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Can't seem to lose it?

Brooklyn97
Brooklyn97

No matter what I do, i can't seem to lose weight, I eat healthy and I excersice regularly however no matter what I do I can't seem to lose weight. I just don't know what to do to lose it😔

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All I can suggest is that you check you calorie intake on something like myfitnesspal. Eating healthily and eating low calorie might not be the same thing :-)

Brooklyn97
Brooklyn97
in reply to Hidden

I do use my fitness pal, it is a good app, but i always wonder how accurate it really is:)

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in reply to Brooklyn97

Hmm - difficult to know really. It seems fairly accurate in terms of calorie counts matching what the packaging says it should be, so I would be fairly confident that as long as you are recording honestly what you eat, your 'calorie in' should be fine.

I'm sure it's a lot less accurate in terms of 'calories out' in terms of exercise, because its just so difficult to calculate because everyone varies.

If you are trying to stick to a certain calorie count, are you taking exercise calories into consideration ? Perhaps you aren't expending as many calories on exercise as myfitnesspal thinks you are ?

Brooklyn97
Brooklyn97
in reply to Hidden

i think the calorie count is fine just when you have to put in how much exercise you do. worth a shot though, is there any app or device i could buy which specifically says how much calories have been lost during exercise?

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in reply to Brooklyn97

Don't know really - but whatever you do, don't trust what Endomondo app says - I cannot believe that some of the enormous calorie estimates it makes for my walks are really true !! (I'd be eating 2 Big Macs after each walk if true :-) )

If you are happy that your exercise calories are being recorded ok, are you 'eating back' all your exercise calories ? I know a lot of people suggest that you shouldn't eat (some/all) of these - especially if you aren't eating them 'til quite a while after exercise ?

Brooklyn97
Brooklyn97
in reply to Hidden

okay, that does sound a bit big of an estimation after each walk, after i do my exercise i don't eat anything else, i have a bottle of water but that's it

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in reply to Brooklyn97

Well - I don't know really ? If you are happy with the calorie in / out calculations and you are sticking to a low enough target to lose weight - must be those faulty genes after all :-)

alex7ra
alex7ra
in reply to Brooklyn97

The best way of doing it would be to invest in a heart rate monitor but even that is not entirely accurate.

Perhaps just don't eat those extra exercise calories?

I think it's probably worth you downloading an app like myfitnesspal and tracking all your calories on that. You might find that like many of us you are consuming a lot more calories than you think. For me to maintain my weight I should only eat 1,800 calories, if I want to lost say a pound a week then I need to eat 3,000 calories less than that to lose weight. Eating healthily is great when you want to maintain but when you want to lost weight you have to dramatically reduce the amount of food you eat as well.

Good luck

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I've found that losing a pound is generally equivalent to over 9000 calories less! Like you I eat healthily, exercise about 13 hours a week (fitness classes, Yoga, Pilates, swimming, gym and walking) and use MFP to count calories. My big boost however has been measuring chest, waist and hips and seeing them reduce whilst my abs and glutes grow stronger. I do have an under active thyroid and despite monitoring, the level of medication can need altering, and am aware that this can slow my metabolism. Worth getting yours checked if you have other symptoms of hypothyroidism like thinning hair, fatigue, menstrual issues etc..

Gonti
Gonti10 kg
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Like Caree I have an under active thyroid which is controlled by a daily dose.

Gonti
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To finish the comment 9-10,000 calorie deficit feels about right. I only started losing weight when I started counting calories and doubled exercise to 20 hours a week.

perhaps eating smaller portions more regularly and drink plenty of water (at least2litres a day).l think you will soon notice the difference, l did. I hope this helps .good luck.

Unfortunately it's fairly common to develop insulin resistance as we get older. This means that our bodies can struggle to cope with the carbohydrates we eat and they get stored as fat. Calories are only part of the equation.

Check that any carbs you are eating are high fibre and that you are not eating any foods with added sugar. You could try experimenting with cutting down the carbs you eat, and perhaps try having some more protein. Perhaps try doing some different exercises too.

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