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MAF14
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You dropped calories wayyyyyyyy too quickly! Went from about 2800 calories per day to 1800.

You'll lose weight of course, but you'll stop losing that much faster. Just cutting carbs and replacing them with pro/fat will be enough to keep fat loss going for now.

Go back to 2800 calories per day. You wont gain fat. Seriously!

THEN, if after 2 weeks and no change in scale weight, drop your carbs to under 30g per day and replace those calories with pro/fat. Have a carb up/cheat meal one day per week to get some glycogen and fullness back.

Again, after scale weight stops dropping THEN drop calories to say 2500.

I know this is the last thing you want to hear but you have to take it slow(!). 60 lbs is a lot of weight and it will take a lot longer than you want it to. There's no way around it.

Any one here will tell you that you're shooting yourself in the foot, dropping calories so low, so soon.

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goalachiever
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Join date: Apr 2012
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fats: fish oil- Get a triple strength (better value for dha/epa content)
protein: get a whey (I prefer muscle gauge nutrition)

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Vash44
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Join date: Feb 2012
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rrjc5488, The biggest reason I feel I dropped so much is because I went from work food (work in a restaurant, basically ALL processed crap) to healthier food. The farm fresh eggs, chicken breasts, veggies etc. I know I still need to greatly increase my veggie/green intake. I have been adding superfood to my shakes to help with the veggie intake.

Everyone has had great advice so far and I will keep learning from what all of you have said. I have been reading through the MODOK Q&A and learning as much as I can from it.

I have been taking fish oil that I got here on this site. From the reviews it seems like one of the best sources of DHA/EPA/CLA. What are the benefits of the apple cider vinegar?

MAF14, the massive drop wasn't intentional... I just ate real food til I was full then after a few days sat down and did the calculations. Kinda surprised me how low they really were. I can easily add more eggs and can add milk to me 2nd shake. Any pro/fat's that you recommend I add?

I do have one cheat meal in the mix. There is a local smokehouse that does smoked catfish on fridays and I have been taking advantage of this offering.

I agree with you 110% that this will be a long journey... It wasn't put on overnight either.

Goalachiever, What kind of fish oil/when do you recommend?

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MAF14
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Vash44 wrote:
MAF14, the massive drop wasn't intentional... I just ate real food til I was full then after a few days sat down and did the calculations. Kinda surprised me how low they really were. I can easily add more eggs and can add milk to me 2nd shake. Any pro/fat's that you recommend I add?

I do have one cheat meal in the mix. There is a local smokehouse that does smoked catfish on fridays and I have been taking advantage of this offering.


For protein any type of meat would be my preference. I LOVE boneless/skinless chicken thighs but chicken breast, ground beef, whey, casein, eggs or whatever. As far as Fats goes aside from animal fats already in the meats you may eat I like EVCO, EVOO and butter (grass fed is best but normal is fine).

Idk exactly how low your carbs are through out the week but if you're feeling flat bump up the carbs w/ the cheat meal.... One thing I always forgot to do when I first started dieting, just figured it should be said.

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RampantBadger
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Try the V-diet for a month AS WRITTEN

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Vash44
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Sounds great! Any form of chicken is perfect in my book! Getting my protein source from beef, casein, whey, eggs, etc will also be easy to do. I did pick up some EVCO and have been using a little bit of it for cooking.

My carbs are mainly from potatoes and from my shakes. Each shake has around 14g of carbs per serving, I am trying to keep them relatively low.

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Vash44
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RampantBadger wrote:
Try the V-diet for a month AS WRITTEN


I would love too, but being a student I do not have the cash to plunk down for all of the supplements. I have heard amazing things about Metabolic Drive and Surge.

For my workouts and as meal replacements I have been using Syntha-6 as I can get it much cheaper than a tub of MB. I have gotten better results with it so far compared to ON or Muscle Milk.

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MAF14
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IMO, V-Diet should be something done at the very end of a diet (if done at all). It's essentially a protein sparing modified fast with Surge post work out.

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