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These are my LATEST stats. How big of aproblem am i in currently?


So I just used the machine at the gym to get my body stats, and they don't look pretty.

I have started gym after some irregular months 2 weeks back and trying to commit to 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Fridays)

Calorie Wise, I am using MFP and trying to maintain 1,500/Day

Not sure why my weight isn't going down even on Calorie Counting which I have been doing for long.

Anyone familiar with this would appreciate your input on my stats :)

Extra Info:

Exercising has been on and off but calorie counting like seriously non-stop since December ending. just recently i just met a gym buddy so he keeps me going so been constant for 2 weeks and building for it 3 times a week the consistency.

Starting Weight: was originally 107 kgs back in November when I used this gym machine.

Mostly I eat carbs like bread every day because I am a student and that's the fastest option early morning or due to busy days.

7 Replies

Hi Dark_King, you are not eating enough. I have put your details into the NHS BMI calculator and I have said that you are not active and even then you should be eating between 2135 and 2745 calories a day. I know this seems a lot, but if you don't eat enough your body thinks you are starving it and holds on to your weight. I have had to up my calories as well and its a scary thing to do, but believe me it works. I should be able to send you a link, but right now I can't remember where it is so I am going to tag moreless and ask her to speak to you. She can explain it far better than me. Good luck

2stoneupRestart April 2020

Look at the bmi calculator on nhs website. It will give you a calorie allowance you should aim for. Sounds mad but 1500 doesn't sound enough for a man of your size. If you don't eat enough, you'll struggle to lose weight. Honestly!

Good luck!


Hi and welcome, Dark_King,

lucigret replied to you while I was putting your details into the NHS BMI calculator and is exactly right! Your body isn't going to let go of its fat reserves, while you're starving it, so you need to fuel it properly. Read this, for a more detailed explanation

Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you :)

Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news :)

Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate :)

We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.

We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too :)

It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

Hi Dark_King

Don't despair! In October my stats were far worse. At 5' 3", female and weighing 89.6 kg I had a BMI of 34.9. My body fat was 50.4%, muscle 21.1% and my visceral fat was at 10.

I have changed my diet, cut out processed foods, alcohol etc. Mainly just eat fresh foods now and have started to exercise and the results have been amazing. I now weigh 68.9 kg, BMI is 27.3, body fat is 27.3%, muscle 26.7% and my visceral is down to 7.

I still have work to do, but if I can do it so can you. I'm sure there are many others on here who could echo similar starting stats as me, we are all on our own journeys but we do it together. Every one is very friendly and supportive, we encourage and motivate each other. We understand because we are feeling it too. Speaking with people on here does make things easier so I hope you find this forum as useful as I have.

You have youth on your side, I'm sure your journey will be a successful one, it just takes time to tweak it sometimes. Good luck :)

kalahuchi6 stone

Hi Dark King,

You've had some great replies so far. It's so counter-intuitive to hear that you should eat more to lose weight but the good news is that it's absolutely true and there is no need to starve yourself. On all previous attempts I have had eaten far fewer calories and the weight has always stuck after about a 2 stone loss; this is the first time it has continued to fall and I have eaten far more calories than on any previous attempt to get my weight under control. The NHS BMI calculator is the way to go; I always stick to the lower end of the suggested calorie range unless I'm having a "day off" when I go for the higher end and this has worked for me.

I would also suggest that, while you're getting the hang of calorie counting, you invest in some basic kitchen scales. I know that I was absolutely awful at judging the weight of foods and so was way off with my calories and portion sizes. It doesn't take long before you can judge portions more accurately "by sight" but it was certainly an eye opener for me when I first started.

Good luck x

Sometimes when you start working out intensively you can retain fluid around your joints, this is a natural reaction of the body to protect them. This retention of fluid can add to the weight. It should settle down as your body gets used to the new regime. Don't forget to drink plenty of water when exercising to rehydrate

What was your body fat % last time?

Also, are you sure you're not over-ride calories burned?

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