07:22 PM
1200 calories...god...i eat that in one meal. I dont know how you live on that man...

03-13-2005, 07:54 PM
Its really not that bad and i'm used to it now. I eat breakfast, Egg Beaters, usually about 3 eggs, 1 piece of low fat bacon,and a piece of butterless toast. Lunch can be a 6" Turkey Sub with Lays Light Chips and Water, then dinner can be Grilled Chicken, Corn, Green Beans, thats just an example of what i will eat. And that sounds like a sensible day of eating. and its under 1200 calories.

I went from 224 to 182 since January 5th, and i lift weights 4 times a week and i'm seeing results, losing weight but i can see my arms getting bigger and almost seeing my abs. I'm just wondering if i should keep it going until i lose enough weight to see more result then build up my abs.

03-13-2005, 08:02 PM
If it's working for you then why stop? There might be better way's out there of doing it, but it seem's to be working for you.

You might like to incorporate re-feed's in there at some stage. Other's will know more about that than I do though.

03-13-2005, 08:06 PM
What do you mean re-feeds? Also am i getting enough protein in a day? I have Nitro-Tech and take it sometimes, should i continue to do this after i work out? People say that i will keep losing muscle and fat, but if i work out hard and eat what i'm eating how do i lose muscle too?

03-13-2005, 08:18 PM
dude, your metabolism has gotta be way outta whack, I agree with doing refeeds as well. Do a search for refeeds.

03-13-2005, 08:45 PM
What do u mean by my metabolism is way outta wack, you mean its low high i'm not quite sure what you mean.

03-14-2005, 10:09 AM
It means that your metabolism is really slow right now, and when you start eating more you will gain weight back unless you do it right in which case you wont gain as much.

03-14-2005, 12:52 PM
They're right. Thyroid output slows when you go this low in calories. I'm a middle-aged chick, and I eat twice what you do. You could end up HAVING to eat super-low cals all the time if you continue like this.

How much protein do you get in? Have you tracked it?


03-14-2005, 02:06 PM
1g of protein per body lb.. thats a good way to judge your daily protein intake

03-14-2005, 04:39 PM
1g of protein per body lb.. thats a good way to judge your daily protein intake

if you're serious about building muscle mass I think 1.5 or 2x bw is a better amount.

03-14-2005, 05:11 PM
if you're serious about building muscle mass I think 1.5 or 2x bw is a better amount.

I'd by lying if I said I didn't personally consume that much, but I really don't think it's necessary. I just happen to eat protein-rich foods.

03-14-2005, 05:12 PM
I like 1.5g per pound target weight as a ballpark. If in doubt, go over on the protein.

My .02

03-14-2005, 05:14 PM
If in doubt, go over on the protein.

That's my philosophy as well.