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I got to lose 35lbs by April 1

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ctrous25, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Doc50

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    In order for you to achieve your goal, you'll need to burn 2000 calories more daily than than you consume.

    You'll end up sick from ketones levels that are way too high, and this demise of your health will not be prudent.

    However, if you can maintain a tremendous amount of aerobic activity (approximately 2 hours non-stop) you may burn up to 1500 calories, along with a basal metabolic rate of an additional 1700 calories, for a total of 3200 calories max burned per day. Given the hypothetic ability to maintain that level of activity, you could reach the net burning of 2000 calories per day by limiting carbohydrate intake to 1200 calories per day. ( 400 calories per meal, x 3). This would then equal 4 lbs weight loss per week..

    This formula is likely too radical to maintain for more than 2-3 weeks.
  2. CanadianCowboysFan

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    stop eating, exercise a lot
  3. CanadianCowboysFan

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    define a lot of money
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  4. ninja

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    1) Don't eat out at all. No fast food and no restaurants.
    2) The only beverages you should drink are milk, water, coffee (cream is ok but no sugar), tea, and seltzer water. Absolutely no soda at all, even the diet sodas.
    3) Eat a healthy breakfast (cereal, fresh fruit, and approved beverage). Never, ever miss a breakfast. Try to never skip a meal.
    4) Get enough sleep so you are not tired. 6-8 Hours.
    5) Cook your own meals. When you cook yourself, your appetite decreases when you sit down to eat.
    6) When you get a sudden urge to eat, try to do something else, something you like. For me it is video games. I forget about food while I am playing.
    7) Eat fresh fruit like mangos, avocados, strawberries, blueberries, etc and lots of fresh vegetables (no frozen vegetables).
    8) Buy higher quality, more expensive foods. Quality over quantity. You fill fuller and happier eating higher quality food. For ex., buy better, homemade bread. Buy Haagen Das ice cream by the pint instead of the cheap stuff they sell by the quart. The cheap stuff doesn't fulfill your taste and you end up eating more to try to get satisfaction. A couple small spoonfuls of Haagen Das quenches my taste.
    9) Weigh yourself at night before you go to bed and in the morning after you wake up every day. You need a marker to tell you how you are doing so you can adjust for that day. Too late to make any adjustments if you weigh yourself weekly.
    10) Brush your teeth immediately after eating a meal. You will like that clean feeling and will not want to ruin it by eating something else. If you cant do it at work, just use a mouthwash to rinse your mouth.
    11) Box up all your big plates and replace with smaller plates.
    12) Cut your meat protein by 1/3 to 1/2.
    13) Most importantly, believe in yourself. Losing weight is 90% mental. Mind over matter. How bad do you want to lose it?
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  5. Denim Chicken

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    Yes, if the bet is for more than the cost of liposuction--time to profit!
  6. Stryker44

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    Why are carbs considered "bad calories"? If you achieve a calorie deficit each day, why does how much you are eating (or not eating) in carbs matter?
  7. BlindFaith

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    Good question. There are many good carbs and even some negative calorie carbs.

    Your body requires on average 150-250 calories to digest your food, depending on your weight, gender and activity level. If you eat something that has a caloric content of 100 calories, you will actually burn more calories than you ingest. Because negative calorie food is harder to digest, your body will require more than the average 150-250 calories to digest it.

    Some of the most common negative calorie foods are apples, celery, blueberries, beets, asparagus, green cabbage, spinach, oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli and garlic. This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many books and recipes available concerning such foods and negative calorie dieting.
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  8. Doc50

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    Carbohydrates are all combinations of the glucose molecule. Short-chain carbs (sucrose, fructose, maltose, dextrose, etc) absorb rapidly and are metabolized rapidly, thus creating a constantly-fluctuating serum glucose level, whose ups and downs are likely to cause a routine pattern of glucose withdrawal; this then promotes a practice of short-chain sugar reliance that will lead to weight gain and eventual negative effects of hyperglycemia, which may result in overt diabetes.

    Therefore, long-chain carbohydrates are more advantageous, absorbing slower and lasting longer. These are usually referred to as starches, such as corn, beans (not green), rice, potatoes, bread, and pasta. Efficient generation of energy is brought about by the oxidation of glucose, so a steady influx of long-chain carbohydrates proves to be beneficial. However, one must be aware of the relative carb content of any starch serving, lest the amount of calories (directly related to serving size of starches) add up to more than then amount require for daily maintenance (1400 - 2000), which then results in weight gain.

    The debate about "good' vs "bad" food choices includes many other parameters, such as sodium content, saturated fats, pesticides. etc.
  9. Doc50

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    The amount of energy required to digest food is minimal; it's true that upwards of 200 calories may be expended in this activity, that will only be true if a large amount of food is consumed. And the only way a negative calorie net intake can be approached is by ingestion of lo-cal high-fiber foods, such as green vegetables. All fruits contain fructose (therefore calories), and have a net calorie gain.

    I recommend one serving of starch, fruit, and lean meat at each meal, with some daily intake as well of nuts and whole grains.
    No vitamins or supplements should be needed unless there is a documented deficiency; such well-marketed substances serve only to get in the way of normal liver and kidney function and purge large sums from your wallet. BTW, there is no such thing as a fat-burner or energy drink; these raw stimulant entities have caused several deaths via cardiac arrhythmias.
  10. REDVOLUTION

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    This.... And you have to accept that eating will be boring during this stretch.
  11. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    2k
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  12. ninja

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    I don't know why people are into juicing their food. It makes no sense to me unless that person is old and has no teeth or there is some problem with their stomach and digesting. I think the human body was meant to chew their food and let the stomach and intestines digest and do its stuff. Drinking liquids instead of solids seems to me like the mouth and teeth and stomach and intestines won't work as much and get lazy over the long run. Sort of like people who overuse laxatives and their intestines lose power to do its job. And juicing absolutely tastes awful to me.

    You can make the most of a diet by considering it as an opportunity to try new foods. For ex., never had hummus, give it a try. Stuff like that. Go to some Asian markets and give things a try. Lotus Root (try renkon kimpira - easy to make) is amazing and so is Burdock Root (try kimpira gobo). Seaweed salad is also delicious and healthy. Tofu is not only healthy but can be made delicious. Try some new fishes. Add some squid. Get some real good, short grain rice and see the difference in taste from the rice most Americans eat. The difference is night and day.
  13. Pessimist_cowboy

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    buy ripped fuel pills. will speed up your metabolism.
  14. Kristen82

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    Food in liquid form is more easily digestible, although food inevitably takes on semifluid form (chyme) anyway when it sits in the stomach. The bioavailability and absorption rate of nutrients is pretty high for a lot of foods in liquid form, although some enzymes and nutrients lose their potency pretty quickly in liquid form.

    And juicing doesn't have to taste awful. A smoothie is basically fruits and/or vegetables added to dairy or nut or soy milk, and you can vary the proportion of milk to fruit/veggies to whatever you want. Take a blender and pour in soy milk for its calcium, then throw in some red grapes for the resveratrol, an apple for the quercetin, blueberries for the antioxidant anthocyanins & vitamin C, ground flaxseed for the alpha-linoleic acid and soluble fibre, wheat germ for the vitamin E and insoluble fibre, and best of all a bit of dark chocolate for the flavonoids and blend it all together. Easy to make and a good way to quickly get some protein, carbs, electrolytes, antioxidants, etc. into your body after a run or other form of exercise. Since they're thicker than juice, smoothies are also more filling.
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  15. REDVOLUTION

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    You can get plenty of nutrients by juicing.
    Besides, you are adding juicing to replace a meal here and there. It's not like you are juicing every meal.
  16. BigStar

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    Just having fun :)

  17. CATCH17

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    Good luck.. 35 pounds in 2 months will be extremely difficult. At some point you'll have to go low carb to reach that goal.
  18. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    I figured I'd do that about two weeks out .. My friend is a amateur mma fighter and is gonna help me the last few weeks. . He said 15lbs out with 12 days would be easy. . He cuts 20 lbs in a week for his fights although he's been doing it for years
  19. CATCH17

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    Yeah but hes cutting mostly water.


    This better be a significant bet because this really isn't very healthy.
  20. Kristen82

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    Haha that actually is me down to a tee - a nerdy annoying nag. Work with sick/injured kids all day and hard to shut lecture mode off after.
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