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June 11, 2013 5:21 PM
Im confused why some people say eat fewer calories and lift and you WILL lose weight. Then others say if ur looking for fat loss it doesn't matter how much exercise or lifting, it matters most in the kitchen - hitting calories AND macronutrients. My question: why would I want to bother with macro nutrients if I can just focus on a certain calorie amount and still lose weight but keep some of my lean body mass by heavy lifting???? why throw in having to track macros too???? Don't make sense to me! I vote for easier way! Thoughts?
June 11, 2013 5:31 PM
Then don't track your macros.

I don't exercise at all because I hate it.

Do what's easiest for you.
  11181990
June 11, 2013 5:36 PM
I want to do what really works fastest though? Does one or the other work faster? Are there any differences from one to the other?
June 11, 2013 5:39 PM
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I want to do what really works fastest though? Does one or the other work faster? Are there any differences from one to the other?


Hit your calories and eat a semi balanced diet. If you're worried about doing it fast or "faster" you're over thinking it. It should just be something you do every day. The results will follow.
  11181990
June 11, 2013 6:11 PM
You're still not differentiating between losing weight and losing fat. Hitting your calorie goal makes you lose weight. Hitting the right macros and lifting helps make sure you're losing fat instead of a combination of fat and muscle.
  4822651
June 11, 2013 6:29 PM
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You're still not differentiating between losing weight and losing fat. Hitting your calorie goal makes you lose weight. Hitting the right macros and lifting helps make sure you're losing fat instead of a combination of fat and muscle.

This.

Weight loss = calories

Weight loss + body composition = calories + macros (+ training)
  18984754
June 11, 2013 6:40 PM
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QUOTE:

You're still not differentiating between losing weight and losing fat. Hitting your calorie goal makes you lose weight. Hitting the right macros and lifting helps make sure you're losing fat instead of a combination of fat and muscle.

This.

Weight loss = calories

Weight loss + body composition = calories + macros (+ training)


Okay then. So weight loss is easier to do because there's less involved. That said, I still think i wanna continue to heavy lift cuz I do really want a nice shapely lean body - don't just wanna lose weight and look like a smaller version of me now. Here I go, calorie deficit + macros + strength training + the odd cardio when outdoors with my sonny son son.... Probably start this Monday though. Got a wedding to go to in another province on Friday for 3 days. I will still watch calories but there won't be any strength training this weekend.
June 11, 2013 7:04 PM
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Okay then. So weight loss is easier to do because there's less involved. That said, I still think i wanna continue to heavy lift cuz I do really want a nice shapely lean body - don't just wanna lose weight and look like a smaller version of me now. Here I go, calorie deficit + macros + strength training + the odd cardio when outdoors with my sonny son son....


Sounds reasonable to me.

If I'm reading *this* ( http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/1015079-high-protein-intake-friend-or-foe-evidences ) thread correctly, When losing weight, the best you can hope for is no loss of muscle and that you need a calorie surplus to build muscle.

*shrugs*

I'm just going to do the best I can to be toned and minimize any muscle loss and then worry about any additional muscle mass.

YMMV
  44549181
June 11, 2013 7:11 PM
QUOTE:

Im confused why some people say eat fewer calories and lift and you WILL lose weight. Then others say if ur looking for fat loss it doesn't matter how much exercise or lifting, it matters most in the kitchen - hitting calories AND macronutrients. My question: why would I want to bother with macro nutrients if I can just focus on a certain calorie amount and still lose weight but keep some of my lean body mass by heavy lifting???? why throw in having to track macros too???? Don't make sense to me! I vote for easier way! Thoughts?


i'm confused what your question is...or are you just venting about it lol
June 11, 2013 7:15 PM
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QUOTE:

Im confused why some people say eat fewer calories and lift and you WILL lose weight. Then others say if ur looking for fat loss it doesn't matter how much exercise or lifting, it matters most in the kitchen - hitting calories AND macronutrients. My question: why would I want to bother with macro nutrients if I can just focus on a certain calorie amount and still lose weight but keep some of my lean body mass by heavy lifting???? why throw in having to track macros too???? Don't make sense to me! I vote for easier way! Thoughts?


i'm confused what your question is...or are you just venting about it lol


Hey, not venting. This is how im seeing it
Calorie Deficit with heavy lifting = weightloss
Calorie Deficit and hitting macronutrients = weightloss/body comp.
Weight loss alone is good to me and weighloss/body comp is good to me. So if I eff up on macros then I should still lose weight and therefore, still be happy!
June 11, 2013 7:17 PM
Maybe I should "lose weight" first THEN work on hitting macros to get better body comp....
June 11, 2013 7:27 PM
i track my macros using the myfitnesspal app on my iPhone. I'm currently doing 40/40/20...it's super easy to track with the app, i couldn't imagine doing it on paper though :/ .

You want to keep all the lean muscle you can when cutting weight, to help with this you want high protein especially if you're lifting. This is why tracking macros is important.
June 11, 2013 7:29 PM
If you are new to lifting, you are going to see some bit of body comp, even if not tracking macros closely. I am eating at a deficit for FAT loss, trying to maintain as much LBM as possible, and I am seeing body recomp. Most important is the protein, if you don't hit any other macro, try for the protein the most.
June 11, 2013 7:31 PM
OP you're making my head hurt. Just get adequate protein (1 gram per pound of lean body mass) and eat healthy (you know what healthy is).
  36239154
June 11, 2013 7:35 PM
Just read this! I like it!

( http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/1015079-high-protein-intake-friend-or-foe-evidences )

It sounds good to me! And this is the plan:
Calorie deficit (1700cal - 300below TDEE-somedays less food), weigh all food, protein around 120g daily, lift heavy 3 times a week, cardio whenever -don't matter. Goal=Nice body with good fat loss.

And sorry bout making heads hurt. lol. I know im really good at that! I've been changing plans 3 times already in June! Crazy beeatch!!!
June 11, 2013 7:43 PM
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Just read this! I like it!

( http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/1015079-high-protein-intake-friend-or-foe-evidences )

It sounds good to me! And this is the plan:
Calorie deficit (1700cal - 300below TDEE-somedays less food), weigh all food, protein around 120g daily, lift heavy 3 times a week, cardio whenever -don't matter. Goal=Nice body with good fat loss.

And sorry bout making heads hurt. lol. I know im really good at that! I've been changing plans 3 times already in June! Crazy beeatch!!!



Sounds good!
June 11, 2013 7:49 PM
QUOTE:

Just read this! I like it!

( http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/1015079-high-protein-intake-friend-or-foe-evidences )

It sounds good to me! And this is the plan:
Calorie deficit (1700cal - 300below TDEE-somedays less food), weigh all food, protein around 120g daily, lift heavy 3 times a week, cardio whenever -don't matter. Goal=Nice body with good fat loss.

And sorry bout making heads hurt. lol. I know im really good at that! I've been changing plans 3 times already in June! Crazy beeatch!!!


Sounds like a good plan. Now just make sure you stick to it consistently for while to give it a chance to work. Changing plans 3 times in a month doesn't really give you enough time to even see if something is working for you.
  30294997
June 11, 2013 7:53 PM
Sounds to me like she changed plans due to a new school of thought. Theres quite a bit of BS to sift through. Good luck OP.
June 11, 2013 8:01 PM
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OP you're making my head hurt. Just get adequate protein (1 gram per pound of lean body mass) and eat healthy (you know what healthy is).


This.

Unless you're aiming to get VERY lean (like, bodybuilder lean) the exact macro amounts don't matter very much. In my experience, what does matter is getting enough protein and not overloading on carbs (I don't do low carb by any means, but I do find that I look more bloated when I eat a higher-carb diet. That might just be a personal thing, though).

I do 40/30/30 (carbs/protein/fat) and it works for me and my goals. Just play around and find what works for you and yours.
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