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Old 01-06-2010, 04:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think it may be that you are not getting enough calories for your body, also you said your are noticing more definition so it may be that you are losing weight but gaining muscle and your weight has stayed the same...
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree with the others. Increase your intake up to 1200 to 1400 calories a day. Your metabolism could be slowing down due to the small amount of calories you're taking in. It does sound like you're increasing in muscle mass and muscle does weigh more than fat. That is the reason a lot of fitness gurus tell us to mark our progress using our body's measurements instead of the scale.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You could try changing your workout up and increasing your calories at the same time. Try doing a different type of cardio. For instance, if your running on the tread mill, try kickboxing or HIIT instead. Something with a little more intensity. Or you can continue on the treadmill and increase the incline and speed. You may also consider going a little bit heavier on your weights. I'm 5'2 and 162 and I work out 6 days a week cardio HIIT/plyometrics and 2 days weight training and I consume a minimum of 1250, max 1500. Have you done your BMR and accounted for the exercise that you are doing? Once you do your BMR and add in the calories you burn for your level of exercise, you will have an idea of the amount of calories you need to consume to lose the weight you want. If you listen to your body it will tell you what it needs. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for your advice. I'm 32 years old. Basically, my weight has crept up since the age of 27 and the birth of my first child. I will try eating 1200 -1400calories a day and adding more cardio. 10-15 lbs should be a breeze to lose, but I guess my body really likes the weight that I am at.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I think every one is right in saying that you need to up your calorie intake to at least 1,200 per day but bear in mind, because you are doing weight training you are gaining muscle which weighs more than fat! It is normal at the start of a resistance or weight training regimen that you gain or stay the same weight, keep at it and the numbers will start to go down!
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You need to eat no less than 1200 calories or your body will go into starvation mode. To lose one pound a week, you need to burn at least 3500 calories in the week. The other posts are right, you need to do cardio for at least 45 minutes at 65% of your heartrate for at least 30 minutes of it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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eat more and you will lose more. might take your body a week or 2 to adjust to getting the calories it needs to burn off the fat/extra weight. my girlfriend did the same thing: 5 days/week cardio burning 700 cal @ gym and the rest of the day while only eating ~1100 cal/ day. that doesnt work at all
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