24% of 82 kg is roughly 20 kg fat (62 kg LBM (lean body mass)). There’s a lot of “it depends” it that question. If you want your abs to show, you likely have a long way to go (like getting 10% BF or less). But you can look muscular in your shoulders, back, chest and legs a lot sooner depending on your natural build. Body fat is the metric that matters when you want to look fitter and more muscular. I’d strength train 3 to 4 times a week; eat better quality foods (real food); get protein at every meal; add some active rest on your off days like walking and biking and keep at it. This is a lifestyle, not an event. In 6 months you’ll be looking muscular.
I also put on almost all of the 60 lbs – but am afraid to get back on the scale. From all the reading of grief I have been doing, it seems that intense grief can alter metabolism, store fat, and change your hormonal balance. I am not on any anti depression meds, thankfully, but probably did a lot of comfort eating. I want to get off this fat wagon, cause it is very uncomfortable, and now I feel like I am being smothered in this fat body. I have already started – 2 days, and reading all I can about it. I am glad I found your website. Can you give me any starter pointers? I feel like my sweetheart is directing me from Heaven – he was so supportive and kind & loving, I want to be strong and honor his memory. He would have wanted me to be successful, he was so wonderful, and so missed. :,(
Hello, Adrian, let me ask you something. In a few days, after six weeks, I´ll take a break from a set of exercises to get bigger muscles that I took from your fantastic website. I´d need to lose about 5 kilos and, although I don´t expect to lose them during the 2-week break, I´ll try to do my best.
There´re plenty of ideas to lose fat in your website, but I couldn´t find an answer to this doubt: should I change everything during the break, this is, diet and -of course-exercises? In theory I think I should, but I don´t know if, as muscles get bigger when we´re not training, changing what I eat could be good to lose fat but bad for my muscles to maintain or improve my training when the break is over. What´s your opinion? :)