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Posted by fat2fit on July 26, 2000 at 16:58:50:

I am a 23 yr old male, 5'8", 165lbs. Over the past couple of months I have really seriously begun to take better care of my body. The problem I am having is that is seems no matter how hard I workout and no matter how well I eat I don't lose weight. Here is my typical workout schedule.

Day 1: 30-45 mins. cardio (brisk walking approx 4.2 mph and intense swimming), 50-65 total reps of varying ab excercises(everyday).

Day 2: 30 mins. cardio / full upper body workout (arms, chest, back, neck)

Day 3: 30 mins cardio / full lower body workout (calves, thighs, buttocks)

Day 4: rest (except abs)

Day 5: repeat Day 1

and so on and so on.

Basically you can get the point. My food consumption does vary from day to day. I can't say that I don't EVER cheat. But, my cheating is kept to a minimum. Normally my daily intake is limited to:
12-16 8 oz. glasses of water
2000 calories or less
50-75g carbs (usually less) (mostly complex sugars)
20g fat
as much protein and fiber as I can get. It seems to me that I am doing EVERYTHING right. I mean what more can one do. My doctor told me that I am probably just replacing my fat with muscle and therefore I'm not technically losing any weight. But, I am also not losing any significant amount around my waist either. My waist started at approx 33 and now it is a little over 32. I would think after a couple of months of strenuous workouts and carefully monitored diet I should expect to lose more fat than that. If anyone can give me any helpful advice it would be greatly GREATLY appreciated. This is the longest I have every stuck with a diet/workout program and I REALLY do not want to give it up. But, you can imagine how frustrating it is to keep going when you aren't seeing any real results.

BTW, I have tried Metabolife but I don't like the strung out feeling it gives me. I prefer to do it naturally. Oh, and one more thing despite the email address, No, I do not regularly drink Dr Pepper.

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