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  • Deleted user 13 July 2006 17:23:33
    @Bodybuilder

    You are loosing touch with the vast majority. For mot people simply doing 3 1/2 hour workouts a week and "eating right" will get them the results they want (but maybe not as fast as they want!)
    IMO your suggestions, although entirely correct, could be seen as intimidating and unachievable for your average guy.
    The kind of nutritional guidelines you are suggesting is incredibly difficult to maintain unless you make it your life.

    So:

    Cut down the portions, especially carbs at dinner.

    Cut way down on saturated fats (like those found in meat and dairy),

    Try to boost your metabolism any way you can: frequent but small meals (not snack 'junk' food though) - especially in the mornings; excersice whenever you can fit it in.

    Just generally be more active - go for walks, walk to the local shops etc.

    The pounds will drop off. It takes time, but you have to be in it for the long haul if you're at all serious.
  • blue_room 13 Jul 2006 17:24:33 97 posts
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    The Bodybuilder wrote:
    Not to talk about the rebound effect.


    so what's this rebound effect lark?
  • King_Cnut 13 Jul 2006 17:41:27 615 posts
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    Ask yourself a couple of questions:

    1. Do you like food?
    2. Do you like beer?

    If it's yes to both, the only way to avoid getting fat is to be miserable, and not enjoy life, so just try and do a bit of exercise and keep having fun.

    1 out of 2, and you stand a chance of remaining slim, by cutting down on the one your not bothered about. And do excercise.

    Currently for me, it's yes to both, and I'm doing nothing. Starting rugby again in August / September though.
  • Grunk 13 Jul 2006 17:43:50 4,718 posts
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    Get yourself a part time job in a busy bar.

    lose lots of weight and get the amorous advances of drunk patrons.
  • souljah 13 Jul 2006 17:46:57 4,701 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    Or you'll get Parkinsons.

    0_o

    Thats me fooked right there, so it is.
  • Dougs 13 Jul 2006 18:07:08 69,012 posts
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    The other thing to add, is the intensity of your workout. Again, this all depends how much you want to lose, but a cardio workout for longer at a lower intensity will be better than 10 or 15 minutes here and there, due to the way the body uses energy sources.

    But James, Bertie and Bodybuilder (for the really dedicated!) have got it pretty much nailed on
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  • phAge 14 Dec 2012 13:52:52 24,411 posts
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    I've gone from 86 kgs. to 76 in 2012 simply by biking to work (15 km/day) and cutting down a bit on carbs (eating salad instead of potatoes for lunch, saying no to cake at the office, that sort of thing).

    Still regularly go all-in on the good stuff, and I can't say I feel like I'm missing out - but it is really, really nice not to feel like a tubby bast and to be able to choose shirts that look nice without having to worry (much) about the fit.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Dec 2012 13:54:51 39,282 posts
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    That's nice dear.

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  • phAge 14 Dec 2012 13:55:41 24,411 posts
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    Cheers. :)
  • Vortex808 14 Dec 2012 13:59:28 7,448 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    saying no to cake at the office, that sort of thing).

    We've had some form of cake every day this week at work so far.

    I really wish the chest cold I have would bugger off so I could go for a run again and make a pre-emptive xmas bloat prevention strike.

    Admittedly, it's probably more of a 'limiting' rather than prevention thing though. I aim to go for the gusto whilst on holiday. :)
  • craigy Staff 14 Dec 2012 14:01:53 7,767 posts
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    Cool story, bro! I've gone down from 90kg to 75kg this year, so I win. :D
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 14 Dec 2012 14:04:52 10,861 posts
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    @craigy You were looking pretty buff at the expo. Congrats :)
  • craigy Staff 14 Dec 2012 14:06:31 7,767 posts
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    Aww shucks. I wondered who kept trying to fondle my bum. I assumed it was KSI.
  • phAge 14 Dec 2012 14:07:38 24,411 posts
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    According to the wonderful world of BMI calculators I'd be well fit if I was 68 kg - so this isn't over!

    (Actually, it is - if I was 68kg I'd look like Gareth from The Office but with shorter hair. And glasses).
  • craigy Staff 14 Dec 2012 14:09:27 7,767 posts
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    Cycling 15km/day is pretty impressive stuff, BTW!
  • captbirdseye 14 Dec 2012 14:09:33 5,255 posts
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    BMI sucks for muscle monsters like me bro!
  • UncleLou Moderator 14 Dec 2012 14:10:11 35,785 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    According to the wonderful world of BMI calculators I'd be well fit if I was 68 kg - so this isn't over!
    Hobbit, much? :)
  • phAge 14 Dec 2012 14:11:20 24,411 posts
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    181(-ish) centimetres of prime Danish bacon dude!
  • phAge 14 Dec 2012 14:14:56 24,411 posts
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    @craigy It's actually not too much of a bother (though pretty heavily heavily influenced by the weather, obv) - a bit less than half an hour to and from is just right and a nice way to clear your head after a long day at the office.

    I have a mate who lives in the same building who takes the car to work from time to time and I actually prefer to bike if it isn't raining.
  • mikew1985 14 Dec 2012 14:20:32 12,972 posts
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    phAge wrote:
    181(-ish) centimetres of prime Danish bacon dude!
    Wait, what? There's no way in hell you should be looking to get to that weight! You're already too thin at in the mid 70s range I would say.

    I'm about the same height and I'm around 81-82. If I dropped to 68 I'd be horribly unhealthy and unfit.

    The lowest I've gone is 77 and i looked emaciated.
  • mrpon 14 Dec 2012 14:21:14 29,390 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    That's nice dear.
    ^^ fatty

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • phAge 14 Dec 2012 14:23:53 24,411 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    phAge wrote:
    181(-ish) centimetres of prime Danish bacon dude!
    Wait, what? There's no way in hell you should be looking to get to that weight! You're already too thin at in the mid 70s range I would say.

    I'm about the same height and I'm around 81-82. If I dropped to 68 I'd be horribly unhealthy and unfit.

    The lowest I've gone is 77 and i looked emaciated.
    Yeah - I was just joking - BMI is only intended to measure population groups, not individuals (a fact that apparently escapes most "fitness sites"). :)

    I reckon that around 76 is about right for me - although obviously that could change when (if...) I decide to bulk up on muscle.
  • Cappy 14 Dec 2012 14:24:05 12,086 posts
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    I used to cycle 25 miles a day, five days a week, plus another 10-15 over the weekend.

    The real only noticeable effect was me falling asleep within minutes of getting home from work.
  • phAge 14 Dec 2012 14:28:49 24,411 posts
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    Really? I burn ~200 kcal a day just by cycling to and from work, which should (in theory and all other things being equal) equate to a weight loss of about 600 gr/month.
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