What am I doing wrong. Help please. I walk my dog in the mornings I then go to the gym 2-3 times a week I walk to work and back so it totals about five miles a day. Although I Have a desk job I do try and move around a lot. I am good with my food during the week and I allow myself treats at the weekend and I still have not lost a pound since January. I really don't know what I am doing wrong. Maybe my treats at the weekend are to much and undoing all of my good work during the week? Any help advise or support would be great as I am at the end of my tether. I am classed as obese at five foot and 12 stone. 😕
No weight loss since January! : What am I... - Weight Loss NHS
Have you checked your BMR? . Also write down absolutely everything that you eat and drink for a week, and check the calories with an online calorie counter such as Myfitnesspal.
You are probably not overeating otherwise you'd have gained weight, but most likely you're eating at a maintenance level without realising it. You need to reduce intake by about 20% to lose weight . Lots of us use myfitnesspal to guide us.
I know the feeling. I quite happily counted in order to lose the weight, but now I am in my second year of maintenance I still have to keep to around 1500 otherwise I gain. I can easily exceed my max if I don't count at all. It is certainly not how I hoped it would be, but it looks like its a way for life for me now.
Cut out the alcohol and try to find healthy alternatives for your treats...perhaps have one treat during the weekend and not treats as in the plural? I hope you manage to lose some weight soon! Good luck!
You sound like me last year! I ate healthily so why was I gaining weight? The answer was portion control. 😕 You are similar height and weight to me and I had to eat between 1200-1500 calories, slightly more after a really intense workout. This equates to 6 oz bread/rice /pasta per day. (One slice from a large seedy wholemeal loaf is almost 2 oz.) So breakfast cereal and a sandwich was using up all my carb quota. So with dinner is was way over. 😕
Similar with meat etc, one portion is about the same size as your palm, so a whole chicken breast is two portions, or all your daily totals.
Please don't despair, if you are not gaining you are almost there, you just need to tweak your calories down slightly 😊