Originally Posted by MarkI
I've always been naturally skinny, hovering around 145-150 at 5'11.
Over the course of about a year and a half, due to many factors, managed to get up to fuckin 190.
Easiest way to lose the weight?
Sazerac has it basically right.
1. Cut out all bread, pasta, rice.
2. Run long distances at a very slow pace. I mean 4.5 on a treadmill or even a notch lower.
3. Limit your caloric intake to 1400/day. Make them quality calories. If anyone tells you this isn't enough calories to sustain health, tell them they don't know what they're talking about. Do not take in any calories within two hours of sleep.
That's it. Take a high quality fish oil every day. If you don't fall off the wagon, the pounds will drop off fast, especially since your body is used to being at the lower weight. One more thing -
4. Hardest part ( for me). If you were 145 - 150 at 5'11", it means that you don't do much weight training. The # 2 thing that guys do not do as they get older (other than keep the gut off) is work to maintain (and in your case, increase) muscle mass. You really should do some weight training. Losing weight fast will necessarily take a bit of muscle mass with it (although if you are careful you can limit this). Muscle burns fat.
And sorry, you can't drink that much.