Frustrated aint the word!!!

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    Apr 30, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    I'm not a big junk food eater, like i don't eat crisps,cakes, chocolate, sodas, pizzas ect.. I eat as clean as i can. But i ALWAYS seem to stay at the same weight i've been doing 30/45 mins cardio 5 days a week an i've been eating brown foods, chicken/turkey breast lean minced beef, eggs, fruit., vegetables ect.. an i still dont really lose weight! It's so frustrating :@ i thought my diet, an the foods i was eating were healthy? but i don't know whats going on. about 5 weeks ago when i really started to eat healthy i lost 4lbs then 3 lbs then 4lbs but in the last two weeks i've not lost anything. I usually eat iether brown rice,pasta or potatoes with everymeal so maybe i'm eating to many carbs? argggh!
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    May 16, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    I think you've just reached a plateau. It happens to everybody. But stick to it and you'll continue to lose weight.

    Other things to consider are portion sizes, some fruits and vegetables are healthier than others, and change your exercise routine.

    Look for advice on the internet about other ways of exercising, could you walk a bit more, be more active.

    Good luck and well done so far.

    Lozx
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    May 16, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    I know how you feel. Last month, my doctor called me in to give me the big "cholesterol and blood sugar" lecture. He started in on a list of "changes" I could make to my diet... all of which describe how I already eat or are even higher in fat & carbs than what I eat now! icon_mad.gif

    Anyway, five weeks is probably too soon to worry. You have to be in it for the long haul. To check whether the carbs are excess, keep a food diary for a week, figure everything in grams of fat, protein, carbs, and kcalories from each. Also, if you're gaining muscle/loosing fat, total weight may actually increase.
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    May 16, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Patience is the most important part of fitness.
    Lack of patience is the #1 reason most people don't succeed.
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    May 16, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    Also if you're doing cardio you're still probably building up some muscle, whether it's leg from walking/running or back/shoulder from swimming. That new muscle that you may not be able to see is going to offset some of the fat lost. Just keep with it and forget about the goals you're achieving or not achieving and turn it into your lifestyle. Down the road you'll look back and suddenly see a difference when you least expect it.
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    May 17, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    The body responds well to change. If you are eating rice, beans and potatoes for every meal, maybe you need to try different things. Some people respond better to some dietary changes than others.

    It's not just what you eat, though, but how much of it. Consider eating tiny meals spread out if you can be arsed.
  • allezallez

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    May 17, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    As someone else mentioned, you might have reached a plateau. And simply "doing cardio" isn't going to help you shed the most amount of weight.

    Take a look into high intensity interval training (HIIT). Studies have shown that you can burn the most amount of fat using this technique than any other. Check out this website for starters: http://www.intervaltraining.net/hiit.html
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    May 18, 2011 7:29 AM GMT
    time to count calories.