Post # 1
So I have been going to the gym at least five times a week, and eating very healthfully — avoiding carbs and sugar, making my own food, lots of vegetables etc. I’ve been exercising that much for two months or so, and eating like that for three weeks. Before, my diet had a bit more sugar and carbs but honestly not much.
And…no difference. I weigh the same, look the same, have the same fat measurements, etc.
Do I just wait longer? I can’t believe working out this much has no difference. I am so frustrated I want to give up and just be fat.
My workouts include cardio for 30 to 45 minutes as well as tabata stuff as well as weight machines. Please help!
Post # 2
peachacid: When I first started working out, it was a couple weeks until I started to lose pounds! I was doing the same as you, working out a lot and watching what I ate. Once I started tracking my calories on my fitness pal, I really started to see a lot of weight drop off. I have since lost 15 pounds.
I read that its really 80% diet and 20% exercising that helps you lose weight. I would start tracking your calories and making sure you aren’t eating too many in a day. MFP has me eating 1470 a day to lose 1.5 pounds a week. I thought I was eating healthy before, but I was up over that so now I have modified my diet to make sure I eat less.
I would give it a couple more weeks and if you really are having issues, see a nutrionist or go to your doctor to make sure nothing is wrong!
Post # 3
It has been months and I am still fat.
Post # 4
peachacid: You were not fat before you started your new plan so you cannot be fat now. You have body image problems.
Post # 5
How many calories are you eating per day? What is your current height/weight?
Post # 6
Westwood: embarrassed to say but five two and like 136. Ugh. And to those who say oh that’s so small blah blah blah I used to weigh 125 so it is a huge difference.
Post # 7
Have you cut out alcohol?
Post # 8
julies1949: thanks doctor but I went to a therapist trained in this and she says probably not. Anxiety, etc, but no BDD.
Post # 9
How much of the weights are you doing? And your measurements (i.e. waist, thighs etc) haven’t changed?
Post # 10
sassy411: nope. I won’t until I’m pregnant. I want to make lifestyle changes to my diet, and I will always enjoy wine or beer. That being said, I have cut down on the amount I drink — no beer during the week, just a few ounces of wine. Weekends, two or three beers instead of drinking without counting. But my thing is, I am eating so much more healthier than I ever have, and exercising more than I have since I moved to central PA. Something should be changing for the better!
Post # 11
peachacid: Hey so I used to work in a health instruction office and I learned a ton working there! First, not everyone handles their food the same and you may be going about your diet wrong. You may also be approaching your work out wrong. What kind of work out do you do and can you go see a professional nutritionist? Certain fruits, veggies, and meat can slow our weight loss because we are taking in food that isn’t good for our body. Yes, not all “healthy” foods are good for everyone.
Also, are you drinking milk? If so then I suggest you give it up because most people are allergic to milk even though their bodies tolerant it. You can get milk replacers that have more beneficial amounts of calcium and ect. You will probably see faster results by cutting milk.
Workouts. Are you doing short workouts that are high intensity rather than long workouts that have points of high intesnsity? Shorter workouts will have faster results and take up less of your day!
Also, are you sleeping and are you eating enough? Not eating enough food can make you gain weight and lack of sleep throws your body out of whack!
Post # 12
Weight and measure everything. Even healthy foods have calories.
Post # 13
peachacid: healthy foods have calories and there are different types of calories! Make sure you are eating full calories and taking in the right amount of calories per day.
Also, vitamins are HUGE when changing into a healthy lifestyle. Most people aren’t getting enough of what they need.
Post # 14
I know I am not eating too many calories. This is what I had today:
coffee with half n half (Payless, what do you recommend to replace half n half? All the soy creamers have SO much sugar)
plain greek yogurt with a spoonful of honey and a handful of raspberries
chicken breast with quinoa, four or five tiny potatoes with skin, kale, and zucchini
four cheese curds
one bite of an apple I was looking forward to but was mushy =(
maybe two tablespoons of hummus with umm like seven cherry tomatoes, a cut up radish or two, and about seven sugar snap peas.
a handful of apricots and some pistachios
like three almonds
Post # 15
You may not realize it, but you’re eating a lot of sugar/carbs. Greek yogurt, honey, raspberries, quinoa, potatoes, apples, tomatoes, snap peas, and apricots are high in sugar. Straight cheese and an overdose of nuts aren’t probably great either.
If you want to drop weight, eat protein, vegetables, and some people feel that you can also eat beans as they don’t screw with your glycemic index in the same way as other high carb foods.
You also don’t have a lot of weight to lose. Someone who weighs 400 pounds will lose 10 pounds much more quickly than someone who weighs 136.