Fitness and Eating Healthy

  • rebelbeard

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    Apr 16, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    I have some general questions and wanted to get some opinions.

    I generally (except for some unexplained reason I just break down and eat like a pig from time to time) eat pretty good. I exercise and am seeing some awesome results. However I still have some fat around my mid area. I really want a quick way to slim down the fat without interfering with my muscle growth.

    I don't believe in diets really because they never work. I believe in healthy lifestyle changes. I need to find a way to lower my fat. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Your help is appreciated!
  • justinlee86

    Posts: 501

    Apr 16, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    Are you doing cardio? If so make sure you switch it up...finding the right amount for your body is important.

    Keep up the good work!!!
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    Apr 16, 2011 7:38 AM GMT
    Here's what Im doing right now and getting really good result.
    I eat one very big beakfast + 1 shake
    then you eat every 3-4hours
    And always a big post workout shake
    You have to eat clean though, so stir fries with meat and veggies,chicken with rice and veggies,etc.
    You can go on the website called Dailyburn and take note of what you are eating. The website tracks down what you eat and you get the number of calories you need per day. But you need good calories (no fat and sugar).
    Hope that helps! Im slowly getting to my 160 lbs goal too!
  • rebelbeard

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
    Justinlee86, right now I do 30 minutes of cardio (running) after my workout. I have decided to start doing more cardio (soccer and bicycling) but I am afraid to that I might burn the muscle that I am gaining too. So I am not really sure how to go about that. Thank you so much for compliment!

    Snowboarder, I think I might actually take your plan and individualize it to me. Shake recommendations? My only thing is I have a hard time going 3-4 hours without eating. Even if I eat a big breakfast, which I do, I'm normally ready for a snack about 2 or 2.5 hours later. Then I normally snack on some fruit.

    I think my insatiable hunger is what is my downfall here. =-(
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 16, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    I was going to suggest the cardio scene... make sure to change it up and don't do the same thing all the time... the eating is a part of the problem, but
    you don't appear to be doing it all the time (but how often?) If it is only occasionally, it probably isn't a big problem...

    I do 30 minutes of cardio 6 days a week.
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    Apr 16, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    TheUnhingedOne saidJustinlee86, right now I do 30 minutes of cardio (running) after my workout. I have decided to start doing more cardio (soccer and bicycling) but I am afraid to that I might burn the muscle that I am gaining too. So I am not really sure how to go about that. Thank you so much for compliment!

    Snowboarder, I think I might actually take your plan and individualize it to me. Shake recommendations? My only thing is I have a hard time going 3-4 hours without eating. Even if I eat a big breakfast, which I do, I'm normally ready for a snack about 2 or 2.5 hours later. Then I normally snack on some fruit.

    I think my insatiable hunger is what is my downfall here. =-(


    Well, actually, snacks are really good!!! As long as you eat 3 big meals and 2 snacks its great for your body. Just dont snack with chocolate bars and stuff like that.
    As for shakes, I was on whey iso before, and I now just switched to weight gainer protein.
    They whey iso taste really good and you can add things in the shake (milk,banana,eggs,etc.) while the weight gainer doesnt taste as good but fills me up more. Its about 70$ per month for the weight gainer while the whey iso is definitely cheaper. Drink them with milk.
    And I try to avoid cardio because it burns my muscle. So I do like cardio only once per week and I still keep my abs. If you have a little to lose in the mid section, you could try to do sports outside of the gym. I dont really believe doing 30minutes of cardio on a threadmill burns that much fat.