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Nov 20th, 2015, 21:38 PM  
beth441
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Please Help

Hi ,

I'm currently 10 stone 1 and, desperate to drop at least a stone (hopefuly a stone and a half). For a couple of years I've bee hoping to loose some weight and in the last couple of months have actually started being serious about it. For the last month I have been going to the gym at least three mornings a week and I play rugby twice a week for my local city. I tried the 5:2 a year or so ago but didn't find it particularly effective, and wanted something a bit harder to try and push myself. I stick to roughly 1000 calories a day but for the last month I haven't lost anything, any ideas?
 
Nov 20th, 2015, 22:44 PM  
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Sounds like a classic too few calories to me. Sorry but if you're that active you need to eat for fuel. Your body will go into starvation mode if you don't eat enough.

I trained and competed as a power lifter till November last year (last comp).

I did IF of 8 hours eating 16 hours fasting, that worked well. I am not one for binging so found it was like a normal eating 'day' though I didn't start till noon and ate till 8pm.

I also had to allow for protein shakes etc.

I successfully lost a lot of weight but went onto medication over the last 3 years and gained due to that and not watching what I was eating - so although I competed finally at my heaviest I didn't normally compete at that weight.

Also My fitness pal is a good app for logging your calories, exercise and weight - a great guide to eating calories too if you read up on the forum side of things.

There is a member here who did the mudrun earlier in the year and was training / still is training hard. So she might pop up with advice or you might be able to find her thread.

Good luck,
 
 
Nov 21st, 2015, 21:52 PM  
beth441
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Thank you so much that's a way I hadn't considered fasting before . I will give it a try !
 
Nov 21st, 2015, 23:37 PM  
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I hope it works for you A lot of us here have journals and do different eating plans (some just healthy eating) so feel free to hang around and post up what you're eating / how you're doing - perhaps we can help or at least offer support along the way Will be good to see how you get on.
 
 
Jan 18th, 2016, 22:20 PM  
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I agree with Purple J. You might want to bump your calorie intake up a bit, especially considering all the activity you are doing. Also, make sure that your workouts vary. Sometimes, our bodies get used to the same workout and that can halt our progress.
 
Jan 22nd, 2016, 15:26 PM  
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Definitely try eating a bit more x
 
 
Feb 4th, 2016, 04:59 AM  
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I would have to concur that 1000 calories doesn't sound many!!
I have heard of the dukan diet, doesn't sound that healthy to me; anything that deprives the body of essential nutrients through fasting can't be good for you!!
 
 
Feb 16th, 2016, 15:37 PM  
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Under eating doesn't work ... I know I fall into this trap a lot, eating more is the way forward.

You also sound quite active and you need to fuel your body. With how active you are I would also rely on other measurements the most simple is how your clothes fit.
 
 
Feb 18th, 2016, 17:45 PM  
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You might try shifting your eating times. Don't eat breakfast, try waiting until 12:00PM to eat your first meal. Definitely eat 3 meals per day!
 
Mar 21st, 2016, 12:12 PM  
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Keep doing this routine , i am sure you will lose weight in next couple of weeks
 
 
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