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>> No. 3246 Anonymous
12th June 2015
Friday 4:01 am
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I'm trying to lose a bit of weight, and I've started eating very healthily (I've been eating shit recently) but I just dont have time to exercise (going to gym, swimming, jogging, etc)

I walk to work and back 5 days a week, which is about 40-60 minutes of walking each work day depending on how fast I walk.
I work at maccys d's (lol) and on my feet all fucking day. I have a 45 min break but the rest of the time (anywhere from 6 to 11 hours, usually 7-9 hours) I am moving around constantly.

In my free time (not work, cleaning, socializing or tending to other responsibilities) I just plant my arse in bed, have a joint and savour my rest.

Will I lose weight this way or do I have to actually do cardio and all that? Are there any other things I can do to help my weightloss other than cutting calories?
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>> No. 3247 Anonymous
12th June 2015
Friday 4:54 am
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You likely have no muscle whatsoever, and having muscle in extremely important to raising the number of calories you burn day to day.>>3246
>> No. 3248 Anonymous
12th June 2015
Friday 4:57 am
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You don't really have to do cardio, but it is good for you. I couldn't fit it in because I worked from 9AM to 5PM, and by the time I clockedout, I was knackered. Anyway, you can't outrun a giant calorie surplus. Basically, count your calories. Download an app called myfitnesspal and log everything you eat. Try to eat 20%~25% less than your TDEE (myftnesspal will calculate this for you or you can Google any of the TDEE calculators out there).

A pound of fat is 3500 calories. If your TDEE is 2000 calories, then you could just eat 1500 calories; a deficit of 500 calories (which, 500*7=3500, is a pound).

Play around with it, find something that works for you. When I was obese, I use to lose just over 2 pounds a week, but as I came back to normal levels, it became harder. I didn't really eat healthy, I did it on the same diet I always had, I just ate less. You could cut out stupid stuff like cola, beer, and weed (makes me eat a lot for some reason), and get great results in the first couple of weeks.

It's a long game, and you have to be committed, and not get disheartened easily.
>> No. 3249 Anonymous
12th June 2015
Friday 5:29 am
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I am supposing you are trying to look more athletic by losing weight right? It'd be useful for you to do some bodyweight exercises like pushups and pullups when you can.
>> No. 3250 Anonymous
12th June 2015
Friday 12:41 pm
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Along with the calorie counting, try to force your cardio in by pushing yourself to walk as fast as possible on the way to/from work; if your heart is beating faster and your breathing goes up some it's better than nothing. Try to cut the time for the journey down to as close to 30 mins as possible.

It doesn't require a massive amount of time to crank out 5 pushups and 10 bodyweight squats at some point during the day. Do them while you're waiting for the kettle to boil if you need to. Consider cycling to work if that's feasible for you; it takes quite a bit of work to keep a bike upright.

What are you doing on the weekends? Try to squeeze in even 15 minutes of activity if you can; if you can increase that to 30 it's better than nothing. Cut down on your weed consumption too. It doesn't help the being active mentality, sorry.
>> No. 3251 Anonymous
12th June 2015
Friday 3:45 pm
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I'll second this. Your walks to work are an ideal time to get some good cardio by upping your pace and eventually you could always jog to or back from work, and just build yourself up to it. Also I'm assuming you can just chuck your uniform into a small backpack or leave it at work, so then you don't have to worry about getting that all sweaty.
>> No. 3340 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 3:07 pm
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I popped my first callus on my palm from lifting today. I feel very happy.

Sorry for a completely unrelated post in your thread OP, I just wanted to tell someone and I thought you wouldn't mind. You should all lift weights. It's bloody marvellous.
>> No. 3341 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 4:31 pm
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>You should all lift weights.
Are we going to pretend this sentence is better because you expressed it in non-meme form?

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 3342 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 4:35 pm
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You're an idiot. 'Do you even lift?' is mockery. 'You should all lift weights' is enthusiastic endorsement.
>> No. 3344 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 4:47 pm
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The meme exists to mock the people who originally said it sincerely. Some people who say it now say it sincerely. Others, maybe most, are mocking them. Your understanding of the meme isn't greater than mine, mate, not that I endorse your implied view that people who don't understand memes are idiots. If anything I'm reacting the same way to his "enthusiastic endorsement" as the people who created the meme must have done. When most people find a new hobby that makes them feel better, they don't try to convert others to their way of life. Weight lifters do, and I felt the need to draw attention to this.
>> No. 3345 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 5:53 pm
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But a model train set or whatever doesn't improve your physical wellbeing like exercise does.

You sound weird.
>> No. 3347 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 6:03 pm
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So does reducing alcohol intake and other drug taking. Yet you won't find much advice on these pages from teetotallers. Also, my physical wellbeing is none of your damn business.
>> No. 3351 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 6:51 pm
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You should hit the gym Fatlad, it'd sort out your physical insecurities in time.
>> No. 3352 Anonymous
8th July 2015
Wednesday 7:33 pm
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We'd have all been spared this tedious explanation if the dude who misunderstood my initial question hadn't called me an idiot.
>> No. 3360 Anonymous
11th July 2015
Saturday 12:55 pm
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Doing what you do will lose you the body fat as long as you eat less calories than you burn off, but if you want muscle you have to lift weights.

Go into the 4chan /fit/ board and read the link in the sticky, it was really brilliant at explaining everything and I consider it required reading for people wanting to get fit.

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