sociologywoman32

Start Weight:(29 Oct 12) 211.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Oct 12) 211.0 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
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performance: Steady

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Lost 62 pounds so far (since January 2012) but i am on a "plateau"...
Alot of good feedback and answers and honestly it all depends on your body. You might have to be your own guinea pig for a while, test drive a few of the approaches for a while. You have to remember though our bodies and DNA haven't changed in over 10,000 years..so our bodies were used to hunter/gatherer ways and a lot of exercise with a lot of roots, fruits berries, and some lean proteins, etc. Sometimes it helps to tighten up the foods you eat : ie: carbs, sugars etc.. remember cave man didn't have bagels around!

Also weight training is key for all ages. I worked at a gym for a while, and there were a lot of mature adults during the morning because weight lifting helps to build bone density...Muscle also burns more fat naturally. PS: woman it's near impossible to "bulk" up. I weight train and I'm still not going to get huge Smile so adding weights or increasing weight training reps might help.

One poster commented changing your routine!! YES..Every 6 weeks you should be changing up yoru workout because your body does get used to the training and becomes more efficient at those exercises/exercition thus requiring less energy (or calories) to perform those motions. The body is a very unique and impressive machine!!! It learned to adapt as a protective measures to ensure our survival..so keeping it on 'its toes" per se will certainly help! Smile

I think everyone offered really good advice. Find what will work for you and see what happens. As Lornaw points out though...our bodies naturally have a "set point"...meaning a weight that the body is happiest at...and its not the same for everyone. Some people who reduce calories to the extreme to stay "skinny" find it impossible to maintain this because the body is fighting that behavior (which is why most people gain rapidly when they stop doing that).

Good Luck.
posted 30 Oct 2012, 13:09
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30 October 2012

The whole concept of eating more to weigh less...it's challeging to the mind of someone who's always restricted calories. Now I'm on a menu plan that ...

29 October 2012

Currently following the Whole 30 diet (which is just clean eating) while attemtping to shed some pounds.

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