Food Diary, Workouts, Why Isn't This Working?
Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:37 PM
Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:16 PM
I am sending weight loss vibes your way!
Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:20 PM
You might want to check if you have any allergies or reaction on what you are eating... there are some blood tests that can give you those answers.
Good luck on your weight loss !!!
Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:28 PM
Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:35 PM
| Originally Posted by Shannond4156 |
I had the same problem and it was soooo frusterating! How many calories a day are you eating? I was eating too few, he had me add around 300-400 per day and since then I have dropped about around 13 lbs. Might not be the same issue for you, but it might be worth looking into. Plus I really enjoyed eating a little more!
Last year I lost 20 lbs and all I did was sit down with my PT and come up with a balanced meal plan that worked for me. I believe he told me to consume approx 1800 cal/day. That's not to say it was 1800 calories of just anything, it was mostly a good balance of protein, fat, and carbs. Now that I'm in much better shape than I was a year ago, I've noticed that my body consumes carbs quickly and therefore I become hungry again about 5 minutes after eating them...not good! So as of this week I'm trying an eating plan of mostly a balance between protein and fat with carbs only before and after workouts and I must say I am feeling much more satiated and my carb cravings have pretty much disappeared (thank God because I can be so ravenous haha).
All I can say is don't give up, the body and weightloss are very fascinating things and what works for one person may not work for another. Everyone's metabolisms process and respond to foods differently. You might find people who CAN feel full and satisfied from having a higher carb consumption and those of us (like me, sadly) that really should just stay away from them. I would recommend looking in to doing some "metabolic typing". My PT has done this and he swears by it (he is in phenomenal shape too), though he has told me that it can be somewhat on the expensive side.
Yikes, sorry for the long post but I hope it helps. I wish you the best of luck hun!!
Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:53 PM
Second, I second the idea of checking in with a doctor. My mom was eating a lot of salads and such and not losing weight, comes to find out she wasn't properly metabolizing one of the ingredients b/c of a small allergy. Not only can the doctor check that but they can also give you a good idea of the best diet/exercise program.
I would send you my weight loss vibes but I still need them for another month, they are totally yours starting May 9th.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:57 PM
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:10 PM
The only suggestions I can give other than the ones already posted on this thread is to add muscle-building (serious muscle-building - as in lifting heavy at the gym, preferably with a trainer to start) to your workouts. Without any muscle building or weight bearing exercise, the body will lose about 1.5 lbs of muscle a year after the age of 30. If you want to rev your metabolism, building muscle is a must. Also, start working up from 4 days to 5-7 days of working out per week. When you do cardio, rev up the intensity and/or do intervals - just pushing yourself a little more may just be enough to get you over this plateau.
Good luck! I'm sending weight loss vibes your way, too!
Posted 08 April 2009 - 04:31 PM
Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:05 PM
| Originally Posted by dolcegirl01 |
I was also wondering if maybe it takes a couple of weeks to see the effect of a change? Like if you start working out and eating less when does your body start losing fat?
If you aren't seeing the results you're hoping for, try eliminating as much of the processed foods from your diet (eat clean) and go back to basics. Whole grains, veggies, fruits, lean meats like fish and chicken and lot of water. Limit or eliminate your caffein intake too.
Otherwise, stay with it b/c if you being honest with yourself by not cheating and you are making health choices, you are on the right path...Good luck!
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