Headaches While At A Calorie Deficit

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by Turbolag, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. woodswise

    woodswise TID Board Of Directors

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    Turbo, if you're cutting, the above will only defeat the purpose of the diet.

    To lose fat you've got to be in a caloric defecit, and your cheats must be few and far between, and not that big or you will only gain back what you have lost.
     
  2. Turbolag

    Turbolag TID's Official Donut Tester

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    Thanks for checking in man. Definitely seems to be an improvement. Calories were too low. I'm down a pound too, so I'm on track like I want. Nice and slow. Not really sure what I'm aiming for, just taking it day by day.

    Current calories are at 3200. I'm sure as I get lower in weight, I'll plateau and have to drop the calories. But, I'm not really sure what my goal is yet. Maybe just a 10 pound drop? Idk. I'll try to keep posted.
     
  3. Turbolag

    Turbolag TID's Official Donut Tester

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    Man, I don't know how you are able to go to the gym and do Karate on 2,000 calories a day. At 2800 I couldn't make it through my workout. I've done Keto before, but it makes me sick, and I lose my strength.

    WW, I use IIFYM for my diet.

    Also, for the LBM, Shortz and I figured mine is around 195-200 pounds.

    So far, everything is working nice. I can notice a difference in my pants and my lifting belt. Current calories are 3200. I'm sure I'll have to lower them at some point if I want to keep losing, but I'm not really sure what my goal is right now. I'm just at a slight deficit. I don't want to mess up my strength.
     
  4. F.I.S.T.

    F.I.S.T. MuscleHead

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    You're welcome.

    Great to hear that these simple changes worked for you as thought.

    Only you can judge whats working best for you by experimenting with things.Glad to see you doing just that.Anyone can make suggestions but you have to decide what works best and I always go for the simplest solutions first,which in many cases is the most direct and easiest route.

    Keep it going brother.
     
  5. woodswise

    woodswise TID Board Of Directors

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    Turbo: When I first started dieting, I was well over 3,000 Kcals per day. I have gradually reduced the amount to the point on some days I am now around 2,000. You are right about it being hard to do my workout on that few Kcalories. But if I want to cut I have to be in a defecit and 2,500 Kcals is where I start gaining weight.

    As for a keto diet, the most important thing is to increase your fats dramatically the first week or so, to replace the lost calories from cutting carbs. Then, after your body transitions (which it will over a few days) you can start lowering your fats until you are getting the right amount (for me that is around 100g fats). I think most people fail on the keto diet because they do not increase their fats enough to replace the carbs, and they don't cut the carbs far enough.
     

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