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Old 03-04-2009, 08:27 PM   #1  
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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.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:32 PM   #2  
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Eat more to lose weight.
Protein and veggies. Few starches.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #3  
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If you're not eating enough calories, your body will save what little you do eat, and you won't lose any weight.
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Give us an example of what you would eat in a typical day.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:47 PM   #5  
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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
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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.
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You are starving yourself. EAT , you have to eat. more veggies, some protein, some whole grains.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #8  
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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.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:30 PM   #9  
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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)
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:19 AM   #10  
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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

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Old 03-05-2009, 09:36 AM   #11  
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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.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:31 AM   #12  
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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!
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:34 AM   #13  
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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!
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:59 AM   #14  
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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.
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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.
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