Originally Posted by Wafer
So a few weeks ago i cut out sugar and white flour, basically all sweets, potatoes, white dough, orange juice, things like that. I admit that I've cheated a couple times, but never anything big like a slice of pizza or candy or anything. I've started walking three times a day for 30 minutes each, and I don't feel like I'm losing much weight. What could be missing? I've stopped cheating altogether.
Cutting out the junk food is a great first step, but there are many components to a healthy weight loss plan, and you may be missing some of them.
How many calories do you eat? Have you ever determined your basal metabolic rate? What have you replaced the refined carb foods with? Do you eat a lot of foods labeled "low-net-carb"? Many people reduce their calories too drastically which does not help you lose - it upsets your metabolism and makes it harder to lose. On the other hand, many people replace refined carbs with higher calorie foods and/or chemical components that can upset your metabolic function.
The ideal weight loss plan strenthens your metabolism so it can burn the food you consume more efficiently. This includes eating the right # of calories for YOUR body, eating a healthy ratio of complex carbs, protein, and fat; omitting foods high in sodium, chemical additives and preservatives; drinking lots of water; and of course, excercise.