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Sticky Thread Sticky: ❖❖LF Chat v13.0❖❖Unlocking your genetic fat loss potential, now with more waffles❖❖

Losing Fat Chat Thread Version 13.0 1rd Thread - 2st Thread - 3th Thread - 4rd Thread - 6rd Thread - 7th Thread - 8th Thread - 9nd Thread - 10th Thread- 11th Thread- 12th Thread-

EjnarKolinkar‎, 07-07-2015 09:27 PM
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Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Body Fat % Estimate thread PTII (post here only)

Pt I here- http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147321393 We have a few members who are kind enough to offer their time giving estimates to others. If you are looking to find out what your BF% is at post in here. Remember that this is just guessing. Even using calipers, Dexa, BF...

phoenixr2‎, 04-13-2014 02:39 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: How to lose fat for Noobs - Part II

You only have to follow three simple rules: - Workout 3 times a week with weights. - Eat 1g protein / lb lean body mass. - Reduce calories to lose 1-2 lbs / week. Success is 100% guaranteed. :) A more elaborate guide can be found here:...

wave_length‎, 09-27-2010 04:34 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Metabolic Slowdown Thread

Yes, we know there is no true starvation mode, i.e. your body can never outrun a caloric deficit. What we do know, is that your body will make metabolic adaptions to combat a caloric deficit. Perhaps, your bmr will decrease, or your body will become more efficient at burning calories through...

lee__d‎, 12-10-2012 07:55 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Science of Fat

To start off ->> A few links for those who want to learn more about adipose tissue on a physiological basis (how it works... and how to get rid of it)! Fat Metabolism The basics of fat storage EndoText -Regulation of Energy Expenditure "...Humans gain or lose weight when a mismatch exists...

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-06-2010 06:53 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calorie Counting 101

Calorie Counting 101 If you are new to the losing fat section of the bodybuilding.com forums then it will not take long for someone to tell you that in order to lose fat one must eat less calories than one's body burns in a day. To do this one must have an accurate count of calories...

vismal‎, 02-03-2014 12:22 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: *** The delicious "cut-friendly" recipe thread ***

The delicious "cut friendly" recipe thread First off, much thanks to the illustrious Emma-Leigh for hooking up the the sticky on this. She is hereby awarded internets. Internets awarded! I thought it would be a spectacular idea if we could get a recipe thread up for the Losing Fat forum. The...

Insight‎, 03-23-2010 11:21 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Don't Look Past the Basics

From what I've been reading in this forum recently, most posters here are, for some reason, missing the basics of fat loss, and instead, are looking for some magic bullet, or worse, putting their faith in some TV or youtube guru, or some online 'trainer' who's only trying to scam their $$$. ...

ironwill2008‎, 01-05-2015 08:31 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Calculating Calories and Macronutrients

Calories and Macro's 1. The following should be taken as general advice. It should not be used in the face of medical contraindications. Consult your physician before starting any diet or nutrition plan. 2. If you create a spreadsheet & post it I will DELETE THEM. The point is to DO THE...

Emma-Leigh‎, 08-21-2013 12:38 PM
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Losing body fat (16.6% current)

Hi all, Currently pretty new to actually losing weight. I am 19, moderately athletic. Ran track and played football for a couple years. Weigh 169 currently at 5'8. I lifted a decent amount for sports but then got a girlfriend for a couple years and didnt lift at all. Broke up with her, went to...

Stevenlovesrice‎, Yesterday 07:56 PM
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Exclamation Stomach sticks out when relaxed

I have a six-pack when I flex but when I relax completely even with good posture most of the definition goes away and I can no longer feel them. I'd say I probably have just a little fat covering them. My stomach also kind of sticks out a little but not to the point where it look like I have a...

scon99‎, Today 12:57 AM
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Post How to Reduce Water Retention in Order to Look Lean on a Specific Day

Hey guys, I was wondering how to reduce water retention to look lean for that certain day or the next day. For example, you know how you look lean as hell after you finish your workout? What can I do to achieve that if lets say I'm just bloated that day or if I have a lot of water retention? Also,...

LiftMFLift‎, Yesterday 10:10 PM
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Any guys here start around 200lbs and slimmed down?

Trying to find someone in my postition. For the 1st time in my life i actually been activly trying to look better and excerise everyday. So far ive dropped about 6-7 lbs in a mouth. Im now at 190. I was wondering maybe when did you start noticing your more fit? I look a tad smaller, but all that...

WhatTheFu‎, Yesterday 12:34 PM
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Finishing first cut

Hi all, I'm coming to the end of my first cut. A really long cut. 4 to 5 months long. Reasonably happy, have not lost any strength and seem to have maintained the small mass I had. Dropped about 30lbs in that time Ive been on 1850 kcal, 180p, 40f, 190c. 150lbs and about 10-11% now. Tdee about...

tipsup‎, Yesterday 04:59 PM
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Question Intense Work Outs advice vs. fat loss

Hi everyone! I apologize in advance if a similar post has already been discussed. This is my first time posting. I would like to get your opinion on whether I am going on the right track. MY STATS: female, 5'6'', currently 156 lbs, 25% body fat (about 25 lbs of extra crap). MY GOAL:...

theitalian87‎, Yesterday 09:12 PM
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Body has not improved in 7 years what do i do?

I started lifting 7 years ago in high school and struggled to make any gains for years. I started on a 5x5 program. Fast foward to today and my lifts were at 350lbs squat 405 deadlift and 250 lbs bench. I accomplished this by doing 5/3/1 boring but big for a year. But i was unhappy with my body i...

memendez93‎, Yesterday 07:12 PM
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Help with confusing weight

Help, on Friday I was 206.8 and today I am 211.5 how is this possible, I drank a gallon of water every day, ate the same macros I eat everday. I didn't overeat at all, also my sodium was under 2000. Now if it's water weight why does it take more than 7 days for my weight to return?

jrfranke‎, Yesterday 03:17 PM
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Is it too late?

Hello guys I'm here to ask for some advice or to answer a question of mine and I'm probably opening myself up for trolls but nevermind. Anyway, I am 24 years old and weigh in around 260 pounds. I have always been a fat lad and have suffered from mental/emotional abuse and low self esteem for...

Andyc1991‎, Yesterday 02:51 PM
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Should I cut or bulk

Im 5 ft 11 inches and weighs 180 lbs. The attached picture is my current body. Any suggestions on should I cut or bulk? Thanks

Time2Sleep00‎, 04-28-2016 12:55 AM
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What's the absolute best lifting split to maintain muscle on a cut? (5x5/10x3 etc)

What's the best lifting formula you've found to be the best in preserving muscle without slow cutting?? I have been bulking from 145 lbs at 14% bf up to now 190 lbs at around 16% bf and am going to be bringing my calories to around 1650 daily, my Maintenance is around 2100ish currently. Would...

trainune‎, Yesterday 05:52 PM
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Definition while cutting?

Hello boys, just a quick question. I've been always that "bulky" guy, but i've been getting "smaller" past few years. I've always though that i was eating too much but since past one-two months when i "inputted" veggies in my diet and started lifting again, i've notice a huge transformation....

notSoFatKiddo‎, Yesterday 09:32 AM
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June 1- Aug 2 2016 fat loss and motivation thread

Sign up for the June 1 - Aug 2 fat loss and motivation thread is open now to anybody, returning or brand new. It was going to be a June/July thread but that would have meant moving weigh-ins to Sunday in order to make it cut off on exactly July 31 and I figured most people would prefer not to have...

spradish‎, 05-24-2016 06:53 AM
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Unhappy 2 DAY binge 4 WEEKS out. HELP.

Unhappy Binged 4 weeks out. I'm going to get right to it. I weighed 112 on July 4th. I just binged for 2 days and had the following: pizza, chips, PB sandwhiches, yogurt, gummies, ice cream, 2 hot dogs, 2 pancakes & MUCH MORE (you get the gist) Binged July 17 & 18. July 19: 118 lbs. I'm...

StaceyStack‎, 07-19-2016 11:29 AM
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Advice and knowledge wanted

Didn't really know where to post this so I'm sorry in advance if I'm in the wrong place. I've currently been training for 2 months and am quite happy with my progress. Although I am happy with what I've achieved so far I feel like I could be doing better with more knowledge and a better plan....

jayjenks1992‎, Yesterday 01:51 PM
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Thumbs up I'm starting to get veiny. Great success! Don't give up! I never thought I cld do it

I never thought I would get veiny cos even when I was skinny, I was not very veiny. But now that I'm losing weight ADN gaining a bit of muscle; it really seems like things are starting to happen. Weird thing is, my biceps haven't even been my main focus. Actually almost not at all, because I got...

idcbruh‎, Yesterday 01:16 PM
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Cardio tips, can I get rid of chubby cheeks

Hey I use to have a chiseled jawline I was always skinny so you can see it but last year I became depressed and my anxiety held me back from doing a lot and I ate a lot so I gained weight and got chubby cheeks what I wanna ask if can I get my jawline back? And because my anxiety it's hard for me to...

KingNevarez‎, Yesterday 12:14 PM
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Smile Advice and Guidance needed. PLEASE HELP (New to the forum)

Hey guys, I am new to the forum and I was wondering if I could get some advice regarding weight loss. I am 5'11 weigh about 300 pounds. I am studying in college currently and hoping to drop some pounds not just to look good but to better my performance (and to not run out of breath after a flight...

aranyabiswas1‎, Yesterday 11:21 AM
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Sometimes you look good and sometimes you look awful?

You ever feel that way when you're cutting? Sometimes you'll look at yourself in the mirror and you can see all the progress, the fat melting away... but sometimes -- even a day later or before -- you look like you haven't been cutting at all! All the fat's still there, no progress, "what's the...

EXistentialist‎, 05-14-2011 09:18 AM
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Need guidance ... should I continue to cut or clean bulk?

Hello everyone! I need some assistance from the experts/regulars in this forum. My lifting has been sub-par for quite some time. Should I ultimately continue to cut to become as lean as possible for a clean bulk? or simply bulk at my present weight and gain size? I have been in a semi-caloric...

gmoneycyclone‎, 07-23-2016 05:44 PM
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Had to buy an industrial grade scale - 200 lbs left to lose

Hi. I need input from anyone who wishes to contribute. Although I have spent some time reading up on weight loss I'm still not convinced that I know all the pitfalls that could hinder my progress. I'm 36 ys old and my height is 5'11" So, two weeks ago I made up my mind and decided to lose...

Cryohead‎, 03-09-2013 10:19 AM
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Skinny but love handles,

Hello, I grew up a fat child worked hard, eat good diet, lift but still have these love handles sometimes even appear bigger than in the picture. Was looking for advice I do about 20 min normal cardio and 10-15 min hiit every 2 days. My diet looks like Breakfast: oat, almond, banana strawberry...

calijoe2‎, Yesterday 01:39 AM
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Reducing a gut while building muscle?

Hey all, I'm in my 30s and have started developing a gut (belly fat) in the past several months. I was shocked yesterday to learn I've gained 6-7 lbs in just the last few weeks. What are good exercises to flatten out my stomach and drop some of the fat? What are some key foods to avoid? ...

fightforlove‎, Yesterday 08:02 AM
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An inquiry Concerning simultaneous fat loss and muscle gain

I'm 6ft, 168 pounds, but I'm not sure of my body fat percentage; I've lost fat enough to have a flat stomach with the upper two abs visible on contraction, and an overall non-obese look, so i figure I'm around 16%. I've read that for maintaining muscle mass, you should eat 60g of protein a day,...

Ledhabell‎, Yesterday 06:00 AM
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Angry losing motivation. ..not seeing results....

Hey guys, as the title implies, I am losing motivation and becoming very increasingly frustrated. ... I am a 5'8 male, started cutting from 207.4 pounds back in January of this year, I am now 180 and more or less look EXACTLY the same...my body fat looks identical from what it was back in...

ManChild11‎, 07-24-2016 01:20 PM
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