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No. 153564

First Thread : >>112815

This is for diet and fitness related things only.

-Post your goals, your current state, like yout weight or measurements;
-What you're going to do to change it and your methods (Weight training? Intermittent Fasting? Running? Raw eating? MyFitnessPal logs?);
-And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings.

Feel free to post charts of your progress! If you're doing daily reports, remember to sage.

Also, a reminder that we all have our ups and downs. You're human, allow yourself to fail. Just pick yourself up again and don't give up.

No ana, please.

No. 153575

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>>153564
Blogpost time to get the thread going
>-Post your goals, your current state, like yout weight or measurements;
Currently about 60kg at 172cm, started in July at ~66kg. GW is 55 at the bare minimum, it's almost underweight but I've been that weight before and still had fat legs so unfortunately I'm gonna have to reevaluate when I reach it and possibly lose more.
>-What you're going to do to change it and your methods (Weight training? Intermittent Fasting? Running? Raw eating? MyFitnessPal logs?);
Eating about 1200-1300 cal on average, I try to eat under 1200 on weekdays so I can go out for bigger meals on the weekend. No special diet except trying to cut down on sugar and bread. Doing sport 1-3 times a week and going for hr long walks on other days, and I plan on joining a gym in the next few months, I just wanna make sure I'm 100% committed and not wasting my money.
>-And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings.
Weighing every day for consistency in my data, measuring when I feel skinny/try on clothes.

It's going suspiciously well so far, my hunger levels are manageable, had no real binges or serious cravings throwing me off track. But I'm only cautiously optimistic, I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and to start binging and eating crap because that's what happened with past attempts. But I think there are some key differences this time
>found some really good low cal foods that work for me, also strawberries are really cheap atm so I'm living on them and yoghurt
>weighing every day
>focusing on overall average intake rather than trying to get 1200 exactly every single day
>eating at set times so I never get too hungry and never have to make a choice whether to snack or not

My biggest struggle is accurately calorie counting, it's almost impossible at restaurants and when other people make me food. I always worry that I'm eating more than I realize and try to round all my calorie counts up to compensate.

No. 153598

>>153575
Off topic but what's the source on that art? It's really cute.

No. 153609

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>no ana, please
Careful there

No. 153611


No. 153612

>>153611
Ana physique + gym = strong and healthy

No. 153614

>>153609
go bone rattle somewhere else

No. 153642

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>>153564
-Post your goals, your current state, like yout weight or measurements; I'm currently hovering around 145-148 but I'm pretty short (5 ft) so it's really bad. I put weight on incredibly quickly. My goal is 95 lbs but my REASONABLE goal for now is 120.
-What you're going to do to change it and your methods (Weight training? Intermittent Fasting? Running? Raw eating? MyFitnessPal logs?); I'm eating better because I had a hard time mentally during Corona and put on around 25 lbs from depression and overeating. I'm eating smaller portions and doing intermittent fasting while going for runs/walks. I don't have a lot of time to go to a gym right now but when I do I want to do a lot of core excercises!
-And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings. I weigh myself every morning. I want to lose weight but I have very bad mental issues so I can't make it my whole life or else I'll spiral out of control but I am eating much better and drinking more water instead of alcohol.

No. 153660

Is this a good general diet (vegetarian and dairy free) for maintaining average muscle mass and low weight?
Breakfast: Banana, large cup of coffee with oat milk
Morning snack: 2 hard boiled eggs
Lunch: Noodles with chopped and pan fried veg (broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, chillis, pepper, eggplant)
Dinner: Small portion of white rice with black/kidney beans, chopped onion and tomatoes.

For something sweet or other snacks: strawberries, coconut based yogurt, almonds, rice cakes

I’m terrible with exercise but very good at maintaining a diet, my biggest concern is lack of protein. Any thoughts?

No. 153682

>>153660
As you say, lack of protein is the key issue here. I had a similar problem. Do you like oats? Since having overnight oats with protein powder, I am getting 35g of protein in my breakfast which comes out to about 350 cals. I am 5'8" and 125lbs so aim for about 120-130g of protein a day. I know it's basic, but it has been a game changer. Try throwing some tofu in there. It's nice scrambled! I'd have like scrambled egg/tofu with some beans and sweet peppers. Maybe make an omelette with it? It is hard to say without knowing your build etc but maybe knock out a few of the sweet snacks in favour of higher protein foods. You will feel fuller for it and probably snack less.

No. 153726

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How do I achieve this kind of physicque? She's been my goals ever since I saw that GIF of her on tumblr back then…Ive been doing some 15 minute cardio and then 20 to 25 minutes worth of strength training(or dumbbells) that I see on YT.

I'm around 5 feet tall and I weigh about 103lbs.

No. 153727

>>153726
weight / strength training and power lifting.
/fit/'s sticky on 4chan has resources you might find helpful

No. 153728

>>153726
Anon… you can literally see what she's doing to get that physique, and it's not 20 mins of lifting dumbbells lmao. Even normal weight lifters don't look that good, it's probably her entire life and career.

No. 153737

>>153660
Thinking about maintaining muscle mass on a vegetarian diet is pretty silly, but at least up your egg intake

No. 153756

>>153737
That's an ignorant take. Legumes, beans, tofu and eggs are all good protein sources and she can always take some protein powder

No. 153757

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>>153564-
>Post your goals, your current state, like your weight or measurements;
Currently I'm 5'2 and weigh 134lbs. I'v already lost about 10lbs during quarantine, but recently fell off the wagon when I realized I had nowhere to show off my weight loss. I'm within healthy range and I'm down to 19.2% body fat. But still that means I have around 30lbs of fat and no thanks. Ideally, I'd like to be around 1150-120 because I know once I'll put on a few more lbs of muscle mass before I start to loose weight. Ideally I'd have 10lbs or less of bodyfat.
>What you're going to do to change it and your methods (Weight training? Intermittent Fasting? Running? Raw eating? MyFitnessPal logs?);
I use FITINDEX as well as their smart scale but have been super lax about using it lately. I need back to daily morning weigh ins to hold myself accountable. I need to cut out some junk foods I've been eating and be more strict with 16:8 intermittent fasting. I also need to get back to running and weight lifting. I need to be doing cardio 6 days a week at least and weight lifting 3 days.
>And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measuring.
Morning weigh ins every day, starting a tracking journal. I also want to put some money in a cute dress fund for when I get down under 125.

thanks for making this thread anon, made me realize I know exactly what I have to do now I just have to do it.

No. 153782

>>153756
Don't forget nuts and seeds, they're packed with proteins. Many even have a higher protein content than meat.

No. 153834

>>153782
What nuts have more protein than meat?

No. 153876

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No. 153877

>>153876
Is this what Momokun thinks she looks like?

No. 153878

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>>153614
Lose weight, fatty

No. 153879

>>153878

NAYRT, I don't care about this thread, just please, please learn to crop

No. 153883

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>>153879
I cropped that

No. 153886

>>-Post your goals, your current state, like yout weight or measurements;

im 53kg rn, at 165cm. Wanna stay around this weight but add more muscle mass and tone my body/stomach more.
>>-What you're going to do to change it and your methods (Weight training? Intermittent Fasting? Running? Raw eating? MyFitnessPal logs?);

Doing the couch to 5k, plus some weight training as i find intense weight train more fun than cardio

>>-And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings.


my gym has challenges like train once a day for 1 week and you get a badge once you completed it, im aiming to get that 3 times/week badge.

No. 153887

I'm going on a slow bulk again and I don't waaaant to, but I really wanto to grow my arms, I'm tired of those noodles. Also quads, I want big quads damn.

Eating 2.2k+ calories will be a pain in the ass.

No. 153891

>>153737
This is such a misinformed opinion. Maintaining muscle, especially for women, doesn’t take mountains of protein a day. You can EASILY met protein goals through a plant based diet, let alone if you do include dairy and eggs.

No. 153893

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I want back like this

No. 153902

I've been trying to at least walk daily and cut a lot of shit out of my life. Getting on my doctors ass to fix my scoliosis so it's easier to get out of the house so I can start doing Couch to 5k.

I'm still overweight but lost a few inches off my waist and my family says it's very noticable. Would go full ana to speed up the progress if I wasn't being monitored for it lol

No. 153904

>>153598
Sorry I don't remember for that specific pic, but if you just search watercolour food illustrations there's lots of similar art on pinterest etc. kailenefalls on insta is one of my favs.

No. 153919

I've lost 10 kgs since April.
I'm 160 cm and 55 kgs now and my goal weight is 48 kgs. Maybe it's too low for my height but I have a chubby face and I won't stop losing weight until my face slims down a bit.
Maybe face fat will go away if I focus on body recomposition instead of just dieting

No. 153947

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>>153919
That's a good start

No. 153954

What's the most effective way to train your abs and back muscles? I only have so much spare time so I don't want to waste it on ineffective exercises.

No. 153959

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>>153919
There are people whose face just remains fat, no matter what. Pic related is Sophia Thiel. Killer body, moonface. (No hate tho, I think she's gorgeous, but those hamster cheeks and rock hard abs crack me up all the time)

No. 153960

>>153947
What's the point of posting non-natty figures?
Of course anyone, no matter the age or sex, can go from fat to jacked with steroids or anabolic chems.

No. 154494

I'm torn about keto. I lost weight really quickly and my body looks good now, I didn't expect for it to work so well without exercising, counting calories etc. My hair and skin also look much better. I don't feel bloated anymore. And yet I'm thinking about dropping this diet because I constantly have nausea and I constantly need to drink water (it's also too expensive for me). I don't understand how can I look so well yet feel so sick. My diet consist of three kinds of fish, chicken breast, broccoli, eggs, avocado and tomatoes. Fuck my body craves fruits. A small amount of berries is not enough.

No. 154495

>>154494
Just do general low carb and stay below 50 carbs a day. I lost quite a bit doing low carb and managed to keep it off. I think that I have a problem with some grains thoufg

No. 154497

>>154494
You've lost weight and look good so don't you think it's better to transition to a more sustainable diet? You don't wanna be stuck doing any sort of restrictive diet for the rest of your life to maintain your weight, let alone one that actually makes you sick. You wanna be able to enjoy whatever food you like in moderation at some point, and limiting berries is fucking absurd tbh. They are nature's delicious, low cal miracles and have been a lifesaver for my diet personally.

No. 154515

>>154494
You won't necessarily feel as bloated as before when you'll re-introduce carbs into your diet. Keto may have changed your gut flora and insuline sensitivity, this effect lasts longer than the diet itself. Like above anon said, keep it low to moderate carb, it's ideal to have carbs before or after working out/moving around.

No. 154689

>>153876
my dumbass brain thought her shirt was saying 'high in figer' , with the word 'fiber' misspelled

No. 154696

>>153959
sometimes moonface is a sign of anavar.
Misscarriejune gets shit for it all the time

Actually, im going to go ahead after some googling of sophia and say im pretty sure it is anavar for her too.

No. 154701

>>153726
Lift HEAVY. Shes a powerlifter.
take anons advice. read the /fit/ sticky, and start doing Strong lifts 5x5 or Starting strenth. Focus on more weight and less reps.
Luckily you dont have to focus on your diet that much as people wanting to be skinny fitspo/have abs

No. 154714

has anyone ever used a waist trainer? I just got one to help with my posture and to cinch me in while I diet. it was so hard to put on but it is definitely helping me from slouching while I work at my computer

No. 154716

>>154494
You go into ketosis daily when intermittent fasting as well. The metabolic benefits are better if you're fasting earlier in the day too (skipping dinner rather than breakfast). There's no right or wrong diet with IF.
I also cut out gluten (because of intolerance) which makes staying low carb pretty easy, and the carbs I do get are high quality whole food carbs. Honestly if you're really craving fruit, go for it. Make sure to reintroduce them slowly.

No. 154724

>>154714
It will only help you short term if you don't exercise your core muscles. Given it "forces you" to sit correctly, at the same time your muscles don't have to do as much effort to keep your posture as it should be, which will lead to them becoming weaker, ultimately messing up your posture long term (as you will struggle even more than before to keep it with the waist trainer off) and cause back pains anytime core is engaged for too long.

No. 154725

One positive of 2020 for me: I lost around 16 lbs so far during the pandemic/lock down.

In the first few months I lost weight through pure exercise by biking 2-3 hours a day, 5+ days a week. I love biking so this wasn't hard for me but my dumbass still ate way too much food so the weight loss was slow. I went from around 165 to 154 (I'm 5'8) in 5 months.

After seeing real progress I didn't want to sabotage my efforts anymore by overeating. My biggest issue was snacking, especially late at night. All my snacking would basically add up to eating a second dinner. I cut all that out but I never starve myself. It's not realistic and sustainable. If I feel hungry, I eat- just a way smaller portion. I'm now down to 149, my lowest weight in a decade. I don't have the cravings or the huge appetite anymore. It's crazy how bodies adapt to change.

My biggest challenge will be over winter. I always eat a shit ton of food when it's cold and I'll have to switch to a boring indoor exercise bike. The number isn't super important to me but I'm hoping to maybe get and maintain around 145 lbs.

No. 154746

>>154494
Doesn't seem like you are in ketosis, you are eating pretty little fat. Try upping your fat intake and see how you feel.

No. 154748

>eat an entire pizza last night along with lots of chips and chocolate
>weigh myself today, lost 100g
>had a really awesome, intense exercise session as a result of the extra energy from eating so much

Time to incorporate regular whole ass pizzas into my diet kek. The one I had was 1000 cal which is not that hard to fit into maintenance day.

No. 154778

Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, but does anyone know what Brittany Venti has been doing for weight loss? I'd really like to start doing it as we have similar body types, but idk if it's keto or weights or whatever. Again, sorry if wrong thread.

No. 154782

>>154778
It's probably just coke

No. 154789

>>154778
amphetamines

No. 154790

>be alcoholic
>really want to lose weight
>have been successfully restricting food intake for months
>eat very little, mostly healthy fats and proteins
>still don't want to quit drinking
>consume 750-1000 calories a day worth of alcohol
>as a result ruin all efforts
>have been at the same weight for nearly a year because of this
If it weren't for the booze I would have arrived at my goal weight months ago. I know I'm doing it to myself and only have myself to blame, but it still feels really bad. Just not bad enough to quit drinking, I guess.

No. 154799

>Post your goals, your current state
Goal: ~59-62kg depending on muscles/appearance
current state: 5'6 ~65kg (~143lbs)
>What you're going to do to change it and your methods
Get back to regularity/3x per week weight training and count calories until im back at 61kg.
Continue the 2km/25 min walks to and from work; cancelled public transit pass
>history
I started at 72kg in 2018, dropped down to 59kg in 5/6 months via calorie counting and using random gym machines/minimal cardio. Then told myself i would slow bulk/maintain and lift for real using a suggested plan from /fit/. I still lift but i stopped calorie counting over a year ago and my gym going is irregular. 1-2x per week. Corona stress isnt helping. My gym is open atm so i dont have that much of an excuse but i now walk way more than i did

-And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings.
Atm im doing 2-3x weekly weigh ins to get a general idea im staying on track. When im going my regular 3x per week ill cut it down to 1x per week weigh ins.
Also i can gage progress based on lifts and appearance is much more imporant to me than weight.

No. 154871

Has anyone here successfully fixed the bad habit of emotional eating/eating as a coping mechanism for stress? I need to develop better self control and not depend on food like this. Wondering what you guys do that helps instead.

>>154778
I saw her post that she eats low carb, eats filling food like eggs, and drinks black coffee as an appetite suppressant.

>>154799
My starting weight/height before I started exercising at all was similar to you (but completely skinnyfat). In about 6 months I am down to 135 lbs which isn't much progress since my diet is still pretty poor but have had a lot of body recomp/muscle building. Which /fit/ plan do you use? And congrats on your initial progress since 2018, you sound a lot healthier even if Corona threw things off track a little.

No. 154879

Anons… Please help me.

I literally can't stop eating. It's been like this my whole life.

Do I seriously need therapy or what?

No. 154886

>>154879
I would advise you to first ask yourself why you seemingly can't stop eating. Seriously analyze your mental processes and emotions pertaining to food/eating. Are you eating because you are genuinely hungry and never feel full? Eating out of boredom? Eating to cope with emotional problems? Out of fear of going hungry?
Treatments for this sort of thing are really varied and knowing what's causing you to overeat can be beneficial in finding something that works for your specific case.
I believe in you anon!

No. 154908

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No. 154909

>>154908
I can't stress enough the importance of drinking water if you want to lose weight

No. 154911

~5 days out of the week I can eat when my body feels hungry, but the other few days I literally cannot stop feeling 'hunger'. It's not a rumble or empty feeling, it's more of a hollow feeling and it makes my brain think about food all the time. Idk how to ignore it. Even if I eat the same amm of food as the days before/same contents, the thoughts/feeling doesn't stop.

No. 154912

>>154908
Nta but sometimes there's more to it than eating healthy, drinking water and excersise. There's a mental aspect to it when you can't stop eating, there's a reason why morbidly obese people eat themselves to literal death.

No. 154914

>>154911
do you have diverse diet? There may be some nutrient missing and your body needs it, so you feel hungry despite eating normally.

No. 154920

Anons, I'm in dire need of guidance. In 2 months I'll be meeting my online bf for the first time and my inner thighs are visibly flabbier than women's who are twice my size (despite not being overweight). Could anyone point me towards the exercises that would make the most difference if done obsessively for 2 months? I know next to nothing about exercise and have no access to gym equipment, but I'm willing to buy accessories if they're not prohibitively expensive. Words can't describe my desperation.

No. 154925

>>154920
I would recommend HIIT (high intensity interval training). It's tough if you're pushing yourself but short and effective. If you do it regularly you can likely recomp a good amount of fat into muscle over 2 months as a newbie. LovingFit has a ton of free, good routines. You can sort by lower body but honestly you need to focus on your body overall because you can't spot reduce (your body is likely just predisposed to store fat on the thighs) and you can overtrain by only focusing on one area anyway. Just do 2-3 lower body-centric routines a week and that should serve to tone plenty. https://www.lovingfit.com/exercises-workouts/workout-routines

No. 154931

>>154920

I'm doing this exercise after my daily workout to work more on my thighs and after three weeks I like the results so far.

She has an entire plan for slim thighs, maybe it's something for you.
https://www.chloeting.com/program/2020/slim-thigh-challenge.html

but as >>154925 said, you need to work your whole body in order to see results. Wish you good luck!

No. 154940

>>154920
Weight loss is about what you eat, not how you work out. Working out helps I guess but since you can't target weight loss, you won't really be doing much but wasting time toning your muscles under fat.

If you want to tone, yes do the exercises that those anons have provided. But if you want to shrink in size, I recommend doing Whole30 diet. Or at least something REALLY close to it. Or another diet to shock your system and cause you to rapidly lose weight in a very short amount of time.

If you really wanna do whole30 without needing to set up, buy these staple ingredients:

- coconut milk
- fruit
- potatoes
- chicken, beef, pork (NONE of them should ever have any add-ins. Get them straight from the meat locker, do not get "special seasoning" meat)
- vegetables


Eat with these foods (if you wanna lose faster, scrap the potatoes), and you'll basically lose weight faster than CICO (water weight comes off quickly).

I'll reiterate: weight loss is about diet, not exercise. Abs are made in the kitchen.

No. 154955

>>154925
>>154931
>>154940
I can't thank you enough anons, you've made me feel like maybe this isn't such an impossible task after all. The fact that the Chloe Ting workout can yield results after 3 weeks is extremely encouraging.

Regarding the need to target my entire body to see results: would it be okay to focus on lower body exercises and just do some simple arm workouts (eg. bicep curls) to tone my upper arms? Obviously in addition to a sensible diet that burns fat so the muscle can show.

No. 154960

>>154940
What would you recommend for anons that shit their brains out with coconut products?

No. 154962

>>154960
I don't wanna be a ketofag, but keto

No. 154963

>>154962
General low carb to find out if there's a food intolerance would probably work well with less restrictions though. It requires a lot of willpower to stay at 20 and below carbs unless you're creative as fuck or don't care about what you're eating if it gets samesy.
I hate that oat milk is so carb heavy. I guess 12g of net carbs isn't the worst for 8 oz, especially if you halve it out and dilute it.

No. 154965

>>154955

As anon above said, do HIIT in order to work your whole body, then you can always follow with specific routine for the parts you personally want to work on.

No. 154969

>>154960
You don't necessarily need coconut milk unless you plan on making coconut curries or need a thick cream-like product (I used coconut cream to make coconut banana smoothies). Almond milk works, cashew milk too. UNSWEETENED. Just nothing with oats or dairy. No wheat, no grain, nothing. Stay away from that shit for 30 days.

I'm not the one that recommended you keto. I would never do keto, it fucking sucks not being able to eat fruit or potatoes (for the love of god potatos). When I did Whole30, I ate potatoes almost every day and lost weight. You don't HAVE to eat potatos though and you'll shed weight faster.

If you think any of that sounds hard… Just know that I'm a lard ass who ordered out 7 days a week for lunch AND dinner and then I went to making homemade dinners and eating leftovers for lunch. No sugar, no dairy, no grains. It's only 30 days too. With that being said, even if you don't want to do exactly whole30, just try and keep a simple diet. Don't order out, make all of your meats from scratch and season yourself (do not use pre-mixed seasoning like lawrys or ms. dash).


I can list all the recipes I used and everything I did if anyone needs more info for whole30.

No. 154999

I have lost ~30 pounds since March. How did I do it? Stopped drinking alcohol. Seriously, I feel like I've discovered the secret to loosing weight. The pounds just melted off with very little work at all. I'm kind of bitter that I wasted all my good years being fat and all I would have had to do was stop drinking. I tried so many diets and other methods over the years, I could never loose anything. But at least now I feel pretty good and actually am happy looking in a mirror for the first time in years. I'm still about ~20 pounds away from my goal though so hopefully I can keep this up.

Obviously not everyone is an alcoholic like me but I feel like identifying the 1 thing that you are doing a lot that is adding calories (whether its soda or chips or alcohol or whatever) and cutting it out completely really makes a difference.

No. 155010

>>154999
Congrats, anon. People never realize just how many calories are in alcohol. I would drink a six pack and that's 600 calories right there. Plus vodka… So many calories.

Congratulations. But have a white claw once in a while.

No. 155014

Can anyone think of a reason why my stomach looks flatter than it did before, but I haven't had any significant lifestyle changes? I started working out in the midst of quarantine but stopped a while ago. When I got on the scale, it said I've gained weight but my stomach looks flatter than it used to. The only guess I could throw out there is that I eat less now, but even then, I still eat like shit.

No. 155017

>>155014
Improved posture?

No. 155020


No. 155025

>>154920
These work wonders:
https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTQ1MTIyNDI5Ng==
https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzI2MTgyMjA4.html
Sorry for the shitty chinese links, these excersises used to be on YouTube but the BeFit channel took them down. I've never seen such a difference so quickly.

No. 155032

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Does anyone have any excercise tips for someone who is an weakling with moderate-to-severe asthma?
I haven't excersised in basically a decade because it always left me on the floor wheezing but nowadays my body is so fucking shite i feel like i NEED to do something, people always say to go for swimming if you have ashtma but alas im also allergic to chlorine.

No. 155033

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How much cardio are you doing these days?

No. 155034

>>155032
Walk every day

No. 155037

>>155033
ot but damn she has an unfortunate body

No. 155038

>>155037
Nah, she's just gotten a bit fat but her body type is nice imo. I only feel sad for her calves.

No. 155039

>>155033
I'm walking every day. I want to start running and add some short hiit routines before my actual work out

No. 155040

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>>155038
americans have such weird standards, she looks like picrel

No. 155041

>>155040
What makes you think that I'm American? Weird cope

No. 155042

>>155041
Saying that her body shape is nice

No. 155043

>>155041
i dont care where you're from anon, what i was trying to say is that that billie is american and it shows in her weird body

No. 155044

>>155042
English isn't even my first language but thanks. Note that I said that she's gotten fat but her body type is nice.

No. 155045

>>155043
lmao right

No. 155057

>>155040
ana-chan your BDD is showing

No. 155073

>>155057
not ana at all, sorry you're huge lol

No. 155090

>>155073
Sorry you're never gonna hit your GW skelly, go cry into a rice cake about it

No. 155094

>>155090
wtf are you referencing?

No. 155098

>>155017
Nah, that's not it. I've always had pretty good posture. My mother made a comment that it looks like I've lost weight too, but I think I just look more run down kek. I guess I won't question it too much.

No. 155128

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No. 155134

>>155032
Try walking or cycling

No. 155137

>>155128
She looks good in the second picture, ngl.

No. 155140

>>155128
Is the right one the after? She looks so much cuter in the left picture. Maybe I'm biased because of the ugly make-up and pout but I really don't think she looks that good.

No. 155142

>>155137
Really? All the weight gain went directly to her gut and she still has pancake tits. Nightmare fat distribution

No. 155150

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>>155137
>>155142
Seems like bad diet + instagram filters

No. 155153

>>155150
Jesus fuck, that underwear is so fucking ugly

No. 155164

>>155033
Never seen her body shape until this pic, didn't expect her to be top heavy with skinny little legs. I feel like I would look like this if I gained weight, I detest my calves.

No. 155177

>>155033
my upper-body looks just like hers right now. the fucking arms it kills me

No. 155179

I'm 5'4 and 110 lbs. When I met my bf he thought I looked skelly at 95 (I thought I looked normal rip). At first I was indifferent to my weight but honestly gaining weight has done me a lot of favors in the face and butt department in my opinion. However I'm not a fan of the fat in my gut because I have small tits. I know you can't really spot treat but my concern is that it's taken years to increase my weight to this point. My food intake is so high because I eat several times a day and eat until I'm full and I'm worried how I'm gonna change my diet to something healthier and still be able to eat enough quantity to gain? Help me anons I'm retarded. Ideally I want to be 120 but I don't want my belly to be so round? What should I be eating/not eating to accomplish weight gain without a fat gut? I guess I need to be weight training? Is there a way that I can do that at home without a home gym because I don't have a car I can use atm.

No. 155180

>>155179
Weight training and increasing your protein intake, protein shakes are your friend anon, they are usually pretty high calorie and will also aid your weight gain.

No. 155181

>>155180

Bless you anon for helping my stupid ass

No. 155187

>>155181
Embrace cardio and lift the irons

No. 155208

What food do you guys like to eat prior to exercising? Not necessarily for nutritional reasons but just for how it sits in your stomach. I really hate the feeling of being full or bloated when I work out but I don't want to lack energy either. On weekdays I can only exercise at night and by then I don't feel my best.

No. 155211

>>155208
Grapes.

No. 155219

>>155208
Cup of sour cream or a half stick of butter with the piece of steak. Fats(not oils) are more compressed source of energy than sugars and carbs. It also helps to recover quicker.

No. 155229

>>155219
Damn, grapes anon here and I might have to start that.

No. 155240

>>155208
I usually eat a banana or 1/2 a banana and some peanut butter. Maybe like 30m - an hour before working out.

No. 155282

>>153564

>-Post your goals, your current state, like yout weight or measurements;

Currently 57kg and 167cm, I started this year as 75kg. I aim for about 40-45kg
>-What you're going to do to change it and your methods (Weight training? Intermittent Fasting? Running? Raw eating? MyFitnessPal logs?);
I fast quite a bit, I try and keep my calorie intake under 1.2k for weight loss and then I'll adjust it to be a bit higher when I reach my goal to maintain it.
I also exercise, keep it at something pretty basic like cardio. pro tip about fasting btw, don't get carried away. I once didn't eat for a whole week because of the fact I was scared of gaining the weight I lost while fasting.
>-And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings.
I had an unhealthy habit of beating myself up when I went over my limit, but now I just tell myself to do better and move on.

I don't recommend fasting in all honesty, it does give good results but you feel like pure shit afterwards. Having to ease into eating full meals or just little things after not eating for 18-72 hours is nauseating.

No. 155306

>>155282
Uhh 167cm and you want to be 40kg? That’s severely underweight?

No. 155323

>>153564
>>155306
yup! it's just country standards.

No. 155325

>>155282
>>155323
>BMI = 14.3 kg/m2
>country standards
north korea in the 90s?

No. 155327

>>155325
well that could work too. but i don't intend on going that low really, 40 would be the minimum and 55 would be the maximum, i'm indecisive about what i actually want and what my country wants.

No. 155330

>>155327
40 kg at this height is anorexia tier, you wouldn't have any fat left on your body, or not enough for normal endocrine function.

No. 155333

>>155330
really? i'm not a super big health-nut, so i don't know shit about this types of stuff. thanks for telling me, i'll watch myself!

No. 155395

File: 1602832820142.gif (1.83 MB, 498x280, tenor.gif)

Alright here's my plan.
Right now I'm 185lbs. My goal is to be in the 130s.

For diet I'm not going to track calories but I'm going to focus on fixing my eating habits. Right now I eat like an animal and if I want to be thin and stay thin then I will need to change how I eat. I actually love healthy food but since moving in with my in-laws I've been eating fast and easy food (I don't wanna be in the kitchen with them kek), so I'm going to try to meal prep more plant based meals so I don't eat like ass. For eating habits, I'm going to focus on eating slower, chewing way more, only eating when I feel my stomach growling, and leaving my food when I feel satisfied. I'm also going to stop eating at work and avoid eating food other people make.

For exercise, I'm going to bike 30 minutes a night before bed. I'm also going to go to the gym 3 times a week on top of that, honestly just to incline walk because I love it.

I started a few weeks ago but I was doing more exercise and it was super overwhelming and hard to stick to. I hope I can stick to this, it should be easy as long as I stay focused.

No. 155399

>>155327
>what my country wants
What the fuck kinda dictatorship are you from?

No. 155406

>>155306
Where do you live?

No. 155415

>>153564
>>155399
>>155406
i don't really wanna give that out… i didn't expect this to gain so much traction as it was merely just me stating my goals. it's just how it is.

No. 155418

>>155415
> i didn't expect this to gain so much traction
I mean you said your country demands/expects you to be severely underweight. That's bizarre so of course that's going to pique our interest and curiousity.

I hope you're safe and healthy wherever you are. Hopefully it's some sort of misunderstanding.

No. 155420

>>155418
ohhh, i see what you mean now. it's just prominent to have that sorts of stuff here since dieting culture from modeling is popular here. but i am going to try and stay safe, it doesn't really demand or expect us to but it is kind of the standards most guys have. thanks anon for your worries, i'm ok.

No. 155514

File: 1602927493293.png (844.38 KB, 979x489, 1.png)

Don't smoke weed.

No. 155515

Hi !

>My goal : 56-57kg


>Current state : 161cm 76kg


I've been rebalancing my eating habits for one month and I've lost 3kgs. Can't really go to the gym since it's closed for 6 weeks, but I plan to watch some videos to work out at home. I love cardio, but body building, not so much.

Is losing 3 kilos per month reasonnable? Kinda glad with my weight loss. I'm not restrictive with my diet, just eat a lot more vegetables with homemade seasonnings, stopped eating red meat (I don't eat it that much anyway), don't eat refined sweets, and just treat myself for my cheat meal day. (on wednesday-or thursday) I'm just scared of yo-yo-ing and see my efforts going to waste

No. 155527

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>>155515
3 kg a month is the top but 2 kg a month is the most attainable with decent diet and exercise

No. 155571

>>155514

That is trü tho I eat like a reasonable human being no problem when I drop smoking. Doing exactly that until Christmas to shift the last of my pandemic week pounds.

No. 155590

File: 1602995731992.jpeg (35.01 KB, 350x331, 1273893929.jpeg)

How to I curve me nighttime appetite? On most days I work from about noon to later in the evening, usually getting back at around 9-10 PM. I have a lunch break in the middle of the day, but by the time I get home I am super hungry from standing/walking/lifting things/just generally being on my feet all day. That usually means I get around to eating dinner at around 11 pm. I know its not good to be eating that late and I want to break the habit of eating so much before bed. I feel like it's already contributed to some extra weight on me but I don't know what else to do besides skipping dinner entirely.
What sucks even more is that the gym I would go to after work closes earlier now due to Covid hours so I cant go like I usually would after work.

No. 155593

>>155590
Isn't "eating at certain times bad" a meme? So long as you're watching CICO and getting the right nutrients.
I eat once a day (not bc of OMAD science, I just love to consume many calories at once), and if it's late at night the only difference I've noticed is morning bloat. Bodies are different though so who knows.

No. 155600

>>155527
Yeah, I doubt this person lost the weight healthily/safely. Someone with that must plastic surgery clearly has BDD. Not saying the goal you mentioned is unreasonable– just don't use BDDfags on Insta as your aesthetic ideal.

No. 155634

>>155590
Eating times are a meme, you eat when you can. Yea it may fuck up with your sleep and that may fuck with your metabolism but that is not what the "no eating after 6pm" people think about when yelling about it.

No. 155690

>>155593
Huh, I always heard it was bad to eat after certain hours. Maybe someone made that up so people would eat less? I want to try it to see if holds any merit.

No. 155694

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Can I trust these estimations? When I walk ten thousand steps myfitnesspal only says I burnt 43 cals but this chart says it would be much more

No. 155707

>>155694
No because it all depends on you heart rate, age, weight etc etc. It might be slightly more accurate than mfp tho

No. 155724

Have you given up your alcohol yet?

No. 155725

>>155593
>>155690
It's a meme if it's just diet advice based on hearsay, like drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
Intermittent fasting/ time-restricted eating is legit science with benefits beyond being a weight-loss diet, although you can use it like that.

No. 155726

>>155724
Yes. You have no idea how thankful my skin is for that. Alcohol really dehydrates it.

No. 155992

Any recommendations for pilates workouts? Maybe a youtube channel?

No. 155993

>>155992
blogilates, the girl is kind of annoying but the workouts are fun

No. 156098

File: 1603356015886.jpg (85.68 KB, 747x921, 1.jpg)

Yeh

No. 156119

how to lose weight while maintaining your boob size?

No. 156123

>>156119
you can’t spot reduce, sorry anon

No. 156328

File: 1603475419643.jpg (1.02 MB, 2259x4519, kj.jpg)

I just want to be skinny as fuck. I go between skinny like Kendall Jenner and lean thin. I just want to be elegant. Elegance beats thicccc bullshit.

Unfortunately my thighs store all my fat so I have to diet down torturously unlike girls who store fat normally.

No. 156329

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>>153564
>current state
5'5 108
>goals
98 lbs. I looked hot at that weight.
>plan
what I'm doing now. lifting and cardio, I just need to drop fat.
>speed
By Christmas. So… 5 lbs a month.

Also does hot weather seem to help anyone else drop weight? I don't change anything but spending some time in a scorching country makes me drop weight fast.

No. 156333

>>156329
anon r u ok?
98 is pretty low for someone 5'5" and certainly too low to look like that pic

No. 156334

>>156329
What fat do you have at 5'5 108 pounds? I'm shorter than you and was 110 pounds after wisdom teeth surgery and looked hella skelly. If you want to start lifting and gaining muscle to tone you will put on weight in the form of muscle.

Stop worrying about numbers and just be the weight you feel your best at.

No. 156336

>>156334
Too chubby, I must store weight differently. I know it sounds low.

I already lift.

No. 156347

>>156336
Nta but are you sure your weightscale isn't off? At 5'5 and 108 pounds you're (just barely) underweight.

No. 156357

>>156347
Nah, I'm the same on every scale

No. 156359

>>156357
Anon..

No. 156360

>>156119
>>156123
take hormonal birth control so your tits stay swole from extra oestrogen

No. 156361

>>156336
>>156357
Big BDD energy.

No. 156369

What meals do you usually have in a day?

For me it's:
>Banana (with oatmeal once or twice a week)
>2 chicken thighs
>banana
>tea with 3 sugars (sometimes biscuits)
>dinner

dinner is a bit of a wildcard since I vary my dinners quite a lot and put more effort into them than any other meal. I sometimes eat mutton with potatoes and curry, sometimes lentils and rice, sometimes fish, sometimes aloo gobi. I will admit I'm not the healthiest, but I'd like to hear about other anon's daily meals

No. 156373

>>156369
The meals I have every day are
>oatmeal (135 cal sachet) with almond milk
>a fruit salad of whatever's in season (lately orange, kiwi, melon)
>100g greek (80 cal) or low fat yoghurt (40 cal) with berries
>2x coffee with sweetner and either almond or soy milk

Then I have a roster of options for lunch/dinner. A bunch are microwaveable packaged foods because I take them to work for convenience
>scrambled eggs (2-3 eggs with a splash of milk)
>ham (30 cal) or tuna (100-150 cal) on sandwich thins (100 cal)
>soup (200 cal)
>migoreng cup noodles (found a GF version for only 170 cal)
>mac n cheese (280 cal)
>various frozen meals (250-350 cal)

And I eat a lot of my mum's cooking. She's really into nutrition but also doesn't have to count calories so it's def healthy but a total gamble calorie-wise (and I'm not gonna make her count for me). Often we have
>veggie curry, usually with some variety of potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, sometimes lentils or tofu
>veggies with hokkien noodles
>zucchini or pumpkin soup
>frittatas
>usually cooks a tonne of sweet potato which I eat on it's own with garlic aioli

I can't be bothered counting calories for fruits, condiments, milk etc and can't count food I'm made so I need to keep my meal sizes pretty small to be safe.

No. 156381

My experience is that intermittent fasting saved my weight loss journey and mental health. Counting calories was so freaking draining, I felt depressed and hungry all the time. Now I just skip dinner and eat nutritious the rest of the day and forget about it. Has anyone else tried IF?

No. 156987

>>156381 I started IF recently and I love it. I feel like it really quick started my weight loss, more than counting calories. I highly recommend it to everyone.

No. 157395

>>156381
Intermittent fasting has been really good for me - my ED left me with major insulin resistance, and good old CICO wasn't cutting it for weight loss for me anymore. IF seems to kick my insulin resistance in the taco, and it's a very manageable, no-fuss way of dieting for me.

No. 159012

File: 1604930799788.png (1.33 MB, 1352x625, 1.png)

Any progress?

No. 159253

File: 1605049488432.jpg (49.71 KB, 618x526, 85dbcb94032623f99f87fd8d385523…)

Sorry I need to vent for a second here.

>be really fit before the rona, go to the gym 3-4x a week

>still be motivated at the beginning of quarantine and exercise at home when gyms closed down
>time passes, motivation drops
>subjectively looking more doughy every week
>weigh yourself, still the same weight as before
>try on skirt today, too small, used to be too big on me
>mfw

Anons, how do you pick up your motivation when it's gone? I feel disgusting and fat even though I'm technically still the same weight. Is it possible for fat to distribute this weirdly?
I'm 5'5 and approx. 123lb. Might not sound too bad, but most of my fat literally just goes straight to my thighs, which looks horrible on a short person like me.

No. 159255

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I'm 5'1 and 125-127 lbs and I want to be around 115 or 110. I'm trying to strengthen my core and actually get an ass.
I've been trying to workout 3x a week (tuesdays, wednesdays, and thursdays)and I've been talking to my therapist about ways to gain self control since I've been absolute shit at it.
I don't know how to measure my progress, and I kinda want to look like the girl in the photo, I've always wanted a body similar to that, or something slightly chubbier, I hate looking obese in my clothes.

No. 159259

>>159255
Maybe try measuring tape for hips/waist/etc. and progress photos? Definitely better than relying on a scale! As for the general figure I think it depends mostly on genetics.

No. 159261

I’m 5’1 and I’ve lost 10lbs (from 132 to 122) from switching daily afternoon ramen diet to celery and peanut butter, with 20 hour daily fasts. It’s kinda weird how simple the change was and I’m still eating my parents cooking for lunch. I would want to lose weight but I think I’ll try to count calories a bit more. I don’t really have a goal weight but it would be nice to go from a 26 inch waist to a 24 inch waist and lose some butt and chest fat. (I know spot reduction isn’t a thing, and I understand you have to lose weight cumulatively to see results)

No. 159262

>>159259
oh yeah I went retard for a whole second and forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me!!

No. 159263

>>159253
anon for me I usually look at pathetic fatties in lolcow or youtube and that scares me to get my ass off the couch. Or I just look in the mirror and that usually does the trick. Also try staying offline if it was distracting you.

No. 159274

File: 1605064634814.jpg (197.9 KB, 650x610, 1581882454240.jpg)

I'm so grateful I have a fast metabolism. Im pretty damn lazy so if I didn't have a fast metabolism Id be chunky. I still want to be toned so I'm going to try to consistently do yoga+body weight excersize. I'll find a weekly routine to target all of my muscles but mainly my abs. I've been doing some yoga and its pretty relaxing and enjoyable.

Whats your weekly routine anons?

No. 159275

>>159274
Monday, wednesday and friday: Legs and butt
Tuesday, thursday and saturday: Abs and arms
My routines are 30 mins or 1 hour of cardio (if I went for a walk) and 40/50 mins of functional training, most of the exercises are based from pilates and classical dancing, then I stretch. Sundays I take off

No. 159302

>>159274
Isn't fast and slow metabolism kind of a myth? From what I've heard the calorific difference between a fast and slow metabolism is expendable

No. 159317

>>159302
it is a myth, some people just feel the need to eat less than others or maybe they move around more in their day to day lives. Because they've eaten to or maybe slightly past the point of satiation (for them, which is lower than average) they feel like they've eaten a lot even if they haven't and so think they must have a fast metabolism. Or because bigger people who believe in fast/slow metabolisms and genetics and such have told them that.
I'll usually eat a shit ton of food early on or late in the day but then my adhd brain will get distracted by something and I don't think about eating for hours so it evens out and I don't gain weight. Like op I kinda need to tone up but I'll never have the dedication needed to get abs though lol

No. 159401

>>159302
Shit metabolism would require you to be diagnosed with a metabolic illness, I take meds for mine yet I still have to eat very little kek

No. 159541

>>159274
oh geez I was sure this silly random wojak I made was gone forever

No. 160008

File: 1605514701848.jpg (4.67 KB, 225x225, images.jpg)

>>153564
Goal weight: 50-55kg
Current weight: 59kg, 167cm

I started at 79kg last november and lost 20kg in a year with calorie counting. I am still unhappy with my figure cause i have pretty unfortunate fat distribution and very little muscle.
I am planning on working out but it's hard to start since i have no discipline in the lockdown. I try to drink a lot of water every day and completely cut out soda exept diet coke as an occasional treat.

I weigh myself every week and use the app LoseIt. Losing weight has been tricky cause i'm autistic about vegetables but calorie counting helps a lot with portion control.

No. 160009

>>160008
Congrats, that's awesome!
Since a tracking app helped you discipline your diet, maybe a fitness app can help you discipline yourself for working out? Give them a try, at least. Good luck with getting in shape!

No. 160010

>>160008

have you tried the workouts on youtube? I work out with them almost every day and I am quite satisfied with the results. I recommend lilly sabri. plus intermediate fasting.

love yourself girl, you're doing great so far!

No. 160014

>eat around 2000-3000 calories for 3 days in a week as well as a couple of 1500 days
>gain over 2kg
God, I know I ate too much but it wasn't 14000 calories extra!! Hopefully it's mainly water and comes off quickly, this is the worst fluctuation I've had since I started dieting and it's really demotivating.

No. 160257

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>>160008
Is there anything in particular about vegetables? I know the texture & smell can be a big issue for people.

Have you tried a greens/reds powder? You can get some that are berry or citrus tasting so they might work better for you while boosting your nutritional status

No. 160259

>5'3/160cm
>target weight is 110lbs, reach this pretty easily with your standard 1200cal a day
>stop counting calories for any length of time longer than a week, now weigh 120-125lbs

ive done this dance…..too many times over the last few years. any advice? i really dont wanna be a calorie slave for the rest of my life

No. 160263

>>160259
Learn what appropriate portions for you look like (calorie count until you really know it) and make that your normal. If your clothes get tight, eat less. If they get loose, eat more.

No. 160705

It's my dream to have a toned tummy, but I remain sad and flabby because I have an irrational fear of thickening my waist with ab workouts. My hips are narrow as is, so losing the little waist definition I have would complete my transformation towards looking like a literal ruler. What do, oh toned anons? Should I just combine crunches with booty-building exercises and pray to the ratio gods?

No. 160707

>>160705
Well this may not be good advice but I was also pressed with wanting to have a narrow waist which I just don't have because my ribs are wide and waist is narrow but since I started exercising I just forgot all those dumb worries of wanting to change my body shape and I just feel happy seeing some muscles.

No. 160711

>>160707
Honestly, that's probably exactly what I needed to hear.

No. 160713

>>160711
Well I am glad I persuaded you. Oh also I think if you really want to minimize the growth of your waist just don't do exercises for muscles on the sides of the torso. You can just do exercises for the front and back muscles

No. 160722

>>160713
Sorry for the dumb question, but what kind of exercise would engage only the front and back muscles? Sit-ups?

No. 160731

Has anyone done facial exercises? Do they work?

No. 160734

>>160722
Side ab muscles engage when you twist or lean your torso left or right in relation to the lower body (or vice versa). So any exercise that doesn't do that, that just goes up/down or forward/back and your body remains aligned.

No. 160739

I've gone from 71kg to 68.3 in 2 weeks. I'm 154cm.
I did a 24hr fast, then 1 week of 1000cals and now I'm staying at 1200 but eating back my cals. fasting between 7pm and 1pm. ive also quit drinking after having half a bottle to a bottle of wine a night! I'm doing the stripped 5x5 lifting plan and walking at least an hour a day. I'm feeling amazing. this is the first time I've ever "dieted" with a healthy frame of mind, seeing at as a treat for myself instead of a punishment. my goal is 65kg by the end of the year and then 55-60 eventually, depending how muscly I get.
I'll try to update weekly

No. 160747

>>160739
Congrats anon! Amazing progress, especially quitting drinking, I hope you're feeling really proud!

No. 160800

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No. 160861

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>Post your goals, your current state, like yout weight or measurements;
Currently, i'm 166cm at 66kg, borderline on healthy and overweight.
>Chest: 35 inches, Waist: 27 inches, Hips: 39 inches.
I had previously weighed 78kg and lost all the weight by eating 1000 calories a day. I plan to do this again to get down to 58kg and then figure out maintaining.

>What you're going to do to change it and your methods

I like to do pure diet, i'm not that into exercise and get a good amount from my job where I'm almost constantly walking.

>And how to be held accountable for it, like biweekly weigh-ins or measurings.

Weekly weighs and measures, as well as myfitnesspal logging.

No. 160869

>>160747
thank you non. I am super proud! today was hard because I started my period so I just wanted to eat everything and do nothing. so i upped my allowance to 1500 and still went to the gym and I'm feeling much better for it

No. 160983

>current state
5'2, 135ish lbs (makes me feel less lonely to see fellow anons in my height/weight range!).
My main goal is to get a smaller waist. I've been lifting bodybuilding-style 3-5 days a week for 5 years so I am mostly happy with my physique but carry my extra weight solely in my stomach.

>what you're going to do to change it and methods

Calorie counting, cutting out soda (I know, I'm retarded), and switching my workouts to just pilates and the occasional resistance band workout to maintain some of my muscle mass. If I lift heavy and do HIIT I want to eat more, so I've learned I can't train in my favorite way if I wanna lose weight :/

Side note: I've been doing dumbbell and resistance band workouts all throughout quarantine and have actually put on more muscle than ever (fml), but for the anons out there who want to build muscle at home it's totally possible with just dumbbells and a resistance band!

>accountability

I previously lost a bunch of weight by calorie counting, weighing myself once every two weeks and having one cheat day a week.

Good luck everyone!

No. 160984

>>155992
I like Moving Mango, her workouts are creative even if she goes too fast for me sometimes. Blogilates annoys me too much, but her 30 minute long full-body videos are a good starting place

No. 160986

How do you get the organless look without photo editing?

No. 160991

>>160986
Realise that half the people screaming about organs seem to think that they take up about twice as much space as they actually do. Having a liver does not mean it’s impossible to have a small waist.

No. 160996

>>160986
Depends on how extreme you want or even can go but the easiest way is to just build muscle

No. 161012

>>160996
Alright. I just have a hard time believing building muscle would flatten and reduce my waistline. It doesn't seem like the zoomer girls with these waists do that. Im at a 25 to 24 inch so its okay rn. Body weight excersize didn't have any effect on me so I gave that up.

No. 161015

>>161012
they obviously photoshop, I don't really understand what you're asking. If you want to look like you have no organs, you will have to edit your pictures because human bodies..have organs..

No. 161173

>>161012
anon, these zoomer girls you’re talking about are all editing their waistlines. a 24 inch waist is already trim & far below average. but reducing your overall bf% (by gaining muscle as the other anon suggested) is a good way to keep everything corseted in. try stomach vacuums and ballet beautiful (really improves your posture and gives you a lean physique).

No. 161178

>>156328
>store fat normally
>normally
Gut fat is the way men store their fat. Fat storing in the thighs is the normal for healthy women. How the hell do you think a diabetes belly is more normal than thick thighs?

No. 161290

>>161012
true, building muscle does not necessarily flatten the stomach. At least exercises like crunches etc won´t. I heard the vacuum pose might do something, you could try that, but obviously it won´t make you look organless lol. If it doesn´t flatten the stomach, it might still be good for core strength.

No. 161335

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During early lockdown I was able to go on for weeks without eating any processed, sugary food, but now I'm eating at least 1 processed sugary thing per day. Tea is my main weakness (since I only like it if it has 3 sugars). I'm trying to avoid anything sugary and processed and it's been alright for around 2 days and been eating bananas as a substitute

No. 161338

>>161335
>processed sugary
>tea
???

No. 161340

>>161335
table sugar isn't processed, it's refined. just get the natural cane sugar and get over it.

No. 161343

>>161340
NTA but what's the difference between processed and refined?

No. 161353

>>161290
I think planks are the best ab/core exercise, but to flatten the stomach you need to lose overall fat with a calorie deficit, always

No. 161354

>>161338
She said she drinks her tea with sugar, keep up anon

No. 161362

Can't really afford those heavier weights and dumbbells and I'm thinking of just getting sacks of rice and fill it with whatever (sand? Rice? Idk) does this sound like a good idea?

No. 161365

My trapezius muscle often gets painfully stiff from computer work, can someone recommend me exercises that help loosening it?

No. 161367

>>161365
1) Place your monitor higher than it is now. The centre of the monitor should be eye-level, so that you don't look downwards.
2) Place your mouse lower than it is now. Table level is too high. Put it on elbow level, so that you don't have to lift the elbow much when using it.

These are what's causing you pain, you should fix that. It's much better to prevent pain than have to deal with it, and you will avoid complications that are sure to come with age from having a bad sitting posture.

No. 161368

>>161365
I'm a fan of this video as it also talks about what's causing the pain ( i.e is it muscle or nerve)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6wyw8W9TDs

And I like this one for an easy stretch routine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3-gKPNyrTA

No. 161462

>>161353
Damn. I remember being able to do a plank for 3minutes easily. Now i can't even do it for 30 seconds.

No. 161504

After you got done eating that cheeserburger, like 38 minutes later, you're suffering

No. 161509

>>160986
most of the time you see it online it's just editing. A very small % of people actually have that look tho (weirdly small waist) like I've had someone accuse me of shoop when it was just sucking in & angles + being an hourglass anachan so even then it wasn't 'natural'

No. 161542

>>161504
>that hamfisted deodorant sponsorship in a video talking about ED
Sorry but that's so desperate.

No. 161680

>>161362
Great idea anon, I used a 25 lb bag of rice to work out for most of quarantine and built muscle just fine

No. 161682

>>161335
Granny smith apples scratch my sugary food itch, they taste just like candy

No. 161687

>>161682
Really? But they're one of the most sour cultivars. They make me hungry so I eat them as appetizers before meals. If I want to have a sweet snack, Golden Delicious ftw.

No. 161701

>>160739
me again. my scales broke because apparently you're not meant to keep them in the bathroom (??) so I'm not sure how much weight I've lost. I might start measuring myself tho because I'm definitely gaining muscle. I've stuck to my plan except one cheat day where I drank then felt awful so not doing that again. I'm downing a delicious tofu scramble with mushroom and kale on potato rosti as I type and feeling so happy. I love cooking and eating healthy food. I loooove working out. I never thought this would be me.

No. 161809

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I just bought a fitbit, I guess I'm gonna start holding myself to a step count. Do you guys do anything in particular to reach your steps if you can't fit it all in a walk and spend all day sitting at a computer? I have a feeling my regular walks aren't long enough to reach 10k. Plus it's summer here and on super hot days I'm probably not gonna leave the house.

Also have a random post I found interesting, some of it is pretty obvious but I like that it comes from research rather than just advice. It's one of the reasons I'm trying really hard to make exercise a consistent daily thing.

No. 161814

I want to work out but I have fused back. So I end up putting it off out of fear of hurting myself forever. I had mental in my back since I was 12. I really want abs , nice ass, and good muscle on legs and arms. It doesn't help I can't do any exercise that puts any pressure or force onto my back.

No. 161815

>>161809
a 20ish minute walk gets me 3000ish steps, I reckon you'd be surprised. it's hot here too so I go as soon as I wake up and again after dinner. its a nice way to start and end the day and if I'm not near my count I just keep walking. I'd recommend having a podcast you only listen to while you walk, if you're into that. I also played ingress for a while lol that made me walk for an hour or more

No. 161816

So what's the consensus on soy? Is it as bad as everyone says it is? How often can/should one consume it? I eat tofu like once a week and sometimes put soymilk in my coffee if there is no other plant-derived alternative

No. 161819

>>161816
it's not bad at all, you've read too many incel shitposts

No. 161820

>>161819
But it does affect hormone levels, doesn't it?

No. 161823

>>161820
Not in any significant amount if consumed moderately.
Some people have been eating soy and soy derivatives for years, and it has potential anticancer properties.
With that said, it really depends on where you live, because most (if not all at this point) US soy is genetically modified, soy crops are routinely treated with pesticides and herbicides, and soy is one of the major contributors to deforestation in the Americas. If you're comfortable consuming that I guess go ahead, but I personally wouldn't.
If you're European though, it's fine.

No. 161825

>>161815
Oh that's not bad actually, though I wouldn't quite make 10k. I like going for walks and don't find them boring or anything, the only thing cutting them short is that I have a convenient loop around my neighbourhood that happens to be 50 mins.

No. 161827

>>161823
Is 200ml a day considered moderate? I make porridge with it, in Europe BTW.

No. 161975

I have virtigo and it's because i eat too much chips. I looked it up and that's definitely it so I'm trying to find good everyday recipes that are healthy and low in salt/sodium.

No. 161993

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>>161814
Time to get in the pool and start swimming or at least a decent yoga ball to support yourself on.

It's hard when you're afraid of hurting yourself accidently, my injuries are minor in comparison but I know that feeling of fear with trying new poses or plank positions.

I hope you can find something that works for you

No. 162033

I've lost 26 lbs since August. Started at 176, currently 150. My goal weight is 120. I've been skipping breakfast and lunch and just eating a more calorie dense dinner because otherwise I eat too many calories at all three meals of the day. I have also started walking a minimum of one hour a day, plus spending a lot of the rest of the day on my feet.

No. 162041

is there an ana thread (it’s been asked before 4 years ago) and if not, would anyone like to make one?
saged because everyone hates an anachan

i’d love to not be validated, but also not discouraged in my ED relapse, i’m sure many of you understand how hard it is feeling like you want to hold onto your eating disorder. I’m not quite ready to let go lol

No. 162067

>>159255
girl in the photo has had a lot of surgery on her body. I support you anon, but I want to make sure you know that so your goals stay realistic

No. 162097

Is there a certain BMI at where you guys noticed the fat in your arms going away?
I'm at a 23 and the rest of my body looks normal/skinny but my arms are still huge, not sure if i should keep losing weight and risk losing what little thighs i have and still end up with fat arms.

No. 162099

>>162097
Bmi doesn't have much to do with body fat %.

Guess the best thing would be to keep or build more muscle in your arms and/or eat more protein while losing weight?

No. 162104

>>162099
I don't need any more bulk in my arms though, i want to slim them down and spot reducing doesn't seem to work

No. 162114

>>162097
I'm at a 22, and my arms are still fat. Sorry anon

No. 162132

>>162104
If you spend time to stretch your arms while you build muscle on them, your arms won't appear bulky. That's the key to 'toning' any body part.

Source: my own body. When my arms look chunky that's a clue that I haven't lifted much lately.

No. 162134

>>162097
Why would you want scrawny ana-chan twig arms that someone could effortlessly snap in two anyway?

No. 162140

I just started babbys first high protein diet to build some lean muscle. I eat mostly greek yogurt, canned salmon and chickpeas, and for fruits/veg apples, carrots and potatoes. I'm trying to avoid sugar and empty carbs.
What else can I add to balance it out without sacrificing gains? The reason I ask is last night I felt a bit bloated and thought I was having digestion troubles so I ate a few bran biscuits then this morning 3 separate times I had horrible soft shits that burned on the way out and obviously I'd like to avoid this happening again.

No. 162144

>>162097
I got down from BMI 23 to 20 and my arms finally got a bit smaller. my thighs are still fat though

No. 162145

>>162134
NTA you sound like you're taking it personally that anon doesn't want arms like yours.

People have different aesthetic goals and some of us don't prioritize strength, who knew??

No. 162148

>>162140
>carrots
>bran
>chickpeas
You might be eating too much fiber lol. Your bloatedness and toilet adventure hat sounds like the time when I ate too many fiber bars.

I'd add some healthy fat your diet, like avocado.

No. 162149

>>162140
Cottage cheese, chicken, oats with chia seeds, nuts and skyr. Potatoes have a chunk of carbs and so do carrots or really any root veggies, but they're not refined at least.
>>162148
>toilet adventure hat
That description is great. You sound like best friend material.

No. 162158

How many push ups should I be able to do? Half a year ago I could do exactly zero, now I’m able to do 10 but no more. The progress makes me really happy and I wonder what I should be aiming for.

>>162140
Take it from a vegan, anon. Eating this much fibre is not harmful but you need to double or triple your water intake to make digestion possible. That’s all there is to it.

No. 162170

>>162148
>>162149
>>162158
ok, thank you anons, I think I know what I need to do. I keep forgetting which foods have fiber in them.

No. 162188

>>162114
Think i'll be the same… lost almost 10 kg already and my arms didn't change at all

>>162132
Then i'll try and just tone them since it's possible to do it without bulking, thank you

No. 162189

Are many people who post their weights here anachans or am I just a fatty lol? I’m 170 cm/5’6 and 63 kg / 138 lbs. I gained weight from depression recovery fairly quickly but I’ve maintained this for 2 years now. My diet is really healthy and I don’t drink calories, I just eat huge portion sizes and calorie counting bums the fuck out lmao. I haven’t lost a single kilo since I started exercising but I have gotten stronger so I decided to accept my weight and body the way it is.

But after reading this thread… I really wonder if I’m just fooling myself

No. 162196

>>162189
They must be anachans because you are not fat, that is the normal (dare I say ideal) weight for your height. Also don't worry about weight because weight doesn't tell you how much muscle vs fat you have. I think we are all made to be preoccupied with weight when it is not a very good measure of anything. I mean except if you are very overweight

No. 162282

How do I motivate myself to stay fit if I'm already at the weight I want? I feel like there is more motivation when you're not already at the goal.

No. 162291

>>162282

for me it was climbing, I sucked big time, fell off at easy passages and I knew I needed more stamina and strength if I wanted to improve. Set yourself a sports goal, outside your comfort zone but reachable: climb an 8, bike 150km in one go, jog 10km, bike up a mountain, whatever
work towards your goal and picture yourself succeeding while exercising, this is my motivation, otherwise I'm a thin but lazy bum

No. 162292

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Somewhat useful advice. (spoiler because of body picture)

No. 162297

has anyone here had success going completely cold turkey on sugar for like 2-4 weeks or so? i have a crippling sugar addiction and trying to drip feed it with some fruit and dark chocolate never works because it just triggers further sugar cravings. don’t need to lose weight, just need to get my macros in order.

No. 162300

>>162297
I've cold turkey quit added sugar multiple times for weeks at a time. It gets really easy after the initial 2-3 days. Like you start saying no to sugary crap without giving it a second thought. Iirc it takes about 24 hrs for the sugar to get out of your system and to stop craving it. I didn't stop eating fruit sugars in moderation though.

I always end up caving in though eating shitty during an holiday or someone's birthday and then it's downhill from there.

No. 162311

>>162300
kek yeah that’s exactly what my last bout of sugar craving has been, was kickstarted by my birthday and thanksgiving.

how much fruit do you eat per day? i’ve heard 2-3 servings recommended, i just find that even eating a small serving of blueberries will make me start craving something more decadent.

No. 162326

>>162297
Does anyone know if I can get away with having honey if I cut out sugar? It's the only way I like my tea.

No. 162331

>>162292
anon why are you sharing advice from a fat/bimbo fetish model?

No. 162342

>>162326
vegan so i don’t eat honey but i think a little agave syrup wouldn’t be too bad, it’s low glycemic too

No. 162343

>>162311
I typically aim to eat at least 2 servings of fruit, with allowance for a 3rd serving. How about eating something more substantial than blueberries? I don't shy away from eating a banana and it doesn't cause cravings for me although it's quite high in fruit sugar.

No. 162419

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is anyone else here a fan of pamela reif’s workouts? i was doing chloe ting challenges and then ballet beautiful for awhile but switched to pam because i just find her schedules a lot more fun and motivating

No. 162430

For those lifters out there : what diet do you guys usually have? I really really want to build muscle but I'm stuck with a flabby body. I recently lost about 23lbs through IF.

For reference I'm 4'9" and weigh at 100 lbs and still losing some weight, although slow.

No. 162431

>>162419
Did you see results from ballet beautiful? Last time I tried ballet beautiful I kept at it for 2 months daily but I didn't feel it did much. Like I became more flexible and the excersises became easy quickly, but I just didn't see a difference in my body. I wonder if I'm too chubby to see a difference.

No. 162433

What workouts would you recommend to someone who absolutely loathes working out at home? (I just want to go back to the gym, fuck corona.)

I am depressed and unmotivated but I could still manage going to the gym. Now that that's not possible anymore, I do fuck all. I've tried working out at home but I hate it so much that I've never been able to stick with it. I never had a real schedule to follow though, so I want to try one to stick with for two weeks or a month (hopefully I will keep doing it even after this period but I want to start small).

No. 162435

>>162419
I've been following her workout plans all of quarantine and I love them. Actually, I have abs now and thanks to her.

>>162433
Start by finding just one you really like. I have a YouTube playlist full of 'easy'/lazy workouts for days with no motivation that I know I can power through. Alternatively, have you tried just listening to good music and going on a walk? It's pretty fun, and you shouldn't have to suffer to get your excercise in.

No. 162436

>>162435
Thanks for your reply, I will look for some easy/lazy workouts for days with no motivation. I love listening to music and going for walks but unfortunately, I live in an unsafe neighbourhood so I had to stop going for walks, now that it gets dark early around here. I do some freestyle dancing instead now and then but I want to do something that actually makes a difference because I'm cubby and really doughy.

No. 162450

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I wanted to get myself some dumbbells for my workout at home but I'm puzzled about how heavy they should be. Any advice?

No. 162452

>>162450
get a modular set (bars and disks) and work your way up, I started with 1kg, which got too light quickly, right now I'm at 5kg each

No. 162482

>>161701
this week I've only lost .3kg but also 3cm on my waist and 4cm on my hips! definitely recommend measuring if you're weight lifting, I was starting to get discouraged but not now.

No. 162496

alright after stuffing myself with sweets today i’m officially challenging myself to go without added sugar until christmas

>>162482
that’s awesome, congrats anon. would you mind talking about your routine a bit? what sort of movements do you?

>>162431
honestly no, but i only did it for like 2 weeks kek. i think it’s not an ideal routine if you want to drop excess weight because it’s all strength and flexibility focused. i like mary helen bowers and definitely found it challenging but also repetitive/time-consuming and it left me too sore to do any cardio.

No. 162505

>>153564
anyone else do weightlifting as their main exercise? i started a year ago just learning what to do from instagram/youtube and it's really helped my body so much and i really surprised myself with my much i can lift if i push myself. i struggle with upper body exercises because i have joint issues in my shoulders and wrists but i have fun doing lower body, i deadlifted 235 lbs before quarantine and i felt so accomplished! anyone else really like it/reach a goal recently?

No. 162520

>>162505
That's a great DL! I got into olympic weightlifting since 'rona, and it's so much fun even though I'm terrible. Really makes me appreciate how insane it is that girls my size and smaller are throwing weights like that over their head. I think it's cool that mattie rogers and others are giving WL so much more exposure, I could watch her or kuo hsing chun for hours, really motivates me to keep going

No. 162527

>>162505
Yes before I graduated uni. It's so much fun to progress and it's such a good way to get strong while firming up your body. I miss powerlifting so much. Everyone tells me to go do bodyweight exercises or cardip but fuck I hate both. I haven't exercised in a while because of that but thank god I haven't gained weight since covid lockdowns.

No. 162548

>>162496
I do the stripped 5x5 it's extremely basic but I love that it's so easy to follow. I might change things up soon but honestly cbf right now
http://newbie-fitness.blogspot.com/2007/01/stripped-5x5.html?m=1
I also walk an hour most days or do 30 mins on the elliptical, and I rollerskate a few times a week

No. 162553

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>>162430
Define lifters? fitness model vs. powerlifters will vary greatly with carb/fat/protein intake.

It will also depend if you're pushing it in the gym and working out effectively with weights and not inadvertently taking stability short cuts (right form, right mechanism and muscle activation prior to lifting)

I do roughly twice my body weight in protein and aim for protein 60% - fat 20% - carb 20%. I change depending on recovery, shift work & menstruation cycle so sometimes the fat or carbs can be higher.

I aim for complex carbs but I love crusty sourdough and it's the same with my protein foods with more eggs & protein shakes than meat.

I've attached a info graphic that explains the role the menstruation cycle can have on the physical, emotional, recovery & muscle growth.

No. 162554

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>>162553
wrong pic previously

This one is what you want to read

No. 162555

>>162450
I bought 35lbs weights and have started doing 40-50 squats with them three times a week and I honestly feel like I can finally see difference and tone in my legs and ass.

No. 162610

>>162554
every tranny has just clicked 'save to desktop'

No. 162626

>>162520
yes i love seeing girls do olympic lifts! I've never seen either of those girls before but i'm gonna look them up now because it's really motivating even if i can't do a lot of the lifts.
>>162527
it's so annoying that girls are often encouraged to do bodyweight/only 5 lb exercises because people think lifting makes you look manly… maybe if you're on steriods but a normal girl generally just looks more firm and toned and if you aren't genetically gifted with a bigger butt but want one it's the best way aside from surgery. i also hate cardio too, i do a little bit of it just for heart health but i find it really unfun to do and I'm never motivated

No. 162830

>>162553
Ah same anon here but i meant powerlifters! Sorry for the mix up and thank you for the charts. I'll do my best to try and understand them.

No. 162874

>>162610
Weird ass comment. Call me autistic, but I can't see the point or where it comes from. Like, is this person implying all women know their biology so well that this chart completely disposable? Transgenders don't even have periods, cycles, hormones change with highs and lows like the menses. I don't get it. Because the people who's going to save this pic are women with normal cycles. Like, you're just getting off calling normal cis women trannies?

No. 162893

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>>162830
The charts are more to guide your training and if you have a rough week to not lose hope because women's bodies are complex.
This ted talk explains it a bit easier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfNXJt4_MoQ

These websites helped me with planning both a beginner training program, nutrition and recovery.

https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/female-powerlifters-meet-staci-ardison/

https://rippedbody.com/novice-powerlifting-program/

No. 162901

>>162893
not that fitness can't help you look better but that picture is really obviously posed and styled in a way to make the right look much better.

No. 162906

>>162901
Pants are always the most obvious sign of a misleading before/after pic, as if you can compare pants that have been yanked up to your stomach vs pants cutting into your hips and making the fat bulge out.

No. 162909

>>162874
a lot of agps pretend they have cycles, so anon is saying they'd save the chart to make their lies/delusion more plausible

No. 162913

>>162906
sorry for sperging but oh my fucking god this. I hate when they do that shit with the leggings like nah bith you're hiding something

No. 162938

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>>162906
>>162913
the pants plus foot position = she can stick her ass outward and make her legs look skinnier.

No. 162946

>>162554
>poor reaction times
>eliminate precision training
>simple tasks
this chart makes it sound like we couldn't avoid a truck if we saw it nearing from a kilometer away or function at our jobs wtf

No. 162952

>>162938
kinda nice seeing my body type– no defined waist. It's a shame that posing a certain way became the norm.

No. 163006

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>>162946
Chart anon here, it was originally made for women actually training for competitions in their sports.

Hamilton D. The impact of monitoring strategies on a team sport through an Olympiad: physical development, taper & recovery. Paper presented at: UKSCA Annual Conference; September 2012; London.

This chart should only really apply to physical training and what you mentioned is important if you compete in competitive activities like fencing, boxing or anything that involves sparring so if you perform below your average there can be hormonal physiological reasons and you can regain momentum in your training easier whilst avoiding unnecessary injury.

It's important for the other anon if she gets more into power lifting as one wrong move with heavy ass weights can wreck your back, toes or shoulders easily (Especially if she's just starting out).

>tldr only applies to physical training for women training for competitions

No. 163134

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>>162901
Here's a bodybuilder without poses and filters

No. 163153

help a noob out, fitness-anons! i wanna lose weight, but also build muscle. i am quite fit, but been plateauing for quite some time. i work out every evening before bed, when possible. I have been advised to drink a protein shake after working out.

my concern: is the protein counterproductive to me trying to lose weight? (also, the time when I work out is outside my intermediate fasting-window… Guess it's not advised drinking the protein shake at that time?)

No. 163167

>>163134
Why would drinking protein be counterproductive? And you either need to lose weight (eat a deficit) or build muscle/bulk (eat a surplus). You could try and go for recomp, but that's such a long, boring and arduous road I wouldn't bother. Pick to either lose or gain. With loss you might lose a bit of muscle mass, but with gaining, you will build up a bit of fluff around the muscles you've built. Once you've decided what you're more comfortable with, put your details into a calorie/macro calculator and do as it suggests. If you see no change, alter it but lessening/adding calories as you see fit. Track everything that goes into your mouth, including any oils you cook with. With you having not given us any idea of your starting weight/height/age, I can't suggest anything more really, but those are the absolute basics. Have a light carb and protein before your workout, and a protein after. Enjoy.

No. 163177

>>163167
I would lose weight first, then build muscle. It's an uphill battle if you do both at the same time (unless your end goal is just to be fit, not swole).

On protein shakes, ime, unless you're lifting serious weights and work out intensely or you struggle to put on weight, they're not really necessary. I found that once I stopped drinking them it was easier for me to stay fit.

No. 163179

>>163177
Oh yeah, I would too, I just didn't want to suggest that if that anon was underweight or something, you know?

No. 163183

>>163153
An adequate protein intake won't cause fat gain. It's excessive carbs that make you fat. If you haven't already, work out your TDEE and macros. If you want to loose weight while gaining muscle just adjust your macros to contain enough protein and cut back on carbs and some fat to stay within a calorie deficit. Cut carbs over fat because your body needs fat soluble vitamins to recover and build muscle after exercise. IF you doing IF don't worry about what you're eating before and after a workout. It's not as important for a beginner. When you become more advanced the general advice is carbs before a workout and protein afterwards.

No. 163184

>>163179
Oh that was for OP, I replied to you by mistake lol, my bad

No. 163251

Where do you get you protein from that isn't protein powder, tuna, peanuts or chicken? I'm so tired of eating these four but can't find anything that is as cheap and readly available because I'm at work all day and can't meal prep anymore.

No. 163254

>>163251

tofu, eggs, yogurt, curd cheese, lentils, chickpeas, hummus, feta cheese, almonds, …

No. 163576

>>155033
so thats why she dresses like that…

No. 163750

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Has anyone found success with fitness trackers? I'm thinking of buying one but I'm not sure which one yet

No. 163752

>>163750
I got a cheap fitbit in the black friday sales and tbh I regret it. Mostly I just wanted to find out how many steps I do and what my heart rate is like during my regular exercise, but it's useless now that my curiosity is satisfied. It's not like I needed a reminder to work out more, I already have an exercise routine I stick to, so all I was left with is an annoying watch I kept forgetting to put on in the morning and hate wearing during exercise because it makes me sweaty.

If you need motivation and don't mind wearing a watch every day maybe it will work for you, I should have given it a bit more thought.

No. 163758

>>163750
I've got a Garmin and I love it but I'm also a data nerd so there's that. If you want to be a bit more serious about fitness or just have a nice watch then I'd say it's worth it.

No. 163760

>>163750
I have an apple watch and like >>163758 I just love tracking my workouts and I feel like I do move more. It's not that serious though, the watch's battery died halfway up a mountain, so don't expect a super detailed datasheet of your latest ascend, but it's ok for your 1-2h daily workouts. Also, some achievements are kinda cute and sometimes I work out just to get them

No. 163789

Anyone else experience insane hunger after exercise? I'm so hungry after working out in the morning specifically (even if I eat breakfast beforehand) that it's distracting… I can easily eat 1000 calories in a sitting afterwards.
Weirdly, going to the gym in the evening kills my hunger entirely, but my schedule changed lately.

No. 163796

>>163789
It happens to me when I have to restart my routine, it should stop after a while of sticking to it, I think. Why? I don’t know, I just usually drink two glasses of water when I’m really hungry, sometimes I eat an apple, maybe some nuts or a yogurt, and wait for it to like settle or something. I also drink some tea without sugar so I can wait for my next meal.
I guess it takes some self control or something, maybe you could have a protein shake afterwards? Or a protein bar, whichever catches your fancy.

No. 163886

>>163789
Yes if I do a big weight session but not if it's a cardio HIIT.

I used to get really hungry with the cardio but then I realized how much I was sweating and started using a hydration/electrolyte mix which helped out heaps.

No. 163887

>>163789
that's quite normal tbh

No. 163940

what do you gals do for protein?

lost my butt after doing more cardio and no muscle training for a few months

No. 163943


No. 163945

>>163943
oh my bad, should have specified I meant what protein powder or shakes are good

No. 163947

>>163945
Depends where you live. In the UK we have MyProtein, and they do an amazing 'shake' called clear whey isolate protein. It basically mixes up into a clear fruit flavoured drink, like a juice. It is very nice, 90 cals per scoop and 20g of protein. Highly recommend it if you are able to get them to ship to you. Lots of flavours to come from and it's not chalky or milky either.

No. 163963

>>163947
I’m in the us so I can definitely order some, what flavors do you like? Are there any you dislike? Peach mango sounds good

No. 163980

>>163940
I’m lazy as fuck so I buy ready-made protein shakes. My favorite are the Premier Protein shakes (you can get them in bulk at Costco), and I like the Cafe Latte and Caramel flavors. (They do taste somewhat artificial though, just FYI if you’re sensitive to that.)

>>163947
I’ve heard good things about myprotein too - does the clear whey powder mix into water easily by stirring or do you have to blend it?

No. 164011

>>163963
I have only tried the Orange and Mango, and Peach Tea! Peach tea is so nice for a protein juice. I put mine in chilled water and it is so refreshing after a workout! The Orange and Mango isn't as nice but it's still good. I am dying to try to the Bitter Lemon and Ramune. I heard they are nice.

>>163980
It mixes really well considering it is clear. I expected it to be a goopy mess but it was fine. Dump your powder into water, give it a good shake and let it settle for 10 mins (it foams up a bit but that settles pretty quickly) As I said to the other anon, it tastes so good when it has been chilled. Highly recommend it and the amount you get for the price is a steal imo. If you get some, come back to this thread and let me know what you thought.

No. 164566

I watched a bunch of youtube videos about fasting and now I want to try it. I was thinking of going 1 to 2 days a week without eating or consuming any calories. but I've heard that fasting can cause hair loss. I have thick hair and it's one of the only things I like about myself, I'm afraid to lose it.

No. 164568

>>164566
I'm nowhere an expert on this topic, but the intermittent fasting diets I've seen usually do like a 16/8 or just keep days where they comsume very little (<600) calories, maybe that's less extreme on the body. From what I've looked at, IF can lead to increased hair shedding, but it's only temporary until your body gets used to the new diet.

No. 164569

>>164566
Wouldn't you be able to prevent that by taking vitamins?

No. 164570

>>164566
It does cause hair loss, because it's literally just socially acceptable starvation that would be called anorexia if it was promoted by young women instead of men.

No. 164574


No. 164579

I gained back all the weight I lost a year ago due to quarantine sadness and fear of leaving the house. Im going to try my best to lose it again, I'm planning to do 10,000 steps every day (like I used to) and start monitoring my food better and trying to get into cooking. I'm just posting this so the thoughts not in my own head and I feel more guilt if I don't follow through

No. 164582

>>153726
Probably too late, but I have a similar body and I do 45 minutes of weight training + 40-60 minutes cardio 3-4 times a week. Took me about 2 months to get from skinny fat to well defined.

Don't think the cardio is necessary (might actually be counter productive), but 20 to 25 minutes of YT strength training won't do unless you do an upper/lower body split and do it every day.

Try rowing, chest & shoulder presses, lat pulldowns and raises, squats & (side) lunges. Don't do too many reps and don't forget to increase your weights. Eat enough, but not too much. I personally don't pay attention to my macros (protein/carbs/fat), but many people do, so you might want to look into that…

>>153737
Bullshit.

No. 164587

>>164582
how fast and by how much do I increase the weight I'm lifting?

No. 164595

Dumb question: is it possible to gain weight in a day? I'm 5'4 and recently managed to go from around 123lbs to 113lbs, but I ate a lot more than I feel comfortable with today because it was Christmas. Am I doomed to ruin my progress?

No. 164609

>>164595
Obviously you aren't going to gain 10lbs back in one day. You would need to overeat by 3500 to gain a lb (or so people say, it's not exact). But you will probably see a higher number on the scale the next day due to food and water weight even if you didn't eat enough to gain fat.

No. 164654

>>164587
There’s no exact number. I know this sounds kind of esoteric, but you have to listen to your body.

To quantify a little bit: Pick a weight at which you can complete 8 reps but not more than 14 while maintaining good form(!) Whenever you feel like you could do more than 14 reps several times in a row it’s time to increase your weights. This can happen within 2 weeks, but it can also take 2 months. Depends on your body type/genetic disposition, previous experience and quality + quantity of training.

I even adjust my weights according to daily form, so I basically operate in a min/max weight range instead of an exact number per exercise.

Good form + knowing how your muscles feel right before complete exhaustion + enough rest time is key.

Also, stay focused, eg don't fuck around on your phone when you should be paying attention to your body. Sorry for sperging, but I had to watch people pull this shit in the gym way too often in pre-pandemic times.

>>Does 15 quick reps with poor form

>>Checks Twitter for 5 minutes
>>Does another hasty 15 reps
>>Complains about not making progress despite having spent 2 hours a day in the gym for the past 6 months

No. 164665

I started running recently, I just follow some 5k running app's schedule. But I have hardly any if any muscle pain afterwards, is that normal? I could run harder but then my shins would start hurting, my shins already feel uncomfortable while running. Right now I run at a pace where my heartrate goes up but I'm not exhausted or completely out of breath.

No. 164677

>>164665
Moderate running on flat ground won't and shouldn't exhaust your muscles – unless you do it for 90 minutes, but that's still a different type of exhaustion than doing weighted squats and lunges. Why do you think they should hurt? Do you want to build strength?

Try interval training if you want your runs to feel more challenging(still won't make your muscles hurt tho).

Paying attention to how your bones and joints feel is smart. I'd recommend rowing or biking if you feel any discomfort at all tbh.

No. 164678

>>164665
I used to have that shin pain when I was a teen and had to run or walk fast in cold weather. You shouldn't really push what's uncomfortable because that's just gonna make your workout associated with pain, but for me the pain subsided after I got more fit. Probably has to do something with circulation.

No. 164731

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>>164595
Accurate measures are difficult to obtain, just the variation with water weight can be 5-10 lbs in a day

No. 164752

>>164677
>>164678
I guess I associated excersising with muscle pain so I was surprised when I didn't got any muscle pain. I don't really want to build strength, I'm just doing it for health reasons because it's unhealthy how idle I've been for a long time.

My shins don't downright hurt so I do want to push through it, it's not so uncomfortable that it keeps me from running. I'm doing additional excersises to strengthen and prevent shin splints.

Thanks for the replies!

No. 164808

Have any of you experienced mental exhaustion from calorie counting for prolong periods of time? I find myself having to take maintenance breaks because after a while, calorie restricting gives me a lot of anxiety and stress around meals. Any tips on how to combat this?

No. 164809

>>164808
I eat the same meals all the time and I know that they're in a certain calorie range so I don't really have to think about counting them. Maybe try coming up with a few default meal options that you rotate between?

No. 164835

>>164808
Switch from a daily to a weekly target so you have more flexibility. This also tends to jibe better with how our bodies work.

No. 165007

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Bless the darebee workouts, I love how versatile, simple yet effective they are. If you're starting to exercise, I def recommend looking them up and choosing the best ones for you, they seriously have done workouts for anything

No. 165271

Chips gave me love handles. I stopped eating chips for 3 days and now they're gone. Well, now I'm never going to eat chips again. Hopefully I won't go back even though I'm addicted.

No. 165558

How much weight do you think you would have to gain to stop fitting in your clothes?

Reason I'm asking is my diet has been shit for the past 6 months I know I've gained a fair bit of weight but I'm too scared to check the scale. My clothes still fit though so I'm hoping it wasn't that much? Some dresses that already ran a bit small on me are definitely a squeeze now but most other things like my jeans for example still fit just fine.

No. 165559

>>165558
Depends on your body type. I am a pear, so pants get tighter faster than shirts.
I'd say around 7-10kg for pants, 15-20kg for shirts in my experience.

No. 165568

lol at so I’ve lost 35 pounds after gaining/being overweight because I had been In a serious depression for well over a year.

I have stopped over eating and no longer eat fast food/keep track of what I eat and it has helped a considerable amount however, I am the textbook definition of skinny-fat.
I was inactive for so long and have 0 muscle tone. I’ve been doing some cardio /walking but it hasn’t made much of a difference (obviously). I don’t know how to motivate myself when I’m so out of shape.
I’m not looking to lose any more weight I just don’t want to be flabby and tone up for both Heath and cosmetic reasons.

My glutes and arms are my biggest problem areas. My legs can use some work too but I’ve noticed that I’m prone to building muscle there and my glute muscles are lacking much more.
I know what exercises specifically target inactive/dormant glutes after doing some online research but it’s so difficult to push myself to do it and do them correctly so I target the correct muscles instead of my quads. with said online research I’ve found out that dormant glute muscles are probably the result of some lower back pain I experience(Clam shells, glute bridges and ‘leg kicks’ , I forget the name for the latter .. do seem to work but if any anons know any more please lmk)


As for my arms, they’re super flabby and I’m really insecure about them, if anons have rec on how to tone them up it’d be greatly appreciated. Also any advice on how much I of any exercise I should do on a given day , how many days a week and how to motivate myself lmk.

No. 165570

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No more takeout
No more sugar

I’m tired of being a fatty

No. 165594

i know this may sound silly but after two years of not losing weight and binging without being able to stop, i listened to stop binge eating subliminals every night and now i don't binge at all. i don't care if it's placebo, i just can't believe it worked. i lost 17 pounds and i hope to lose about 30 more.

No. 165599

>>165558
For me, if I gain or lose ten pounds I notice that I need to change my size in clothing. Anything below ten I just notice that things may feel just a tiny bit more tight or loose around my waist area but nothing drastic.

No. 165602

>>165568
glute bridges and donkey kicks
also for arms blogilates has some great workouts that don't require weights

No. 165660

>>165594
if it works it works! you're making brilliant progress either way anon :)

No. 165829

>>164808
Man this is driving me crazy. Most of my meals are homemade. I usually make most stuff from scratch and eyeball the measurements, which is awful for calorie counting. I’m using more measuring cups now but I still worry I’m under-counting.

No. 166331

>>165660
hey thanks so much!
does anyone have any cardio workouts that don't feel like workouts? for example sometimes i use just dance the wii game to workout. i'm not the best at exercising for the sake of it.

No. 166449

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>>166331

I use youtube for dance workouts and I tend to go by the music they play vs. what exercises their doing. Here are some channels I like: Afrifitness (Afrofunk), The fitness Marshall (Pop/K-pop), Dance with Deepti (Bollywood) & POPSUGAR Fitness (Pop & RnB)

No. 166611

I really liked this video! I hope it can help someone else.

No. 166625

>>166611
Was looking into meal prepping just, thanks anon!

No. 166669

> Post your goals, your current state, like yout weight or measurements
Height: 5’4” SW: 150.1 lbs CW: 131.6 lbs GW: 100-103 lbs

Lost about 20 pounds since November 1. I really want to be under 130 by the time college starts up again (2 weeks) and I think it’s completely feasible now. I feel happy about this. I’ve been eating only fish, eggs, and plant based meals. No meat or dairy and small amounts of bread or bad carbs. I’ve been doing daily stretches and try to incorporate daily exercise and activity into my day. It’s hard for me to workout with a mask because of my breathing problems, but I will most likely be going to the gym ASAP to start with lifting and toning muscle, I don’t want to skinny fat like I was when I used to starve myself.

No. 166683

Gyms are closed here still, so it's not actual yet, but how gym-going anons - how did you get over nervousness? I'm a pretty socially anxious person, and I hate working out in front of others (when I run I avoid eye contact and try to retract my attention inside as much as possible). I don't want to annoy others or even them getting in my way, and I'm afraid to make a fool of myself. But I also know there's no way I can get nice arms and shoulders via home workout.

No. 166684

hi, i'm joining!
after having a baby five month ago i'm so done with looking like shit, so i'll focus on getting back to my pre pregnancy body until summer. i gained around 45lbs/20kg during pregnancy and already lost a lot but i still feel quite uncomfortable in my skin.

- GW: 130lbs/60kg (pre preggo weight)
- UGW: 120lbs/55kg (not gonna happen lol)
- CW: 145/66kg
- I'm 5.9"/175cm and honestly look my best with a lowish healthy bmi due to small bone structure. Never been ana-chan.

I lost 22lbs about two years ago and intermittent fasting did it for me. My diet is already quite healthy but I just eat a lot because I'm still breastfeeding and nights are exhausting atm. i'll try to fast again and focus on less calorie dense foods. i mainly eat plant based and no meat anyway. i'm also trying to get back into some kind of yoga/pilates routine.

i hope we'll all get where we want to be physically and mentally this year.
good luck ya'll!

No. 166780

>>166684
oops, i saged this one for some reason.

No. 166793

>>166683
You just have to go. Been going to the gym for 5 if not more years and I still get anxious before entering the workout area, but once I'm there I just focus on my workout and that's it.

Even if you mess something up, worst thing someone will laugh at the situation rather than you, most people remember what it was like starting out so they don't judge (out loud)

No. 166833

>>166793
What are we supposed to do if gyms in our area haven't been open since the start of pandemic last year? Mine still aren't. What equipment is even worth investing in to use at home?

No. 166852

>>166683
Honestly? Most people there are idiots, people doing 4 plate quarter squats, the leather-skin weirdos that walk around in groups and never seem to actually work out, the dudes that swing while doing bicep curls in the squat rack and the hoarder pieces of shit that refuse to share equipment and don't put things away when they're done. Don't be scared of being judged by that crowd, it's not worth it. The people that actually know what they're doing are usually very welcoming and kind, they won't judge you as the other anon said. In my experience they'll just come to your aid if you fail a rep and ask if you're fine or need help.

No. 166870

>gained 8 pounds
>start jogging in attempt to lose weight
>it makes me hungry
wat do other than stop jogging because otherwise i wasted money on a treadmill

No. 166929

>>166833
Nta but gyms are extremely overrated. The most useful thing there is the squat rack and those are expensive but they’re not a necessity to build muscle. You don’t need machines to get a good workout and in fact many machines just help certain muscles compensate for others so you think you’re progressing and getting stronger when you’re just building up imbalances instead. You can make tons of progress with body weight alone but if you want some sort of equipment then the best investment would simply be some free weights. You can buy dumbbells with adjustable weights for like $120 that go up to ~80 lbs each and I would be amazed if you can do an OHP or split squat with that amount already so it will give you plenty to build towards.

No. 166934

>>166833
What >>166929 said. Also if you can't afford free weights or don't have room for it, get resistance bands, they're pretty nice. You won't progress as fast as with weights but you can still get results, depending on your goals.

No. 166935

>>166870
I think I'm too retarded to get this. Just… eat? People who work out eat, fat people losing weight too?

No. 167359

i bought an under-desk exercise bike and use it while on my daily lolcow binges. great way to get a little activity and be stunned by how much time i spend on this hellsite without notice

No. 167443

>>167359
Can you actually get a workout from a device like that, like work up a sweat? Also where did you buy it

No. 167503

>>167443
Unless it's got adjustable resistance, it's no use.
What determines if an exercise is good cardio or not is heart rate during the exercise, and your resting heart rate for general health.

No. 167505


No. 167556

>>167443
>>167503

mine is a cheapo version off amazon that doesn't have adjustable resistance. however, i only bought it just to keep my legs moving while i'm sitting at a computer. i didn't expect to or want to get a solid workout out of it (i follow YT HIIT/cardio vids for a real workout.) because it's not a hard workout, i forget i'm doing it and end up spending 45+ minutes on it. that being said, the are plenty of under desk bikes with adjustable resistances that are better for >>167503 's kind of goals.

No. 167634

Pandemic and medication made me gain roughly 30 pounds so I’m hoping to lose it over the next 6 months.
Wish me luck farmers, I’d like to think that’s an achievable goal!
It’s just hard because I’ve never had to diet or exercise before as I was just always skinnyfat.

No. 167639

>>167634
If you've never dieted before and are only 30lb above skinnyfat, your goal might be a bit ambitious. Technically achievable for sure, but for a normal weight person 5lb per month is a best case scenario where you never mess up or have any set backs and chances are you will.

Just mentioning it so you don't get discouraged if it's slower than you plan, personally it took me 6 months to lose about 20lb. Good luck anon.

No. 167650

>>167505
ot, but the thumbnail kek.

No. 167674

>>166684
Down to 65kg/143lbs this morning, yey! I just started intermittent fasting again and four days in it’s already super easy and I literally can’t eat big portions anymore. It almost feels like my body remembers how good this thing used to work for me. Yesterday I met friends and tried to have a Donut outside of my fasting window and I could only eat half of it, because it made me feel sick. Only 5kg left to pre preggo weight!

No. 167740

>>167639
That’s actually really helpful !! Thanks for letting me know, if you have any other tips feel free to send them my way

No. 167889

I'm hoping someone has had similar or knows how to help?
I have a roll of fat above my belly button even when I stand up, and even at my lowest weight it never disappeared. Any ideas?

No. 167892

>>167889
a) it's normal to have rolls when sitting down
b) you can only try to lose more body fat but even that won't mean that the roll will go away
c) try to sit up tall so maybe it won't be as visible?

No. 167894

>>167889
If you've got a stubborn area of subcutaneous fat on your abdomen it can be sign of potential health issues. Fat in that area can be a sign of high blood sugar. Try cutting down on carbs and taking regular exercise.

No. 168044

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Does anyone else struggle around their period?

Around two weeks before mine starts, I get so hungry no matter what I eat. My stomach feels like a bottomless pit. I've tried adjusting my protein, fat, and carbs but it doesn't seem to help.

No. 168056

>>168044
Try having dandelion root tea or turmeric tea. They help with curbing appetite without making you despise food in general and become a skeleton.

No. 168112

>>168056
does tea actually work or is it placebo?

No. 168226

>>168112
NTA, but I drink plain green tea regularly and it does help with hunger. Tea is mostly water anyway so it’s bound to make you feel fuller, and most teas have very few calories.

A lot of the supposed benefits of tea seem exaggerated to me tbh, but it’s definitely low calorie and good for you, if just for the water consumption.

No. 168237


No. 168260

>>168112
caffeine is an appetite suppressant, coffee's more effective since it contains more

No. 168382

Another documentary

No. 168385

>>168382
Context: she's a bodybuilder who felt was extremely hungry while working out, so she changed her diet in order to go "all in"

No. 168388

>>168385
talk about fridge body omg

No. 168424

>>168388
Maybe it’s just because I’m gay but I find her body to be extremely hot.

I don’t even post itt and I stopped to check her out.

No. 168472

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>>168388
Is this what you would call a "fridge"? Some people just have a larger chest and waist so there is a barely visible V shape
(Zoie Burgher for reference)

No. 168489

>>168472
>>168385
If this is a fridge body I wouldn't mind having a frigde body.

No. 168494

>>168472
IMO this is not a fridge body. She has curves and large breasts, whereas I think people w/ actual fridge bodies have a flatish chest and narrow hips, but are super bulky and big.

No. 168504

I started going to the gym but now that there's a more infectious strain out I'm scared so I want to go back to just home workouts and walking but..my gains…

No. 168506

>>168494
What curves?
She has boobs, sure, but you can also put big magnets on the front of a fridge and it's still rectangular.

No. 168509

>>168506
Her curves come from her breasts, thighs, and buttocks, but that's not all I'm saying. I just feel like this body type specifically doesn't equate to a fridge body (imo). Like I said, I feel like a fridge body would be kind of square in shape, and in spite of being large and bulky, would have a flat butt and flat breasts, with curveless hips (probably coming from a long and waistless torso), yet still having a big frame from a large weight. Kek I felt creepy typing this out.

No. 168518

>>168509
I always thought “fridge body” was just someone who was mostly straight-bodied and lacked noticeable curves around their bust/waist/hips, like the opposite of an hourglass I guess.

No. 168588

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>>168509
I always heard people shit on Pink, even though she's not all that crazy bulky or long, but pretty fit. She just has almost zero hip-to-waist ratio and broad shoulders.

No. 168596

ex-anachan here. this years new years resolution was to stop ballooning up and down every six months from overweight to underweight and completely wrecking my body. id like to tone up, not focusing on weight but fitness. this is the first time i would be focusing on my health and not just restricting to lose weight as fast as possible, and i think im going to struggle with being slow and consistent - im short as fuck so i can't just eat like all my friends because id continuously just gain weight. i want to know how i can learn to eat a normal amount for my body without spiralling into binging or restricting, and what kind of workouts i can do to tone up, and how frequently the average person works out without it being obsessive. every time i try and work out for fitness it somehow derails into restricting, which never lasts and i end up ballooning again. sorry for blogpost, but im just sick of being stuck in this cycle since i was a teen and just want a healthy lifestyle

No. 168607

>>166870
I know this reply is really late, but yeah, you'll be hungrier when exercising. You're fine as long as you don't eat back all of the calories.

I just got back to the gym on top of walking a ton due to where I live, so I burn 600-700 calories through exercise daily and bumped my weight loss intake up to 1400ish, give or take.

No. 168612

>>168588
I think Pink is gorgeous, regardless of whether she doesn't have curves. Her body is amazing.

No. 168616

>>168588
I had a maths tutor that somehow met pink backstage at a concert with some of his friends. He said she was naked and he felt uncomfortable lol, he said she had a more manly body than him. Just to clarify I was mid 20s when I met this man, he wasn't telling a class of teenagers about meeting a naked popstar.

No. 168634

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How are Brandy Melville girls so thin and how to achieve such a body approximately? This is what I have thought of thusfar:
- high metabolism (they're still young)
- enough sleep
- hormones balanced so no disproportionate weight gain
- vegan/vegetarian diet
- played a sport their entire life(i.e. tennis or dance)/go running daily (questionable though)

I am not becoming vegan because I want enough protein and value the unique nutrients animal products offer, but I do exercise daily and sleep enough. My exercise is also dance/running, so I think this helps for the body I find pretty. I am also working on constantly improving my diet to regulate hormones and not eat over my calorie limit. What would you add, farmers? Nothing about body structure pls, that's obvious and I know for myself that I have the correct structure. As a disclaimer, my primary goal is just to be healthy and disciplined, but I'd like to think about and discuss this as well. :)

No. 168639

>>168634
Low carbs diet (they suck) or intermittent fasting

No. 168642

>>168596
Stephanie Buttermore has some solutions for you on Youtube

No. 168644

I 100% recommend Mr and Mrs Muscle workouts. Super professional and all their routines are great. A lot of moves seem very innovative

No. 168646

>>168634
I'm brandy melville girl size and I just have good genes and anorexia, lol. don't exercise more than running sometimes and ab workouts I'm not saying this is a good way to get this body type or whatever I'm just saying it's not particularly difficult

No. 168649

>>168646
Having anorexia honestly does seem like a difficult way to live. I love my brain, hair, bones, nails, fertility and life too much. Those girls also tend to look too healthy to be anorexic, but I of course won't exclude the possibility.

>>168639
I follow ancestral diet (rather, I'm developing it). It seems good for weight loss but for women also adds curves, I've heard and read. This isn't necessarily bad, but still it remains a fear in the back of my head lol.

No. 168651

>>168634
It sounds like you're looking for some magic reason why're they're thin but they're literally just that thin because they don't eat more than they need to sustain that amount of bodyfat/weight and probably excersise some. If you want to be thin, you need to maintain a low bodyweight and you do that by not eating more than you need to sustain that weight. That body comes for 90% down to diet/amount of calories consumed.

Also "high metabolism" is not a thing, teen girls are just moving around more than the average adult that spends all day at the office and then the rest of the night on the couch.

No. 168654

Why is loosing weight after a baby the dark souls of loosing weight? I'm so frustrated of being fat after giving birth I could cry. Diet alone isn't helping to shift it either aside from a small amount of kg and my gyms are all closed here due to corona.

I just needed to vent. I'm just so close to just going whole hog and not eating because nothing I do seems to be working. It never felt this hard to loose weight before and I was thin before pregnancy too. I just feel awful.

No. 168655

Would walking about 2 hours a week be considered excersize? How do you make excersize fun? I like walking but doing body weight excersize is really boring and feels pointless.

No. 168669

>>168655
I have the same issue of finding workout sets to be boring and repetitious. It might be my latent Paleolithic brain speaking, but walking to pick up groceries feels more rewarding than doing 30 minutes of cardio in my room.

No. 168670

>>168654
Your hormones are still all over the place and that seriously affects weightloss, hang in there. Stick to healthy eating and doing whatever (light) exercise you can, the weight will come off sooner or later.
Some women experience post birth hypothyroidism afaik, and this is another shitty blow for weight loss.

No. 168678

>>168655
Pick more challenging workouts? Honestly, all work out that is not sports/dances will bore your brain, but if you can finish a set you couldn't 2 weeks ago, that fires off your reward centre.
It's also more fun if you follow along to a youtube video/DVD because you have to stick to the pace.

No. 168680

>>168651
Teens do tend to have high metabolisms though, any BMR calculator will show that metabolisms slow as you age and obviously someone who is still growing needs more energy than a fully grown adult.

ia in general that CICO is everything but the CO part is complex. Acknowledging that metabolisms differ =/= making excuses for fatties who think theirs is slow when it isn't.

No. 168879

I haven’t posted here yet, but I just wanted to add that I’m about halfway to my goal weight! I’ve struggled with binge eating for years, but moving in with my bf has helped curb that. I started at 76kg/168lb and now I’m 66kg/144lb. I want to get down to around 56kg/120lb (I’m 167cm/5’6). It took me 5 months to lose it, although I did fuck up and gain and lose 10lb around the holidays. I’m hoping to get down to my gw by June so I can look good for my uni graduation. Basically I’ve been keeping my calorie counts below 1200 80% of the time with some drinking/cheat days (never over 2000kcal though). I love to cook so pretty much everything I have is homemade with all ingredients meticulously weighed and measured. I also work out at least an hour everyday with yt videos, hikes, and a cheap stair stepper thing from Amazon. I’m still pretty chubby but I have way more muscle definition and can see a huge difference in my body. I’m cutting down the number of cheat days to just 2 a month for this final stretch. Anyway good luck all aspiring fitness anons, the results may take a while but they’re worth it!

No. 168932

Has anyone struggled with weight loss, but kept with it and hit their goal weight here? How did it feel? Was there any obvious positive/negative changes in your life? Have you kept the weight off?

No. 168958

>>168932
Once I made the decision to do it I didn't exactly struggle, but it was far from easy and took concerted effort. I really set my mind to it and kept steadily dropping towards my goal. For the first time since I was a lot younger I got compliments on my appearance. I finally felt okay about my body and that was amazing. The real struggle was some family and friends trying to get me to give up and "relax". My mom flipped out when I hit my goal weight and wanted me institutionalized. Sure, I lost a lot of weight but wasn't dangerously thin. That was actually really stressful.

No. 168991

>>168655
It works

No. 169004

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- I used to be underweight but ate a lot in an attempt to gain weight and accidentally overate. currently weigh ~60kg/29in and hope to end up around 50kg with my initial waist measurements (used to be 40kg/22in)

- I'm currently going to the gym and working on machines for cardio and strength, but hope to move to weights when I'm thinner to build more muscle

- I try not to measure/weigh myself but just work out a lot more and eat less, I really just forget to calorie count but I want to do that more. I also exercise with my bf so he helps us keep a gym schedule, and we both love to cook so we're usually cooking healthy.


also, is there an alternative to black coffee as a hunger suppressant? I'm not a fan of coffee but love black and green tea, are these good alternatives?

No. 169006

>>169004
Used to be underweight at various points too. I get obsessed with counting and measuring and weighing. I try to stay off the scale because once I start it's habitual. I love matcha and sencha tea. I have matcha daily. I can't do coffee. I get way too buzzed, I literally shake and it worsens my insomnia. I love the brand kettl in Brooklyn. I think they ship worldwide. Best tasting green tea for me personally but I think they might carry some black too.

No. 169047

I’ve started taking longish walks (2-3 hours) every day that are pretty low-intensity, more to just keep active than as part of a workout. It’s really nice to just be able to think and breathe. But yesterday after I finished, I sat down on my bed and felt totally exhausted. Even though it’s just walking, is this something I should push through? I became more sedentary in quarantine so it wouldn’t be surprising if my stamina just went down after not doing much exercise for months. But I don’t know if this kind of activity warrants a rest day either, and what that would look like? Because I feel like everyone is advised to walk a good amount every day, so having a day where I just lie around feels like it’d be counterintuitive?

No. 169048

>>169047
No, walking a few hours a day does absolutely not warrant a rest day. Don't worry, you are in no danger of overexerting by walking 2-3 hrs every day. Push through it and regain your lost stamina.

No. 169051

>>169047
Are you eating and sleeping enough? I used to do the same thing and realized I didn't even eat or sleep enough to replenish my energy. I don't necessarily agree with the other anon but ymmv. Listen to your body.

No. 169054

>>169048
>>169051
Thanks anons, I appreciate it. I think it’s probably that I’m just not sleeping enough because I work pretty long hours, so it’s more of the stress from that being projected on a newer routine. I’ll definitely keep going since I think the long walks are actually helping me deal with that in the long run, so I feel more motivated to continue now.

No. 169069

>>169051
Other anon here, let me rephrase that:
>It is unhealthy for a homo sapiens NOT to walk at least a few hours every day
It's not a matter of opinion or body type. We've evolved for walking and a sedentary lifestyle brings heath issues. It's not normal to "rest" from walking a whole day, not walking a whole day does damage to your body.

>>169054
Yes! Good luck, you'll be back in shape in no time, just keep going

No. 169077

>>168932
Feels good to finally see my bone structure and buy clothes from anywhere without looking at the sizing, but it feels like shit to maintain a weight that requires me to eat less than I want to. I'd love to snack all day but I like clothes too much. It's a lot of patience and sacrifice to maintain major weight loss

No. 169111

>>161335
dude, just get some stevia. I love sweetened tea and I use monk fruit/stevia substitutes to keep my addiction up

No. 169117

i don't like my body at 5'4 and 125 lbs. i don't have much muscle. i used to be 117 and gained 5 lbs after i went home for winter break. im trying to get down to 105-110 lbs because i believe that would be the best fit for my body and i hate how huge my calves are. right now my figure prevents me from wearing the clothes i want to wear. anybody got any workout routines or schedules for me? right now im starting a daily 15 minute yoga routine and i want to do an HIIT work out for 20-30 minutes on an elliptical 4 times a week but i'm looking for other ideas/routines for weight loss/toning that have worked for people. I'm also going back to low carb and 16/hr a day fasting. I'm scared my body can't get as skinny as i want it to be because last year i was tracking calories diligently and eating keto and doing multiple day fasts and my weight didn't drop below 118. it was literally horrible. but this time i'm going to try adding regular exercise and see if that helps. anybody with similar stats have any luck with this?



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