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2 Weeks no loss - Frustrated!!!

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rubiblue20052022 June

I'm trying to stay positive, but I'm frustrated. I'm 2 weeks into my weight loss journey and haven't lost a single lb. I'm counting and coming in under my calories, working out daily, not drinking soda (any, at all), I increased my water intake increased.. I feel like I'm doing all of the right things. I don't understand why I'm not losing yet. I was hoping for a lb. or 2 in 2 weeks time. Any one else been through this? Any suggestions?

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Hello rubiblue2005 and welcome to the weight loss forum. Please have a good read of the Pinned Post “Welcome Newbies”.

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This is a very large community with lots going on. It's easier to find your way around with a lap top if you have access.

Here’s the link for a “Tour” of the forum ,if you haven’t already taken it.

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As you mention that you're counting calories please make sure that you're eating enough, I suggest that you check your BMI on the NHS site and obtain the correct amount of calories for you. When I started my weight loss journey, if I didn't eat enough, I didn't lose weight.

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The Daily Diary and the Weekly Weigh ins are very good places to begin. You will find the DD and WI in the Pinned Posts

I find the Daily Diary a very good place to share my plans and get inspiration from other members, too. Once the day’s food is written down I’m far more likely to stay on track.

The key to success is participation, we are all on the same journey.

If you can’t find something just shout, there’s usually someone around.

I hope to “see” you around, Good Luck.🍀😉

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BridgeGirlAdministrator

Hi, yes it does sound frustrating.

It's worthwhile checking your advised calorie range, following the link Tabby has given you, so you're not eating too little.

Then I suggest you look at what you're eating, rather than how much, as all foods of the same calorie value don't have the same effect on the body. You may find this useful healthline.com/nutrition/6-...

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LosingGame2022 May

Hi rubiblue2005

I appreciate that u r worried but trying to stay positive. Being positive is very important. For which I listen to positive affirmations of several types on you tube for whatever task I am up to.

When I began dieting weight loss came at the end of the month. I lost only 2 lbs/month and I was happy for whatever I scored. Weight loss depends on many factors and is different for everybody because every person has a different body.

When my weight loss stalls I take action in different directions like lowering carbs, weightlifting, intermittent fasting, changing diet - and the list goes on and on.

The worst thing to do is to stop. Keep it up - weight loss will come you way.

You r already doing some of the things in this article - consider others. Something will work wonders for u:

healthline.com/nutrition/20...

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gman1961Restart April 2022

I'm sure many of us on here can relate to eating well ,counting calories and doing all the right things and still not losing weight.it is frustrating ,but I'm sure it will happen.Good luck rubiblue2005,

Gary

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Londoncalling0072022 February

I think you need to actually look at what you are eating with regards to portion control. If you are counting calories how many are you allowing yourself each day? To be honest I don’t really go with anyone who says you’re not eating enough as calorie deficit and exercise will make the body use its own energy stores, that’s simple science.

What sort of foods are you eating?

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rubiblue20052022 June in reply to Londoncalling007

I've gone from fast foods and processed box foods to yogurt, toast, sometimes fruit (mostly bananas), eating more skinless chicken breasts, salads, I've started using zucchini noodles in pasta, nuts or cheese for a snack.

😁 If nothing else I've definitely made some huge lifestyle changes in terms of what I eat.

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focused1Maintainer

Could the working out be increasing muscle therefore toning you up so this explains that your weight is stable ? Modifying your eating even if you don't shed weight is good for you as my facial skin/ tone improved. My hair doesn't fall out as much now I eat less processed foods and I don't have that bloated feeling anymore which really made me feel sluggish . Ensure that you don't overdo fruit as that has tons of sugar. Try and buy lean meat and fresh / canned fish and plenty of veg/salad which will help cleanse you internally. A heavier breakfast like porridge so you don't snack mid morning . Try not to eat after 7pm so you have those 12ish hours without food .

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Real-Asherah2022 June

I say be patient with yourself. Keep your diet balanced leaving out intolerances and allergies. Try gradually reducing meal portions first before fussing about fancy dietary regimes. You may not need those. The NHS website in the U.K has a basic recommendation for balanced diet. Use exercise as a supplement because it becomes strenuous to try to use exercise as the only or main way to lose weight.

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GizmocatModerator in reply to Real-Asherah

Hello and welcome to this friendly and supportive forum. I see from your profile you have begun your weight loss journey. I hope it is going well so far. All the information you need can be found in pinned posts:healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

Do have a good look around and read the links. It can be confusing to start with. You might like to start by popping over to the Weigh In and posting your start weight and some information about yourself. The daily diary is a good place for meal ideas.

If you have any questions just ask.

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Ken-ard202022 June in reply to Real-Asherah

If she lives in uk she maybe entitled to free training at health club I did

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Ken-ard20

Hi and welcome, Ken-ard20 :)

If you are on a weight loss journey yourself, all of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/weight-l... and we hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially the weigh-in and daily diary.

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

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Bee-bopMaintainer

Hi there,

Don't feel disheartened. You have increased water and exercise which will change what is registering on the scales also, what time you weigh and making sure it is the same time of day each time will make a difference. In addition, a woman's weight can fluctuate hormonally at certain times of the month, if this applies to you? Fingers crossed you get a loss next time

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Hi, yes I so hear you! I feel very much the same and it's so disheartening when you're trying hard. I'm trying a low carb diet (only a week in) and no weight loss...even a lb would be nice wouldn't it. I do feel a bit better in my clothes but I can't say enough how brilliant you will find this forum. The support and advice is excellent...I actually have hope now! Stick on here, have a read and you will feel so much better and more positive about it...Best of wishes 🌻

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