I NEED Help Losing Weight

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  1. D_officeflop

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    Hey there, im Dan. Im from Scotland, UK.
    Im 21 years old and i currently weigh 266lbs (19 stone) and im 6feet hall.

    What i need help with is losing weight and eating right.

    I currently go to the gym every two days and stay in the gym for 3 hours at each time.
    At the gym, i do 30mins of weights and an hour on the cross trainer and an hour on the treadmill and another 30mins of weights at the end.
    I also do 150 stomach crunches everyday aswell.

    I eat 3 meals a day, eat fruit when snacking and dont drink any fizzy drinks. Only drink water or Diluting Juice (squash i think its called in America etc).

    Ive been told by various websites i would only need to get down to about 200lbs (14/15stone).
    Then once i get to that weight, then its a case of just toning up my body.

    My ideal body would be like a toned up and quite muscly body with a slight six pack.

    If anyone can help me with this, it would be very much appreciated.

    Danny
     
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    sounds like your not doing anything wrong mate? your eating good, and doing a good work out.. i dont understand what could be keeping the weight you want off, on... how long have you been doing this whole thing? it may just take time for the wieght to drop?
     
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    From the sounds of things, you should be losing weight!
     
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    Some good improvements there mate, and well on the way to getting the body you want. Just a couple of suggestions -

    1. You mentioned you cut out soft drink, but if your still finding it hard to cut out sweet drinks and want something to tide you over and avoid total temptation, I suggest no sugar fruit cordial. You are drinking water AND getting a sweet hit but without all the sugar and bad stuff. I found this to be a lifesaver when trying to give up the devil's mistress that was vanilla coke.

    2. You can get more results in builing muscle, I found for myself at least, by doing a work out that only required 40 - 50 minutes per day and combines supersets ( two exercises done back to back with no rest and that move multiple muscles at the same time ) and moves that work the body hard, gives you more gains and, in turn, the more muscle you have the more fat you will burn as, obviously, all those muscles have to get their fuel from somewhere and they soon enough turn to your fat stores to compensate.

    3. Eating smaller meals, but watch out on eating too many fruits as they too are high in sugar and they can be just as bad as eating a mars bar or muesli bar as a snack. When I snack I eat a small platter of carrots and celery sticks with a few slices of low fat cheddar cheese.

    4. Drink a high quality protein after your weight work out and, if you want extra help in burning body fat, use a protein powder that has fat burning components added into it that will help ease the far along into your stomach as you exercise.

    5. Another thing you may consider also is spacing out your workouts over the week, rather than only two or three days a week at two hours a session. That way you are keeping your body continually moving and burning fat.

    6. See if your gym price includes classes that are used to get your heart racing and in turn burn fat. I found spinning classes to be vital in getting the heart rate up and burning fat, and many a time helped me break out of a rutt when I was not loosing much at all. Other good fat burning and muscle building classes include tai bo ( kick boxing aerobics if you will ) and army erobic style classes that incorporate a lot of movement and stepping up and down on surfaces and sides.
     
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    ive been doing the gym routine solidly for about a month, along with the food. but the sit ups etc everyday ive only started like last week.

    ive lost like a stone in a month so far.

    so i was wondering, think its realistic to think i could get down to like my ideal weight come like christmas time?

    aslong, have a few questions regarding six packs, see once i lose the weight..will i just need to tone up to achieve just a noticeable six pack not a total bodybuilder six pack?
     
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    should easily manage it by x-mas :smile:
     
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    FOOD:
    Depends how many calories you are intaking. When you are working with food, the best advice is have 4-5 smaller meals every 2-3 hours. Keeps the metabolism up. Cut back on the amount of fried foods, dairy and sugars.

    Excersize:
    Also, you may want to drop the amount of time you spend at the gym to less than 2 hours and up the amount of time you are at the gym to 4-5 days a week. Like, do your routine on Day 1 and 4, but 2, 3 and 5 should be just cardio to burn fat. Perhaps an 1.5 hours worth of cardio on these days??
    Also, if you want to BURN weight off, you need to do less weight and more reps. If you are using the weights, drop the weight back a bit and do 5 reps of 12 instead of 3 reps of 15.:smile:

    Be persistant. It will come. Trust me. I am just starting to see results.
     
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    yeah, this sounds like all very helpful advice you people are giving me thanks very much.

    i will make sure i post pics of my new body when i achieve it.

    also, got a few questions regarding my cock.

    when i measure my cock just now, its 2.5inches wide, 6.5inches around.6inchs long when soft, 9inches long when hard.

    my girlfriend always says "your cock looks massive even though your fat, what the hell is it gonna look like when youve got a six pack and all toned?"
    the way i see it, is if i look massive already with fat surrounding my cock..when im toned..will it look ALOT bigger, just a bit or what?
    i know itll stay the same size but it will just look bigger...but i wanna know how much and just now ive got a rather noticeable bulge in anything on the bottom half i wear, will this bulge become even more noticeable etc?
     
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    Stop saying "Will it LOOK bigger?" It will BE bigger, yes!!! If you lose 100lbs, it has a good chance of actually physically BEING 3 inches longer!
     
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    but if it gets 3 inches longer...that means it will be 11inches when hard...is that possible for a 21 year old?
    thats scary
     
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    Here's what Iv'e learned from my weight los experiences, take them as you will;

    It is a good thing that your eating three squares per diem, no point in starving yourself unnecessarily otherwise you lose importance body substances like protein and quite possibly muscle mass. Plus, starving will not only get you lost weight it will also make your body crave more & as result will jump at the 1st opportunity to gorge itself.
    To the point of your three squares, are they healthy, do they contain grease, oil, unhealthy preservatives? and are in modest proportions?
    Drink water as much you can, keep yourself hydrated at all stages of your diet.

    with regards to using weights, do not use them for curling your biceps, only adds mass, which in turn also adds weight. Instead, use a moderately light weight & do some waist twists, one set at a time, and six reps.
     
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    sounds like your well on your way Dan. great results for the first month! consistant work is needed though- don't give up. believe me it's is worth it!

    your dick will look bigger.

    some pointers-the diet advice from wellhung83 is right on

    150 crunchs a day is way too much. muscle needs time to recover. 150 a week is more like it for you now. I hardly do any.

    Put that time in to cardio. do it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. works wonders for me. To see yer abs you have to get the fat off.

    You maybe need to go a few more lbs under 200. I am 6 feet and weigh 185. The last ten is the hardest!

    good luck- you're not going to regret it!
     
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    Good advice so far up higher in the thread about meal planning, quality of what you put in, how to work out and so on.

    What I'd like to add is that you have to make sure you get enough calories to sustain and increase the lean body mass you already have. As counter-productive as it may sound - starving yourself by reducing calories to a bare minimum will only make you lose muscle mass.

    Muscle mass requires a lot more energy than body fat, upping your metabolism (which also is why building muscle helps you lose weight faster, in combination with cardio and watching your food you can't help but lose weight).

    Enough food and the right stuff - lean protein, low GI carbs (beans, lentils, quinoa, bulgur, whole wheat corns, sourdough bread), lots of greens, good fats (unsaturated, poly-unsaturated) and enough of them - we need fat for various functions in the body - cutting it out isn't all that good for us.
     
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    Mine.

    No alcohol.

    Try cutting out wheat.

    Have a colonic to cleanse out deep.

    Never eat more in a sitting than you could hold in your cupped hands.

    Eat with chop sticks - trust me on that one - you put less in your mouth and you eat slower.

    Eat more pussy :biggrin1:
     
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    LOL:tongue: , some have more calories than others however!
     
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    Cycling is all you need. Cycling + Swimming is the best way. Cheaper than the gym too. And try eating smaller meals.

    I used to cycle at least 4 miles most days and I was so fit. Years later, my calf muscles are still defined despite being bikeless for a few years now.

    I'm no expert but I think cycling/cardio or whatever it is is the best way to lose weight/burn the excess fat. You should probably go to the gym when you get down to 15st or so and can start toning it.

    9 + 3 = 12 :rolleyes:
     
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    oh aye so it does.
    13inches long by 6.5girth..that sounds impossible does it not?
     
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    Dan,

    Have you ever been a compulsive eater or dieter? If so, this may help.

    Either way, your plan sounds like a good one. One thing I know is more effective for weight loss (in terms of cardio) is more intense exercise or interval training over a shorter period of time, rather than less intense exercise over a longer period of time. Although it seems counterintuitive (you may burn more actual calories walking for 90 minutes than walk/running for 45 minutes), but the more intense activity causes a boost in your metabolism that less vigorous exercise does not, and this boost can last for hours after the training session. So, you are burning calories after your workout, and the net calorie burn actually ends up being more than it would have been with the 90 minute walk.

    I know this is true from personal experience -- I'm not at my most fit right now, but I know that interval training done smartly is always effective for me in terms of fat loss. It also increases my level of fitness faster.

    The one thing to remember with this is not to overtrain -- don't do interval training or intense cardio every day. Alternate intense days with less intense days, and focus on your strength/flexibility routines on the days when you're not doing as intense of a cardio workout. But on the days when you're really going to do cardio, don't do it half-assed!

    I've seen way too many overweight people at the gym or out on the walking trails day after day, month after month, under-exercising in terms of cardio intensity. Obviously you want to keep safety in mind. But from what you've been doing, you are probably gaining enough fitness to push yourself a little bit harder in intervals (a few bursts of harder training interspersed within your workout). If it causes too much stress on your joints to run, you could set the exercise bike or elliptical trainer at a higher level for short periods of your workout, etc, or increase the incline on a treadmill, rather than increasing the speed.

    For me right now, at my current level of fitness, a good interval training session is briskly walking the distance of 3 lampposts on the trail, and then running (not half-assed jogging) for the distance of the next 2. Then walking for 3, then running for 2, etc. Overall this is a better workout than if I half-assed jogged the entire distance, or if I briskly walked for a longer period of time.
     
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