So I'm a 16 y/o female and I'm 5'0 and around 97 pounds. I eat 6 times a day; protein shakes, lean meats, vegetables, yogurts, fruits...whole wheat...etc... and I work out 20 minutes(intense) a day 7 days a week and work out with light weights and do lunges and abdominal exercises. I have tried the Oatmeal diet before and (I don't use a scale) it looked like I was losing half a pound a day. After the... 5 day diet I kept the weight off... so I want to do it again just so my lower abs are more visible. What I'm worried about is: I don't want to lose the muscles in my legs because I work on them every other day. Have any of you tried this diet? And is it bad because you only eat 3 times a day? Oatmeal+apple 3 times a day. I thought that after I'd go back to the diet I'm doing now... so I'd already have my results but maintain them w/ this 6 meals a day diet... that's a lot like the zone diet. What do you think?
P.S. Do you guys who work out allow yourself at least one sweet a day? Like for instance an oreo or 2?
01-16-2010, 06:08 PM #1
I want to lose 4 pounds on the Oatmeal Diet?
01-16-2010, 06:26 PM #2
An oreo or two is nothing. Most people on this site with eat anything in moderation. You just need to know how you body works.My Workout Log (NEW): http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136142601
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01-16-2010, 06:35 PM #3
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So only abs are your goal?
Well, if you've time, give Emma new thread a read.
I would hope you gain bulk instead of losing, so you can maybe someday get 6-pack at 130 lbs?
01-16-2010, 07:51 PM #4
Thanks, I had no idea that you guys (bodybuilders) allowed yourselves to eat things like cookies. But now that you've oked one or two.. I'm gonna go have one lol
01-16-2010, 07:54 PM #5
01-16-2010, 07:58 PM #6
2eggs scrambled with cheese on toast and OJ
5oz chicken sauteed in olive oil served over a salad with a multitude of veges and balsamic vinegar thrown on and a drizzle more of olive oil
4oz steak? or burger if you prefer with some cooked potatoes
1 scoop of ice cream or two cookies and a glass of milk
It's just an example..get a variety of food in you and you can make "healthy" food taste good, and you can eat some "junk"
also don't worry about getting bulky and a manly looking body..trust me it's not easy to do that..it doesn't happen by accident lol"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!"-Henry Ford
01-16-2010, 08:00 PM #7
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Any diet like the "oatmeal diet" or the "grapefruit diet" is a waste of time. Its not the proper way to diet. There are no shortcuts or easy ways to getting those abs you want. Its hard work. You have to spend the time and do the research into learning how to diet and exercise properly. I didnt read the thread that was linked, but I know Emma writes some good stuff. Spend your time reading and researching....it will save you a lot of headache in the end.
P.S. THere is no such thing as spot reduction, so working out "in that area" wont give you abs. Abs are built in the kitchen!
P.S.S. Get a scale. You cant "see" a half pound loss on a daily basis. But, you may THINK youre seeing all kinds of things!"Who the Son sets free is free indeed....."
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01-16-2010, 08:19 PM #8
01-16-2010, 08:35 PM #9
"I'm afraid of bulking up/getting muscular because I want to keep a feminine looking body. I'd probably look so different at 130 pounds lol."
Note that this is a bodybuilding site.....
You are wasting your time with this diet. Luckily, you can read the stickies here and you will find a wealth of advice. But if you are set on this oatmeal thing...I think you will only find support on sites other than this one.
01-16-2010, 10:08 PM #10
You're never going to get bulky, unless you start taking steroids.
Don't look at this as a diet, but rather a lifestyle change. Choose a way of eating that you can stick with for the long run.
Don't try any of those crazy fad diets. Just eat healthy and watch your calories, also pick up the heavy weights. Don't be scared.
Seriously, you'll get that "toned" look that females are often after, but have no idea the way to get it is to lift heavy, not through a billion reps with 1 pound dumbbells."Life's not a bitch. Life is a beautiful woman. You only call her a bitch 'cause she won't let you get that pussy. Maybe she didn't feel y'all shared any similar interests, or maybe you're just an ******* who couldn't sweet talk the princess." - Aesop Rock, "Daylight".
"Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you will ever own." - Baz Luhrmann.
01-16-2010, 11:00 PM #11
01-16-2010, 11:36 PM #12
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