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9/27/12 1:19 P

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It sounds like you have a reasonable amount of activity and you're eating near the bottom of your calorie range. This will sound odd, but you might want to increase your calories just a bit. Make sure you're getting a lot of lean protein, do some resistance training to build muscle mass, drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. (If you're overly stressed or not sleeping, the buildup of cortisol can mess up weight loss.)

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7/26/12 10:08 A

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Alright. Thanks for the advice. I knew I could rely on the men's team for straight answers. I'll monitor my progress, chart it, and see what happens. The stair step loss pattern seems probable.

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7/26/12 8:54 A

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I may give that a shot.

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7/25/12 9:12 P

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Unfortunately I can't stick a diagram in here but if I graphed my weight loss it would look like a set of steps. Hold or slight gain, steep loss, hold or slight gain, steep loss, over and over in 2 weekly cycles for a year.
If you think it's messing with your head, weigh monthly instead of weekly. Now I weigh on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the month, average those numbers and write it down. That's it, that's the monthly weigh-in, then I forget about it.
From what you've said I'm 100% convinced you are doing the right thing. If anything I'd be tempted to up your calories. At least a couple of days a week eat up the 2150 or even slightly higher. Let your body know you aren't starving and it'll let go of the horded ration packs :-)
all the best,
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7/25/12 5:16 P

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If I was putting in runs of 3-4 miles and staying on the calories, I might look at the breakdown of what I'm eating, There are reports that guage this. If I was to continue to gain I might go back to the dr and get checked out.

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7/25/12 2:21 P

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I run 3-4 miles per day consistently. That's probably not the issue. I've also been told that it might be water weight. I'd believe it if it was just one week, but gaining water weight two weeks in a row isn't plausible. I really don't understand this.

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7/25/12 1:15 P

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Two weeks is not a long time. Have you increased your activity level/workouts? It takes a balance to drop the pounds. I am staying around the 1800 and walking 3 miles a day and loosing only 2 lbs a week. You may need to up your activity.

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7/25/12 12:01 P

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So I'm a reformed low carb diet guy. I had to stop, Thanks to a bad cholesterol screening and a really tough lecture from my doctor.
So here is the issue: I'm logging everything I eat, my exercise, and my measurements, and I haven't exceeded 1850 calories per day for the last two weeks. My calorie intake, according to SP, should be 1800-2150. I gained 1.2 lbs last week and 1.4 lbs this week. In short, I'm gaining weight on an 1800 calorie diet! I'm 5'10" and I weigh 214.6 with a bodyfat percentage of 34%. According to my measurements, the weight gain is all fat.
If I use the premise that a pound of fat is 3500 calories, then I'm eating an average of 600 calories per day to gain just over a pound a week. It also means that I should be eating 1200 calories per day just to maintain. That can't be right.
Please advise me on what might be going wrong.


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