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Old 07-14-2015, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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How are we doing a couple of weeks later ?
Since that post, down another 7lbs +/- with another weigh in coming later this week. Tracking has been a little hit or miss as I discovered that my home scale is giving readings that are consistently 10-15lbs lower than two other scales, including a quality one at my gym. In the meantime, my home scale has been relegated to simply tracking loss rather than precise weight. On a more anecdotal note, about the time I had made that post, I had purchased two pairs of new shorts that were so tight I could just barely button them up. In the 2-3 weeks since then I'm to the point where I can shimmy out of them without unbuttoning them and need a belt to keep them on comfortably.

The only problem I've run into is that some of my lifts are starting to plateau in the gym, meaning I'm probably getting to the point where adding more muscle is out of the question until I switch off the calorie deficit.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:23 AM
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Since that post, down another 7lbs +/- with another weigh in coming later this week. Tracking has been a little hit or miss as I discovered that my home scale is giving readings that are consistently 10-15lbs lower than two other scales, including a quality one at my gym. In the meantime, my home scale has been relegated to simply tracking loss rather than precise weight. On a more anecdotal note, about the time I had made that post, I had purchased two pairs of new shorts that were so tight I could just barely button them up. In the 2-3 weeks since then I'm to the point where I can shimmy out of them without unbuttoning them and need a belt to keep them on comfortably.

The only problem I've run into is that some of my lifts are starting to plateau in the gym, meaning I'm probably getting to the point where adding more muscle is out of the question until I switch off the calorie deficit.
Impressive.
But as you know,keeping it off is the real battle.
I'm down 4lbs in the last two weeks - walking and 1800 calories per day.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Impressive.
But as you know,keeping it off is the real battle.
I'm down 4lbs in the last two weeks - walking and 1800 calories per day.
Thanks!

My younger brother has been slimming down as well, and so has my soon to be new roommate, so it helps to have a group around me where we hold each other accountable. Once I hit 12% bodyfat or so, I'll be switching to strength/mass orientated work, so the constant cycles should keep me on my toes.

Keep up the good work yourself!
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Six more pounds gone since last post. Progress seems to be holding steady.
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Any updates?
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Any updates?
Forgot to weigh myself last week, but will have another weigh in tomorrow or Saturday morning.
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:36 AM
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I'm starting this thread for two purposes. First, as a way to essentially hold myself accountable on this diet, and as a way to show people what kind of progress can be made when you put your mind to it.

The Diet: Lyle McDonald's Rapid Fat Loss Diet Second Edition

I've mentioned this diet repeatedly on these forums, having used in to great success in late 2011 and early 2012. I backslid last year though and put back on about a third of the weight, so I am going back to it again. Plan is to diet down to sub 15% bodyfat than begin a strength/bulking phase.

This is obviously a radical diet and not for everyone. I've found that it works better for me than a more moderate approach for several reasons, but your results may vary.

Current Stats: 6'0, 247 lbs. (Actual weight may be a little lower since I consumed a bunch of carbs on Sunday and my glycogen stores probably haven't been depleted yet, but that will adjust in a couple days)

Protein Intake
: Roughly 150grams/day as per the instructions, will increase further in the next few days though as I begin weight training again.

Supplements:

- Generic multivitamin/mineral, double dosed to cover any deficiencies.
- Calcium Citrate/Magnesium, standard dose
- Omega 3 capsules (1000mg) two caps taken twice daily
- EC stack (25mg ephedrine HCL/200mg caffeine) taken three times daily
- Creatine monohydrate currently in loading phase @ 25-30g per day for 4 more days, then taper down to maintenance phase of 10-12g per day.

Weigh-ins will be done once weekly, spaced roughly 5 days apart and before any free meals so as to get the most consistent circumstances possible. I don't expect much progress on the scale for the first week and maybe even a small gain due to increased water weight from the creatine loading, but actual fat loss should be 4-5lbs per week.

And so it begins...again.

Coming up to six months since this diet started I was wondering how you're getting on ?
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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Doesn't creatine make you hold water?
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:20 AM
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Doesn't creatine make you hold water?
It's kinda why I was interested to see how the OP was progressing with a diet which at the time I advised him was rather heavy on suppressants and stimulants and which didn't really address the problem of his yo-yoing weight.

I was also a little alarmed that people might take seriously his views on restricting water consumption to prevent weight gain.

If there's one thing you can consume an unlimited amount of on a diet it's calorie-free water.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Coming up to six months since this diet started I was wondering how you're getting on ?
Still going well. I am under 210 now on a precisely calibrated doctor's scale. Only issues I've run into are less free time to make it to the gym and the fact that the ephedrine has lost its appetite suppressing effects.

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Doesn't creatine make you hold water?
Yes, I mentioned earlier in the thread that I once gained almost 12lbs of water weight while taking creatine in the past.


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I was also a little alarmed that people might take seriously his views on restricting water consumption to prevent weight gain.
Please quote the views you are speaking of.
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