I increased my calories back to what the tracker had suggested and had good luck this week. Hopefully it's just my body getting into a groove. I'm planning on having my doctor check my blood just to make sure I don't have any handicaps that may be preventing me from losing. I've been getting pretty frustrated the last month cause the last time I tried really hard on a diet I lost 60lbs in 6mo just with changning what I ate. Now I'm eating right and exercising and been hitting a wall. I'll try the measurements. Thanks for the pointers.
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I would say to INCREASE your calories. If you are doing C25K your body may need more calories then you are giving it.
Also, what you are experiencing is actually pretty common. A lot of people lose weight in the very beginning then stop. A lot of the time the first weight loss is water weight. Here is something to think about. THAT did NOT happen to me. For me I didn't lose a single pound for 6 weeks then after that it only came off a half a pound a week. Now, I didn't have a lot of weight to lose but it just goes to show that you never know what your body is going to do. Keep on the right track. I encourage you to look for NSV (non scale victories) like taking measurements once a month, noticing how your clothes fit, your energy level, etc. Also defiantly incorporate some ST (Strength Training) if you haven't already. It is the fastest and most effective way to lose the fat!
Hi Jake. First of all, congratulations on the 10lb weight loss. More information is needed to really answer your question. How many calories are you consuming? When your exercising, how intense are your workouts? Finally, what foods are you eating?
Hello. Looking for any tips that may help me. I started the diet back in April and lost about 10lbs but for the last 2 months I've been stuck. When I first started the diet I was walking about 4-5 days a week and getting about 2.5-3 miles in. I've started the couch to 5k and am about 3wks into it. I've tried lowering my calories with no luck in losing. I've been eating pretty healthy and keeping pretty close to the calorie range. Should I raise my calories? I hate to reduce the exercising because I'm doing pretty good with it. Probably the best shape I've been in since High School. Anybody have any ideas?
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