Fighting off the fat

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  1. Necromancer

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    Well I was doing HIIT (Sprinting) for about two weeks along with some simple dieting and I could see the fat burning away but somehow I messed my knee up and had to give it about a month to heal. This defintily dropped my morale and I gained a few. Now that my knee somewhat back to normal I'm going to start up again but this time more disciplined and a more redefined weight loss plan. I don't want to get too extreme, to a point where I'm keeping notes of everything I eat, but definitly want to get rid of this excess weight I've been battling for years. Here's what I should thought of so far-

    >HIIT on stationary bike 4-3 times a week at gym
    >On 'off-days', stationary exercises (push ups, sit ups, light weights etc)
    >Be smart while eating- No junk food, foods high in fat, empty carbs, etc.
    >5-6 small meals a day
    >No eating after 6-7 pm
    >Get in the ball park of correct amount of calories (1600ish)
    >As close to 8 bottles of water a day
    >Plenty of sleep

    I'm pretty sure as long as I stick to that, I should get going to where I want to be. A few questions though, the first regarding fish oil capsules- Do they aid in fat loss? I know they have other benefits but from what I remember while lurking at the bodybuilding forums, they do help in fat loss. How many should I be taking a day? Right now I just take one in the morning along with my superstore multivitamin. Should I try taking other fat loss suppliments or is this just a complete gimmick? Also, after doing the HIIT should I go with a protein shake afterwards?

    Right now, I jsut want to cut some of the fat then later on bulk up some.

    Just checking if my idea is a :bigthumb: or a :ugh2:

    EDIT: My goal is just to look more slim and just loose the belly/chest fat. Nothing big.
     
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  2. chickentendah

    chickentendah New Member

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    don't want to take notes? then your progress will suffer. that's setting up yourself for failure. you'll get discouraged easily, because you won't be able to pinpoint where you need to tweak your fitness plan whenever you run into inevitable plateaus.
     
  3. Necromancer

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    I understand what you're saying, somewhat.

    If you don't take notes = you will never loose weight and die

    :p

    I suppose I could carry a little flip handbook and jot down what I eat and whatnot. I've never tried it, just the idea seems so :nikko:
     
  4. ChaCha

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    I honestly think that if you need to take notes to remember what you did two days ago, then you are running too complex of a workout routine.
     
  5. Toxicity

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    You need to lift buddy.
     
  6. Necromancer

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    Weights, I presume?
     
  7. Necromancer

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    Now that I've been pondering the subject quite a bit latly, taking notes would aid in reading your goal and monitoring your progress.

    I can honestly say that I do not remember what I ate yesterday (every meal, what's in the meal, portions etc.) I can recall a few but not all.

    I'm thinking about keeping a log book and pictures to monitar my progress and try to aid in the help of others if possible.

    Life = :hsd:
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Nope, soda cans.
     
  9. chickentendah

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    If you're going to cut, do it right the first time.

    Cutting without taking weekly body measurements, counting calories, and making necessary adjustments is like trying to drive to another state without planning your route; you'll get there eventually by winging it, but it won't be as fast as a planned route.

    If you would like more helpful advice, visit the forums at:

    http://www.johnstonefitness.com

    (unlike here, trolling is not tolerated there, so you'll receive more helpful guidance)

    Good luck! :bigthumb:
     
  10. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    are you a guy or a girl?
     
  11. Necromancer

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. Necromancer

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    :greddy:

    :rofl:

    Guy.

    :naughty:
     
  13. black jesus

    black jesus OT Supporter

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    the reason my diet is on point, is because I learned to cook. There is no way I could have changed my body with any success if I didn't learn how to cook for myself.

    Get some decent pans, a knife, and watch food network.
     
  14. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    how much do you weigh? 1600 calories/6 meals doesn't amount ot much for a guy.
     
  15. Necromancer

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    160.

    :hsd:

    I think it was 1600-1800 calories to loose weight.
     
  16. chickentendah

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    There's no "THINK"!

    Cutting is like a science experiment: you use your weekly data to make educated observations and conclusions. Everybody has a different body with different genetics. What works for one person might not work for the other.

    1600 calories per day sounds awfully low for an average male adult. Go buy yourself a skinfold caliper and a digital weight scale in order to figure out how much fat/muscle you are loosing per week.
     
  17. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I don't need to count calories or micromanage my diet to lose weight.

    iblolfatty
     
  18. uofapeter

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    calories in > calories out = weight gain
    calories out > calories in = weight loss
    this is why you must know if you are in a deficit or not
    don't wing it or you will get no where and blame it on genetics
     
  19. Ricey McRicerton

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    So why are you cutting at 160?
     
  20. Peqkx

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    if you were 165 but with 16% bf would you cut to 10% or so then bulk or just bulk?
     
  21. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I would drink a gallon of bleach.
     
  22. uofapeter

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    thats alot of calories, i'd recommend low carb sugar free bleach if you're on a cutting diet
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
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