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Leaning out?????????

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Created June 23, 2011 at 1:35 AM

I am going calorie restricted low carb paleo to lose just a tiny bit of fat on my stomach to get my abs up for college in the fall.

Once i am lean will I be able to eat considerably more without the fat coming back??

WILL I EVER BE ABLE TO EAT FRUIT AGAIN???????????????????

thanks everybody!!!!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 06, 2012
at 02:40 AM

I don't think there's anything at all wrong with wanting to look good naked. From the comments below the question, I was assuming his goal was to get abs to impress girls. Finally, my abs are the result of eating incredibly well and exercising rigorously since the age of 12 or 13. I can tell you that I did not wake up one night when I was 12 and go I want abs for middle school- abs are a consequence of much greater goals.

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on May 06, 2012
at 02:05 AM

To be fair, I don't think OP ever mentioned he wants abs to get girls. Generally people here seem to be fine with the desire to "look better naked," but then for some reason get up in arms when someone mentions abs. Surprising from you especially, looking at your avatar pic...

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on June 23, 2011
at 01:19 PM

I don't know. There's an ex-Army Ranger at my gym and I like to see how much he can do. I mean I suppose it helps that he's good looking, but dude's a BEAST!

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on June 23, 2011
at 12:01 PM

agree, Tom. I've never met a girl that gives a hoot about how much I can squat. other dudes though are all, whats your bench, squat, DL? Oh well, strength is still more useful than weakness I suppose, we just shouldn't think anyone really cares other than ourselves and other gymdorks;)

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on June 23, 2011
at 11:46 AM

His abs will work for getting other dudes though. Muscles are like fast cars: Guys think they'll get chicks, and chicks don't care all that much.

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on June 23, 2011
at 03:54 AM

eat some fruit being vain and hungry = bad sex

32937bdb4caf053e7aa39693fadd2282

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on June 23, 2011
at 03:18 AM

what about total calories? not important?

3a512dd276965608b7a7f42df935375b

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on June 23, 2011
at 03:18 AM

Are you planning on getting chicks with your abs? because that doesn't work very well in the real world

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on June 23, 2011
at 03:10 AM

OMG MY CAPSLOCK IS STUCK!!!!!!! I NEED A NEW KEYBOARD?!?!

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on June 23, 2011
at 03:09 AM

I'd go by Sissons guidline, that once you're at a fat level you're happy with, slowly up the carbs, but keep it under 150g/day. That's actually pretty easy to do, unless you're eating more than 2 servings of fruit in a day.

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on June 23, 2011
at 02:14 AM

Someone having a carb attack? I feel ya!

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on June 23, 2011
at 01:51 AM

You will probably have to experiment with how much you can eat to maintain the body composition you want.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 23, 2011
at 01:37 AM

That's a lot of caps lock and question marks.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 05, 2012
at 10:47 PM

Annoying question marks and caps aside, yes you will be able to both eat more calories and eat more fruit when you are lean. that being said, you don't necessarily have to cut out fruit to get lean.

Also, I hate to break it to you, buddy, but girls won't go for you just cause you got abs all the sudden (at least, the ones worth having won't).

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on May 06, 2012
at 02:05 AM

To be fair, I don't think OP ever mentioned he wants abs to get girls. Generally people here seem to be fine with the desire to "look better naked," but then for some reason get up in arms when someone mentions abs. Surprising from you especially, looking at your avatar pic...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 06, 2012
at 02:40 AM

I don't think there's anything at all wrong with wanting to look good naked. From the comments below the question, I was assuming his goal was to get abs to impress girls. Finally, my abs are the result of eating incredibly well and exercising rigorously since the age of 12 or 13. I can tell you that I did not wake up one night when I was 12 and go I want abs for middle school- abs are a consequence of much greater goals.

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Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on May 05, 2012
at 10:40 PM

I actually think this is a good question, in spite of the amount of caps locks and question marks.

I think if you make a temporary change to your diet/exercise to get your body fat percentage lower and then go back your previous diet/exercise after you've achieved your results, your body fat percentage will likely come back up to where it was.

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