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Old 08-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westminster, CO
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I know, I'm a guy lurking in the womens section. But welcome!! I have a few suggestions that the older members have all probably heard before.

1) Make sure you are getting enough protein. .5 to 1.0 grams per pound of lean body weight toward the higher side if you are working out. (If you are 115# with 30% body fat you are looking at 40 to 80 grams of protein daily.)

2) Do strength/weight/resistance training. You need to build lean muscle mass. (This is the furnace of your metabolism.) The more muscle you have the more calories you burn even at rest. Check out the 'Womens Transformation' articles on Bodybuilding.com to see women that struggled with being skinny fat until they discovered how they could change their bodies with weight/strength training.

Good luck on your journey!!
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Ron

Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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