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Skytlebich

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Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 14:42
I'm following a much better diet then i was previously. I eat high protein foods like i'm supposed to. I am exercising daily and yet, i'm pretty fustrated getting on the scale. My weight increased and i'm not sure why. Everytime I increase my exercise I seem to gain weight. I think protein shakes will be my best friend for the next few days!!
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holfraz

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 06:06
I've checked out your diet and exercise calander. Your diet looks pretty good but your calories may be set too high. A couple of things you can change that will get you results is: lower your calorie intake to 12-1500/day and/or change your exercise to include an hr/day of cardio at least 5 days per wk. Light calestetics arent going to do much for weight loss. Of course lowering your calories AND increasing your cardio is going to get you amazing results much faster than just doing one or the other. It wont be easy, but it will be worth it.
Skytlebich

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 12:34
Thanks for the advice. I used the calorie suggested intake from the site but I don't seem to reach even 1200 on most days. I did 3 months at a gym doing 2 hours a day of ecercise and my results were weight gain. I know we build muscle and that adds weight but I got fustrated and stopped. I do crunches, squats, and a lot of ecercises with arm weights. Unfortunately, this site isn't spacefic enough with the "type" of exercises I do. The other problem I am having is understanding the Kcal's. I seem to be getting a green down arrow daily on my chart on the days I exercise. The days I don't record it (intentionally) the arrow isn't there. Are these good calories?
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Snow833

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 15:07
The calories you see on the right side with the green arow are the calories that you burned for that day. Your RDI is often on the maximum 100%. Somethimes more. It should never be in red. You should stick to 1200 calories a day and exercise so you have a calorie deficit of 1000 cals and that way in 8 days you will lose 2 pounds since you need to lose 7700 cals for that to happen. Good luck Smile
klbarcaskey

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 15:12
I gain a lot of water weight whenever i exercise, when I am training really hard I try to weigh myself only once a week, right after rigorous exercise your muscles will flush with water to eliminate the lactic acid from your body, and rebuild, it can create a mess on your weight history chart. But other than that, I wouldn't be mislead by what this site says you are burning with exercise, I find it runs quite high. And studies show that most people overestimate how many calories they burn through exercise. That green arrow just means you have a calorie deficit for the day, which you should have everyday.
Skytlebich

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 16:26
Thanks for the info. I'm going to change my RDI tomorrow to 1200 and see how that works. I hardly ever seem to reach my 1800 calories anyway. (Friday nights out maybe but I wont give that up..I just changed what I drink). Hopefully, I will see a small result within the next week. Appreciate the help.
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Newbie2TX

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Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 16:54
My calories have been 1300 or less for the past 3 weeks (except 2 days they were near 1800) & my weekly weight losses were 6, 3, 2 for a total of 11 lbs in 3 wks, and I am Medicare age with a probably lower metabolism. I weigh on Sunday & reward myself on Monday with a venti mocha frappuccino (no whip) for 470 calories , but I still keep to the plan and stay under 1300 calories. I must eat something within 60 minutes of getting up to keep my metabolism from dropping. I also eat 3 or more hours before bedtime, then nothing more to eat (I read an article that sumo wrestlers gain much of their weight by eating most of their calories just before going to bed). Although staying under 1300 calories, I eat every few hours and have a contingency plan of a very filling meal for almost no calories to offset my splurges. I like 1 cup steamed cabbage with lemon juice and 1/4 cup refried beans with salsa for about 100 cal or a huge salad, tomato, celery, cuke, scallion and low cal dressing for about 120 cal. Lots of water starting early and tea starting shortly after getting up. My exercise has been sporadic, but my weight loss is my priority and I will tone more as I approach my target weight and increase to maintenance calories. You should be able to compensate during the day Friday so your Friday evening excursions are within your plan and don't become an automatic plan killer. If I am not consistent about taking off the weight, the weight will be consistent about staying. Good luck.
Snow833

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Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 02:06
Newbie what's in that frappuccino? yikes 470 calories. I make my own cappuccino with just the powder and water and it has only 45 calories. It's probably not that delicious though LOL
kandha

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Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 05:49
Hi
Problem is your not eating enough. Starvation will increase your weight in a long run. Eat well to maintain a desired weight.

Your daily calories should not be lees than 2300- 2400. If the calories consumed by you is less, your metabolism slows down since your b0dy goes on a starvation mode. then when your consume your calories it stores them as fat since you are in a starvation mode.

Follow these steps
1. increase your calories intake to 2300 per day or more depending on your activity. It will increase your metabolism burning more calories. Eat negative calorie food for more effect.

2.Follow a 50% protein 40 % carb 10 % fat diet in six meals. with 7 days light cardio and 4 days heavy workout.
3.Following this will reduce your weight dramatically and you will able to maintain it, if get your muscle increases.


Important for maintaining your weight after reduction will work only if you follow right diet with a minimum 2400 calories everyday.

cheers.
BlueWaterBot...

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Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 07:53
I'm in a similar boat. I've modified my diet and I'm exercising like a fiend and I can't get the number on the scale to drop. I have, however, lost a pants size.

It is just as important to eat enough food as it is to reduce excess calories. Don't just drop your RDI because the scale won't move. If you suspect that the recommendation FS gave you is too high, plug your numbers into some other medical/weight loss sites. If your experience is like mine, you will find that most sites will give you recommendations that are close to what FS gives.

Calorie In/Calorie Out is only part of the equation. If losing weight and keeping it off were as simple as just cutting some calories for a few weeks, everyone would be thin. There is no one who hasn't tried that. Some people are leaner with good muscle tone, and it seems like all they have to do is diet for a month and the weight falls off of them. Others of us have more fat than muscle. When we diet and exercise, we actually gain weight because muscle is leaner than fat, which makes us look thinner, but a cubic inch of muscle is heavier than a cubic inch of fat, so the scale says we weigh more.

It is extremely frustrating to work so hard on improving your regimen only to have it appear that nothing is happening. Be patient. If you stick with a healthy plan, you will get lasting, healthy results.
suremeansyes

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Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 17:51
kandha, if I ate 2300 calories every day I'd be so fat.

Different people need different amounts of calories.
Mamma2four

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Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 22:20
High intensity interval training...i don't count calories...i just eat clean and do HIIT 4-5 days a week. You shouldn't have to spend 2 hours a day in the gym! My longest workouts are maybe 18 minutes...most of them are 12 minutes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dambTQWPJg4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
suremeansyes

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Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 22:57
I've been doing HIIT for a few weeks now and already noticing a big difference on body fat being cut down. I'm eating pretty low calorie, but not purposely as close to 1200 as I've been getting.

Haven't noticed losing muscle mass, so hopefully I'm keeping most of it on.
Mamma2four

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Posted: 17 Sep 2012, 23:06
It really is amazing...I've been pretty active my while life...but I've never seen results like this. I haven't lost any muscle mass...in fact I've probably gained. I'm only 5'1" so i notice fat loss or gain pretty quickly to. After 4 kids I can honestly say I'm in better shape now than I was before I had kids!
suremeansyes

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 00:01
I'm 5'2" so I feel you there. lol, 5 pounds can make or break us!
PontJieBoTTe...

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 05:54
Evox Lean Pro shake with fatfree milk for breakfast and lunch
Supper: Knorr cook-in bag chicken and mixed veg / grilled steak or chicken with either salad or veg

3 liter water
2-3 cups of coffee with 2% or fatfree milk

20 minute jog on the small rebound trampoline whilst holding 1kg weights

I have no idea what happened last week with that 3odd kg drop in weight
Now on 77.3 and not even loosing a gram

The only carbs is the ones in foods (no bread, rice pasta etc)

I AM SO FRUSTRATED .. Please help
suremeansyes

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 15:55
My-Secret, your diet is all over the place. Some days you don't eat enough calories, some days you go way overboard. One day you barely ate breakfast or lunch and then had 1000 calories at dinner. Yeah, you stayed at a decent calorie count, but obviously something is not working. Also, another day half your calories came from alcohol, so...

Eat food you cook and stop eating processed stuff.
klbarcaskey

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 16:06
@kandha: most doctors just reccomend not to go under 1200, you are lucky you can get away with eating that much, i couldn't eat 2400 cal if i tried!



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