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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Need help losing 20 pounds in 3.5 weeks for a fight

So pretty much I have a fight comming up in 3.5 weeks from today, I was just wondering is cutting 20 pounds in this short time a possible goal without feeling completely destroyed on fight day? I weigh 180-185 and need to cut down to 165

My current training regimen consists of the following monday - friday

9:15 - 11:00 am Bikram Yoga (everyday)
12:30 - 1:50pm Muay Thai (everyday)
6:00 - 7:30 Muay Thai (everyday)
7:45 - 9:00 Muay Thai (Only Thursdays)
Saturday/Sunday Off

I have been doing this for about close to 2 months and am in fairly good shape.
and just 2 days ago I decided to cut down on the carbs (keeping them under 60-80g carbs/day) while keeping my protein intake high (1g per lb)

Also, currently the supplements I'm taking are Animal Pak (Multivitamins), 100% Whey Protein, Fish Oil Caps, and Glutamine


So 2 days ago I switched up my diet plan to consist of:



Bikram Yoga *I go on a empty stomach*

Breakfast:5 Egg Whites, 8oz Vege juice, a glass of skim milk, ˝ cup oatmeal, I will also take my Animal Pak at this time + Fish oil cap.

Muay Thai (afternoon class) * Immediately after 1 scoop of protein/Glutamine with water*

Lunch: 1 Tuna Can, 2 pieces of Turkey meat, 2 cups raw vege’s, medium plain Black Coffee (no sugar,cream,milk) (every second day I will switch out the 2 pieces of Turkey meat and add 2 sausages)

2 hours later 1 Chicken Thigh, ˝ can of Salmon

Muay Thai (evening class) *Immediately after 1 scoop of protein/glutamine with water*

Dinner: 1 Chicken Breast, 2 egg whites, 1 cup raw vege’s

Before I go to sleep: 1 scoop of protein/glutamine with water



I also keep my water intake high (10-12 liters split among the entire day)

Is there anything I should maybe change/add in this diet/plan? I also want to be training really hard, and I understand my energy level will probably not be the same as when I was eating close to 150g/carbs daily. So if there is anything lacking in this, or maybe anything I should change up; all input is greatly appreciated.


Goal: Lose/Cut 20lbs in 3.5 weeks

I have weight cut for other fights before, but the most I've ever done was 4-8lb water weight

And some additional information: the weigh in's are a day before at 4pm, with the actual fights starting the next day at 7:30pm


Thanks!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 12:52 AM
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You know what your missing?? Running, your not doing enough, run 3 miles every other night before you need to lose the weight and you will......run!!! I wish could but I'm sidelined for another 3 mnths........
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There's a lot that could be said, but not really anything that you can't find elsewhere via Google or anything.

Are you a full-time fighter to be able to train that much everyday?

Run or do cardio on an empty stomach (cup of black coffee before hand) and the same before bed, and the weight will fly off you.

Water cutting is a whole different animal, but there's water loading, sodium manipulation etc and then the sweating portion all to take into consideration. Lots of variables.
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2 words

dolce diet.



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Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated!

I'm going to add running into my schedule every morning then. I work at a nightclub 4 days a week - so it allows me to train this much during the day. I won't be able to go for a run at night, but I'll keep it to the morning.

As for the dolce diet, I heard about it but.. It costs a bit, is it worth the money? :-/
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Up your fish oil to 20mls a day... 10 to start, 5 in the afternoon, and 5 in the evening.

Run BEFORE breakfast if you must, before you eat... the very first thing in the morning.

IMHO, intervals shed weight faster than just running... intervals that trigger the fight/flight response will drain your body of glycogen... and your body will put restoring that loss as a top priority (its an evolutionary thing).
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Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated!

I'm going to add running into my schedule every morning then. I work at a nightclub 4 days a week - so it allows me to train this much during the day. I won't be able to go for a run at night, but I'll keep it to the morning.

As for the dolce diet, I heard about it but.. It costs a bit, is it worth the money? :-/

Very much worth the money, before my knee broke itself and im out for 3 more months i was losing 13 pounds a week on average. I have the book i can sell you for cheaper. If interested pm me.



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Is there a major difference from the diet he's doing and the DOLCE diet?
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Thats whos doing? Mike dolce or the op?

If its the op then yes mike has very very specifiec food orders in what you need to eat to gain proper energy for workouts.



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It is not tough job to loss 20 pounds in three week,
you can acvhieve it bu the help of the exercise and
diet plan.

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