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  • I don't see any reason to continue gaining. I...

    I don't see any reason to continue gaining. I would eat at a slight deficit. Are you doing any lifting? You need to be doing something for resistance exercise.
  • Thread: Eating more

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    Numbers not feelings are how you determine...

    Numbers not feelings are how you determine whether you're losing fat.

    Eat at X calories for a month. If you've lost weight at the one month point, you've lost fat regardless of whether you feel...
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    Either: 1. Don't work out 2. Make the...

    Either:

    1. Don't work out
    2. Make the decision to work out regardless of whether you want to, and do it.
    3. If this is a recent development (i.e., you used to want to work out and now don't),...
  • Yes, assuming by recomp you mean eating in only a...

    Yes, assuming by recomp you mean eating in only a small deficit or at maintenance. You would be better off focusing on fat loss (with a moderate deficit) as your primary goal. Lifting will help you...
  • Since you have a significant amount of weight to...

    Since you have a significant amount of weight to lose, start eating in a deficit now. As for progressing faster, there's nothing really wrong with it (e.g., I likely wouldn't start with just the bar...
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    This is a really good point. It can seem a bit...

    This is a really good point. It can seem a bit annoying to start to have to count calories but keep in mind that it's actually a sign of progress. Congrats on that big loss!
  • Asked and answered. Be supportive with the...

    Asked and answered.

    Be supportive with the what but understand that there is no "we" when it comes to following through on healthy living. The commitment to following through has to come from...
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    Your first thread said that you are 5'2" and 188...

    Your first thread said that you are 5'2" and 188 lbs. It doesn't matter what the bf scale says, you need to lose a significant amount of weight. Even when you are of a healthy weight, it won't matter...
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    Are you able to log your food without counting...

    Are you able to log your food without counting calories? As in, writing down the foods and approximate measurements (i.e., if you always use the same size serving spoon, "1 spoon mashed potatoes")?...
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    How much do you weigh? And are you a male or...

    How much do you weigh? And are you a male or female?
  • At your age and weight, you should focus on...

    At your age and weight, you should focus on building muscle. Most men who post similar stats, with the comment that they have an hourglass shape, have that shape due to low muscle mass. By building...
  • Walking can be good exercise and I'm a fan. Start...

    Walking can be good exercise and I'm a fan. Start off walking gently and then build from there as your fitness level improves.

    But if you're talking about walking with no intention to challenge...
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    The only thing you can do is commit to the long...

    The only thing you can do is commit to the long term project that is weight loss. I'm a woman who gains the majority of her weight in the stomach as well. Keep in mind that you'll lose fat from all...
  • Thread: Help !

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    Studies on protein requirements can vary...

    Studies on protein requirements can vary significantly but if you aim at .8 grams per pound of bodyweight, you can rest assured that your needs are covered (they may be more than covered and they...
  • If she doesn't want to do it, she's not going to...

    If she doesn't want to do it, she's not going to do it. I think that your heart is in the right place, but these types of changes only stick when the changee makes a solid decision to stick with...
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    - Look in the mirror less often. - Eat in a...

    - Look in the mirror less often.
    - Eat in a calorie deficit, mostly lean meat, fruit/veg, whole grains, etc.
    - Be patient. You're likely going to have to lose 40ish lbs and then build back up in...
  • Agreed. Eating at maintenance and giving your...

    Agreed. Eating at maintenance and giving your body some time to recover from dieting, as well as giving your brain time to get used to seeing what you look like now, will often help.
  • Thread: Time MGMT

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    Workout timing is personal so you'll need to...

    Workout timing is personal so you'll need to experiment. When my husband worked thirds, he slept from 8a-3p. When my BIL worked them, he slept noon-8p. Your sleep schedule is going to affect when you...
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    Weight loss is not linear. Your weight today is...

    Weight loss is not linear. Your weight today is not only dependent on the number of calories that we're in yesterday's foods. It's dependent on nutrient content (more carbs or sodium than normal can...
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    Metabolic adaptation exists but is overblown as...

    Metabolic adaptation exists but is overblown as far as something to worry about.

    You will have to drop calories as you lose weight. A person who weighs 200 lbs maintains at a higher calorie level...
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