Can I still lose weight not exercising?
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:00 PM
About four months ago, my knees just totally gave up on me. The doctor can not find a problem, and I have been going to PT twice a week, which hurts it more. No working out=about a 5 lbs weight gain. I would like to lose about 12 lbs between now and my November 11th wedding, but I am unable to exercise. I have been able to walk at a moderate pace, and I have been doing that for about 60/min a time 3-4 times a week. I have also continued to do upper body weights (no lower body cause of knee). I have been PERFECT with my diet, and still no weight lose without real exercise.
Has anyone lost weight without exercising?
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:15 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:20 PM
Have you tried keeping a food diary of everything you eat. I subscribe to self magazine so I joined the self diet club yesterday and you enter everything you eat in there and it analyzes it for you and everything, its really cool.
So what I noticed was that even though over the last few weeks I've been trying to eat more protein and less carbs, I wasn't writing anything down. yesterday I ate stuff that I had been eating on a normal diet day over the past few weeks and I was pretty close to going over what I should have eaten in a day for calories.
So even though I felt like I was eating things that were good for me, I was still eating high in calories and I probably would have eaten more yesterday if I hadn't been putting it in the computer and seeing my calories go up.
So doing something like this or weight watchers might really help you to be accountable and you may realize that maybe you were eating more than you needed to.
oh, also the self diet club thing has you put in your weight and goal, etc... and gives you the amount of calories you should eat to lose 1 or 2 pounds a week.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:21 PM
You just need to be completely committed to what you're eating, and leave very little room for error.
Make healthy decisions, and eat 6 times a day, it helps keep your blood sugar in check and you won't get hungry either. Stick to lean protein and fresh veggies and try to avoid anything refined, sodas, etc.
Also, you mentioned you are still lifting weights, upper body. You might not see the scale move for a few weeks since your body is adjusting to the new muscle gain, fat loss balance. And remember, muscle doens't weigh more than fat, 1lb=1lb, but if you keep up with the weights, you'll eventually replace the fat w/ muscle and be leaner and therefore smaller.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:37 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:56 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:08 PM
I did WW twice in my life and lost a ton of weight both times. Plus I didn't exercise at all. I just joined Nutrisystem and it works. However, I don't like that all the food they send you is pantry food. (Nothing goes in the refrigerator or freezer - weird's me out.) But Jenny Craig is the same idea and I believe that has mostly frozen foods. And you don't "have" to exercise on these plans in order to lose weight.
Let me know if you have any questions. I love WW. Nutrisystem - not so much.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:35 PM
I have lost weight with out excercising but it will go fast if you can do something low impact like swimming.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:43 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:05 PM
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