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Speaking of nutrition - - I have been trying to figure out how to get "lean and mean" for the GTF. I couldn't figure out why I continued to gain weight even though I am cutting calories (I put on 10 lbs in 6 months). Well I finally saw a dietician and found out that, although I am 5'3" and weigh ~128 lbs, that I am technically obese, with almost 30% body fat (dietician used calipers to measure). Whoa!!!! That was an eye opener! No wonder I'm struggling to get stronger. Apparently my efforts to loose a few pounds have backfired. I was not eatting any where near enough food (nor the right kinds of food) for the volume of exercise and had basically forced my body into "starvation" mode. What little I was eatting was being stored as fat and I have been losing lean body weight (i.e., muscle) big time. Ideally, I should weigh about 120 lbs, 105-110lbs of which is muscle and 10-15lbs of fat. Apparently it is nearly impossible to loose the fat and gain
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  • yellowcake Speaking of nutrition - - I have been trying to figure out how to get "lean and mean" for the GTF. I couldn't figure out why I continued to gain weight even though I am cutting calories (I put on 10 lbs in 6 months). Well I finally saw a dietician and found out that, although I am 5'3" and weigh ~128 lbs, that I am technically obese, with almost 30% body fat (dietician used calipers to measure). Whoa!!!! That was an eye opener! No wonder I'm struggling to get stronger. Apparently my efforts to loose a few pounds have backfired. I was not eatting any where near enough food (nor the right kinds of food) for the volume of exercise and had basically forced my body into "starvation" mode. What little I was eatting was being stored as fat and I have been losing lean body weight (i.e., muscle) big time. Ideally, I should weigh about 120 lbs, 105-110lbs of which is muscle and 10-15lbs of fat. Apparently it is nearly impossible to loose the fat and gain muscle at the same time. You need to loose a little fat, gain a little muscle, loose some more fat, gain a lot of muscle, etc. In my case, it will take about a year to get to where I really need to be. Since I have GTF in October, I need to make sure I don't sacrifice performance by losing too much fat and not having enough muscle to get me through. So......big changes......Only nutrient dense whole foods and tons of protein (cutting out sodium and sugar). I can't believe the volume of food I am now eatting. Initially it made me sick to try and get it all down, but I'm doing much better. After one month, I have decreased my body fat to ~26%, but I have lost about 1.5lbs of muscle - not good. So....increasing that protein with a 5th meal. This is crazy! I'm eatting more food than I ever have in my entire life - -and I'm losing weight? I feel great. My joints feel more fluid (like someone oiled them), I sleep great, I have lots of energy. No aches and pains. This is p
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