BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
      03-21-2021, 10:06 PM   #287
joooiiiiii
First Lieutenant
joooiiiiii's Avatar
Germany
378
Rep
386
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M3 ZCP
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Baden Wurttemburg

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by uniqueMR View Post
Update March 2021:
Weight: 178lbs
Body Fat: 27%


Needs to get down to 165-168 lbs with less than 23% body fat.

Wow, that's amazing. Hope to see the next post of you hitting that goal!
Appreciate 1
uniqueMR1413.00

      03-22-2021, 10:16 AM   #288
chassis
Major
chassis's Avatar
United_States
1112
Rep
1,088
Posts

Drives: BMW G01 X3, M-B GLE350W4
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Indiana

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by uniqueMR View Post
Update March 2021:
Weight: 178lbs
Body Fat: 27%


Needs to get down to 165-168 lbs with less than 23% body fat.
Great job! What has been working most effectively for you?
Appreciate 0
      03-22-2021, 10:54 AM   #289
6oclockshadow
Private
6oclockshadow's Avatar
United_States
109
Rep
90
Posts

Drives: 2021 BMW M340i
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

Its always been pretty simple: burn more calories than you take in.
Appreciate 1
cotmfk868.00

      03-22-2021, 03:35 PM   #290
uniqueMR
Colonel
uniqueMR's Avatar
United_States
1413
Rep
2,783
Posts

Drives: Porsche 911
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chassis View Post
Great job! What has been working most effectively for you?
Thanks

I would say: treadmill 5-6 days a week (burning average of 250-300 calories a day), minimize of sugar (chocolate, candies, cookies, ice cream), eating less, no food past 7pm, ignoring weight scale and never giving up

I still eat what I want as long as under 1700 calories a day. I do not believe in starving myself. I would rather be a turtle and lose weight over years.

I know many who lost weight in 3 months, 6 months, etc. But how many people do we know who are consistent? Who exercised from teenager years till death? I bet we can count those people on our fingers (meaning very few). They are real winners.

Being patience, balance and moderate will take us a long way in all aspects of our lives. End of the day Turtle wins
__________________
Currently: 2016 Ducati 1299, 2020 Volkswagen GLI, 2020 Porsche 911
Previous BMWs: 340i, 740i, 745Li, M3, M4
Previous Others: Audi, Honda, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Volkswagen
Appreciate 2
chassis1112.00
M5Rick10729.50

      03-31-2021, 04:09 PM   #291
chassis
Major
chassis's Avatar
United_States
1112
Rep
1,088
Posts

Drives: BMW G01 X3, M-B GLE350W4
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Indiana

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Weight loss and maintenance plan:

1. Eat less
2. Exercise more
3. Realize that step 1 above is ten times more important than step 2.
Appreciate 1
cotmfk868.00

      04-05-2021, 10:46 AM   #292
poling2127
New Member
4
Rep
5
Posts

Drives: 2019 m5 comp
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: fort myers, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6oclockshadow View Post
Its always been pretty simple: burn more calories than you take in.
accurate. its calories in versus calories out. everything else is to help that process.

for those who struggle or need more info, jeff nippard has some great videos on YouTube on the topic. John meadows, an absolute amazing trainer, has great workout videos as well (name is mountaindog1 on YouTube).

The other thing you may want to check out is layne norten's app. it breaks down easy ways to track what you're doing/eating and I've heard great things about it.
Appreciate 1
cotmfk868.00

      04-09-2021, 09:03 PM   #293
3PedalJake
Neo-Luddite
3PedalJake's Avatar
United_States
1902
Rep
1,013
Posts

Drives: '06 325i, 330i 6MT RWD Sport
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 330i  [0.00]
Grains have not been with us from the beginning, they've been consumed as a staple for a tiny fraction of our evolutionary history. Not that they're inherently bad, too much of them is bad. Everything you need to know about metabolic health and hence healthy weight can be summed up "don't overflow your liver's glycogen storage capacity". If you don't know what that means you should find out. The takeway from this is, what you eat and even to some extent total quantity is less important than how often you eat. We're not designed for a steady influx of food every few hours all day every day, you're much better off eating to satiety less often than nibbling and counting calories. (this means do intermittent fasting).
Appreciate 2
Kick 621.50

      04-14-2021, 06:31 PM   #294
TXSTYLE
"Salud"
TXSTYLE's Avatar
United_States
7777
Rep
3,574
Posts

Drives: F01 & F15 / Mineral White
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The GYM! (The Burbs - N TX)

iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb

Trying these out for meal replacement...
Attached Images
 
__________________
https://i.imgur.com/QAMZNzQ.jpg
Appreciate 0
      04-21-2021, 08:53 PM   #295
anselansel
New Member
15
Rep
29
Posts

Drives: 2021 430i
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: usa

iTrader: (0)

your most important equipment to lose weight is your fork and knive. You have been taught by society that high sugar high fat delicious meals are the norm. You have to retrain yourself to think of food as fuel, not a treat, a destination, a right, a comfort etc but fuel. Most people eat way way too many calories and carbs. If your car was going on a trip that required 5 gallons at most would you pump 20 gallons in and overflow your gas tank? of course not but people do that every day w food for their energy needs.

The most important thing you can do is decide that you will change your lifestyle. Not go on a diet and then think its over and I can go back to eating like a pig. Make a choice health, looks and confidence or gluttony......
Appreciate 2
chassis1112.00

      04-21-2021, 09:00 PM   #296
Mosaud1998
Major
United_States
993
Rep
1,114
Posts

Drives: E90 328
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I lost 21 pounds during the pandemic. I used to weigh 181. No, I weigh 160.

I just ate 1,500 calories a day or a little less and ran on the treadmill every day.

Burned around 300 calories a day.

Now I eat 2k calories a day to maintain my weight and burn about 500-700 calories a day. I walk a lot at my job
Appreciate 1
chassis1112.00

      04-22-2021, 08:00 AM   #297
cotmfk
Major General
cotmfk's Avatar
868
Rep
5,259
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DC, MD, VA

iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by poling2127 View Post
accurate. its calories in versus calories out. everything else is to help that process.

for those who struggle or need more info, jeff nippard has some great videos on YouTube on the topic. John meadows, an absolute amazing trainer, has great workout videos as well (name is mountaindog1 on YouTube).

The other thing you may want to check out is layne norten's app. it breaks down easy ways to track what you're doing/eating and I've heard great things about it.
+1

Nippard's stuff is awesome.
__________________
Perma-banned on G80post for making a single joke about the buck teeth. After 12+ years on the site...
Appreciate 0
      04-22-2021, 09:26 AM   #298
ScottSinger
Major General
2115
Rep
5,069
Posts

Drives: M235i 6spd
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mid-Atlantic

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mosaud1998 View Post
I lost 21 pounds during the pandemic. I used to weigh 181. No, I weigh 160.

I just ate 1,500 calories a day or a little less and ran on the treadmill every day.

Burned around 300 calories a day.

Now I eat 2k calories a day to maintain my weight and burn about 500-700 calories a day. I walk a lot at my job

lost 30 pounds starting last Christmas. came down form mid 170's to mid 140's.
Running and lifting on alternate days.

Never counted calories but eating very high quality foods. Had a few cheat days with Wholefoods and Trader Joe's snack and desserts - but have determined those snacks and desserts were low quality.

My thoughts are refined sugars, whether in meats or drinks or breads - in any food are a threat to controlling my body weight.
Appreciate 2
      04-22-2021, 06:40 PM   #299
infinitekidM2C
Major General
infinitekidM2C's Avatar
United_States
2487
Rep
5,349
Posts

Drives: 2019 M2 Competition
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post
Trying these out for meal replacement...
I've never tried one of those nutrition bars to lose weight. I wouldnt mind losing 5 lbs. I have 2 questions:
1) are they gross or what?
2) if i eat that instead of say lunch, am i going to get blood sugar issues? aka cold sweats etc.?
Appreciate 0
      04-23-2021, 12:44 AM   #300
TXSTYLE
"Salud"
TXSTYLE's Avatar
United_States
7777
Rep
3,574
Posts

Drives: F01 & F15 / Mineral White
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The GYM! (The Burbs - N TX)

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6oclockshadow View Post
Its always been pretty simple: burn more calories than you take in.
That's waaaaaaay easier said than done. #fact
Appreciate 0
      04-23-2021, 12:51 AM   #301
TXSTYLE
"Salud"
TXSTYLE's Avatar
United_States
7777
Rep
3,574
Posts

Drives: F01 & F15 / Mineral White
Join Date: May 2013
Location: The GYM! (The Burbs - N TX)

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by infinitekidM2C View Post
I've never tried one of those nutrition bars to lose weight. I wouldnt mind losing 5 lbs. I have 2 questions:
1) are they gross or what?
2) if i eat that instead of say lunch, am i going to get blood sugar issues? aka cold sweats etc.?
Nope. These aren't too bad. They are unique in that they are formulated specifically with a Keto Diet and not just another Protein Bar.
Appreciate 0
      04-23-2021, 05:56 PM   #302
6oclockshadow
Private
6oclockshadow's Avatar
United_States
109
Rep
90
Posts

Drives: 2021 BMW M340i
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TXSTYLE View Post
That's waaaaaaay easier said than done. #fact
Of course it is. But it's the only long term solution.
Appreciate 0
      04-27-2021, 06:23 AM   #303
oVeRdOsE.
Captain
oVeRdOsE.'s Avatar
603
Rep
693
Posts

Drives: F25 / E91 / Audi Avant
Join Date: May 2018
Location: mtl

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chassis View Post
Weight loss and maintenance plan:

1. Eat less
2. Exercise more
3. Realize that step 1 above is ten times more important than step 2.
yeah pretty much it.

But how to eat less ? here what worked for me :

- drink only water when thirsty.
- sip my coffee from 6am to 1pm in a vacuum sealed cup . On my body; coffee reduce my hunger by a lot and increase heart rate, so burns more cal.
- when you're hungry, you can eat anything , right? so before meal take something healthy ( often is less desirable), so on the main meal I wont eat that much, and wont take any desert. I often take a salad or apple.

also
- having a wife that doesn't like sugar nor dessert and do fitness, so the meals are very light, everyday.

i do 0 exercice, desk work. But im 'active', no tv, no video game, always outside to build something on my house or car.

IT DOESN'T mean that im healthy , in fact I'm pretty sure im not, but no sugar, healthy meal, no smoke, not much beer ; its a good start.

6.0', 155lbs for now. Need some muscle, next step.
Appreciate 1
chassis1112.00

      04-28-2021, 02:10 PM   #304
Humdizzle
Lieutenant Colonel
2088
Rep
1,796
Posts

Drives: 2010 ferrari 458
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Missouri

iTrader: (0)

i am a physician and see this as a common complaint. everyone's body is a bit different so what works for one person may not work for another, but here some things i can share :

1. eat in regularly spaced intervals throughout the day, about every 6-8 hours. by starving yourself you are sending a message to your caveman brain there is no food around, so your body will hold on to what it can instead of burning through it.

2. water, water, and more water - you don't need juice/gatorade/milk etc, these are all just full of calories and sugar. low sugar options like kombucha, gatorade g2, and unsweetened teas are ok.

3. try not to snack -- save your calories for your mealtime. if you do want to snack find a low calorie option like baby carrots, pickles, an apple or something. don't go for a bag of chips

4. ok to have sweets every now and then, we are all human - a good option is having things that take time to eat. things like jolly ranchers take time to eat, while a candybar or reeses we can inhale in a minute. peeling an orange takes a bit more work and is less calories than pouring a glass of OJ. if you are a chocolate fan go for a higher quality dark chocolate option thats 70%+ rather than a hersheys bar

5. we put on weight through the addition of carbs usually. chemical bonds of carbon-hydrogen-oxygen. this is the same for fats, they are just long chains of this for more efficient storage of this chemical energy. So how do we lose this ? you don't lose the fat by pooping, peeing or sweating. You lose it by breathing. we exhale the carbs or fats as CO2 + water. So the more breathing you do (exercise) the more weight you lose. each breath is a little bit of fat being burned off.

6. try to avoid stress. i know, easier said than done. But if you are in a constant state of bad stress/anxiety it raises a hormone called cortisol which leads to a host of issues including weight gain or difficulty losing weight
__________________

@Dr.Humdizzle
2018 Porsche GT3 6MT
2015 Silverstone F80 6MT
Previous: Ferrari 458 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | R35 GTR
Appreciate 4
JP101235.00
chassis1112.00

      04-28-2021, 02:18 PM   #305
JP10
Captain
JP10's Avatar
1235
Rep
972
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Charleston, SC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Humdizzle View Post
i am a physician and see this as a common complaint. everyone's body is a bit different so what works for one person may not work for another, but here some things i can share :

1. eat in regularly spaced intervals throughout the day, about every 6-8 hours. by starving yourself you are sending a message to your caveman brain there is no food around, so your body will hold on to what it can instead of burning through it.

2. water, water, and more water - you don't need juice/gatorade/milk etc, these are all just full of calories and sugar. low sugar options like kombucha, gatorade g2, and unsweetened teas are ok.

3. try not to snack -- save your calories for your mealtime. if you do want to snack find a low calorie option like baby carrots, pickles, an apple or something. don't go for a bag of chips

4. ok to have sweets every now and then, we are all human - a good option is having things that take time to eat. things like jolly ranchers take time to eat, while a candybar or reeses we can inhale in a minute. peeling an orange takes a bit more work and is less calories than pouring a glass of OJ. if you are a chocolate fan go for a higher quality dark chocolate option thats 70%+ rather than a hersheys bar

5. we put on weight through the addition of carbs usually. chemical bonds of carbon-hydrogen-oxygen. this is the same for fats, they are just long chains of this for more efficient storage of this chemical energy. So how do we lose this ? you don't lose the fat by pooping, peeing or sweating. You lose it by breathing. we exhale the carbs or fats as CO2 + water. So the more breathing you do (exercise) the more weight you lose. each breath is a little bit of fat being burned off.

6. try to avoid stress. i know, easier said than done. But if you are in a constant state of bad stress/anxiety it raises a hormone called cortisol which leads to a host of issues including weight gain or difficulty losing weight
Boom, gold metal post. Everywhere I look people are starving themselves in attempt to lose weight, where that is the last thing you want to do as you're essentially stunting your metabolism. My mother is prime culprit here. I preach regularly spaced meals and abundance of water, maybe one day she will listen to me haha.
Appreciate 1
Humdizzle2087.50

      05-05-2021, 05:49 AM   #306
BMWLiebe
New Member
Germany
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: X6
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: x6

iTrader: (0)

When trying to lose weight I have found that besides the usual: stay in a calorie deficit, switch cardio for weights and get enough sleep; eating enough protein rich foods also helps a lot. Eating enough protein is important for muscle growth and as we all know muscle burn more calories in the long run and help you lose hat body fat. I ave found this article about protein rich food (it is in German but you can translate it with Deepl for example): https://www.sundt.de/blog/proteinrei...Essen_abnehmen
Appreciate 0
      05-05-2021, 03:55 PM   #307
M5Rick
Major General
M5Rick's Avatar
United Kingdom
10730
Rep
7,206
Posts

Drives: M5 F10 V8 Gunmetal
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Southern England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Cut our snacking between meals and take a sip of water say every half hour rather than downing a large amount. Obviously a calorie controlled diet helps and if a meat eater try going vegetarian one day with a fish day another, mine is Fridays. Sitting on the floor at times instead of the sofa and getting up for no reason works for me.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.




6post.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST