HELP ME IM ABOUT TO GO INSANE OVER MY WEIGHT

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aj1982

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Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 06:48
Thanks for all the replys everyone! I have taken everything everyone's said into account, and ill keep you all updated, thanks again for all your help
kdennard

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Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 17:28
Thanks,

Good luck aj
-Ken-
kdennard

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Posted: 18 Aug 2013, 23:27
whoa... haha no I had never heard of body by Vi but uh it looks quite original and looks like fun. Did you read the article Visalus has on his home page: SEXTIVATION? WOW. hmmm. cool. Whatever works! ha so you're going on a 90 day challenge?
Wishing you the best proudmamma.
Roblaw2b

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 09:13
I'm sorry, if you are sincere I'm going to risk offending.. but I have concerns this post is trying to start a fight or make an example of how low-carb diets fail.

I do not believe, for a moment, that you are eating the calories you suggest, but aren't continuing to lose weight.

There's no way that a 227 lb. male is eating 1000 calories per day and gaining weight - it isn't happening.

So.

Either you are making it up.

Or, you are deceiving yourself grossly regarding your calorie consumption.

I do note on your profile that you haven't weighed yourself, almost at all - which raises some flags regarding some of the underlying facts of your post.

If you are being sincere, I apologize, but in such case, I strongly suggest you see a doctor, first, and secondly, you start measuring, with precision, everything that goes into your mouth.

Every clinical study I have ever seen substantiates that a significant caloric deficit lowers weight. Plus, for those who will jump to attack my simplistic CICO views, you're clearly on a low-carb, Atkins-type diet - high in fat and protein, and minimalist in the extreme regarding carbs.

Low carb works. No study will suggest different - particularly when the net result is eating significant caloric deficits.

So, again, I hate to say it, but either you're not being honest in your post, or you're not being honest with yourself - either way, it's time to go get some professional help.

aj1982

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Posted: 27 Aug 2013, 14:31
Roblaw2b, why would I come on here just to make it up? Tbh im trying hard to hold my temper after reading your repugnant post and this being a forum I can't say what im really thinking to you. In any case to all the nice understanding people that gave me some good advice, I have today broken the 103kg barrier, after yet again going from 103 to 104.1 in a day. Im hoping this will be the last time I see 103kg lol.

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All my posts are a work of fiction, and any resemblance to actual real life events is totally coincidence all weigh ins photos and food diary entries are made up by the league of we hate low carb diets (copyright) in their free time of which they have much.



Roblaw2b

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 09:04
"If you are being sincere, I apologize, but in such case, I strongly suggest you see a doctor, first, and secondly, you start measuring, with precision, everything that goes into your mouth."

Sorry, but again, there is no way you're gaining weight at 1,000 calories per day. You aren't doing it, unless you have a serious health problem. The only other alternative is that you're not recording your true calories.

Granted.. at less than 1,000 calories per day, you've probably slowed your basal metabolic rate to a crawl.. but you should still be losing rate, just not as steadily as you would on, say, 1,500 to 1,750 per day.. in addition, the absence of carbs and calories generally has probably left you less active as well, which again, reduces weight loss.

So - sorry, not trying to offend, but either you are ill and need medical assistance because you've got thyroid issues or Cushings syndrome, or you're not being honest with yourself about what and how much you're eating.

Good luck.
Roblaw2b

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 18:23
P.S.:

From:

http://www.ptonthenet.com/articles/Why-Does-My-Client-Gain-Weight-on-1000-Calories-a--Day-1095

Self-reported food intake is known to be an unreliable measure of energy intake in the overweight. A 1992 study in the New England Journal of Medicine illustrated this problem. The study looked at subjects that repeatedly failed to lose weight on self-reported caloric intakes of less than 1200 calories. Total energy expenditure (TEE) and resting metabolic rate (RMR) of the subjects were measured and found to be within five percent of predicted values, which was dramatically higher than the reported intake values. Additionally, no significant differences in thermic effects of food (TEF) or exercise energy expenditure between the weight loss resistant or normal obese were observed. Low energy expenditure was, therefore, excluded as a reason for self-reported diet resistance.

Why were these subjects resistant to weight loss? The researchers recorded an underreporting of actual food intake by 47 percent (+/- 16), and an over reporting of physical activity by ~50 percent. Based on this and other available data, a trend emerges: the higher one’s BMI and weight, the greater the degree of underreporting of caloric intake. If a comparison is made between data of reported caloric intakes and actual energy expenditure as measured by the doubly labeled water method (the most accurate available), an interesting picture emerges


Not criticising, just saying.. you MAY be cheating yourself. In fact, you probably are.. which doesn't hurt me or anyone else, but it inhibits your ability to be the person you would like to.

Sort of like the Emperor and his New Clothes.

I have no axe to grind, and believe in giving my honest thoughts. If you are like the subjects referenced in the New England Journal of Medicine, I would do you no favor by saying, "Don't worry, keep it up, you'll be fine."

I have never heard of anyone consuming 1000 calories per day who is a man over 200 lbs and gaining weight. I might be wrong - but absent a serious medical issue, the only other possible conclusion is that you're under-reporting your food consumption.

Now - if you're honestly measuring, precisely, the good you're eating, and you're still gaining weight - then you need to see a doctor.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 18:55
google "metabolic reset". It will explain how someone/anyone can gain weight on 1000 calories. If you have been dieting for awhile, following a low calorie diet, or not getting adequate fat - your body adjusts, your metabolism slows. If you try to eat more, you gain. It happens. EM2LW is something else to look into "eat more to lose weight".

Hormones play a huge role - if you lose a lot of weight quickly your hormones can become out of whack. If your hormones are out of whack you can have a hard time losing further weight despite eating less. Affects women more.

aj1982

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 05:43
I weigh every single thing I eat to get true calorie intake, I have however started to lose weight going over 1000 calories but still keeping carbs below 20 grams, im down to 101.8 perhaps not eating enough was the problem after all, but I got stuck in the fear of gaining weight I was unwilling to try eating more. Im not saying I was gaining fat as I am in total belief that I was retaining water as gaining 6 or 7 lbs in a day eating 1000 calories or less Is never going to happen, perhaps I should have been more clear in saying that but my first post was in a rush of high anxiety.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 06:18
It is so hard to grasp the concept that if you eat more you might lose more. I am struggling with this myself. I've never really believed in "starvation mode", but I'm thinking it is a real posibility now. I've been trying to lose the last 10-20 lbs for almost a year now. I get down a little, then it climbs back up. I too weigh everything I eat and have changed my exercise routine periodically. My hormone levels are not currently normal and my cycle is very irregular and has been for just over a year. All my other labs are good (protein, cholesterol, glucose and I have no other medical conditions). (TMI, but it might help you to know). So, I'm convinced that my body thinks it is starving (I am vegetarian and eat a ton of vegetables and usually eat about 1300-1400 calories). I've been trying to eat closer to 1500 calories, but it is crazy how scary that becomes. That damn scale Smile My current plan is to back off on some of the cardio, add a few nuts to my salads for fat, and increase the weight training just a bit. Back to the doctor in October just to make sure all is okay. Glad things seem to moving in the right direction for you.
AmandaBakedB...

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 07:11
Hi, I have looked at your diet and it is one of the most restrictive I've ever seen. You need to start introducing fruit, veg and fish and reduce the cheese and ham to maybe twice a week because eating them everyday is not healthy. You are in fact feeding your depression and starving your body of essential nutrients. It's great that you managed to lose a lot of weight but you now need to eat healthy and nourish your body and then you will realise your ideal weight.
AmandaBakedB...

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 07:26
Sorry I forgot to mention that I am in the UK, I suffer with anxiety and depression and have been morbidly obese for 12 years. I took the plunge and joined a weight loss challenge on Monday so no more excuses. You are way ahead of me on your weight loss journey but it's now time for you to choose a different direction - you deserve it.
reddarin

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 09:12
Here are some free podcasts that will help you.

Dr. Phinney (expert in LC) talks about long term stalls but the entire podcast is packed with information:
http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/atlcx-episode-23-long-term-stalls-weight-gain-even-on-a-well-formulated-low-carb-diet-dr-stephen-phinney-2/15282

Very low calorie is a bad approach in almost every case and particularly without doctor supervision. People die from that sort of thing. Matt LaLonde is not a fan of LC but he has some salient things to say about calories:
http://www.askthelowcarbexperts.com/2012/03/9-all-things-calories-calories-101-mat-lalonde/

Although the well-balanced bunk is a bunch of bull, you do need to make sure you are getting adequate vitamins and minerals. This podcast with Dr. Bowden has a lot of great information about supplements:
http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/atlcx-episode-26-dr-jonny-bowden-all-things-vitamins-supplements-101/15650

Magnesium - it is the unsung hero of minerals. Dr. Robbins has some very enlightening things to say about this mineral:
http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/the-llvlc-show-episode-602-morley-robbins-says-what-you-dont-know-about-magnesium-might-kill-you/15230

Smile
aj1982

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Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 09:12
Thanks for all the replys everyone, right now im just going to stick with what im doing for just a little longer, I'll keep you all updated.



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