Eating well and training hard but not loosing body fat

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Re: Eating well and training hard but not loosing body fat

Postby hjs » September 13th, 2016, 2:44 am

Brewster wrote:
Parky wrote: .....I cool down with 30 mins on a bike. If I put enough effort in, I can lose 2lbs a day, but not every day.
I know their are a lot who will say this won't work, but "don't knock it till you've tried it."

2#/day? Yikes! Is that even safe? Do you make a point of eating so that you put it back on and stay relatively stable? Can you sustain that weight loss/day level without running into problems?


2lbs is roughly 7/8000 cal energy. For that you need to row 7/8 hours at 2.00 on such a day. Not 100% impossible, but almost.
2lbs of fat per week in the longer run is already a good bit. Only when you are very heavy more is wise.
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Re: Eating well and training hard but not loosing body fat

Postby Parky » September 13th, 2016, 4:12 am

When you're in your 70's, what does it matter? :wink:
I am a bit of a gym rat, but don't go mad. The workout I do is usually between 5k and 12.5k on the rower, power plate for a massage, about 11 abs, some weight curls, presses, pulls and then 30 to 60 mins on the bike. Nothing too heavy, just steady. If I keep my pulse rate down it seems to work. As I said, I can sometimes burn 2lbs a day, but at nearly 18 stones, there's a lot to work at. If I put my mind to it I WILL lose 6lbs a week, and yes, I do eat - too much, sometimes - but cutting out a lot of carbs is the main thing that helps. I don't go Atkin's diet mad, but again, as I said, don't knock it till you've tried it. :wink:
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Re: Eating well and training hard but not loosing body fat

Postby hjs » September 13th, 2016, 4:27 am

Parky wrote:When you're in your 70's, what does it matter? :wink:
I am a bit of a gym rat, but don't go mad. The workout I do is usually between 5k and 12.5k on the rower, power plate for a massage, about 11 abs, some weight curls, presses, pulls and then 30 to 60 mins on the bike. Nothing too heavy, just steady. If I keep my pulse rate down it seems to work. As I said, I can sometimes burn 2lbs a day, but at nearly 18 stones, there's a lot to work at. If I put my mind to it I WILL lose 6lbs a week, and yes, I do eat - too much, sometimes - but cutting out a lot of carbs is the main thing that helps. I don't go Atkin's diet mad, but again, as I said, don't knock it till you've tried it. :wink:


Getting lighter is not losing fat in the short run. If you go low carb from eating normal weightsloss in the first week is big, but mostly water/glycogen. What you lose in the second week is a lot more to tye point.
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Re: Eating well and training hard but not loosing body fat

Postby Parky » September 13th, 2016, 7:33 am

I am now 2 stone down on what I was in January, but that's not with being on a diet, just eating sensibly with a few pints in between. Quite a few pints. I've lost a hell of a lot of fat from the belly area, so something's working. Shirts are now 2XL, not 2 FB>
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Re: Eating well and training hard but not loosing body fat

Postby Anth_F » September 13th, 2016, 2:23 pm

Definitely all about eating sensibly!!! Diet is king, exercise is queen.
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