Wednesday, January 31, 2001

My weight loss has stopped! Help!?

I'm a 23 year old female, about 5'7. Back in November, I made the decision to lose weight. I was 267 pounds. Since then, I have lost almost 40 pounds; my weight is between 227 & 230, fluctuates day to day. But I've been at this weight for a little while now. I do some weight training, but not a lot, and not nearly as often as I should. I go to the gym 5-7 times a week, and for cardio I walk at various speeds and inclines (usually 100% incline, which feels like I'm climbing a mountain). I started out a size 22, and now most of my clothes fit baggy to the point where they are sliding down with a belt. I can wear 18's & 20's but my goal is to be a size 8-10. I am frustrated that I haven't lost anymore weight, but even more frustrated that after losing 40 pounds, I've barely dropped a size. I eat pretty well, I focus more on low calorie (usually around 1500, sometimes as low as 1200, sometimes as much as 1600-never more or less than this range) than I do low carb or anything. I don't eat fried foods, I don't drink soda or alcohol, I don't eat snack foods. I do slip up sometimes though, but not enough to completely derail my diet. What am I doing wrong? I know I need to incorporate more weight training, and I fully intend on doing so. It just seems like my weight loss has come to a halt, and there seems to be little to no inch loss. I'm not a very good runner but I do try, my husband and I take our puppy for 1-2 mile walks every night so I try to jog with them. I need some serious advice that has worked for someone. Please don't answer this question with spam about acai berry, or any other random diet pill for that matter. I need to jump start my inch loss, I will be seeing my family at the end of June and I would love to be a size 16 by then.

Answer on My weight loss has stopped! Help!?

You may want to see if you'd like to try a low carb diet... although a low calorie diet is usually suggested, it make put your body in starvation mode... lowering your metabolism and storing as much of your calorie intake as fat... a low carb diet will turn your body into fat burning mode and the energy your body needs will come mostly from the stored fat in your body... the amount of fat (and weight) you lose may be more than average if you continue to do your current exercise...

If you plan on sticking with your current diet, you can check to ensure that you are drinking a lot of fluids...

Whatever your course, stay focused... good luck in reaching your goal!