143MCW's Journal, 22 April 2008

So, I am on phase 2. I am not losing any weight and I am a bit frustrated. I am going to eat more calories than I have been lately to see if that is the problem.

Just a thought but my RMR (resting metabolic rate) is showing that I shoul deat about 1700 calories to stay at current weight so if I cut it down to 1500 and add a 2.5 mile walk, I should be able to lose a lb a week. I am going to see how this goes for a week or 2. If still no progress, then I am out of solutions.

198.0 lb Lost so far: 4.0 lb.    Still to go: 33.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet The South Beach Diet   gaining 0.9 lb a week


Hmmm... well, I know that if I eat more than 1200-1400 calories a day, I will not usually lose. 1500 may work out to be a good number for you, but for me it's too much. 1200-1400 seems to be a general rule of thumb for weight loss, according to the docs I've talked to, anyways. This took some figuring out for me... I really had to work with my portion controls and adding in more veggies. After working hard, I was able to get my stomach to shrink down and not be so hungry and more satisfied. I drank a lot of flavored green tea to calm my hunger in between eating times, and tried to eat 5 small meals a day, every 2-3 hours. Don't give up! You'll find what will work out for you! :) 
22 Apr 08 by member: bullytrouble
I know that when I went from phase 1 to phase 2, it took nearly the full 2 weeks to lose any weight. Try the diet page to keep track of what your eating. Knowing how may calories you are taking in and expending had really helped me. 
22 Apr 08 by member: c_luhoo
I have to second what bullytrouble is saying. Also, it's important in phase 2 to start by adding one new carb at a time and give is several days until you know you are still losing weight with the addition of that new carb. Then proceed to another new carb. In phase 2 you should still lose 1-2 pounds a week, if not then you are eating new carbs that either are, too many bad carbs, or a carb that doesn't agree with your body. Hope that helps! Try adding carbs that are lowest in the glycemic index, that's what I did and it worked for me anyway. You'll get it figured out. 
22 Apr 08 by member: ImLuuvd


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