Should I eat more to lose weight?

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    Jun 16, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    I just got checked out at the gym on their metrix machine. It checks body weight and fat and BMR.

    My BMR is 2000, the amount of calories my body uses during the day with out working out.

    My trainer suggest that I cut my calories to lose weight. The thing is I do not eat that much to anyway. So there is nothing really to cut. So should I eat more to start burning more fat.
  • Fable

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    Jun 16, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    do you take in more calories than u burn a day?


    work it out, then bget back to us.
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    Do you know how much you eat in a day? People tend to forget those 400 calorie chocolate bars. If you were eating less than 2000 calories a day you would already be losing weight. I would suggest keeping a food diary and identifying the food horrors you are eating. Hope this is useful to you.
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    My husband and I belong to a slimming world group. One thing we are told is that if we decline to eat enough, we will find it hard to keep going, mentally. So there's good food, which is unlimited (lean meat, fruit and vegetables) and food we need to monitor (dairy, wheat etc) so I can reroute my hunger from that bar of chocolate to the fruit bowl, while still making sure I don't get worked up by having the odd bit of chocolate occasionally to stop the craving from getting to me.


    Hope that makes sense.
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    You need to track all of your calories, and from what type of food you acquire them. Biggest hitters: sugars (soda, nearly everything you eat), simple carbohydrates (bread, pasta, bagels), processed meats, sauces & syrups (think: salad).

    Eat lean foods, as simply cooked and prepared as you can: grilled chicken, steamed vegetables, skim this, diet that. Turkey slices, protein shakes (not meal replacements--yuk!); nothing processed (like, buy your chicken breasts in the frozen foods section).

    Run and bike. That's it, it's not magic. If your output is greater than your input, you'll lose weight, guaranteed.
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYou need to track all of your calories, and from what type of food you acquire them. Biggest hitters: sugars (soda, nearly everything you eat), simple carbohydrates (bread, pasta, bagels), processed meats, sauces & syrups (think: salad).

    Eat lean foods, as simply cooked and prepared as you can: grilled chicken, steamed vegetables, skim this, diet that. Turkey slices, protein shakes (not meal replacements--yuk!); nothing processed (like, buy your chicken breasts in the frozen foods section).

    Run and bike. That's it, it's not magic. If your output is greater than your input, you'll lose weight, guaranteed.


    Why are processed meats bad? Apart from the possible cancer link that is. I love bacon and sausages icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    "Why are processed meats bad? Apart from the possible cancer link that is. I love bacon and sausages "

    At least in the US processed meats are very high in sodium and cured w/nitrates.
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidBiggest hitters: sugars (soda, nearly everything you eat), simple carbohydrates (bread, pasta, bagels), processed meats, sauces & syrups (think: salad).



    Every person on the planet would be 90% leaner if they completely cut out these foods.
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    krush saidI just got checked out at the gym on their metrix machine. It checks body weight and fat and BMR.

    My BMR is 2000, the amount of calories my body uses during the day with out working out.

    My trainer suggest that I cut my calories to lose weight. The thing is I do not eat that much to anyway. So there is nothing really to cut. So should I eat more to start burning more fat.


    Your BMR is the calories you would need if you were in bed without moving all day to sustain your body.

    Your TDEE= total daily energy expenditure is the calories you burn through out the day.


    I wear a Fitbit and it tells me how many calories i burn through out the day an i eat below that.

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    Jun 17, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    MRod said
    krush saidI just got checked out at the gym on their metrix machine. It checks body weight and fat and BMR.

    My BMR is 2000, the amount of calories my body uses during the day with out working out.

    My trainer suggest that I cut my calories to lose weight. The thing is I do not eat that much to anyway. So there is nothing really to cut. So should I eat more to start burning more fat.


    Your BMR is the calories you would need if you were in bed without moving all day to sustain your body.

    Your TDEE= total daily energy expenditure is the calories you burn through out the day.


    I wear a Fitbit and it tells me how many calories i burn through out the day an i eat below that.



    Do you like the fitbit? I have thought about getting the new flex.
    Does it motivate you?
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    Jun 17, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    I have cut dairy. No milk. Little red meat. Little sugar in some hot tea. Mostly I use stevia. I juice at once a week. Green and such. I make my own smoothies. Fruit and greens and protein powder. Just can not seem to lose my belly.
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    Burn more than you consume. That's it. Plain and simple.
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:56 PM GMT
    krush said
    MRod said
    krush saidI just got checked out at the gym on their metrix machine. It checks body weight and fat and BMR.

    My BMR is 2000, the amount of calories my body uses during the day with out working out.

    My trainer suggest that I cut my calories to lose weight. The thing is I do not eat that much to anyway. So there is nothing really to cut. So should I eat more to start burning more fat.


    Your BMR is the calories you would need if you were in bed without moving all day to sustain your body.

    Your TDEE= total daily energy expenditure is the calories you burn through out the day.


    I wear a Fitbit and it tells me how many calories i burn through out the day an i eat below that.



    Do you like the fitbit? I have thought about getting the new flex.
    Does it motivate you?


    I like it so far.
    It motivates me to be more active.
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    Jun 20, 2013 6:30 AM GMT
    It´s not just about the calories. It´s about blood sugar level, amount of proteins and respecting metabolic window.

    Fat tissue behaves like a bank. You want a loan? Then You have to have regular income.
    Losing weight is accepted by Your body in the moment when is no hunger. Your body is checking the blood sugar level all the day. Missing meals, big meals, high glycemic index meals - like soda, chockolate bars, cakes, fast food... - finally lead to insuline slap and low blood sugar level.If You eat 5-10 small meals with low glycemic index, Your body would burn most of the added calories and it won´t store them. Reagular income plus excercise = regular outcome. Adding calories in useable form and increasing their burnig leads to losing weight.

    Eat 1,5 - 2 grams of proteins per kilogram of Your weight. Calories are burned by working tissues and those are from proteins. They need to be rebuilt, repaired and improved after exercise.

    Don´t forget the nutrition shakes after exercise.
    Metabolic window is a state of perfusion after exercise. Your body is diverting big volume of blood to used muscles, bones and other used tissues about 20 minutes after ending of exercise. The volume of nutrients for repairing and improving those tissues must be absorbed in this time. The high perfusion is stopped after about 20 minutes, tissues will check how much nutrients they get and in the night they repair. If You are 25yrs plus and missed the metabolic window - You didn´t have a shake right after gym or have a solid food, which is digested slowly, Your body won´t improve or even repair damaged muscled in the night. That´s one of the reasons why so many people are exercising and have no results.

    And don´t forget to drink enough water to clean Your body from metabolic waste which would be stored in the visceral fat if You don´t drink enough.
    Recomended volume of clear non-sweetened water is 25ml per kilogram of weight till 12 o´clock.

    If You need more info, send me mail :-D

    Good luck, man!