Holding things equal...how important is diet?

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  1. tarheel

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    If you have two people who are in similar conditions and one has a supreme diet (textbook) to lose fat, will their results be that much better?
     
  2. knucks

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    Like the exact same two people?
     
  3. tarheel

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    Yes. Assume both do 500 calories less...but one has a great ratio of all from good foods one is kind of winging it.
     
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    Probably not too much
     
  5. tarheel

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    :eek4:
     
  6. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

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    Are they both living at the same altitude and are their resting metabolic rates synchronized with their protein-ATP matrix?
     
  7. tarheel

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    Yes.
     
  8. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

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    In that case, diet is extremely important.


    Seriously, though, I think diet is in many ways a lot more important than what you do in the gym. And it takes a lot more discipline. Most people can focus and force themselves to lift heavy weights, run til they puke, etc. for 4-8 hours per week. It takes a lot more diligence to follow a strict diet for approx. 112 hours per week.
     
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    but most people DON'T do this...

    From my experience, a lot of people in the gym lift in their "comfort zone"
     
  10. tarheel

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    I checked BB.com's transformation threads, and some guys over a year do mediocore transformations but other guys in 4 months go :bowdown:

    is it the dedication, strictness, etc that is the key?
     
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    probably all of the above... working out hard for a year is going to yield different results than going to the gym for a year, if that makes sense
     
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    diet is 90% of change
     
  13. tarheel

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    it does. I want to maximize my results, I dont' want to work out for 6 months and be disappoitned. Therefore, I'm going hardcore.
     
  14. HorseDick

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    Maximizing results = diet takes priority. Nutrient timing can play a huge role in your progress.
     
  15. tarheel

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    Any information on this, meaning info sites?

    EDIT: I'm going for fat loss.
     
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    this, i suck at
     
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    I know everyone knows that frat guy who ate whatever and drank a lot and took anabolics, and he only looked like a bloated mess. I think that should help to point out how important diet is.

    Black frat guys who exhibit these behaviors dont count. So all you omega psi phi and alpha phi alpha fockers stay out.
     
  19. grimstone

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    wtf does going hardcore mean. 6 months isnt really shit when it come to lifting. slow changes seem to stick for most people than going 100% hardcore then buring out
     
  20. Frank Dux

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    worst answer I've ever seen posted on F&N
     
  21. tarheel

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    :rofl:
     
  22. tarheel

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    I agree, but if you can maintain hardcore and ease into a maintainable lifestyle that is optimal.
     
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    That's basically what I had to do...if I slip a little, my whole diet is fucked. I log everything I eat and I basically eat the same shit at the same time everyday, so once I'm dialed in I'm OK maintaining it.
     
  24. tarheel

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    Good for you man. I bet your results are 10x better than if you were good for a few days, slipped a bit but still exercised, etc.

    I need to find myself a good 2000-2100 calorie a day diet for fat loss. Any places?
     
  25. grimstone

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    there are no stickes or an archive with any of this info at all
     
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