Originally Posted by BigNomore71
kscott, it is a good advice, thank you, but I have been on a strict diet for the past 3 1/2 months and everyday I consume strictly just 1200 Cal (high quality). There is nothing I changed in my diet while I was doing ellipticals for the 3 weeks and used the same diet that helped me shed 30 lbs.
I wonder what's wrong with me doing ellipticals. Right now, I switched back to treadmill and also doing 20 min of strength training exercises each day and within the past 3 or 4 days, I've already lost 1 lb.
Good idea sometimes our muscles get so accustomed to our workouts, they move out of fat burning mode. Change it up a little by using different muscles and that should get you back on track.
Definitely make certain you're eating the recommended amount of calories a day. If you don't your metabolism will slow down or go into starvation mode, no matter what you're burning a day thru exercise and it will refuse to lose an ounce. On the flip side because you put your body into starvation mode, if you started to gain weight your body remembers what you did and will store more fat, in case you try to starve it again. It's amazing how our bodies react to certain conditions.
If myfitnesspal tells me I need to eat another 100 calories, I grab an orange to make certain I get it. Myfitnesspal never wants me under 1200 calories a day.
Are you using myfitnesspal to help keep track of your calories and exercise? If you aren't it's a great easy free app that you can upload to your smart phone or computer. It will also sync with a Fitbit or jawbone up to keep track of just the normal steps you take in a day. They're great.