Originally Posted by x-y-z
Hey, just wondering how many calories I should be consuming to shed fat and weight. I weigh about 250lbs at the moment, (was at 275lbs in the summer).
a year and a half ago, I was cut and weighed 208lbs. I gained ned a lot of weight because I was taking paxil. No Matter what I did at the time I was on paxil, the weight slowly crept on and wouldn't budge. I heard paxil was hard on the liver and metabolism, so I tapered off of it. It took a while, but now my metabolism seems to be getting back to normal.
So now I'm trying to get my weight back to the way it was so I can effectively box again. I've been hitting the gym hard. Monday, Wednesday and Friday of boxing training for 2 and a half hours for each of those days. I also weight lift after the boxing training. I run about 3 miles each on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I am currently 250lbs and 6'1 in height. What should be my caloric intake to prevent m body from feeling tired and sluggish all the damn time? Lately I my body has been feeling very weak.
I apologize for the length of this message, but please, I'd appreciate some responses. thanks
Stick with the anti-depressant. It shouldn't effect your metabolism in any way.
It could be making you feel the fatigue though. Look into taking some b vitamins - namely b12 (check your contraindications between b12 and paxil though) and double your intake of water throughout the day. Also, instead of having large meals, have six or seven small CLEAN meals. ie granola, fruit, salads, chicken.
basically just try to cut 250 calories per day from your diet and do as much cardio as you can. you should notice losses almost immediately.
one thing i always push - green tea. it's just awesome for weight loss.