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    The Fat Loss Group

    Hello everyone!

    I know many of us try to lose weight, fat, or maybe even both. Kakarot had the great idea to start a group for all those Bees who are interested to motivate each other, exchange tips and help, to post progress and to get closer to the goal of getting the body each of us want.

    So, let us have a group for this, here, in this thread, completely dedicated to everything fat loss. Everyone's allowed to participate, regardless of final goal. And for those who don't want to lose fat (or don't have any to lose): support and advice is very welcome!

    It doesn't matter where you currently are, just start and we'll support each other.

    I'm going to start with a few resources from Darebee for those who haven't read them yet:
    Articles about nutrition
    How to lose weight
    Losing weight / losing fat
    How to get rid of the belly
    How to lose weight & gain muscle
    The last ten pounds

    And here's an article about how to measure your progress:
    How to measure your progress

    Here's a calculator for the 7-Site skin fold test with calipers for determining body fat
    And here's a calculator for the US Navy method using a measuring tape

    Here's a calculator to calculate your TDEE (meaning how many calories you need per day to maintain your weight). Please note, it's generally advised to pick your activity level ONE level lower than the one you would originally have gone with.

    If you have any more resources, post them and I can add them here.

    That said, let's get going!
    Last edited by Nihopaloa; September 10th, 2019, 08:44 PM. Reason: Edit: Added the TDEE calculator Kakarot posted, with a short note

    #2
    A nice short overview:

    https://youtu.be/CHIKSAZfibY

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      #3
      I like the idea

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        #4
        Hi bees! so since the last thread was deleted, I post here my actual process again
        I try to take a picture every Week for a better comparison.


        Week #4 here. I'm actual at 22% body fat, mesured with a caliper. My goal is to keep my muscles (its not that less) and reduce body fat to 16-18% at first. The long-time goal is to carve a little six pack out of this belly The scale said 96,5kg
        The general goal is to get an healthy lifestyle, better everyday fitness and grow old as fit as possible

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          #5
          Count me in. I got on the scale two weeks ago after not weighing myself for a year and the bad news was 205 lbs (93.4KG). Yikes. I really want to get down to 175 lbs (79 KG). I'm doing Iron Born, Totals, and following the abs focus meal plan. I found that if I eat all my meals off of divided plates, it helps to keep portions in check (no, not a shill and this is not an advertisement). So far after two weeks I've stayed on track and lost the standard 2 lbs per week. So far, so good. I'm staying realistic and patient though. It's going to be a long three month slog and that is a long time to stay focused and disciplined.

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            #6


            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb-6fhfAn2I

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              #7
              Thanks for the mentioning Nihopaloa.

              So I started getting serious a few weeks ago about my fat loss but I fell off the wagon but still lost the weight I gained so , I was 84.3kg then last Monday I was 85.7 and today I'm back to 84.3. I've floated between these numbers for about 1 month with the majority of my weigh ins at 84.3.

              So I am tracking my calories not macros as obese to beast says calories are the main concern when looking to lose weight but I was a little heavy with the tracking... as in I measured all my muscles and was just overwhelmed.
              As a stationary geek I like my notes to be neat and tidy and my old log wasn't (I still use the same book, just tore out the old pages). I decided that, as much as I'd like bigger arms and hugh shapely legs, my gut was the only other factor I'd track.

              So my calories for the week are 2,280 and tonight I overshot by about 700 (the choc resins took it so high) but I'm just going to slowly work them into the rest of the week and I should be fine. I really only jump rope at the moment but will be getting back into MMA, BJJ, wrestling and kickboxing from Friday.
              I don't really strength train anymore as it doesn't make me happy but I know I need to (I'm working on it).

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              Nevetharine I seen your post about your weight/body fat predicament and think this thread could be helpful.
              Last edited by Kakarot; September 9th, 2019, 11:16 PM. Reason: Tagging a bee

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                #8
                Hey there!

                So I thought about waiting a few days to post because that's when my next weigh in is. At this point, I'm using a mix of the scale, measurements, and observations regarding shifting clothes sizes (and learning with true horror that I'm really small frame-wise and I'll likely have a lot of issue finding clothes that genuinely fit me because life just isn't easy sometimes). I'm also kind of using BMI as a general gauge as well, but this isn't something that I'm using by the book either. That said, last I weighed at around 150 pounds, or 68 kg. I'm hoping to drop down to the 125 - 130 pound range (56 kg to 59 kg) and then ideally I'd work on building some muscle from there.

                For context, I'm short so these numbers are small because... well, I am.

                I'm currently doing Combat HIIT, 30 Days of Yoga, and the 20x5 running program (on day 17 for all) and mostly prioritize doing well with running as well as trying out different kinds of exercise to see what I like and what works well (so far, really enjoy HIIT and combat as well as weight lifting). As far as food, I eat plant-based (vegan diet), but I'd say most of my weight loss has to do with having around 1800 intake a day, though as I've gotten smaller now, that intake might be decreased slightly based on my results pending the end of my current training regimen (about two weeks from now). I've been at this since I started in mid-June and, with a little hard work and luck, I think I could be at my goal by around mid to late November, but given how stubborn those last five to ten pounds might be (and how kinda close I am to them), it's possible that could take until January.

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                  #9
                  droehr where you get those bowls? Me want too me want too...how they are called?
                  I will be joining you once I get starting data. I would like to get down to 60ish kg from my stuck 68kg.
                  first want to do inbody measuring to get good idea on actual fat%, etc. Maybe I will share some of my blob pictures with metrics
                  I am doing calorie counting, but it doesn't work on me - could it be I am under eating or have wrong macro balance or too slow metabolism

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                    #10
                    I'd love to be a part of this. I am brand new here. I am just starting on my journey to hopefully improve my physical activity and health. I currently weigh 328 lbs. I'm not 100% certain about my BFP, but I know it's over 50%. I'm disabled and live a very sedentary life right now. However, I need to get moving to help with my conditions. I get discouraged easily and could use a group for support.

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                      #11
                      Kristy_Ice use this to calculate how many calories you roughly should be eating, it'll take some trial and error to find the ideal amount, for example I am trying to get 2,280 calories a day.

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                        #12
                        Kakarot this calc is crazy! It says i could eat about 3.000 kcal? (30yo, 96,5kg, 22% bf, 180cm, 3-5 times exercise) And I should eat at low carb 300g protein? Click image for larger version  Name:	imposibru.jpg Views:	0 Size:	204.9 KB ID:	610332

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                          #13
                          Kristy_Ice I really love these plates too. Basically, I'm using the abs focus meal plan with 1/4 of the plate for protein, 1/4 for carbs, and half for vegies or fruit.

                          https://www.amazon.com/Microwave-Foo...s%2C213&sr=8-3

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                            #14
                            I've added the TDEE calculator Kakarot posted in the start post, with the general advice to pick the activity level one step lower than one would go with originally.
                            I'd like to add even more helpful resources, maybe in an external pastebin link, for a handy collection of stuff, so if any of you have something, post them!

                            And it's great to see so many Bees here!

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                              #15
                              I’m about to do my workout for the day but before I get started I wanted to let you all know that I believe in you! We can do this! 💪

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