Is a week too soon to expect results? v.weightloss

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  1. jeeteeare

    jeeteeare New Member

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    Here's the deal. I quit smoking last week in an effort to get my health back on track. I have basically been living on a fast food / cigarette / no exercise diet for the past 3 years, and have worked my way up to ~205 lbs. @ 5'10".

    So for the past week, I have totally changed my diet around. Eating ~2200 cals/day as recommended in the weightloss sticky; chicken, tuna, oatmeal, rice, lots of water, etc. I have also been jogging 2 miles per day, really pushing myself, considering that my lungs are still caked in tar.

    However, since starting this routine a week ago, I have yet to lose any weight. I think that I might be jumping the gun a little, expecting results so soon, but part of me feels like I should have dropped a little weight by now, due to such a drastic change in my lifestyle.

    I haven't started lifting yet, as I want to drop the excess weight before I start building again. Any advise from the brolys?

    When should I expect to see some results?
     
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    Pork Chop Sandwiches Extraordinary Member

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    You probably won't start to see results for a couple weeks, since your caloric intake is still relatively high if you're trying to cut fast. But the change in diet will certainly help, especially once your metabolism starts working faster.

    Everyone else here will tell you to lift weights, but that won't help you reach your immediate goals.
     
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    exactly what I wanted to hear. Thx! :bigthumb:
     
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    Pork Chop Sandwiches Extraordinary Member

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    I was trying to make you laugh with that.
     
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    I'm not necessarily trying to cut fast, just consistantly and healthily. Perhaps my intake should be below 2200 cals? :dunno:
     
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    I should integrate lifting as well, I take it? Would alternating running and lifting days get me there more efficiently?
     
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    your kidding...right?
     
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    No, that seems about right if you're just trying to get healthy. Keep eating those things and you'll feel better from the changed diet alone.
     
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    No. His introduction of exercise to his daily routine will increase his metabolism.
     
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    yes. the comination of weights, anaerobic and aerobic will help burn calories as well as help you maintain lean mass (maybe even gain if your a total newb). more lean mass = more calories burned just doing normal day to day activities

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    They both do, but in different ways.
     
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    That's true for the way most people do cardio. Most don't get their heart rate high enough for a long enough time to have any post-exercise effects.
     
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    maybe I misunderstood you. I took that to mean that as he diets (assuming no exercise, cardio or weight) his metabolism will increase, which is exactly opposite of what would happen
     
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    Thx, i'll check those out.
     
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    The way I've been doing my running is with varying intensities, i.e. running my ass off until I absolutely have to slow down, recover, then doing it again....for 2 miles. Would that qualify as "interval"? Would a steady pace be more beneficial?
     
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    It depends on how big of a variation there is between your fast and slow. Sounds like you have some form of interval training there. The 'fast' intervals need to be identical in time to the 'slow' intervals.
     
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    So I should focus on completing intervals as described in that graph, rather than going for a certain distance.
     
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    hehe good thing i read this cuz i was just about 2 make a thread asking why it seems like some days on my cuting diet, i seem fatter (veins dont pop out). im tryin 2 cut down 2 10% which is prob gonna b a few more weeks, but now il stick to the diet 4 longer:noes:
     
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    Right, since I probably couldn't find someone that agreed with me. :rolleyes:

    Nice chart, though. The color scheme was easy-to-read.
     
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    Why the fuck would the fast intervals need to be IDENTICAL to the slow intervals? That doesn't make any sense.
     
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    Because the length of the fast intervals would otherwise become considerably shorter than the slow ones throughout a workout, if done the way the beginner of this thread does it. Timing them is the best way to ensure this doesn't happen.
     
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    With my lung capacity the way it is now, the fast intervals are considerably shorter than the slower intervals. But I'm getting better daily :hs:
     
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    WTF are you talking about? First you say that you need to have them the same length, now you say timing is the answer. Of course you have to fucking time them, unless you are going to count in your head over and over again during HIIT. It is obvious to everyone in here, hopefully including the threadstarter, that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. You need to just quit before you choke on that foot of yours.
     
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    Go back and read what I said. i said they need to be identical in time. You guys like to freak out when someone suggests something other than lifting 24/7.
     
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    bigbadben I rule you

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    WHY?
     
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