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Old 10-15-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
Allen Yeh
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Default Adjusting your "set-point" for weight

I'm back up over 195 after 3 months of 5/3/1 and increasing my carb intake. Over the summer I was down to a 184 and I felt pretty good but my lifts suffered because my training was different and was conditioning focused. This is the heaviest I have been in over 2.5 years since before leaving for Afghanistan. I gained some weight upon my return home last January but lost it pretty quickly.

Anyway so enough background here is the thing. I want to get below and stay below 185 indefinitely. My sleep apnea gets worse as I get heavier and I refuse to be tied to a CPAP machine for the rest of my sleeping life. Has anyone else had success in keeping their lifts up while changing the "set point" of their BW?

I'd prefer not to be on a low-carb diet forever as I do enjoy fruit and sweet potatos...etc so I'm guessing I would have to diet down to 170 that way when i dont want to be as strict I afford to get up to 185? I'm willing to field any ideas but this isn't really just "fat loss" geared but rather future health geared I guess and fatloss is a part of it due to the sleep apnea.
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