You need to change up your exercise.. doing just one thing isnt enough..walking is always good.. but maybe bike riding or something like that .. so your doing different things.. i used to go on my treadmill when i had it.. going up hills and running.. that got me losing.. and walking.. and bike riding.. find out what you love and do it! dont ever give up..
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For the love of carbs! You've possibly confirmed my worst dietmare! I've thought about it but was in denial as it was the only thing I haven't eliminated from my diet. I was a vegetarian until the past year and incorporated poultry in my diet.
I understand your problem all too well - I've been 'living it' for a long time and have struggled in spite of properly balanced meals with good nutrition and low calories combined with a variety of exercise. The only thing that has actually WORKED for me is completely cutting out 'white carbs' - it's hard at first but after awhile, it gets a lot easier and I find that I do not have ANY food cravings once my body adjusts to the routine. The 'white carbs' I cut out include sugar, all grains, potatoes, bananas and the like. I've always been somewhat opposed to 'diets' that focus on eliminating things but there's obviously something about these types of products that triggers problems for me, including an inability to lose weight. When I cut them out, my metabolism speeds up - when I eat them, even a little bit, my metabolism slows down drastically.
Anyway, I guess I need to just accept that these foods are 'bad' for me and eliminate them 'forever' from my diet. Using the philosophy of 'total abstinence' is a lot easier for me than enjoying 'just a little bit' like some other people seem to be able to do. This may not work for you the same way but if you get really desperate as I did, you might want to give it a try.
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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My sister bought a scale that shows ounces plus pounds. It made her feel better to see that she had lost at least an ounce. Do you weigh when you first get up? Weigh your self the same time every day,week etc. Good luck!
I agree, are you tracking? Drinking water? Are you using other methods of measurement besides the scale?
When I first started running I didn't lose a single pound...and even gained some. It was frustrating to say the least because the whole point was to LOSE weight. But I lost a whole lot of inches! Clothes fit me completely different even though the scale either stayed the same or went up. So hold on and keep going...at the very least even if the scale isn't cooperating and the inches are slow to come off, you are doing countless good things to the parts of your body you CAN'T see like your hearts, lungs, muscles and more!
Menopause certainly won't make it easier... Hard to tell. How much weight are you looking to lose? How did you change your diet? Are you using the nutrition tracker? (This is secret to success #1.) Maybe you can let us have a bit more info, so we can be more helpful. All the best!
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I need help! On menopause and battling weight gain I just can't seem to get off. I started seriously working out and changed diet a month ago and have only noticed weight gain. I understand the muscle thing, but I've been walking 2-3 miles every other day and 6 miles on the weekends and have only managed to lose 1 pound. Any suggestions?
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