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Old 03-20-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Bikini in 2 weeks - would you work out? Water gain?

I know long term working out is my best strategy to keep this weight off. My question is typically when doing low carb I lose faster without working out. I know most of that is water weight. When I start working out I tend to retain water at first. So my question for the workout experts or anyone who has a thought on this...if I need to loose a few pounds and be in a bikini in 2 weeks, should I work out or just rely on low carb induction?

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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Looking at your stats, you are pretty thin and almost to goal. I, personally, have good luck with working out and while I sometimes retain water, I think the benefit of toning up outweighs the retention. You retain water to help your muscles grow. I think it's a good thing and I would say that you should work out. I would do cardio, body weight exercises, and light-medium weights/lotsa reps. Depends on what you like.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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the water weight will adjust

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I know long term working out is my best strategy to keep this weight off. My question is typically when doing low carb I lose faster without working out. I know most of that is water weight. When I start working out I tend to retain water at first. So my question for the workout experts or anyone who has a thought on this...if I need to loose a few pounds and be in a bikini in 2 weeks, should I work out or just rely on low carb induction?

Thoughts?
I would keep calories lower while doing the low carb and do cardio with strength training. I do double cardio sessions sometimes. So before work I will do an A.M. cardio workout for 30 minutes and then after work do weights and another cardio session (like running, intervals on stairs, etc) for 30-45minutes. Then my calories are a little lower with lots of protein and lots of asparagus. The asparagus eliminates water. I don't do this all of the time but when I need to get real lean for something - I do.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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oh and I forgot...drink lots of water b/c that will make you NOT retain water. Sounds confusing but true. Adding lemon to your water will detox you too.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #6
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oh and I forgot...drink lots of water b/c that will make you NOT retain water. Sounds confusing but true. Adding lemon to your water will detox you too.
Thanks for everyone's responses. I guess the answer is work out! Which I am secretly happy about because I like how it makes me feel. Afuentes, you said lower calories (you look great by the way) what would you consider low calorie?
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Thanks for everyone's responses. I guess the answer is work out! Which I am secretly happy about because I like how it makes me feel. Afuentes, you said lower calories (you look great by the way) what would you consider low calorie?
I consider lower calorie anything from 1100-1300 depending on the person and their size. I don't recommend this for any length of time but for what you are wanting to achieve, it will be fine. I lean out for competitions (staying within a healthy weight off season) this way a few times a year.
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