I kept meaning to reply to Cholo's post, but also kept getting sidetracked.
Not sure why fanposts get closed so quickly, as this is a good topic, so I'm adding to it here (not trying to get in trouble with Scott--it doesn't look like Cholo's post was controversial, but just that fanposts get shut down after a certain amount of time).
The problem with trying to cut weigh fast in general is that it's very, very hard on your kidneys. I don't mean losing weight but cutting weight a la prime boxers. Really, I would not recommend it for anyone over 35 or so. You don't need to get into kidney failure territory, but kidney stones, infections, etc, are all a reality, and the older we get, the tougher this gets.
Anyway, my weight pretty much always sits at 185-188--somewhere around there, but I can quickly get a gut if I'm not careful, despite working out quite hard 3-5 days a week. I've helped guys cut weight, however, and I've pushed myself down to 175 by simply doing the following:
- No breads
- Cut to one coffee a day
- No milk or milk products
- No eggs or egg products
- No fried foods or pork, ever
- Lots of veggies
- No orange juice (this is important, as it's practically impossible to cut weight drinking orange juice)
- Get your sleep
- Lots of water. Just water. No sodas or sports drinks. Just water. Maybe with some lemon thrown in.
- And eat garlic to keep the kidney stones away (and I eat turmeric and a tea spoon of coconut oil for my old bones)