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Old 04-28-2012, 06:02 PM
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For sure--I'm 5'9 and ~118-122, and I eat 2,000-2,600/day depending. He says he's just not hungry.
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I have absolutely nothing useful to add to this thread. But I went and looked up what my daily caloric intake should be (5'5" and 140ish lbs) and came back with 1900. I eat about 1200/day, not restricting. Even on days when I eat til I feel like exploding I don't think I hit 1900. O_o I don't know how to feel about this. Lol.
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For sure--I'm 5'9 and ~118-122, and I eat 2,000-2,600/day depending. He says he's just not hungry.
Perfect example of how impossible it is to use tables and statistics for this! Metabolisms are so individual, i.e., I'm 5'10" and even when I was bodybuilding, working out for HOURS every day, if I ate that many calories a day on any sort of routine basis I'd have my own show on Lifetime
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I have absolutely nothing useful to add to this thread. But I went and looked up what my daily caloric intake should be (5'5" and 140ish lbs) and came back with 1900. I eat about 1200/day, not restricting. Even on days when I eat til I feel like exploding I don't think I hit 1900. O_o I don't know how to feel about this. Lol.
you should feel how you feel

Charts and estimates are pretty much worthless when trying to apply to an individual. that's the bottom line.
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PROTEIN!

Something I've found is that building muscle, and not so much watching calories at first (within reason, of course) leads to better weight loss down the road. Often times protein-dense foods have a moderate amount of calories so a lot of people avoid them, but I really think it's important to eat them -- especially if he's working out.

I'm 6' and fatter than I'd like to admit, but my limit is about 1400 calories a day WHEN I'm working out. If I'm being sedentary? Probably under 1000 a day.
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So, the past couple days he's started eating lots more protein, and a vegetable with every meal. He says he feels better.

He joined a couple body building forums and is lurking around, but he feels frustrated because we don't own a weight set, and aren't really in a position to buy one right now.

My mom was briefly into this home-gym thing where you make your own weights and stuff out of household items, but I can't find the website. It had some cool ideas.

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Perfect example of how impossible it is to use tables and statistics for this! Metabolisms are so individual, i.e., I'm 5'10" and even when I was bodybuilding, working out for HOURS every day, if I ate that many calories a day on any sort of routine basis I'd have my own show on Lifetime
My sister and I are both like this, and we're told our dad was too, until he was about 35.

I've started biking (go me!) and doing yoga (which isn't exactly high impact, but at least it gets me moving), and that's got me eating better--more protein, less potato chips.
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Charts and estimates are pretty much worthless when trying to apply to an individual. that's the bottom line.
Yeah that's kind of what I got out of it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:27 PM
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you don't need a weight set, you have a body, use it

go to www.monkeybargym.com and order their jungle gym. It's about 70 bucks or was last time I got one and get to work. It's all you need. The rest is just fluff. It doesn't cost anything to do a push up or a squat or lunge, or pistol.
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you don't need a weight set, you have a body, use it

go to www.monkeybargym.com and order their jungle gym. It's about 70 bucks or was last time I got one and get to work. It's all you need. The rest is just fluff. It doesn't cost anything to do a push up or a squat or lunge, or pistol.
That's what I told him. There's a park with monkey bars and all that good stuff (and a nice track!) two blocks from our house. I've been trying to get him to go there with me--I walk to the park every couple days anyway with Elsie, because the field has a grid painted on it (for soccer) and I use it for heeling practice, because I can't walk a straight line.
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So, the past couple days he's started eating lots more protein, and a vegetable with every meal. He says he feels better.

He joined a couple body building forums and is lurking around, but he feels frustrated because we don't own a weight set, and aren't really in a position to buy one right now.

My mom was briefly into this home-gym thing where you make your own weights and stuff out of household items, but I can't find the website. It had some cool ideas.



My sister and I are both like this, and we're told our dad was too, until he was about 35.

I've started biking (go me!) and doing yoga (which isn't exactly high impact, but at least it gets me moving), and that's got me eating better--more protein, less potato chips.
Hey! Tell him to be frustrated no more. I've got the perfect solution. I could borrow him for a couple of weeks. I've got a big landscaping project in the planning stages. There's lots of weights doing that. There's stone patio and wall work, digging up sod, hauling in dirt and mulch, lifting trees and scrubs out of their pots and planting them. Even the yard work I'm doing now is strengthening my muscles. Send him this-a-way!
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