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5/8/18 10:28 P

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Erm... You say you are doing everything right, but your calories are 2/3 of where you are supposed to be, your fat is not even half of what it is supposed to be, and your carbs are 1/4 of what they are supposed to be. So to me, that says that 3/4 of where you want to be you aren't.
How much weight are you trying to lose? About 1% of your bodyweight per week is where you want to be aiming for, unless you are within the last thirty to forty pounds or you are particularly active in which case you can cut that number in half. You mention working out for about four hours a week, but what are you actually doing? Elite runners are running fifty miles in that time frame, other people might be doing a mile a half walk and most people will be somewhere in the middle. Where you fit on the exercise spectrum matters. If your workouts are pretty slow and easy and you have hundred or so spare pounds to lose, eating so few calories might be very practical for you. If your workouts are intense and you are within those last forty pounds or so you might very much need those 2000 cals a day to fuel the muscle you are building up, and consistently undereating just means that you don't have enough fuel for the activities that you are doing. The more aggressive your loss goals are, the more likely you are to use the least amount of fat as fuel, which tends to be the opposite of what most people want to do. Slow and steady, with small deficits, is how you maximize the amount of fat you are losing. When you have a hundred plus pounds to lose, faster losses aren't as much of an issue, but the smaller the number you have to lose the more important it becomes that you find the balance that works for you.

I am not sure how accurately you are tracking for micronutrients, but if you are tracking accurately then you might want to start rethinking some of how you eat. Seventy to eight percent of your nutrients from food is usually okay, but you're barely at fifty percent on two of the things that you are tracking and everything else is lower. I go for high carbs so I do not really have any great low carb suggestions for you, but do really look to see why you are not even hitting 50% across the board. Yes, it might be a tracking issue where the food that you are eating because it is high in iron doesn't have iron listed on the entry you are tracking with, but do make sure that that is the case.

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5/8/18 8:37 P

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5/8/18 6:12 P

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4/22/18 4:56 P



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JVARELA43,

How long have you been trying to lose ? Depending on when you started, it could be you just need to give your body more time to adapt to the new change.

While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there will be weeks you don't lose. There will even be weeks you gain ! And that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. The weight doesn't magically drop off just because you're eating a little better and getting some exercise.

Perhaps that's the problem. Maybe you're expecting your body to do too much too fast. Well, the truth about weight loss that most people don't want to face is this,"if it took you years to pack on the weight, you can't expect it to lose it in a few short weeks or months". It really could take years to take off the weight.

So, a little more information. When did you start trying to lose again ? How many weeks has it been ? If you've only been at this for a couple of weeks, it really could take 6-8 weeks of healthy eating and regular exercise before you see a change in the scale. And that too is perfectly normal.

If you could tell us a bit more about yourself, that will help us help you. Right now, with almost no information to go on, we're taking educated guesses.

I suspect you really just need to be more patient with your body. People don't lose weight like they do on the Biggest Loser. That's just not typical. 1-2 pounds is typical, but not for everyone. How much a person loses varies from person to person for a variety of different reasons.


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4/21/18 2:08 P

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If you're tracking your exercise in the fitness tracker, then that's likely increasing your calorie range. You should notice your range goes up after you track those activities.

I'm not sure about the pork rinds since our dietary recommendations aren't low carb.

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JVARELA43 Posts: 2
4/21/18 1:39 P

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It is from the food log here I am unsure how that calculates. Question . by chance is it ok to eat PORK RINDS on as low carb diet? They are so calorie rich

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4/21/18 12:42 P

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If that's a typical day, then I'd say you're not eating enough. Eating too few calories is going to hurt more than help your weight loss efforts in the long run, so I'd suggest boosting your calories up. Does that range take into account the exercise you've done, or is that your base calorie range?

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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4/21/18 8:56 A

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Here is a screenshot of a typical day. I have been away from Sparkpeople for a while giving up in frustration but am back and same old issue. Do everything correct and do it with enthusiasm and no weight loss. I just do not know what to do. My doctor says I have no issues with Thyroid. I exercise for about an hour 4 times per week. Eating low calorie , low carb :(







NUTRIENTS: GOAL SAT 4/14 SUN 4/15 MON 4/16 TUE 4/17 WED 4/18 THU 4/19 4/20
Calories 1,915 - 2,265 - - - - - - 1,349
Fat 33 - 72g - - - - - - 82
Carbohydrates 169 - 301g - - - - - - 42
Protein 60 - 162g - - - - - - 120
Cholesterol 0 - 300mg - - - - - - 268
Sodium, Na 0 - 2,400mg - - - - - - 2,675
Potassium, K 2,000 - 3,500mg - - - - - - 1,290
Vitamin A, IU 100 - 110% - - - - - - 4
Vitamin C 100 - 500% - - - - - - 47
Vitamin D 100 - 150% - - - - - - 0
Calcium, Ca 100 - 150% - - - - - - 9
Iron, Fe 100 - 150% - - - - - - 24
Fiber, total dietary 25 - 35 - - - - - - 17





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