One more thing, my fat

Share your training programs, favorite exercises, training secrets and tips with the rest of the group. Discuss contest preparation, off-season diets, carb depleting and loading, posing, and training programs.

Moderators: Mini Forklift Ⓥ, C.O., Richard, robert, SyrLinus

Message
Author
User avatar
mythil
Manatee
Posts: 325
Age: 32
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Location: Hampshire Swordsman

One more thing, my fat

#1 Postby mythil » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:51 pm

It's something I've never asked before as I really didn't expect this to happen.

I went down from 220lbs to 165lbs and lost fat just about everywhere, but I still have a bit of a stomach. Not as bad as it used to be but still..

I've split my training into cardio for the mornings and weights for the early evening. Though I wanted to ask if I can still shift the gut and put on muscle at the same time or should I really concentrate on loosing that first?

I've also heard, though I don't know if it's true or not, that soy can add fat in some people. I use quite a bit of it, tempeh, milk and so on. Should I try and switch to rice milk or something?
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard." - Tim Notke
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill

User avatar
stcalico
Manatee
Posts: 380
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:57 am
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Contact:

Re: One more thing, my fat

#2 Postby stcalico » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:50 pm

Tofu does not make you fat. It will just make you gay. ;) I'm always amazed by some of the things I find on the internet. :lol:

In all seriousness tho, tofu will not make you fat. I do not know if you are male or female... but here is an article in a women's 'muscle mag' suggesting foods that potentially helps with fat burning - tofu included in the list.

Japanese eat tofu/soy as one of their staples, and they tend to be slimmer than North Americans. They've been eating tofu for many generations so I think they would know if it had any real ill effects. I think different people are just predisposed to carry weight in certain areas, and will unfortunately lose it there last.

If you are not a beginner in working out then it will be difficult to lose weight and gain strength at the same time... so pick your goal (priority) and work towards that. You can switch gears and revamp your goals anytime.

It is probably a good idea to incorporate weight lifting even if you are trying to lose weights so that you don't 'lose' muscle tho.
If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it isn't, you'll find an excuse.

User avatar
mythil
Manatee
Posts: 325
Age: 32
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Location: Hampshire Swordsman

Re: One more thing, my fat

#3 Postby mythil » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:14 am

Oh I used to be fat, was about.. 220 I think. Went down to 165 then decided to start lifting extra weight.
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard." - Tim Notke
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill

User avatar
C.O.
VBB Moderator
Posts: 3257
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:23 pm

Re: One more thing, my fat

#4 Postby C.O. » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:12 pm

aaahahahahahaha tofu makes you gay. I was wondering why I keep having a craving for penis... Beans including soy/tofu sometimes can cause bloating when eaten in large amounts. Shouldn't effect weight at all though. But in large amounts it has been known to make people feel or look fat haha. Tofu is great stuff though. I think the best advice is just make sure you are eating a wide variety of foods, specifically plant based whole foods. Too much of any thing is usually not a good thing right?

-Dylan

User avatar
mythil
Manatee
Posts: 325
Age: 32
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Location: Hampshire Swordsman

Re: One more thing, my fat

#5 Postby mythil » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:33 pm

C.O. wrote:aaahahahahahaha tofu makes you gay. I was wondering why I keep having a craving for penis... Beans including soy/tofu sometimes can cause bloating when eaten in large amounts. Shouldn't effect weight at all though. But in large amounts it has been known to make people feel or look fat haha. Tofu is great stuff though. I think the best advice is just make sure you are eating a wide variety of foods, specifically plant based whole foods. Too much of any thing is usually not a good thing right?

-Dylan


Apart from penis?
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard." - Tim Notke
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill

User avatar
veggiesasquatch
Gorilla
Posts: 840
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:01 pm
Location: England

Re: One more thing, my fat

#6 Postby veggiesasquatch » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:24 pm

Tofu in general is gay ;)
"Don't fall for that crap that people are peddling on the message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your shit in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesn't matter" Jim Wendler

User avatar
beforewisdom
Stegosaurus
Posts: 3478
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:44 pm
Contact:

Re: One more thing, my fat

#7 Postby beforewisdom » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:51 pm

stcalico wrote:Tofu does not make you fat. It will just make you gay. ;)


I've been eating tofu since I was 14, so why haven't I developed better taste in cloting? :)

"The plural of anecdote is not data." (Roger Brinner)


Return to “Bodybuilding/Strength Training”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests