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Joined: Oct 11
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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 12:16
Has anyone got any tips to help me loose weight? I'm so fed up!
I have always eaten a healthy diet and really enjoy a healthy lifestyle. After a back op 2 years ago (and not running for a while) my weight slowly crept up by almost 2 stone! For the past 12 months I've been trying to loose weight. My back (disc replacement) is completely healed now and I am back doing the exercise I used to do-Step, Taebo and running on a regular basis. Under all this fat I reckon I'm quite toned!! Over the past 4 weeks I've lost a grand total of 1lb so this week I've been really strict. If I eat anymore vegatables, I'll turn into one! I got on the scales this morning and have put the 1lb that I'd lost back on! Now I can hear you saying that I'm probably loosing inches, but this is not the case. My clothes are not getting any slacker. I really don't know what else I can do except starve myself! I can't do a low card diet as I suffer from migraines and if I skip carbs at a meal it brings on a migraine. I've even had my thyroid checked and its OK. Just don't know what else to do....and fed up as you can tell. Maybe cutting my calorie intake from 1400 RDI to 1000 may help?? Any tips, advice or miracles would be welcome Rolling Eyes

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 12:32
One time my doctor really pissed me off. I was telling him that I could not lose weight, even if I tried. He just smirked at me and said, "weight loss is simple math. You need to burn more calories than you are taking in." That statement really burned me up for about 2 days, I mean, here I was working my tail off at the gym, and not losing weight. I was the fittest fat guy anyone knew. So I started tracking my calorie intake, just to prove to him that he was wrong. Fast forward about 3 months, and about 31 lbs., he was right.

But darn my luck, I started having knee issues, then had to get shoulder surgery from a 20 year old injury... and here I am again. Trying to lose weight without dieting, and again, no buenoSad Early September I finally got on a roll with going to the gym 5 days a week, but not losing weight. So I download calorie counter October 11th, and by using that and working my tail off at the gym, I am down 14 lbs.

Starving yourself may not be the best idea. Try increasing your exercise regime. It will definitely work, even if it takes a little while to kick in.

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 12:44
Patience!! Fat loss doesn't happen instantaneously and your body weight fluctuates constantly for many reasons that have nothing to do with fat loss. I frequently rebound again after each new low weight and often hover above my most recent low until I set the next one. Keep at it for a month and see what happens.

Also, eating lots of veggies is good but make sure you're getting plenty of protein and some healthy fats in there too.

Make sure that the 1400 calorie level is appropriate for your weight- I personally only eat that low when I'm sick and can't maanage to eat more than that, but it all depends on your size and level of activity.
- Natalie

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 12:48
Watch the movie Fat Head. You can watch it free here:

Also if you get a chance try reading the book "Why We Get Fat" and you'll understand why the whole Calorie-in-calorie-out is a complete fallacy. Our bodies cannot 'burn' calories with intense cardio... all it does is triger our body to send hunger signals... Which makes sense if you really think about it.
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 13:03
I know, it's frustrating

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Posted: 09 Nov 2011, 19:49
Hang in there and keep up the good work. Give your body a chance to flush the fat. Speaking of which are you drinking enough water? Some other ideas maybe citrus, prunes, wheatgerm, and pray. Smile

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Posted: 10 Nov 2011, 05:51
Hi Jane:
Personally, even though I don't know how old you are, I'm not sure that 1400 calories is enough for you with all of that exercise. You are probably sending your body into starvation mode. This is what happened to me and it was only when I INCREASED what I was eating that I started losing weight, and I'm now in my 50's. Also, I found that blood tests for thyroid are not always the most accurate. There is something called "Wilson's Syndrome" which measures the thyroid via body temperature. Even though every regular doctor on the planet said my thyroid was "normal" it turned out that my body temperature was on the low side and stalling my weight loss. Supplements helped me kick start and now it is fine. I'm not sure, having left England 20+ years ago, how au fait the doctors might be with something like that but here in NY I found a Biochemist/Nutritionist to help as it is not something that is widely known. Make sure you eat enough protein, too, won't you? And healthy fats to balance.
"If everyone likes you, you're not an interesting person!" (Bette Davis)

Marion, age 56, New York.

SW: 180.8
CW: 172.0
GW: 145 (and see from there)

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Posted: 11 Nov 2011, 16:47
That's really good advice thanks. I'm going to try and eat more protein over the next 7 days and see what happens. If body temperature is a measure of thyroid activity I'm always cold! I drive my husband mad cos he's always complaining I have the house too warm! What supplements did you take - I'll give anything a try? I also take betablockers to prevent migraines which my doctor tells me won't help with the weight loss!

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