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Just general advice on dieting.

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2005/07/20 20:30:19 (permalink)

Just general advice on dieting.

Hi guys ive been slowly tightening up my diet over the past 8 weeks and slowly decreasing my carbs and increasing my fat and protein intake slightly. I started dieting properly 3 weeks ago and have been losing about 2-3lb the last few weeks. Im training weights 4 times a week and doing c.v twice a week and also taking eph25+, CEE (which has actually increased my strength while dieting). Should i contine keeping the cardio down until i stop losing the weight then increase it? I dieted last year but made all my portions and calories way to low and lost alot of size whilst doing cardio 4 times a week am. Im not looking as full anymore which will be due to carb depletion but strength is still very good and actually getting stronger on certain exercises. I know my carbs can get lowered more but getting moody enough as it is and might have an apple in the evening if things get to bad. ust wondered what your guys opinions where and what ud do?

A weight training day eg of diet.
8am 25g whey in water
8.30am 1 slice granary bread, olive oil spread, 1 whole egg 4 whites, 25g whey with 1 tablespoon 3-6-9 oil blend, 2 fish oil caps piece of fruit and 1 eph25+
10.30 train
11.30 50g whey in water and 10g l glutamine
12.30 handful of wholemeal pasta, microwave steam veg, half tin chopped tomatoes, chicken or tin of tuna, muller light yoghurt, 2 fish oil caps
3.00 tin of tuna + 25g whey or 2 chicken breasts with 25g almonds 1 eph25+
6.00 chicken/tuna/steak/lean mince (turkey/beef)/fish with veg 2 fish oil caps
8.30 tuna or eggs or chicken with tablespoon olive oil
10. 10g L glutamine and ZMA
11. 200ml skimmed milk and 35g whey in water and tablespoon 3-6-9 oil blend
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    RE: Just general advice on dieting. 2005/07/20 20:34:30 (permalink)
    I think doing cardio is one of the most important things.far better to introduce more cardio before you reduce cals IMO.

    My other ideas include consuming more fibrous carbs and keeping a very very tight rein on starchy carbs, but then once a week having a refeed day to top up the carb stores

    I tend to have whey in water on waking, PWO and cottage cheese at bed.

    5 further meals....each based mainly around protein with veg....and I eat oily fish at least once daily for its good fat content.

    Its all about food choice and portion size.
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    RE: Just general advice on dieting. 2005/07/20 21:28:55 (permalink)
    Thanx nick. Have been following ur progress journal. Your actually very local to me. So guess its time to start increasing my carbs slightly and increase c.v then. i see most of your carbs come from veg. Just very weiry of losing as much muscle as i did last time. But will def incorporate a highish carb reloading day.
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    RE: Just general advice on dieting. 2005/07/20 21:57:45 (permalink)
    How local bud?

    Something I have found is that a litle muscle loss from dieting is inevitable....SO.....introduce more and more cardio before you go ultra low on cals etc...of course cardiio CAN be catabolic.....but I think less so than getting your diet wrong can be catabolic.

    I tend for the best part to keep my cardio low intensity...this I find is the best option for me.

    The fibrous carbs are great too..the add variety and color to your plate and help fill you up......I was basically eating only fibrous carbs until my refeed days.

    I made lots of mistakes on my cut before my holiday tho..so dont look to close at journal lol - I did at one stage have an 8kg weight loss tho... But I also lost my way...but its all a big learning curve!

    Good luck anyway matey
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    RE: Just general advice on dieting. 2005/07/20 22:05:39 (permalink)
    Im in hastings mate. I think my biggest problem is fear of gettin to small again and losing way to much muscle but need to get my body fat down then i can see exactly what i have got and what areas i need to focus on etc....
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    RE: Just general advice on dieting. 2005/07/20 22:12:24 (permalink)
    Ive been in the same position....Ive been up to around 100kg and you think ..ok Ill diet donw to 90kg and see how I look ripped....however you get to 90kg and realise its gonna be 80kg to be ripped....then you get to 85kg and think sh*t.....where has my size gone?

    TBH.IM treading water at the mo...not sure where Im gonna go or take it now....staying lean for me means lots of cardio and food deprivation! getting bigger means geting fatter.....there must be easier sports lol

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    RE: Just general advice on dieting. 2005/07/20 22:28:31 (permalink)
    Yeah i hear what your saying there, putting on size i have no problem its just when the top comes off the belly looks real bad! Its just deciding whats more important i guess. They need to bring out a magic pill that you can take that will burn away the fat u dont need! Id be happy maintaing 12-15% bodyfat.
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