I'm a huge proponent of ditching the scale. I don't actually care about my weight, but am in the position of being in a workplace weight-loss competition and everyone at the office is eagerly watching the results of "the bacon guy," so I'm trying to compete without sacrificing too much.
I started off the competition with what I consider a pretty good hack, putting on a solid 8-10 lbs of water weight via a huge carb re-feed the day before to pad my total weight-loss numbers. The competition is a total of 12 weeks, and since the first week's initial loss of 8 lbs I've maintained my normal .5-1 lbs of weight-loss per week.
The competition ends in 4 weeks on 6/28/2013. What can I do to hack these last 4 weeks, the last few days in particular?
My stats: 30 year old male, 6'1. Start of competition: 228 lbs. Current weight: 214 lbs, approx BF 17%. Heavy barbell lifting 4x per week, fasted early morning. HIIT 1-2x per week, 20 mins tops. IF 12-16 hours most days.
Diet: Average 50/25/25 F/C/P with occasional VLC days and occasional HC/LF days (all carbs starch/tubers).
I think I can win the competition if I could get below 200 lbs by the end, but I'm trying to not go sub 1600 calories on any given day or do tons of cardio. Walking, HIIT, and 20-30 minutes on a row machine is about it.
asked bySlimIcy (1365)
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on June 02, 2013
at 02:28 AM
Your success will be 3 months when you're still losing weight and they've gained theirs back. But you probabl shouldn't listen to me, I think competitions have too high a possibility of participants abusing themselves over it.
on June 02, 2013
at 02:14 AM
The obvious thing to do is quit the heavy lifting so you can lose some muscle mass. But is winning the competition really worth it?