The Weight Loss Thread
#1
Officially started back with my on and off again diet I done in Korea. 

I really need to lose this excess fat and get in better shape. 

Havent checked a scale in awhile but I would guess I am about 86-88kg. 

I am only 5'9, so that is a lot of weight for my height. 

Luckily it is distributed where I don't look much overweight. 

Gonna track my weekly weight loss here. 

Only eating one main meal a day with something light and small at night worked well for me in Korea. Went from 92kg to 86kg only doing that diet at most 1 month total. 

I want to get down to 75kg and see how I am looking. Main thing I want is to get a slimmer waist, face and legs. Will allow me to look better physically and in clothes. 

I will also start to go to gym 3 times a week and hopefully play tennis or basketball 2 times a week. 

But that will be in the coming weeks.
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#2
I'm also getting fat and am not sure what to think about it.

I'm fit: I can do 10 pull-ups, bike 150 km in one day on a whim, play any sport, and am generally healthy enough. But I also have a little beer belly that I'd like to get rid of.

So now it's a constant battle in my head: do I give a fuck or not? As I said it's not impacting my health and mobility, and I'm in a LTR with a girl who doesn't mind and even thinks it's "cute". If I was single things might differ.

I REALLY like fried chicken, pizza, oily fuckin Chinese food, beer, nachos, burgers, and cutting fat food altogether from my life might give me a chiseled build, but I'd be unhappy. I don't care for anything sugary (ice cream, cakes, cookies, sugary drinks) or junk food in the proper sense of the word (chips, fries, crappy McD burgers made from 100% artificial shit) and I do like most healthy foods. I just overeat because eating has gotta be my favorite pleasure in life, even more than sex or inebriation.

Best of success with your endeavor, man. Keep us posted.
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#3
Eat extremely low carb, high protein and high fat meals. Do 30-60 minute cardio on an empty stomach in the morning or HIIT, and calisthenics or compound weightlifting at the gym. Body fat should start flying off. I'm trying to do the same.

I know it's kind of hard to eat right in Asia with rice and noodles everywhere and not much cheap protein sources.

Also look into "Rapid Fat Loss/Protein-Spared Modified Fasting" by Lyle McDonald for a quick fat shed diet. Or the Keto Diet.
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#4
Dash sounds like your on the right track, Shalabadoo keep the weight off now. Word of advice is harder it gets to shed the weight the older you get.

Good healthy rule of thumb 1 to 1.5 lbs a week average of weight loss, with good exercise should keep your muscle and lose the fat.

Reminder sodium intake can fluctuate water retention by 5 lbs a day. So if the scale jumps on you, think what did you eat the day before.

Been working on the this for two years now, Basically what Vic described. I loss 80lbs, took my BF% from 40s down to high teens. Now currently have a home gym set up working on power lifting for fun, with a lot of conditioning work.
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#5
(06-05-2017, 08:29 AM)shalabadoo Wrote: I'm also getting fat and am not sure what to think about it.

I'm fit: I can do 10 pull-ups, bike 150 km in one day on a whim, play any sport, and am generally healthy enough. But I also have a little beer belly that I'd like to get rid of.

So now it's a constant battle in my head: do I give a fuck or not? As I said it's not impacting my health and mobility, and I'm in a LTR with a girl who doesn't mind and even thinks it's "cute". If I was single things might differ.

I REALLY like fried chicken, pizza, oily fuckin Chinese food, beer, nachos, burgers, and cutting fat food altogether from my life might give me a chiseled build, but I'd be unhappy. I don't care for anything sugary (ice cream, cakes, cookies, sugary drinks) or junk food in the proper sense of the word (chips, fries, crappy McD burgers made from 100% artificial shit) and I do like most healthy foods. I just overeat because eating has gotta be my favorite pleasure in life, even more than sex or inebriation.

Best of success with your endeavor, man. Keep us posted.

Yea, fuck not eating the food you like. At most just moderate the portions and or counter the calories with HIT exercises/sports.


(06-05-2017, 09:59 AM)Vic Vega Wrote: Eat extremely low carb, high protein and high fat meals. Do 30-60 minute cardio on an empty stomach in the morning or HIIT, and calisthenics or compound weightlifting at the gym. Body fat should start flying off. I'm trying to do the same.

I know it's kind of hard to eat right in Asia with rice and noodles everywhere and not much cheap protein sources.

Also look into "Rapid Fat Loss/Protein-Spared Modified Fasting" by Lyle McDonald for a quick fat shed diet. Or the Keto Diet.

No point in this ie removing delicious food altogether from your diet. Life is too short not to eat carbs. Bread is literally one of my favorite foods. 

Weight loss is all about calories in - calories out. You can lose weight eating nothing but icecream and pizza. 

Keto is def easier to do since you remove most of the high calorie stuff from your diet. But damn you have to sacrifice a lot. 

Better to just man up and stop overeating and stay active with sports or something. You can eat pizza, fried chicken, burgers etc. Just need to do it in moderation. Same with snacks.


(06-05-2017, 02:24 PM)BarbarianFather Wrote: Dash sounds like  your on the right track, Shalabadoo keep the weight off now. Word of advice is harder it gets to shed the weight the older you get.

Good healthy rule of thumb 1 to 1.5 lbs a week average of weight loss, with good exercise should keep your muscle and lose the fat.

Reminder sodium intake can fluctuate water retention by 5 lbs a day. So if the scale jumps on you, think what did you eat the day before.

Been working on the this for two years now, Basically what Vic described. I loss 80lbs, took my BF% from 40s down to high teens. Now currently have a home gym set up working on power lifting for fun, with a lot of conditioning work.

I am too impatient to do it the proper more healthier way. 

I am aiming for 4-6 pounds a week. Don't care about losing my muscles. I will gain it back after the cut.
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#6
(06-05-2017, 03:08 PM)Dash Wrote: I am too impatient to do it the proper more healthier way. 

I am aiming for 4-6 pounds a week. Don't care about losing my muscles. I will gain it back after the cut.

Haha sounds like what I use to do 20 years ago.
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#7
Quote:No point in this ie removing delicious food altogether from your diet. Life is too short not to eat carbs. Bread is literally one of my favorite foods. 

Weight loss is all about calories in - calories out. You can lose weight eating nothing but icecream and pizza. 

Keto is def easier to do since you remove most of the high calorie stuff from your diet. But damn you have to sacrifice a lot. 

Better to just man up and stop overeating and stay active with sports or something. You can eat pizza, fried chicken, burgers etc. Just need to do it in moderation. Same with snacks.

Lol, what are cheat meals and refeeds.

Have a cheat meal once every week or every two weeks so you don't go crazy, and replenish your body.
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#8
Yea people try to complicate weight loss.

When it is really just a simple calculation.

Calories in - Calories out.

Doesn't matter what or where those calories came from.

Yea, some diets make it much easier to keep calories low (Keto).

But you are having to sacrifice eating some banging food.

IMO better to just man up and control your urges and portions.
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#9
Bought a scale today.

Was pleasantly surprised.

I thought I was the same as when I left Korea, 85-86kg.

Checked today and was 82.7kg.

Ive lost 20 pounds in about 15 months. With only really dieting 4-6 weeks.

One meal a day will really take the pounds off you quick.
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#10
(06-05-2017, 09:59 AM)Vic Vega Wrote: I know it's kind of hard to eat right in Asia with rice and noodles everywhere and not much cheap protein sources.

This might be true for people on the go but not for me. I'm sedentary, with an apartment and a fully-equipped kitchen. 

Chicken breasts, lean pork slabs, beans, they're all cheap as fuck, and I eat plenty of the three.
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#11
VN has great cheap protein sources.

Grilled marinated chicken and pork is off the chain. Also got fish dishes as well.

Now, getting enough veggies is a little difficult. Wish VN had kimchi as a side dish to go along with the meats and noddle dishes.
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#12
I'm a certified personal trainer and hypnotist. Not hard bro but u can do it. Look into kettlebells and sone bodyweight circuits. Work really good. As far as nutrition goes there is a lot of that info running around 2. The metabolic reset nutrition plan works good and is easy to follow

Looking at putting together a fat lose ebook on nutrition and workouts any can do if you guys might be interested let me know. Intermediate fasting works wonders along with carb cycling. If u got any questions pm me oe ask them here so everyone can learn.
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#13
Had a terrible past 2 months.

Was doing good up until my birthday on June 17.

Then that week I ate like shit and it didn't stop for two months.

Added 8 pounds in that span. Was at 82kg and now back to 86kg.

Fuck me.

Time to hit the reset button.
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#14
U got it Dash one step at a time
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#15
I put the same amount of weight than you while I was in France (mama's food and wedding) and haven't lost them since I am back in China. I will restart going to the gym now that I settle and probably will restarts my long walks. Limiting alcohol will be a good thing as well.
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#16
I gained a lot of weight after i quit smoking in '15. Around June '16 I decided to diet. I read about this extreme keto diet online. Eat only protein, add some fish oil and vitamins.
What I did was order cheap soy protein online, which was my basis. Make sure it has no carbs, which usually leaves you with unflavoured. Whey protein tends to give me bad skin. Add some tuna and chicken breast and some steak now and then. Add low carb veggies such as broccoli and celery.

This will go really fast. I lost up to 2kg a week, no kidding. Now after I was happy with my weight @ around 74kg I stopped the diet. I would stick to the diet 2 days a week which prevented me from gaining weight. I could eat most i wanted the rest of the week.
Now I moved to Ph in June. The weeks before I left I didn;t watch my intake anymore because i was sure I was gonna miss a lot of food. When I left I was about 82kg, a small belly maybe but nothing to be ashamed of.

AS you might know, food in SEA is high in carbs and low in protein. Especially in Ph they add sugar to everything. THis had me gain a lot of weight which made me decide to diet again.
Unfortunately protein tends to be more expensive here and i couldn't find carb free protein anywhere. I looked online and to my surprise MyProtein would ship to Philippines.
I ordered some vitamins, fish oil, and soy protein from them and waited a while.
The order was held at the customs. I had to go there and declare what i was trying to import, pay a small fee (I think 200 pesos) and got a warning because apparently you are not allowed to import more than 500 grams (my stuff probably 10kg in total), Thankfully I only got a warning.

Now I didn;t have a scale at first but I did the diet for a few weeks, i think 6. I would usually eat a can of tuna with some eggs and cucumber and lettuce for dinner. Also started working out again which I hadn't done for 3 months. I got myself a new scale recently and I was surprises my weight is now at 76-77kg, although I think I didn't even eat enough protein which caused me to loose some muscle as well. But I estimate I was close to 90kg before I started.
Oh, and you should add some fiber. I forgot to order that and on this protein shake stuff it makes me run for the bathroom several times a day.

(06-05-2017, 09:59 AM)Vic Vega Wrote: Also look into "Rapid Fat Loss/Protein-Spared Modified Fasting" by Lyle McDonald for a quick fat shed diet. Or the Keto Diet.

This is the one. Works well with me.
Used to count my calories when I started last year. Didn;t do that this time. Just watch everything you buy at the supermarket to make sure it has no carbs, and extremely low fat. I'd boil my chicken instead of frying etc. Tuna is your friend. Get the one in water or brine, not the one in oil or with stuff added. And Tuna is damn cheap in Ph. 35 pesos a can (in brine).
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#17
For me the biggest thing was eating a lot of small, healthy meals. Then, also mixing weight lifting with cardio. There are all sorts of studies that show combining the two has the best effects. Not necessarily on weight loss, but on fat loss. I was able to get a six pack in about a month and a half (going from some sizeable stomach flab). But I was also taking Test and doing cocaine sometimes, so those also help. But I think pure I could have done the same thing in 2 or 2 and half months. It's just discipline.
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#18
(09-11-2017, 09:33 AM)20Nation Wrote: For me the biggest thing was eating a lot of small, healthy meals. Then, also mixing weight lifting with cardio. There are all sorts of studies that show combining the two has the best effects. Not necessarily on weight loss, but on fat loss. I was able to get a six pack in about a month and a half (going from some sizeable stomach flab). But I was also taking Test and doing cocaine sometimes, so those also help. But I think pure I could have done the same thing in 2 or 2 and half months. It's just discipline.

Take 1 gram - lose 1kg Smile
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#19
(09-13-2017, 06:07 AM)usmaniac Wrote:
(09-11-2017, 09:33 AM)20Nation Wrote: For me the biggest thing was eating a lot of small, healthy meals. Then, also mixing weight lifting with cardio. There are all sorts of studies that show combining the two has the best effects. Not necessarily on weight loss, but on fat loss. I was able to get a six pack in about a month and a half (going from some sizeable stomach flab). But I was also taking Test and doing cocaine sometimes, so those also help. But I think pure I could have done the same thing in 2 or 2 and half months. It's just discipline.

Take 1 gram - lose 1kg Smile

haha the future slogan when weed is legalized all across usa and they start legalizing coke

But I had heard it works. Obviously many models do it to lose weight, but for real I should have gotten the body I did that fast. Really worked, although I wasn't so much doing it for that as just enjoying with friends, but yeah.

I was a bit worried about getting addicted, but I have no desires whatsoever for it. Not even once in the past couple years since i did it. Fond memories sure, but no desire to go look for it anywhere
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#20
Somehow coke has been lumped into addiction with heroine or meth.  Not even close!

When I lived in Peru, people did coke like people smoke weed in the states. In fact, you can legally have up to 2 grams on you in Peru. Note of caution: the police will still fuck with you if you they find it on you. They're trying to get a bribe. I would carry a little printed copy of the statue in my wallet just in case.

"Artículo 299.- Posesión no punible

No es punible la posesión de droga para el propio e inmediato consumo, en cantidad que no
exceda de cinco gramos de pasta básica de cocaín
a, dos gramos de clorhidrato de cocaína, ocho
gramos de marihuana o dos gramos de sus derivados, un gramo de látex de opio o doscientos
miligramos de sus derivados."


Anyways, in Lima everyone was doing it. Some places openly. It was just part of the partying scene. When I left Lima for Hong Kong I never had any withdrawal, urges, etc. Sure, sometimes when partying I could have enjoyed a bump, but I survived.

Coca/cocaine is an incredible appetite suppressant. That's why all the miners up in the Andes chew coca leaves when they go down in the mines--they don't have to carry lunch!
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