(Closed) fitness advice/ need to stop losing weight

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Well you said you do weight training on your upper body only so that seems like it’s probably your issue. Adding in leg training would probably even you out. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

A lot of women don’t understand that to gain muscle you have to not only weight train but feed the muscles you just worked. Less cardio, more weight training and more food- doesn’t have to be larger quantities, just more calorie-dense such as lean proteins, healthy fats (give me all the peanutbutter!) and carbs. Yes carbs! Trust me, you don’t want to ruin your metabolism by under eating and over exercising like I did. It took me over a year to fix it (that’s a longer story!). Also women can’t ‘get bulky’ like men- we simply don’t have the hormone levels men do. Lastly (super soap box time), there’s no such thing as ‘toning’ As much as the stupid fitness magazines tell you. One can’t turn fat into muscle no More than we can turn straw into gold. They are two different tissues. Eat more, less cardio, don’t stress. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

If you continue to work out the same amount and eat the same amount, then yes, you will continue to lose weight. Your rate of weight loss may slow down, as your body will need less fuel to power your increasingly tiny frame, but if you continue to eat a smaller amount of calories than the calories your body burns in a day (your TDEE), you will continue to lost weight.

I put your info into a calorie calculator (Scooby’s Workshop, if you want to check it out) and it recommended 2243 calories per day to maintain your weight. That’s a decent amount of food, and days when you’re running you may find that you need to eat even more (depending on how fast you’re running). Running burns a butt-ton of calories.

Try eating peanut butter/other nut butters and full-fat dairy and cook with healthy oils to sneak extra calories in without feeling too full.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I agree with PPs.  You will continue to lose weight if you continue what you’re doing.  If you continue what you’re doing and add extra leg exercises to “bulk them up,” you will lose weight as well.  The only way to build bigger muscle when you’re lifting weights is to add extra calories.  Otherwise, all the physical work you’re doing is just increasing the amount of calories you’re burning, which is going to burn away more fat.

If you don’t want to change your diet at all, then you should probably cut down the number of days or hours/minutes you spend exercising. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Lifting and strength training burns a lot of calories, even after you are done working out.  If you have added strength training and do not want to lose weight you need to eat more — often a lot more.  If you are losing weight when you don’t wish to (and you shouldn’t wish to — you are very light for your height), you ARE starving your body even if you do not feel hungry — when you chronically undereat, you stop feeling hungry even when you need more calories.  Not only does your metabolism get messed up, you can also mess up your reproductive system pretty badly (as a college athlete I’m sure you know this, but it’s worth repeating).  I once got too lean and had to learn to eat much more than I was accustomed to.  It turns out I need to eat a LOT uust to maintain my weight.  Cheese is my new favorite snack! 

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Worker bee

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citysparkle:  You mentioned you mostly workout your upper body, I would reccomend working out your lower body as well. Squats, lungets etc should do the trick. You will need to increase your calorie intake as well. It doesn’t have to be astronomical and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy either. Try adding in another snake and maybe a protein shake each day?

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Worker bee

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citysparkle:  You mentioned you mostly workout your upper body, I would reccomend working out your lower body as well. Squats, lungets etc should do the trick. You will need to increase your calorie intake as well. It doesn’t have to be astronomical and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy either. Try adding in another snake and maybe a protein shake each day.

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Bee Keeper

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citysparkle:  You need to eat more.  You’re working out too much and losing too much weight and not compensating for how much you’re working out for.  And start working on your legs more.  Running tones, not bulks so long distance runners are generally lean build while people who are track/speed runners will be bulkier in the legs.

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