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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to drop more weight, trying to get through a plateau

All I do is mountain bike for exercise, but I ride about 4 times a week...usually a couple hours at a time. I started around 220 and I'm down to 195 now - so I've made fantastic progress, but can't seem to dip any lower. I've been around 195 for about 2 months now. Just curious what some of you might suggest to get through that 195 barrier. I dont eat much...and maybe that's the problem. Maybe I need to eat more frequently. However, I'm looking for a regular supplement that will help and will be safe while riding. I'm looking to drop about another 15lbs. Any thoughts? Trying to drop some weight before a couple races at the beginning of November.
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How many calories are you eating a day ? What kinds of foods are you eating ?
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How many calories are you eating a day ? What kinds of foods are you eating ?
Honestly, I haven't ever kept up with calories. Food is a mix of things. At home usually standard fare...spaghetti or chicken breast with vegetables or fish with vegetables. Lunch usually consists of turkey/chicken sandwiches. I do eat fast food a bit when I'm out and about - which usually consists of a grilled chicken wrap from Sonic or chicken strips from Chick-Fil-A. No fries or coke.
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Cutting out bread and pasta will help you. Those are two of the worst foods you can eat if you're trying to drop weight! There are much better carb choices out there.
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Stick to complex carbs, here are some examples. If you're trying to drop some weight in a short period of time, I would avoid ALL breads and pasta, even if they are complex.

http://www.howtothinkthin.com/instincts2.htm
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try doing some new and different activities. i have referred friends of mine to a local mma gym on frankford and josey where i train at, and they loose 20-30 lbs in a few months, and they dont even really eat the right things all the time. u should check it out if all you want to do is drop 15 lbs.

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Thanks for the advice guys. Picking up the intensity has seem to help a bit. I'm doing my first mountain bike race tomorrow, so I've been going harder over the last 2 weeks and I got through the barrier rather easily. Down to 191 now. Ultimately, I'd like to get down to the low 180s and then add an upper body workout to my regimen.

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try doing some new and different activities. i have referred friends of mine to a local mma gym on frankford and josey where i train at, and they loose 20-30 lbs in a few months, and they dont even really eat the right things all the time. u should check it out if all you want to do is drop 15 lbs.
Frankford/Josey is very close by. What's this place called?
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how tall are you? 195 isn't really heavy by any means if you've got some muscle. I'm 195 @ 5'10 and still consider myself a medium guy.
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However, I'm looking for a regular supplement that will help and will be safe while riding.
If you're looking for one i'd give the Hyperdrive a shot. It dosent use much caffeine/stims so you should be good while riding.

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how tall are you? 195 isn't really heavy by any means if you've got some muscle. I'm 195 @ 5'10 and still consider myself a medium guy.
6', 191 now. Not much muscle though...just what's in my legs from cycling. Haven't touched a weight in at least 3-4 yrs. I'm sure it'd help me in my cycling though. I'm stilll puffy in the gut a little.
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