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Is my diet safe? And how do I prevent muscle loss?
Hi all, My names Connor and I'm new to these forums so excuse my mistakes if I've posted in the wrong section.
I've already lost 27 pounds, I'm in the "Average weight region" now by far but I'm now restarting up my diet to lose a little more fat while trying to tone up my body a little.
So I'm interested in losing about another 10-15 pounds in pure fat. I dont want to lose muscle. I'm eating mixed salad everyday, 3 times a day Also mixing in Chicken and cheese to round thing up a little. For Snacks I'm eating Apples, oranges and plums. Every night I'm going to the gym, Running around 2 miles a day, Doing dumbells, And weight machines.
Is this healthy? I dont want to lose muscle, Nor do I want my metabolism to slow down so when I come off the diet I stack loads of pounds on. Also, Give me suggestions on low calorie but high protein foods that I could also snack on or chuck in with my diet to help me out.
I think the best thing you can do is download the Fit2Fat radio podcasts. They're brilliant. By two guys. I can't remember what it's called but there's definately at least one podcast on the subject you're interested in. They talk common sense and the advice I've tried had worked for me. Good luck
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To get to the end of the rainbow I need to lose 42lbs.
To get into the overweight category 13 1/2 stone - Acheived 23rd September 2012
To get into the 'normal' category 11 1/2 stone -
2lbs of simulated fat. Mini Goals To get into the 15's 05/07/11 To get into the 14's 28/09/11 To get into the 13's 10/08/12 - that was a long struggle. it took a long time but I got there
To get into the 12's To get to 11stone.
The most important thing is to make sure you are eating enough protein! From what you've written it does not sound like you're getting enough, unless you're eating a lot of chicken per day.
Total weight lost so far: 45.¼ lb (25.¼ lb on JUDDD and 20 lb on Slim & Save)
Total weight left to lose: 27 lb My Diary Started JUDDD on 1st October 2012 weighing 14st 3.¼ lb Weight lost in Oct 2012: 10.¾ lb (13st 6.5 lb)
Weight lost in Nov 2012: 3.¾ lb (13st 2.¾ lb)
Weight lost in Dec 2012 (1st - 24th): 2.¾ lb (13st 0 lb) Had 10 days off plan over Christmas: Didn't weigh myself to find out how much I gained. Weight lost in Jan 2013 (4th - 31st): 4 lb (12st 10 lb)
Weight lost in Feb 2013: 2 lb (12st 8 lb)
15/03/13: -1.¼ lb (12st 6.¾ lb)
23/03/13: -0.¾ lb (12st 6 lb) Start weight & size: 15st 9.¼ lb, size 22-24
Current weight & size: 12st 6 lb, size 16-18 (18 is loose, 16 still slightly clingy)
Goal weight & size: 10st 7 lb, size 14
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It's important for you to get 5-8 meals a day to keep up your metabolism and by meal i mean between for example breakfast and lunch you could get some kind of protein bar, a salad mix or just a piece of fruit and then just drink lots of water all day long. you should get around 2 gram of protein to 1 kilo gram of your body weight a day, so if you weight 80 kilo gram you should get 160 gram of protein a day, that will bring the needed protein for your body to gain muscle while loosing body fat.
You say you go to the gym every night and do dumbbells and weight machines, but is it the same things you do in the gym every night? And do you use any kind of supplements like protein powder?
Also the more muscle you got the more calories do you burn every day.
Some good protein foods are chicken, egg whites, milk (0,1% fat), beans, low fat cheese, tuna, but you can always look on the declaration on the product and find out if it's high protein.
I hope this was helpful for you and please feel free to ask more questions
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Tuna got a lot of protein in it and that is what your muscles need to rebuild when you have been lifting weights.
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Diet: portion control
Start Date: 2/1/13
Start Weight: 16st6lb
Current Weight: 16st2lb
Goal Weight: 14st6lb
Goal Date: 30 April 2013
Start BMI: 34
Current BMI: 33.4
Goal BMI: 29.8
Total Weight Loss: 0st4lb
Weight to Lose: 1st10lb
% Lost 1.74%
Tuna contains zinc and i think you are not allowed to eat it more than 2-3 times a week. Check it out.
You say you are going to the gym every night, are you taking any days off? Your muscles need to recover after a weights session so I would recommend you alternate your sessions so you aren't resistance/weight training every night or you will do more harm that good. If you don't have a personal trainer speak to one at your gym and ask them to go through your program with you.
As for the diet, it doesn't look like you are eating enough. Your body still needs carbs so make sure you are getting a good balance of all the food groups. Have you tried a diet plate? They aren't cheap but they show exactly how to get the right balance
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when you are done dieting one way to avoid your metabolism from slowing down is to make sure not to skip meals, especially breakfast. Skipping meals will make your metabolism slow down more than anything except maybe age but that one you really can't control.
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