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    Angry Not heading south

    OK, been right around 250 for a few weeks now. I'm eating about 3000 cals plus my normal workouts which are:

    Sat-Thurs: AM Cardio (50-70 mins.)

    Sun PM: HST weights
    Tues PM: long bike
    Thurs PM: HST Weights
    Saturday: Big cardio day

    goals: overall fitness, sprint/olypmic triathlons, maintain LBM.

    should I try a cut to 2000 cals and see how the body responds?

    major foods of the day includes:

    egg whites w/ low fat cheese
    turkey
    chicken
    myoplex (when i can't bring eggs to a meeting)
    salads (garbonzo beans, cucumber, mushrooms, low cal/no fat dressing)
    oatmeal
    wild rice
    apples
    yogert (occasional)
    treat: 1 serving jelly beans
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    Thats one of the coolest avi's Ive seen yet
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    Originally posted by Spitfire
    Thats one of the coolest avi's Ive seen yet
    -zakk
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    Re: Not heading south

    Originally posted by zakk


    should I try a cut to 2000 cals and see how the body responds?

    i don't know if this is the best thing to do overnight...i'll defer to the experts.

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    Why not drop to 2750 or 2500 first?
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    Originally posted by Spitfire
    Why not drop to 2750 or 2500 first?
    realistically, its been between 2500-3000. i have matabolism that makes frozen snot look like the second coming of Carl Lewis.
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    Originally posted by zakk
    realistically, its been between 2500-3000. i have matabolism that makes frozen snot look like the second coming of Carl Lewis.
    ROFL!

    Yea, it is best to cut cals by the MOST at 500. Wait a week or two, then cut them again. These things take time. Cut the cals slowly, and loose the weight slowly, as to try and retain as much LBM as possible
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    I think a 50% cut is pretty drastic, 500-750 sounds fair.

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    if you are already doing a mix of both cardio and weights along with dieting, then theres no need to go for too drastic of a calorie defciet. cutting by 500 is fine. any more for a prolonger period and you can kiss some of that muscle goodbye.
    how about posting your diet meal by meal(time, amount, when you train, etc).
    and those jellybeans could be holding you back some too!
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    Originally posted by atherjen
    if you are already doing a mix of both cardio and weights along with dieting, then theres no need to go for too drastic of a calorie defciet. cutting by 500 is fine. any more for a prolonger period and you can kiss some of that muscle goodbye.
    how about posting your diet meal by meal(time, amount, when you train, etc).
    and those jellybeans could be holding you back some too!
    but jelly beans are soooo good

    normal day:

    4:15am Wake up
    5-6:15 Cardio (swim, bike, run, stairmaster usually 2 of the 4 per day)
    6:30 Myoplex Orginal and shower
    9:00 Food (usually egg whites)
    10:00 Morning Mocha
    Noon Food (chicken + apple or oats)
    3:00 Food (meat)
    4:00 afternoon workout (bike or weights)
    5:30 Myoplex Original
    8ish Food (meat + salad)
    9pm Bed

    Saturdays are brick training for tris, so its 1.5-2hrs of cardio with transistions. i have 2 GU's in that workout for an extra 200 cals. Fridays I take off.
    -zakk
    7-21-03: 353 lbs.
    2-7-04: 264 lbs.
    3-6-04: 258 lbs.
    4-6-04: 250 lbs.
    5-2-04: 242 lbs.
    9-1-04: 225 lbs.
    Headed south

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