Hi all, Im new here. My name is Joe, im 17 years old and currently ~174 pounds, and im 5`11. October 1st 2003 i was 250, so its been an interesting past 8 months. I really... really, REALLY, dont want to lose any more weight. Im happy with 170, hell, even if i was 180+ but "slim" id be fine. Im currently at abouta 33 inch pant size, and probably 16.5% bf. Last time I checked was 3 weeks ago and I was 17.5%
Anyways, to cut I have been doing cardio + weight training, and eating about 2000 calories a day. However, I know if i keep this up il continue to keep losing weight, and a.) I dont want to lose more weight b.) the low amount of calories are not letting me get as strong as I want to be
However, I still have a small (at least i think its small), pouch type gut. I know I can lose this by shedding my bf, and Im wondering how many calories a day I should be eating. The thing I am scared of, is of course not only regaining my weight, but also getting bigger in my stomach area. However, I have made a new diet per say, and on average im eating about 2500 calories a day (about a 40-30-30 split) Im wondering if you think this is too much or too little?
What I am doing at the gym, is i run 4-5 times a week, 1-2 miles + 20-40 minutes on eliptical in the morning, and i lift mon/tues/thurs/friday. MY goals are 13-14% bf by august 1st (in time for vacation!), and a flat stomach with visual penis lines....
Wondering if you think this is the right amount of food I should be eating, and if you think its attainable?
and here are some pictures..
and 1 more of me now
and the scariest of all.. my gut. sad. get a vomit bag
uhm.. i dont see how that helps, im asking if people thin its possible, considering my diet and routine and what not
but still, that was good reading
with as much exercise as you are performing on a daily basis your caloric intake is too low. I would stop doing the eliptical in the morning and stop all of that running. I would instead do HIIT on your non-weight training days and make changes in the diet to continue to lose body fat while you slowly gain more lean muscle mass...
you need to post your diet...
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you think 2500 calories is too low? herm..
my diet changes day to day.. i dont really have a set 1 now, i do it in the morning of each day. This is basically how it goes ( i take summer school)
-cardio 6am-640 1 mile + 20-30 min eliptical varies each day
-eat breakdast 7 15, something like 90 grams of special k,1 cup skim milk
-go to school at 8
-9am eat 25 grams of pine nuts
- 10 15 am eat 1 oz of almonds
-1115 am have 30 grams of special k,
-get out of school at 12
-1pm 1 cup egg beaters, 6 oz salmon, 6 oz apple
-3pm have pre workout shake. 2 scoops whey, 1/2 cup of oats, 1 cup milk
-3:10pm lift, until 4:50
-5 pwo , 2 scoops whey, 9 oz bananas, 1 cup milk
-7pm 6 oz chicken breast, 2 cup shitake mushrooms
-right before bed, 1/2 cup cc + 1 tblspoon nattypb
total = 2642 calories
43%pro, 29%fat, 28%carb
i ussualy shoot for 40-30-30 and am starting to do like 2400-2600 calories a day