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need some advice please

I am 5'8, 155, and I workout 5 days a week, I easily put on muscle, I do weights, and cardio, I know how to eat healthy, and train well. Although I feel in great shape, I want to lose like 5 or 10 lbs.

My question is, do I eat smaller healthier meals, drink more water, and train harder to lose this weight, cause when I try to do this I feel like my body is hungrier, and I when I deny myself the healiest of foods its not what I should be doing, but is this what I need to do? Cause it is so hard to get fitter and try to lose weight, cause I keep on getting stronger, and at times I feel like i am tiring myself out for these last few lbs.

I don't really want to eat chicken and eggs all day either. The last time I was where I wanted to be at physically, (145 lbs.) I was really restrictive with food, and ate less, but I also have a ton more muscle now.


Mon. Jul 17, 10:01pm

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my advice...

if you are confident that you are eating a healthy diet (not too many cals, portion control, and plenty of vitamins and minerals) then i would leave your eating habits how they are and just UP THE CARDIO. don't skimp on weight training of course, but really focus on doing rigorous cardio daily.

remember, if you are training hard, your body really needs fuel (read: food). if you are truly feeling hungry you should eat, but stay in control. have small healthy snacks in between meals. foods with lots of fiber keep you feeling full.

also, try not to get frustrated! it sounds like you have already come a really long way, living a healthy lifestyle, and doing great things for body. so congratulations! don't let those few last numbers get you down. i hope this helps... best of luck to you!

Monday, July 17, 2006, 11:20 PM

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you write that you fell in great it the numbers on the scale that are bugging you? muscle weighs more than fat, so it could be that the 155 is simply reflecting the additional muscle mass you have acquired.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 9:29 AM

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I'd go for 5 or 6 small meals a day with some protein at each one, and focus more on cardio for the next few weeks.

I'll second what the earlier poster said, though, the number on the scale doesn't mean much - muscle is denser than fat, so you can get smaller without losing any weight (I'm sure you know that). Go by measurements, body fat, or the fit of your clothes. You can use the number on the scale as a guide in terms of trends, but don't let it determine your attitude towards yourself. It really means very little compared to your health and emotional well-being.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 10:44 AM

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op- here

thank you, I think I do need to do more cardio, but I always do a lot, I think I need to just pay a little more attention to everything.
I will check my body fat tomorrow at the gym though too.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 3:37 PM

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