Losing body fat

  • dynocoop

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    Apr 12, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    So I used to be about 300 pounds. I am now at 215 (smallest was 195) I am 6 feet 8 inches tall, so I will always be in the upper 100's lower 200's in body weight. But does anyone have any advice to lower my body fat percentage and to gain some muscle along the way,
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    dynocoop saidSo I used to be about 300 pounds. I am now at 215 (smallest was 195) I am 6 feet 8 inches tall, so I will always be in the upper 100's lower 200's in body weight. But does anyone have any advice to lower my body fat percentage and to gain some muscle along the way,
    6'8"@ 215? Aint NOTHIN wrong with that.. now just define it, lest you become 'skinny'!
  • dynocoop

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    Apr 12, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    haha yes I still have a belly i want to get rid of. I need to lose some more weight. Plus I have some extra skin from being bigger. I need to be at a low body fat for it to 'snap' back to the muscle.
  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 12, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    I don`t know how your diet is, but try reducing the fat content, especially the saturated animal fats. Fill out with more fruit and vegetables, and low GI carbohydrates.

    Maybe up the intensity of the weight training(ask at your gym for specific exercises) and increase your protein intake to 1.5g/kg. of body weight.

    I hope this is some help. Good luck!
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    They way I am doing it is a combination of eating healthy and exercise - a combination of cardio and weight training.

    It has been working so far.

  • FredMG

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    Apr 14, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    Congratulations on the awesome job that you've done so far.

    It's hard to say what would help without knowing your diet/fitness regime already. But there's some excellent advise given here.

    I like hitting the cardio equipment for 30-40 min a day 5x a week at a "fat burning level" It never hurts to cut back to whole grains, lots of fresh fruits and veggies.

    If you have the money, spring for a trainer or other knowledgeable person to measure your body fat percentage, and help with a detailed nutrition plan.

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    Apr 14, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    I always ask clients before training them the following basic questions:

    1) How many times a day do you eat?

    2) What are you eating?

    3) How often per week do you exercise?

    4) What kind of exercise and at what intensity?

    And specifically for the OP I have the following questions:

    1) You've dropped the weight. How did you do it?

    2) Are you currently working out?

  • mybud

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    Apr 14, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    dynocoop saidSo I used to be about 300 pounds. I am now at 215 (smallest was 195) I am 6 feet 8 inches tall, so I will always be in the upper 100's lower 200's in body weight. But does anyone have any advice to lower my body fat percentage and to gain some muscle along the way,
    Cardio is your friend....running or jogging...lifting builds muscle...muscles burn the fat more effectively...Remember to stay hydrated..Sometimes we think we're hungry but in reality you need water.....Get some measuring cups and start a food log...measure and write down everything you put in your mouth...food wise...ha...It helps ya get a handle on what your intake is....Hope this helps..