I've lost weight....:(

  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 16, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    And I'm pretty sad.

    I have noticed more muscle definition and added strength, but after just 4 weeks of hitting the gym, I've lost 5 pounds. This is so discouraging as this is the opposite of what I wanted to do.

    I really don't know why either. I've been eating more (try to get all 3 meals in). It's dificult to have a normal eating pattern in college though. When I was part of LA fitness, during the free training session, the instructor told me that I should be consuming 3500-4000 calories a day.... Well that really isn't feasable for me. I'm on a pretty tight food budget, and that amount of caloric intake would mean I'd eat a weeks worth of groceries in 3 days.

    I really dunno what to do about this. Is there any way to stunt my hyperactive, fat burning, muscle destroying metabolism. .. It's really my worst enemy.

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    Feb 21, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    Measure your body fat, or you will never know if your weight gain or loss is due to lean mass or fat. I really don't understand how any serious bodybuilder can live without a body fat measurement device (unless you happen to measure your body fat somewhere else)
  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 22, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Im not a serious body builder icon_eek.gif

    Commited but "serious" is pushing it. I really don't understand the science behind working out so I didn't know how to take the news of loosing weight. I found out that it's just cause I burned some fat through working out..which is natural and makes sense.

    Feel kinda dumb about this thread in retrospect lol. Although I would like to know if protien powders and other weight gainers are absolutely necessary for people with high metabolisms to gain mass.....?
  • BmwKid92

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    Feb 23, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
    eggs for breakfest

    anything for lunch

    steak and veggies for diner

    protein shakes and bars between all

    Lift heavy and 3 reps

    Yourwelcome
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    There are many factors that could cause your weight loss such as not consuming enough calories, especially protein intake, not lifting enough weight, stress, sleep pattern, etc.

    Assess your workout routine, diet and lifestyle and determine which areas you can improve. College life is tough (been there, done that) but it's doable.
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    In your case, maybe cut down a bit on cardiovascular, and get more cheap protein in your diet (eggs and chicken)?
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    Feb 27, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Canned tuna, canned chicken (not as bad as it sounds), eggs, potatoes, whole grain bread, milk and brown rice in bulk were staples of mine when I was on a budget. You can definitely get your calories in on a budget...but I'd still save some money up to invest in protein powder
  • jackalan996

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    Mar 13, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    dude you need to discourage,
    you have to maintain your concentrate on your goal.
    i think there is some with you in eating habits.
    you have to take bird eye view on your exercise and eating habits.
    chose less fat and oily items,
    mostly use fruits and boiled vegetables.
    i think you have to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water.
    water is the best way to reduce fat and weight quickly...
    Best of luck