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Wimbo
08-23-2006, 01:50 PM
Hey guys! This is the "woman fat" I was telling you about. How do I get rid of it?!?:omg:

getfit
08-23-2006, 01:51 PM
what is your diet and training split like?

Wimbo
08-23-2006, 02:00 PM
I'm new at this actually. I started the first Wannabebig Routine this week. I have been working out with a trainer for the past 3 weeks though. My diet is not bad, though not great. I've been tracking my calories on fitday and I'm usually in the 1300 range.

getfit
08-23-2006, 02:01 PM
1300 is pretty low IMHO.

Built
08-23-2006, 02:04 PM
1300?

Wimbo
08-23-2006, 02:07 PM
Well, If I eat more, won't I gain more. I'm just trying to lose the jiggle around my stomach and firm up. I don't necessarily want ripped abs...

Built
08-23-2006, 02:08 PM
How much do you weigh? And are you tracking your diet on fitday (say yes, say yes ... )?

getfit
08-23-2006, 02:16 PM
I'm curious to know if your trainer suggested 1300 cals.

Wimbo
08-23-2006, 02:19 PM
I weigh 120lbs. I'm 5'4"
Yes, I am tracking my diet of fitday.

Like I said, I am very new and all this counting calories, working out stuff. I have NO idea what I'm doing!

Wimbo
08-23-2006, 02:21 PM
No, my trainer did not suggest 1300. That is just what I eat.

Tofer
08-23-2006, 02:29 PM
Your body looks pretty good to begin with. I'm sure you aren't very far from your goal. The two best people to help you on this site have already posted in this thread, so listen to what they say and follow their advice.

Built
08-23-2006, 02:34 PM
Wimbo, what macros do you shoot for?

Wimbo
08-23-2006, 02:38 PM
I'm not sure yet. I just started and I really don't know. I'm looking for any advise I can get.

Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate you!

Built
08-23-2006, 02:41 PM
You're welcome!

Okay, go to fitday and run a report of your average calories since you began tracking.

Post 'em up.

Wimbo
08-23-2006, 02:49 PM
Average Calories
grams cals %total
Total: 1298
Fat: 51 459 36%
Sat: 13 121 10%
Poly: 7 63 5%
Mono: 13 119 9%
Carbs: 150 566 45%
Fiber: 9 0 0%
Protein: 58 234 19%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

Built
08-23-2006, 03:02 PM
Okay - first off, I'd double your protein.

Start with that.

Paul Stagg
08-23-2006, 03:13 PM
1300 calories for someone who is 120 pounds isn't all that far off.

Built
08-23-2006, 03:14 PM
See, that's what I'm thinking, too - it's a little low, and doubling protein will bring up the protein to a decent minimum and the cals to about 1500, which is probably closer to the mark.

CODmasterJYK
08-23-2006, 08:18 PM
Hey Wimbo. Just so you know, you look great. I'm not really saying that to hit on you or anything, I'm just saying that don't be so consumed in trying to lose weight to lose your "pooch" (which to me is almost invisible) to the point you become anorexic. Just my advice.

VALFTR
08-23-2006, 08:37 PM
Wimbo - You look great right now, no need to diet imo.

If you want to lose the "pooch" all you need is to lift weights and eat healthy.

and of course SQUAT !

Wimbo
08-24-2006, 07:24 AM
Thanks guys! I really appreciate all the advise. I'll keep you posted on my progress! AND MY POOCH! Ha!

Ya'll are GREAT!

markdk86
08-24-2006, 07:50 AM
1300 calories isnt bad. I weigh 190 and my LBM is 160 and I consume that, and Im male ! (I'm doing UD2.0)

RickTheDestroyer
08-24-2006, 09:16 AM
1300 calories isnt bad. I weigh 190 and my LBM is 160 and I consume that, and Im male ! (I'm doing UD2.0)
Yeah- but your average calories/day for the week are much higher than that. Lyle pretty explicitly states that he wouldn't cut calories back that far if not for the fact that you're only cutting for 4 days out of the week. 1300 calories probably isn't too far off from what Wimbo needs (as others have stated), but you really shouldn't make it sound like this is acceptable for a 190 pound male... impressionable young minds and whatnot.

Eszekial
08-24-2006, 09:46 AM
1300 calories isnt bad. I weigh 190 and my LBM is 160 and I consume that, and Im male ! (I'm doing UD2.0)

Ahh, the 1200 cal days on UD2 really are quite a bit of fun :D

I must have a tremendously stunted metabolism, i don't feel good about myself unless i consumed under 2200 calories, and that's only on workout day.

P.S. Do you guys really find that picture attractive?

markdk86
08-24-2006, 10:36 AM
Lyle reccomends not going down past 1200 because it is almost impossible to get the needed nutrition requirements met. I could go past that but I'd be eatting only oats, bread, tuna, and chicken...

Im happy with UD2 though, 1.4% BF one week, .5% this week. Still a month left too. I'll be in good shape before winter bulk.

RickTheDestroyer
08-24-2006, 10:54 AM
Lyle reccomends not going down past 1200 because it is almost impossible to get the needed nutrition requirements met. I could go past that but I'd be eatting only oats, bread, tuna, and chicken...

Im happy with UD2 though, 1.4% BF one week, .5% this week. Still a month left too. I'll be in good shape before winter bulk.
Don't get me wrong- UD2 works very well and I've used it a few times with good results. I just didn't want some uniformed kid to read that you were taking in 1300 calories a day and think that was a reasonable recommendation for caloric intake.
And actually if you went past it, you'd probably just be eating the tuna and chicken... as you drop the carbs lower, Lyle recommends that you bump the protein up more.

GoodThings
08-24-2006, 01:01 PM
You look close to your goal. Remember to be honest to yourself and everyone else. Thats the only way the people here can help you.