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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    Question about losing body fat while maintaining/gaining muscle

    Heres the deal...im 6'2 185 pounds. 1.5 years ago i was a scrawny 135. I bulked up and busted my ass in the gym to get here. My body fat percentage is now a little higher than i want. I would like to lose 5-8%. I dont want to lose much weight, i would like to ideally stay in the 180s. What should my caloric intake be? Im dropping it to 2200 right now, and about 40-45% of my foods are protein. Everything else is low fat and carbs. I will also do 3-4 days of moderate cardio. Is there any way i can lose the body fat, but in return gain some muscle to offset the loss? Basically i would ideally love to be 185, but with 5-8% less body fat

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    Senior Member getfit's Avatar
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    post up your diet!

    healthy fats are important in your diet
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    Well, heres what i ate yesterday for example...keep in mind i started this new healthy diet about 3 days ago, the last year and a half have been sort of a bulking phase with some fatty foods here and there

    - 5 scoops of whey protein at different times throughout the day

    - Myoplex shake at 2 different times of the day

    - Tuna on wheat bread meal

    - Turkey on wheat bread meal

    - Oatmeal

    - Some almonds

    - 1 protein bar

    I know thats a lot of protein, id like to rotate some pasta, salmon, potatoes, brown rice, and things like that in place of the standard meals. I think i calculated:

    228 grams of protein, 40 grams of fat (almonds are good fats correct? Should i even count them?), 162 grams of carbs.

    How many grams of fat should i be consuming? Is 30-45 way too low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Yep, you need your fats.

    What are your maintenance calories?
    My maintenance level is usually around 2500-2800 calories....can someone consume the same amount but with healthier foods, and see body fat % drop?

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    Built...ummmm......wow.....42?......my compliments, indeed young lady!

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