Advice for weight loss

nice one! :muscle:


This is why people tend to say weight loss comes in the kitchen, not on the bike. If you’re eating healthy foods it actually is hard to overeat as a cyclist, no matter how much you burn. If you’re eating unhealthy foods then it is easy to overeat no matter what. Calorie dense foods will screw up your weight loss attempts no matter how much you train. You can’t out-train a bad diet


I 100% agree. It is mind blowing when your plate feels like it weighs 5lbs and is filled with nothing but whole foods that consist of a ton of veggies, proteins, healthy fats and is only 400-500 calories when you track it.


You can focus on diet, and plan your workout according to your fitness goals. I think there is no harm in experimenting different plan that can help you in loosing weight fast.

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watch this.


low carb diets cannot result in weight loss by themselves. The laws of thermodynamics require that weight loss is solely a function of fewer calories going in, than going out. So that is the only way to lose weight. Now, crappy carbs, high-sugar, etc, can encourage someone to eat high calorie dense foods, which might make them overeat, but there are plenty of HIGH carb diets with quality fruits and vegetables that are very low calorie dense that make you feel full and satisfied.


Completely agree - calories in / calories out. Can thoroughly recommend watching videos by Greg Doucette on Youtube…not the ones about performance enhancing drugs though :smile:


It’s also true that “you can’t outwork a bad diet”, much though I wish it weren’t. My biggest difficulty is in cutting out the cookies and desserts.


I guess it depends what you mean. From a weight loss perspective, you can definitely outwork a bad diet, just by burning more calories than you eat. But for overall health and longevity that’s not likely the case


I used to be able to outwork a bad diet when I was in my twenties!

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Do you want to lose weight without harming your health? Then it helps when you know which types of fats there are. Because, as is known, one type of fat is not the other. An overview.

What are healthy fats?

Saturated fats

These are mainly of animal origin. They stay firm at room temperature or: solidified. You will find it in, among other things, whole milk (products), fatty meats, cocoa, sauces, biscuits, snacks and pretzels, but also in some vegetable products such as palm oil and coconut fat.

You get the saturated fats through your daily diet. Sometimes unnoticed and then it is also called ‘hidden fats’. Saturated fats are generally unhealthy. Because, they increase your bad cholesterol (LDL) and the chance of cardiovascular disease. Saturated fats are difficult to break down. The surpluses are stored as body fat. It is best to avoid these fats. Because, your body can make them yourself from fats and carbohydrates.

Unsaturated fats

These are fats that are mostly vegetable origin and liquid at room temperature. Often they also get the name oké-fats and usually have a clear function in your body. The best-known unsaturated fats are omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. The omega 3 and 6 are covered by the polyunsaturated fats or essential fats. The reason is that your body can not produce it yourself. You have to get them out of your diet. Incidentally, you now get enough omega 6 - also known as linoleic acid - if you eat varied and healthy. Because, it is added to a lot of food products. Omega 9, on the other hand, is one of the simple fats. These are not essential, because your body can create it yourself. However, the condition is that you get enough essential fats.

Roughly you can say that you find the monounsaturated fats in seeds, nuts, olives and avocados. The multiple fatty acids can be found in seeds, linseed, sesame, safflower and wheat germ oil. But also in walnuts and all kinds of fatty fish. Sardines, tuna, herring, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.

Trans fats

These fats belong to the unsaturated fats, but are not good for your health. Trans fats are even more unhealthy than saturated fats. It is actually vegetable oil that is made artificially harder. You can find it in margarines, deep-frying fat, baking and frying fats, cookies, pastries and so on. You can recognize it on food labels by the name: hardened fat or partially hardened fat with special diet .


Working out often does not lead to loosing actual weight, but to transformation of fat into muscles. As muscles are more heavy than fat one might even gain actual weight, but still be in better shape, thinner and healthier. So dont just look at the number but what your body actually consists off: fat or muscles?


Fat is fat. Muscle is muscle. What is this mystical transformation?


Alchemy. The answer is Alchemy.


I was going to put that and then a question mark… lol

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Ok guys, sorry, maybe misunderstood.

What I meant is: the more one works out the more muscle is built up. And muscles are heavy, ergo: sometimes people dont loose actual weight but even gain weight with built up muscles, which is rather “healthy” weight.

English is not my first language and maybe some things are misunderstood.
No need for sarcasm or for making fun of it.


I thought that is what you meant, comment was just a bit of fun / a joke.

It is a valid point, shifting the ratio of body fat to lean muscle does sometimes lead to weight gain.

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The weight of different elements within the body is why many use those body fat percentage scales to see the changes. Weight is also influenced by hydration levels and to be basic the last time you went to the loo.
Sorry no comments on weight loss supplements but some may consider multi vitamins a good idea in case you’re restricting input too much and not giving your body something essential.

Other than some of the more extreme supplements (i.e., those detrimental to overall health), I’m not sure there are any commercially available of proven efficacy.

You’ll probably hear anecdotes relating to carnosine and HMBs, but doubt they help.