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  • Weight loss is not linear, due to water weight...

    Weight loss is not linear, due to water weight shifts and other factors you may have weeks where you lose nothing on the scale and the next week you lose 2kg. Just watch the long term...
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    Your TDEE may very well be over 3000, so yes you...

    Your TDEE may very well be over 3000, so yes you could probably start off with a 2100-2200 calorie level which is probably in the vicinity of 1000 calorie deficit already for you. But you won't know...
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    Every. Single. Time. "As soon as possible"...

    Every. Single. Time.

    "As soon as possible" is not how you become successful with long term weight-loss, which really needs to be a lifestyle change. You didn't get to 260 lbs quickly so you...
  • Come on man, this isn't rocket science. Lean...

    Come on man, this isn't rocket science. Lean protein = chicken, egg whites, whey, greek yogurt, tuna, cottage cheese, whitefish, lean cuts of beef, etc.

    145g of protein
    65g of fats
    190g of...
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    You didn't gain 12 lbs in 6 weeks eating 2100...

    You didn't gain 12 lbs in 6 weeks eating 2100 calories a day.

    Height? Weight? Age?
  • Start with 3000 and see how that feels. If that...

    Start with 3000 and see how that feels. If that has you losing about 2-3 lbs a week then you know you have your calories dialed in, if not then adjust your calories as required.
  • This doesn't make any sense, you weren't losing...

    This doesn't make any sense, you weren't losing but at 2200 but you don't drop 9 lbs in a month by just dropping 300 calories a day. I'd be willing to be you were already in a deficit, and you had...
  • Thread: Help

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    Nothing wrong with that, whatever works for you...

    Nothing wrong with that, whatever works for you personally is always the right answer.
  • Thread: Help

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    Keep in mind OP most people (we're talking...

    Keep in mind OP most people (we're talking naturals here) aren't going to be lean and muscular at 6'2" and 196 lbs. If you want to maintain your weight then thats fine, but don't expect to maintain...
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    Concur with what Blink said above, at ~1600...

    Concur with what Blink said above, at ~1600 calories you would (1) be losing weight at a much faster clip and (2) you would probably feel absolutely drained/dead all the time. Comparisons aren't...
  • What do you mean by "what should be your TDEE"? ...

    What do you mean by "what should be your TDEE"? Only you know what your TDEE is by ACCURATELY TRACKING CALORIES over a period of time and watching what your weight does. Then eat the amount of...
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    Yep good catch, sorry I should have added that in...

    Yep good catch, sorry I should have added that in as well.
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    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=17...

    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=173439001

    Macronutrient Intake

    Make sure that your diet meets the minimum protein and fat intake.

    Protein minimum: 0.7 gram per pound of...
  • I'd put you over 20% bodyfat, maybe in the 22-23%...

    I'd put you over 20% bodyfat, maybe in the 22-23% zone. If I were you I would focus on fat loss vice gaining right now.

    Eat in a calorie deficit, while continuing your lifting program.

    Your...
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    OP your post history suggests that you have a...

    OP your post history suggests that you have a habit of not following advice you are given, and circling back around here every year with virtually zero change.

    You need a solid workout program...
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    This... I have seen people have wildy different...

    This... I have seen people have wildy different DEXA results just 1 week apart - at the exact same body weight, and on the same machine, under the same general conditions (empty stomach, hydration...
  • Thread: Plan and %BF

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    Yeah, its a common problem. if you're intent on...

    Yeah, its a common problem. if you're intent on getting a bit leaner then I would probably cut no more than about 10-12 more lbs, then reverse course into building mode.
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    OP you're not eating enough protein, you should...

    OP you're not eating enough protein, you should be getting 130-140g of protein a day, minimum.

    You're probably in the 17-18% zone right now, but I would actually question your need to cut very...
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    Weigh yourself first thing in the morning after...

    Weigh yourself first thing in the morning after using the bathroom before ingesting anything.

    I suggest you go back 1 page and read the "Dont Look Past the Basics" sticky thread at the top of the...
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    Eggs don't necessarily = high cholesterol, the...

    Eggs don't necessarily = high cholesterol, the rest of your diet contributes to that as well. I eat 4 whole eggs every day and my cholesterol is always quite low.
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