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Based on the information provided and your name, I'm going to make some assumptions (required to provide a wild guess at maintenance Calories). My assumptions used to fill in the blanks for a calorie calculator are: Female (based on name, body weight, adjectives used in the question) About 25 years old (default on the calculator, calorie requirements go ...


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Yes, its theoretically possible. Are you going to be able to do it? No. It looks like you're deciding to, at the same time, start cutting calories, add in cardio, and begin weightlifting. Even with a will of steel, you aren't going to have the energy to add in these new activities once you're on a deficit. Instead, start by maintaining your current diet, ...


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It's possible but 0.5-1 pound a week is what you should realistically aim for.


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Rapid weight loss means losing more than 2 to 3 lbs. a week, explains Hall. Most often diet pills, patches or creams, as well as weight loss workout plan that greatly restrict your calorie intake will result in rapid weight loss. There are several disadvantages of rapid weight loss. Disadvantages of rapid weight loss Often regain weight, may be more than ...


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I feel meanderingmoose's answer is too vague to be useful. I believe that you should Set a long term goal Set several intermediate goals that are realistic Record your progress Revise your goals every say 2-4 weeks As an example, you might say: Ultimate goal Lose 20lbs by Summer 2015 Intermediate Goal: I want to be able to run until the counter says ...


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There are three very simple things you need to know for losing weight: EAT LESS--DRINK MORE WATER--EXERCISE MORE Running is a great way to lose weight but you won't only be losing fat you'll lose water weight at first; then you'll be losing both fat and muscle. I ran on 5.4 for 25-30min with 1min walking before 1min walking after so I would get off at ...


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Another suggestion that has worked for me specifically when running on a treadmill (although I am certainly not running at the speeds you indicate) is to remove the time indicator from your frame of reference. Just block the time indicator so that you are not obsessing over the time (be this lay a towel over the treadmill time, or remove the clock from your ...


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You've acknowledged that it is a mental barrier you are facing. The most effective strategy here is going to be to break through it mentally. You say you "usually for some reason...just get off", well, in all honesty, my advice is simply to not get off. Recognize when you are approaching this point that there will be pressure from your body to stop, then ...


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One suggestion could be to swap to another form of cardio following the treadmill. I do 30 minutes on a rowing machine at the start of my workout and 30 minutes on the treadmill at the end of the session. If you were to alternate between two machines, doing your 15-20 minutes on each, would that be enough to stave off the boredom? Also, I listen to ...


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Once again, people mistake correlation for causation. Your body is very capable of adjusting, and you won't "retain" water for any longer than it takes the body to process the extra sodium out of the body. It's a very transitory process. If you would like to read some literature, here are two studies, one on acute ingestion of sodium and phosphate, and one ...


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While I agree with Greg, I did some digging and came up with this information: An extra 400 milligrams of sodium in your body results in a 2-pound weight increase. Now, to me, this statistic is questionable, as the author does not site a source, and 2 pounds seems like a lot for that amount, but I cannot find any other discussion which offers a number, so ...


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One of the major things you will notice with alcohol consumption (more specifically liquor) is that: Decrease/Lack of appetite Dehydration This will destroy your gains considerably if you think importantly about nutrient timing. If you are dedicated to your craft, you know that eating every 2.5-3 hours is optimal to maintain metabolism. Once you start ...


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A different take on the matter: http://www.leangains.com/2010/07/truth-about-alcohol-fat-loss-and-muscle.html . Not an expert by any means so would be great with some comment on that particular article since it paints alcohol in a different light than what seems to be commonplace among the fitness community.


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Alcohol has many detrimental effects in the body, and you cannot replace carbs with it. Lowers Growth Hormone and Testosterone Inhibits recovery Causes dehydration Lowers muscle glycogen Decreases aerobic capacity It is caloric, but non-nutrient Alcohol has a catabolic effect on protein synthesis; the result is lower muscle mass/smaller gains, but it ...


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Alcohol consumption slows your body's mechanisms for metabolizing fatty acids by interfering with the citric acid cycle (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/87483). It essentially bumps fatty acid metabolism down the priority list. This mostly applied to chronic alcohol use, however. So it doesn't just increase in carbohydrates in your diet, but it also slows ...


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Looks prety decent, but I'm worried about the granola. It depends greatly on the brand, but granola can have an extremely high amount of sugar in it. If you want to build core strength, make sure you don't under eat. Make sure to get sufficient protein (approximately your fat free body weight in kg times 2.5 in grams), and most of your remaining callories ...


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If you are to fat at 67kg/173cm, that means you will have very little muscle mass. Startving yourself, if you are not loosing fat, may actually be making it worse. You may be eating the very little muscle mass you have left. Instead of trying to loose weight, its probably wiser to instead start a strength-first program and get your FFBM to a level more ...


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67kg at 173cm gives you a BMI of 22, which is right in the "normal" range. So direct weight loss is probably not in your best interest. What you more than likely want is to reduce your body fat percentage, which can be done either by losing body fat, increasing muscle mass, or some combination of both. At your weight, focus on introducing some form of ...


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If you're eating plenty of vegetables then a multi-vitamin is a waste of money in general, especially with your level of activity. You will just end up passing them out in your urine, it will be bright yellow though so that is a noticeable effect. In terms of protein shakes, I used to take them a lot in my early training career but have since found that ...


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From my knowledge, I believe it is not possible to reduce the size of fat cells unless you get some form of surgery. Surgery will actually not reduce the size, but the number of fat cells. When the body accumulates an excess of resources, adipocyte cells (fat cells) start to reproduce in order to take the extra amount of food that you consume. These fat ...



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