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NormalDude
07-17-2005, 10:29 PM
that a person can drop fat and harden up with a 3 meal a day diet? I am trying to put something together where I can stick with it as easy as possible because I am low on convictions.

The workout I do is 2 muscle groups a day 3 different excerises 4 sets each for instance

monday : chest and tri's
tuesday : back and Bi's
wednesday : shoulders, neck and abs
thursday : legs
friday : cardio

and I am trying to follow every workout with 20 minutes of cardio. either ski machine or I am trying to work up to running.

Built
07-17-2005, 10:30 PM
Yes. It doesn't matter how many meals you consume.

NormalDude
07-17-2005, 10:33 PM
so basically take the prot, carbs and fat and instead of making 6 meals out of it make three and thats it? And I thought there was only a certain amount of prot, your body can handle per meal

Built
07-17-2005, 10:34 PM
Correct.

And no, that's a myth.

NormalDude
07-17-2005, 10:36 PM
I figure I want to do what you put in the oither post but with like 2000 cals.

Built
07-17-2005, 10:37 PM
Too low. I can cut on 2000 calories, albeit very, very slowly.

Try 2500.

NormalDude
07-17-2005, 10:39 PM
but being fat like me I thought with less cals I would I drop it faster

Built
07-17-2005, 11:49 PM
You will. At first. And more of it is likely to be muscle.

You're also more likely to slow down your metabolism - unless you incorporate regular refeeds, your body will "know" what's going on: you're dealing with a famine. It will slow down accordingly, to help you survive it.

In order to drop a pound of fat, you need to create and sustain a 3500 calorie deficit. The magical and often quoted "drop by 500 calories" cut should, in theory, drop a pound of fat per week.

If only this loss remained linear...