(Closed) DISCOURAGED:(

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

@Luxuryshoegal88: how tall/heavy are you currently?  Also – what are you eating and how are you measuring calories.  I’d try weighing portions vs. using measuring cups – as they are sometimes deceptive and could cause incorrect calorie count calculations.  What are you doing for exercise?  Are you taking any ‘break’ days?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Luxuryshoegal88: How much weight do you have to lose?

Have you taken your measurements?

How much water do you drink a day? How often do you have soda, alcohol, coffee?

What kind of work outs are you doing?

What is a typical day for you food wise?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am having the exact same issue! I did a cleansing diet the week I started working out, the next week I noticed I had lost 2lbs.. And I have not lost even a half a pound since! I work out 5 days a week, no sodas/sweet tea, and I’m eating right.. What sucks even more so is my fiance does absolutely no cardio just weights & has lost about 5lbs in the last month!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jenn6051: Weights are just as important for weight loss as cardio.

Muscle takes more calories to maintain then fat. So the more muscular you are, the higher your metabolism.

Also, just eating the right type of food isn’t enough if you don’t monitor how much you eat.

Also, the weight you lose while “cleansing” is usually just water weight. Your body cleanses itself naturally so there is no need to do a cleans unless you are told to do one by your doctor for a medical reason.

Finally, if you are working out a lot, you may start exchanging muscle for fat. 1lb of muscle takes up less space in your body than 1lb of fat, so you may be getting smaller while staying the same weight.

Finally, weight loss is not regular. You may lose lbs on the scale, then have to wait for your body to catch up before you lose again.

Finally, the less you have to lose, the harder it is to shed those lbs.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Luxuryshoegal88: What is in your salad? What kind of dressing do you use?

What do you have with your protein at dinner?

It honestly sounds like you are not eating enough, you have to fuel your body appropriately to lose weight.

It also doesn’t seem like enough fruits/veggies in there (but might be depending on what you have with dinner and in your salad).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@KatNYC2011:Took the words right out of my mouth!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

That is progress… keep going.  Think of it as the slower it comes off (and it IS coming off) the easier it will be to keep it off because you are doing it the right way.  4 weeks isnt long for a lifestyle change to take effect. Sometimes the bodies just start slow.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Luxuryshoegal88:Do you eat snacks?  I know I have to eat 5 meals a day.  I start with cereal in the morning (I try to eat most carbs early in the day).  Have a snack of raw almonds or Greek yogurt at around 10:30.  Then lunch is a salad or leftovers from the previous night’s meal.  Another snack around 3:30 or 4 of carrots and hummus or something 100-150 calories.  Then eat dinner around 6pm.  I usually have a protein of about 4-5 oz, veggies (1 cup) and some carb…brown rice or something like that.

I agree with KatNYC2011 it sounds like you aren’t getting enough calories.  Esp if you’re doing P90X.  I burn between 300-500 calories depending on which workout I’m doing.  You have to give your body enough calories or it goes into starvation mode and you wont see any results.

Toning up helps too, gaining muscle increases your metabolism and helps burn fat faster.  So although the lbs might not change, take measurements as you go, that’s where you might see the change.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My body tends to take a month or two before it starts losing weight.  I say as long as you are exercising and eating healthy foods just keep going.  Hopefully the body will catch up.  I have been working out consistently for about 7 weeks in an attempt to lose wieght and I finally started seeing results at 6 weeks.  Also, even if the pounds aren’t changing, your body probably is.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Luxuryshoegal88: It honestly sounds like you are not eating enough calories.

Add something like avocado to your salad (that has good fats in it) and some protein.

Make sure you are getting enough fuel to allow your body to lose weight.

Also, get your metabolism tested. That way you can know how many calories you burn regularly and can calculate from there.

It take a 3500 calorie deficit to lose a pound.

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