Start Weight:(15 Jul 13) 204.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Apr 14) 173.6 lb
Goal Weight:165.0 lb
following: Burn fat and gain Lean muscle mass
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Hey everyone, My name is Chad

I'm a 25 year old Marine Engineer living in central New England.

I have struggled with being overweight since the age of 8, and have been up and down from Obese to just overweight my whole life, I was so young the last time that I was thin that I don't even remember what it feels like.

On July 15 2013 my brother in law who is a bodybuilder randomly called me and asked if I would like to go to the gym with him, I agreed.

Since that day I have been borderline obsessed with bodybuilding, I haven't skipped a day at the gym yet, and I do not plan to.

My brother in law has taught me clean eating, nutrition, and macromanipulation to aid me in my journey and it has worked well.

Though I will never be satisfied with my fitness level, I have decided on a goal weight of 170 lbs, and a deadline of 6 months to accomplish it. Once 6 months have passed I will be posting progress photos for the world to see. - COMPLETE 12/29/2013

01/31/2014 - New goal of 180 lbs by March 17, 2014 (lean muscle mass gains) 3-17-14 Made it to 179 lbs.

3-17-14 - New goal of 165 lbs. while retaining any muscle gains from my bulk.

I am all about passing the knowlege that I have gained onto others, so if you have any questions about my lifestyle please don't hesitate to ask!

FatSecret member since: 31 Jul 13

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  Lose 15+ by Dec 31st
status: Completed
ended: 30 Dec 13
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Online now northernmusician
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
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on diet Atkins
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Need morning energy during 16:8
The glycemic index for eggs is literally zero. They have no affect on insulin response. Coconut oil is considered to have a slightly negative affect on insulin response, as in when mixed with foods that may induce a very slight response it can negate it, or at the very least reduce it. Butter contains no carbohydrates either, so no affect on insulin.

Insulin is created to counter increases in blood sugar. If there are no carbs in a food, no sugar can possibly be added to your blood from it, therefore, no insulin.

CERTAIN proteins can be converted to sugars by the liver in special cases, but you would have to eat more protein than humanly possbile in a single day for the amount of sugar to cause a response. (this all comes from 'The protein book'Wink
posted 02 Apr 2014, 15:30
Need morning energy during 16:8
Brainpower... The CNS (Central Nervous System) feeds on fats for energy, I'm not 100% sure on your dieting scheme, but whole eggs are a good source of not only good fats, but also protein from the whites and Branch chain amino acids which your muscles use for energy. Whole Eggs are also relatively low calorie.
posted 02 Apr 2014, 14:39
Calorie intake, I don't understand!?
There's more to it than just calories, its also where the calories come from. You want to be eating whole foods, nothing processed (a.k.a comes from a can or a box). Use the simple formula of:

Basal metabolic rate + exercise - 500 = caloric intake

To find your basal metabolic rate and calories burned through exercise there are calculators online you can use, they aren't perfect, but it can give you a good base line. Plug everything into the formula from above and figure out how many calories you should be eating and start from there. After a few weeks you should know if you need to add more or drop more calories. Hope this helps.
posted 26 Mar 2014, 13:31
LOW Carb and Healthy Snacks
Greek yogurt whipped with a scoop of chocolate protein, Nutritious and delicious! I like to add in a couple tablespoons of peanut butter. It's like chocolate peanut butter whipped pudding. It's also very filling.
posted 26 Mar 2014, 07:15
Stories of diet/food discoveries
Alcohol itself has no carbs but it is usually paired with them in drinks. Interesting about it being processed first and blocking other nutrients from being absorbed.
posted 15 Mar 2014, 19:39
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