Nutrition Question

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  1. Jackhole

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    OK, I used to eat pretty clean (I was following the Body-for-LIFE program), which was great because that combined with cardio and lifting was really helping me reach my fitness goal. Well, I moved and shit's gone to the wayside. I currently do cardio 3x per week, but I do not lift. The only muscle-building exercise I do is push-ups and sit-ups.

    MY QUESTION: Can I go back to eating clean (Myoplex shakes, 1 "serving" of carbs and 1 of protein each meal, 2 veggies at some point during the day) and doing my cardio and situps/pushups and lose weight? I eat like shit now. I'm asking because a guy at work says I can't go back to a high-protein diet without lifting and not lose weight.

    Any input on this?
     
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    well, common sense tells me that when you do your weight lifting days from the body for life book, you are burning a hell of a lot more cals that you are doing now by only doing push ups and sit ups. (Yes i have the B4L book and have read it many many times). It's basically asking you to do HIIT 6 days a week, 3 with cardio and 3 with weights. That's why they want you to eat so much.

    Why can you not go to a gym now? Can you afford a bench and free weights for your house? That's all the program really requires anyways.
     
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    I can't afford a gym and have no room for a bench and freeweights.
     
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    as long as you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight
     
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    yes
     
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    But how do I know how many cals I burn each day?
     
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    http://home.socal.rr.com/aznthug/Ca...0Calculator.zip

    that will give you a rough estimate of how many calories to take in each day. it's a ballpark but at least you'll have an idea. might be way off, but always worked for me bulking & cutting.

    it'll also let you know how many calories to drop down to in order to lose weight and give you a balanced protein/fat/carb break down



    www.fitday.com

    use fitday (free to register) to keep track of your diet. everything you eat should be put in there. if the search for a food comes up empty, use custom food to input the nutrition facts yourself.

    while cutting i didn't eat anything unless it was in my fitday.


    those two + cardio and you should be fine
     
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