Start Weight:(02 Mar 11) 207.0 lb
Current Weight:(02 Jul 13) 203.0 lb
Goal Weight:207.0 lb
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Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
There is science, that I've read at least, to back it up. If i recall (Google it to confirm), carbs are easier for our bodies to metabolize than proteins. Carbs AND Proteins are both worth 4 Calories each, but it takes the body longer to 'harness' the calories/energy from Proteins...hence why our bodies default to carbs as the first source of calories.

Sidenote: Burning protein is a sketchy thing, because when your body starts tapping it as a source of energy, it means that there is a carb deficit (not a bad thing necessarily) and its now either getting protein from what you've eaten recently, or your muscles - the latter of which you may not want depending on your fitness goals.
posted 03 Apr 2014, 10:39
I cannot lose weight and am completely frustrated.
I am not an expert, so take what I say and research it to find more information...

Make sure that 1600 Cal/day is NOT too little. Why? Because our bodies actually SLOW metabolism if it's not getting enough energy (calories). This is a 'survival' mechanism that our bodies switch to when it isn't getting enough calories. It's conserving energy (as stored FAT cells) because it knows it's not going to get much else for a while.

Here is a link to a Metabolic Rate Calculator that you can use to get an *idea* of how many calories you need per day to 1. LOSE weight, 2. Maintain, or 3. Gain.

Also, like @Miaecj suggested, limit starchy foods..a lot. Also, limit breads and other 'simple carbs' that spike blood sugar levels really high when they're digested. Why? Because when blood sugar (glucose) spikes, then your Insulin levels spike in order to bring that blood sugar down. Insulin shuts off fat-metabolism (fat burning). Now, imagine what's NOT happening if your blood sugar is constantly spiked after that "healthy" bran muffin for breakfast, turkey sandwich for lunch, and whole wheat pasta for dinner...then couple that with the possibility that your body is holding onto fat-cells anyhow because it's in survival mode. -__-

Also, watch out for those 'healthy looking' yogurts with "fruit" and sugar...They have lots of simple-carbs in them. Try 6oz. of PLAIN 0% or 2% greek yogurt (Fage or Wallaby are good brands). Add maybe a tbsp of KIND® granola and some flaxseed and've got a low-carb breakfast with almost 20g protein! (

Right now, you seem to be doing well on the EXERCISE side. The next thing you have to do, which is actually the MOST important, is to look deeper into your diet. When I found out that lean mean bodies are actually made in the KITCHEN, and how to organize my meals to make my body do what *I* wanted (thus, maximizing the effects of my workouts), I had immediate results. Wink Example: I eat 6 SMALL meals per day instead of 3 BIG meals. Why? Because my body is constantly being fed 'just enough', which means I'm not regularly hungry..which means my body isn't in 'survival' mode because it knows it's going to get fed within the next 2-3 hours.

Check out, and look up "total 6 pack abs". Pay the $40 for the PDF book and read it (I did, and later wondered why it didn't cost way more). There is diet/nutrition information in there that will totally change your life. I wish you the best.
Here is the direct link -->
posted 14 Feb 2014, 17:40
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