Advice on losing not bulking...

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  1. Acciaio

    Acciaio New Member

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    So I'm going to South America for 3 months this summer and I want to look good. I'm 5'11'' 170 which means I look fine as long as I keep my shirt on. I'm basically just going to follow a simple exercise program to build up some strength (100pushups and 200situps).com. Laugh it up okay but I need some set in stone goal or else I just quit.

    Anyways my real question is what should I eat? I figure a reduced cal diet of around 1200 calories/day. I know that whenever I try one of these diets on my own I feel lightheaded and my heart pounds so loud I think I'm dying.

    I was thinking a bowl of oats or peanut butter toast for bf. Salad with tuna for lunch. I don't know about dinner. Almonds for snacks. Right now I only take a multivitamin and flax seed oil pills. The fish oil ones made me dry heave 30 mins after taking them. I'm also thinking about picking up Metamucil for fibruh.

    I won't go to the gym because I have nobody to go with and shitty form so I'd end up just injuring myself.


    Advice?
     
  2. Frank Dux

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    good luck finding certain foods in certain countries in south america :rofl:
     
  3. Aspirin

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    1. 1200 cals is too low
    2. read the nutrition sticky
    3. dailyburn.com whatever foods you can find down there
     
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    (100pushups and 200situps).com

    wtf
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    fappped
     
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    why would you feed your boyfriend a bowl of oats or peanut butter toast?
     
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    @ 5'11" 170, you must be skinny as fuck
     
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    This. There's a reason you feel that way on a diet of 1,200 cals... It's not enough!

    Read the nutrition sticky or follows Pur's diet routine in the sticky "look like a bodybuilder" or whatever, and start doing basic movements like pushups, situps, and look into getting a pullup bar to install in your house. You can get them online for like $40 and they're a big help for someone who refuses to go to a gym.

    It seems you don't care much about building muscle, just being lean and relatively in-shape for the beach come this summer. Just do some basic workout movements and follow the diets suggested and you'll be better off than you are now.
     
  10. Acciaio

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    No. Well people say I'm skinny but it's hard to believe them when I can grab a handful of belly fat.


    Okay that thread was pretty helpful about finding good foods. Seems like everyone has their own diet favorites so I just picked out a good amount for my next grocery trip. And I have that sweet pullup bar thing. Along with the hundred pullups/ two hundred situps, I'm slowly working my way up to 25 pullups. It has like 6 different grips. So I can work a range of muscles. Thanks for the tips.
     
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