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DROPCONE Posts: 1,541
6/22/12 11:41 A

I always do better with weight loss when I get enough fat and protein and make sure that carbohydrates are not more than 50% of my diet. This was such a key realization because I always used to cut out fat thinking that was the culprit in making me gain weight. So if you are tracking your food, look at the distribution of the macronutrients to get close to the 50/20/30 breakdown.

PURPLEPEONY SparkPoints: (41,570)
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6/21/12 11:50 A

if you`re exercising you may be gaining muscle (which is good). Try using measurements for a while instead of the scale.
Also when I eat too much sodium I retain water which affects the scale.

JAOTTO SparkPoints: (47,597)
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6/20/12 11:52 A

Be careful not to under eat and then have patience.

TRUETOME60 Posts: 25
6/19/12 2:49 P

Hi, Someone told me to put the scale away for the first few weeks of my diet and go by how my clothes feel, then weigh myself-put the scale away again for a couple of weeks. She told me weight flucutates and I may Not show any loss or even a lb or 2 gain for the first month..so giving it a try and hope it works.

CKSTRICKLAND SparkPoints: (1,823)
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6/19/12 9:58 A

I agree, it is a long term commitment and not a diet. Make changes you know you can keep up with and the ones you know you can't may take a little more time to wean off. I'm just making lifestyle changes and taking it slow.

I notice that I do not see any weight come off the scale until week 4. At week 4 I loss 5 pounds. I'm up to 30 lbs now. With this happening, I also notice the weight doesn't come back unlike the times I actually diet. I think everyone's body is different so you have to figure out what works for you. For me, I have to do both, watch what I eat and exercise in order to see some weight disappear. I still have a loooooonnnng way to go in the eating category but it's a slow process. I have been working at this pace since March 2011 but I'm not rushing and feel like I now found a way to have permanent weight loss.

MAGTASTIC103 Posts: 424
6/18/12 4:01 P

It definitely takes time and long-term commitment. Think of it as a lifestyle change, not a diet. Everybody loses weight at a different pace. Make sure you are being truthful about what you have eaten and record EVERYTHING. Also, have you talked with your doctor? They may see something in your blood work that could account for you not losing. It's always advisable to speak with your doctor before beginning new eating habits and/or exercise regiment as well.

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WEDDINGBELLS3 SparkPoints: (423)
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6/18/12 10:58 A

is there anyone else out there that is doing it all and still not losing. i dont know what i could be doing wrong. or what to turn for help. i want to lose weight so bad and if it was acutally working i would be willing to keep going. however i everytime i start the diet and i start excersing and i see no weight lost i get upset and stop. well i have started again and im not losing and i want to quiet but i know if i quiet then i wont lose it either. please if anyone else is having this problem let me know and if u have any sugguestions on how to keep going let me know that also!

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