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Old 02-20-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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I managed to gain 4 lbs ive benn doing this over a month exercising every other day for two hours, and counting calories, why am i not losing? Im so irritated.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I was exercising for an hour and cut down to 30 mins (5 days a week) and I've actually had better results that way so maybe give that a try? Soreness can cause some weight gain because the muscle is retaining water. How many calories are you taking in?
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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Ive been doing 2000 a day, and im now 304 lbs. I dont know if i should lower my calories or what? At the gym i do kick boxing and hitting for an hour, cardio after, strength training, and end with abbs and sometimes sauna. Any advice im willing to take. Im so tired of being fat.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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with all that exercise you should be putting on muscle which will make you weigh more and during the process you will retain a lot of water. i hate to be frank but at your weight and experience level you should not be doing 2 hour sessions. you need to work your way up to that sort of exercise gradually or you WILL injure yourself which will set you back. i suggest you cut it down to an hour or less each day with maybe one or two days off a week.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #5
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My first thought is was niafabo said and you are simply gaining muscle because of strength training (which is great because that willl in turn boost your metabolism).

My second thought is if you are burning so many calories by working out for 2 hours a day and not eating enough, that could actually slow down your metabolism, so it's possible you're working out too much or not eating enough.

My last thought (i'm generally good for 3 a day lol) is that the 2000 calories that you are eating might not be a good balance of fat, protein, and carbs. What do you normally eat as part of your 2000 calorie diet?

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:51 PM   #6
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Over what period of time have you gained 4 pounds? Have you lost anything? What does your weight loss look like?

If you've just started, your muscles might be retaining water. It's unlikely to be a lot of muscle, as women don't put on muscle quickly, and only when they eat to help build muscle.

Give us a little more information, and we might be able to give you some different perspectives. But no matter what, I advise patience. It's a very important weight loss tool!!
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #7
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i've just started so don't feel best placed to give advice. i have been doing some exercise (not nearly as much as you though) and calorie counting, i lost nothing for a week then had a day off the exercise as my legs were very sore, the day i took off i weighed myself and had lost 1.5lbs. maybe you need to take a day or 2 off to let your muscles heal and get rid of any excess water?
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #8
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How sure are you that you are only taking in 2000 calories?? Are you weighing your food? Cooking it at home so you know exactly what is in it?

With 2000 calories that is actually a lot of room for mistakes and those mistakes could easily take you to 2400 or so.

That kinda sounds like a lot to me, to be honest. Where did you get that number from?
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the advice, ladies. Im doing it every other day, orders from my trainer. I started at 326 a couple months ago, but went off for a while. The 4 lbs has come on within the last two weeks. I think i need more protein, as of now im eating usually chicken some fish vegtables protein shakes in the am, and yogurts. It varies daily to whats in the fridge, but possibly i didnt excersice for four days on vacation, tried to eat decent, wasnt perfect though.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #10
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How sure are you that you are only taking in 2000 calories?? Are you weighing your food? Cooking it at home so you know exactly what is in it?

With 2000 calories that is actually a lot of room for mistakes and those mistakes could easily take you to 2400 or so.

That kinda sounds like a lot to me, to be honest. Where did you get that number from?
I wasgoing off of some calorie trackers on my phone, i thought so myself, but not sure.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:25 PM   #11
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Over what period of time have you gained 4 pounds? Have you lost anything? What does your weight loss look like?

If you've just started, your muscles might be retaining water. It's unlikely to be a lot of muscle, as women don't put on muscle quickly, and only when they eat to help build muscle.

Give us a little more information, and we might be able to give you some different perspectives. But no matter what, I advise patience. It's a very important weight loss tool!!
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I wasgoing off of some calorie trackers on my phone, i thought so myself, but not sure.
I think you are consuming more calories than you think. Unless, you're being a lot more diligent about it than it sounds like.

I would say go for 1800 calories per day and make SURE that you know it's that or less most of the time. Weighing and properly measuring your food is crucial.

We may fib to ourselves a bit on how many calories something is, but I promise you, that our bodies can find every single calorie and extract it.

Just tighten up your diet a bit.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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You might need to get to know your body and find out what works for YOU. Do not be discouraged, just try something different. It might be to do with the kind of food you are eating, is it mostly veg and apples here and there? This works for me and dancing, different things for different people, low carb works for me... I haven't counted calories... I understand how it works... but I really think for me weight loss is a metabolism issue than calorie issue.
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Well, weight loss is not linear. Sometimes our bodies retain water and we gain on the scale, but it's not necessarily fat. If you've lost 20+ pounds in two months and this is a blip up, then I'd say don't worry about it!

But you do want to try to be as precise as you can while counting calories!!
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