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Friday, January 18, 2013

I am doing everything right, yet I am not losing weight. Why not?

I do not know what your exact nutrition and exercise looks like, but I truly believe that these tips may help you find some answers. I know at one point or another they have all helped me.

~ Double check to make sure you have updated your goals. This should be done every 10-15 pounds. Check your fitness goals here:

and your overall weight loss goals here:

The shorter term goal you use the more accurate your nutrition needs will be. Let's say you want to lose 50 pounds total, instead of putting that in as your goal use 5 pounds.

~When you eat within your calorie range, make sure that range is fluctuating. Eat at the low end and high end through out the week. On top of this, make sure you are drinking sufficient amounts of water and I personally watch my sodium intake which really helps me. Sodium likes to hide out. You can use this link to track other nutrients www.sparkpeople.com/mysp

~Another option is to fluctuate your fitness. Make sure you are giving your body proper rest. When you workout more than 120mins a day your body will go into shock and begin storing weight again. When you give your body a day of rest, or active rest, the fat burn is more efficient. An active rest day could be some low impact exercises, such a slow walk, pilates or yoga.

~On an average day you should only have, at the most, between 1,000 and 1,200 calorie deficit between exercise and food. You can check out your daily deficit in your reports here: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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