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    Why would this diet not make me lose weight?

    Breakfast:

    Either 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese + low carb sugar free yogurt & 1 oz. berries

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    Slim Fast Low Carb Diet Breakfast Bar


    Snack Low Fat String Cheese OR Apple OR Orange OR boiled egg

    Lunch: 3 ounces tuna + 1 tblspn mayo + 1 slice 100% whole wheat bread

    OR

    Salad w/ spinach, grilled chicken, boiled eggs, 1/2 tblspn of Ranch

    Snack: Same as 10:30 snack

    Dinner: 4 ounces of chicken, fish, lean sirloin, shrimp or turkey + 2 cups of spinach, onions, broccoli, green beans or bell peppers

    3 Liters of Water per Day. NO sodas or sugars.

    Workout 20-30 minutes of cardio or 1 hour of weight training + softball 2 days a week + walking dog an hour a day.

    I have TRIED the stuff posted here, the 40/40/20, the 33/33/33, even a 50/20/30 & NO weight loss. WTF? I have TRIED having a protein, carb & fat at every meal. Nothing. I have lost 6 inches overall - AT BEST. All this in a month.

    I thought FOR SURE a few fruits thrown in as a very low cal snack would drop overall cals & result in weight loss. Doctor told me I need to be eating 1350 calories per day, and I need to weigh sub 140. Currently, 200 pounds, between 31% BF, 5'3" and wanting to get to 20% BF, REGARDLESS of weight. But none of these eating plans seem to work.

    What would you recommend? I do not want the quick weight loss fad crap, but even 2 pounds a MONTH I'd be happy with. However, a ZERO loss on the scales since February 25th is SOOOO discouraging. I know you shouldn't put any importance into what the scale says, but my doctor telling me I need to be at 140 w/ 20% BF is making me want to give up! Where should I go from now?

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    Because your body is in starvation mode with a diet like that.

    And what did your diet look like with your other plans? And do you mean you NEVER cheated once?





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    I asked the dr. about that. She said # 1 - you multiply your body weight x 10 to lose weight. She said the biggest misconception here is that ppl multiply total body weight, when it should only be LBM. She says why would you eat to sustain fat? So she says I only need 1350 cals per day. She claimed she was once herself "a former fat chick" and knows.

    Good Gawd.

    As for before, going from someone here, my diet looked like

    P/C/F at every meal - 5 meals a day at approximately 400 cals per meal. EFA's and green tea included.

    And yes, I cheated, but once in one month is ridiculous. I had one cheat meal the whole month. I've never been more frustrated.

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    Personally I feel your diet is lacking good nutriton and you are in starvation mode. I eat more cals than you do while cutting and I lose fat and I only weigh 123





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    Thats what Im thinking too....Especially since u do cardio, u lift etc...need more food...





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    Quote Originally Posted by KJR55
    [b]Breakfast:

    Either 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese + low carb sugar free yogurt & 1 oz. berries

    Increase the cottage cheese to 1 C, make it FF kind. Add in some berries and a few fish oil caps

    OR

    Slim Fast Low Carb Diet Breakfast Bar

    This is garbage


    Snack Low Fat String Cheese OR Apple OR Orange OR boiled egg

    This is not a meal. Have a whey protein shake and 1/2 apple

    color=yellow]Lunch: [/color]3 ounces tuna + 1 tblspn mayo + 1 slice 100% whole wheat bread

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    Salad w/ spinach, grilled chicken, boiled eggs, 1/2 tblspn of Ranch

    Skip the mayo and make it a bowl of salad veggies, add the tuna or chicken on top and vinegar with a splash of olive oil for dressing. May and Ranch are not good choices

    color=lime]Snack: [/color]Same as 10:30 snack

    have a whey shake and 1/2 apple and some fish caps. This is not a meal

    color=blue]Dinner:[/color] 4 ounces of chicken, fish, lean sirloin, shrimp or turkey + 2 cups of spinach, onions, broccoli, green beans or bell peppers

    Good. This is the only decent meal I've seen yet. Have 1/2 C. Brown rice or sweet potato too

    3 Liters of Water per Day. NO sodas or sugars.

    3 liters of water. Bah...Try 5-6 L of water.

    Workout 20-30 minutes of cardio or 1 hour of weight training + softball 2 days a week + walking dog an hour a day.

    Do 45 mins. weight training and then 30 mins of cardio AFTER your weights

    You need another meal here before bed. 1 C. Cottage Cheese and some fish caps are ideal
    I made my suggestions in bold.





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    So how come I didn't lose an ounce back when I was doing 2000 cals per day, P/C/F w/ every meal? Something's not right somewhere. Or maybe I'm just retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJR55
    So how come I didn't lose an ounce back when I was doing 2000 cals per day, P/C/F w/ every meal? Something's not right somewhere. Or maybe I'm just retarded.
    Perhaps the #'s on the scale were muscle...Did u have BF re-tested?





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    I don't know





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    6 inches in a month overall lost. 2 in the waist, 3 in the hips, 1 in thighs. Someone just told me that was awesome for one month. I didn't think it was.

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    Ummm.........yeah, that's excellent for 1 months' loss

    Did you see my suggestions for your diet in bold up above?





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    Yes, I'm gonna try it at 1800 cals. What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJR55
    6 inches in a month overall lost. 2 in the waist, 3 in the hips, 1 in thighs. Someone just told me that was awesome for one month. I didn't think it was.
    holly crap, thats great...Loose the scale for a while...(easier said than done, I have seirious issues with the darn scale) Ure melting away inches, its all good girl!





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    What a great lesson to have learned. Scales are EVIL.

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    What a whiny pathetic baby I've been being. I am putting that STUPID scale away and not stepping on it anymore!!!! Whats the point, really? So what if I am 175 pounds? As long as I'm 20% BF or below. Thank you Jodi, crazy and velvet, TRULY. Thank you. (Velveteyes was behind the scenes)

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