Yes you were definitely eating too litte. Glad everyone set you straight. I would also like to add that it helps to have light workout days in there too. Wierd how that can help.
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Hi! Thanks so much for your reply, I am glad that this is not an unusual situation and will try again to increase my calories and patiently await the results. I am so obsessed with the scale these days I actually weigh myself every single day, I will also try to only weigh once a week.
I would totally have to agree with what was said! I have always been told that for no reason should anyone be eating less then 1200cals! If you are not eating enough it is just as bad as overeating because you body hordes the food that you do give it in the fat cells and breaks down the muscles. I would say try working out the same and adding a few more healthy calories.
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Karlyn is right on the money! I know it is confusing, but more calories gives your body the signal that you are going to be giving it the proper nutrition it needs on a regular basis, so it doesn't need to store up nutrients and fat. It took two months for my trainer to convince me to up my calories and increase my healthy monounsaturated fat. Once I did that the weight started falling off! Literally! I dropped 4.2 lbs. in one week! The secret is to make those extra calories very healthy nutrient dense foods. Lean proteins (chicken, fish, lean pork, nuts, beans). Complex Carbohydrates (green veggies, potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, etc). Low fat dairy (cottage cheese, low fat plain yogurt, skim milk). Let me know can I help you.
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Good morning! I too had this same problem a while ago and the problem is that you are eating too few calories. Your body is going into starvation mode and will hold onto fat. Really stick to your recomended. Go on the lower end on your relax days and higher on your workout days. Also make sure the calories you are getting are good ones. I was suprised that when I upped mine the weight started to drop. I hope this helps. Another thing that has helped me is eating clean. There are lots of groups here on the subject. I have links to them on my page. Have a great day!!
My weight loss has really decreased these days, and I have not lost any weight since last week no matter how hard I try... I have increased my cardio minutes and intensity at the gym, I have reduced my meal portions and really limtted the number of calories to less than 1000 per day (my daily intake range is between 1330 and 1680) but the weight is just stuck on 114 kg. I have bought a new bathroom scale which indicates my weight is 117 kg (which is 3 kg higher tha what I weigh using the gym scale), I am a bit confused right now but I try hard to stay on track.
By the way I have updated my ticker to display 112kg which is my goal weight for February and I use kg instead of lbs since I live in a french country.
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