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    Had a great leg day #2 last night. didnt count...

    Had a great leg day #2 last night. didnt count macros as i chose to do my free meal in pizza... OMG pizza is my fav food, lol!!

    Finally got my paper done, cant say that it was great, but it wasnt...
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    In researching and unrelated topic today and came...

    In researching and unrelated topic today and came across this:
    https://www.fitwatch.com/blog/5-tips-to-avoid-plateaus-and-metabolic-slowdown

    was this the article you were referring to??

    Its a...
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    The crazy thing is, if you read the link i...

    The crazy thing is, if you read the link i provided about the starvation study.... it is eerily similar to what many go through during "comp prep"...
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    This is a really good "layman" write up of what...

    This is a really good "layman" write up of what happens
    http://www.leighpeele.com/starvation-mode

    I also like how layne explains things here, though i know this is more the "after affect" ...
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    Please watch this, as this is why we advise not...

    Please watch this, as this is why we advise not to use teaspoons, measuring cups etc... weigh by grams and do NOT use info straight from barcode scanners as this info is not always accurate. Again,...
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    the 1450 calorie level is fine, its really...

    the 1450 calorie level is fine, its really aggressive, but it is fine. 1200 is too low

    OP, your maintenance level would be closer to 2000 cals, 1450 is quite aggressive so if you were eating this,...
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    Hmm,, thats so funny that a research center would...

    Hmm,, thats so funny that a research center would want a referrall from a doc, especially since you are paying out of pocket. You could always tell your doc you are concerend about bone density...
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    Did you cut out foods or food groups during your...

    Did you cut out foods or food groups during your prep?
    Did you cut out sodium during the prep?
    Were you getting adequate fiber during your prep?
    Did you cut water drastically the week before your...
  • Thread: What Now?

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    The reality is that fat comes off relatively...

    The reality is that fat comes off relatively easy, muscle, on the other hand, is harder to build.

    Right now you have 2 choices if you are looking at building muscle:
    Bulk
    Recomp

    Bulking...
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    I think the issue is more optimal vs sub-optimal....

    I think the issue is more optimal vs sub-optimal.

    what i mean is that a beginner is going to see more optimal results with a properly designed program, 3 or 4 day split. Beginners typically...
  • Poll: Agree with the above. As much as i love lyle's...

    Agree with the above.
    As much as i love lyle's info... you have to take it with a grain of salt and also look at the individual situations.

    As the others have said... since you can not...
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    I didnt have to get a script from my doc, but...

    I didnt have to get a script from my doc, but then i went to a university research center vs a doctor office/lab setting, and i paid out of pocket for it as well. There are docs/labs here that do it...
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    Problem is that there are no calories or macros...

    Problem is that there are no calories or macros listed. 4 oz of protein is not going to all have the same macronutrient ratio. and saying 1 cup of greens is not good enough. Did the person you hired...
  • Poll: A) you are not high body fat b) 25% is not high...

    A) you are not high body fat
    b) 25% is not high body fat
    C) you cant rely on your scale as an accurate measure of body fat.
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    At your stats, you should be ready to walk on...

    At your stats, you should be ready to walk on stage now.

    If you do not look stage lean, it is due to lack of muscle which means you need to spend a lot of time building a muscle base before you do...
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    Agreed ^^^ They will continue to drop and...

    Agreed ^^^

    They will continue to drop and change for up to a year PO. It is way to early to be worried. Your muscles will relax but right now they have been put through a lot of trauma and it...
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    Its common for women to lose top down as the...

    Its common for women to lose top down as the lower body tends to carry more fat. Did you surgeon say how many pounds of loose skin you are looking at taking off??

    It just comes down to continue to...
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    For real though, my current programming is a 5...

    For real though, my current programming is a 5 day split... 6 exercises each day and trust me, its enough.....the above routine is just plain overkill. Its no surprise that OP looks "dead tired". I...
  • So your diet sounds a lot like what my daughter...

    So your diet sounds a lot like what my daughter was limited to at one point, so I know how hard it can be to work around such limitations.

    First I would say, dont focus so much on what you cant...
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    Dang! I just really love this analogy :D

    Dang! I just really love this analogy :D
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