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Old 06-20-2002, 09:26 AM   #1
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A few questions....

Hi everyone,

I haven't been on these boards for quite awhile. Just to give you a rundown on my size.. I am 5'1" and 125lbs (for now). I have a very athletic build, and medium frame. This last month I have recorded everything that I eat. I have cut my calories to 1000 a day consisting of about..24% fat, 39% carbs, and 37% protein. I eat very lean meats and a lot of veggies. I also exercise everyday burning 2420 calories.. whether I row, swim, bike ride, walk or play tennis. I have been tracking everything on a website called ******.. it has helped me record everything. To its stats I should be losing the pounds pretty fast. I burn 1400 more then I eat a day.

My question.....
The weight isn't coming off as soon as I would like it to be. Does anyone know about how long it takes to lose weight by just eating very healthy and exercising? No supplements or gimics.. I want a lifestyle change.. but I'm not sure if I am doing anything wrong. It has been about a month and I have lost 1 dress size and 5 pounds. But I have been at 125 for two weeks now and I am getting discouraged. Is it normal for my body to be in a stand still? Is there anything I can do to kick up the weight loss again? Any suggestions? Thanks so much!

Other than that I feel great. I quit smoking in September and man I'm feeling better!

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Old 06-20-2002, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: A few questions....

Hey Ashlin,

Dont get discouraged about being at a stand still. I was at the same weight for like two months...but once I got over the plateau the weight started dropping like crazy. Hang in there.


Old 06-20-2002, 09:54 AM   #3
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Re: A few questions....

my suggestion is eat more&exercise less.

Old 06-20-2002, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: A few questions....

It's possible to eat too few calories - then the body thinks it is starving and will do everything it can to hold onto what fat is there. I agree with andreaphilip3. Try upping 200 to 400 calories a day and see what happens.

Old 06-20-2002, 12:11 PM   #5
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Re: A few questions....

Remember 900 calories is starvation, most medical professionls reccomend at least 1200 calories a day. Personally I try to eat about 1150-1250 calories a day to make sure my body does not go into starvation mode. To increase your metabolism try exercising first thing in the morning before eating and about an hour after your last meal.

Old 06-20-2002, 02:35 PM   #6
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Re: A few questions....

thanks aj <IMG SRC="">

Old 06-21-2002, 09:32 AM   #7
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Re: A few questions....

Thanks for the replies.. I will up my cals to about 1150. I didn't know about the 'starvation mode', thanks! So even though I'm not hungry and I'm filling myself up.. my body will react that way? I eat three full meals a day with two snacks.
I will start working out in the morning when I can, and try to up my intake. Thanks everyone.. any more suggestions would be great.

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