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JUBOLLY
Posts: 446
1/12/09 6:53 P

Low carbing it is the BEST and fastest way to achieve what you need to achieve. Bodybuilders do low carb diets to get down to the lowest body fat % they need to before a show. I highly recommend it....and NO SUGAR. Strictly make your carbs come from oats, brown rice, barley and grains like that...don;t even eat fruit cause it has sugar too.



DAANGIT
Posts: 31
1/12/09 6:40 P

When you have to be tapped, are they the same standards as the Army? If so and they tape around your neck and waist; I would suggest not losing too much because it will make your neck smaller and when it comes to the BF% you want a large neck and smaller waist. As a former recruiter I learned a trick or two for applicants. Ok, again only if you are tapped. Ever night up until the day of the test, you will want to rub preparation H on your waist across your belly button and all the way around, then wrap yourself with saran wrap. I know it sounds crazy, but it has been a no fail a lot of times. If you do not need to tape but they are only going by the weigh in( again, desperate measures only) buy magnesium citrate and drink it about 1600 the day before, but be very prepared to sit by the toilet for the night. Do not drink any fluids until after the weigh in.
These are only for temporary fixes and extreme. You know for the long haul it is aerobic activity and calorie intake.
I hope I helped.



WETPINKBUNNY
Posts: 387
1/12/09 6:10 P

SAUNA THE DAY BEFORE & IF ITS CLOSE AND YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT LAST POUND IS GONE I WOULD TAKE A LAXITIVE THE DAY BEFORE YOU WEIGH IN AND GO EASY ON THE WATER THE NIGHT BEFORE. THIS WEIGHT WILL OF COURSE COME BACK, BUT YOU WILL POO AND BE A LITTLE LIGHTER. NOTE: STAY WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A POTTY CAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO...YOU WILL HAVE TO GO!! P.S. I WOULDNT DO THIS MORE THAN ONCE EITHR!

Edited by: WETPINKBUNNY at: 1/12/2009 (18:11)


DANIELLEPYLE
Posts: 789
1/12/09 1:14 P

If all you're doing is 90 minutes of walking I'd suggest spending as much time in the gym as is humanly possible before the 22nd. Think biggest looser. Those people loose 10lbs a week but they're also working out hard (in addition to diet) for many hours a day.



MUSICBEERMAN
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1/12/09 1:06 P

Coach Dean,
Thanks for that little tid bit of information...I find that very useful. I am not in a hurry...slow and steady, but that is very useful information.



SP_COACH_DEAN
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1/12/09 12:58 P

Hi, C

Just wanted to make sure that number of 34-35 refers to BMI or waist measurement? A percentage number like 34% would normally refer to bodyfat percentage, and if that's what the military is concerned about, rapid weight loss could be exactly the wrong thing to do--it could increase water and muscle loss instead of fat, which would actually increase your bodyfat percentage.

Hope this helps.

Coach Dean



DREAVG
Posts: 3,215
1/12/09 6:03 A

Do I understand that you want to lose six pounds in two weeks? Bump up your exercise and strictly stay in your calories. If you are just over, you will be give another body fat test (my hubby in Army, they do a tape test and he always passes that.)

Don't let one or two pounds over get you down. Do your best and you will be fine.

andrea




RENA1965
Posts: 17,878
1/11/09 11:25 P

You don't have time to experiment. I joined something like weight watchers and it did the job better than expected lol. The calories are counted but you have to sit down and start learning to plan meals and do regular exercise to burn off body fat.

The military is a way of life, so exercise is your no.1 friend to get into shape and keep in shape!
I am 43 years old but am darn sure with my body building experience I will and can pass the exercise requirements plus the weight issue too now.

I got a book in my hand to loss my weight, this can go fast for men and slower for women due to the hormone issues. I also got a book in my hand to do maintance. I also needed face to face coaching to get my 176lbs off and people howling at me on the phone if I did a no show! But I got the weight off and am keeping it off with no regrets or ill feelings of feeling deprived.. Actually learning to eat healthy I shove more decent food in now than I did when 306lbs.
I can do my exercise in supersets, plus pullups and push 649lbs in the leg press beside the men at the gym these days. Anyone comments my extra skin will get a black eye if they mouth off too much. I do my weight training in the men section of the gym...

Edited by: RENA1965 at: 1/11/2009 (23:35)


ANAVLY
Posts: 2,426
1/11/09 10:16 P

Look into "cutting weight", "making weight", etc. in the context of athletes like wrestlers who need to lose weight to make a weight class for competitions. Do know that some of the more extreme stuff can be dangerous.

www.grapplearts.com/How-to-Cut-Weight.html
This site seems reasonable.

Trying to eat a "healthy" weight loss diet this week, and hopefully lose a couple "real" pounds. It's even possible, although not particularly likely, that your body will respond by dropping all of the weight you need by just doing that (some people get big drops at first). But right before the weigh in, there are things you can do to cut down on your water weight, weight of the food in your system, etc. If the effects of this belt thing only lasts very temporarily, then you might hold off using it until the last day or two before the weigh in.



DANAG22
Posts: 739
1/11/09 9:30 P

try the atkins diets, and stay on the induction phase till the end of the month it only allows you to have 20 carbs a day. If you watch you caloric intake, cut back on the carbs, drink water, excercise daily you should lose the 6 lbs.



MRS.CEDOR
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1/11/09 9:17 P

The "plastic" i'm wearing while walking is more of a rubber wrap with velcro that goes around my waist. It's only about 9 inches wide and I've used it before to shed inches around my waist. I know it is not a long term fix, but for right now I'm looking for anything, even if it only lasts a few hours for the morning of the 23rd.



LOLYER
Posts: 1,543
1/11/09 9:12 P

Do not, and I repeat, do NOT wear plastic while exercising. It can dangerously dehydrate your body. All it does is make you sweat out water, which you will replenish the minute you drink another cup. And don't even THINK about not drinking water! Slimquick and the like are totally useless and a waste of money.

Seriously, just watch your sodium and keep your carbs on the lower end of your range. Don't starve yourself either--that could be counterproductive.





LEPERDBUNNY
Posts: 523
1/11/09 9:04 P

Wow! I don't know how they expect you to accomplish that. Even on a really good week I only lose 2.5 pounds. The only thing I can suggest is to eat higher protein, lower carb, and be sure to drink lots of water and keep your sodium intake to a minimum.



MRS.CEDOR
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1/11/09 8:48 P

Hello,
I have a military weigh-in that I need to pass (desperately, i just found out). The Navy requires me to be below 34% (not equal to) and I think I'm currently about 34-35%.
To pass the weigh-in I need to lose about 6lbs (more would be better) and lose inches around my waist and hips.
I have to weigh-in no later than the morning of the 22nd of this month.
Some things that I'm already doing- eating healthy, walking daily for about 90 minutes and wearing a plastic wrap while walking. I'm also drinking the SlimQuick packets twice a day in water.
One of my chiefs had suggested the "Lemonade Diet" which I could never do.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!



 
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