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Still gaining weight

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by TowleY, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

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    If you want to lose weight AND gain muscle then you should eat low fat high protein and lift but more importantly do cardio and drink lots of water.

    Lift heavy, control your calories and more importantly - keep the fats at a moderate level. Shun vegetable oils in favor of saturated fats.
     


  2. jarude

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    Yeah, track your intake daily. That means measuring everything you eat. First time I measured out a pasta meal I was completely shocked at how many carbs I was taking in. GF's family is italian, so I can see you have a hard job ahead of you..

    Just want to reinforce you need to be tracking your diet daily. You can do p90x and lift weights and do whatever you want but if you're not tracking your diet, you're setting yourself up for failure.
     


  3. TowleY

    TowleY Senior member

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    Lift heavy, control your calories and more importantly - keep the fats at a moderate level. Shun vegetable oils in favor of saturated fats.
    According to my calorie counter thingy I consumed 1710 today. Edit: Also I heard that consuming protein can cause a deficit in calcium. Is this true? Also the protein I take gives me 20% DV of the protein I need. So is this a way to fix this problem? Or should I be takinga calcium supplement? Edit again:
    Yeah, track your intake daily. That means measuring everything you eat. First time I measured out a pasta meal I was completely shocked at how many carbs I was taking in. GF's family is italian, so I can see you have a hard job ahead of you.. Just want to reinforce you need to be tracking your diet daily. You can do p90x and lift weights and do whatever you want but if you're not tracking your diet, you're setting yourself up for failure.
    Sorry, I didnt see your post. I logged all my stuff I am still trying to figure out how to let people see what I did though haha. While I cant figure it out heres what they are: Calories 1710 Carbs 193 Fat 27 Protein 155 According to my tracker I am way over in protein. Is this a big deal. And yea its amazin but sucks to be italian at the same time haha. As for p90x people were posting that but I might consider it again during school but not 100% sure. This is so I can have a constant partner for it again. As for the setting up for failure. When I was a junior in HS I lost about 40 lbs. Gained it all back plus more [​IMG] (im a junior in college now)
     


  4. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

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    You're not even close to optimal, considering your macros. If you're what you say - 210 lbs & above 15bf%, you should set your daily protein intake at no less than 1g/lb. Some sources say that dieting may increase the need for protein to hang onto lean mass (implying an even higher daily protein intake), but I digress.

    Damn, I'm almost 60lbs lighter than you and still take in about that much protein daily.
     


  5. CasinoRoyale

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    If you're gaining weight you're eating/drinking too much, it's that simple. Ingest fewer calories.

    Cardio won't make a bit of difference if you're putting on 6 pounds a week.

    Lower carbs except for workout days, increase fat.

    There's no way you're taking in 1700 cals a day and gaining weight. Be honest with yourself about how much you eat or you'll just end up wasting your time.
     


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    Hi,
    Every time I think I should give him more next time, he spits up. I have eats every 2-4 hours, usually 3. I guess if you are consistently gaining weight you are not eating a calorie deficit, simple as that.
     


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    I think what happened was I had just stepped on the scale on a bad day and it bugged me out haha. Im down to 212 now so im going back down to 210, and then hopefuly ill be losing weight. Thank you everyone so much for your support, ill keep updating you guys about how im doing http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/impulse155 If anyone wants to check out my log, there it is Edit: Also I heard that consuming protein can cause a deficit in calcium. Is this true? Also the protein I take gives me 20% DV of the calcium I need. So is this a way to fix this problem? Or should I be takinga calcium supplement?
     


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    Do not worry about fucking calcium deficiency. Overanalysis is almost as bad as inaction.
     


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    Whatever you do, don't reduce your protein intake. Keep your protein high, drop your carbs (lower is better, don't try for less than 50g) and run a 500 Kcal deficit. Adjust as you go along. I guarantee the right kind of weight will come off. If you drop protein, you will lose muscle and that's the wrong kind of weight gain you want.
     


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    You shouldn't look at it as you want to put on muscle and lose fat. Just focus on consuming less calories and lifting and your body will recompose everything on its own. Are you mixing your protein shakes with milk or anything else? If you are you need to cut that out and just use water.

    Also if you have a bad back it could be from a weak core, bad posture, etc. Do you have a belly? Work on sitting and walking with correct posture. Also do core exercises especially for lower back. You can start with the glute ham raise.
     


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    According to the fit calculator thingy on the website I should weigh 201 in 5 weeks :p lol
     


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    Day 2:
    Totals
    Calories: 1,351
    Fat 28g
    Carbs: 84g
    Protein: 155g
     


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    Start taking a daily read of your temperature, and keep track of it. 1350 cals for a 210lb guy sounds like a starvation diet to me - you could crash your metabolism if you run at too high of a deficit.
     


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