The Body Fat Solution

  • FireDoor211

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    Nov 12, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    Has anyone ever read "The Body Fat Solution: Five Principles for Burning Fat, Building Lean Muscle, Ending Emotional Eating, and Maintaining Your Perfect Weight"? If so, do you have any thoughts or opinions on it.
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    Nov 12, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    I have loss more fat on my current diet. I don't eat bread, rice starch foods. I don't eat sugar or artificial sweeteners. I eat meat ,eggs, fruit, veggies, nuts, beans and chesse. I eat all I want and I loss a lot of fat. I injured my knee and still in recovery so I needed to change my diet so not to gain weight. My only bad thing is I drink teqelia and wine.
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    Nov 13, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    I usually only lose weight when I use a calorie counter. I would like to lean up again and not lose too much muscle. So I thought I'd start researching the whole balance some more.
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    Nov 13, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    It's very different for us endomorphs. I maintain about 16% body fat averaging about 1,800 calories a day.

    Right now, I'm cutting with a goal to hit 10%BF. To drop 2-3 lbs. per week, I have to average about 800 calories a day, about 50% protein. One cheat day per week and 2-3 hits of moderate cardio to keep my metabolism from freezing up.

    Your book might work for normal people. For dudes like me, starvation is about all that works.
  • FireDoor211

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    Nov 13, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    The same used to be true for me, I could just cut calories and lose, now I cut calories and gain. In order to get to 175 (which isn't even my target weight) I have to eat about 2100-2200 calories a day and exercise about 2-3 times a day. And even then, I can still gain weight. I was going to the gym 2 hours a day, running every other day, kickboxing 3 times a week and eating around 2200 calories and I still managed to put on 20lbs. It wasn't muscle either.

    I've gotten through the first chapter and so far it sounds like a down to earth method. I'm pretty excited to learn more.
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    Lots of 5 star reviews on Amazon.

    http://goo.gl/FWzRME
  • FireDoor211

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    Nov 13, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    I know, I got it from there. I came across the book in a blog somewhere on the Internet. It was enough to make me consider buying it. You could always know more right?
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    FireDoor211 saidI know, I got it from there. I came across the book in a blog somewhere on the Internet. It was enough to make me consider buying it. You could always know more right?

    Can you give us a thumbnail synopsis of his plan? I'd get it but I'm having a hard time finishing nonfiction books these days.
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    Nov 13, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    Lee1368 saidI have loss more fat on my current diet. I don't eat bread, rice starch foods. I don't eat sugar or artificial sweeteners. I eat meat ,eggs, fruit, veggies, nuts, beans and chesse. I eat all I want and I loss a lot of fat. I injured my knee and still in recovery so I needed to change my diet so not to gain weight. My only bad thing is I drink teqelia and wine.


    Yeah. I do this too. It is the surefire way to maintain a lean body and be extremely healthy too. Most Americans eat with ignorance, IMO

    Instead of buying a book just read this website to get tips. It is a learning process anyway.
    http://growyouthful.com/
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    Nov 13, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    bradomo said
    Lee1368 saidI have loss more fat on my current diet. I don't eat bread, rice starch foods. I don't eat sugar or artificial sweeteners. I eat meat ,eggs, fruit, veggies, nuts, beans and chesse. I eat all I want and I loss a lot of fat. I injured my knee and still in recovery so I needed to change my diet so not to gain weight. My only bad thing is I drink teqelia and wine.


    Yeah. I do this too. It is the surefire way to maintain a lean body and be extremely healthy too. Most Americans eat with ignorance, IMO

    Instead of buying a book just read this website to get tips. It is a learning process anyway.
    http://growyouthful.com/


    I don't think I've eaten with ignorance since I was in my early 20's. But I figure there has to be something I'm missing.
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    Nov 13, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    FireDoor211 saidI know, I got it from there. I came across the book in a blog somewhere on the Internet. It was enough to make me consider buying it. You could always know more right?

    Can you give us a thumbnail synopsis of his plan? I'd get it but I'm having a hard time finishing nonfiction books these days.


    As I read more I'll share in this thread.
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    Nov 14, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    So after reading the second chapter I'm liking it more. It's going through and systematically debunking alot of the myths about weight gain, the lame excuses people make for why they can't lose weight, and how society and the media help us to justify these excuses. Like I said, It's really down to earth.
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    Nov 14, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    FireDoor211 saidSo after reading the second chapter I'm liking it more. It's going through and systematically debunking alot of the myths about weight gain, the lame excuses people make for why they can't lose weight, and how society and the media help us to justify these excuses. Like I said, It's really down to earth.


    With any exercise program or book, I am always cautious when the author does not touch on the Endocrine system. I have not dive into the book or its chapters yet to see if he does, but I know from experience sometimes you could be following, diet, exercise program, etc. and you will NOT loose the weight. If your hormones (Testosterone and Estrogen - Yes Men do produce Estrogen) are not in balance due to: disease, impairment or they are not producing the necessary levels because of age- as they used you will just spin your circles and get frustrated and not loose the weight. This is why with any exercise program is always best to have your doctor check your levels. A good trainer will spot this 'on', and I have to thank one of my past trainer(s) that noticed something was not right when we were exercising and increasing the weight and I noticed some issues with my health as well. He noted - I want you to ask your doctor for a full Testosterone, Estrogen panel to be done. Once you have the results let me see them and let's chat.
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    Nov 14, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    So far the only thing he's touched on in terms of chemical imbalances leading to obesity is insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome. And he advises to be tested for such imbalances if you think it may be an issue, but still holds that balancing calorie input vs calorie output, as well as balancing quality vs quantity of calories is ultimately the key to losing weight.
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    Nov 23, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    I've had the book for a while. The first time I skipped through the emotional eating parts thinking I didn't have to worry about that. As long as I worked out that would be fine. Long story short I didn't lose any fat and gained some. Now I'm more aware of the calories in vs out, stepping up my intensity and making more of my own meals. Too early to tell the gains but it seems to be working. Down about 4 pounds in 2 weeks (222.4 to 218.4) and I don't feel bloated anymore. I've had meals before where if I had to bend over to tie my shoes after I'd probably pop the button on my jeans.

    I was doing more cardio with the nicer weather and seeing almost no improvement overall. I was still eating large portions and not cranking it hard. I found toms advice the easiest to follow and don't mind being slightly hungry at varying times of the day.
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    Jan 21, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    tantiboh saidIt's very different for us endomorphs. I maintain about 16% body fat averaging about 1,800 calories a day.

    Right now, I'm cutting with a goal to hit 10%BF. To drop 2-3 lbs. per week, I have to average about 800 calories a day, about 50% protein. One cheat day per week and 2-3 hits of moderate cardio to keep my metabolism from freezing up.

    Your book might work for normal people. For dudes like me, starvation is about all that works.
    Yeah I'm an endomorph too. Shitsux. It's going to take me years of dedication just to lose these love-handles. And I don't even eat bread or carbs, and I work out.
    Starvation does help.
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    Jan 21, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    tantiboh saidIt's very different for us endomorphs. I maintain about 16% body fat averaging about 1,800 calories a day.

    Right now, I'm cutting with a goal to hit 10%BF. To drop 2-3 lbs. per week, I have to average about 800 calories a day, about 50% protein. One cheat day per week and 2-3 hits of moderate cardio to keep my metabolism from freezing up.

    Your book might work for normal people. For dudes like me, starvation is about all that works.


    You look spectacular for someone with such unforgiving genes. If you do reach 10% you will tread on meso territory. It will be very difficult to tell where you came from. This has good and bad implications.
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    Mar 01, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    o/ endomorph here - finding that a high fat low carb diet is helping - loosing about 1kg per week on 2200cals.