I'm about 10lbs over weight. I went to the gym for 1 hour 5 times a week for three months and never lost a single pound or inch even after I cut out sodas and junk food. Anyone else have this problem? I lost my motivation.
Siren_Cytherea answered Wednesday June 17 2009, 1:19 am: The last 10 pounds is the worst. I feel your pain.
Quick note to you and to the previous columnist - cutting carbs out of your diet is NOT healthy. It's a quick fix, yes, and it makes you lose weight, but carbs are to your body what fuel is to a car. You need them, plain and simple. If you add carbs back in, you will gain the weight back. Better idea is to eat better carbs. Like, whole grain instead of white, etc. And then use them. Be active! It's almost summer! (in most places)
Anyway, on point - This could be for a number of reasons. You may be eating healthy foods, but are you eating enough of them? If your calorie count is too low, your metabolism may also have slowed. Are you eating often enough? Eating small meals every three hours really boosts your metabolism. Are you doing the right kind of work outs for your body at the gym? Focus on your abs and lower back, if you're worried about losing inches.
Meals every three hours is what really did it for me. I'm down to 120 at 5'4" (I was 140). I wanted to get down to 115, but then I discovered that all my heavy workouts gave me a pretty good amount of lean muscle mass.
Muscle weighs more than fat. You did say you didn't lose any inches, either, though. Around your waist? That could just be your trouble spot.
Consider adjusting your diet further. Or if you like, post another question about your diet and we can try to sift through it as well as we can.
Keep it up! You'll get where you want to be.
Liss15 answered Wednesday June 17 2009, 12:50 am: Oh my gosh don't say that!!!!I did for a good while.okay the gym thing,i don't think it's a good idea.I'm sorry but how about going walking at the park and then like a couple of days run.i think it will work better.And always believe in your self,because i was walking for like 1 month and at the time i weighed 160 and then i went to the doctor to get a check up and they weighed me and he said good job u lost 10 pounds.Oh my gosh i felt so proud of myself. Please don't give up.okay lets make a deal,okay promise me to lose at least 5 pounds in 2 months,and then post it up.PLEASE. I hope this helped!!! [ Liss15's advice column | Ask Liss15 A Question ]
Katlyn answered Wednesday June 17 2009, 12:00 am: I had the same problem for about 2-3 months but then i decided to take out all the carbs from my diet and ive lost a lot of weight doing this for a few months should work so basically no junk food or fried foods no soda or sugary foods and drinking skim milk or soy milk with every meal helps and bout 8-9 glasses of water a day try this and i assure u that u will lose your weight. [ Katlyn's advice column | Ask Katlyn A Question ]
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