I completely have to second what ARCHIMEDESII said. I totally thought I was eating healthy, but using the nutrition tracker taught me that not only was I not eating healthy, I was eating way more than I should be eating. I simply didn't realize it until I knuckled down and measured and recorded every single thing.
Now, I've been off track for a while, and I KNOW it's because I've been eating too much. If I know I have to record it, I'm I lot less likely to eat it. So, instead of looking at the tracking as a pain in the neck, it's a way for me to put on the brakes.
If you have increased your exercise, but haven't been measuring your food, you probably have increased what you eat. I highly recommend using the tracker!
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21,344 6/7/11 11:09 A
Have you set up your Spark nutrition profile ? Do you log any of your food ? I've found that many people who say they eat right aren't eating as healthfully as they could. That's where logging your food can help you eat better especially if you do find you have "weak" moments at BBQs or parties.
Spark People isn't about deprivation. It's all about moderation and portion control. Yes, even BBQ can be a part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you are mindful of the portion.
Why haven't you lost weight ? Well, what have you been eating ? When it comes to weight loss, what matters most is what you eat. Are you eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each and every day ? Do you eat whole grain breads and cereals ? Do you eat lots of fish ? How about exercise ? What do you do for exercise ?
I'd start by logging your food each day. Studies have shown that people who log their food choices each day lose more weight than those who don't.
Mostly, you do have to be patient with yourself and your body. It really could take 6-8 weeks of healthy eating and regular exercise before a person sees a change in the scale.
So, don't beat on yourself if the scale doesn't seem to be moving fast enough. In the two months that you've been trying to be more healthy, you may have noticed some changes. Are your clothes fitting better ? Do you have more energy ? Can you do more push ups today than you could two months ago ? are you sleeping better ? Can you carry more bags of groceries without getting tired ? How's your blood pressure ?
Don't worry... weight loss really is a slow steady process that takes time. And do try to log your food if you don't. You may find it helps alot.
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Maybe you are building muscle which explains no weight loss, how do your clothes fit
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Don't forget... You can eat healthy, and lose weight, without needing to go on a 'diet'. Don't just think about what you're doing for exercise, but also how much and what kinds of food you are eating.
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It's probably your diet. Have you been tracking your calories here on Spark? Figure out how much you are eating per day. If it's over the range that Spark suggests for you, you'll be taking in more calories than you're burning through exercise, and you won't lose weight.
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3 6/6/11 9:16 P
i dont consider myself fat.. but i sometimes feel fat. so not only to lose weight but also tone up by body i started going to the gym with my bf.. ive been going 3 times a week for 2 months .. and i havent lost one pound!? i dont eat unhealthy .. maybe a little unbalanced but i mean not 1 pound?? what am i doing wrong! its hard to follow a diet because i live on a small island and i cant get some things as easily plus my mom wont really help me.. plus i dont have allot of will power to say no to a bbq or chocolate.. i only wanna lose 8 or 7 kg so what am i doing wrong? any tips?
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