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Why can't I loose weight?


Why am I not loosing weight?

I've been trying to loose weight for which seems like a lifetime and I'm getting really down and frustrated coz nothing is shifting.

I've been eating a lot less recently and trying to cut out unhealthy snack, I've also been doing Zumba twice a week. Hopefully increasing to 3 times a week this week.

I don't eat fruit or salad but eat quite well apart from that. Lots of fish, quorn and veg. I use the fitness pal app to try and track my food too. I have the odd bad day with chocolate etc but overall I've been good and eating 1500 cals a day.

But every time I get on the scales it stays the same or sometimes even goes up!

I don't no what to do.

I'm off to Florida with my boyfriend in July and can't be looking fat and flabby.

I don't know what else to do, do I keep going with what I'm doing? Will I not see results for a few weeks yet?

I'm nearly 14stone which is deverstating, I can't bare to look in the mirror. I'm a size 12/14. Someone please help me x

10 Replies

I too was a size 14, well nearer a 16, in August 2012 and then I watched a fantastic BBC Horizon programme, called "Eat, Fast and Live Longer" vimeo.com/54089463

It completely changed my life, and by April 2013 I had lost three stone and was a size 10 - I've been a size 10 ever since and haven't put the weight back on!

All you have to do to lose weight is on two non-consecutive days a week, say Monday and Thursday, you only eat 500 calories. Then, once you've reached your goal weight you only 'fast' one day a week.

There's an excellent book called The 5:2 Diet by Kate Harrison that I'd recommend - as well as watching the programme - but thousands and thousands of people are losing so much weight on this way of eating - no slimming club fees to pay either.

Kate says: "The 5:2 diet is a flexible approach to healthy eating that involves restricting your calorie consumption to 25% of your energy needs, two days a week, and eating normally the rest of the time. This restriction makes changes to how your body repairs itself which may help prevent diseases including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, type 2 diabetes and cancer. For many of us, it also brings about big changes in how we eat on days when we’re not fasting, making us eat better and more selectively."

There's an excellent Facebook group facebook.com/groups/the52diet/ where you'll meet others doing this way of eating and will see some brilliant results.

Sammy85 in reply to gingernut49

Thank you. I'll def be looking in to that. I'm getting so frustrated x


I am thinking that you must be quite tall as if you are nearly 14 stone and only a size 12/14 then you have to be taller than me. I'm 5'6" and 11 stone 7 lbs and I am straining fitting into a size 14 and am having to look at buying size 16 which I so don't want to have to do.

Firstly I would suggest that you go to the following webpage


You can then click on the BMI calculator and input all the relevant information and this will advise you if you are overweight and also give you your BMI. whether you are actually overweight or not.

If you are either overweight or just want to cut down sensibily, then I would then suggest that you go to


Sign up on this site - it's free - and I think this will help you.

I'm now off to follow my own advice because if you need to loose weight then I most definitely must be obese and one fat c*w. LOL!


Sammy85 in reply to Hidden

Omg your not fat at all Hun lol. I'm bordering a size 16 in some trousers. I'm about 5ft 6 or 7 I reckon. Ild love to be 11 stone. I'm beginning to think my scales are a bit dodgy too tho. My bmi says I'm overweight so def need to work harder. I use fitness pal and try to eat bout 1400 but still not weight is shifting! Driving me insane x

Hidden in reply to Sammy85

Have to go to work now but would love to chat later if that is OK with you - pm me to let me know. Thanks.

Sammy85 in reply to Hidden

Yes def will pm you when I work out how to lol x

Hidden in reply to Sammy85

Have just sent you a pm so the envelope to the right of your user name should have a circle and a figure one in it. Click on that and then click on my message.

Hope this works.

gingernut49 in reply to Hidden

Have you watched the BBC Horizon documentary yet?

Hidden in reply to gingernut49

Hi and yes I have but as I said earlier after I first watched it I need to check with my doc and I don't see her until next week but am still not sure even if she says it is OK if this is the one for me due to reasons which you probably would not understand.

gingernut49 in reply to Hidden

Sorry, I had a feeling we'd corresponded before but I couldn't remember.

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