Healthy rate to burn body fat?

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  1. car ramrod

    car ramrod I'm all highway

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    I am trying to burn off body fat that I have, but at a sensible rate. Since Christmas I have been hitting the treadmill 5x a week, running/walking about 4.5 miles a turn, doing situps before I run, and I'm 6'0, 177 lbs. Unfortunately, most of my fat is in my abs. I have cut out alcohol and pop, and have been watching this board for healthier foods to eat.

    Waist is 36'. How long should it take me to drop about 4' in my waist without starving myself in the process?
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    you have no muscle, so any rate is good
     
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    1 to 2 lbs a week. just like bulking.. you have to do it slow or else you lose muscle too fast/get fat too fast.
     
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    bmorrell SoCal > *

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    No more than 2-3 pounds a week.

    As for foods...
    breakfast: whole wheat toast (with natural PB), banana, egg whites/eggs, oatmeal, other fruit

    lunch/dinner: salad (skip the high fat dressings), VEGETABLES, grilled or baked chicken breasts, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, VEGETABLES, etc

    snacks: handful of almonds, FRUIT, baby carrots, etc

    Those are just some ideas. That isn't factoring in a multivitamin, protein, creatine or any of that stuff. I don't know enough about that stuff to give advice. Stay off the soda and alcohol, keep up the exercise and you should see some results.

    Good luck with everything.
     
  5. car ramrod

    car ramrod I'm all highway

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    Thanks
     
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