Help! Weight Loss

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  1. jtrem

    jtrem Active Member

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    Alright guys here is my back story....I am 6'0 235 pounds, football player for my college, defensive end. I just started to try to live healthier and have been eating better for the past 2 weeks and lost 5 pounds so far. I was wondering what makes some of you bigger, fatter guys turn down food when it is there? I am fat which I obviously know, but I am willing to make a change in my life. Sometimes it is hard to turn down the food in front of me.

    Today my intake was like so...

    Wake up...
    One serving of cereal with a cup of milk with a multivitamin

    Lift from 7-8:30 am

    Lunch...
    6 inch turkey sub with american cheese,lettuce, mayo
    One bowl of broccoli and cheddar soup
    Grilled cheese (I know terrible shoot me!)
    2 hard boiled eggs, egg-white only

    Dinner...
    6 inch turkey sub with american cheese, lettuce,mayo
    one bowl of broccoli cheddar soup
    2 hard boiled eggs, egg white only

    All help is appreciated, I did it on fitday and the results were...
    3123-calories
    147-fat
    223-carb
    220-Protein

    Now I realize my protein is not high enough, calories way too high, trying to get down to 215 by mayish...any thoughts or help?? Thanks in advance.

    Also, I lift 4 or 5 times a week with cardio on each day and some abs, also I drink a lot of water throughout the day to stay hidrated so that my pee is clear.
     
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    Damn! Eat less. You had like 3 people's lunch, and dinner.
     
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    Lol I am a big boy!....But, I see nothing wrong with the dinner??? Lunch was def terrible.
     
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    THE mister juice jfk→sea

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    moderate carbs
     
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    How so?? Do you mean that it is not a lot or that I need to get less?
     
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    THE mister juice jfk→sea

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    less carbs, switch to whole grains, eat oatmeal instead of cereal
     
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    Such as wheat bread, that is definately doable...Oatmeal over cereal? I never would have thought of that!
     
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    How much is "one serving" of cereal ? I tried to measure 1 cup of GoLean Crunch for the sake of it, then weigh it. 1 cup was actually weighin more than it should. Tried the same with oats. 30g was actually 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup.

    Why don't you ditch the soups, and buy one 12 inch sub without any sauce (the grilled chicken breast ends up being 600 cals), and get another protein meal (1 cup cottage cheese before bed maybe, tuna salad during the day, something like that).
     
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    if you aren't willing to change nothing will happen
     
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    I am, I am, but I do believe it is a process for me, believe it or not the meals I just showed you are about HALF of what I used to eat.
     
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    I dunno why you ask what to do when you know it.
     
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    cut out the grilled cheese, and the broccoli cheese soup, just cuz it may have a vegetable in the name, and taste good, doesn't mean its good for you... mostly fat...
     
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    i would get used to eating smaller meals more frequently. If your a "big boy" who needs big meals then prepare to be fat. The food itself doesn't seem too bad but i would defiantly back off that 3k calorie per day mark.
    2 chicken brsts 400 cal
    shitload of broccoli 200 cal
    brown rice two cups i think is around 400
    and that is a ton of food by my standards.
    mix it all together and fry in a tablespoon of healthy oil add soem soy and you've got fried rice.
     
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    almost forgot, split this into 2 meals.
     
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    Just an update to anyone who cares! Since getting advice it has been oatmeal for breakfast everyday! I have lost 9 pounds in 2 and a half weeks, weigh in every Monday. I feel a ton healthier and my strength has stayed relatively the same, my current weight is 231.
     
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    Just from switching to oatmeal and changing nothing else?
     
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    Sorry, changed to wheat bread as well when I eat a sandwhich, stopped eating cheese, a lot of little things I guess are adding up, but I have a lot more energy and can get through my days a lot easier. Also am cutting my drinking down to once a week, which is worth it so I can even do homework on that other night! Dieting so far has improved my life a ton, if only I can keep it up!!
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Congrats! Keep it up. :)
     
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