10 pounds left
- 08-22-2009, 01:01 PM
10 pounds left
I have about 10 pounds of body fat I want to lose around the mid section (hips, belly button region) Although you can't target where the body burns fat at I was wondering out if someone could give me some advice. I lost about 25 pounds by eating like 1200 - 1500 calories a few months ago. My maintenance calories are 2700, My BMR is 2050, I burn 250 calories 6-7 days a week from walking, and i guess 300 - 500 from lifting 5 days a week. I have gained a little muscle mass and do not want to lose it. I will however lose some of it if I can lose this belly faster. What amount of calories do you recommend I take in to lose the unwanted weight?
- 08-23-2009, 03:07 PM
- 08-23-2009, 03:16 PM
1200-1500 cals will defnitely have you losing muscle. I'd say 2000 would be a good place for you at the lowest - thats 11cals/lb. at 185. You know what's been working for me? Fasted AM HIIT cardio. I go to the track and sprint half of a quarter mile track and jog/walk the other half. Dermatherm target can also help with fat loss from the lower abdomin and the CLA is an excellent product as well.Back.... for real this time
08-23-2009, 03:20 PM
I'd suggest upping your protein and keeping a clean diet, eating frequently, and getting plenty of good fats (especially EPA/fish oil). You can focus on gaining lean tissue and the fat deposits will diminish as you make gains. As your chest grows/muscle bellies expand, it will create a more desirable taper and pull the abdominal skin a little tighter. Basically, forget about the scale and focus on gaining some lean tissue without the overspill from a unclean diet.
08-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Back.... for real this time
08-23-2009, 06:32 PM
you guys give me a list of clean diet foods? I will eat 2000 cals a day of nothing but the foods you say are best. When I eat 2500-3000 cals I feel fatter and can actually tell after 4-5 days that I added unwanted weight around lower ab area
08-23-2009, 07:30 PM
It would be easier if you posted your diet... and then have others critique your current food choices.
08-27-2009, 10:43 PM
Look into EPA fish oils, acetyl L Carnitine, Sesamin Oil and Raspberry ketones. 1200-1500 calories is far too low to expect any kind of gains in muscle mass. I would be eating at least 2000, incorporate some of these supps and do 15 minutes of HIIT followed by 45 minutes steady state cardio 3-5 days a week.
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