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Old 07-02-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Gaining and can't lose.

I'm desperate at this point to lose weight. No matter what I do I just keep gaining the weight. I'm nearly 270 pounds now and I feel like my life is slipping from me right in front of my eyes. I had previously lost about 60 pounds, but that was when I was 240 pounds. Now, it seems like nothing I do helps and it does not help that I am so depressed and stressed out. Can some one please help me out and suggest some things I could do? I am so disgusted with my weight gain.

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Old 07-03-2011, 03:18 AM   #2
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Re: Gaining and can't lose.

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I'm desperate at this point to lose weight. No matter what I do I just keep gaining the weight. I'm nearly 270 pounds now and I feel like my life is slipping from me right in front of my eyes. I had previously lost about 60 pounds, but that was when I was 240 pounds. Now, it seems like nothing I do helps and it does not help that I am so depressed and stressed out. Can some one please help me out and suggest some things I could do? I am so disgusted with my weight gain.
Hi,

I am sorry to hear about your issue but want to offer some advice, i am no expert but i am relatively healthy but always looking to improve. With weight loss i would always advise to take a look at your daily calorie intake, It is simple enough that if you maintain your calorie intake ie 2000 for a typical women, you will not gain weight via fat, do not be confused about fat you do need fats such an mono fats, stay clear of trans fats these are not good for you. try to have a balanced diet that consists of your main 3 Macros, carbs, Proteins and Fats.

Also try some moderate cardio exercise such as brisk walking 30 minutes per day. I personally do not believe the myth about not eating before bed, this is rubbish, you can eat when you like, make sure you eat 4-6 small meals a day to keep you metabolism frequent, also drink PLENTY of water and if possible green tea (its great stuff) 3-4 cups per day ideally. Steer clear of all SODA's AND FAST FOOD ETC. Eat whole wheat products where possible.

Give this 4 weeks and you will see a noticeable difference try it! you have nothing to lose but fat!

Good luck

 
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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Re: Gaining and can't lose.

Alright, I will give that a shot and let you know how my progress is going
Thanks!

 
Old 07-03-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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Re: Gaining and can't lose.

A balanced diet is key. Lean meats, whole grains, lots of veggies and some fruit. There's a diagram somewhere of what your plate should look like at meal times - 1/2 veggies, 1/3 protein, 1/3 grains.

If you're not exercising frequently, start with a brisk walk - say, ten minutes a day, then ramp it up a couple of minutes each week. I'd recommend checking out SparkPeople (which is free) if you want some tools for tracking your food and such.

I'm with Weight Watchers, which operates on the same guidelines that Health Canada puts out on a regular basis (I'm not sure what the USA equivalent is).

Remember: YOU CAN DO IT! Good luck and please keep us in the loop!
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:57 AM   #5
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Re: Gaining and can't lose.

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A balanced diet is key. Lean meats, whole grains, lots of veggies and some fruit. There's a diagram somewhere of what your plate should look like at meal times - 1/2 veggies, 1/3 protein, 1/3 grains.

If you're not exercising frequently, start with a brisk walk - say, ten minutes a day, then ramp it up a couple of minutes each week. I'd recommend checking out SparkPeople (which is free) if you want some tools for tracking your food and such.

I'm with Weight Watchers, which operates on the same guidelines that Health Canada puts out on a regular basis (I'm not sure what the USA equivalent is).

Remember: YOU CAN DO IT! Good luck and please keep us in the loop!
Exactly some good info there, all the best and defo keep us updated.

 
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