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Re: frustrated about weight loss

Re: frustrated about weight loss

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Posted by Alan S. on November 20, 2000 at 16:42:53:

In Reply to: Re: frustrated about weight loss posted by Adam on November 19, 2000 at 18:59:37:

: : : hello --
: : : since december of last year I have tried to loose weight and have been on a constant weight roller coaster, but on the whole have ended up loosing weight. then i weighed about 220-230 pounds, and nearly a year later, weighing about 170-175. however, all along, and peaking at this very moment is my frustration about the weightloss. although my ideal weight is roughly 160 to 165, i LOOK so fat in the mirror, it's depressing. my thighs are huge and i still have a little upper body weight left. i have wondered where or if i am ever going to come across my desired body. when am i going to be a slim fitting 31" when i am now a 33". It's tough. I just can't take it sometime. But i still feel comitted to working towards the goal.

: : What kind of diet were you on? What kind of foods can you eat? What do you avoid?

: well, it wasn't really a 'real' diet per se, but it was rather a collection of ideas about what would make me a thinner person. first of all, i did loose weight very quickly at times, and at times, i even gained weight (up to ten pounds), but i tried to eat healthy; eating at subway in place of McDonalds, running daily (again, at times i lost commitment), and 'watering down' all of my drinks, from fruit juices to alcholic beverages. but i always watched my weight, and always stopped myself from loosing focus for too long. i stayed away from that dessert at dinner, McDonalds etc, and other stuff. And yes, i did skip meals whenever i thought i could handle it. it's debatable whether it was needed. good luck!

From the description of your "diet", it sounds like you might have lost considerable muscle, which shows up more on the scales than fat loss. Sorry to say that, but if you don't enough protein, your body will use it's own muscle for it's daily protein requirements. A person your current size needs to be eating around 120 gms of protein a day just to keep what muscle you do have. There is about 6-7 gms of protein in one egg or 1 oz of meat. I suggest that you get a copy of "Protein Power" (about $6.00 at any bookstore) , which explains this much better than I. I also recommend that you cut out those fruit juices, they are nothing more than sugar water for the most part. If you must have fruit, eat the real thing. Alan S.

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