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Old 07-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Creatine use for my situation?

I'm probably getting bariatric surgery around December and I am currently in the pre-approval stage to get insurance to cover everything. I have to go to a nutritionist, start a diet plan, start a weight loss program, see a psychologist, do a sleep study, bunch of stuff.

The weight loss program is three months long and I have to weigh in every month to track my progress. I know I can lose the weight, I've done it before. I just have trouble keeping it off. If I gain any weight, I have to start over. Even if I lose a lot of fat and gain muscle, a net weight gain is a failure.

Would creatine use be too risky for my situation? I used it a really long time ago when I weight lifted regularly, but I'm not too familiar with it. I was reading an article saying the user will gain weight from added muscle fairly quickly. I'd prefer to constantly lose weight, as a weight gain (even if muscle) could be discouraging.


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I would say no to creatine and focus on cardio, anything like that would build muscle and weight even if it is burning the fat. CARDIO IS THE ANSWER
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Creatine would not benefit you for weight loss. Diet will be 80% of your weight loss success, with 20% being from exercise.
You might want to get someone to help you plan your meals and help you shop (dietitian). This way you'll have a pile of recipes on hand and know exactly what to buy and what NOT to buy. A good dietitian will be your best asset because they can help change your eating lifestyle forever and not just a few months. If you want a recommendation let me know.
I'm completely against quick, short-term weight loss programs unless you're a competitive bodybuilder/athlete. Focus on making permanent habits.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:16 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've gotta go to a nutritionist for the pre-approval process. I have an appointment on July 23rd. I really don't have a problem changing my diet and knowing what to eat. I've always followed bodybuilding and stuff like that, but been too lazy to make the change. Living at home with my parents, I didn't control the grocery shopping. I live on my own now, so I can control the grocery shopping. I got rid of all the bad stuff I had and got a few healthier food items. So there is only a limited option I have to eat right now.

The weight loss program is just to prove that I am willing to make the changes and to get approved for surgery. I have to continue to workout and diet after the surgery to keep up the weight loss. I actually enjoy working out and I weightlifted regularly in high school. But I was more concerned with building muscle, rather than losing fat.
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Creatine would not benefit you for weight loss. Diet will be 80% of your weight loss success, with 20% being from exercise.
You might want to get someone to help you plan your meals and help you shop (dietitian). This way you'll have a pile of recipes on hand and know exactly what to buy and what NOT to buy. A good dietitian will be your best asset because they can help change your eating lifestyle forever and not just a few months. If you want a recommendation let me know.
I'm completely against quick, short-term weight loss programs unless you're a competitive bodybuilder/athlete. Focus on making permanent habits.
Good luck to you!
Yes, diet will be everything. I don't think creative would honestly hurt your goals but there's no real point for your situation in taking it. Most of the weight gain from creative is from increased water retention. All creative does is add an extra ATP on to every energy transfer thus giving you more muscle endurance when lifting.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:09 AM   #6
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Cardio and low weight/hi reps to burn fat.
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I realize this is a really old thread...but for the edification of anyone reading this who needs the info, the BEST way to lose weight, especially if you're significantly overweight, is to restrict calories. Exercise won't do much for you unless you exercise a TON...and if you're really fat that probably just won't happen. Yes exercise is good for you...no it doesn't take the weight off quickly.

Which is really the whole point of bariatric surgery...it forces a reduced calorie diet for an extended period. Stick to a 1500-ish a day goal and you'll lose a good amount of weight. Just make sure to take a vitamin or two every day and focus on getting plenty of protein.

FWIW when I was losing weight for my bariatric surgery I stuck with 2000-2300 calories a day and did lose a decent amount of weight. 6 months after the surgery and I typically take in about 1000-1500 calories a day, with at least 80 grams of protein each day. When I was losing the most weight I was taking in about 500 calories/day.

For those not doing bariatric surgery just stick with a sensible diet that gives you fewer calories then you burn daily. For most people around 1500 calories will net you some good weight loss. If you're active then you can often bump that up to 2000.

Exercise just helps with it, and keeps your body healthy (regardless of your weight).
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I realize this is a really old thread...but for the edification of anyone reading this who needs the info, the BEST way to lose weight, especially if you're significantly overweight, is to restrict calories. Exercise won't do much for you unless you exercise a TON...and if you're really fat that probably just won't happen. Yes exercise is good for you...no it doesn't take the weight off quickly.

Which is really the whole point of bariatric surgery...it forces a reduced calorie diet for an extended period. Stick to a 1500-ish a day goal and you'll lose a good amount of weight. Just make sure to take a vitamin or two every day and focus on getting plenty of protein.

FWIW when I was losing weight for my bariatric surgery I stuck with 2000-2300 calories a day and did lose a decent amount of weight. 6 months after the surgery and I typically take in about 1000-1500 calories a day, with at least 80 grams of protein each day. When I was losing the most weight I was taking in about 500 calories/day.

For those not doing bariatric surgery just stick with a sensible diet that gives you fewer calories then you burn daily. For most people around 1500 calories will net you some good weight loss. If you're active then you can often bump that up to 2000.

Exercise just helps with it, and keeps your body healthy (regardless of your weight).
70% Diet/ 30% Exercise
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:30 PM   #9
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What really worked for me was altering WHEN I ate as well as what I ate... I now have a very large breakfast, with lots of protien.... then a regular lunch with lots of fibre which keeps me full, a snack 4 hours after lunch and then no more then 4 hours after that have a regular dinner....introducing lots of fibre really made me feel satisfied and full... high fibre bread (12grams), cereal, fibre bars...you name it
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