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Is this an adequate diet / exercise plan for weight loss?

JustSnilloc

Cycling is good for exercise (if you're not concerned about building muscle), but your diet is far from a long-term solution.

Given your stats, you should be burning around 3200 calories a day. Even without any activity (lying in bed all day), you should burn 2000 calories to function properly. In order to lose weight in the long term, you need to keep your calorie deficit reasonable. If you starve yourself like you are doing, you are just holding back and destroying your metabolism in the process. To lose weight, you should be eating 2500 to 2700 calories per day with your current activity level and height. To slow down muscle loss, you should also make sure that you have enough protein in your diet. Try to get 0.5 to 0.8 grams per pound of your body weight (117 to 188 grams).

As you lose more and more weight, your body needs fewer and fewer calories. You should readjust your grand total to make up for this. Google "TDEE Calculator" (Total Daily Energy Cost) and you will find several calculators that will calculate that number for you.

Kevin Fischer

I was just talking about it with my Doc friend the other day. I told him that I would only starve myself to be thin. He said I should take the number that is roughly 10-12% of my weight and ingest (paraphrase) that amount of calories. He said it will take a while for the results to be seen. Do it for 14 days, then only load the carbohydrates for one day. Then another 14 days of 10-12%. We'll see how it works.

JustSnilloc

@ Kevin Fischer - 10-12% of your weight in calories? That's what, 20 calories a day? RIP, this is crazy.

Kevin Fischer

Sorry, about 100-120%

Jun Kang

100-120% of, say, a 200-pound man is still only 200-240 calories ... that's still insane ... Just not ... seriously ... you will be malnourished. Calculate your tdee and make a MAXIMUM 1000 calorie deficit. This way, you will lose 1-2 pounds a week. More deficit and you will be malnourished.