just plain weight loss
- 09-25-2010, 04:54 AM
just plain weight loss
hey y'all, I need to drop 20 pounds.
basically my vice is pop, i drink the stuff constantly. im guessing maybe 1000 (not a typo... thats a thousand) cals a day just from the soda. that and the fact i dont ever do cardio.
how often should i do cardio? what type of cardio? elliptical? treadmill?
and how long should i do it for?
im hoping for some drastic stuff, maybe 5-7 pounds a week. not because i NEED to lose it quick, mostly because i dont want to be doind this stuff too long, i think ill lose intrest and stop.
thanks in advance
- 09-25-2010, 09:04 AM
- 09-25-2010, 09:17 AM
09-25-2010, 10:47 AM
fix your diet first if you don't there is no point. even if you lose the weight with a bad diet it will came back
09-25-2010, 10:53 AM
you must learn to eat properly and drop the soda. if you lose interest and quit, then you dont want to lose weight that bad. discipline and dedication is what you must work on.
09-25-2010, 02:35 PM
Second, forget about SCALE WEIGHT and focus on BODY COMPOSITION - scale weight is IRrelevant, unless you're an athlete needing to make weight for a weight class.
Third, cardio is NOT necessary for fat loss.
Next, if you drop weight that fast, be aware that it'll be just food and water weight in the first week, and every week after that, the weight loss will be slower, especially if it's just FAT - you don't want more than ~2.2lb loss per week, and 1lb per week is the recommended loss for better in keeping it off.
Finally, I highly recommend that you read The 3 Keys to Fat Loss for comprehensive advice and information re nutrition and training for FAT loss.
The Primordial Woman
09-25-2010, 02:51 PM
What are you willing to sacrifice? I can tell you that those sodas are full of useless carbs which are just making you store more fat, etc. If you cut those out completely for a few short weeks I guarantee you will see progress in the mirror. And rosie is right, weight on a scale is just weight on a scale. How your body looks from week to week is gonna be the biggest motivation to keep you going. 1000 cals from soda?? thats 250 grams of simple sugars every day....
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09-27-2010, 01:06 AM
thanks for all the quick reply's everyone
I guess i forgot to say that im not drinking soda anymore haha.
As for 'diet' im basically cutting the bread intake. IM easting pasta on wedensdays as a carbo load for heavy day on my powerlifting cycle, but other than that bread is pretty much out.
thanks for the poundage advice, you guys are right, weight means nothing, i KNOW that but i seem to forget it every time I feel unsatisfied with my fat % and want to slim down.
so now that you guys know im cutting the bread and pop out, what do you advise for cardio?
thanks again for the quick reply
09-27-2010, 01:25 AM
09-27-2010, 09:44 AM
09-28-2010, 01:39 AM
The only proven way to do it that is tried and tested for the past 13743646 years is proper diet and exercise.
1000 cals a day from a terrible source loaded with simple sugars are going to set you backwards.
10-01-2010, 11:46 AM
problem solved. I found a boxing gym. ( a real one, not that sissy cardio boxing bs)
started 305, down to 297 with cutting out pop and bread, expect to hit my 'athlete weight,' 275, in a month or so of boxing training.
thanks for you help y'all
10-02-2010, 01:34 AM
Fight cardio is amazing, but don't cut out lifting. Cardio you really only burn energy during workouts.
Lifting and tearing muscle fibers your body expends energy over long periods of time repairing your muscles, afaik.
10-04-2010, 10:12 AM
Also remember that after your 90 days you need to KEEP working out. Gym, another round of p90x anything, just keep going after your rest period.
Also, be careful... If your not eating and drinking properly it can be quiet detrimental to your health.
10-04-2010, 05:19 PM
10-05-2010, 03:10 PM
Everything works for a while, nothing works forever. As simple as it sounds, keeping a food log is probably the number one way to lose weight. When you start looking at all the crap you eat on a daily basis, you start making changes to it without even trying, just so you don't have to face yourself. It only works if you're honest or have someone to hold you accountable though.
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