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I am on a healthy eating plan and exercising . I am losing inches but not losing weight? Why is that?

I am on a healthy eating plan and exercising . I am losing inches but not losing weight? Why is that?

Need calorie count: You may be eating more than you think and the calories you are burning off with exercise may be less than you think. Try figuring out these numbers before you give up your good work. Also, it is not unusual that in the early phases of dieting and exercise, your body is changing (adding muscle, losing fat) where you will not see much change at the scale. Keep going, it will get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Why am i not losing weight even with exercise?

Why am i not losing weight even with exercise?

Keep food journal: Keep a diary of everything you eat combined with the physical activity you engage in. There are several possible reasons - you may still be eating more than you think , you may be building muscle (heavier) while losing fat, or there could be an underlying medical problem. Keeping a food journal will give you the answers. Try choosemyplate.Gov for an online journaling program. ...Read more

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I am loosing weight I eat 3meals a day but still its not hepling. I m 25year and 65kgs. ?

I am loosing weight I eat 3meals a day but still its not hepling. I m 25year and 65kgs. ?

Depends: What is your height? What is your bmi? If BMI is between 18.5-24.9, i'm not sure you need to gain any more weight. If your BMI is <18.5, you might need to eat some snacks between the meals to obtain adequate daily calories. Also how much exercise are you doing? Is your calories intake < calories output? If that's the case, you won't gain weight. See your doc to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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I been gaining a lot of weight since i got on the depot shot, i exercise every day and eat healthy but still gaining weight what should I do ?

I been gaining a lot of weight since i got on the depot shot, i exercise every day and eat healthy but still gaining weight what should I do ?

Depo shot: There are many drugs that begin with depo, so you would need to be more specific about the name of the drug. If you do not know, call your doctor's office and ask. ...Read more

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If I'm losing 4 lbs per week just by eating less should I eat more? Im not starving myself, I just don't eat a lot and only am hungry at night.

If I'm losing 4 lbs per week just by eating less should I eat more? Im not starving myself, I just don't eat a lot and only am hungry at night.

Eat more: 4 pounds a week, if this has been going on for more than 2-3 weeks, is too much of a weight loss per week. I would recommend a more conservative weight loss of 2 pounds a week. If you continued to lose 4 pounds a week, at some point your body might go into starvation mode and slow down your metabolism. Its best to eat throughout the day, and eat a little more as you alluded to. Best health to you ...Read more

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I train very intense every day as im a boxer but hv trouble losing weight, is 100g of carbs per day enough for my workouts? & will i lose weight fast?

I train very intense every day as im a boxer but hv trouble losing weight, is 100g of carbs per day enough for my workouts? & will i lose weight fast?

No: 100 g of carbs a day is not enough for a young male who is intense training, even if you are trying to lose weight. See a dietician to find out where you can cut fat calories as this will help you lose weight faster and still provide the energy you need to train. ...Read more

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Would I lose weight if I am eating maintenance calories but add in cardio exercise?

Would I lose weight if I am eating maintenance calories but add in cardio exercise?

4 basic factors: 1- what do you eat? ( diet) 2- what do you do and how often? ( exercise) 3- who are you? ( mentally ) : i.e.- a photo of yourself looking the best you ever looked pasted to your dressing room mirror. 4- Trick your body into feeling full: 8-10 glasses f water/day, cereals, bran fiber. Just for starters. ...Read more

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I have been dieting and exercising and have not lost any weight I am 140 pounds over weight. Why with all the healthy changes am i still not losing?

I have been dieting and exercising and have not lost any weight I am 140 pounds over weight. Why with all the healthy changes am i still not losing?

Discouragement: Losing weight is hard and very, very slow. 1 to 2 lbs a week is the best you can hope for after the first week or several weeks. Exercise is good but weight loss only occurs when your intake is less that what you burn. Exercise is no substitute. Look at caloriecount.Com. ...Read more

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I have been doing jogging every night for about three weeks but not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?

I have been doing  jogging every night for about three weeks but not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?

Jogging: You need to make sure the quality of you jogging is helping you burn fat. Interval training burns more fat than just a constant pace for at least 45 min. So run for 80% your max for 60 sec then easy jog 30 sec...Then repeat. Adequate exercise is only half the solution, so the proper diet is necessary to make you lose weight. Low calories, low carbs, lots of protein. ...Read more

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Why am I still gaining weight while dieting and exercising?

Why am I still gaining weight while dieting and exercising?

Tricky: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. Eat less,exercise more. Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 I suspect because you are under 160 pound, burn under 1600 cal a day before exercise and do under an hour of exercise. ...Read more

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I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

May be low : 100-150 grams is good for the average active person but you may need more. Pay attention to your energy levels. You can also check your urine with keto strips. When you run out of carbs you start burning fat and that shows up in your urine. ...Read more

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I eat less than 800 kcal per day(i m not exercising) why i don t lose weight?

I eat less than 800 kcal per day(i m not exercising) why i don t lose weight?

Retaining fluid: If you truly are only eating a 800 calorie diet and lead a normal active lifestyle you should be losing weight unless you are a very small person and need less calories than most people. You may be retaining fluid or have a hormonal problem that is slowing done your metabolism. See a doctor if there are any doubts or a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining weight on Victoza (liraglutide) instead of losing. I am watching my diet and excerising every day.

Why am I gaining weight on Victoza (liraglutide) instead of losing. I am watching my diet and excerising every day.

Weight gain: Victoza (liraglutide) does not usually cause weight gain. Since exercise and diet are not contributing per history, other causes of weight gain include Thyroid disease and sleep, emotional and side effects of some medications ...Read more

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I am dieting and walking about 3-4 miles a wk. Im losing weight quickly. Could I have cancer instead of the dieting? When I eat normal I don't lose

I am dieting and walking about 3-4 miles a wk. Im losing weight quickly.  Could I have cancer instead of the dieting? When I eat normal I don't lose

Probably not: It sounds like you're doing a great job of eating right and exercising. When you reach your goal weight, you should continue to exercise, but allow yourself to eat normally. ...Read more

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I've been trying to lose weight but I see no progress. I work out 3-4 times a week pretty rigorously. I also eat healthy. Why am I not losing weight?

I've been trying to lose weight but I see no progress. I work out 3-4 times a week pretty rigorously. I also eat healthy. Why am I not losing weight?

Calorie balance: You did not mention your height or weight. I will assume you are truly overweight. Your weight will always be a balance of how many calories you are eating vs how many you are burning up. If your weight is stable, it means that you are taking in the same number of calories that you are burning up. To lose weight you need to take in less or burn up more (or a combination of both). ...Read more

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Need to lose 50-80 pounds. What is a good way to start on the track to losing weight besides exercising every day?

Need to lose 50-80 pounds. What is a good way to start on the track to losing weight besides exercising every day?

Lower cal intake too: Take a year to lose the weight. Calories spent need to exceed intake by 500-750 calories daily. ...Read more