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    Senior Member crash and burn's Avatar
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    Anything wrong with this eating approach for weight loss?

    I was thinking about eating something fairly light for breakfast like wheat toast and eggs. Then throughout the day nothing but vegetables, fruits and nuts. Than a sensible dinner. Laying off all sweets 100% (not that I eat much anyway) I plan on doing 30 minutes of weights 5 days a week, indoor trainer about 3-4 days a week and possibly a decent ride on the weekends if possible. Any drawbacks to this or does it sound like it will work? Thanks!
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    What are you trying to accomplish? You want to lose fat?
    Then you need to get a good estimate of your resting metabolic rate (RMR), and base your diet on that + estimated calorie burn for additional exercise - 500 to 750 Kcals/day.

    Example:
    You find that you have a RMR of 2000 Kcals/day avg.
    You plan on doing 1 hour of medium to strenuous exercise/day and estimate that to be 600 Kcals/hr.
    So you have 2000+600-500 = 2100 Kcals/day that you would try to consume throughout the day. This should result in a 3000-3500 Kcal deficit/week and approx. 1 lbs weight loss each week.
    You want to make sure you get good nutrition for the 2100 Kcals that you would plan on consuming.
    Personally, I would try to break that up evenly into 5 or 6 meals throughout the day, each one approx. 350 to 400 Kcals each. Each one with some protein, and some veggies, and a piece of fruit for desset 2 or 3 times each day.

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    The only problem with your plan is sticking to it, maybe you can, I couldn't. I'm with ModoVincere in that many small meals would work better for keeping your blood sugar level versus the vegetables until dinner.
    I also think your bigger meals should be earlier in the day versus dinner, there's a lot of science in timing food intake to workouts available out there. You are kinda of setting up a mini starvation scenario everyday or am I missing something?

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    I'm doing the same kinda thing for the most part and yes it feels like I could eat an entire cow but I'm losing fat and feeling freakin fantastic. I've been holding a couple of pounds of fat that I really really feel I need to get rid of, and it's finally starting to melt away. It is really hard, but more than worth it for me.

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