I just want to tone up, not bulk. I need to lose this gut more than anything. Wondering if I am on the right track!
I am a 6' male. 42 yrs old.
Many many moons ago I was about 170 lbs with no muscles.
When I was more athletic build I was maybe 185 (right around 30 yrs old).
Sometime between 30 & 40 yrs old I gained 40 pounds! (marriage??)
Here's what I have done for 6 weeks now...
400 calories or less 5x a day.
One A Day Weight Smart Multi Vitamin
Omega 3 Fish Oil (1000 mg) 3x daily
Dual Action Cleanse morning & night
Cut out the processed sugars & flours as much as possible.
Cut down the booze.
Lots of fish, chicken, Buffalo meat(yes, Buffalo).
More salads than I care to remember- a tiny drizzle of dressing.
Workout every other day (no matter what) followed by massage & hot tub
Workout= Gazelle (cardio)1-2 miles, free weights, "Red" (abs), stretching, cherry pickers, whatever I can think of even if it includes goofy dancing!
I try to get some extra walking or housework in when I can too.
I have lost 11 pounds & look/feel better.
Shouldn't I be losing more? Or is the muscle weight cancelling out the fat weight? I'm barely even cheating on Friday night!
Or should I just be patient?
Thanks for any help.:cool:
-------------- Martini Mike, International Martini Assassin
400 cals? You will shut your metab down eating that little! I know it will sound counter productive but you need to be eating more.. alot more actually. I would start off around 1800 cals and then tweek it from there.
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