Group: Health & Fitness over 40

Created: 2011/12/31, Members: 197, Messages: 2480

Group dedicated to men and women over the age of 40 that care about their health and want to take the fitness and nutrition down the right path.

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Martinimic
Martinimic
Posts: 1
Joined: 2008/06/12
United States
2008/06/12, 06:27 PM
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.
Hydroxycut
One A Day Weight Smart Multi Vitamin
DHEA
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:


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Martini Mike, International Martini Assassin
georgiagirl
georgiagirl
Posts: 421
Joined: 2006/07/11
United States
2008/07/24, 09:40 AM
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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angiem6
angiem6
Posts: 136
Joined: 2007/12/07
Canada
2008/07/24, 10:49 AM
I think he is eating 2000 cals per day. (400 x5)

And Mike I think 11 pounds in 6 weeks is awesome! be patient, it will happen with persistance.
georgiagirl
georgiagirl
Posts: 421
Joined: 2006/07/11
United States
2008/07/25, 09:52 AM
you are right.. my brain registered x a week..

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Quoting from angiem6:

I think he is eating 2000 cals per day. (400 x5)

And Mike I think 11 pounds in 6 weeks is awesome! be patient, it will happen with persistance.
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pleak
pleak
Posts: 1
Joined: 2011/03/07
United States
2011/03/07, 06:31 PM
Hello my name pleak, would like to know what kind of Exercise i could do at home since i'm not a member to a fitness center?