I am just starting Week 5. So far, I have dropped from 199 to 188 and gone from 34% to 27% Body Fat.
I feel as if I am doing everything within the bounds of the program, and I have stopped drinking completely, which was putting at least 1000 Kcal per day in my system.
I can certainly see changes in the mirror and my peeps have noticed a change, but I am not dropping weight as quickly as I would like. While I do want to add muscle and I know that weight is not the only barometer of my progress, fat loss is more important to me than getting jacked.
I have been eating within a 2200 Kcal diet (roughly), for a guy 39 yrs old, 5'9", that seems the norm. I follow the 6 meal regimen and use Myoplex shakes probably 5 times per week.
Are there any tips to getting more fat loss and less bulk?
Also, how are my before pics valid if I didnt hold up a periodical? U dont see people do that anymore, but how can u be sure the "before" shots were longer than 12 weeks before the "after"?
I also have not used a "free day" yet, per se. While I have used that day to eat more, it has all been healthy stuff.....out for dinner with Porterhouse Steak, Baked Potato and Salad Bar type stuff, not Ice Cream, etc.
Hi ChefMax - I'm not part of the BFL staff, but can answer. You don't need to hold up a newspaper. There are ways to tell if the pictures are legit and within date. Also, the rules give EAS the right to lie detector test if they so choose.
You are losing at a healthy rate. Add more green veggies and do more Myoplex to up it some, but the reality is that you didn't put it on in a few weeks and you aren't going to take it off in a few weeks.
I did hold a newspaper up for my last year's before photo but later on wish I hadn't because Casey Anthony's case was on the front page. (oh well what can I say about that one?) I am sure they can tell somewhat with regards to the start date and end dates on photos but I always find a way still to back it up with some kind of paperword or receipt just for the record of course.
Thanks for the input guys.
Jessica...I know it wont take a couple weeks. My point, or question was...although I am happy to replace fat with muscle, my end goal is not to be the same weight just beefier, I would also like to slim down as well. 3 days per week of weights and the amount of protein I am ingesting has made my BF% drop more quickly than my overall weight.
Should I lay off the weights and focus more on cardio, reduce my calorie/protein intake, go for higher reps,....or just wait and see what BFL does in the long run?
Let it even out. Also remember that muscle mass will allow you to increase your calories later on and will make your system run more efficiently. I would wait and see. After this round, adjust if you want. I understand. I am a woman who takes on muscle very easily and may very well, after I get really fit again, systematically lose some, but in a way that maintains that lower weight.
I would give them a call. I wouldn't want to guess to a solution, and what I think it may be could be way off. Sounds like your doing well, you'd just like to adjust your goals.I'm thinking either calorie intake goes down or your cardio will increase. Let us know what you find out. Good luck on the rest of your challenge!
I was wondering this same question. (the rate of weight loss). Mine has only been 3 lbs in 3 weeks. I was shooting for at least 2 lbs per week. Thanks Jessica for the answer.
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