Weight Loss Support - Eating so little and not loosing wt




grabec
03-04-2009, 08:27 PM
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Any suggestions would be so appreciated. I am not eating enough to keep a bird alive on a VERY CONSISTANT basis every single day and am not loosing any weight. What in the world could be going on? So-o-o-o-o-o frustrated. Talk to me you guys.


rachinma
03-04-2009, 08:32 PM
Eat more to lose weight.
Protein and veggies. Few starches.

daydreamer
03-04-2009, 08:34 PM
If you're not eating enough calories, your body will save what little you do eat, and you won't lose any weight.


RN BSN 2009
03-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Give us an example of what you would eat in a typical day.

grabec
03-04-2009, 08:47 PM
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Thanks guys. 44oz instant coffee with cream, Splenda, Stevia that's breakfast. Salad with buttermilk dressing is lunch. Salad with buttermilk dressing is dinner. Please advise. Thanks. grabec

mandalinn82
03-04-2009, 08:50 PM
Your body is holding onto weight because you aren't feeding it enough calories. You're in classic "starvation mode".

Most people need to eat at least 1200 calories a day, unless under a physician's supervision...and the VAST majority of people need more than that to lose. You are eating, depending on quantities, very few calories - hence, no weight loss.

Your body is trying to save it's life by not burning anything, because you're not feeding it.

willow650
03-04-2009, 08:50 PM
You are starving yourself. EAT , you have to eat. more veggies, some protein, some whole grains.

daydreamer
03-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Your body is holding onto weight because you aren't feeding it enough calories. You're in classic "starvation mode".

Most people need to eat at least 1200 calories a day, unless under a physician's supervision...and the VAST majority of people need more than that to lose. You are eating, depending on quantities, very few calories - hence, no weight loss.

Your body is trying to save it's life by not burning anything, because you're not feeding it.

What she said.

photoRuth
03-04-2009, 10:30 PM
I got stuck and the natural instinct is to cut back which I did and was still stuck so I heard on some nutrition show on the radio that we should eat 30 grams of protien for breakfast to jumpstart our metabolism. So I put the scale away and started eating eggs w/ cheese & turkey bacon for breakfast then also making sure I was getting 30 grams of protein at lunch & dinner too- not easy for someone who is not a meat fan- but I am happy to say that it worked. I am back on track and have been consistantly losing 2.5 lbs/ week (and I still eat bread, pasta, etc)

alextiggs
03-05-2009, 06:19 AM
Maybe you're not doing exercises properly or not completing it properly, atleast 30 minutes on tredmill is compulsory + do AB's , 5 sets of 50 per day :) then things would turn your way

vikkivma
03-05-2009, 09:36 AM
Your body is in starvation mode. If you are eating under 1000 calories (which I assume you are from your description), your body is going to cling onto any food it gets and store it because it thinks there's a problem.

Try cutting down your calories to around 1500 and working out for half an hour. Weight loss doesn't need to be painful.

Shannon in ATL
03-05-2009, 10:31 AM
I agree, not eating enough. Your body thinks there is a famine or something going on so it is holding every calorie you give it in case you don't give it anymore for a while!

the slim me
03-05-2009, 10:34 AM
I can't offer any more advice. Others have already done that. We have such smart people here!'

I just want to offer some more encouragement. You are trying hard and just need to change things around a bit. if you've been eating that few calories, the added food will make a big difference for you.

You might want to try making out a menu for a week or so. make the food you do choose healthy.

Good luck, you can do this!

LittleMoonRabbit
03-05-2009, 10:59 AM
I know it's hard to break that way of thinking... the less I eat, the more I lose. But the truth is, that's just not the case. Think of your metabolism as a furnace... the more fuel you put in there, the hotter it will burn... too a point anyway. Stick too much fuel in there and you will smother out the fire. It's a delicate dance. You also need lots of protein to build muscle and keep your hunger away. Also, whole grains (in moderation), provides healthy fiber. Add in a sprinkle of more healthy fats, and you are good to go. Never eat below 1200 calories, or you will thwart your own efforts.

QuilterInVA
03-05-2009, 11:00 AM
That diet is insane. If you don't feed your body, you will destroy your metabolism. Take the good advice and eat a well balanced diet every day...and cut the cream in the coffee. Protein with every meal and snack will make a difference.

KDuffer
03-05-2009, 11:12 AM
Are you writing down all the ingredients and amounts of what you are eating and calculating your calories? It sounds like from what you say you are eating very little, but it's hard to tell unless you are accurately counting everything.

Also, you didn't mention if you are are incorporating any exercise. If not, I think it's not a bad idea to get your body moving through some strength training and cardio.

prepping
03-05-2009, 11:30 AM
From what you've mentioned, I'd also recommend seeing a professional to set an eating regime up for you. One that can guide what types of foods you should be eating and how much of each to have a healthy body that will naturally lose weight.

One thing you can do right off the bat is cut down on the coffee with cream, splenda, and stevia... try making the time for a good healthy breakfast instead. your body will thank you. and the weight will come off.

good luck. :hug:

JulieJ08
03-05-2009, 12:48 PM
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Any suggestions would be so appreciated. I am not eating enough to keep a bird alive on a VERY CONSISTANT basis every single day and am not loosing any weight. What in the world could be going on? So-o-o-o-o-o frustrated. Talk to me you guys.

I notice that on 1/21/09 you posted you were 194, and now you're 174. That's 20 pounds in 6 weeks, or about 3 1/3 pounds a week. Why do you feel you're not losing?

munchievictim
03-05-2009, 01:14 PM
Okay honey, listen up to what these guys are saying. When I saw the subject of your post, before I even clicked on it, I knew exactly what ALL the replies would say--"eat more eat more eat more."
And they are so right. I have done the same diet, the one piece of fruit a day diet, the all the water you can drink (and that's all) diet, the coffee diet, the pickles diet, and you know what? Every single time I gained back everything I had lost.
At the beginning of this year I decided to do it the healthy way AT LAST, and in two months I've lost fifteen pounds. Easily. Eating until I was full every day, with actually very little excersize.
You are doing something very unhealthy to your body and I think you know it. "Eat more" is probably not what you want to hear. You're probably thinking, "If I'm not losing weight subsisting on salad all day, how am I going to lose weight eating three square, delicious meals with snacks between?" Because, when you give your body the wood, it burns. When you simply readjust your eating habits and start making HEALTHY choices, you'll lose plenty of weight and feel great while you're doing it.