i am 150 lbs, but?

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    Feb 04, 2013 11:49 PM GMT
    so for the past 8 months i was on a strict diet that i lost more than 55 lbs (was somewhere around 207 when started and now 150) especially for the last couple of months when i gave up eating bread and rice and it was very difficult (especially the rice, as i always thought i can survive only on rice and never get bored of it). i used to, and still, have veggies and some fruit (not a big fan of fruit) and some cheese and milk. yet when i counted my calories i was taking less than 1200, heck sometimes less 900 calories. i don't think i missed up my metabolism since i am still losing weight. my friends tell me to stop since i look really skinny and have to start going to the gym to get toned as i lost enough weight dieting.
    i am now 150 @ 5'4, and my biggest fear is that i lost too much muscle mass.
    i don't get tired normally and feel my arms kinda strong since i had to do some lifting back at work.
    how can i make sure my diet was ok and i didn't do much damage to my body and what i lost was fat and not muscles?
    any advice?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 05, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    Stop relying on your fat friends (who hate that you're normal sized now) for your self perception. Hire an expert.
  • Medjai

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    Feb 05, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    Well, start by eating more that 900kcal a day. Then hire or at least consult a dietician, not a nutritionist, and a reasonable trainer, to get you on a path right for you.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Feb 05, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
    Have to eat more than 900 calories a day to lose weight... Heck more than 1,200
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    Feb 05, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    I would look at how much fat you still have left. Are you doing any cardio right now. It all depends on your goals right now. Do you want to lose more weight or gain muscle. If you are looking to lose weight I would up you calories some with healthy foods and do some cardio. It will help to tone you up some while losing weight. If you are wanting to gain muscle you will have to up your calories to I would say 2200 calories and start lifting serious weights. Maybe throwing in a day or two of cardio here and there.

    I would not worry about muscle mass. A lot of guys who had put on some fat and lost it were paranoid that they lost muscle. It is harder to lose muscle and if you were not lifting weights when you put on those pounds then most likely it was mostly fat.
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    Feb 05, 2013 7:06 PM GMT
    thanks guys, well i never lifted weight in my life until now and my goal is to lose weight as much as possible then start bulking. I am now 150 lbs yet feel there is too much body fat to lose.