I'm at a loss. For the past 18 months I've been yo-yo'ing the same 5 pounds, and I don't really know what other healthy changes to make in my life that might help get them off. Here's what I feel like I'm doing right:
*Eat whole, non-processed foods 95% of the time. Lots of fruits and veggies and lean meats.
*Exercise (both cardio and resistance) 5-6 days a week, for 45-60 minutes at a time.
*Count my calories to keep them within a 1400-1600 cal/day range. (I've gone above and below that for periods of time as well, and it hasn't made a difference)
*Drink lots of water.
*Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
I did even try going organic over the summer, but the only thing that went down was my bank balance.
I just don't know what to do to get these last 10 pounds off that I want to lose (I'm 155, would like to get to 145, which I've weighed before, just before I had my last baby 4 years ago). I know I have a lot of muscle on my body, from the resistance training, but I also have a lot of fat on my stomach (I'm an apple) that just won't budge.
I don't want to do anything drastic though. I tried going low-carb a couple of years ago and lost a lot of weight, but also had an almost constant low-grade headache. Now I focus on doing "lower-carb", limiting my carbs to those that come from my fruits and veggies, and very occasionally some sugar.
I'm just at a loss of what to do. Any suggestions?