So, I'm pretty heavily overweight at the minute, This picture isn't me, But i literally look 100% the same (Minus the tatoo's), It was the closest possible picture i could find. :
And the goal is to try and get my body like this :
over the past month or two, I've been eating no more then 1 meal per day, a lot of days nothing, But it wasn't really working, Now i haven't eaten anything in 3 days, How many weeks do i need to no longer eat to get like that?
(Before anyone says, I tried loosing weight through exercise, But after 3 months of solid cardio work at the gym and eating 3 healthy meals a day, I looked exactly the same, So this is my last resort).
Most Helpful Girl
You're not going to reach your goal much and even if you do it won't be worth it. Because you're trying to lose weight the wrong way. Starving yourself won't help you at all and you'll just feel awful. You need to do it the right way. You only did exercise and eating right for 3 months? That's not long enough at all, it takes a lot longer than that, you have to stick to it. For a start, it was a change in your habits so any change in your body will take a while to see any effects, 3 months was just the start. Keep it up after those 3 months and you'll start seeing results, then you won't see any results for a while and will plateau but that's normal, you have to keep going and then you will reach your goal. Rome was not built in a day and it certainly wasn't done in 3 months. Start it again and this time stick to it if you really want to get to your goal. Don't forget to drink lots of water, keep a positive attitude and track your progress properly.0
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Most Helpful Guy
If you tried to lose weight through exercise and didn't, then you were doing something wrong. Only an extremely rare person with a thyroid issue would not respond to proper training, and you'd be a lot heavier than you are now.
Describe your "solid cardio work." Where was your heart rate at during the cardio? That's the key, plus the amount of time. You'd be even better served to stretch the 3 meals to six smaller meals every few hours.
Don't get discouraged because you don't think you got result from the gym. You probably just need to make a few adjustments. But there's no short cut to a good body, it requires a change in lifestyle. Starving yourself is the worst way to do it. It's not even that it's unhealthy, which it obviously is, but that it's counterproductive. The more starved you are, the less likely your body is to burn fat. You want your metabolism to be burning strong at all times. Your body needs to know more meals are coming, otherwise it goes into survival mode and starts storing fat in preparation for starvation.
Give cardio another go. Use the formula "220-(your age)" to determine your maximum heart rate, then operate within 60-75% of that number for 30-60 minutes, 3-5 times a week. If you can go early in the morning before you eat breakfast, your body will burn fat 3x as efficiently! If you can do every cardio session first thing in the morning, that's optimal, but if you're like me and your schedule doesn't permit it, just do it when you can. On week nights I either lift or do a little cardio, but Saturday and Sunday mornings I do it first thing in the morning, 2 out of 4 is better than none! I do 45 minutes those days, and those 90 minutes are equivalent to six 30 minute sessions later in the day at a less efficient burn! I'm down about 7% body fat and 20 lbs in the past 5 months, and I'm probably over twice your age with half the natural metabolism. Don't ever tell yourself that you can't do it! I think your goal is a little too skinny, personally, but that's your business. I'd recommend lifting weights and doing some ab work as well, just a couple times a week while you're cutting weight, you want to have some shape to you. Do one day of upper body exercises, 3 sets at 15,12, and 10 reps, with 30-60 seconds rest, to keep your heart rate up. The key is your heart rate, that "60-75% of your max" window, that's your "fat burning zone." Any more than that is more for cardiovascular endurance and any less isn't really going to do much.0