Seeing how this forum has been more than helpful in the past, pls let me ask about my specific situation.
I am female, 5ft8, 58 kilos. I wish to lose 2 pounds of body fat (pinchable). It looks ghastly as it's all concentrated around my middle and my bum, everywhere else looks nice, but the overall picture is distorted.
On a day without exercise my maintenance is 1600kcal. BMR is 1400kcal (and I never ever go below that). On exercise days, frankly I have no idea. I do weight lifting (20-30mins, exhausting) and I do cardio-HIIT (e.g. when I have to cycle into town/ when I walk anywhere) (sorry if that won't be the correct term.) I do not have a device to measure heart rate though, should I buy one? As I now have no clue how much more I should eat on exercise-days. Or indeed, I know you need moderate carbs and little protein pre-exercise, and lots of carbs and protein after exercise (both low fat?) (does it matter whether that's weight lifting or cycling?) how much should I eat precisely and when? (also high glycemic or not?)
Please thoughts? My priority now would definitely be 'lose the love handles' and flab from bum and lower abs, as I can't stand the sight of it. So I am willing to limit kcal as that seems to produce quicker results than exercise alone with eating lots?!
Last edited by other one; 08-05-2012 at 11:26.
If as you say you have "love handles" and "flab", you will need to lose a lot more than 2lbs. You can easily lose 2lbs in a week or two. To get rid of my "love handles" after a year long bulk took 3 months of eating at a slight calorie deficit and weights. Do it slowly and you'll do it right.
Eat at a slight calorie deficit and keep lifting weights, throw in some HIIT a couple of times a week if you want to speed up the process.
Diet wise, I recommend not trying to over-complicate things as you seem to be doing. As long as you're eating at a deficit and you have plenty of protein, just make the rest up with fats and carbs. Combined with the gym work you will be an Adonis/Adonisette in no time. Simple as fawk.
Last edited by TheInformer; 08-05-2012 at 16:23.
Source? Surprised you didn't throw in a cheeky "do situps" or "don't eat after 6".
(Original post by Abbie1990)
Cut out carbs and don't eat fruit late at night.. sugar
Last edited by TheInformer; 11-05-2012 at 17:26.