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jimmy m
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13 Feb 2019, 2:12 pm

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Keep in mind that running a calorie deficit (which you need to do to lose weight) for too long will put your body into starvation mode, making it fight tooth and nail to keep everything you do eat stuck to your body somewhere.

Find out what your body fat %/lean mass is, and then calculate your base metabolism. Add in any exercise and other physical activity to get what you're burning each day, then subtract about 500 calories, and try to stick to that number. At least once a week, go about 500 cal *over* that number. That gives you about a 3k deficit (~1lb) per week.

Add in resistance training to your exercise. Don't just do cardio. Adding muscle mass will raise your base metabolism. When you start doing resistance training keep in mind that you might stop losing weight for a bit (because you're adding muscle), but you're probably still losing fat - so don't get discouraged.


This is very good advice. If you restrict the amount of calories to the extreme you will not lose weight. You do not want to get into starvation mode. Try and avoid sugars. Otherwise you will be dealing with diabetes and this is a very dangerous condition.

And as Jenine has said, you might also be dealing with a medical disorder. So you should check with your primary physician. Also many drugs have a side effect that causes weight gain.

Also there is an alternative which is bariatric surgery. I was obese and lost over 50 percent of my weight within 7 months by having gastric bypass surgery. I have maintained this weight loss for around 6 years now.



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13 Feb 2019, 2:24 pm

jimmy m wrote:
amh wrote:
Keep in mind that running a calorie deficit (which you need to do to lose weight) for too long will put your body into starvation mode, making it fight tooth and nail to keep everything you do eat stuck to your body somewhere.

Find out what your body fat %/lean mass is, and then calculate your base metabolism. Add in any exercise and other physical activity to get what you're burning each day, then subtract about 500 calories, and try to stick to that number. At least once a week, go about 500 cal *over* that number. That gives you about a 3k deficit (~1lb) per week.

Add in resistance training to your exercise. Don't just do cardio. Adding muscle mass will raise your base metabolism. When you start doing resistance training keep in mind that you might stop losing weight for a bit (because you're adding muscle), but you're probably still losing fat - so don't get discouraged.


This is very good advice. If you restrict the amount of calories to the extreme you will not lose weight. You do not want to get into starvation mode. Try and avoid sugars. Otherwise you will be dealing with diabetes and this is a very dangerous condition.

And as Jenine has said, you might also be dealing with a medical disorder. So you should check with your primary physician. Also many drugs have a side effect that causes weight gain.

Also there is an alternative which is bariatric surgery. I was obese and lost over 50 percent of my weight within 7 months by having gastric bypass surgery. I have maintained this weight loss for around 6 years now.


Well done, Jimmy M. I take my hat off to you... and it's a very fancy hat.


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13 Feb 2019, 7:11 pm

600 pounds is a lot of weight. You will only end up like that if you sit around all day stuffing your face with fatty and sugary foods. Actually, very few people can reach that weight without carking it first.

You're closer to an after photo from The Biggest Loser than you are to 600 pounds.

Have confidence in yourself. :) It sounds like you're on the right track. 8)


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13 Feb 2019, 7:28 pm

How can someone with your lifestyle weigh 200lb? I get only slightly more exercise and only eat slightly more, and yet I weigh 48kg/106lb.

I think the thing with my is that my high anxiety levels keep me super tense all the time, which uses up energy and prevents me putting on weight.


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14 Feb 2019, 6:09 am

Prometheus18 wrote:
How can someone with your lifestyle weigh 200lb? I get only slightly more exercise and only eat slightly more, and yet I weigh 48kg/106lb.

I think the thing with my is that my high anxiety levels keep me super tense all the time, which uses up energy and prevents me putting on weight.

48 kilos for a male? Dude, it sounds like you're underweight.


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14 Feb 2019, 6:34 am

RetroGamer87 wrote:
Prometheus18 wrote:
How can someone with your lifestyle weigh 200lb? I get only slightly more exercise and only eat slightly more, and yet I weigh 48kg/106lb.

I think the thing with my is that my high anxiety levels keep me super tense all the time, which uses up energy and prevents me putting on weight.

48 kilos for a male? Dude, it sounds like you're underweight.


That was what I weighed when I was dying of anorexia.


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14 Feb 2019, 7:14 am

I'm only 5'6, so, 48kg makes my BMI 17; only slightly underweight. I also have a very narrow, slight frame with low bone density, so I think correcting for this, 48kg is on the lower end of what's healthy.


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19 Feb 2019, 4:18 am

If you are looking for a set nutritional program, not a fad-type diet focused on 1 “magic” thing, how about try Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s more comprehensive and balanced “Nutritarian” approach. Eating foods with maximum nutrition.

He suggests a simple approach eating regularly “GBOMBS”, plus exercise.
G = greens
B = beans
O = onions
M = mushrooms
B = berries
S = seeds

Here is a talk by Dr. Joel Fuhrman



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19 Feb 2019, 4:31 am

i tried that diet, it kept me slim but i got sick and tired of it after about 2 years of eating rabbit food. but in principle it works. the thing that keeps me from pigging out is the horrible example my late father set. fear keeps me in line.