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Badger47
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Join date: Jul 2012
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I started at 170 at 6'1" and I cut down to 145. I had a month to do it and it was terrible. I had no idea what I was doing. Alot of cramping up and barly any foods or liquids. Is there any way to stay that weight but maintain being healthy and strength?

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shibboleth
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Join date: May 2012
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6'1" at 145? I think my left leg weighs more then you. What reason do you have for being 145?

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Chris Colucci
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Join date: Jan 2005
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Badger47 wrote:
I started at 170 at 6'1" and I cut down to 145. I had a month to do it and it was terrible. I had no idea what I was doing. Alot of cramping up and barly any foods or liquids.

So not only did you drop 25 pounds in one month, going from pretty underweight to ridiculously underweight, but you did it as dangerously as possible? Um, okay.

Is there any way to stay that weight but maintain being healthy and strength?

Sure there are ways to stay there. Emo kids in skinny jeans do it all the time. Truthfully though, I'm struggling to think of why someone on this site would want to do that to themselves.

It's certainly not "healthy" by any stretch of the definition. Strength is a separate topic, as there are ways to build strength without adding bodyweight, but even then, I seriously doubt you'll find any powerlifter or Olympic weightlifter (both weight class sports) that are around your height and anywhere close to your weight.

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BHappy
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Join date: May 2012
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The cramping is likely due to lack/imbalance in minerals also referred to as electrolytes. I would eat a ton of vegetables to fill up on minerals. I mean eat 9 meals daily each containing 3 different vegetable. Buy them fresh, you can eat them raw or steem them. They will not add weight.
You also need good fats raw almonds, nuts, olive oil, 1 raw egg or 2(it can be added to a soup or stew when you are ready to eat it.
Proteins oysters, lentils(any color) black beans ...
Yams, potatoes, eat all colors daily. 2 lemons daily you can squeeze half of 1 in a liter of water 4 times daily plus 1 seasonal fruit. Eating locally mainly is good it will provide variey over 12 months.

You should have guessed by now avoiding processed foods is the way to go.
Strenght is possible but it might take time. Weight depends on what we eat. Strenght on what we do. Some 130 pounds boxers are tall and strong(their ring real weight is 140 after re-hydrating)

The absence of a coach seems strange.
All the best !

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Chris Colucci
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BHappy wrote:
The cramping is likely due to lack/imbalance in minerals also referred to as electrolytes. I would eat a ton of vegetables to fill up on minerals. I mean eat 9 meals daily each containing 3 different vegetable. Buy them fresh, you can eat them raw or steem them. They will not add weight.
You also need good fats raw almonds, nuts, olive oil, 1 raw egg or 2(it can be added to a soup or stew when you are ready to eat it.
Proteins oysters, lentils(any color) black beans ...
Yams, potatoes, eat all colors daily. 2 lemons daily you can squeeze half of 1 in a liter of water 4 times daily plus 1 seasonal fruit. Eating locally mainly is good it will provide variey over 12 months.

You should have guessed by now avoiding processed foods is the way to go.
Strenght is possible but it might take time. Weight depends on what we eat. Strenght on what we do. Some 130 pounds boxers are tall and strong(their ring real weight is 140 after re-hydrating)

The absence of a coach seems strange.
All the best !

You seriously give some of the worst advice I've ever seen.

I agree with, literally, only one thing you just said (about needing fats). Everything else you wrote is a waste and you have clearly have no idea what you're talking about.

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