Re: Why wouldn't someone be able to lose weight?
Hi, perhaps you have an under active thyroid gland in which case your metabolism would slow down. A blood test will reveal this condition. If you want to spike up your metabolism, out of the hour and a half you are at the gym do one hour of vigorous cardio exercise and a half hour of strength training with free weights or machine weights. Choose a cardio activity you enjoy be it aerobics class, treadmill, elliptical, or stairmaster. At your age you should raise your heartbeat to 130 to 140 beats per minute for at least a half our out of your hour workout. It may take you a few months to reach this goal so have patience and be consistant and you will be burning calories for several hours after your are done. This is called the afterburn and I have seen people lose massive amounts of weight using target heart rate training. Buy a heart rate monitor, you wear it like a watch and will give you your heart rate in real time, it is an invaluable training tool. If your problem is not your thyroid I just can't imagine what the problem is, I mean you are eating like a sparrow and are always on the move. I was wondering if your mother or father have a slow metabolism, some of this may be heredity also All the best......lenvegas