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    Sang's advice is spot on, but sadly not very practical for someone in your situation it sounds like. I've never served so I have no idea what a ration contains, or what your daily routine will be like. Maybe a service member could give some advice?

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    Nothing fucks up healthy eating like being in the military! Hell the food is so bad at actual chow halls that my unit took away our passes and gives us per diem.

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    The problem up to a few years ago hasn't been what I've eaten because I've always been physically active, 22 years martial arts, running, cross country biking so I'm used to calorie burn, I'm just now seemingly unable to loose this fucking stone !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo Stiglitz View Post
    The problem up to a few years ago hasn't been what I've eaten because I've always been physically active, 22 years martial arts, running, cross country biking so I'm used to calorie burn, I'm just now seemingly unable to loose this fucking stone !!!!
    Consider taking up another physical activity. Something very different, like resistance training, or swimming. As you get better at a physical activity, it tends to become less of a workout.
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    You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69

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    You could also make the 5-6 meal thing work by smuggling food out of the dining facility and stocking up on powerbars and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    Consider taking up another physical activity. Something very different, like resistance training, or swimming. As you get better at a physical activity, it tends to become less of a workout.
    Yeah, what he said.

    Speaking as an even older bastid, I can tell you that my metabolism not only gets slower, it gets sneakier. It adapts to exertion and does its damnest to be stingy in burning its precious calories. (I could swear that it's getting even better at this as I age, but perhaps it's just me getting crankier overall.)

    Your system may be different, but I've found I need to take it by surprise with other forms of exercise: different cardio, lifting, HIIT.

    I had plateaued a few months ago despite a respectable amount of calorie burn -- at least, according to the machine/HRM. When I added some more lifting and HIIT, it jumpstarted things and burned off those last few pounds without a major change in diet.

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    Cheers, perhaps that's what I need to do although at the moment I'll be fucked if I know where I'm going to find the time lol, I can't afford to neglect the running and weighted kit carry exercise.
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    As much as it pains me, you ever consider crossfit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    As much as it pains me, you ever consider crossfit?
    Why does that pain you? I've never done crossfit, but the idea sounds reasonable enough.

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    I take issue with the marketing and some of the programming (mainly the high rep olympic lifts and some of the volume loading) along with the premise of training without a real goal, but as a conditioning/GPP program, I think it's very decent.
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