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rje4784
02-27-2011, 11:01 PM
I am currently 5'7, and at 184 lbs, at 21% bf

I need to achieve under 173 by April 1st, this is a short term goal, but has repercussions (my career) if not met.

My current diet for the last 2 days has been about 1025 Cals, 17g fat, and 155 carbs

I have lost a pound but it could be water weight fluctuation.

My diet consists of 5 small meals spaced 2-3 hours apart (in no particular order):

1/2 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup iceberg salad
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup fatfree cottage cheese
5 small red/orage sweet peppers
1/2 clif bar
1 cup organic bran/flax cereal w/ NO milk
1 serv imitation crab legs (better than JUST tuna!)
3 serv Albacore solid white canned tuna

I am also taking 2 hydroxycut HC per day, w/ 1 Gnc Athlete vitamin pack
I also take 2 scoops wheybolic extreme 60, 1 morning 1 afternoon to up my caloric and protein intake.

I also run at least 30 min a day and at several points do max sets of push ups and pull ups. Please give me advice on how to further refine these methods.

rje4784
02-27-2011, 11:02 PM
Note: I am also taking in between 1 and 2 gallons of water per day.

sakofan
02-27-2011, 11:15 PM
I am currently 5'7, and at 184 lbs, at 21% bf

I need to achieve under 173 by April 1st, this is a short term goal, but has repercussions (my career) if not met.

I also run at least 30 min a day and at several points do max sets of push ups and pull ups. Please give me advice on how to further refine these methods.

Rule of thumb: 500 cals under maintenance / day x 7 days = 3500 cals per week or about 1lb.

You may lose a bit more or less than this, depending on your own diet, metabolism and training. A good place to start to help you with your goal is to find your basal metabolic rate (calories burned by just doing nothing), then factor in your activites and go from there.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation

rje4784
02-27-2011, 11:33 PM
My BMR calculated to about 1800 doing nothing, but I usually require 2700 with the PT that I actually do. So using this math I should lose up to 2 lbs every 2 to 3 days, provided I limit myself to 1000-1100 cals per day?

sakofan
02-27-2011, 11:47 PM
It could work short term, fortunately you only need a few weeks. If you start to get a bit lethargic or find your training suffering, you may need to adjust the cals.

rje4784
02-28-2011, 04:39 AM
Thank you. I need to lose at least 2.5 lbs per week and am anxious to see how this plays out. I only want to do this for the required time, then adjust up to a 1800 for non training and 2400 for training days