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Created January 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I work with my fiance, and our job just started a weigh loss competition where the winner gets an all-expenses-baby-/pet-sitting-airfare-paid trip to a lovely condo on the beach. Weigh in is tomorrow, competition goes through April 29.

There are other components to the competition, such as points for joining a gym, bringing in healthy snacks or getting co-workers to do healthy things, or gaining a new skill. But the main thrust of the rubric is sheer weigh loss. Leaving aside how dumb I think the parameters are, we would like to win.

So, with that background, my questions:

My fiance is 160; 6 ft. He is tall and thin but has somewhat of a belly (he would say a lot, but I think it's just exaggerated by the fact that he's tall and thin - needless to say we both think he'd be much healthier without it). I'd like to get opinions on ways to shed that belly weight in a few months without gaining much muscle. Right now, the plan is to do body-weight training, climbing, and eat a stricter paleo than we typically do, and cut out refined sugar completely, then move to more IF in the last 4 weeks or so.

I am 5'3" and 110, and my son is almost a year, so I've already lost 35 pounds over the last year, and I feel like my current weight is very healthy for me, so I'm not participating other than continuing to eat well, but I'd take suggestions on things I could do to stand out as someone maintaining a healthy weight?

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+1 Reminds me of this guy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M957dACQyfU -- who makes a "before and after" photo *backwards*. Take his lead - eat a metric f*ck ton of sodium, chips, milk, soda, and get super bloated .. it'll all come off.

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2edfcc5c8044bbb4f22ba6ea4289f592

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on April 28, 2013
at 12:40 PM

Have your husband carb and sodium load the night before the first weigh in. Just get a massive bloat. I'm talking like 600+ grams of carbs washed down with salt and diet soda. Keep it going until the weigh in. If he does it right he can probably add at least 10 pounds. It will all come right off. Then go on a cyclical ketogenic diet with calories pretty low, and a weekly carb refeed. Exercise doesn't really matter, especially if its just "weight" loss not body recomp, but sprints and some fasted walking will only help. Save the last refeed till the night after the final weigh in, so when he weighs in he will be totally glycogen and water depleted. He could probably "lose" 20ish pounds with minimal actual fat loss. Simple stuff here, do some googling and you can find more details.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 12, 2013
at 03:29 PM

+1 Reminds me of this guy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M957dACQyfU -- who makes a "before and after" photo *backwards*. Take his lead - eat a metric f*ck ton of sodium, chips, milk, soda, and get super bloated .. it'll all come off.

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on April 22, 2013
at 03:39 AM

Can you get blood counts done before and after to show the benefits. Just a thought off hand.

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on February 11, 2013
at 01:00 AM

Encourage everyone else to eat TONS of "healthy" grains and legumes? (Bonus points, right?!)

From my experience, being on a lower-carb (essentially startch-free, with maybe a couple pieces of fruit daily) eating plan helps shed some of the "easy" weight, which is probably all you guys have to lose at this point (sounds like neither of you really need to lose weight...).

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on January 14, 2013
at 12:12 AM

It doesn't sound like you guys are going to win. You're both slim. You don't get some sort of reward for already being slim? ;)

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B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

on January 13, 2013
at 11:20 PM

Man... It's going to be hard since it doesn't look like you guys have that much to lose in the first place!!! Sort of a good problem to have, but I guess it's bad in terms of your vacation.

The only thing would be to do more caloric restriction while following a paleo type diet. If you are hungry while doing this, you can increase your ratios if fats and proteins.

Best of luck!

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