The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    Couple questions (Atkins related)

    I need to round off this diet I've been on, and the Atkins that I've been on doesn't seem to be helping. I lost about 55 pounds on it, but can't seem to lose the rest. I guess I have two questions:

    What are people's thoughts about Atkins?

    and

    If I switch to something else, what would be the best diet route to take?

    When I finish losing my weight (about 15 pounds), I want to try and start bulking up a bit. Not too much, just some so I'm not so scraggly in my arms, etc... I'm currently 5'10" and 184-188. Thanks for your help!

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  3. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccarrigan
    What are people's thoughts about Atkins?
    to be blunt, it's garbage

    Quote Originally Posted by ccarrigan
    If I switch to something else, what would be the best diet route to take?
    a healthy balanced diet where you eat protein,fat and carbs

    most likely Atkins has killed your metabolism, and by dropping so much weight your body now requires less cals and you will need to eat less to continue losing

    best advice:

    take 2-3 weeks off and eat at maintenance to refresh your metabolism and then go on a balanced diet where you track your cals

    cut back a few hundred cals a week until the weight starts to come off

  4. #3
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    on these forums.. there have been numerous threads on atkins..
    and on how it sucks..
    Weight: 175
    Height: 5'11"
    Max Bench: 300 pounds
    Six pack: Yes
    Age: 21
    Location: Seattle, WA


    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=55173
    ^^Tis I.

  5. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by abwowang
    on these forums.. there have been numerous threads on atkins..
    and on how it sucks..
    I did a search and didn't find a whole lot. That's why I posted this. I'll try again though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holto
    to be blunt, it's garbage



    a healthy balanced diet where you eat protein,fat and carbs

    most likely Atkins has killed your metabolism, and by dropping so much weight your body now requires less cals and you will need to eat less to continue losing

    best advice:

    take 2-3 weeks off and eat at maintenance to refresh your metabolism and then go on a balanced diet where you track your cals

    cut back a few hundred cals a week until the weight starts to come off
    I read the main sitcky posts, but didn't see this. What is "eating at maintenance"? Thanks a bunch!

  7. #6
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    eatting at maintenance..
    lemme take a stab at this..

    eatting enough.. eatting controlled..
    dont overeat.. just eat to satisfy your hunger
    Weight: 175
    Height: 5'11"
    Max Bench: 300 pounds
    Six pack: Yes
    Age: 21
    Location: Seattle, WA


    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=55173
    ^^Tis I.

  8. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by abwowang
    eatting at maintenance..
    lemme take a stab at this..

    eatting enough.. eatting controlled..
    dont overeat.. just eat to satisfy your hunger
    Ok, that makes sense. I'll just follow the "what to eat" guidelines as far as chicken, turkey, whole wheat bread, etc... Is there another place other than the top stickys to read about what to eat?

  9. #8
    The Big Wang
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    the stickys are great..
    its not that tough to figure out what to eat..
    its all pretty basic..
    just eat the high protein stuff.. the good fats.. high fiber stuff
    Weight: 175
    Height: 5'11"
    Max Bench: 300 pounds
    Six pack: Yes
    Age: 21
    Location: Seattle, WA


    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=55173
    ^^Tis I.

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    eating at maintenance means eating the same # of cals you burn

    burn 3500 eat 3500 and maintain weight

    abowang gives a good idea of how to do that if you don't know the # of cals

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