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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: *** 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: 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 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: 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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Getting down the body fat %

Hi guys. Apologies in advance if I've posted in a wrong section. This is my first post, but I've massively benefited from all the fantastic knowledge from members in the past. I started a determined weight loss program starting around March 10th. I was about 187kg and 23% (maybe) body fat....

Simonoliverhoot‎, Today 07:04 AM
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Diet and lowering body fat %

Hi guys. Apologies in advance if I've posted in a wrong section. This is my first post, but I've massively benefited from all the fantastic knowledge from members in the past. I started a determined weight loss program starting around March 10th. I was about 187kg and 23% (maybe) body fat....

Simonoliverhoot‎, Today 08:41 PM
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Insulin Resistance & Fat Loss Advice?

So my doc tells me I'm insulin resistant and pre-diabetic. Does this effect the way I need to diet in order to lose fat effectively? Can I still eat the way most ppl recommend on this board (just hit protein and fat minimums, and then fill in the rest of your calories with whatever you want),...

shamrockceo‎, Yesterday 10:27 PM
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continue to cut, or bulk? but..

have been cutting for three months eating approx 2,000 daily. Heavy resistance 4x a week and LISS 5 days a week. Been cheating here and there with some weekends offsetting my weekly deficits, and the primary reason for this is lack of willpower and/or leptin. I am almost done a maintenance...

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1200 calorie a day diet, but always hungry!

Hey everyone, According to MyFitnessPal, I have to eat 1200 calories per day to lose weight. I am 115 pounds, 19 years old, and 5'3". I exercise 5-6 times a week (30 minutes strength training, 30 minutes cardio) For breakfast, I would usually eat either cereal with almond milk, or oatmeal...

vanillapop‎, Today 10:44 AM
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help me understand how to lose fat

I'm currently 5'4" at 190 lbs and have decided it's time to make a change, but I need some help. My diet, although not the best, I make my own food at home and trying to keep it balanced. I try to include veggies (spinach, broccoli, power greens, beets), protein (lean chicken, ground turkey,...

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Firefighter Candidate Help !!

Hi everybody, so heres my situation: current weight 245 pounds at 5'7 and need to drop down to about 225 to clear my medical for the fire department. Whats the fastest way I can achieve this, it seems as of the past couple days my body is holding on at 245lbs. I started at 266. The body fat cut off...

glassesmalone‎, Today 03:23 PM
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Losing Body Fat % Pic included

I'm trying to lean up over the summer. Can you guys guestimate my body fat %? Any general tips/advice for this cut to be succesful? I'm also on a gluten free/dairy free diet. Diet for cut: Breakfast: 3 whole eggs, 30 grams oatmeal w/1 banana, 1 scoop of ON whey protein w/water Lunch: 57 grams...

Kenshin97‎, Today 12:13 PM
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Losing weight maintaining strength means maintaining muscle?

Hi, I have lost weight from 150 to 133 in the last about 6 months and have maintained all of my lifts or increased them. My lifts are near an intermediate level of strength so not newb gains. I was wondering if this means that I have maintained most of my muscle, but that surprises me because at...

ma18‎, 05-23-2016 08:45 PM
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16 year old trying to cut fat.

Hi guys, I am 16 years of age, 185 pounds, and about 5'7 in height. I play football in the Fall and workout 6 days a week. I seem to be gaining muscle in my legs. arms, and chest however I still have a lot of belly fat on me. My meals for the day are usually Oatmeal or eggs for breakfast, chicken,...

SteefyGainz‎, Today 07:02 PM
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406.8 to 265

I started off at 406.8 November 17th. I was like 49% bf I think. As of today i'm 365, 100 lbs to go. I'll post periodically to keep myself honest. It's a long way off but i'm not going to fail this go-round.

rbjames74‎, 01-12-2016 07:04 AM
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7 months of cutting; unsure of what to do next

Hello, I've been lifting for a year and 8 months, and have made a great deal of progress. I don't want to stop lifting now, but I'm confused as to what my next step should be. When I first started working out again in August 2014, my body fat was over 16 percent, but I chose to bulk anyway,...

LiftEatGrow‎, Today 10:06 AM
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How to keep strength up on a cut?

Have been cutting real slow (about .5 to .75 lbs a week) for a couple of months now, and have managed, through switching up my programming a pinch and switching up my supplement use, to steadily gain strength while slowly dropping body fat. However, that is finally starting to stagnate and I want...

willsheehan‎, Today 11:16 AM
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Exclamation Critique me

Goal Loose inches all over, firm up and build a booty. Basically lean with a booty :) Current nutrition 30 g carbs 100 g protein 31 g fat 800 calories (I know that's low but I don't get hungry! I eat alot of bulky vegetables) LOTS of water I will change my macros and calories once I am...

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Kirkland Egg Whites vs Egg Whites International

Hi FitFam, Has anyone compared drinking the Kirkland Egg Whites vs Egg Whites International (EWI)? Egg Whites International is not slimy and mixes well with other juices, proteins, flavors but how does it compare to the Kirkland Egg Whites? I received my first 4 gallons of EWI but even being...

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Should I start Bulking? BF Estimate?

Hey folks, I am doing Fierce 5 on a cut for 4 months so far. I am 171 cm and was 77 kg when I started. Right now I am 69 Kg. Wondering what is my bf % right now? I am thinking of losing 3 kg more to burn little bit more fat then do a clean slow bulk. Thank you in advance.

joelino‎, Today 02:05 PM
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Im not sure if this is the right place (i am also posting the same thing in "Losing Fat") to be but I am looking for help with shedding weight. I am currently 5'10" 220lbs, BMI of 31.6. I was eating 2800 calories to get back to 220 in order to shed again. The first time I shed, I went from 268 to...

Larrys4‎, Today 04:31 PM
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Talking Need confirmation on deficit

Hey I'm 18, 5'9 and weigh 152-153. I'm cutting for the summer and was wondering if a 1850 calorie deficit seems about accurate for a safe rate of fat loss/muscle maintaince. I'm in the gym typically 4-5 days a week for at least 50 mins to an hour each session. I work at a grocery store so my job...

jdarner‎, Today 03:08 PM
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Smile Estimate my body fat percentage please!

My stats: 26M 6'4" SW:245 CW:210 GW:N/A BF% Goal: 7% I started working out August 2015. Didn't really have a plan just tried what I thought would work. Long story short; I got my act together figured out meal planning, calorie tracking and workout program. I didn't know what my body fat %...

sdw1990‎, Today 04:00 PM
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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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Plateau - need a bigger deficit - or too early to call?

I'm in that 13-14% BF range and have been cutting for about 3 weeks, consistently eating 2000 calories a day, with two refeeds of 2500 in that time. My weight hasn't changed much in the last week. Just wondering if I should create a bigger deficit (eg, add some cardio) or keep things as they are...

timhet‎, Today 03:31 PM
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Realistic Expectations?

Mods, please move this if I'm in the wrong section. 6'2" 173 lbs, 21 years old. Skinny fat, 11% bf. Have some muscle on me from the past 18 months of training, but never have eaten enough or lifted heavy enough to put on any significant muscle. I've started to focus a lot more on my nutrition as...

Abrew94‎, Today 01:15 PM
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HELP! Bulk or too skinny to cut? Newbie here

Hi all, new to this site but hoping to get some advice from you all! I'm 6ft3 and weigh 12stone 10 pounds currently. I want to get to 13.5 stone but i also want to lose my skinny fat love handles and lower belly fat i gained on a previous bulk which wasn't brilliant. I am very unhappy with it...

Martin210291‎, Today 02:52 PM
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Washboard abs vs six pack (depth abs)

I'm around 10 % BF and I consider myself to have a six pack or depth abs I like to call it. My question is, is it worth to cut down that extra 2-4 % BF to achieve the "washboard" abs? I put a lot of hard work to put on the most amount of lean muscle mass, but whenever you cut or put yourself at a...

a14keys‎, Today 03:26 PM
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Question Am I over weight?

Hi I'm 21 years old and weigh roughly 140 pounds. I do light weight training every day and two days out of the week I train Krav Maga and sparring (karate). My measurements are 27" waist, 40.5" hips, and 24" thigh, forearm 10" My diet isn't the greatest for breakfast boiled egg avocado and...

Imani405‎, Today 02:31 PM
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