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I find many ask this question, including myself

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

~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:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUNNING-TURTLE 2/17/2013 7:43AM

    emoticon Thanks for the reminder info.

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NEWKATHYNOW 1/22/2013 8:21PM

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FEMISLIM 1/19/2013 7:21PM


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SISYPHUS_CLIMBS 1/19/2013 4:36PM

    Great tips!

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KAYLSLYNN 1/19/2013 1:57PM

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ROXYZMOM 1/19/2013 8:26AM

    Thanks for the tips!! I have to work on balancing cals with exercise

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BARCLE 1/19/2013 12:56AM

    Great advice, thanks emoticon

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MOONANDSTARS77 1/18/2013 7:51PM

  Thank you! I hate when I am doing everything I need to be and am not losing weight!

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MJ7DM33 1/18/2013 6:00PM


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_BACK2BASICS_ 1/18/2013 5:24PM

    Great tips. I tried the links and only the last one worked for me. But you were so descriptive that if they can't be accessed, it doesn't really matter. emoticon

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GOLMAR25 1/18/2013 2:15PM

    Great tips! Thanks!

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ARUN4ONE 1/18/2013 2:13PM

    Thank you. I just experienced a little problem myself and used tips like this to lose two more pounds. Great advice :D

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SDCMOMMA 1/18/2013 2:05PM

    Excellent tips, thank you!

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CAMEOANDLACE 1/18/2013 2:05PM

    Good advice

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