I want to begin anew!

  • DarMar106

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    Apr 23, 2010 4:09 AM GMT

    Here's my story, Freshmen year high school, so 6 years ago i think; I was weighing about 200 lbs. Then the following year I joined wrestling and i lost ALOT of weight. By the end of the of my sophmore year i was about 145lbs. Unfortunately for as much as i worked out i never really gained any muscle. I probably kept my weight off but i never got anywhere. Worked out 3 days a week, ran 5 days a week. Now fast forward to college, i began to live on my own and eating crappy food = Fast food is a cruel an tempting mistress let me tell you. But my first year i did ok, I ate crap sure but i worked out enough that i was able to keep it down. Then i end up getting mono and strep throat for a week and that completely screwed up my body and flow. Since then Ive just been lazy when i go workout, not as disciplined as I used to be. Oh sure i would get my self to run every once in awhile but when it came to lifting i would get lazy.

    So here's my present, I kind go between 160-170. My goals are to gain some muscle but I don't want to get fat again. One of my main problem has probably been my diet, but there's so many "do this" and "try that" diets its hard to know which is which. So I'm starting over, almost as if im a beginner. So any advice ya'll can give? If there's any holes in my info that need to be filled, ill be happy to oblige
  • DarMar106

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    Apr 30, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    *crickets*
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    Apr 30, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    Hey man don't diet just start eating healthy. Eat lots of veggies and fruit and protein and stay away from junk/fast food. Keep lifting weights for muscle and do a bit of cardio to help with the fat. Lifting weights also burns fat so as long as your doing those, the only thing you really have to watch is what you put in your mouth. It takes time and dedication, just keep at it.
  • TR_Latitude10

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    Apr 30, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    do a forum search for "abs diet". This is a book written by Men's Health editor. It helps you identify good, healthy things to eat. It is not a "diet" meaning a prescribed caloric intake or restriction of certain food groups. It helped me figure out how to create a healthy, balanced way of eating.
  • DarMar106

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    May 01, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    So the main key is as the old saying goes "you are what you eat". makes sense. What about those meal plans some guys do where they have like 6 small meal a day? should i do that or even the 3 meals and small snack alright?
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    May 01, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    DarMar106 saidSo the main key is as the old saying goes "you are what you eat". makes sense. What about those meal plans some guys do where they have like 6 small meal a day? should i do that or even the 3 meals and small snack alright?



    Theres not really any set rule. I prefer 3 big meals because I don't like to snack. Basically just listen to your body. If you feel you should eat more than do it. If not, eat less. Its hard to know at first but you'll get in touch with your body more as time goes on. But make sure you get enough protein daily, because protein is the building block of muscle. If you don't get enough( roughly a gram and a half per pound of bodyweight daily) you simply wont grow. Take protein powder its cheap and that way if you miss a meal or two, youll still get adequate protein amount