Weight Loss Support - IS my diet plan Bad? I cant Lose weight !!! what am I doing wrong:(




toot86
02-03-2012, 06:52 PM
:?::?:Hi iam new here but i had a struggle in my goals.. I have a specfic diet wich i follow and a excercise plan .. but it seems that my weight is from 214 - 220 and stays in between up and down for 3 weeks.. whats going onl...?
My diet plan..

Breakfast- 8oz bonless chicken breast - bowl of brocolli and carrots and 1 slice of whole wheat bread


lunch -8oz bonless chicken breast - bowl of brocolli and carrots and 1 slice of whole wheat bread

WORKOUT -PRE shake--200 calories... 1 hour "INSANITY" Post shake --200 calories
=400 calories

dinner - 8oz bonless chicken breast - bowl of brocolli and carrots and 1 slice of whole wheat bread


and about 2 gallons of water .. thats pretty much it .. i might eat alot of sodium but i dont think that would affect my weight loss .. I dont know .. HELP ME..:?::?::?::?:


ValRock
02-03-2012, 07:08 PM
You're rather tall. Is your weight within healthy on the BMI? Your body might need you to mix it up!! Try some new foods!

GobabyGoGO
02-03-2012, 07:19 PM
What jumps out at me is the lack of variety, the over abundance of protein, and the shakes. What is your cooking method? How much sodium are you using? Are you working out enough for all the protein you are taking in? Are the shakes really what you need to get the most out of your workout?


TooManyDimples
02-03-2012, 07:31 PM
BMI puts you just barely into overweight. If you have a decent amount of muscle then your BMI is probably actually less. You might not really have much fat on you to lose.

toot86
02-03-2012, 07:44 PM
What jumps out at me is the lack of variety, the over abundance of protein, and the shakes. What is your cooking method? How much sodium are you using? Are you working out enough for all the protein you are taking in? Are the shakes really what you need to get the most out of your workout?



well my BMI on my scale says 26% so its kinda bad .and I kinda like eating the same food it keeps it easy.. and cheap lol

I use a george foreman grill.. and I season my chicken with lemon pepper seasoning..
with my shakes ..its one scoop of protein.and another scoop of carb enhancer... So just about 50 grams of protein per 2 shakes...

i was thinking of going into a 1 week fast to really get me going.. but iam afraid of losing muscle at the beginning of the fast.. good idea?:^:

GobabyGoGO
02-03-2012, 08:01 PM
I am sure you would lose muscle so I am not sure that fasting is a good idea. What does your workout look like? Your problem may be with that if it is not varied enough.

freelancemomma
02-03-2012, 08:12 PM
I'm just amazed that you haven't gone crazy with the monotony of your meal plan. Is there any reason you're keeping it so homogeneous?

F.

ValRock
02-03-2012, 08:51 PM
Don't go on a fast!

Are you getting any fat at all??? Your brain needs some fat!

toot86
02-03-2012, 09:45 PM
I'm just amazed that you haven't gone crazy with the monotony of your meal plan. Is there any reason you're keeping it so homogeneous?

F.

well i do get fat from my chicken.. some ..

and i kinda like the meal plan done it for 3 weeks.. sometimes i make a mini chicken sandwich .. with the bread and the chicken and pieces of brocolli...
but iam afraid maybe iam eating too much veggies could that happend... cause i dont see any decrease... like i think i should be getting...

124chicksinger
02-03-2012, 09:56 PM
I don't think you are eating too much veg. Unstarchy veg doesn't add up to too many calories. I'm surprised no one has written that perhaps you're not eating enough....maybe that sounds crazy tho, I don't know. Are you trying to body build or lose weight? I'm sure there must be some one here who knows the answers....or perhaps a trainer (if you work out at a gym) that you can ask?

ValRock
02-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Not possible to eat too many veggies...

Try switching up your protein sources, dropping some of the carbs, and adding some healthy fat in. Coconut oil is amazing.

GobabyGoGO
02-04-2012, 02:35 AM
You are getting over 700g of protein a day which is way to much for your weight. I think you should look into body building websites that have nutritional information since you are using supplements. I have no idea about what kind of physique you are going for but I am pretty sure you are going about it wrong. I feel like nutritional education will give you the tools to get body you want.

baker23
02-04-2012, 03:11 AM
You need to mix it up...Food, exercise, everything. Monotony will cause you to stall because it becomes used to what your feeding/doing, and it will become less effective. I don't think your diet is very balanced. WAY to much protein. And it definitely doesn't sound like your eating enough(Crazy I know but not eating enough can cause you to stall) Your 5" taller then I am, and I would starve on that amount of food xDDD

When your exercising are you doing weight training? Because you could be building muscle at the same rate your losing fat, hence the stall on the scale.

Hope you figure it out and good luck...The one piece of advice I can offer is just mix everything up more :)

darlingbrit
02-04-2012, 04:08 AM
If you're trying to build muscle, Try to eat your carbs earlier in the day dinner should be just protein and veggies. no starches. It sounds like you're having waaaay too much protein, and your body doesn't know what to do with it.
You should only be having protein shakes/ Bars/ whatever if you cannot get to real food fast enough.

Having a snack between breakfast and lunch might be beneficial too because you shouldn't go more than 2-3 hours without eating (aside from your night's worth of sleep)

I would Mix it up a little with your meals whenever you can. make a chicken salad, or make a sandwich for lunch! there's tons of different things you can do with the same ingredients just more care and attention.

I would also recommend trying Greek Yogurt. it's high in protein and low in fat- very filling and is a good substitute for the protein shake you've been drinking right before you do Insanity.

Arctic Mama
02-04-2012, 11:31 AM
You really need more fat and less protein, I'd also suggest mixing up your carbohydrates with different fruit/veggie combos and substituting different starches (like rice) on occasion for your bread. Building lean mass is a great goal and Insanity will definitely do it, but the inflammation from your workouts plus the fact that you don't have much to lose to begin with can make scale goals a little slow.

JohnP
02-04-2012, 12:22 PM
interesting thread ...

First - that is no where remotely close to 700g of protein. Since we don't know the composition of the shakes he is probably around 160-180g of protein. For a person his size this is not too much.

Second - more fat is not neccessary. He is getting enough fat. The amount of fat you need to ingest to meet your essential need is very small.

Third - the OP does not complain he is hungry or going crazy from lack of variety. Yes - all of us would go crazy but apparently not the OP.

Fourth - It is not possible to eat too many veggies.

What is the problem? Lack of losing weight. Hard to say for sure but he is probably around 1500-1600 calories per day. That plus an hour of intense cardio means the OP is definately in a deficit. Thus - just like a lot of women - the OP is dealing with water. 3 weeks is not that long of a time.

To the OP-

You're not 26% fat. No way, no how. Bio impedence monitors are highly unaccurate. Also - 26% on a guy would be pretty chunky. Are you pretty chunky? For you to be at 26% at your height/weight you would have to have almost no muscle.

If you're happy with your food program than I personally have no issues with it. Assuming you're not lying about your food intake than I'd say you're probably going to experience a "whoosh" soon.

That said - depending on what your goals are - you should probably drop the insanity program and start lifting some weights.

canadianwoman
02-04-2012, 03:27 PM
Not possible to eat too many veggies...

Try switching up your protein sources, dropping some of the carbs, and adding some healthy fat in. Coconut oil is amazing.

I think he would do really well on the Atkins diet. Men generally do.

GobabyGoGO
02-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Sorry I totally meant to write 200g no 700g...man that is what I get for posting right before bed. My bad :(

ValRock
02-04-2012, 10:54 PM
I think he would do really well on the Atkins diet. Men generally do.

That was my line of thinking too.

toot86
02-06-2012, 10:16 PM
interesting thread ...

First - that is no where remotely close to 700g of protein. Since we don't know the composition of the shakes he is probably around 160-180g of protein. For a person his size this is not too much.

Second - more fat is not neccessary. He is getting enough fat. The amount of fat you need to ingest to meet your essential need is very small.

Third - the OP does not complain he is hungry or going crazy from lack of variety. Yes - all of us would go crazy but apparently not the OP.

Fourth - It is not possible to eat too many veggies.

What is the problem? Lack of losing weight. Hard to say for sure but he is probably around 1500-1600 calories per day. That plus an hour of intense cardio means the OP is definately in a deficit. Thus - just like a lot of women - the OP is dealing with water. 3 weeks is not that long of a time.

To the OP-

You're not 26% fat. No way, no how. Bio impedence monitors are highly unaccurate. Also - 26% on a guy would be pretty chunky. Are you pretty chunky? For you to be at 26% at your height/weight you would have to have almost no muscle.

If you're happy with your food program than I personally have no issues with it. Assuming you're not lying about your food intake than I'd say you're probably going to experience a "whoosh" soon.

That said - depending on what your goals are - you should probably drop the insanity program and start lifting some weights.

Thanks ..


yeah i get about 200 grams of protien and 1600 calories seems right on my calorie intake... :) iam mostly trying to lose the most fat as i can not worried about muscle ..right now.. I do drink lots of water .. so iam hoping that your whoosh theory.. would be correct lol..But today i had and eagerness to go on a one week fast.. i think this will fast track me in to the 200lbs wich is my goal... then I would be sure iam on the right track.. without the up and down scale.. :(

toot86
02-06-2012, 10:19 PM
I think he would do really well on the Atkins diet. Men generally do.

i Do love the atkins i do lose alot of weight on it ..but usually eat bad things in over moderation..chicken wings.. steaks..burgers on lettuce.. so it makes me overindulge.. wich i still lose weight but I think i also consume too many calories..