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2006/07/09 11:34:37 (permalink)

lifestyle change

i understand the eat big lift heavy theory if you wanna get big . my question is how do i eat/train if i wanna lose weight and tone up. i am 14 and a half stone down from 16 i would like idealy to be about 13 carrying as much muscle as poss. i have lost weight the stupid way missing meals etc but i know long term this is not good so i need a good plan for life. i was gonna try 3 days a week weights 3 days cardio is it best to do higher reps with lower weight or low reps with heavy weight. also i dont seem to feel full unless i eat junk food how do i get out of that i get cravings[im not pregnant ha ha ha] for crisps and other crap. there is not a lot vegetable wise i like this is also proving to be a problem.
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    Tenthghost
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 11:55:40 (permalink)
    hey mate then i use to well fat its easy to do just will power mate just think healthy

    Skill over Will
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 11:59:51 (permalink)
    Sounds like the voice in my head, are you my conscience?

    Very difficult to rid oneself of the cravings for junk food, especially if you have eaten as you please for any length of time, I still struggle with it and I have lost 4 1/2 stone, initailly by missing meals and having a good breakfast and lately by exercise and a proper eating regimen. Check out Toxic Toffee's cutting article and just do it, you must eat little and often to help fight off the feeling of hunger.

    Hunger is a matter of what you eat not necessarily how much you eat, junk food instantly satisfies your cravings, but quite often it is sugar based and will make you crave food again not long afterwards. Complex carbohydrates help to make you feel full longer, it takes longer to digest and will help stave off any cravings.

    The biggest problem for me, and I am sure for others, is changing a lifetimes habits, not unlike quitting smoking or drinking, it's a habit and something that has possibly been a habit for the best part of your adult life, you need to condition your mind in so much as prioritising what you really want, junk food or a healthy lifestyle. Every time you eat junk you take two steps backwards, only taking one step forwards towards your goal when eating healthily, it is easier to gain weight than loose it as I am sure you know all too well.

    I'm beginning to ramble on a bit now, but I think you know where am coming from, its your decision, your choice and no one can do it for you.

    As for training, many methods work, however light weight and many reps is not a recognised system for growth.

    Hope my mumblings help
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:01:55 (permalink)
    Fogot to mention, I like only three types of veg; carrots, corn and peas, I make up for this shortfall with fruit, plenty of it
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:07:55 (permalink)
    Hope my mumblings help



    very much thanx mate..
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:09:27 (permalink)
    i would agree with n35 on the training issue as im a big beleiver in maintaining heavy lifting while dieting. of course your poundages will natually drop a little, but the way the only thing that will stimulate muscle growth would be heavy training. in your case this you will be on reduced calories so wont have enought calores to grow but by lifitng heavy you'll be encouraging your body to hold on to and maintain as much muscel tissue as possible while in your dieting phase.

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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:13:50 (permalink)
    what sort of diet should i be looking at ie. amount of calories etc
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:14:54 (permalink)
    i understand the eat big lift heavy theory if you wanna get big . my question is how do i eat/train if i wanna lose weight and tone up.


    I take it you mean, lose bodyfat and gain muscular definition?

    Simple, eat well, add cardio, train as heavy as you can (as you should always do anyway) for 8 reps.

    Post your current diet up and then we can give advice.


     
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:22:12 (permalink)
    I also struggle to eat my veg, just try and find a few that you can handle and stick them in somewhere, i personally only ever eat broccoli, peppers, onion and sweetcorn. Should probably use a multi-vit... Good luck with the lifestyle change mate, some great advice already and if pays off well if you do it right.
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:30:56 (permalink)
    Post your current diet up and then we can give advice.


    dont have one as such. i just eat when im hungry. yesterday bowl of cereal 1130am curry and chips 1930 this is kinda normal for me there is no thought goes into it. also im not working so its a case of buying what i can afford which inevitably is crap..i think i need to put a little thought and planning into this i never realised how bad my diet was untill i just wrote it down.
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 12:57:51 (permalink)
    jeez, how much money do you want to spend a week on food roughly?
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 13:04:05 (permalink)
    when you get £60 a week on the sick after bills and gym fees dont leave a lot bro..
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 13:14:01 (permalink)
    Ouch.
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 13:16:32 (permalink)
    dont have one as such. i just eat when im hungry. yesterday bowl of cereal 1130am curry and chips 1930 this is kinda normal for me there is no thought goes into it. also im not working so its a case of buying what i can afford which inevitably is crap..i think i need to put a little thought and planning into this i never realised how bad my diet was untill i just wrote it down.


    Need to get this sorted, breakfast and meal timing are essential

    Check out some of Toxic Toffee's articles, here's one on Cutting. Also worth having a look through Thread for any current bargains, also worth reading through Toxic's Building Your House, elementary stuff, but always worth a re-read.

    I am sure there was one somewhere on the subject of bodybuilding / nutrition on a budget, aimed at people with minimum income / students, lots of good suggestions, but I can't remember where it was, maybe worth a search.
    post edited by northern35s - 2006/07/09 13:17:47
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 13:21:19 (permalink)
    Ouch.



    exactly
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 13:49:03 (permalink)
    i would like idealy to be about 13 carrying as much muscle as poss


    yesterday bowl of cereal 1130am curry and chips 1930 this is kinda normal for me there is no thought goes into it


    do you think those two statements are remotely related?

    also im not working so its a case of buying what i can afford which inevitably is crap


    poor excuse

    for less than the price of a burger king meal of packet of fags you have this

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_915134/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#915134

    this thread is not about help from us but simply putting an equation (which you know the answer to) into practise
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 13:53:26 (permalink)
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/m_915134/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#915134


    That's the one, maybe cutting on a budget is needed as well
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 13:55:39 (permalink)
    it may end up working out more expensive
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    RE: lifestyle change 2006/07/09 17:33:22 (permalink)
    i think a simple diet that i follow my self is to have complex carbs when needed ie pre work and post work and keep the rest of your meals portein and carbs based from meat and cottage cheese and fruit and veg and the last bit is cardio and **** loads of it

    Skill over Will
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