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thompearson

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 03:12
Check the glycemic index of the foods you eat.

My experience has been that high gi foods cause me to put on weight even though I am averaging 1200 cals a day.

Also take into account it could be water retention Smile

best wishes

Thom
thompearson

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 03:30
There is excellent info on gi here.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/topics/glycemic-index
*Starshine*

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 09:08
Agree with Tom, to check what your 1400 cals consist of. 2 hours is quite a lot of walking so, even though you've gained weight in lbs, you've probably just lost body fat and gained more lean muscle. Muscle is heavier than fat but it's good in the long run because it helps burn the fat and your metabolic rate will increase too. If you're eating healthily and getting this amount of exercise, I wouldn't worry too much -- the rewards should come soon!
NCNOLE

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 10:01
It's most likely fluid or hormone related. As a female, you are not likely to gain muscle that quickly. I believe the max is around 2 lbs/month and would require serious strength training, not walking. Walking in itself does not burn all that many calories, but it does keep you off the couch and out of the kitchen, so keep it up. So many things affect the scale, especially for us women. Sodium intake, fiber intake, volume of food and digestion rate, whether or not you had a bowel movement, how much you drank the day before... Don't worry about the day to day fluctuations, more the weekly trends - compare from one week ago, not one day ago.
*Starshine*

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 12:15
Well, I must be a freakish exception then! Shock I'm a woman and my muscle has frequently gone up by more than 2 lbs a week. I use a professional-quality body-composition scale, which measures muscle, fluid and fat levels, as well as weight. The club I attend uses a similar scale, and lots of us have gained these amounts of muscle, while losing body fat. My body type is categorised as high in muscle by the scale, but I wouldn't say I do particularly "serious" weight training. My main exercise is an hour a day on a cross-trainer or jogging, with regular calisthenics and Pilates. I agree, though, that some of the other factors you mention could be contributing to Gilly Fizzy's apparent weight gain, and that it's much better to gauge your progress by the weekly trend.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 12:58
http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/how-much-muscle-can-you-gain/

http://www.bradleywell.com/doc/Page.asp?PageID=DOC000211

I have one of those scales too, highly inaccurate. I had a bodpod test done at a local university and it confirmed the inaccuracy of the muscle/fat composition scale. And I do serious weight training 4x week. I just get tired of people blaming (?) weight gain on muscles b/c I think too often people use it as an excuse. Not saying that is the case here, but I just don't see walking as contributing much here.
*Starshine*

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 14:33
Fair enough, and thanks for the links. Not sure which scales you have, but my Tanita ones seem pretty accurate, week to week. I've used them for the last five months and go by the trends, rather than the exact figures. With Gilly Fizzy's walking, I guess its effectiveness depends on the pace, i.e. if someone's doing major "power" walking or just strolling. Either way, perhaps most women don't gain muscle quite as easily as me.
*Starshine*

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 14:49
Well, it's a good place to start. As Ncnole said, it gets you up and out. It's taken me five months to build up my cardio and, of course, jogging's not for everyone. I try to eat 1450 cals a day, though I don't quite make it on a lot of days, coz I'm too full (I eat lots of protein). It sounds like you're pretty dedicated though so the rewards will come eventually. And I bet your dogs love the 2 hours a day!
*Starshine*

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 15:23
A great combination -- dogs, beach, sea and walking!
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 17:09
Looking at your diet calendar, I would humbly suggest raising your proteins and lowering your carbs.
I know many people here are for CICO and don't believe it's what you eat, but how much. I beg to differ, If I eat grains, I gain! even at the same calorie in every day.
Maybe some of the foods you're eating are affecting you like that? Try eliminating processed foods and adding in more real foods , veggies etc and see what happens to you.
I also have to watch my fruit intake, berries are fine but higher glycemic fruits effect me. It's a learning curve for all of us.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
jadenmiller

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Posted: 04 Sep 2013, 01:11
Determine how many calories you should consume each day, and stick to it. Follow simple rule that you must burn more than you burn to weight loss. Get 10% of your target calorie intake in grams of protein.
40s...

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Posted: 04 Sep 2013, 01:39
I've one suggestion: Can you do some of your walking straight after your lunch and evening meal? Doesn't need to be much 15 minutes or so. Its supposed to help reduce any carb rush spike after a meal and stop those quick release calories getting laid down as fat.
jadenmiller

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Posted: 19 Sep 2013, 23:38
Nice suggestion by 40's i also think is good habit of taking walk after your dinner. It helps in your proper digestion and losing weight.



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