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Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Body Fat % Estimate thread PTII (post here only)

Pt I here- 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: ❖❖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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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: Calorie Counting 101

Calorie Counting 101 If you are new to the losing fat section of the 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 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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Cool Fasted cardio

If I take b vitamins before will that hinder the effect of burning fat and that?

harrrrris‎, Today 02:54 PM
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Oct/Nov 2016 Fat Loss and Motivation

Before I get this started, big thank you and shout out to Spradish for her work the past few months on keeping this going and ensuring we all had a place to check into and support one another. Sign up for the Oct/Nov 2016 fat loss and motivation thread is open now to anybody, returning or brand...

Hanger‎, 09-25-2016 03:15 PM
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Question Calorie calcuators

Hi! I'm starting working out in next week and I have to cut too. The problem is that I don't know how much should I eat to lose 1 pound in week. Can someone show me reliable calorie calcuator that I can see how much should I eat?? There is so many calcuators and all gives different results. And...

TheFatOne1‎, Today 02:18 PM
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Question Does protein shake timing actually matter?

Pretty simple question... It seems like the general advice is to drink a protein shake immediately following your workout. I like to eat lunch immediately following my workout and instead opt to drink a shake at the gym, before/during my workout. Is there any scientific evidence to suggest I...

Millz12323‎, Today 02:10 PM
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Talking Read this if you are a male stuck at 15% body fat

Most men have trouble getting below 15% body fat because usually out of desperation they drop their calories to below resting metabolic rate and don't get enough macro nutrients. They think that they can speed up fat loss this way but it will never work in the long run The bottom line is that...

MARCUS909‎, 10-24-2016 11:20 PM
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From Bulk to Cut

Hey everyone I started bulking for the first time exactly 6 months ago. Since then, I have gained 14ish pounds. I've basically been eating 3000 calories a day (+/- 100 ) and making sure to hit the macros I've needed (according to the threads and guides I've read here). The program I followed was...

BodySmash‎, 10-25-2016 04:05 PM
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Post Solution to skinnyfat

I had posted a few questions in a different forum section but was directed here. I'm 5"10 ~ 150lb 20% +- 2 bf% 18 years old Skinnyfat cursed man. Use to be 210 lbs but didn't lift and only ate in deficit and the weight dropped off. I wasn't educated then about how to proceed in proper...

ParamBhavsar‎, Today 01:51 PM
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Gaining fat but not weight possible??.

according to my moving average i am eating enough to gain 0.2lbs a week. Now I dont know if im imagining this or not. but i swear im seeing a very slight change in my waist area. (love handles). i lift 3x a week ICF 5x5. strenght is going up slowly. i eat 3300kcals going by labels and i track...

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Can anyone recommend a good thermogenic?

What thermogenic would be best to use to assist me while cutting fat? The fat is stubborn and despite eating better and consuming less calories and exercising the scale still keeps creeping up. Fat is on the back of my thighs and alongside my hips. What are your opinions on Lean Xtreme by...

BeautifulButShy‎, Today 09:40 AM
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Smile Fruits for calories?

Hey everyone! I've been missing from this website for a long time and was ignoring my health for the most part. I want to make a comeback and be better for myself and my wife! I've downloaded my fitness pal and started going to the gym but at the end of the day, I'm usually in a huge calorie...

SOOOUP‎, Today 06:40 AM
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Binge/Cheat Day and Water Retention - Experiences?

I wanted to get some insight on what others have experienced on cheat days and average water retention. Long story short, I had a large gathering last Saturday and had a bit too much to eat and drink. I started the day off with a nice 5 mile run, weighing in at 190lbs. My alcohol consumption...

jasinc81‎, Today 06:47 AM
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Maintenance level

Main goal: lose fat 10/24 164.4 lbs - 1201 calories + 2 workouts 10/25 163.2 lbs - 1402 calories + 2 workouts 10/26 162.8 lbs - 1496 calories + 2 workouts 10/27 162.6 lbs I've been going up in calories to see the maximum amount of calories I can have without gaining weight. Maybe around...

blondechic451‎, Today 08:24 AM
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Am I going too low?

Long story short, I dirty-bulked and screwed up about 2 years worth of work. I started at 220lbs in 2014, and by the beginning of 2016 I was a 125 lb skeleton. I am currently 5'8"/170 lbs/25-30% body-fat. Tomorrow I am beginning my cut. My macros are ~1400 kcal/day with 140g protein/105g carbs/47g...

Oldghost‎, Yesterday 03:12 PM
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Are these calculations correct? Please help - measly reps

Let's say I were to cut and decrease my caloric intake compared to my maintenance calories by 300 calories. That would equal to 33 grams of fat daily, right? Is it safe to assume that with only 300 calories in deficit, I will be able to retain a lot/most muscle mass? In that case, 33grams of...

AlexTheNewbie‎, Today 02:56 AM
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How to lose fat and not water/muscle?

I want to lose 15 lbs and dont exactly know how to go about it. I dont want to calorie/macrocount, I just want to know if it's better to follow a diet like ketogenic or plant based/vegan to lose actual body fat. Also I can cardio exercise 30 min daily.

naza12345‎, Today 06:22 AM
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Unhappy Chest fat or gyno ?

I am an average sized person, neither fat nor lean. However my chest seems more loose and saggy compared to any other body part. I have uploaded my chest pictures. Can anyone who is expert in this field tell me if I have chest fat or gyno. Whether this type of chest condition can be fixed by...

pinakspidey‎, Yesterday 11:05 PM
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Smile Cutting Progress...

Hey everyone! I am a 16 year old male and my stats are:63 kg or 139 lbs.My bodyfat seems to be around 20%,even though i kinda have a blurry 4 pack.I have been cutting for 70 days now,since august 14th of this year.I have been eating around 1500-1600 calories a day,which is a 25% caloric deficit...

Xoulidis‎, Today 03:46 AM
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how do i lost 3lbs/wk while not losing much muscle

I'm 6'0 321lbs and I want to be about 230lbs by 07/17 I work out 5x/wk 1+ hr weights/ 4-5 reps 1+ hr cardio I want to lose the weight the fastest way possible but at the same time I want to do it safely how many calories do I need to eat daily

bonesjones84‎, 10-25-2016 11:55 AM
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Exclamation Just a guy trying to not to be fat anymore! Help me

I'm 22 years old 6' 1" 305lbs I would really like it if a some outstanding fit folks could help me by telling me what to do. I would like to be around 205, how do you lose fat while gaining muscle or do I gain muscle then lose fat any tips meal plans workouts anything helpful would be very...

Thatguy0‎, Yesterday 11:22 AM
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Loose skin...

I have been reading through this forum for the past few days. I know everybody posts about loose skin and how most of the time nothing can really be done about it. But I would like to post a couple of pictures of myself and get some professional opinions and maybe something that I can do in order...

PaulWall1986‎, 07-18-2012 10:50 AM
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Advice - wanting to 'look good' - in between fat loss & muscle gain

Hey guys, I've signed up for this forum in the hope you might you may be able to offer some advice. Male, 25 years old, 5 foot 9 inches. ** My Story ** About 15 months ago I changed jobs. I realised that I had put on a lot of weight in a stressful job and had let myself go a little. I...

Skydivers1234‎, 10-25-2016 02:25 PM
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So Frustrated, can't lose fat anymore

I'm 40 years old, and have been cutting for 5 months now. I started at 203 pounds and I'm down to 180 pounds now. My body fat was close to 30% but is around 22% now. The problem is that I have completely hit a wall with fat loss. For the last month, nothing I do results in more fat loss. I've...

yasento‎, 10-23-2016 03:37 AM
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look fat when sitting down

ok well im between 13-16% bf i think i have come along way and lost 50 lbs but this is me right here but when i sit down i feel like i have loads fat like big rolls of disgusting huge greasy fat :( (over exaggeration) Why is this i thought...

Dannymck_33‎, 10-11-2008 05:04 PM
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How could I maintain/or gain size and lose my bf%

Okay, so as with many on this forum I would really like to lose some body fat I am also very interested in getting bigger but that is going to have to take a back seat I am 5'10 180 pounds my gym did an assessment (anytime fitness) and told me that i have 9% percent bodyfat but I feel they are...

Trey234‎, 10-25-2016 06:18 PM
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Cutting But Gaining..?

So, I'm facing a dilemma... Before I get to the details, I'm 6'1 and 237lbs. Prior military (Army) but then suffered multiple spinal injuries. I'm on a 1000 cal diet right (Counting Calories) now to cut. Been on it for about 2 weeks and have been hitting the gym often (6 days a week) while...

Minzein‎, 10-25-2016 07:37 PM
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