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Old 10-03-2012, 04:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westminster, CO
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Welcome Natalie,
There is no magical secret. Eat at a deficit (burn more calories then you consume). Limit your simple carbohydrates (sugar, white bread, processed foods) instead eat complex carbs like whole grain bread, oatmeal, vegetables and fruits. Weight train to maintain your muscle base, otherwise you will lose muscle as you diet. Get approximately 30% of your calories from protein. Everyone's body is different so you may need to find the right combination or tweak these suggestions to fit you.

If you have specific questions just ask. Join in the threads you are interested in so you are invested and you have a support network of people that can motivate and encourage you.
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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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