Is it possible to get used to not eating a lot?

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  1. ProSlayer

    ProSlayer OT Supporter

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    Right now I am guy at 5'9" and weigh 155lbs. I started weight lifting to gain muscle, but realized that I still had a lot of fat on my stomach, even for being average weight, so I decided to cut first.

    I have never really looked into how much I eat, but I took some numbers and realized that I eat very little. I was eating sub-1600calories on a daily basis, but I guess I got used to it because I never feel hungry. Now that I want to lose weight, I am not sure whether to cut 500 calories from where I am at right now, or keep my diet as is relate to the 2,000 calorie diet.

    My daily diet:
    Breakfast:
    Fat-Free Milk - 80 calories
    Waffles - 210 calories

    Lunch:
    Water
    Sandwich - 300 calories
    Apple - 100 calories
    Banan - 100 calories

    Dinner:
    Juice - 100 calories
    Depending on the day - 400-500at most
     
  2. T-R-T

    T-R-T New Member

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    your diet sucks
     
  3. grimstone

    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    you dont need to lose weight
     
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    your breakfast sucks

    also I thought you were supposed to bulk, then cut. even for fatties.
     
  5. ProSlayer

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    Thanks for the help! Okay, bulk first. So I would be aiming for 2500 calories area? I know I need to improve my diet, I used to eat a lot worse surprisingly. I am thinking off replacing waffles with healthy cereal or eggs.

    I am pretty sure I have a really high body fat percentage, so that's why I thought it would be better to cut first. I'll check out the bulking info, thanks.
     
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    we need a sticky thread about reading the stickies.
     
  7. Toxicity

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    Read the stickies.
     
  8. ProSlayer

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    I read them, but sometimes it can be tough. :\
     
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    To read?


    :ugh:
     
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    what kinda fucking food is that
     
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    You need add more healthy fats and protein in your diet.
    Also, what do you do for your cardio?
     
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    I'd be having 3000+ and aiming for ~300g protein in your case.
     
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    eat some fucking meat, re-read the fucking stickies
     
  14. ProSlayer

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    I used to do HIIT, but if I start "bulking," I don't need to concentrate on that, right?
     
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    add more protein
     
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    More protein and good fats need to be included. Add good carbs(oatmeal, brown rice, veggies) and eliminate the juice replace with water.

    Do you even work out?
     
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    Ya just read the stickies, your diet is awful.

    The best way to maintain adipostal fat is by eating a ton of carbs and not working out. Minimize the carbs, make what you do eat whole grain, up the protein and good fats, and lift.
     
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    Why in God's name would that be the case?
     
  19. ProSlayer

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    Hmm.. Looks like I need to add just about everything hah. Like I said, I am just starting to form mine, so all constructive criticism is appreciated. I am going to replace waffles with eggs, try add more protein between breakfast and lunch, and overall more green veggies. I don't know why I should replace the juice with water seeing as I am low on calories as is, though.

    I do work out on MWF with a full body routine using machines. I am going to try move towards using free weights in the next few weeks.

    I am working under the assumption that I should bulk first before I cut. Like I said, I only weight 155lbs at the moment, but have a lot of fat in the stomach area. I wanted to lose that first, but I've been hearing that I should bulk first, then cut.
     
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    You heard wrong.

    If you want to lose fat, then aim to lose fat. Why would a fat person gain more weight just to lose it? And since you're a newb to this shit you'll still be gaining strength/muscle as well.

    Fat people are generally fat because they struggle to lose weight. Putting a person further in that boat isn't smart.
     
  21. ProSlayer

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    Okay so I want to lose the fat first, so going back to my original question. I don't eat a lot to begin with, so should I refrain from adding too much food, or any at all? It does not seem like I need to eat less seeing as my calorie intake is relatively low.
     
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    The answers to your questions are in the stickies.
     
  23. eljefedetonto

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    It's in the stickies. Pick up muscle, then cut.

    Rather than just thinking about the number of calories, consider where you're getting your calories. Definitely go back and check the stickies.
     
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    meh, skinny fat is kind of a different situation

    Those guys aren't FAT, per se... they are just not athletic. And gaining weight won't necessarily make them work worse-- I agree with that.

    However, if someone clearly needs to lose fat, I like the idea of being able to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time (can be done for most, but is easier for newbies).

    And, like I said before, dudes who are out of shape have years and years of experience getting themselves out of shape. So it's tougher for them to get IN shape. If it's a clean bulk, just eating good shit over maintenance and have a good lifting routine, then I'm all for it. But when new guys hear "bulk" there's a notion that cheeseburgers and pizza is good because it's more calories-- and that's just not right.
     
  25. eljefedetonto

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    Oh yeah, I agree.

    But at his height and weight, this guy sounds like he's skinny fat. And his current diet sucks big time.
     
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