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Posted: 04 Mar 2013, 15:05
am i being to hard on myself . I am well under my calorie limit and working out for at least 45 mins a day. I am trying less carbs today. Any other suggestions? I havent lost a lb! Rolling Eyes

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Posted: 04 Mar 2013, 15:21
I think maybe your calorie intake is too low for the amount of exercising you are doing. Try to slowly increase it and see what happens.

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Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 02:05
I've got exactly the same problem. I'm keeping my calories low, working out 3-4 times a week (and my workouts contain lots of cardio, weight bearing exercises, boxing etc so they are by no means easy) and so far I've lost 2 lbs.

On a brighter note though, my clothes do fit better, I feel fitter and stronger but it would be nice to see a loss on the scales with all the hard work i'm doing.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 05:15
hi..keep on your routine...keep the consistency!!! It will more plant/veggie based foods, lean meats and nutrition is not go crazy, just eat nutrition based...keep the cardio and maintain a "MAKEOVER" mentality...LIVE A DIFFERENT LIFE...we all need to program ourselves to be better and maintain our focus on HEALTHY LIVING.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 06:49
Unfortunately the closer you get to your goal weight, the slower it comes off.
What worked for me was going down to 20 - 30 net carbs a day, all from veggies and fruit mostly berries , no grains. I upped my protein and fats and never was hungry. Do this for a week or two and see what happens.
But if you try this, when you add the carbs back in , do it slowly and watch how your body reacts.
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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 07:18
Looking at what you're eating, your protein is a little low, and your carbs may be too high. I would eat 20g more protein a day, and lower my carbs to 40%. If you are hungry at that point, eat something with a little more fat.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 11:27

You may not be losing weight but you may be losing fat. Check to see if your clothes a little looser than before. Mummydee is right, if you've been losing weight for a while it will slow down too.

I would recommend making sure you're tracking what you eat, exercise and weight daily. Often we tend to "forget" about some of those things that we eat or don't remember that something came up and we didn't get our exercise in this week and so on. FatSecret has a way to do that right here or you can use one of the other services available on the web.

Weight loss is about calories in vs calories out. If you're consuming the same or more than you're using you'll stay the same or gain weight. If you're tracking you'll begin to see these patterns.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 13:21
To me if you have excess fat (visible), then you are doing something that is preventing your body from getting rid of it and exercise only generates about a 200-300 calorie deficit so you should look at what you eat.

Eat more veggies (greens, colorful, nutrient rich), add more quality proteins (takes longer to digest, fills you) and get some good fats (nuts, seeds, avacado, olives or olive oil). Your body needs cholesterol to make fat burning hormones. Avoid high glycemic foods--soda, processed carbs, sugar, etc., they just raise your insulin levels which makes your body want to hold onto fat. So to me, it's not just eating low calories that helps you lose weight but if your calories have 0 nutrients, your body won't function properly, burn off that fat. I think of a high performance sports car, I wouldn't put regular unleaded when it's meant to perform better on premium.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 13:47
mrspackrat wrote:
Avoid high glycemic foods--soda, processed carbs, sugar, etc., they just raise your insulin levels which makes your body want to hold onto fat.

Your post was good overall but this is false.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 15:39
Great post Mrspackrat!
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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 23:37
Diablo360x wrote:
mrspackrat wrote:
Avoid high glycemic foods--soda, processed carbs, sugar, etc., they just raise your insulin levels which makes your body want to hold onto fat.

Your post was good overall but this is false.

What part of this statement is false? This is exactly what I have told in my weight management class that is run by a nurse through a health clinic. I found with myself when I eat too much sugar (from fruit for example)I don't lose any weight even when staying at or below my rdi.

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 09:33
Its not all about calories....Sodium, sugar and carbs stall weight loss and also give you cravings.

look at the labels and check sodium and sugar content of the foods you are might be surprised.........skip all breads and pasta for a few days.... eat veggie berries which have the least impact on blood sugar and veggies as they can also hydrate you. Several days of fewer carbohydrates and more protein will help you lose or get off a plateau...really!

Have 3 ounces of protein at every meal as it stimulates the body to release the fat burning hormone glucagon...I also found that moving every 20 minutes all day long helps.

If pounds aren't coming off salt is sabotaging your effort to lose weight. Try to eat 1,000MG of salt or less per day and see the pounds start coming off once again. Cumin revs weight loss, so substitute cumin for salt. A surge of glucose enters your bloodstream 30 minutes after eating. Eating carbs triggers a rush of insulin into our bloodstream that tells the body to "EAT MORE CARBS" The more carbs we eat, the more likely we are to stimulate those cravings...give up all breads and will see the difference almost immediately.

Too many hours without eating can cause your blood sugar level to plummet, leaving you ready to grab for anything with sugar.

Instead eat some low carb fruit with a small protein like 1 ounce of cheese or a scoop of cottage cheese. Eat only low carb fruits are pears, peaches, plums, cherries, apples, kiwi, all kinds of berries.

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