Why? Can't I lose weight

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Ledia - posted on 12/16/2014

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Those sound like fads the way you described them.
Pills are all junk--they don't work. They just suppress your appitite while you use them, which lowers your metabolism, so you feel tired all of the time, and when you stop using them, you gain back twice what you lost because your metabolism is screwed up.

Here's the thing.
Ask your Doctor what the MINIMUM amount of calories you need each day to survive is, and add 100 calories. That's your limit. For an average woman, this is about 1100 calories per day, but it can vary depending on your frame (bigger women need more, smaller need less).

Write down EVERYTHING you put into your mouth--not the time, the food, the calorie count, the fat count, and the nutritional value. There are apps that do this for you if you don't have the time to look it all up. Once you've reached your calorie limit, you stop eating, but the goal is to meet your nutritional requirements BEFORE you meet the calorie limit.

Eat Protein and unsaturated fats in the morning. Eat Carbohydrates in the afternoon. Keep dinner light--NO MEAT, NO FRUIT--focus on green veggies, carrots, squashes, etc. Steer clear of meat, fruit, and potatoes for dinner, but those are fine for breakfast and lunch.


Exercise. If you do it at the right times, it doesn't take much.
Start each day with a quick run--1 or 2 miles should be plenty. Walk for 10 minutes to warm up, run for the mile or two (15 to 30 minutes), then walk for 10 more minutes to cool down. That's less than an hour every morning.
3 days a week add a strength training session at lunch time or in the afternoons--not much, 30 to 45 minutes 3 to 4 times per week is enough.
A couple of times a week, you will want to do a big work out--go hiking in the mountains, do a crossfit class (crossfit is great, but is won't help you lose weight all by itself), or a Zumba class, spinning, whatever you like, but keep changing it up so that your body does not get accustomed to the routine. If your body gets used to what you are doing, it will adjust your metabolism, and you will stop losing weight.

Once you reach your desired weight, you CANNOT slack off. Your metabolism will be adjusted to your current level of physical activity, so you have to stick with it.

If you stop losing weight BEFORE you reach your desired weight, simply add time or intensity to your workout in small increments until you start losing weight again.

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Lakesia - posted on 12/17/2014

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Thanks so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to give me advice. Thanks I will make sure I follow everything you've just told😃 this made me feel so much better👍 I'll make sure to keep you updated on my progress!

Lakesia - posted on 12/16/2014

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I've tried everything I can think of, diet pills, cross fit, changing the things I eat. I've done so much to lose weight I don't get it, when will I ever look and feel good.

Ledia - posted on 12/16/2014

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Well, what are you doing to try to lose weight? How much do you want to lose? It could be any number of things, from not eating the right foods for your lifestyle, eating the wrong foods at the wrong times of the day in respect to your physical activities, or something as simple as not getting enough of the right kinds of exercise, but no one will know unless you share what you are, and are not, doing.

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