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post #16 of 88
Really not rocket science, start lifting and eat clean. Start by cutting out all soda/sweets. Your diet seems like your not eating enough, either.
post #17 of 88
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Originally Posted by Mauby View Post
Your diet seems pretty reasonable. I'd strongly suggest cutting out the soda late night. That's about 150 empty calories at night, which are the hardest to burn off. If you must, try club soda, with lime and/or angostura bitters instead. (I never recommend diet sodas because I have no idea what the chemicals do to a person.) I was like you, lean with belly fat. For what it's worth, I started Capoeira a couple years ago and my belly went away within the first month.

Yeah I do think I drink too much soda, I wonder how much it will effect me if I cut it out completely
post #18 of 88
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Originally Posted by specialblend View Post
Yeah I do think I drink too much soda, I wonder how much it will effect me if I cut it out completely
You should still start weight lifting; diet will only get you so far. Remember the saying - diet AND exercise. Unless you're absolutely can't afford a gym membership, there's no excuse. If you really can't afford a gym membership, you could do something like this - http://www.menshealth.com/cda/articl...0013281eac____
post #19 of 88
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Originally Posted by Mauby View Post
Your diet seems pretty reasonable. I'd strongly suggest cutting out the soda late night. That's about 150 empty calories at night, which are the hardest to burn off. If you must, try club soda, with lime and/or angostura bitters instead. (I never recommend diet sodas because I have no idea what the chemicals do to a person.) I was like you, lean with belly fat. For what it's worth, I started Capoeira a couple years ago and my belly went away within the first month.

I do Tae Bo. I don't even know if anyone does that anymore but it works for me. I'm losing tons of belly fat and learning how to KICK ASS at the same time (well not really). Capoeira looks INSANE to me.

My advice for the poster of this thread is to do more aerobic activities on a more frequent basis. As far as I've researched all this, you can't spot reduce fat. It's just impossible. Also, give up the soda, like everyone else has recommended. I've also noticed that when I eat smaller meals on a more frequent basis (5 a day), that helps a great deal.
post #20 of 88
Suddenly cutting out caffeine (presumably in soda) isn't recommended.

Yes, eating meals more often ought to help. They need to contain protein, especially early in the morning and late at night. Also, it's possible that some of that "fat" is water weight - the "Abdominal Madness" article has some tips about that. Just one 45-minute weightlifting session per week will add muscle mass, though a few times per week would help more.
post #21 of 88
Mismgt, I was in your situation about a year ago. 6.1, pushing 220. Trim overall, but not terribly muscular, and I could see a damned pot belly forming. This is what I started doing 5 days a week (and I still do): a morning routine of 20 minutes running in place while doing reps with a 10# wt in each hand (I just do sets of 24 periodically throughout the run); follow this with a set of sit-ups and push-ups. I started out with 25 sit-ups and 20 push-ups. I'm now up to 50 and 60, respectively.

I'm now at 190. My belly is gone, I've started to develop the six-pack look, and my arms and legs have gotten bigger and muscular.

And the best thing--I feel healthier, less fatigued, and stronger.

I also cut out almost all junk food. I still drink beer. And I still occasionally give in to cravings to sweets, but not daily or even every other or third day, like I used to. I try to stay very conscious of what I'm eating, in terms of what's healthy to eat. Substitute sweets with fruits. I also am very careful to not overeat.
post #22 of 88
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Originally Posted by specialblend View Post
Breakfast: Two slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, glass of OJ, tall coffee
Lunch: Subway 6inch roasted chicken sandwich with veggies and honey mustard sauce, bottle of water or small soda
Dinner: I either have stir-fry, salmon/rice/veggies, spaghetti/salad, chicken/rice/veggies
evening: glass of soda, maybe chips or cookies on occasion.

sometimes lunch becomes dinner and i eat only two meals that day, depending on my schedule. Once a month or so i'll go out for beer and wings with co-workers. I don't really drink alcohol much either.

i'd say you're eating decently. it's those drinks you need to work on.

1. try to avoid juice. it makes your insulin spike. eat an orange instead.
2. i hope you've been drinking your coffee black. anyhow, you don't need caffeine to wake up if you're healthy. drink herbal tea instead.
3. no soda. it's just empty calories.
post #23 of 88
I'm kinda in the same situation as you except after several years of being skinny-fat, the fat part is kind of disappearing. I do a lot of running and I almost never drink soda, maybe once a month at the most. And I never eat more than 4 Oreos at once.
post #24 of 88
I'm in a similar boat. I mainly just wanna tone up a bit. Can i do this without changing my diet all that much? Like just jogging and light lifting (or even non-weight muscle training if that even works). I don't think i have the will power to eat specific things. I don't eat that terribly but inconsistent. I can probably get into working out or running a little bit though. Stuff i can do in/around my house is best though.
post #25 of 88
dancing is a great indoor activity. you don't even need a workout bench.
post #26 of 88
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Originally Posted by Casey View Post
And I never eat more than 4 Oreos at once.

I cut my intake off at two... unless I have milk.
post #27 of 88
I am broke, have no money whatsoever, but want to eat healthy. I have the same build as this guy and want to achieve the same as this guy. Should I start eating plants from my backyard or is there a better alternative. I hope to have enough money for a gym membership later on, but a good diet should set me on the right track. I will say it again, I am poor.
post #28 of 88
Go outside find a heavy log or dead tree - this is your new weights, rocks work too
You can go outside an run as well

Nature is the ultimate gym.
post #29 of 88
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Originally Posted by XenoX101 View Post
I am broke, have no money whatsoever, but want to eat healthy. I have the same build as this guy and want to achieve the same as this guy. Should I start eating plants from my backyard or is there a better alternative. I hope to have enough money for a gym membership later on, but a good diet should set me on the right track. I will say it again, I am poor.

Craigslist is your new friend - people ALWAYS post used exercise equipment as free-giveaways because they don't want to take it when they move.

I've given away an entire weight bench and weight set before - some college kids came and picked it up for free. I've seen nicer stuff than what I've given away on there before too.
post #30 of 88
Hm, will keep checking, thanks.
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