newbie that is stuck
- 07-21-2007, 11:38 AM
newbie that is stuck
I have recently went from about 240 to 160. I still have lower fat on abs and i cannot lose anything else. My calorie intake is about 1500 a day at least 200 grams of protein. I have tried cardio but i get winded walking and working out, much less riding a bike or running. I have tried to improve it little by litlle but to no prevail. I lift weights 4 times a week and dont know what else to do.
- 07-21-2007, 02:50 PM
First of all, Welcome to AM and congrats on your success! 240 to 160 that is amazing!
Winded walking? Asthma? Smoker?
07-21-2007, 02:57 PM
07-21-2007, 03:05 PM
Did you lose the weight in a short period of time? or gradually?
Could it be excess skin?
How tall are you? And do you happen to know your BF% (body fat)? Age?
How much cardio can you actually do? (distance or time)
07-21-2007, 03:10 PM
im 5 8 and i lost it in about a 11 months. no i dont know bf % i walk everyday but i have to break it down in about 5-8 minute increments so i try to do that 4 times a day
07-21-2007, 03:48 PM
You have a BMI (body mass index) of 24, which is considered normal or healthy weight.
With the information you have given, you should be able to do a bit more cardio.
Are you taking any supplements (or medications)?
At this time, the only thing I can suggest is to just slowly/gradually increase your cardio, to help with your breathing.
Anyone else have any other suggestions?
07-21-2007, 04:00 PM
07-24-2007, 11:21 AM
hey, i lost a bunch of weight like that too,and was on a very low calorie diet. it ended up that to be able to do cardio and keep burning fat i had to eat a little more cuz my body was shutting down when i put a strain on it. I had zero energy, was winded when i did cardio and felt like i was gonna die. Ate a little more food everyday, i just added some slow digesting carbs and another serving a of meat a day, after a week or so i was able to start hitting the cardio and lost some more bf.
07-24-2007, 11:54 AM
Your Cals are still extremely low.
I would go for a period of maintenance or slightly above cals, for a week or 2.
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