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  1. Guld

    Guld 昇龍拳

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    Ok, so I've read all the stickies and stuff on losing body fat. If I required 2000 calories per day and I take in 1500 then I should be losing body fat, right? well I've been taking in almost exactly 1500 calories per day, at 20% fat, 60% carbs, and 20% protein for about 2 weeks now. Is that enough time for any results to show? I don't have anything to gauge any progress, if any. I've maintained my current weight (125lbs) during the two weeks and nothing seems to be happening despite the reduced intake. I'm I missing something here? Does it matter the kind of food to take in for the calories? I always thought that calories were calories. Anybody know?
     
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    Delete this thread to avoid the flaming.
     
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    if you are 125 lbs and trying to lose weight, you better be a (short) girl
     
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    not weight, just body fat
     
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    do you lift?
     
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    Bodyfat is weight
     
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    I try to do more cardio, metabolism and all, but I do some lifting in order to not lose muscle. should I be doing more lifting than cardio?
     
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    definitely yes if you're looking to lose body fat.

    are you a guy or a girl btw?
     
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    guy, 18, 5'7
     
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    :eek3::eek3::eek3::eek3::eek3:

    Where do you live I am sending you a pizza
     
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    5'7" 125 lbs? are you sure that your body fat isn't already ridiculously low?
     
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    guy 18 5'7" 125lbs :run:

    in your case the key to your fitness goals is wendys and lots of it... asap!
     
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    Really??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    It's actually more like 5'7 and 3/4 :o
     
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    surprizingly no, I still got a bunch of fat in the love handle area, arms and chest, not a huge amount, but enough to grab hold of :hsugh:
     
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    u need to start lifting and add weight

    125lbs is way too small
     
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    bulk first... then cut.
     
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    given you're weight, im guessing you don't eat enough food at all

    your body compensates for this by reducing your muscle mass and storing fat because it's afraid it won't get its next meal in time. i think your best bet is to actually gain weight by lifting and eating more. eating less will do nothing for you at all, and cardio/weights will also do nothing if you continue to eat too little.

    if i'm wrong, there's plenty of people to pick apart what i just said
     
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    well I'm not really looking for size, more of just getting more definition out of what I have, mainly abs, arms and chest
     
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    Not to be mean but what size?

    You must be wearing like youth mediums at that weight. :o
     
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    if you cut down on your fat, we'll see your ribs, not your chest
     
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    I've read up a lot on it, I know what I'm talking about, in theory. Survival mode kicks in when you get less than 1200 calories, so I've read almost everywhere. So logically 1500, 300 above, should be enough to keep a normal metabolism, and 500 under to reduce body fat. But almost nothing is happening at all.
     
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    In theory that might be true. But not everyone's metabolism is the same. Perhaps you have a fast metabolism. It's pretty safe to say you aren't eating too little. And if 1500 isn't working, your best bet is to try more. Perhaps a higher % of protein as well.

    And survival mode at 1200 calories is based off of a sedentary person, isn't it? What if you're burning 300 calories at the gym? Now you've got 1200 calories to survive from.
     
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    Before wanting some definition, you might want to have some muscle to show off.
     
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    If I go over a certain number won't I just gain fat? I don't care about my weight in lbs, I'm more concered about body fat % and visual fat deposits.
     
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    at that weight you don't have any fucking ab muscles to even show, start working out and don't worry about it... your body fat percentage will go down; more muscle, same amount of fat (or less if you don't eat like a man)
     
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