View Full Version : How to lower bodyfat?
11-17-2007, 05:13 PM
I've been raw (about 90%) for over a year and my body fat isn't going down anymore and so I have no defined abs although I am defined everywhere else. My body fat is about 11-12%, how can I get it lower? I do workout quite often, so I assume I need to change something in my diet? I had been eating FAR more fruits than vegetables for a few months, could this be part of the problem?
What changes do I need to make either in diet or workout to lower my bodyfat even more?
11-17-2007, 05:28 PM
Tim Van Orten recommends greens, greens and more greens. His bod is amazing. Good luck. :)
11-19-2007, 06:58 AM
hi is it safe/healthy to lower your body fat below what it already is? Your % seems very low to me.
11-19-2007, 07:42 AM
I was thinking the same thing crystalmoon....while I am envious raweater, I am also concerned. You would be running into serious health concerns to want to take that % any lower than it already is (e.g. menstrual disorders, weak bones) I would also suggest that you try pilates for the defined ab muscles that you want. With 11% BF already, I'm sure you won't have that much work to do. :) Good Luck!
11-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Well, that depends on whether raweater is a man or a woman. :)
11-19-2007, 01:59 PM
At your level of body fat you shouldn't have to go much lower in order to get abdominal definition. If the rest of your body is well defined then I would suggest adding resistance to your abdominal workouts and researching new workouts that you can do to train those muscles. Sometimes a new movement or workout can have a dramatic effect compared to doing the same workout over and over. The body likes change, change initiates growth.
11-19-2007, 02:14 PM
rawzeit: I'm a man.
RawKev: That reading may not be 100% accurate as it's from a digital body fat scale, but it's very close. I'm also pretty sure I need to focus more on reducing bodyfat than building the muscle, I already do 35 situps with 30 pounds on the top of my head or 10-15 situps with 50 pounds on the top of my head.
11-19-2007, 03:18 PM
May bad raweater...I assumed that you were a woman...I guess menstrual disorders don't apply :rolleyes:
11-28-2007, 11:44 PM
It can't hurt to add more greens and reduce fruits. Also what is the 10% of your diet that's NOT raw? Are we talking dairy or meat or rice or anything with sodium? Have you tried more interval training for cardio?
I'm hoping to get shredded while raw, but I understand it will be difficult.
11-29-2007, 02:13 AM
I have been working with a trainer at the gym since end of Aug. My body fat went down 6% he said just other day. I don't know what it was before however he measured me at the before state. I have pretty much given up nuts and avocados. I went wild with them and then I paid the price. I do cardio several times week at the gym plus weight training. This is what I have changed and seeing results including going down 5 inches in the chest which is not missed at all and then down 5 inches in the waist which is a welcome thing besides other body parts all since short time here.
I totally endorse trainers seeing the results to my own body. They are not cheap, but it's a choice: stand on my feet for event job small pay and hours, to generate income to support the trainer. What I am writing here is what I have done and seeing results to a newer body. Others may see other things work, but this is my shocking results. Even today when I went on my weekly weigh in with trainer I was shocked--down another 1.5 pounds bringing me to 23.5 pounds. I didn't eve see self fat, but now I see me skinny.
I do belong to 24 fitness which is in many states, but not all yet.
Hope this encourages others.
11-29-2007, 02:41 PM
My 10% that's not raw was either whole kamut grain organic pasta or organic baked potatoes. I've cut that out now because I get sick when I eat cooked food, and trying go to 100% raw.
11-30-2007, 12:32 AM
Tim is the man! He's one of the best role models to the raw community and athletic community that I can think of.
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