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    Taking a week off from counting calories is...

    Taking a week off from counting calories is probably just going to cause you to overeat past maintenance and regain some fat.

    Especially if your counting was off in the first place (as most...
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    No.. That is completely illogical. If people's...

    No.. That is completely illogical.

    If people's "metabolisms" could adapt to lower calories than physiologically required for life, then no one would ever starve to death.

    And the actual effect...
  • You don't see any change, because without weight...

    You don't see any change, because without weight training you lose lean mass as well as fat on a calorie deficit, meaning that instead of looking leaner, you end up looking the same as before only...
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    And there is you problem ...right there. If...

    And there is you problem ...right there.

    If you don't weigh/measure literally everything going into your mouth, then you are just guessing as to how much you eat each day.

    Buy a food scale,...
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    500 cal/day deficit generally = one pound of fat...

    500 cal/day deficit generally = one pound of fat loss per week, so to be at 1 to 1.5 pounds of fat loss per week, your deficit should be between 500-750 cal/day. If you are losing 2+ pounds per week,...
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    8 pounds in three weeks is probably too...

    8 pounds in three weeks is probably too aggressive.

    If you want to retain the most lean mass then you need to try to stick to no more than about 1-1.5 pounds per week.

    Also, your fat macro is...
  • Sticky: 13-14% but you really need more muscle on your...

    13-14% but you really need more muscle on your frame at this point.
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    Eating more calories doesn't make you lose more...

    Eating more calories doesn't make you lose more weight. I mean seriously, would you eat less if you were trying to gain weight? If you have hit a point where the calories you are eating at no longer...
  • Lose more fat and start a proven lifting program...

    Lose more fat and start a proven lifting program for beginners (Fierce 5, Stronglifts) and follow it for the next six months.

    Once the fat has dropped in 2-4 months, start a slow bulk of 200...
  • Sticky: 14% ish but with almost no developed muscle. ...

    14% ish but with almost no developed muscle.

    And right now you aren't going to look "shredded" or "athletic" by losing any more weight, you are going to look like a famine victim.

    You really...
  • Sticky: 32-33% Cut while lifting hard in the gym to...

    32-33%

    Cut while lifting hard in the gym to try to regain some lost muscle mass.
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    Yes you count calories. Just because a food is...

    Yes you count calories. Just because a food is healthier doesn't mean that it is calorie -free. Eating 4000 calories of steamed, skinless chicken breasts and broccoli will still make a person fatter....
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    Depending on just how tall/big you are, 1800...

    Depending on just how tall/big you are, 1800 cal/day may be perfectly normal for your maintenance level.

    It's also possible that your calorie counting is off and your "1800/day" is really more...
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    Learn to eat less. IE. learn to eat better,...

    Learn to eat less.

    IE. learn to eat better, more filling foods with reasonable portion sizes and better impulse control rather than eating whatever junk you feel like each day and you won't need...
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    1. Talk to your parents about weight/health...

    1. Talk to your parents about weight/health issues.

    2. Eat less junk food.

    3. Spend less time playing video games and more time out walking.
  • Thread: Cut or Bulk?

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    Start a lifting program for beginners while...

    Start a lifting program for beginners while setting up a deficit of 500 cal/day for 4 months.

    Then reevaluate.
  • Sticky: Honestly? Based upon your current picture, I was...

    Honestly? Based upon your current picture, I was wrong back then and probably underestimated it by several percent. When a person is over 30%, without a side view it can be difficult to figure out...
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    If you want to do something stupid, then I...

    If you want to do something stupid, then I suppose that's what being a teenager is all about.

    /rollseyes
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    You have a 24" waist and a "six-pack". Why...

    You have a 24" waist and a "six-pack".

    Why would you keep cutting?
  • Sticky: Over 30% still. Probably 34-35% .

    Over 30% still.

    Probably 34-35% .
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