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Old 01-18-2021, 07:06 PM   #25226
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Re: ****Official Beginner Question Thread****

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Depends what kind of shape your friend is currently in. Like would it be relatively easy for him to also cut down in the meantime or is he like 10% bf at 215? Like how difficult would it be for him to get to 200 or 190? But also a lot depends on you. How disciplined and determined can you be? That's something only you truly know.
He has room to lose, I think he could get down to 180-190 as part of the bet potentially (likely 190ish)

I have not been super disciplined in the past. My sr year of hs I had a major ankle surgery and gained like 80ish lbs and lost it all my soph yr of college by playing hockey almost everyday and eating at a caloric deficit, but since probably my sr yr of college I’ve gained and not been able to get back down mostly. With the largest gains occurring in the last 2 yrs.

I guess I’d say historically I have mixed results of discipline and working out consistently but recent history would say that I’ve been completely undisciplined
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:23 PM   #25227
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I guess to simplify things you should ask yourself what are the odds you can lose 100-110lbs within the next 18 months?
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:10 PM   #25228
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Almost definitely not, unless you're feeling any wrist discomfort with all the regular pushups.
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Old 06-20-2021, 02:04 PM   #25229
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Hey, need to lose a few pounds, and just wanted some feedback.

I'm back, and kept up with the exercise. Now, to really get into optimal shape.

To just be active and get started, I have primarily being doing the Shaun T beachbody workouts 2-3 times a week, but am now looking to improve cardio by running and possibly lifting.

If I am looking to stay lean without bulking up, what sort of lifting should I be doing – will simple dumbbells with at-home exercises do the trick? Again, for overall fitness and weight loss and feeling good, not size.


Also, anyone that can point out the best place to buy equipment, and some places/posts to find sample weight workouts to use, that would be awesome.


Thanks!!
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Old 06-20-2021, 06:39 PM   #25230
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If I am looking to stay lean without bulking up, what sort of lifting should I be doing – will simple dumbbells with at-home exercises do the trick? Again, for overall fitness and weight loss and feeling good, not size.
No one has ever accidentally gained too much muscle. This is basically a non-problem.

Any type of weight lifting that incorporates the primary drivers of muscle growth will be helpful (progressive overload, mechanic tension, etc). Dumbbells at home will limit what you can do but it is better than nothing.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:50 AM   #25231
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Does anyone have a Peloton Bike (not the +) and use video chat on it? It's a broken feature for me.

I have the Bike. I've tried video chatting with friends and it never works.

When audio is through my monitor the sound comes in so loud and distorted. It's ear piercing and sounds like I'm in a metal factory.

If I put my bluetooth headset on (I've tried 3 different ones, so it's not a headset issue) I can hear the class audio fine, and my friend can hear me fine, but I cannot hear them.

I've written to Peloton about this. They sent me a new monitor. The exact same issue occurs. I'm hard pressed to think I encountered the same issue on two different monitors.

They sent out a tech. He could not diagnose the issue. He tried new cables. Same issue.

I've factory reset my monitor. The software is up to date.

Does anyone else experience this? Does anyone successfully video chat on the Peloton Bike?
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Old 06-25-2021, 12:07 PM   #25232
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I think Pelotons look pretty cool, but would be absolutely raging if I shelled out 2k and had to deal with all that crap.

Also, just recently learned that on top of that you have to pay $39 a month for the classes.
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Old 08-04-2021, 09:39 AM   #25233
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Trying to make a few health and fitness adjustments in my life. I coasted through youth with a high metabolism and could eat and drink what I wanted.

No exercise whatsoever beyond the age of 20. I walk plenty and don't have a sedentary job but never worked out and stopped playing sports.

I'm 6' 3 and weigh around 210lb which isn't awful but I've got a belly and want to turn things around before it's too late.

Got a yoga app and home workout app and am happy with those and am tracking and trying to fix what I eat.

Seems like I'm struggling to get enough protein in without overdoing it on fat and/or carbs. Also not getting enough potassium.

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What can I do to boost the amount of protein I get without overdoing it on carbs or fat? I don't want to go for powders, bottled egg whites or protein bars, would rather do it through actual food.

Hiw can I increase the amount of potassium I get? Don't mind taking a supplement for this one if it's the easiest/best way to do things.
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:30 PM   #25234
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What can I do to boost the amount of protein I get without overdoing it on carbs or fat? I don't want to go for powders, bottled egg whites or protein bars, would rather do it through actual food.
Meat. Chicken breast without skin, specifically.

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Hiw can I increase the amount of potassium I get? Don't mind taking a supplement for this one if it's the easiest/best way to do things.
"Lite salt" is half regular salt and have potassium chloride. Some people think it tastes wrong.
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Old 08-05-2021, 03:35 AM   #25235
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Re: ****Official Beginner Question Thread****

Thanks. I'd figured out turkey breast for myself but wanted to know if there was a bunch of variety I was missing.

I'll look out for this lite salt. I've never noticed it at the store before but I don't spend a lot of time browsing in the salt aisle.
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Old 08-05-2021, 03:46 AM   #25236
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Chicken, turkey, tuna, white fish, "light" cuts of beef/pork, low-fat ground meat, cottage cheese, low-fat (Greek) yoghurt, quark, skyr, peas, beans, lentils, soy.....
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:45 AM   #25237
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Thanks

Quite literally food for thought
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Old 08-05-2021, 03:23 PM   #25238
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Tuna is pretty fatty. Maybe the fish have the 'good fats' if it even is tuna.
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Old 08-05-2021, 05:08 PM   #25239
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Re: ****Official Beginner Question Thread****

You can get adequate potassium from a normal diet without needing the "lite salt" hack. A quick Google will show you foods rich in potassium.

I tend to track stuff using My Fitness Pal, but it's a bit crap for micronutrients. So I occaisonally check using Cronometer (https://cronometer.com/), which is better for micros.. A diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg should easily get the RDA of potassium.
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Old 08-07-2021, 08:17 PM   #25240
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A diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg
That is crazy talk
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Old 08-08-2021, 01:47 PM   #25241
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Would appreciate it if someone would look over my food for today and see if there are any major issues with it.

50g bran flakes
Banana
Coffee x2 (black)
Red Bull
Tofu 350g
Seaweed 11g
Veg stock
Scallions
Miso paste
Reduced fat cheddar 100g
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Spinach
Radishes
Carrot
Celery
Bulgar Wheat 100g
Melon 300g

1660 calories (76 under recommended)
Bang on for recommended protein and carbs
27g under recommended fat
16g over recommended sugar (red bull lol)
8g under recommended fibre

Obvious that I should and could drop the red bull but othr than that how does it seem? Is that lack of fat/fibre/calories a problem?

Thanks for any advice. I don't want to overlook something obvious and it have consequences
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Old 08-08-2021, 01:57 PM   #25242
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Grill the tofu, toss it in the trash and eat a steak??
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Old 08-08-2021, 02:03 PM   #25243
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Grill the tofu, toss it in the trash and eat a steak??
Never had miso soup with steak instead of tofu before
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Old 08-08-2021, 04:36 PM   #25244
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I plopped that into Cronometer (with some estimated quantities.) It looked OK, a bit high on sodium, which probably doesn't matter; a bit low omega-3. Personally I would ditch the tofu, as I don't like it, but each to their own.
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Old 08-09-2021, 05:50 AM   #25245
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Thanks man

Appreciate the effort you went to.

Just had to check because it seemed ridiculously easy to stay under calories and feel full all day.
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Old 08-09-2021, 09:53 AM   #25246
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Re: ****Official Beginner Question Thread****

Here's another one that I'm sure someone can help me out with:

Cooked and raw weights

So I've got a pack of 500g 2% Turkey breast (raw)

If I cook it and eat half then how do I input it into myfitnesspal?

250g 2% Turkey mince cooked? (but it weighs something different now)

250g 2% Turkey mince raw? (But it's cooked now)

Do I have to get out the scales and weigh it once cooked?

Does it matter a huge amount?
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Old 08-09-2021, 10:58 AM   #25247
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Reduced fat cheddar 100g
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Use the raw weight if you weigh it raw, use the cooked weight if you somehow weigh it cooked.
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Old 08-09-2021, 11:27 AM   #25248
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Use the raw weight if you weigh it raw, use the cooked weight if you somehow weigh it cooked.
Thanks

I'm new to this so I'm sure I'm making loads of rookie mistakes like the reduced fat cheese incident. I didn't realise I'd be short of fat when I bought it.
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Old 08-09-2021, 03:34 PM   #25249
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I'm new to this so I'm sure I'm making loads of rookie mistakes like the reduced fat cheese incident. I didn't realise I'd be short of fat when I bought it.
RDA isn't the same as minimum daily allowance. If it were, it would be the MDA. It is fine to be below the RDA for fat, salt and calories.

You do need some fat, but it is really difficult to not get enough total fat. Especially if you are jiggly. Your body has the ability to use the jiggly stuff to make up for fat missing from your diet.
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Old 08-09-2021, 06:38 PM   #25250
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Your body has the ability to use the jiggly stuff to make up for fat missing from your diet.
Fair point. I'm biased towards fat, probably eat about 50g of butter a day even when I'm losing weight. Buying horrible, reduced fat cheese would never even cross my mind.

Whether or not it's damaging to eat as little fat as Hero does (based on that one day), it doesn't seem especially satiating.
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