YB
BannerBanner

Not losing weight

Author
jazzyjeff
New Member
  • Total Posts : 27
  • Reward points: 6062
  • Joined: 2004/02/05 14:33:25
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Status: offline
2005/08/01 13:51:14 (permalink)
0

Not losing weight

I am trying to lose 40lbs of weight (fat) - my timescale is set to 20 weeks ( 2lbs a week right?)

My current diet is as follows:

Daily Diet:

7:00AM
20g Whey Protein + 250ML water
Multi Vit, stacks

9AM TRAINING

Post-Workout 10:00am
40g Protein shake

10:30AM
2egg whites 1 whole eggs (3 eggs)
2 pieces brown Toast with Olive Oil spread
.5 cup Old Fashion Oats
200ML Semi Skimmed milk


12:30PM
Can of Tuna
Jacket Potatoe + Salad

2:30PM
Tuna Sarnie (brown bread) + low fat Mayo

4:00PM
40g Whey Protein in 250ML water

6:00PM
Chicken Breast
Boiled Potatoes
Veggies
Salad

Evening 8:00PM
40g Whey Protein with water

9:00PM

45 minute swim

Train 4 times a week

Swim every weekday evening

I know I need to eat something after my swim but I am fearful of eating before going to sleep. Due to family committments I cannot swim earlier.

Over the last four weeks I have been unable to shed 1lb.
I have real problems eating in the morning, and in-fact can go to the gym on an empty stomach. Usually, when I eat early in the morning I feel sick during my training and I end up having a very poor workout, gipping throughout. I have tried eating a full breakfast and waiting 2-3 hours before I train but I just cannot "stomach" it.

Next week I have to start training at 6:30AM due to work committments (very weird hours), therefore will require a re-adjustment to my diet.

My current stats are:

Height: 5ft 8 inches
Weight: 100KGs (I know - short and fat)

Intended weight 80KG

I wonder if you guys could give me some saintly advice?

Thanx in advance
#1

13 Replies Related Threads

    pulsar
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 711
    • Reward points: 9926
    • Joined: 2005/06/11 11:07:32
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 13:59:31 (permalink)
    0
    hi mate
    Several things .. first your diet seems ok but there is alot of protein powder and not so much solid food .. Have you worked out your cals in vs your cals out .. if you are not in deficit then you will not shed fat .. also is the swimming your only cardio ? as IMHO swimming is very poor for fat burn due to a) you body being supported by water and b) the low temp tends to increase appetite ..

    Having said all that when i was really big and started on a fat loss prog for the first time it took 4-6 weeks for me to lose a single lb .. I put it down to your body taking a min or two to react esp if its been used to being big ... after the inital lead in the weight flew off me . so maybe all you need to do it perservere

    *** GO INTENSE OR GO HOME !!! ***
    #2
    cliff_vtr
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 12045
    • Reward points: 8622
    • Joined: 2004/04/29 18:15:01
    • Location: Nr Bournemouth
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 14:10:56 (permalink)
    0
    swimming is an excellent exercise IMO.

    more fruit.

    eat before bed, no need to be afraid

    move
    12.30 - 1.30
    lose the 4pm meal
    2.30 - 4.30
    6 - 7.30
    then something small before bed
    #3
    jazzyjeff
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 27
    • Reward points: 6062
    • Joined: 2004/02/05 14:33:25
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 14:19:47 (permalink)
    0
    Pulsar: Thanks for the reply.

    I know my diet is dependant heavily on powders but this is due to the fact that I am from an ethnic background and find it difficult to adjust to this type of food. Also, I study at university, work and have a family to look after - I find it alot easier and quicker to use the protein blends. Having said that I am willing to use "solid" foods if it will help.

    In terms of cals in and cals out - again I have found it difficult to do the calculations, however, I have used the formula in Anita Beans book A Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition pg 118-119 to work out my caloric intake. I was thinking of posting the calculations on this forum and how i worked mine out. I will do this shortly.

    As for swimming - My problem is that I had a car accident a year ago and injured my knee and neck - hence my severe weight problem. I have tried the Crosstrainer, Treadmill, Cycling and Rowing and this simply results in my injured knee swelling up - to the point that I find it difficult to walk. I used the term "swimming" loosely. In actual fact I run in the swimming pool, 50 meter lengths for 45 mins with the occasional breastroke. The water makes it a very low impact environment and its resistence helps my knees in that I have had zero swelling.

    Finally, I forgot to add that I have been on the above diet since late May. I started at 17stone 2lbs and lost nearly a stone and a half in the first few weeks. It just that in the last few weeks I have hit a plateau in weight loss....

    Thank you for you input.
    #4
    pulsar
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 711
    • Reward points: 9926
    • Joined: 2005/06/11 11:07:32
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 14:23:22 (permalink)
    0
    Ah the plateau .. Yes mate that happens I know .. keep at it and you will prob see you will start losing fat again after a while .. do you train with weights ? that was not entirely clear from the original post ?

    *** GO INTENSE OR GO HOME !!! ***
    #5
    jazzyjeff
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 27
    • Reward points: 6062
    • Joined: 2004/02/05 14:33:25
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 14:28:42 (permalink)
    0
    Sorry guys

    I know I seem to be making excuses for my situation, but honestly, if I could hit the weight that I have set for myself it would be an incredible personal achievement for me.

    When I had the road accident my doctors were saying that it would be unlikely that I could return to bodybuilding. I have gone a step further and intend to prove to them that I can achieve my goals so long as I work hard at them. They just do not seem to understand how depressing it can get if you do not train on a regular basis.

    I am determined to prove them wrong!!!!
    #6
    cliff_vtr
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 12045
    • Reward points: 8622
    • Joined: 2004/04/29 18:15:01
    • Location: Nr Bournemouth
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 14:28:50 (permalink)
    0
    have you had your knee looked at, is it fixable ???

    solid food is more filling both physically and mentally. Chewing makes you feel more satisfied.

    Eat lots of fruit and veg, its not very cal dense. 100g of veg is about 25cals which is almost nothing, compare that to 100g of pasta which is about 350cals.

    Paul
    #7
    jazzyjeff
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 27
    • Reward points: 6062
    • Joined: 2004/02/05 14:33:25
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 14:59:33 (permalink)
    0
    cliff_vtr - Thanks for the advice mate, I will put it into effect immediately.

    I have spent a small fortune seeking out Physio's who are sympathetic to the Weight Lifting/BodyBuilding cause.

    My Orthopaedic Consultant point blank said I was not to do this type of exercise, and I am NOT advocating to anyone to go against their Doctors advice. However, I was convinced that lifting weight would help my rehab.

    The Consultant was surprised when I told him a couple of weeks ago that I had been weight training four times a week for the last nine weeks. However, when he saw the results he said it was fine so long as I did not push it. That has been the key - not to push it.

    In terms of my neck - the physio's told me what exercises to do and which ones to avoid. I do not do Deadlifts, squats and Bent-over rows, I have substituted them with other back exercises ( pull ups, Pull downs etc).

    My knees cannot be fixed, however, I have been doing light leg exts and will be moving onto Hack squats, (terrible for the knees but will be starting from doing 5KG plates on each side and building the poundage on a two weekly basis). I can feel the strength coming back slowly.

    Its is just my diet that needs to be sorted now.
    #8
    cliff_vtr
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 12045
    • Reward points: 8622
    • Joined: 2004/04/29 18:15:01
    • Location: Nr Bournemouth
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 15:10:26 (permalink)
    0
    keep at the diet and cardio, make small changes regularly everytime you stop making progress. Make sure you are doing loads of cardio, I mean everyday if you can. Personally I find it easier to burn 200cals in cardio rather than drop another 200cals off my diet.

    An example of the veg is I have recently swapped ~75g (handful) of oven chips for another 50g+ of veg. The veg is more filling and a fraction of the cals. Always go for wet foods, dried foods are not so filling initially until they absorb water which makes it harder to monitor how full you are as there tends to be a delay.

    Also there are a variety of fat burners which can help at times when you are sedentary. Also they can help curb appetite a little though IMO they an extra little boost ontop of cardio and diet.

    Paul
    #9
    The Graduate
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 2818
    • Reward points: 9975
    • Joined: 2003/09/30 10:48:09
    • Location: Hove
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 15:16:16 (permalink)
    0
    diet looks to be lacking in EFAs, try adding in some oily fish or get some capsules.

    Seems like you are very determined and i hope it all goes well for you.
    #10
    pulsar
    Olympian Member
    • Total Posts : 711
    • Reward points: 9926
    • Joined: 2005/06/11 11:07:32
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 15:21:44 (permalink)
    0
    Yeah with a great attitude like that you will suceed mate just keep at it ..

    *** GO INTENSE OR GO HOME !!! ***
    #11
    SavageBLADE
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 84
    • Reward points: 6426
    • Joined: 2004/10/20 21:18:41
    • Location: South East Tip
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 18:57:29 (permalink)
    0
    Diet looks good but you need to cut out the whey, Shawn Ray never took supplements when he was in his prime and you don't need to either, supplements on the whole are a billion dollar industry based on getting fat on hard gainners. Cut the whey stay with the clean food and the weight will drop. If your not on drugs this is the way to go. Eat often, don't cut out the meals even if it's half a cup of brown rice and half a chicken breast, the name of the game is to keep your MR moving.

    Post an update on how your doing.

    Ade the Blade, Dover.
    #12
    jaybrown
    Senior Member
    • Total Posts : 194
    • Reward points: 3930
    • Joined: 2005/05/16 14:38:52
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 20:52:22 (permalink)
    0
    I always thought it was better to do cardio am and then weights pm. Could you switch these around?
    #13
    OoOGazOoO
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 21619
    • Reward points: 6505
    • Joined: 2004/08/15 17:30:29
    • Location: Lincs United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    RE: Not losing weight 2005/08/01 22:11:24 (permalink)
    0
    Its fine to switch the two around, but make sure you get some good quality calories inside you before you hit the weights in the morning, you don't want to be doing an anaerobic event on a fasted stomach, take some carbs and some protein.

    If you do the cardio in the evening, try not to eat too many carbs say 4/5 hours before the cardio, this way, if it is low intensity, there will be a higher proportion of fat burned in the ratio between itself and carbohydrates.
    #14
    Jump to:
    ©2018 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited.
    (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | earnings disclaimer | contact us | supported by)
    © 2018 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5