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MFL Podcast 85: How Jordan lost 50 pounds and gained muscle and strength

MFL Podcast 85: How Jordan lost 50 pounds and gained muscle and strength

In this episode of the podcast I interview Jordan, who used my Bigger Leaner Stronger program to build the body he always wanted.

We talk about switching from brodieting to flexible dieting, cutting while traveling, intermittent fasting, and more.

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  • Mari Mekko

    I am 20 yer old girl. 167cm body fat maybe 22% 68kg. I was feeling fat cells on my stomach and 1500kcal diet was working slow so i decited to go 1200kcal (mfp track w/ food scale). First day went bed hungry. Next couple of days i binged over the kcals with sugar cereals. Next day from that I decited to do fasted exercise with only coffee/greentea in my system. I did gym and hiit running with 11 mph and every 4 min 14mph. I was breathing heavy after it and went home to eat. During the rest of the day I ate carb heavy( no keto) with vegetables,potato,pea soup,bread,procuttio,quark and sauces. But i was somehow feeling my fat cells shrinking and inches going. I also didnt feel hungry when going to bed even though cals were low. So the next morning went straight to scale and lost 0,2kg! Did the same routine and lost again 0,2kg. After third fasted workout I lost 0,4 and the scale showed 66,9 and did the routine again and can do with same weights as before.
    Is this safe way of losing or is my body going to starvation mode but i feel full till bed time. My goal is 65kg or low stomach bodyfat level with soft definition so I was planning to go on till my goals are fulfilled.
    How many days and weeks in a row can this be done?How can it drop so fast will it slow down is this normal?

    • This is pretty chaotic, haha. You can yo-yo your calories if you like but I’d recommend a steady daily intake. It’s less stressful.

  • Alexander Mitov

    Hey Mike, Have you seen the interesting debate about optimal protein intake between Eric Helms and Menno Henselmans?
    You can google “eric helms & protein: a research review” and find it.
    Do you have a formed opinion on it?

    • Yeah. Smart guys and interesting discussion but it all boils down to…0.8 to 1 g/lb is fine for most people and if you’re lean wanting to get really lean, you can probably benefit from slightly more.

  • Storm

    Mike this was great please do more talks like this!

  • Amanda Carr

    Loved the podcast and the idea of doing success stories every month. Looking forward to the next one on a successful lady!

  • Leighton Gates

    Great podcast. This is a good idea Mike, I would definitely like to see you do more of these! Very inspirational.

  • Tomas Valkama

    Ditto. A great podcast and very cool idea. Jordan clearly is natural at this as well. Hope you end up doing these monthly!

  • Matt Boyd

    Loved this podcast. Hearing about someone else’s success has been a great source of motivation since listening to it. Look forward to hearing more of these in the future!

    • Happy to hear it, Matt!

      I do plan on doing more of these so stay tuned. 🙂

  • Cole Stooksbury

    Recently read Beyond Bigger, Leaner, Stronger and loved it. Love the podcasts as well and always look foward to the next one. You seem like a very down to Earth guy. Stay blessed Mike

    • Thanks for reading my book and listening to the podcast!

      I appreciate the kind words and support. 🙂

      Definitely keep me posted on your progress and write anytime if you have any questions or run into any difficulties. I’m always happy to help.

  • Chris Sharp

    Enjoyed the podcast and listening to another person’s success story. If the 5 months time frame is correct that part seems hard to believe. However anything is possible. Definitely more podcasts like this and other guests like the ones with Mark and Layne. I usually download all your podcasts and listen while running or at work.

    • Happy to hear it! With proper training and dieting, it is definitely possible.

      I plan on doing more of these ones and more with other fitness guys too so stay tuned. 🙂

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