x9200 wrote: ↑
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 9:58 pm
sundaymorningstaple wrote: ↑
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 4:18 pm
x9200. Like this from my 2008 programme of which I spoke?
I believe it is a bit different case
BBCDoc is right now ~68kg so I don't think he has the same starting point we have had.
I lost in first 5 months around 40-45 kg. Very first month was 7-8kg a week. My starting weight was closer to 128 kg. I've been trying to maintain my weight around 80-85kg, what is a bit higher than what bmi suggests but people keep telling me that any lower I look not really healthy.
But with this 80-85kg going back for Christmas or any 2 weeks binge-eating like food indulgence period and trying to get the weight down back always work for me in such pattern that I quickly lose a few kilograms in first few weeks and later the metabolism slows down. 2kg a week starting from moderate-low weight levels is not sustainable even with a very low callories intake.
There are so many different scenarios. I have had a few myself :
1. I was a muscular 110 kgs but carrying a bit of excess fat - I force-fed and lifted weights to get big and strong. Then I dieted down to 100kgs and then later around 90 kgs while maintaining as much strength as possible.
2. From 90kgs (fairly lean) I wanted to push the envelope so I did a cyclical keto diet to have visible abs. Again I didn't do a full blown keto diet because cyclical keto is better for maintaining muscle and strength. I was around 83 to 85 kgs by the end of it.
3. Now I'm at a stage where I eat what I want, when I want. Protein intake has always been high. So I'm around the 90 kgs mark and occasionally, I might end up gaining a few excess kgs like 3 to 4. Then I cut back on junk and carbs to get back to 90kgs which is where I'm happy to be right now.
So there's really different scenarios, different goals and different tools depending on where you are at. There's no single approach which covers them all. Generally speaking, everything boils down to manipulation of calorie intake.
There's another point that has to be made here. Sometimes, your diet has to be such that it doesn't handicap you socially - while you want to be healthy, it's also not acceptable to some people to be on a diet that prevents them from doing simple things like going out for lunch with friends or colleagues.