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Old 02-11-2009, 02:31 AM   #21
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Re: Stubborn Body Fat

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You have PMs, hope they help!

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Old 02-11-2009, 07:09 AM   #22
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Re: Stubborn Body Fat

You could also try subbing some of the apples for fat/cashews.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:23 AM   #23
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Re: Stubborn Body Fat

I know chicken's easy, but try eating some red meat. Its good for you (grass fed, if you can). Vary your meats as well as your veggies (as previously stated). Throw some fish/seafood in too, they have a lot of protein/serving. try limiting to ONE piece of fruit per meal unless post workout (or bfast if you must).
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #24
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Re: Stubborn Body Fat

Are you getting fitter? Has you work capacity across broad modalities increased? If so, stop worrying about body fat. Chase performance and appearance will come.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:04 PM   #25
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Are you getting fitter? Has you work capacity across broad modalities increased? If so, stop worrying about body fat. Chase performance and appearance will come.
I like this answer
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:20 PM   #26
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So do I. Try the suggested tweaks. If your performance continues to go up, stay there. If you begin to plateau, then tweak the diet. It's more indicative of success if you go for performance over aesthetics.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:13 AM   #27
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Are you getting fitter? Has you work capacity across broad modalities increased? If so, stop worrying about body fat. Chase performance and appearance will come.
That's a good answer.
100% fitter across the board.
AFAIK I haven't started to plateau. ALl performance is going up and getting better each time.

I guess the plan is to make some adjusted changes based on suggestions here, like cut out the 6 apples per day, more veggies and mix up my proteins.

Sounds good.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:28 PM   #28
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Re: Stubborn Body Fat

I would strongly agree with the statement that you should chase performance gains and allow your aesthetic appearance to follow. However, the diet advice is very credible as well.

That being said; it's important to remember that the base-line for any weight loss is having a caloric deficit. Yes, there are numerous factors that will play into creating that deficit but it is possible that with your previous weight loss, your body has become more efficient and you're simply burning the same amount of calories that you are consuming each day. Our bodies function because they are always tweaking themselves to remain in a constant state (homeostasis) and it's not terribly different with weight loss. Sometimes you need to shock your system a bit in order to break free of that plateau.

My humble suggestions would be to include some HIIT into your exercise prescription. I've seen some incredible results doing this myself. Following my normal workout pattern but adding in 2-3 sessions of intense tabata work each week. Approx 20 minutes per session.

*remember that your body will want to take in more food when you increase the exercise, that's your body trying to retain it's current state... so maintain your current caloric intake*

If you can't do any additional exercise, you might consider looking into intermittent fasting, there are lots of good posts on the boards here and it's another way to change things up.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #29
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Re: Stubborn Body Fat

I'd use a better fat for breakfast instead of the cheese like BACON. No dairy for me and I've never felt better.
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