Post # 1
I have been trying to loose weight since the end of august, the first month I lost 13 pounds but since then my weight loss has stopped! I still want to loose another 15 pounds at least but I’m getting really depressed by seeing no change.
Post # 3
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What is your current routine?
Most often, weight loss stalls are a result of diet deficiencies. Sometimes it’s eating too much, sometimes too little; and a lot of the time, eating the wrong things.
The best advice I can give you is to work on transitioning to a Paleo style diet. Not the fad “caveman” crap that everyone thinks is the latest craze– but just the philosophy of eating whole and natural foods. Limitthe amount of processed items in your diet, even “healthy” processed items like whole grain breads/pastas, bottled drinks, etc. Because while these foods do have healthful benefits when consumed in moderation, when trying to lose weight, they’ll often slow you down.
Fill your diet with fresh fruits & veggies, nuts, seeds, and unprocessed meats (think “chicken breasts/fish fillets/steak” not “sausage patties/deli meats/hot dogs”)
These foods are easy to digest and nutrient dense. That means your body will burn them as fuel keeping you full longer, and there’s not a lot “left over” to convert to sugars and fats. Plus, this will force you to change up your eating habits which will shock your system a little and help kickstart your progress.
The 2 other factors to a healthy weight loss routines are WATER & EXERCISE. For water, make sure you’re drinking it throughout the day and get at least 10 cups per day (that’s 5 regular sized water bottles) Try to drink about 1 cup per hour, instead of drinking it all at once, and be sure to replenish any lost fluids after exercise. Which brings me to the last key factor in weight loss: Exercise. A steady routine that encorporates cardio, stregnth, and flexibility is important to help you not only burn fat, but build muscle to give you a toned and lean figure once the excess weight is gone. Exercise programs like Crossfit, Insanity DVDs, P90X, and Tabata Training are all good examples of this. Personally, I’ve seen the most success with Crossfit because the class setting and supportive atmosphere keep me on track (plus I HATE workout DVDs! ) But all of them are good systems.
Post # 4
@ Juliette Eliza the water is no issue because I drink like a camel, my SO actually teases me about it!
I run everyday for 40-45 mins and since we live in the centre of rome and don’t have a car I walk everywhere (pubblic transport is not very reliable) also I climb stairs quite a few times a day because we dont have a lift in our building.
The same goes for food, it’s very easy here to get loads of tasty fruit and vegetable and it’s my favourite food anyway! I don’t really eat any processed foods or fast food (there isn’t much of it in Italy anyway) I only eat wholegrain carbs and try to stay below 1400 calories a day….
One of my friends said it may be harder now to lose weight because I’m not really overweight
Post # 5
It is normal for your weight loss to slow the smaller you get. Great job on your loss so far–that is amazing! Are you getting enough calories for all the activity you do? I second the whole foods diet. Cutting out refined sugar also helps; it always jump-starts weight loss for me and I swear my stomach is flatter within days. Consistency in working out is key. Find a workout you love and stick with it.
Post # 6
I wasn’t trying to lose weight and I lost nearly 10 pounds. I used to be 108; now I’m 99 (I’m 5’4 so it’s a bit underweight)!! I eat all I want and I don’t exercise. the secret? we got a new maid and her cooking stinks, so I just naturally eat less instead of continuing eating when I’m full, haha. I’d say I stop eating at roughly 70% full. also she cooks with very little salt and it’s kinda bland and tasteless. ;p
so try that? eating less tasteful, but healthy food.
Post # 7
@RampagingZeebs Thanks I’m really proud of all my hard work!
It’s the first time I’ve followed a diet because I’ve alway been slim, I’m 5.6 and always have been about 125-130 pounds but this year I quit smoking and had to work really hard on writing my thesis and had some health issues and I gained about 37 pounds!
I’m down to 145 now but would like to loose another 15 but it doesn’t seem to happen and it’s so frustrating!
I use and app. to monitor my calorie intake and I’m very careful about it.
I guess I just need to keep going.
Are you trying to loose weight too?
Post # 8
@walnutgirl: Do you adjust your calorie intake to account for the amount of activity you do? If you aren’t NETTING enough calories each day, your metabolism will actually slow down to hold onto what you are taking in and you won’t lose weight.
Also, break through the plateau by changing up your routine… maybe add in some weightlifting or try a new or different class at the gym.