1300 calorie diet, daily exercise and no weight loss

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Vivicka

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 07:19
1300 calorie diet, daily exercise only 100g eight loss in two weeks, help
doublecheese

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 08:20
If you count calories, try to weigh everything you eat so you'll get more accurate results - it's possible that you're eating more than you think!

Calculate your recommended daily intake on a couple of other sites because FatSecret sometimes overestimates the amount of daily calories you burn.

I've looked at some of your days and maybe you'll lose weight faster if you limit added sugars & alcohol (empty calories).

That's all I can come up with right now Smile
gnat824

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 10:16
Make sure you're not under-eating! Losing weight is not a matter of eating as little as you can and if you're working out regularly, you have to feed your body. I would increase your daily calories so that you're deficits aren't more than 1000 calories a day- that's about 2 pounds a week of weight loss. As the previous response indicates, make sure that you are tracking your calories accurately (including weighing and measuring!) and getting big bang for your buck, nutritionally.

Take your measurements, too, and pay attention to how your clothes fit. Not all your progress will show up on the scale and these other indicators are just as important, if not more so.
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jbrill3000

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 11:30
I am on a diet of around 1200 1330 calories and found that if I eat lot of carbs I cant lose. Check your carb intake tooSmile Good Luck
Lesleag

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 12:10
Stay under 150 grams of carbs a day.
ready4campin...

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 12:21
I'm keeping myself under or at 1300 calories and I too am not losing any weight. I should be because I'm eating much less than I've ever eaten in my life. I'm writing down everything I put into my mouth but still I'm stuck. I've been on a diet for 1 month and the only weight I lost was the first week when I practically starved myself by staying under 900 calories. I still say that was only "water weight" that I lost and I haven't lost anything since then. I would think that I should lose at least 1 to 1-1/2 pounds per week, but I'm not and that's frustrating. I'm writing down everything I put into my mouth, and thanks to Fatsecret, it's keeping track of my carbs and calories. So I know I should be losing weight, but again, I'm not. I'm getting really discouraged.
ready4campin...

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 12:37
As a former Weight Watcher, I am weighing everything and measuring everything but still I'm not losing weight. The only weight I lost was the first week and that was probably "water weight". I haven't lost anything since then and I'm teter-totering between 184 and 186 and I've been on the diet a month. My doctor wants me to lose weight, but at 73 years old, it's practically impossible. I think MOTHER NATURE is trying to tell me this is the weight I should be. I don't want to make myself sick trying to lose weight. Since I was a Weight Watcher for many years, I have always thought I have been eating healthy. Since I've been on Atkins I haven't had any bread, English Muffins, potatoes, popcorn, rice, corn, any starchy vegetables or even milk or ice cream. I don't know what else I can give up. I have a refrigerator full of apples and oranges that are just drying up because they contain carbs and I won't eat them, even though they are probably the healthiest thing you could eat. Since I've been on this diet, I may be eating less and no carbs, BUT I THINK I'M NO LONGER EATING HEALTHY! I'm eating a lot of Atkins meals which are processed meals.
Lesleag

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 13:06
How many carbs a day are you eating? Do you exercise? Start walking 30 minutes 4 times a week. Go up to 1,500 calories.
Glaun

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 14:18
Two weeks is not long enough to tell if the diet isn't working. If you truly are reporting your exact RDI (minus 1000 a day) calories then, over a period of a two to four weeks, you will lose weight. If you don't then you are not entering all your calories, miscalculated your RDI. or have an issue that requires professional help and not a chat room. Good luck and I hope it is one of the first two issues.

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kokoshrinks

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 14:39
Go up to 1500-1800. You're eating too little.
buffingmyflu...

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 14:52
Hi,can agree with that, maybe you are not eating enough. I eat more calories now than I ever did, and this is the first time I have ever tracked my food intake. I have lost weight pretty steadily.Try using a BMR calculator to get your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and try to stay around a 20% deficit of your total daily energy expenditure and it should help.
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berley1

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Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 14:53
ready4camping: i probably shouldn't stick my nose in here, but why are you eating so few calories?? unless you've changed, you say you're doing Atkins but Atkins is NOT a low calorie way of eating! in fact, 900 calories a day is not healthy on ANY diet! Atkins is a high-fat, low-carb diet and because of that, you usually take in MORE calories than most diets, not fewer. if you really are trying to follow Atkins, you should read up on it; it's not just about avoiding carbs and that's probably why you're not losing weight. if you're on a different diet, then i apologize for butting in!! Smile

good luck with whatever path you're taking!!
Vivicka

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 01:27
Not on atkins. I exercise daily, 30mins cardio and 20-30mins weight! Circuit training. I will pay more close attention to carbs and sugars and see the difference. Thanks
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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 04:30
No reason to reduce carbs. Also the type of carb does not matter. Looking at your calendar shows many skipped days. Like someone else has said, 2 weeks is nothing in the grand scheme. I have remained at the same weight since Jan. 16th despite a large calorie deficit. Water weight fluctuations make relying on the scale iffy. I prefer the mirror. If you are indeed weighing everything keep going! You will see the results you are looking for. People are working with antiquated knowledge. There are sites with people who will tell you the truth that is backed by peer reviewed scientific studies.
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Irishgirl57

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 07:22
Carbs DO matter and particularly the source if you are on a low carb diet. I looked at your food and you are a eating too much protein but not enough fat for a low carb type diet. And try to avoid the Atkins products, they are processed. Eat more whole, real food, stay away from all sugar, starches, and eat under 20 g of carbs for a few weeks (green veggies, a few nuts). Include some avocado. Some people can't eat too much cheese or they gain weight. Once you start losing you can adjust your carbs and see if you continue to lose. I personally can't eat more than 20 g per day ever or I gain. Some can eat more and still lose.

Also 2 weeks is not long enough. Some people lose right away, others take longer. If you are still hungry with your amount of calories, you need to up it a bit, but eat more fat, not protein. It helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied. I think maybe your calories are a bit low as well. Don't give up, you just need to tweak a bit to see what works for you. The older we are the harder it is! It was so easy to lose weight back in our twenties, thirties, forties...but you can do it!
jbrill3000

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 08:04
I agree Carbs DO matter.
liv001

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 09:03
readyforcampin who jumped in on this thread was or is on Atkins. I think she also has her own thread in here so us low carbers can jump in there to offer support

But the original poster Vivicka is as she says cutting calories and exercising.
Danyellehawk...

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 09:10
CARBS matter 100%. You're probably not eating enough. Your metabolism will slow down if you drastically drop calories. In general most women can lose weight on a safe 1500-1700 calories with exercise and adding whole foods to their diet. I personally keep my carbs under 50-60 when I can and in general, just pay attention to your body. When you are hungry eat.
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ChristyLA

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 09:42
Someone said you should deduct 1000 cals from your RDI, but if you use the FatSecret RDI and set it to 1 lb weight loss a week (the largest amount of weight loss the calculator allows), the RDI already figures in a 500 calorie deficit, so keep this in mind.

Like someone else said, it's best to not have a deficit of more than 1000 cals a day. This is because your metabolism will slow because it thinks it's starving, so it will hold onto your calories in the form of body fat and you will stop losing weight, or else you'd have to keep reducing your calorie intake which is not healthy, sustainable, or good for the metabolism.

Atkins is good (I've done it in the past) and it's a healthy diet (dietary fat is not bad for you, as long as it's not from processed foods). You should definitely watch your carbs, especially the quality of them, like someone mentioned. Eating whole, mostly unprocessed, natural/organic foods is the best way to feed your body.

Ready4Camping: People's metabolisms slow as they age, due to muscle loss. Your metabolism may be burning less than 1000 calories a day due to a slow metabolism. To increase your metabolism, so that you'll have weight loss, you should weight train - strength training and/or weightlifting (I highly suggest weightlifting in the beginning to more quickly build your muscle mass back up to a normal level). As a woman - I'm assuming this based on your profile picture - weight training will not make you bulky. You need more muscle on your body to look lean and to have a faster metabolism. You will be able to eat more, which will make you happier and more likely to stick with a diet, and your body will be happier because it won't think it's starving. Weight training is the best way to increase your metabolism to a more normal level. I agree with the other person who said to avoid processed foods - even Atkins products. Eating one fruit and/or some berries daily is okay for most people who are on Atkins. Fruit is mostly good because of the fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, vegetables provide these things and are healthier because they have less sugar. Sugar is what makes people fat, especially table sugar and sugar in processed foods. The quality of the calories and carbs matters more than the quantity; however, most adults must watch both - quality and quantity of both calories and carbs. If you are significantly overweight, your body is not telling you that that is the weight you should be; you need more muscle in order to lose more weight and to be able to eat more.

Good luck to you both. Remember, it's not good to eat very few calories - it defeats the purpose of getting to a healthy weight due to your body holding onto the few calories you eat because it's starving. Eat healthier, unprocessed food and weight train to increase your metabolism and to lose weight. Good luck!
Vivicka

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Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 11:25
Thanks everyone, I think I may have been hasty in posting this thread, I weighed this afternoon and I am almost a kg down. I exercise daily 30mins weight training and 30 mins cardio, my trainer told me to keep calories to 1600 but stay away from bread, rice and pasta until I have lost a couple of kgs. She did not give me a set diet so I am kind of just learning to count calories. My daily intake may seem low but I am really full after I eat the veggies. I feel like I want to vomit if I eat more, maybe because its just veggies. I enjoy a drink at least once a week and she said its ok depending on what I drink and in moderation. I only had two shots of whiskey in two weeks with soda water. I also had slim slabs just to satisfy a small craving but other that tbat been good. I hope this is thd start of more kgs dropping off.
Thanks for advice, it helps!



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