Diet / Nutrition Accountability Thread


#105

Nice work @AndyJ

GOAL

  • Weight: 68 kg
  • BF 12%

Measurements Fri Jan 25

  • Weight: 75.4 kg (-0.7)
  • BF 16.2% (-0.5)

Had a much happier week overall which made it easier to eat proper portions.


#106

GOAL

  • Waist to 30inches
  • BF% to 15%
  • Weight 63kg

Measurements on Friday 1st Feb

  • waist 31.2 (-0.3)
  • BF% 15.9 (-0.7)
  • Weight 63.8kg (-0.6)

Back on a downward trend, was back up to 65kg on Tuesday after a 40th birthday in London at the weekend. Was also a recovery week, so had to make sure i did not fuel the same as a normal week.
ToS this week which will up the intensity so I will need to maybe have a few more carbs. But everything back trending in the right direction and ahead of schedule.


#107

Any update @Coach_Ian or are you putting on insulating layer of fat to cope with the cold?


#108

LOL if I were to follow that theory, I would have had to put on an additional 50% body fat for the cold in Chicago!


#109

How would that help @Coach_Theia?
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50% of zero is still zero …


#110

So, I weighed in today. Not as much progress as I would have liked.

64 KG
Waist 29.5”
Bodyfat 9%

I think a good bit of the weight is the muscle mass I added during the strength cycle that I did. Also, I am pretty sure a kg went back on this week due to competing demands for time, namely house hunting.

I plan on smashing myself this coming week, as the wife will be out of town leaving me nothing to do but work and train.


#111

Ah that is wishful thinking… sigh


#112

Overall a decent week for me.

GOAL

  • Weight: 68 kg
  • BF 12%

Measurements Fri Jan 25

  • Weight: 74.6 kg (-0.8)
  • BF 17% (+0.8)

@AndyJ and @Coach_Ian - what do you use to measure BF %? My “smart” scale seems to vary +/- 2% from one day to the next.


#113

I use my scale but I don’t trust a single figure on its own. The trend and consistency seems OK. But yes it can vary up to a % in a day. So the algorithm seems very dependent on the weight etc rather than a true BF measure. But as said I use it more for the longer timeframe trend


#114

Yeah I’m trying to look at the trend as well - just finding it wild how much it can vary. I think it might have a lot to do with my hydration level - the BF % is highest first thing in the morning when I’m probably dehydrated and it is lowest at night after a full day of drinking (water :wink:).


#115

I use my scale. I don’t focus on the number closely, but I look at the trend like Andy does.


#116

Ooft. Too embarrassing to even contemplate this thread any more … some impressive physique’s out there. Keep it going everyone.


#117

Hey Martin, get involved. It really helps knowing once a week I will have to be honest and write it down in black and white here.


#118

Going away this evening for a long weekend which will be a diet and alcohol challenge.

GOAL

  • Waist to 30inches
  • BF% to 15%
  • Weight 63kg

Measurements on Thursday 7th Feb

  • waist 30.8 (-0.4)
  • BF% 15.5 (-0.4)
  • Weight 62.8kg (-1.0)

So a good week of food choices. Still limiting processed carbs and alcohol. Still losing weight without any real portion control. Average day is:

Breakfast: Porridge with raisins (made with milk)
Lunch: Protein shake after w/o followed by bowl of plain yoghurt and fruit (melon) or salad with smoked fish
Dinner: Baked chicken/Fish with roast vegetables or large salad
Snacks: fruit

Now the lowest weight since I started measuring 5 years ago. The change of diet rather than trying to count and limit calories has been a massive change to losing weight this time.

Keep the updates and losses coming everyone.


#119

Great job, Andy! I haven’t checked this week, but I will do it tomorrow. My diet has been pretty good this week, and my workouts have been pretty intense. The only disruptor is work. I haven’t been getting enough sleep this week, so I expect that to have an impact. I guess we will see tomorrow. For now…time to get on the bike.


#120

Had a pretty good week of eating and training.

GOAL

  • Weight: 68 kg
  • BF 12%

Measurements Fri Feb 8

  • Weight: 74.2 kg (-0.4)
  • BF 16% (-1.0)

Have a lunch party this Sunday - will try to remain focused and not over-do anything.


#121

Yeah was trying to drive that last year but too far gone now.
Think it better (maybe) if we can get (also) do a group who are taking part and sub-group it somehow. Spk later. But maybe no one else will care tbh

Even though calorie control is rubbish (me), the food is good :slight_smile:
Some sort of lunch/ dinner combo to keep me ToS fuelled …


#122

I’m finally back below 63kg. It’s 62.9, but I’ll take it!


#123

Amazing. You guys are proper focused.


#124

Had a really good week of eating and training up until Valentines dinner - and then it was time to eat :smile:

GOAL

  • Weight: 68 kg
  • BF 12%

Measurements Sat Feb 16

  • Weight: 74.3 kg (+0.1)
  • BF 15.8% (-0.2)

I was down to 73.5 kg on Thursday morning, but the wife and I prepared a heavy meal for valentines: guacamole, humus, snails, sweet potato fries, green beans, ribeye steak w/ mushrooms, cheese, and hazelnut ice cream (everything homemade from veg/meat from our local farm… except for the cheese and snails). It was awesome :partying_face:

Didn’t get a chance to exercise yesterday due to a bunch of issues at work that needed my attention.

Now I’m off to attempt the 4DP FTP test to appease @Coach_Ian :sweat_smile: