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Weight Loss Plateau HELP NEEDED

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ive been doing everything right so why am i not loosing anymore?!
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    You may want to consider adding some basic strength exercises. Push ups, squats, crunches, and curls for example. I only looked at a few days worth of your tracker. emoticon
    1881 days ago
    I also would like to point out that the 600 calorie dinner was something i saved my calories for.
    1884 days ago
    I've only eat out once a week to reward myself and keep up with my diet (when i do eat out i still count the calories), and as for processed foods, i am a college student with a part time job i have little time and little money, I count my calories daily but ill start keeping an eye on other areas of intake.

    i exercise daily and i do not work out on ellipitcal i do a cross fit trainer but sparkpeople does not have that listed. I can assure my work out are strenuous

    I've been training for a race and most of my workouts are not listed.
    i thank you for your information.
    1884 days ago
    OK, I took a quick look at your tracker. It seems like you are not recording everything, and when you do record you are not getting the real data entered thoroughly. A coke and chicken nuggets certainly DOES contain carbs, for example. There is one place recently where you recorded that you had a 600 calorie (!!!) dinner, but there is no other nutritional information listed. So, getting serious about REALLY tracking absolutely everything could be something that helps you break out of your plateau. It's also a good way to learn what really does and does not work for you nutritionally beyond calories.

    For example, I have learned that I will NEVER lose weight if I have more than 125 G of carbs per day, and usually I need to be around 100G/day if I really want to lose and not just maintain. The magic number may be different for you, but you are likely consuming way too many carbs. Cutting out things like hamburger buns and making the carbs that you do consume whole grains, vegetables and lean dairy could help you get to the next level.

    It also looks like you don't have a lot of vegetables in your diet. Adding one salad or veggie soup each day could make a big difference for you--lots of fiber, tons of nutrition, not many calories.

    Do you really expect to lose weight when you are regularly eating fast food and very processed food? It seems like you might need to get real with yourself about that.

    Your workout doesn't seem very intense either. The eliptical is a good place to start when you first begin working out, but you might consider exploring other types of workouts now and raising the intensity a bit. Another thing to think about is having some kind of daily or weekly time goal that increases as you go. For now, could you do an hour of exercise every day, five days a week?

    The good news is that you have all kinds of options for breaking this plateau...don't give up!
    1884 days ago
    I cannot see the video. But one way to help break a plateau would be to change your workout routine. Have you been doing the same workout for awhile? If so, it sounds like your body is use to that particular workout. So shock it by doing something different. Also, how has your eating been? You may want to start eating 5-6 small meals every 2.5-3 hours in order to boost your metabolism. Some people think this doesn't work, but it does. I lost weight doing this! Whatever you end up doing, much success to you on your weight loss journey!
    1884 days ago
    Hmmm..can't see the video.
    1884 days ago
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