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Wanting in the Airforce
2/4/13 7:25 PM
Hey everyone my name is Clayton I just started Insanity a week ago with a goal of losing 50 lbs by may and hopefully being down in weight far enough to get accepted into the airforce. Currently I am at 260lbs that is already 6lbs lower then when I started last week I am striving for the best I have cut fast food completely out my diet and have cut down my calories to around 1000 a day if I can help it. I am really looking for a good support group and from what I am seeing this seems like a great place for it.
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 5:15 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
Good luck Clayton! That is an amazing goal you have. I know you will be able to achieve it if you stay committed emoticon

Becky
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 5:27 PM as a reply to CoachBeckyCooper.
I know I can too. I just have to keep the mindset, that's is what this is to me right now just a mind game and you know what it is time for me to win this game emoticon
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 5:33 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
Hey man! I will definitely be rooting for you but right out of the gate you are eating way too little calories.
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 6:40 PM as a reply to Endurafit.
I'm not to sure how I should deal with calorie control. What would be a good number to stay around I always thought that the few calories the better. But I am not really sure. Any help would be much appreciated.
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 6:52 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
firefly1241:
I'm not to sure how I should deal with calorie control. What would be a good number to stay around I always thought that the few calories the better. But I am not really sure. Any help would be much appreciated.


What's your height, weight, and age? That'll determine your calorie intake. The recommended daily calorie intake for men to lose weight is 1800. However, staying this low is temporary. You'll want to consume enough calories to keep the body functioning especially with a program like Insanity.

Coach Solana
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 6:53 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
You obviously want to try and create a deficit, but if you are really pushing yourself with Insanity you could easily burn close to 1000 calories per workout. Do you use any tracking programs right now? Do you have a smart phone? Are you using the Club Membership here on Beachbody. Try out a site called Loseit.com - you can even friend me on there emoticon plug in your numbers and your goals and it will help give you a calorie range, or you can sign up for a Team Beachbody Club membership and it will help you! It will give you a great guide and starting place on what you need to do for calories based on your workouts, a meal plan / guide to follow. It can certainly help point you in the right direction!
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:08 PM as a reply to CoachBeckyCooper.
Well let's start off I weighed in at my requiters office at 260 lbs a height of 5'6 and well my age of course being 24. I have read that the average male should be taking in 1500 calories. idk though I am kind of scared to track calories emoticon and I really have no clue why but anyways... I usually have a piece of multi grain bread and a slim-fast shake for breakfast along with some sort of fruit. for a snack between usually a piece of fruit. for lunch I usually have some sort of noodles and meat along with some veggies. snack after that I have been having a slimfast shake and then for dinner usually some sort of meat vegetables.

idk if that helps at all but thats what I have been doing for that past couple weeks when I started insanity on the 27th of jan I was at 266 and since today I weighed myself in at 258
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:24 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
firefly1241:
Well let's start off I weighed in at my requiters office at 260 lbs a height of 5'6 and well my age of course being 24. I have read that the average male should be taking in 1500 calories. idk though I am kind of scared to track calories emoticon and I really have no clue why but anyways... I usually have a piece of multi grain bread and a slim-fast shake for breakfast along with some sort of fruit. for a snack between usually a piece of fruit. for lunch I usually have some sort of noodles and meat along with some veggies. snack after that I have been having a slimfast shake and then for dinner usually some sort of meat vegetables.

idk if that helps at all but thats what I have been doing for that past couple weeks when I started insanity on the 27th of jan I was at 266 and since today I weighed myself in at 258


Are you familiar with BMR (basal metabolic rate)? This is the amount of calories you'd burn if you were resting--doing nothing but lying down. Based on your stats, your BMR is 2300.

Getting an idea of your daily meal is good. Eating low calories and working out puts you at risk of low energy, fatigue, and eventually hitting a plateau. This will temporarily let you lose weight. When you do hit your plateau, you'll NEED to increase your calories with nutritious eats to fuel your body with energy to get through the rest of Insanity and to continue to lose weight. Try to track your calories, it is scary, we were all once scared, but it provides us with a visual of our day.
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:27 PM as a reply to CoachSolana.
So being as though my BMR is 2300 does that mean I should eat that amount or more or less... sorry I just don't know all that much about my body that sounds pretty bad being as though I am living in my body lol. I am guessing I should probably eat about that but maybe you can give me some more info.
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:27 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
The average male needs between 2000 - 2500 calories a day. It sounds like you are making some great progress so far. The Slim Fast makes me hesitate - it is basically chemicals and sugar. Not that some meal replacement shakes can't be wonderful - I start every day with my Shakeology and since starting it I have stopped having munchies at night and wanting to eat everything under the sun all day every day emoticon

Meat and veggies - depending on the type and how they are prepared, are a great meal option!
Noodles - can be wonderful as a small side, get to be more problematic as a staple of the meal - an actual serving of pasta is much smaller than most people realize. I am not a dietatician or nutrition expert, but if I were to suggest a few ideas you might want to consider

This is a typical day of eating in my house - and I will give you the portion sizes for my hubby who is 6'4, but disabled - so big guy, but little activity.

Breakfast 1-2 whole eggs, 2-3 egg whites, 1/2C steel cut oats cooked in almond milk, sprinkle of chia seeds, 1tbsp of almond butter, fruit - orange, apple, banana - whatever we have on hand

snack - Shakeology shake with PB2 and 1/2 a banana or string cheese and another piece of fruit. or 10-20 almonds and fruit. I like to do my fruit early in the day, otherwise it triggers cravings for sweets in me.

Lunch - BAS or Big A$$ Salad - loaded with as many leafy colorful veggies as I can get my hands on, romaine, cilantro, mini sweet peppers, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, celery, avocado... the prettier the better. I might have some grilled chicken or canned tuna on it. Maybe leftover steak from dinner the night before, maybe some cottage cheese or black beans or chick peas if I want to skip the animal protein. For dressing I usually make a vinagrette or do homemade ranch with almond milk, avocado (in place of mayo) and ranch dressing mix (I often make it myself, but sometimes I am lazy and grab a packet of mix at the store)

Snack (yes again!) Veggies and hummus, or veggies and guacamole - I like a nice mix of crunchy veggies and something with a little protein and fat in the afternoon

Dinner - I use my slow cooker all the time to help me out here! Tonight it was Cheater pork stew - my favorite jarred pasta sauce (low in sugar, high in chunky vegetables) a bag of frozen peppers and onions mix, a pork tenderloin, set on low for 8 hours. Shredded the pork into the sauce when it was time for dinner, served it with a side or brown rice. Yummy and satisfying.

If I have a snack before bed - and I often do because I usually do my weight lifting at night - it might be a Shakeology shake, or Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of chia seeds, or a glass of chocolate milk for late hardcore cardio like Insanity.

Now this is definitely over 1500 calories. Depending on portion sizes it could be anywhere from 1800-2500. I myself try to stick to around 1800 - 2000 calories a day, less than that and I binge on junk late at night. When I lift heavy weights or do LONG runs (an hour or more) it can be as high as 2200 calories. You need to view food as fuel, and this fuel is what is going to power your body through Insanity and into the Airforce!
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:32 PM as a reply to CoachSolana.
Didn't finish.

So it is recommend not to go below you BMR. But some people do it anyway, because it is the thought that we need to eat less calories to lose weight. It is true, but calories is also our energy. The energy to make us breath, pump our blood, and fuel oxygen to our brain. Your calorie intake should be between 2300-2700.
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:37 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
SolanaA is right - between 2300-2700 should really help fuel your workouts and reach your goal at the same time emoticon
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:48 PM as a reply to CoachBeckyCooper.
Thanks everyone that is some great information. But I am kinda confused if calories are our fuel wouldn't you want to eat a little more so that you can work harder or is that not right. because if you would eat the same I would think you would always stay around the same weight. just kinda confusing lol if you guys have something I could look up or do some research on that would be a lot of help emoticon thanks again.
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:51 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
Yep calories/food is fuel. But fat deposits are stored calories. It's calories our body has stored in case we need them later. By putting in just a little bit under what your body NEEDS it has to go to its "reserve tank" of fat cells to have enough energy emoticon
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:54 PM as a reply to CoachBeckyCooper.
http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/weight-loss/how-healthy-weight-loss-works10.htm

Creating a Calorie deficit!
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 7:56 PM as a reply to CoachBeckyCooper.
Okay so in actuality if I go through and eat my normal BCM and workout I am more likely to loose more weight because my body is just using what it has extra plus what it has stored already? But by how that sounds if I am already over weight it would make sense in my mind that if I ate less I would burn more weight just because I already have it stored so my body would get rid of it faster or is that just not how the body works... sorry for the silly questions
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 9:47 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
Hi Clayton! Welcome to the beachbody community! You've already gotten some great advice here from some experienced people so I don't really have anything to add to that except Welcome and Great Job making the step to a healthier life!

Your story hit home for me- my first round of Insanity was inspired by a desire to enlist in the Air Force. My recruiter told me I needed to lose weight to even be sent to MEPS. I lost even more than what I needed to and even ran a half-marathon, impressing my recruiter and myself!

To make a long story short, I ended up not enlisting (looooong story in itself)but I will NEVER regret the process that I went through to get healthier and especially to prove to myself that I'm capable of doing anything I set my mind to.

Good luck to you and if you ever need motivation or just want to talk to someone who has been through what you're going through (both the fitness part and the enlistment process) I'd be more than happy to chat!

I've sent you a buddy request emoticon
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 8:03 PM as a reply to firefly1241.
Not silly at all! How else can you figure this stuff out if you don't ask? emoticon

You would think that eating less and less would make the process go faster, sadly our bodies are not simple math equations. If we eat a little less, but not a lot, the body is fine. We start eating a lot less and working out really hard on top of that the body will slow the metabolism down - to a crawl. The body is a super machine that will become super efficient. It can learn to do what it needs to do on less and less fuel while still preserving the "extra" reserve tank. It will actually start to attack the muscle tissue and eat that instead of the fat and slow down the metabolism even more. Muscle burns fat, and when you are building muscle (which you will certainly do with Insanity) your body will begin to convert the extra stored fat into fuel. If you try to eat too little - 1000 calories a day for example - the body will notice, and begin to hold on to every little calorie you put in. You could even get to the point where you are gaining fat and weight and eating practically nothing. After months and months of not eating AT ALL the body will have to burn the fat to survive, but at the cost of your health and muscles and organs (they are muscle after all).
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RE: Wanting in the Airforce
2/5/13 8:10 PM as a reply to CoachBeckyCooper.
Ahhhhh that's a scary thought I don't want my body eating itself lol. Ok so being as though I have already started on a bad road cutting my calorie intake so violently what should I do to keep my body in balance but make it to where I am losing a good amount of weight at the same time?

Also I was wondering about slimfast is that not a good choice of a nutritional supplement or is it just as good as any other?
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