Why am I not losing weight

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shykuhn

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 06:19
Hello Everyone!!

Okay so to start of , my Height is Approximately 1.68cm give or take & I weigh 60.5 ( as of this morning).
These are the changes I have made since last year:
Used to drink coke atleast 500ml 2 x a week
Used to eat cookies DAILY
Used to have atleast 4 cups hot chocolate per week.
Used to eat rice or fries with my meals when dining out.
used to eat sauces (Cheese, meat sauce etc)
Used to eat white starch
Used to eat Carbs at dinner (Not incl veggies in this)
Used to drink coffee with 2 sugars minimum.
Used to eat butter and bread for that matter.
Used to eat Large chocolates minimum 4 times a week

Now I have replaced all of the above with healthier options and removed alot of Starch from my diet.
Yes on weekends I will have the bad stuff and I will drink, even though I used to drink atleast 1 night a week(Heavily) and most Fridays and Saturdays. Which now would be once a week or less.

My heaviest ever has been around 65 and my Lowest 52. Last year november I was at 59.5.

But since I slipped in December and got back on track this year, I have not lost one single Kg.

Everyone says that if they check their cals they lose weight aetc etc... Well I check more than my cals and started working out more regularly (Once a week would even be more regular than in the last , well, lifetime for that matter)

So , WHY am I not losing weight?? Should I starve?
I should probably stop indulging over weekends .... But what can I be doing so wrong that these small changes (Which everyone always rants about) is not making any difference???

Sexy is not a number on the scale, every calorie is not a war... your body is not a battleground.
shykuhn

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 06:26
you need 1896 Calories/day to maintain your weight
you need 1396 Calories/day to lose 0.5 kg per week
you need 896 Calories/day to lose 1 kg per week
you need 2396 Calories/day to gain 0.5 kg per week
you need 2896 Calories/day to gain 1 kg per week

This is one site's caloric needs for me according to my height and weight - my average calories are around 1000... And I am still the same weight.
According to IIFYM I need up to 1800 calories (Minimal amount with the macros calculated was around 1600) but how on earth do I eat that much and lose weight!?!??!
Sexy is not a number on the scale, every calorie is not a war... your body is not a battleground.
Hoser

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 06:36
Share your diet calendar with us?
Cara Lee...

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 06:51
oh my word i finally found someone who is having the same problem i am. i am eating a lot healthier and im going to the gym about 3 times a week but instead of losing weight i keep gaining. what are we doing wrong? its so frustrating.
shykuhn

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 06:58
I would love to know what I am doing wrong - I know I am not the poster child for healthy living, but considering the changes already made, something should be happening, right?
Sexy is not a number on the scale, every calorie is not a war... your body is not a battleground.
Cara Lee...

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 07:09
Yes i had a look at your food journal and you seem to be eating a lot healthier. maybe we arent eating enough calories? someone told me my body could be in starvation mode maybe thats the case with you? i honestly dont know how to eat more than what i am eating.
shykuhn

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 07:18
I have heard that as well, but I really don't want to and can't eat much more ! I am constantly eating,so I don't know where I can fit in more calories? Unless I eat more raw and "Clean" foods and make my meals larger? But my dinner last night, I couldn't even finish because I can only eat that much...?
Sexy is not a number on the scale, every calorie is not a war... your body is not a battleground.
StephiCat

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 07:53
Here's something to consider. Stop weighing yourself and start using a tape measure. Two decades ago I had a motorcycle accident. One of the benefits after the accident was I started working with an athletic trainer. He taught me that muscle weight weighs more that fat weight; and that I shouldn't be measuring my success by the scale but by the measuring tape. His goal for me was steady weight loss and we only weighed in once a month. Another thing to consider is this a pound of fat is going to weigh the same as a pound of muscle. The difference is going to be the mass i.e. a pound, or I guess I should say a KG of fat is going to be physically larger than a KG of muscle. And healthy muscle weight is not bad for you. Also consider this, our bodies do tend to plateau when it comes to weight loss; and that's normal. You will have periods of time when nothing seems to be changing. Don't beat yourself up because of that. Just accept it and continue to do what's right for your body. As long as you're eating healthy and you are exercising properly, be at peace. You're doing the right thing. Throw the scale away. I don't own one. I get once every 3 months when I get my A1C checked with my doctor. Last time I was weighed was last week. In three months I lost 18 lbs i.e. 8.2 kg and all I did was exercise and eat healthy. And I didn't weigh myself.
shykuhn

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 07:58
How often should I measure myself?
I also usually take pictures of myself to see the difference , and with my last pictures I looked terrible !
I just struggle not to weigh myself often, but I will try it, no harm in trying.
Wink
Sexy is not a number on the scale, every calorie is not a war... your body is not a battleground.
fatloser12

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 08:29
Don't get upset dear. Just share your eating habits in details. May be you will gain good advice here. I suggest you to avoid fast food and alcoholic beverages. Just try out this. Do running regularly and don't feel any type of frustration. Thank you dear.
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corifeo

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 11:39
Shykuhn am going to try and help you out here.
1st you need to correctly estimate you daily caloric needs.
http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html when you use it put it at BMR.

You will manually add more calories a day as you need them.

2nd You need to find out your body fat percentage.
http://fitness.bizcalcs.com/Calculator.asp?Calc=Body-Fat-Navy this is not the best way to do it but it will give you rough estimate.
This will help you know how easy or hard it will be to lose weight because the close you get to your ideal body weight the slower it’s going to be. You ideal body weight is based on your gender, body fat percentage, age, and height.

3rd don’t include anything but exercise in the exercise entry, example housework, driving, cooking, don’t include them this will give you a false perception with how many calories a day you are burning.

4th when you do an exercise if it’s not conventional cut it in half example p90x if you did it for 30 min when adding it only count 15 min.

good luck
shykuhn

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 00:56
Thanks!
I will certainly try these and see if it helps me out!
Sexy is not a number on the scale, every calorie is not a war... your body is not a battleground.



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