Losing fat and definition

  • paduk

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    Dec 07, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Hi Everybody,
    I have started to train a couple a years ago after having lost 32 kg which I think is 70 lbs, I use to weigh 220 and now i am down to 150lbs and my height is 6 feet...(hope these figures make sense).
    I am thin now but my body lacks of muscles and definition plus I have some areas, stomach, love handles and butt that are terrible to look at.icon_evil.gif
    The first year of my training has being very light as I was completely out of shape and plus I suffer from crohn desease so sometime I can't be very regulary to the gym.
    The second year I have started to mix lots of stuff up, cardio (treadmill and eliptical), swimming, walking average 3 miles per day, weights a couple of time per week and yoga 2-3 times for week.
    Now,I can see my body changing but the critical points (stomach, butt and love handles are still there).
    I eat properly,lean meat,fish, vegetables, fruit, seeds, whole bread and pasta,just during the weekend I tend to be a bit more free.
    Now, My question is, where am I making mistakes? and how can I target local fat?
    Thanks a lot


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    Dec 08, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
    You can't spot train. If you gained/lost weight rapidly, the skin probably tore and you have stretch marks. Your skin will not shrink and muscle definition will not appear. You need to eat more... and eat the right kinds of food. Train hard and eat more protein. To build mass you need to eat and train. It makes more sense to bulk up and then cut. You are probably calorie deficient therefore ur body is acting as a fat storing machine rather than fat burning.
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Sounds dead on.
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    Dec 08, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    just a thought,
    If you have Crohn maybe it would be wise to consult a sport nutritionist.
    No need to provoke inflammation through improper food if it can be avoided.
    I know Crohn is weird as some people with it can eat stuff that others can't.
    Maybe you already have all that figured out , but as you try to gain muscle and lose fat, nutrition goes beyond the ordinary.

  • paduk

    Posts: 58

    Dec 09, 2009 1:04 AM GMT
    I have a lot of skin marks partly due to the weight loss partly for the tons of cortisone I have been taking.
    You are right, I should try to get in touch with some experts to guide me.
    The fact is I can't eat so many proteins as my crohn would go crazy not to talk about the protein supplements.
    Thanks for your help guys...see you here :-))
  • TexanMan82

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    Dec 09, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
    Definitely talk to a doctor. I would steer clear of message board advice when dealing with something like Crohn's.

    Good luck!