Stuck with only 10 pds to go.....

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mbakke33

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 19:50
Help...i lost 30 pds but i am stuck and i still need to loose 10 -15 to reach my goal. I do curcuit training everyday (burn about 300 cal)I eat as close to 1500 cals as possible. What am i doing wrong? I am trying to add more protein this wk (if i dont reach it w/ food i have a protein shake or two). Plus i am still nursing my baby so i cant do anything too drastic like fat burners. Need help!
alhuey

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 22:00
You might need to up your calories. I know it sounds nuts, but I've heard it you don't eat enough calories it could inhibit weight loss. Does circuit training include weights? Building muscles will help burn calories around the clock.
wd9753

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 22:31
I would suggest adding intense cardio inteval training (if it is ok with the doctor) a couple times a week. Start out with 10 intense 40 sec intervals with 1-2 minutes of light cardio rest in between each. Then work up to 1 minute intervals. The intense intervals should be hard enough that at the end you are breathing really hard.

If you have the money, nothing beats working out with a trainer. I did last year, because I was stuck at 25 pounds heavier than I'm now, that did trick.
fredmugs

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 22:50
If you weren't nursing I would say cut your net carbs to 100g a day or less. I don't know what your nutrition needs are for nursing.
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k8yk

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 22:52
Maybe you're at a healthy weight already. Going under a certain point will be very difficult because your body needs some fat to be healthy.
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oBuni

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 23:56
It says on your profile you are 119 pounds. That seems like a fine weight already, unless you are very short. How tall are you? k8yk could be right.
mbakke33

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Posted: 14 Mar 2011, 20:29
I know it sounds crazy, wanting to weigh less than 119, but i want to get ripped. I am 5 ft. I am trying to build serious muscle. I wanna look like one of the trainer ladies on the cover of the workout dvds. Like Jackie Warner or something.
donna-michel...

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Posted: 14 Mar 2011, 21:22
You need to switch up the food you are eating and turn around your workout schedule. You need to confuse your body. Your body gets used to the same foods, the same calories, and the same schedule of exercise. You need to confuse your muscles.
Ninjapanda

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Posted: 14 Mar 2011, 21:45
Hey, i feel you on the getting ripped thing. I would suggest looking into protein powders. Honestly its the only way to really start seeing those deep sexy cuts. Dont get crap though - go for Whey protein isolate. It is the most pure and complete protein out there. Its only 105 calories with 25 g of protein. If you have this protein shake with some bread within 40 min of working out you WILL see results. You need to have the carbs and glucose to get the protein to your muscle. The 40 minute range could ... be a myth but its based on the fact that it is the most optimal time to get that protein in the body. Hope that helped...kidna lengthy my b.

Hope things are good with the family if nothing else Smile
k8yk

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Posted: 15 Mar 2011, 00:26
If you really want to get ripped like Jackie Warner, or my personal favorite, Jamie Eason, who is featured in this article, check this out:

The Female Training Bible

To get that lean, muscular look, you need to do weight training and eat enough to support it. And just forget about your weight. You can't tell what somebody looks like by what they weigh.
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Angel1955

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Posted: 15 Mar 2011, 00:36
I do not know if it is true, but I was always told that to lose weight you had to be on a 1200 cal. diet.
Angel

Also I jus got into this about a week ago and I really need buddies.

When I get hungry I crunch on ice...hey it works for me !!
Angel1955

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Posted: 15 Mar 2011, 00:44
Sad The ten pound plateu. It is a curse...I think many woman reach a plateu and may stay there for quite awhile.
Jus don't give in !
It is funny that you usually plateu when you only have jus a few..like ten..more pounds to lose.Angel
DESERT R0SE

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Posted: 15 Mar 2011, 00:45
Angel in the nutrition class I am taking for my science credit we learned that to loose weight you need to eat 500 calories a day less than the amount needed to maintain your weight ( that info is provided by fat secrete when you plug your information in) to lose 1 lb per week. If for example it takes 3000 calories a day to maintain your current body weight cutting back to 2500 a day will give you a loss of 1 pound a week. If you burn another 500 a day working out ( optimal) or cut back another 500 a day so that you are at 2000 calories you will burn 2 pounds a week. I am at the start of my journey. I found taking a nutrition class, as well as reading the stories of inspiring people like k8yk, to be helpful so far.
grasa

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Posted: 15 Mar 2011, 03:15
WARNING: Really long post, but some good info.

^If you do go to the Female Training Bible don't use the protein, carb, fat ratio calculator they give you. Fat is way too low (btw, fat does NOT make you fat unless you go over your maintenance with it just like protein and carbs.. just in case there were people who were thinking this).

And 1200 calories is too low unless you're into bodybuilding and wish to go to your essential fat for a comp. Girls gotta eat too! For everyone else, don't go there.
***Go here:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981
Calculate your maintenance (which is NOT your BMR. Your BMR is how many calories you burn if you were comatose!! Multiply the # of calories you calculated with one of the formulas listed by your activity level to get your maintenance!)
Then subtract 10-20% of the calories from your maintenance to lose weight (add 10-20% to gain). Every few weeks/month or so you may need to re-calculate your maintenance if your weight loss has started to slow down.

Ratios for macros like 40/40/20, 50/35/15, etc are useless. Your body doesn't care what % of the nutrients you have in your diet! It cares about having a sufficient QUANTITY.
**Macros (protein, fat, carbs):
1-1.5g protein per lb of lean body mass
.45-1g fat per lb of total body mass
The remaining calories you have can be your preferred mixture of extra protein, extra fat, and carbohydrates.
***If you have a question to post in the Nutrition section regarding your diet (like, if you want them to critique your diet..) Go here and read this first and make sure you have the info before you post:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129523333

Oh, guess what? Protein powder is useless unless you're not getting the recommended 1-1.5g per lb of lean body mass. Protein powder- no matter the quality/macros will NOT magically make you lose fat. If you wanna lose fat go here:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=132380633
I'm not bashing protein powder, though. If you can't reach your protein requirement by eating whole foods, enjoy that shake! Or if you can afford it and you enjoy the shakes you can have them too. They're not required/necessary and I don't want you to think they'll magically lower your bodyfat%. And if you do enjoy protein powder, may I suggest sludge? Good stuff (best made with casein/blends). Recipes here:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=130308703

**Don't listen to the "You gotta eat 6 meals a day/every 2-3 hours" crud anyone has told/will tell you. Meal frequency is not anywhere near as important as reaching your calories/macros by the end of the day. It's just gonna add stress. (I'm adding this in here because SO many people always tell me/others to do this.)
***Emma has posted many studies regarding this here:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=119024341
Eat 10 times a day if you prefer to do so. Eat 1 time a day if you wish. Just don't worry about eating X times a day just because you were told to. It's personal preference.


****Other eating myths threads:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=492749
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=131171153
^Second one's made by teenagers and the myths are backed up by science. DDon's crazy smart, so if you see him on the Nutrition board, listen and don't care bout his age.
(along with the users: Emma-Leigh, alanaragon, str8flexed, WonderPug, Mikek46, mannydawg, juliacheh, AlwaysTryin, Cumulonimbus, and many more are the ones you should listen to. They know their stuff. these are some majors/regulars in Nutrition section).
Do not listen to Chris Aceto. On his board "Ask Chris Aceto" he was questioned by AlwaysTryin and SumDumGoi (pgs 89-92 or so) and just failed to provide info/just completely ignored the questions (kinda funny, though).

More good reads on Nutrition:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129262261

+READ THE STICKIES, the threads at the top with "Sticky:" are the stickies. Go to the Advanced Nutrition section and read the stickies there too. Lots of good info.

Okay, I'm done. Good luck with breaking your plateau. Hopefully you and others can benefit from this crazy long post. Keep in mind what K8yk said, though. You can't tell what somebody looks like by what they weigh. Weight is just a number, in my opinion. What matters more, to me at least, is how you feel/look.
Officially done now.
Ninjapanda

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Posted: 15 Mar 2011, 11:18
Even though this was not my post at all I just want to say thanks Grasa. Been trying to look up a lot on BB and havent been able to find the correct links. Now they're right here! Awesome and thanks



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