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diet and exercise don't always work

diet and exercise don't always work

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Posted by Jenny on November 07, 2000 at 15:51:51:

my body is "energy deficient"; when I try to lose weight through diet and exercise, even though I follow the guidelines, my body just will not let go of the last 20 pounds. I am 130 and would like to be 110. Also I am 5 foot 4.

I spent the last few days moving and unpacking with constant physical activity. As I would get around to where I would lose weight, I would get weak-kneed and light-headed and would be forced to eat. In this way, my body refuses to let me cross the thresh-hold where I can lose weight by eating fewer calories than the amount I burn.

My husband says this is because I go on starvation diets. That I eat so little that my body just shuts down instead of providing me with the energy I need. However what he doesn't understand is that if I were able to lose weight on a 1400 calorie diet, I would not be eating less than this in a form of desperation.

Has anyone else had the same experience? What do you do if diet and exercise DON'T pay off?

p.s. I would also like to mention that I do eat healthful food; whole grains and beans, fruits and vegetables.


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