I'm losing grip on my diet! HALP.

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You probably aren’t eating enough, or the right proportions, to lose weight.  To lose weight at 1200 calories, you need to have a very strict diet with adequate amounts of protein, carbs, and fat.  If you’re exercising and not eating back those calories, you may actually be sabotaging your own weight loss because you just aren’t eating enough.

It’s counter-intuitive, but sometimes you need to eat more to lose weight.

If you’re exercising a lot, you may also be losing inches, but not weight.  Muscle is denser than fat (think of a pound of lead vs a pound of feathers – they weigh the same, but one takes up a lot less space than the other!). 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

mchitt329:  you stay on track by eating more. 1200 calories is the minimum amount your body needs to FUNCTION–as in sleep, allow your organs to do their job. I would, at minimum, consume 1500 calories. I didn’t start losing weight until I upped my calories to 1700. 1700 calories worth of good food, such as protiens, fats, veggies, etc. I love pizza, so I allow myself some of the bad food like once a week. I’m still losing weight, and feeling awesome. I’m not hungry and I don’t crave bad food to the point where I have to eat it.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

mchitt329:  oh and drink water. I drink about 100 ounces of water a day. It’s glorious! I went to REI and bought soem cute 48 ounce water bottles. I make sure to fill and drink the bottle at least 2 times.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

mchitt329:  I don’t know if it’s possible that you’re gaining muscle yet, but I would assume you have built some, even if it’s not measureable.  The best way to track weight loss is through measurements – hips, bust, waist, thighs, biceps, etc.  This will tell you that you’re shrinking, even the scale isn’t going down.

What do your daily meals look like?  They should be full of lean meats and veggies, limited added sugar, and low in sodium (1500 mg is an ideal high end, as sodium makes you retain water).

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

mchitt329:  haha yes! for the 1st month, all I did was pee 😀 but now my body has gotten used to it, so I don’t go as often. It makes me feel so good to see my pee pretty clear, haha

Post # 9
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Helper bee

 

mchitt329:  Get the My Fitness Pal app! I’m horrible with dieting, but this app you track your food and exercise. Its really helped me stay on track, and whenever I have to enter something bad, I feel really guilty. With this app, you enter your weight, age, height and goal weight. It tells you how many calories you should have a day and I go off of that. So far so good!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

go here: http://iifym.com/iifym-calculator/

it will change your life!! you will calculate your BMR and your TDEE. Take your TDEE and subtract 500. that’s how much you should be eating. don’t eat too much under your BMR

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mchitt329:  I have such a difficult time, but I try to always make sure that I’m fueling my body to be able to work out.

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