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    Discussion in 'Fat Loss' started by teffetapunkxh, May 29, 2012.

    1. vijugati8g

      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

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      how low have you went on cals


      Been as low as 1800 cals personally. I'm 13 stone 5'7, roughly 12-13% bf.

      Wasn't fun but I was losing 3lbs a week.
       
    2. Korporalegq

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      how low have you went on cals

      im loosing around 2 lbs a week
      its hard to do i dont like seen my t-shirts getting loose .
      doing this natty too thinking on getting some test now
       
    3. herunder88

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      how low have you went on cals

      It should be said that you shouldn't aim to lose more than 2lbs of muscle pw if you're natty otherwise you'll probably be losing a lot of muscle along with the fat.
      Ideally you'd stick to 1lb pw but that would take much longer.
       
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      how low have you went on cals

      And where exactly does this magical 2lb figure come from?
       
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      how low have you went on cals

      From my personal experience. Is that ok?

      Obviously if you're at a higher bodyfat percentage then you can lose more fat while retaining muscle mass if you're natty. But if you're already fairly lean (10-15%) then I'd bet you'll lose muscle if you drop 3lbs a week.
       
    6. Joe Burrows

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      Losing fat can be tricky when you're trying to cut down. However, you can lose minimum muscle while cutting if you track your body composition data regularly. Many people suggest different ways to measure this data but I feel Smartscales are the best option for this. As you track your progress with such a scale(do so at a constant time, and on an empty stomach to avoid errors) you can get a good outlook on how much cals you need to reduce in your diet. If you do decide to use one, use a Dual Frequency BIA Scale. I'll provide you a link for reference:- https://actofit.com/products/actofit-smartscale
       
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