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Casinomark
02-05-2002, 08:09 PM
Hello im new to this board and im glad i found it there is so much helpful info hero and the search engine works great.
Im 29 , 6 feet and 273 pounds. I started at 278 and have been dieting i would like to get down to 200 pounds by November so i have lots of time however well im working out if i dont see results all the time i get depressed and dont go to the gym.
I need some supplements to help me lose this weight so i can results on going. I have read allot here and im thinking of going with the Ripped fuel extreme, im a little worried about the ephdra thing dont want to have a heart attack in the gym, i was going to go with hydroxycut however its alot more money it seems. ANyways im reaching out to you all for any suggestions on what is best for me. thank you for all who respond

Casinomark

Extas
02-05-2002, 08:26 PM
I'm in almost the same boat as you!

I weigh 275 lbs, 6' tall, 24 years old. I actually took Ripped Fuel Extreme and it gave me palpitations quite often so I just said "to hell with it" and am gonna do it my way.

I have been lifting for like 3 months and have been trying to watch my diet but haven't lost much weight. But, I'm sure I lost some bodyfat and my workout partner is great.

Which brings me to my point... get a partner with similar goals, or maybe even what you want to become, and get motivated. If I ever miss a lift I head to the gym on my day off. Plus I walk 60 mins a day at least 5 days per week.

I'm trying and don't have results I want so I'm also disappointed, but what's the alternative?

chaseinator
02-06-2002, 04:59 AM
All I have to say is that it is great you want to lose weight!
This is how it all starts... you need to give more information like how many times you workout, what you exactly do for working out, and most importantly what you are eating... if say you are working out 4/5 times a week with cardio and eating right the weight should be melting off...
Remember this working out game is more 80% eating, 20% working out... stay focused

Original Poster
02-06-2002, 05:03 AM
GUYS - NEVER GIVE UP.


I have been where you both are. You didn't gain it in a month or two, so you can't expect to loose it in a month or two.

My inspirational story.....

I woke up one day(over 3 yearts ago) and decided it was time to get healthy. I stopped smoking (cold turkey) andI took out my wife,s treadmill (the one I bought here and she used a few times an put it in the basement). I walked a 20 min mile and I almost died. Wow was I out of shape. I started to watch what I ate and started exercising regularly. after the first 20 lbs or so, I really began to educate myself on this amazing contraption called the body. It sort of snowballed for me. Sure, protein, ECA stacks, cardio, cardio and more cardio.

But what was the absolute kicker for me was when I seriously got back to weight training. WOW was I getting strong and healthy. Now some 90lbs later, i feel better now than when I was 20. I train like a mad man. I am actually addicted. If I miss a few workout, I can't wait to get back to my training. (I travel for work sometimes)

Remember, I set out to get healty not to get to a certain weight.
Without muscle, we are all just a bag of goo and bones.
I am strong and healty but it is a continual struggle to mix it up and keep it fresh. For me, this board is one of the ways I have found to do just that.

DIET, DIET, DIET - chart what you eat.
(you may want to look into a keto diet, it is great for building and preserving hard earned muscle.) Not atkin's, but a bodybuilders version that has been perfected for muscle preservation and gains. Eat 5-6 smaller meals day.

Cardio - cardio- cardio.

Get enough rest. Quality rest.

Keep protein intake to min. 1gram/lb of body weight.

Lift heavy, but train each bodypart only 1 day a week.
Over training will limit gains and canabolize muscle.

Search "keto" or "ketonic diet" for more info.

Spend time learning how the body works and make up a routine that works for you. Making sure to change up every 6-8 weeks or so.

Diet, routine and dedication.

3 months of weight lifting should be enough to begine to see some results if diet and routine are even half way decent. Keep it up and continue to learn. I think it takes a few years before most begin to really learn what works for them and even then, it can be a constant struggle, but it usually gets easier.


good luck.

Original Poster
02-06-2002, 05:08 AM
Oh one other thing......

Get busy in life.

Don't watch it, LIVE IT.

The little things like taking the stairs, walking at lunch, keeping your house and yard cleaner and nicer can all help.

I chose to just GET BUSY.

sanitarium16
02-06-2002, 07:07 AM
Im 6'0 230 and im getting a gut. NOT GOOD. What im gonna do is when im hungry dont eat junk food and like eat carrots and stuff. figure ill lose it.

Original Poster
02-06-2002, 10:10 AM
carrots are high in natural sugars but they are better than potato chips. Don't eat too many.
Healthy snacks are a great Idea though.

I would opt for cutting out junk food totally, going to 5-6 meals a day and doing some cardio say 3-5 days a week(AM, if possible). IMHO

Proper diet and staying away from alcohol especially beer will aid in fat loss.

You may want to look into keto diet.

lalala
02-06-2002, 10:23 AM
another thing that has been working for a lot of people is a new diet/workout program called the Testosterone Advantage Plan. Well thought out and comes with alot of logs and menus to keep you focused.

Original Poster
02-06-2002, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by lalala
another thing that has been working for a lot of people is a new diet/workout program called the Testosterone Advantage Plan. Well thought out and comes with alot of logs and menus to keep you focused.


I agree. It is a decent plan. Though, I would tweak it a bit.
I have read about it and it is a good starting place especially for people who have a hard time staying focused

DA_Champion
02-06-2002, 04:08 PM
Ok i was at 212 lbs in april and im 179 now... not as much as you guys want but my pointers will help nonetheless.

- Drink lots of water. 16+ glasses of water a day and a lot throughout the day. Carry a glass of bottled water and keep refilling it.

- always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

- morning cereal... go for the high fiber ones.

- bread: whole wheat or rye

- make breakfast bigger, lunch better, and dinner earlier and smaller.

- cut the soda

- milk, skim has no vitamins and minerals and 2% is fatty, take the 1%

- eat slowly.

- drink tea it boosts metabolism.

- ketchup relish good, other condoments bad.

- vinegar lowers the glycemic index of food.

- take walks after dinner sometimes ( this hasnt been working for me because of montreal's wheater i freeze to death).

dnth8daplaya
02-06-2002, 04:16 PM
GOOD ADVICE man!! what kinda cereal would you suggest and as far as tea goes, is there any kind in particular, oh yeah what about soy milk, is that any good..I been drinking between 4 and 6 liters of water a day, i'm wondering if thats enough..thanks

DA_Champion
02-06-2002, 04:24 PM
5 litres of soy milk a day, thats a lot you're probably farting like one of those cows on the farms in new england, cut that down.

As for cereal, i take all bran but in the usa ive seen your supermarkets you have a wider variety of coices... just spend ten minutes going through all the cereal nutritional labels, fiber being the number one priority

if one has 10 grams of fiber in a 50 gram serving, and the other 12 in a 70 gram serving, you know which has more.

Oh yeah i forgot chick peas and green peas are very good. Use olive oil on them.

rrpruett
02-06-2002, 05:08 PM
I am in the same boat. I am 319 now and started at 332 the first of the year. I am doing the Body for Life deal and it has been great. I am in the gym 6 nights a week. three with weights and three on cardio. I have been eating 5 to 6 meals per day but I have been lacking on the water intake. I need to get with it on the water.

My goal is to be at 240 by Jan 2003. I have not heard if any of you took or are taking any cutting products. I started taking Betalean but I do not know if it is very good or not. I asked the question on this board in another section but got no response.

Lets keep it up!!

rrpruett
02-06-2002, 05:08 PM
Forgot to mention I am almost 40 years old!

dnth8daplaya
02-06-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by DA_Champion
5 litres of soy milk a day, thats a lot you're probably farting like one of those cows on the farms in new england, cut that down.

As for cereal, i take all bran but in the usa ive seen your supermarkets you have a wider variety of coices... just spend ten minutes going through all the cereal nutritional labels, fiber being the number one priority

if one has 10 grams of fiber in a 50 gram serving, and the other 12 in a 70 gram serving, you know which has more.

Oh yeah i forgot chick peas and green peas are very good. Use olive oil on them. HAHHA oh damn!! i would be a farting mofo ..but i was talkin about the water, man..not the milk

Extas
02-06-2002, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the great supportive replies folks.

I realize this is a bb forum but this is the best forum I've come across, plus I can order stuff from here hehe.

Anyway, I have been eating well, 5-6 meals spread evenly, and protein is the focus of most my meals. I need to cut the soda but other than that I'm confident I'll get to where I need to be. My best friend is getting married in Summer 2003 and I'll be standing up. Also, my ex-gf will be there, need to show her what's up ;) !!!

CTfl
02-06-2002, 09:50 PM
Diet is definitely essential. My diet consists almost completely of water, chicken, and protein shakes. I take multi-vitamins and an amino acid supplement as well. I've given up soda, junk food, various other unhealthy beverages/foods. I've stopped smoking pot (not that I did often anyway) and also given up drinking (now that was a big sacrifice! :)) My cardio consists completely of running (outside, not on a treadmill at the gym -- some fresh air can't hurt.) I prefer running more than any other cardio and it made my calves swell up pretty nice too! Double bonus there. I spend Mon-Fri. in the gym. I'm starting to finally shed pounds after about 3 months of working out. In the first 3 months I put on a nice amount of muscle but didn't really shed much fat. My diet was pretty strict and I did my cardio 3-4 days a week for about 30 mins. a day and I was definitely stronger but not much leaner. I've just recently started on a Xenadrine cycle (this supplement isn't for everyone but it doesn't bother me a bit so I'm lovin it) and upped my cardio to 6-7 days a week, for at least 1 hour a day. Some will tell you this much cardio burns to much muscle but I really haven't lost any strength at the gym. Maybe I will, but I figure I'm willing to sacrifice a little muscle to lose the fat. I guess that opinion varies from person to person. I think I've noticed more fat loss in the past week or so than I have in the past 3 months. I don't know if it's the Xenadrine and extra cardio (probably both), but something is definitely working! :)

Anyway, when you're just starting, going to the gym may seem like a bit of a task. After a month or so you'll probably be addicted like me! I think about working out probably just as much as sex and that's a huge statement for any guy much less a 19 year old. :) If I missed a workout I don't know what I'd do, it hasn't happened in 3 months though. So far so good :)

Also try to get a gram of protein for each pound of body weight. (ex. 250lbs = 250g of protein) Even at 200lbs. I find this extremely difficult without spending $100/mo. on protein shake mix so just get as much as you can. I can get 200g of protein some days but not always. I'd say at the very minimum though, half your body weight * grams of protein. (ex. 250lbs = 125g of protein) But really try to get the extra protein, and if you've got the money have more shakes and bars. :)

Good luck!

TreyofHearts
02-06-2002, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by CTfl
Also try to get a gram of protein for each pound of body weight. (ex. 250lbs = 250g of protein) Even at 200lbs. I find this extremely difficult without spending $100/mo. on protein shake mix so just get as much as you can. I can get 200g of protein some days but not always. I'd say at the very minimum though, half your body weight * grams of protein. (ex. 250lbs = 125g of protein) But really try to get the extra protein, and if you've got the money have more shakes and bars. :)

Good luck!

Fat free cottage cheese is a good, inexpensive way to help get your protein in. 1 1 1/2 cup serving will give you 45g of protein.

Trey

Original Poster
02-07-2002, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by rrpruett

My goal is to be at 240 by Jan 2003. I have not heard if any of you took or are taking any cutting products. I started taking Betalean but I do not know if it is very good or not. I asked the question on this board in another section but got no response.

Lets keep it up!!


rrpruet,

I like just about any good ECA stack to aid in cutting, as well as giving me an extra gear for training. Thermo-cuts, Xedrine-rfa1, animal cuts, ect. I think they are all pretty much the same.
They do help, but they don't replace good diet and training.

Remember, they are supps not replacements.

Your goal is achievable.

Good luck.

DA_Champion, - NICE POST.

Mr. Enigma
02-07-2002, 04:58 AM
I've begun cutting out a lot of the more solid foods I used to eat (roast beef sandwiches, stir-fry, etc.) and instead began making lots of soup. Beef, chicken, and fish --and lots of vegatables. I would make more than one pot of soup a day if I thought I could get away with it.

Speaking of which, I've heard cabbage is great for dropping weight --how about cabbage soup?

DA_Champion
02-07-2002, 05:25 AM
Ok guys, dont take thermogenics like xenadrin, they take away some iof the best things you get from cardio like lower blood pressure.

For proteins, tuna is like 1.25 a can and in one can you get 35 grams roughly.

Another guy somewhere on these boards says he spends 1.75 on chocolate milk (1 litre) after every workout, great idea thats 32 grams.

CTfl
02-07-2002, 07:28 AM
TreyofHearts that cottage cheese sounds promising. I'll have to check it out. As long as that 1 1/2 cups doesn't have 500 calories or something I'll be including in my diet! :)

I don't really have the appetites that you guys have, never have, I guess it's just really poor metabolism because dieting is the easiest part of this for me. Considering the Xenadrine is an appetite suppresant on top of that, I'm like "oh geez, it's been 2 hours I need to eat AGAIN?" haha.

As for the Xenadrine causing higher blood pressure I've heard that it's true. I'm not recommended anyone take Xenadrine but I'm saying it melts fat off like butter. You should definitely read up about all the warnings, etc. before going ECA though.

Dorian
02-07-2002, 08:13 AM
to the guy wanting to lose weight. Stay away from stimulants right now. Being overweight can aggravate any condition you may have unknowingly and it will place extra stress on your organs.
I would use a full body workout 3 times a week. But I would modify it to be like this. Do one upper body such as chest rest and then do a lower body like leg curls. keep doing this for about 30 minutes. But don't overdo it the first few times. It can be stressful when done right. If you need more info feel free to e-mail me.
as for diet well it's evident that you need to cut out the junk and start eating right. But what is right? I like to use the keto diet it allows fat to be shed quickly and easily. But not everyone likes to use it. If you want to use something else then just figure out your caloric expenditure (how many cals needed for one day) then subtract 500 from it. If you lsow down or don't really lose fat then subtract 100 more weekly until you reach the desired loss levels. Again if you require more then e-mail myself or fitnessman.