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    1. Improve eating habits, specifically eating between meals.
    I've been staying on the bandwagon fairly well with this. It helps that I'm not bringing home so much work - I can physically keep away from food and get engrossed in other (enjoyable) things, which is a big help.

    2. Get more exercise: at least three times each week, in addition to martial arts practice.
    I did manage 4 exercise sessions this week - not sure I can do it every week. This upcoming week is unlikely due to travel, but should have no trouble getting in the usual 3. I am a bit disappointed not to be seeing more progress with the exercises themselves, though. I would think the more difficult ones would become easier after a few weeks. Still, better for them to be a challenge than not.

    3. Weight loss.
    No net improvement. Had picked up a pound or so, but got rid of it as fast as it came. I'm looking forward to the warmer weather. I just don't feel like eating that much when it is warm.
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    Will check in tonight @Udog

    Random question for people, how would you work out the ideal approx intake of calories per day that is right for you (cut, maintain or bulk), without relying on a calculator to tell you?

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    Cardio

    Cycling Distance Time
    Mon 24 March - -
    Tue 25 March - -
    Wed 26 March 5.6 19:55
    5.8 16.35
    Thur 27 March 5.6 21:15
    5.8 17:20
    Fri 28 March 5.7 19:45
    10.8 41:20
    Sat 29 March - -
    Sun 30 March 17.5 55:55
    56.8 3:12:05

    1. Log 40 bike rides by 7 April: 11
    2. Ride to work minimum 3x a week:
    3. Log minimum overall distance of 45kms per week:




    Strength/core

    Push-ups Weights
    Mon 17 March - -
    Tue 18 March 170 60 Min
    Wed 19 March - 30 Min
    Thur 20 March - -
    Fri 21 March - -
    Sat 22 March 48 50 Min
    Sun 23 March - -
    218 140 Min

    4. Push up challenge:
    6. Weights set 3x per week:




    Diet

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Mon 17-March
    Tue 18-March
    Wed 19-March
    Thur 20-March
    Fri 21-March
    Sat 22 March
    Sun 23 March

    6. Market shopping once a fortnight:
    7. Add one new option to meal plans each week:
    8. Limit beer to max 7 per week: 7
    9. Consume 3 meals per day min:


    Am working on point 9...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Random question for people, how would you work out the ideal approx intake of calories per day that is right for you (cut, maintain or bulk), without relying on a calculator to tell you?
    For figuring out maintenance the alternative to a calculator is tracking absolutely everything you eat and drink, very precisely, for awhile and seeing how stable your weight is. If your weight (and activity level) stay stable throughout, it'll give you a more accurate result than a calculator. Calculators are nice to give a starting point, though. I used a formula from my government website* to calculate what they recommend for maintenance, since that seemed slightly more science-based than all the random ones floating around. Takes into account activity level, age, gender, height, weight, etc. I'm not sure how hormone treatment affects that, but I'm guessing there must be info on that somewhere out there.

    And then typically people recommend around 20% increase/decrease from maintenance for bulking vs cutting. Some people do more but the more drastic diets (and bulks for that matter) tend to be more unhealthy and less sustainable (both physically and mentally). Less is also fine, just makes it a bit slower.

    *edit: in case anyone is curious and wants to see how much the canadian government thinks you should eat:

    -end of thread-

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    Okay, time for another update:

    I did mention last time that I had run 5 1/2 miles alongside my brother. Since then, I've tried to keep myself active more often this week. Sure, my leg muscles were a bit sore for a while, but now I think I've become more accustomed to moving about more.

    Still gradually shifting my diet - now I've been replacing ice cream with Greek yogurt (which is quite nice, by the way ). And still drinking plenty of water.

    This upcoming Sunday, I will be running with my brother for 7 miles. Hope I can achieve this next milestone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Will check in tonight @Udog

    Random question for people, how would you work out the ideal approx intake of calories per day that is right for you (cut, maintain or bulk), without relying on a calculator to tell you?
    I use three vague, loose rules:
    1. Eat until you're a little more than satisfied. Don't be stuffed, but don't just eat to satisfy. I know people say that, but I find that I'm hungry like 2 hours later if I just eat until satisfaction. I need a full hour to digest, and then I'm fine, and that's perfect for me. You should eat until your plate is done, talk or text or browse a bit, and see if that feeling gets worse for better. If it gets better, or if there's just a little leftover, it isn't awful to eat it.
    2. Use hand and plate sizes. If it's a standard sized dinner plate: 1/2 of your plate should be fruits and vegetables, one quarter each of meat and/or grains, and a sprinkles worth of cheese or shake of oil is about what you should see. At least 2 heaping handfuls of salad, or two hands cupped together for other vegetables and fruits. One palm-sized worth of food (or one handful) of meat and grains each is sufficient for a meal. Oils, butters, etc. should be about the size of your thumb after the bendy-joint if you gathered it together in a little thumb-shaped mass. A small juice glass of milk or dairy is sufficient dairy for the day.
    3. Know your high-calorie foods vs not. It's easy for me to eat a smaller portion of something (say, a solitary sandwich with nothing else) when that sandwich is made of brie, avocado, spices and vinegar, and veggies, because that's a high calorie food.. Avocado is loaded with fat, and so is cheese, two pieces of bread more than make a handful's worth. In comparison, if I ate that little saucer's worth of spaghetti-squash spaghetti I'd be dying like 20 minutes later.
    4. Eat two snacks between your meals. Eating something small and satisfying (I've been loving these date snack rolls at the local store.. just dates sprinkled with coconut and an almond shoved in the middle) between breakfast and lunch, and again lunch and dinner. You get a better feel for how hungry you are, and what your body is craving, when it's not starving and wanting ALL the things.
    5. Finally.. I've switched to eating raw desserts. Lately it's only been banana ice cream (just frozen bananas and mangoes blended into mush and topped with blended strawberries and blueberries that were pureed into sauce) and cookie dough bites (oats, almonds, chocolate chips, vanilla, and cinnamon) but I plan on trying to make other things soon too. It creates 6 meals--and I feel like if you eat healthy food six times a day, you'd have to be crazy to not get minimal calories necessary and probably more.

    If you're worried about too many calories? I use substitution dieting, and currently I'm meshing it with raw vegan food diets, and its been working out swimmingly for me. Find the recipe you want, change it to include vegetables, and boom, you've slashed the calories off of it. I like skinnytaste the best.. but there's other sites and recipes.
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    That reminds me! It's April! I completely forgot.

    I'm upgrading my eating plan--to raw fruits and vegetables for breakfast and lunch with a little dairy, dates for a snack, and a juice for my other snack, and still whatever I want for dinner, and raw desserts. I got a couple appliances I've been long wanting, and sooo happy to have now: a food processor, and a juicer.

    Tonight for dinner: I made cauliflower 'rice' stir-fry with mixed vegetables and korean BBQ grilled chicken on top. The kids are over tonight, so for dessert we made chocolate dipped strawberries (using carob powder, coconut water, dates, cinnamon, and vanilla for the 'chocolate'), and chocolate drizzled cookie dough bites (since I forgot chocolate chips). I'm freezing bananas so I can make banana ice cream with chocolate drizzle and fullyraw coffee for breakfast. I'm going grocery shopping tomorrow for juicing fruits and vegetables and picking up some mulberries and stuff for some more fake wine so I can pretend to drink my sorrows away while I'm studying.

    Also, I FINALLY went running today. It felt amazing--as in, it was awful. I ran the whole two miles, so I feel happy about that. I also coughed up all 5 months of laziness and allergies the whole way back walking. My nephew wanted to be more like me suddenly, so he started spitting on the ground too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    [B]2. Get more exercise: at least three times each week, in addition to martial arts practice.
    I did manage 4 exercise sessions this week - not sure I can do it every week. This upcoming week is unlikely due to travel, but should have no trouble getting in the usual 3. I am a bit disappointed not to be seeing more progress with the exercises themselves, though. I would think the more difficult ones would become easier after a few weeks. Still, better for them to be a challenge than not.
    Are you getting enough sleep and proper nutrition? We get stronger during the recovery phase - our workouts are just the catalyst.

    Otherwise, slow gains on harder workouts is not uncommon. I consider a single extra pushup, or a couple of additional reps, over the course of a week to be pretty normal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kasper View Post
    Random question for people, how would you work out the ideal approx intake of calories per day that is right for you (cut, maintain or bulk), without relying on a calculator to tell you?
    I like Randomnity's response. Start with a calculator or guideline, journal your food for a week or two, and then adjust. I've been preferring the eyeball method (1 protein = 1 palm sized portion, etc) these days.

    If you are having difficulty, try to aim for maintenance at first. Eat until you are no longer hungry, but before you start feeling "Stuffed". Then, learn your body's "real" hunger cues. Not the ones that make you crave junk food, but the ones where your body's performance is being impacted by the lack of energy available. (Can't concentrate, your stomach hurts, you get jittery, have a headache, feel weak, etc.) Eat when you start feeling like that. If you ate something and feel really hungry again 1-2 hours later, you probably didn't eat enough, or didn't get enough protein/fat.

    Once you figure out a diet that is good for maintenance, losing / gaining weight is easier. Just adjust how much you eat / exercise based on your goals.

    Of course, I'm only resorting to this meticulous method because everything else failed to work for me. Right now, I'm focusing largely on maintenance and it seems to be working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udog View Post
    If you are having difficulty, try to aim for maintenance at first. Eat until you are no longer hungry, but before you start feeling "Stuffed". Then, learn your body's "real" hunger cues. Not the ones that make you crave junk food, but the ones where your body's performance is being impacted by the lack of energy available. (Can't concentrate, your stomach hurts, you get jittery, have a headache, feel weak, etc.) Eat when you start feeling like that. If you ate something and feel really hungry again 1-2 hours later, you probably didn't eat enough, or didn't get enough protein/fat.
    Usually I find that if you wait until you're hungry at all--you really need to get a move on eating. Even when I'm not totally hungry, or I know a meal is in an hour's time, I still eat a small snack. Nothing huge--just a banana, or some dates or something.. but it's enough for you to walk into a meal with a clear head. Especially useful when dining out, too..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Usually I find that if you wait until you're hungry at all--you really need to get a move on eating. Even when I'm not totally hungry, or I know a meal is in an hour's time, I still eat a small snack. Nothing huge--just a banana, or some dates or something.. but it's enough for you to walk into a meal with a clear head. Especially useful when dining out, too..
    I think it depends on your goals. If you are trying to gain muscle and bulk up - definitely. Same likely goes for maintaining weight, as well. However, for those who are trying to lose weight, that feeling of "slightly hungry, but still feel good" is the sweet spot where your body is telling you it's burning fat. You just have to learn to live with that feeling while you are trying to lose weight.

    Knowing how long it takes to go from "slightly hungry" to "hungry" is a good thing to learn, though. When I start to feel slightly hungry, I know I have about 1-2 hours until I should eat, and if I wait much longer than 2 hours, I'm going to be hungry enough that I'll eat just about anything that's in front of me.

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