Weight Loss / Gains Issues

  • danielxx88

    Posts: 13

    Aug 10, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    I'm 20, 5'8~9" and 118lbs. I have lost about 55lbs since being in high school and have about 3-4lbs of fat on my body that I just can't lose and have tried for about 4 years.

    I have gone as far as to reduce my calorie intake to ONE EGG and a tiny bag of peanuts a day - with still - no loss! I cut my calories down to 500 a day for a week - and still - no big loss. Science says if we take in fewer calories than we burn, we loss weight??? But... it doesn't work for me?

    The reverse is the same. I can't gain weight when I work out. Even if I eat and DON'T work out - I don't put on any real weight.
  • intruder

    Posts: 45

    Aug 13, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Starving yourself causes your body to react by storing fat.

    There are a few articles on this site on how and what to eat. All say you should be eating 6 times a day. Most suggest 3000 calories per day if you are trying to gain lean mass (which of course requires working out to turn that extra 1000 calories into something other than fat).

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    Anyone besides me wonder why there is a smiley of a fat guy bending over and pulling up his gym shorts icon_idea.gif