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Why aren't the lbs coming off?


Posted by melinda a.

I have been working out and decreased my calorie intake a significant amount for 3 weeks and I have only lost 1 lb. I've been journaling my calorie intake and cannot understand why I'm not losing more per week. Since I am working out more (both cardio and weight training) do I need to increase calories?

 
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Hey Melinda,

What I found worked for me was the 6-8 small meals a day. And I cut out a lot of carbs. Mine seemed to hit spurts. No weight loss then quite a few. Different for a guy I know. Good Luck

It's quite possible that you aren't eating enough to support your metabolism. If you want to know how many calories you need to support your activity level and lose weight try the mypyramid.gov site and click on My Pyramid Tracker. It will allow you to enter your height, weight, age and activity level and then tell you how much you should be eating. I also agree with Caesar. Try the smaller meals through out the day or at least make sure you have a couple of substantial snacks.

I forgot to add that you may be seeing an increase in muscle mass. When you start a weight loss and exercise program it's best to measure as well as weigh. Sometimes the inches come off faster than the pounds initially.
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