Why am I not losing weight?
Topic: Why am I not losing weight?
June 16, 2019 / By Ghislain Question:
The most I ever weighed was 203 at the age of 15 with the height of 5'4 in a half .But the problem is I joined the track team to lose weight and at first I lost 25 pounds . Now I run cross country and I've been running for almost 5 months yet I currently weigh 192 . I run 3 miles Mon - Fri . And I eat healthier and I pay attention to my portion size , I also lowered my calorie intake to 1500 . I've lost 6 inches off my waist and my clothes are a lot more fit . And yes I do go to the weight room in my school and lift weights . Everybody tells me I look good and I've gotten smaller but my weight on the scale is increasing . And my BMI says I'm obese and I'm just not losing weight . What am I doing wrong , what to do ?
I also drink 6-8 cups of water daily .
Best Answers: Why am I not losing weight?
Demi | 9 days ago
Haya haya, mate, no sweat. First off let me warn you; there is a point - everyone has it - when you just can't lose more weight through exercise or dieting. Unless, of course, you're considering amputation or starvation. Minor details.
You have a good exercise regime, so let me give you a few more tips.
Number one: eat healthy. There's so much junk and processed food floating around in our country it's not surprising we have one of the highest percentages of an obese population. Try and avoid eating out, especially at fast food restaurants. Okay, once in a while it's not too bad. But don't make a habit out of it. Eat at least one salad a day, and if you feel the need for a snack how about grabbing that apple or orange instead of the bag of potato chips. Believe me, this helps a lot.
Number two, drink drink drink watah! Water. Drink water. You probably don't have a huge problem with this given that you exercise a lot, but still; remember it's vitally important to stay hydrated. Your body is 70-75% water, so again, drink drink drink.
Number three, sleep. If you're in high school or college, chances are those late-night parties ain't helping anything. Teens, on average, need 8-10 hours of sleep (adults need 7-9). Make sure you get to bed before midnight. This is the time your body uses to replenish its energy and regenerate dead cells. It's a cleansing period. I guarantee you life will feel a whole lot better if you're well rested.
If you follow these three tips (as well as sticking to that exercise regime), you should be fit fast. Remember though, everyone has a point where they can't lose anymore weight through the things that you do; so don't worry. You should lose more weight, but eventually it'll stop.
Hope this helps!
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Originally Answered: What do i eat to stop losing weight and start gaining more muscle mass w/o losing tone?
You already know that you have to eat big to be big. This is the fundamental truth to bodybuilding and building muscle.
So what do you need to eat? Your calories should consist of approximately 30% of from protein, 50% from carbs and 20% from fat.
Imagine that your body is a business. The amount of money your business has in the bank is its weight. Your business must earn more than it spends for its banking account to grow. This means that you have to eat more calories than you burn to gain weight and build muscle.
Now here is the trick. There is a fine line between eating the proper amount to build muscle and while minimizing fat storage and building muscle and putting on a lot of fat.
After all, what good are those extra pounds of lean muscle if you hide them under a layer of fat?
So, the question you have to answer when determining how many calories you should eat to build muscle is how big is too big?
Fortunately, a simple rule of thumb will allow us to estimate the number of how many calories we should eat to pack on quality muscle.
The process below will allow us to calculate a target calorie intake per day that will allow you to maximize muscle gains while minimizing the amount of fat you put on.
The quick and easy method is below:
You don't say how much you way, so lets go with say, a random 129 pounds (substitute you weight below whereever you see 129 pounds).
Example: 129 pounds
Determine your caloric needs per day by multiplying by lean body mass by 19.
Example: 129 x 19 = 2451 calories eaten per day to build muscle
Note: This calculation assumes you are undergoing a rigorous workout program that includes weight training several times per week.
Now, if you don't gain weight at this number of calories, then you should add 500 calories per week until you start to see gains.
When you start gaining, be sure that the gains you are seeing are due primarily from muscle. If not, then consider cutting calories slightly to maximize muscle gain while minimizing fat gain.
First things first, forget the BMI scale! It's completely ridiculous and makes absolutely no sense at all! If you really want to lose any more weight, then you can try going Gluten free. It takes a bunch of junk food out of your diet and makes you go for the healthy route all the time. If you're eating healthy and exercising though, you are healthy, even though you may weigh a little more.
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The key to understanding weight loss is that metabolism takes place on the cellular level. In order to metabolize the cells need to receive the nutrients you eat and to have their wastes removed. On that level it is the intercellular fluid that brings nutrients from the blood to the cells and removes carbon dioxide and lactic acid from the cells.
In our modern society, we don't move all the muscles and joints of our bodies. Even if we "work out", we are generally only moving the larger muscles. It is important to get involved in an activity that moves all the muscles and joints of the body - Yoga, Tai-chi, Pilates and especially Zookinesis Exercise. These exercises will increase the movement of nutrients into cells and waste out of cells.
If the intercellular fluid stagnates, the cells will be bathed in waste and deteriorate. Food will be converted into fat and not used for energy or muscle development. And yet you will continue to be hungry because the cells will not be getting their nutrition. Your stomach may be satisfied but the cells may still be calling for food.
You also need to eat healthy foods too of course. Avoid processed foods, eat fresh salads, organic food and if you eat carbohydrates such as sugar, make sure they are not processed (not white sugar for example but turbinado sugar). I don't know what you mean by "eat healthier" but the prepared foods of today are filled with chemicals that throw the body chemistry off. Meat for example (unless it is organically raised) has growth hormones.
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drink 3 cups of green tea in 24 hours researchers say it can increase energy expenditure by 106 calories
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eat chili for a couple of days research shows that chili peppers boost your metabolic rate burning 50 more cals a day
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lift and lower a soy sauce bottle 170 times with your right hand and a wok 170 times with your left
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Originally Answered: I'm on a low carb eating plan, losing inches, but not losing weight?
if your losing fat inches then i don't see what the problem is as many people just lose muscle on a low carb plan and KEEP the fat,weight means absolutely nothing - just like BMI calculators -,the stable weight + fat loss is THE best possible result,so well done and congrats....