I am wondering if anyone out there can tell my why I am not losing weight.
I am Female
Age - 18
Height - 5'6..170cm
Weight - 143lbs..65kg
Fat % unknown at this stage
I weight train 5x per week and throw in cardio 1 day a week and also at the end of each weight session.
My diet at the end of the day ads up to around 1600 cals and I am apparently supposed to be consuming 2150 for maintenace.
I have carbs only at breakfast (Oats)
My diet is a mix of eggs, veg(alot) , chicken, steak on occasion, protien shake (pro petite), oats, berries, nuts.
I am not trying to severely cut, I am just simply trying to lower my body fat to achieve more definition.
SO with all of that information on the table can someone PLEASE tell me where I am going wrong?
Thanks everyone for your help!
06-28-2011, 11:48 PM #1
calorie deficit..still not losing fat
06-28-2011, 11:49 PM #2
06-28-2011, 11:51 PM #3
06-28-2011, 11:53 PM #4
06-28-2011, 11:56 PM #5
Previously I was doing less weight training and more cardio but eating the same.
I have put weight on in muscle, wich is GREAT! im stoked about that, but so far it doesnt seem as if the fat has gone anywhere.
06-28-2011, 11:58 PM #6
06-28-2011, 11:58 PM #7
Will parrot the advice to keep a closer look at calories.
Whenver there is a thread that's titled "why am I not losing weigh???" The answer is either a)underestimating calories b)water retention hiding it.
06-28-2011, 11:59 PM #8
06-29-2011, 12:00 AM #9
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06-29-2011, 12:02 AM #11
Its particularly difficult to tell in women I would be patient and be sure you are eating what you think you are. Lyle Mcdonald has a good post about this.
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06-29-2011, 06:06 AM #13
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Are you sedentary the rest of the day, aside from your time spent exercising? This will have a big impact on how much you can eat and still maintain a decent rate of fat loss. If you're sedentary you might have to drop calories even further.
First though, I would give it a few more weeks and start taking pictures weekly. Like already mentioned before, it could be water fluctuations and the fact that you're not looking for a severe/drastic result means it's going to take more time to see results.
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11-30-2013, 10:32 PM #16
I am on this deficit for the last 1 month. I am counting calories using myfitnesspal. I don't have a food scale yet.
Before starting this diet I was eating a lot of white rice. I have stopped that now but still not losing any fat.
I visited the link given by Electricheadd. Its already 4 weeks. Lets see if anything magical happens as written in that article !
11-30-2013, 10:43 PM #17
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The bottom line is if you are truly eating 1600 (measuring correctly), and you aren't having cheat meals /days (are you?), and you aren't losing weight after around 3 weeks then you need to cut calories further. You aren't gaining muscle eating 1600 calories. Don't measure your body fat weekly, it's a waste. The stuff gyms use to check it are super inaccurate. Only expensive dexascans are any good. Also you can eat carbs anytime of the day, that won't affect anything. I say give it one more week. Really make sure you are weighing and measuring all your food and liquids and not cheating. If you still don't lose drop calories to 1500. Girls have it hard because sometimes they really need to restrict calories for even modest weight loss. Dig in and be patient and you'll reach your goals-Former 300lb club
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