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Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 19:13
I keep losing weight than I gain it back. I don't change what I eat. I eat the same amount of calories, the same stuff. But my weight still goes up and down. It is so frustrating! I don't know what I am doing wrong.

Date Fat Protein Cards Total Calories %
17 * 76.73g 73.47g 241.27g 1988 90
18 86.62g 76.30g 213.95g 1890 86
19 62.89g 142.11g 166.42g 1756 80
20 85.59g 50.55g 353.57g 2395 109 Sad
21 * 84.62g 33.91g 129.01g 1413 64
22 59.33g 85.52g 162.41g 1526 69
23 62.47g 74.44 135.83g 1449 66
* Burnt more than ate.

This is my food diary for the past week. I gained 5 pounds. Could it be from lack of sleep?

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Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 20:05
It could be lack of sleep, PMS, sodium intake... any number of things.

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Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 20:58
I don't think you're not giving it enough time. You just joined 10 days ago. It helps if you only weigh-in once a week - same time of day wearing same clothes, etc. You'll lose weight over time. Usually 1-2 pounds a week. If you weigh everyday, you might get frustrated due to regular weight fluctuations due to lack of sleep, PMS, sodium, if you've pooped...

Also, if you ask for help from the forums, it helps if you tell us your current weight, height and if you share your diet calendar. That way the people who are helping can make a more educated guess as to what may be going on.
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Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 21:04
Are you eating enough meals through out the day?
Are you eating balanced meals? and
Are you excersising?
just counting calories isn't always enough if you are skipping meals or not eating something about every 2 to 3 hours..
try looking up a glycemic index and learn which foods are considered fast carbs and which ones are considered slow or complex carbs.. your fast carbs give you a quick boost of energy and then metabolise into fat.. * not a doctor, not sure how it works*
Complex carbs, from what I understand stay in your stomach longer and can give you a steady amount of energy .. the higher the number in the index the faster the carb. You want to eat more of the complex or slow carbs. in combination with your proteins to help you keep those cravings away so you don't over eat when you do eat. Hope this helps.. it has me.. Have a great week and don't be too hard on yourself Wink
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Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 22:20
I eat every four hours, I have hypoglycemia so I have to. *Losin25* I just joined this site 10 days ago, but I have been counting calories for 7 months now. I decided to do it on a website instead of a notebooks. I rarely eat red meat, I can't stand the taste of it. So I eat yogurt and peanut butter to get protein. But those are both high in fat and calories. I will look up stuff that is complex carbs. But I only have whats in the cafeteria here at school, which really limits what I have to eat Sad

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 12:55
It's hard to say what you're doing right or wrong without access to your information. Knowing what you eat (calories) isn't worth anything if we don't know what you weight and what you burn.

Depending on your size, you could either be eating too much or too little.
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Posted: 21 May 2013, 18:04
Mermaid, I have the same problem...I eat healthy, am exercising but am gaining weight or just not losing. Today I went over the 160 line to 161 which is bothering me. Granted, I went into my weight loss knowing I can't do cardio till I'm medically cleared (I have Mild Obstructive Lung Disorder so if I do cardio, I pass out) but I didn't think I'd be gaining weight. I previously had success with Sensa (If you look when I first joined you will see the results...with no exercise at all cause I was recovering from pneumonia, bronchitis and severe lung disease such a fun 2 years) and I think I'm gonna go back to that, add it to what I'm doing since it worked before.

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