Weight not coming off

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bumpy56

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 07:23
Sad Anyone out there that can help? I started my diet back in April. I have lost 32 lbs. The problem I have not lost any weight since May 8th. That is 21 days at the same weight. I am on a 1300 a day calorie intake. my carbs are around 125, my protein about the same, fat around 30 grams. I work out almost everyday on tread mill and weights. So why am I not losing any weight? Getting real discouraged.
Bumpy56
dlape

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 07:32
You likely hit a plateau. The same thing happened to me after my first 30. You need to up the intensity of your workout. Try a cheap heart rate monitor to check your intensity since most of the ones on the machines are off. I have a timex ironman monitor. It helped me a lot. Plus I started super setting: doing 2 to 3 exercises back to back. Example: with dumb bells: chest press, over head shoulder press, dips off the side of the bench, then rest and repeat 3 times. Good luck.
emarcey

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 07:33
1,300 calories at 200lb sounds like the body is not getting enough to want to shed weight. How many calories are you burning with workouts? What is your water intake (around 100oz/day)? Is it time to mix up the exercise and/or diet? Are you getting stronger? Is your body shape changing? Stay positive.
GAJanie

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 08:41
I understand that the body will readjust its set point to adjust to the lower calories. DoctorOz.com has some ideas for boosting the metabolism.
greerp

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 08:55
Eat less carbs and lift more weights.
FrostyLady

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 18:23
greerp, there is something wrong with that whipped peanut butter you are eating!!! It has no carbs and no fiber!!! By nature, peanuts have carbs and fiber. not that it increases your carbs a lot but they have to be taken into consideration.
gnat824

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 18:46
Maybe its worth it to throw in a spike day to try to rev of your metabolism? Give yourself a day to eat whatever you want, then get back to your diet the next day. Hope you figure it out!
- Natalie
gkcfm95

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Posted: 29 May 2011, 19:51
gnat824 wrote:
Maybe its worth it to throw in a spike day to try to rev of your metabolism? Give yourself a day to eat whatever you want, then get back to your diet the next day. Hope you figure it out!



i second the spike day idea. i started doing a spike day, with an Atkins twist, and lost 4 pounds last week.

~kelly
mjjlmp

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 00:36
Ditto to above, your body might think it's in starvation mode and hang on to body weight. If you mix up your caloric intake from day to day (keep doing what you are doing, but go higher one day and lower one day and mix up the foods you are eating) you might see progress. also try adding more protein and less carbs. Also, taking measurements is a better way to track progress than weighing. Muscle weighs more than fat, so you may be replacing fat with lean muscle and so the scale appears to not move. How are your clothes fitting? get out the tape measure and use that as a more effective tool.
Jelly101

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 06:17
Eat 4 meals a day 3-4 hours apart

Before each meal eat two raw vegetables

Drink one serving of whey protein

After you've had your raw veg and whey, eat a meal upto 300 cals only

AVOID ALL CHOCOLATE AND HIGHLY FAT FOODS

If your hunger level is between 4-7 on a scaled between 1-10 eat up to
200 cals only

If your hunger level is between 8-10 have a max of 300 cal meal

Drink Ice cold water/hot water to increase metabolism

Take green tea 3-5 cups per day as a fat burner

Workout in the morning 20-40 mins a day



This should make you lose 20Ibs in 3 weeks but varies between people.

Visit: www.nowloss.com
passalvador

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 07:32
It happened to me too. After losing 30lbs with diet alone (no exercise),my weight remains the same. Instead of getting frustrated, I just started exercising. Hope I will lose weight in the days to come just like some of our friends out here.Go Go Go,,,,,good luck to us all......
WE CAN MAKE IT!!!!
Jannabelle

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 08:35
Is it just me, or does 30 pounds seem like a lot to lose in less than 2 months? This isn't The Biggest Loser campus after all! Smile All kidding aside, 15 pounds a month loss seems pretty extreme.
bonrat

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 15:46
Of course the weight is not coming off--add at least 500 calories per day--in fruit, veggies--more veggies, lean protein...up your activity by at least 20 minutes a day and you will move that weight down
russellb97

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Posted: 30 May 2011, 17:35
bonrat wrote:
Of course the weight is not coming off--add at least 500 calories per day--in fruit, veggies--more veggies, lean protein...up your activity by at least 20 minutes a day and you will move that weight down


I disagree, if she needs to add calories it needs to be good healthy fats. Right now she's just at at 30 grams daily.
We need them for a healthy metabolism. Try adding some coconut oil to food, and some good fish or flax oil supps.



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herennow

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Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 11:21
I think you've got some good advice, I agree that 30 pounds is a lot that quickly. You're body is just getting comfortable with that. Also, I agree to up your calories, and relax your mind about it.

For my two cents I would definitely change up your workouts. Don't do the same treadmill workout and same weight work out. It's time to change it up. If you've been lifting three days per week, with regular reps and sets, try circuit training. Or you could try four days per week, two days on and one day off, type of thing. Where two workouts are more intense or a bit longer, while the other two workouts are a bit shorter and/or easier. Try the eliptical, bike, swim or some classes. Or go hiking, or play a sport or some other activity. Also, vary how you are working out with the cardio. If you've been going 45 minutes, try 60 minutes at a fat-burn (slower) pace. If you've been going 30-60 minutes at a steady pace, you could try intervals that last 20-40 minutes at a higher intensity. Really shake it up. You get the idea! Make a routine using some of the new elements you've decided on and do it for about four weeks. Then it's time to change it up again. BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING . . . JUST KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON!!! You got this!!! And Congratulations!!!
greerp

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Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 14:57
FrostyLady wrote:
greerp, there is something wrong with that whipped peanut butter you are eating!!! It has no carbs and no fiber!!! By nature, peanuts have carbs and fiber. not that it increases your carbs a lot but they have to be taken into consideration.


It's whippped Butter. NOT peanut butter.
wwarlockk

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Posted: 07 Jul 2011, 10:21
Do not concentrate on the scale alone, take a look at your body fat % you can gain muscular weight and loose fat and not reflect that in the scale.
Yes that amount of weight lost in such little time will make you plateau or even gain weight, do not be discouraged you provably need to eat a bit more as well stay on a -500 from your maintenance calorie intake, and exercise.



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