Stubborn Weight Loss

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April W.
Joined: 1/11/2013

Hello,

About two years ago I lost 58 lbs in 6 months. I switched to mostly organic & all natural foods and exercised consistently. The weight seemed to slide off each week! For a year I had kept most of it off except for about 12 lbs. I would lose and gain part of that 12 lbs over the course of the next year. Recently I gained  about 12 lbs more! In the past, as soon as I would begin a calorie log, etc. the weight would come off easily. Now, it is such a struggle to lose. I still exercise, eat very healthy (except when off the wagon :() and the lbs don't want to budge. Over the recent holidays I had indulged too much and was determined to start anew on 1/2/13, I was so excited on Christmas Day to receive a gift from my Mom- it was the NutribulIlet! I was thrilled! I thought of all the fun things I could buy at the store to put in the Nutribullet! It is so convenient and I know I am doing myself a favor each time I make one! Even if the weight loss is difficult I know I am still making Nutriblasts for my overall health and well being. If anyone has any advice on this topic it is welcomed! It's like my body is in a tug of war with me over my lbs!

Hi April, Welcome to theHi April, Welcome to the forum. I look forward to hearing great success on the remaining pounds coming off! Well, certainly the last 10 to 15 pounds are more difficult to lose. However not impossible. It takes more dedication. It could be many different things and without doing a complete workup it impossible to know. But lets take a stab at the most common things. It could be due to extra stress in your life causing hormonal imbalances creating weight gain. Figure out the stress and eliminate or manage them. Are you eating too much simple sugar? Excess sugar creates hormonal imbalances and inflammation. Are you adjusting your calorie intake to account for the pounds you have lost. Every time you lose a few pounds you either must increase your calorie burn or reduce your calorie intake. No drinking enough water. It takes water to burn fat and create energy. Are you eating enough calories? Too few and your body thinks it is starving and it slows your metabolism down and will actually hang on to fat for survival. A minimum of 1200 per day should be consumed. I periodically will do a 24 hour fast to rest and shock my metabolism. When I come of of that fast I increase my workouts over the next week by 50% in time and also increase intensity. I then change up my routine over the next month to keep my body guessing. If I keep my body from figuring out my routine it has to burn more calories in anticipation of what I am going to do. Keep a food journal! Make sure your diet is full of variety (all the colors) and is anti-inflammatory. Make sure you account for the calories in your NutriBullet blast each day. Healthy Wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
I'm sure you can help me, I get confused on how many calories to eat and exercise...If I consume 1200 calories per day, and exercise to burn 500 calories, then in reality I'm only consuming 700 calories per day. So, will my body go into starvation mode? Or should I consume an extra 500 calories? I cannot make my weight budge! I've lost weight in the past, but since I've entered the fabulous 40's, I can't seem to lose a pound, and I need to lose 50! I hope I'm not too confusing, since I can confuse myself sometimes! Thanks!
Amy thats a very good question and one that is not asked often enough. Many things may be causing your weight lose to be stubborn. You may be consuming to much simple sugar (effects hormones), not eating enough calories (stalls metabolism), not eating enough healthy fats (effects hormones), not drinking enough water, not exercising enough to boost your metabolism. You will not lose much weight if any, without exercise. I really need a lot more info from you to really help you. But lets give this info a shot first. First you really need to know how many calories you should eat per day for your current weight. You can use this calculator for that. It takes a few seconds to load on the page. http://www.viveforlife.com/nutrition-2/bmi/ Based on that figure I would subtract a percentage of calories per day based on the chart below but never eat less than 1200 calories. The higher your body fat percentage the more calories you could cut per day with out causing much muscle loss. Even better however, you could use this info to fine tune your caloric deficit using a percentage method and also base your deficit on your starting body fat percentage, to get a much more personalized and effective approach: see table below. The calorie figure you get from my website calculator is what we will call your maintenance calories. Usually, we would suggest starting with a conservative deficit of around 15-20% below maintenance. Based on this research, however, we see that there can be a big difference between lean (more muscle and less fat) and overweight people in how many calories they can or should cut. The typical figures are that 3500 calories equals 1 pound of fat and if you have a 500 calorie deficit per day you will lose 1 pound per week. We all need to remember that along with the fat there is some muscle tissue that is lost as well. The more fat a person has to lose the more fat is lost due to the calorie deficit. Which means you can be more aggressive with the percentage of calories cut if you have a higher body fat percentage. Never eat less than 1200 calories per day!! 15-20% below maintenance calories = conservative deficit (for a leaner person needing to lose a small amount of weight) 20-25% below maintenance calories = moderate deficit 25-30% below maintenance calories = aggressive deficit ( for an obese person with a higher body fat percentage) 31-40% below maintenance calories = very aggressive deficit (risky) (must be sure you are meeting all nutritional requirements, potentially with a high quality nutritional supplement) I hope this made sense and helps. Healthy Wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
i am looking to lose weight. i would like to use my nutrbullet as meal replacements for breakfast and lunch but concerned with getti.g enough calories. i am doing mostly fruit for breakfast and mostly veggies for lunch. i am not sure what to do about snacks or if i should use the large cup with my juices. maybe add something else with bfast and lunch. i am so confused.
Robyn getting enough calories is very important otherwise your metabolism will stall preventing weight loss and could even cause weight gain! Please read my response to Amy on February 4th. There are other responses to and from others on this subject as well. It covers a lot of what you need to know. Be careful in adding too much fruit. Fruits although healthy can have a higher sugar content. Excess sugar will cause cravings and hormonal imbalances that will interfere with weight loss. For more calories you can add nut butters (almond, cashew, walnut, peanut), avocado, chia seeds, ground flax seeds. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, oats, whey, rice, hemp or pea protein. Make sure you are getting enough water daily. Exercise is very important and essential for weight loss. Healthy wishes, Wally Bishop C.N.C.
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Aprilwa01 wrote: Hello, About two years ago I lost 58 lbs in 6 months. I switched to mostly organic & all natural foods and exercised consistently. The weight seemed to slide off each week! For a year I had kept most of it off except for about 12 lbs. I would lose and gain part of that 12 lbs over the course of the next year. Recently I gained  about 12 lbs more! In the past, as soon as I would begin a calorie log, etc. the weight would come off easily. Now, it is such a struggle to lose. I still exercise, eat very healthy (except when off the wagon :() and the lbs don't want to budge. Over the recent holidays I had indulged too much and was determined to start anew on 1/2/13, I was so excited on Christmas Day to receive a gift from my Mom- it was the NutribulIlet! I was thrilled! I thought of all the fun things I could buy at the store to put in the Nutribullet! It is so convenient and I know I am doing myself a favor each time I make one! Even if the weight loss is difficult I know I am still making Nutriblasts for my overall health and well being. If anyone has any advice on this topic it is welcomed! It's like my body is in a tug of war with me over my lbs!
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