Reply
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Registered User vedera's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2020
    Age: 50
    Posts: 1
    Rep Power: 0
    vedera is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    vedera is offline

    Unhappy I lost 70lb...now I need to do it all over again.

    Hey everyone. New here. Looking for help. These posts get kinda long, so I'll keep it quick:

    - BEFORE: Decided I needed to change my lifestyle around October 2016. Weighed somewhere around 195-200lb. at 5'8". I went from eating pretty much anything I wanted, whenever I wanted, to eating one or two small meals (usually salads) a day. There were many days I wouldn't eat anything at all.

    - AFTER: I didn't really see results for a month or two, because when I did eat, I was eating junk. And then I lost a ton of weight all at once. Ended up being about 130-135lb at my lightest, and that took about 3-4 months to lose. I was going to the gym daily, but not doing much training. I was constantly exhausted, always nauseous, and became seriously fatigued even working with light weight on the machines. I was looking great relative to how I looked before, even though I had pretty much no muscle mass. My glutes were sunken and droopy, and my obliques still collected this very loose fat that didn't look great when I wore tighter shirts.

    - NOW: About 2 years later, I'm weighing 175 again, and looking like a slightly smaller version of the old me. I felt like I needed to recomposition a little bit so I started to eat more, and my weight gain was becoming really obvious from week to week. It was a slow crawl to my before picture over those two years, but I eventually got back to 175-180lb. and looking fat again. My nutrition and training has been all over the place for a long time, but I'd call my nutrition a kind of "common-sense" diet: avoid processed carbs, avoid high-cal drinks, overall avoiding obvious junk food. My biggest problem is sauces—I need my food to have some kind of flavor and eating 99% fat free chicken breast is both flavorless and so dry I could lose a tooth trying to gnaw through it.

    Most recently I hired an online coach, who made me a meal and workout plan and disappeared. I'm about 5 weeks in and not seeing any results. He had me eating 2215kcal (117g carb/224 protein/96g fat), working out 6x/week for 4 weeks, and then 1522kcal (87g carbs/161g protein/61g fat), working out 6x/week for 4 weeks...which I'm sure is too short of a time period for either a bulk or a cut.

    I'm starting to get desperate and am considering starving again, at least to get to a reasonable space from which I can lean bulk. I see a lot of these fitness influencers and even some bodybuilders I know with 5-8% body fat eating more food than I used to eat when I was fat. I'm totally clueless on nutrition, and it shows. I've seen some people transform pretty quickly and gain muscle in a crazy short amount of time. Even after spending 4 years in the gym, I haven't had my a-ha moment yet. What am I missing?
    Attached Images
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Harsh Truth Distributor xsquid99's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Location: Stanwood, Washington, United States
    Posts: 3,621
    Rep Power: 25929
    xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) xsquid99 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    xsquid99 is offline
    You don't need to starve yourself, and you failed because you cut your calories too low which is not sustainable. You need to read the stickies, especially in the nutrition section. You need to learn how to count calories using a food scale and to eat the foods that fit your target macronutrients.

    Start here: https://igoodies.000webhostapp.com/?viagra=showt...hp?t=173439001
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
www.000webhost.com