Moderator: Moderator Team
I'm trying to lose the last bit of weight to get myself down to 140lbs (what should be my race weight), but now I am at 153. Any thoughts to where this may be coming from?
Doesn't matter if your eating too much bad food or too much good good food, both will make you put on weight. Its just calories in vs calories out.
Id drop your cals by 300-500 a day and see how you go. You should drop the weight in a month or so.
In short there isn't enough information to determine this.
For a start your body weight can fluctuate a kilo or more very easily every single day.
Other questions to help narrorw things down would be:-
Exactly how much has diet changed/not changed?
Increased protein intake? Carb intake?
What protocol did you use for weighing yourself (time of day, clothes worn etc)?
Are the scales calibrated?
Have sleeping patterns changed in any way?
Any personal life changes work/study/home life?
Has training volume/types altered in any way?
And most important, how did you determine what your ideal race weight is?
"I'm not a real doctor; But I am a real worm; I am an actual worm." - TMBG
Make an excel spreadsheet and calculate the amount of calories in every single thing you eat every day. Do this for at least two weeks.
This will help you understand how much calories you take in every day (in order to lose weight you have to burn +- 500 more than you take in).
It will also help you understand the energy values of the food you usually eat.
In addition to reading food packaging to understand energy content, I use Tanita scales which measure body composition (including fat and water percentage) which are useful to help understand where any weight changes are coming from.
It is the trend over time that counts, as weight does fluctuate.
Coffee has caffeine which is a stimulant drug. Stimulants lessen appetite. If you were drinking it every day and then switched it off, you might not notice if you aren't specifically paying attention to it, but you're probably just eating more food! Its also important to note that athletes often correlate low weight with being healthy, which us not always the truth. A possibility is that you may have been underfeeding yourself to begin with. Its easy to burn off a day's worth of calories when you're burning 1000 of them every hour. (Keep in mind you can't just burn all the calories you intake, your body needs some too!)
Hopefully this made some sense and maybe helped a little.
stella-azzurra wrote:It could be that your metabolism has slowed down a bit. Need to do something to restart it.
+1 or you move too little
Lack of sleep, stress, late night eating, binging all can add to weight gain for different reasons. We all have what is known as a set weight, a weight our bodies naturally want to be. If your target weight is well bellow that your metabolism will reflect that and bang your in starvation mode. You can end up putting on weight as your metabolism slows down .
Calories in calories out sounds nice but is simplistic. It does not take into account many other factors that effect the "storage" of extra calories. IMO based on scant evidence it sounds like your glycemic levels are fluctuating all over the place. While reading up on the glycemic index will be useful I suggest you seek advise from a trained professional that is knowledable of your specific health and eating patterns. Fact is in weight loss diets do not in the long run work, life style changes are proven to be most effective.
Certified health and nutrition coach
Calories in calories out sounds nice but is simplistic.
Combined with proper diet and exercise. It's really that simple. Calories in calories out. There is no magic formulas or potions that allow someone to maintain weight. The problem many people face is discipline. If you have discipline and follow the simple rule you will obtain proper health and weight for your well being.
As we get older the metabolic rate slows down. To compensate you need to have a proper balanced diet e.g. not starving, or just eating a particular kind of food heavy in protein or carbs but good quality balanced nutritional food which is unprocessed combined with a good quality exercise regimen adapted to your current life style.
If you do these two things with discipline over your lifetime you will be in good shape for your age group.
It's as simple as that. All the other stuff like stress, sleep, anxiety are greatly minimized or eliminated by being in good physical health. There is no other solution.
rustychain wrote:IMO based on scant evidence it sounds like your glycemic levels are fluctuating all over the place. While reading up on the glycemic index will be useful I suggest you seek advise from a trained professional that is knowledable of your specific health and eating patterns. Fact is in weight loss diets do not in the long run work, life style changes are proven to be most effective.
Certified health and nutrition coach
What evidence is that?
Proper diet keeps all your levels in check and proper exercise will allow you to burn those calories to keep your weight in check not to mention keeping the whole system in performing order. All of our nutrient are found in food. There isn't one nutrient we need that has to be manufactured or designed by a human.
Since you know nothing about the state of health of the OP and neither do I. I was asking what kind of evidence do you have? You are just theorizing that his problem my be due to glycemic imbalance. Yes you do say go to a professional and have it checked. I would also recommend going to his doctor and the doctor might prescribe something to get him through this rough patch but ultimately it will eventually come down to proper diet and exercise.
That's what it will always come down to for as long as we live.
For those of you that want to read on the general overview of GI
By the way have you gotten your weight in check? I kinda recall you posting to a weight thread a while ago.
- Similar Topics
- Last post
Focus Izalco Max eTap starting weight 6.62kg current weight 6.46kg
Last post by btothec « Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:24 amReplies: 9
Posted in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.by btothec » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:17 pm » in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.
- 9 Replies
- 2967 Views
Last post by btothec
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:24 am
- 2 Replies
- 719 Views
Last post by RyanH
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:29 am
- 5 Replies
- 854 Views
Last post by LeDuke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:17 pm
- 155 Replies
- 8298 Views
Last post by eforce123
Tue May 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Weight - Weenish C60
Last post by deano87 « Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:32 amReplies: 15
Posted in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.by jmagoulas » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:13 pm » in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.
- 15 Replies
- 3574 Views
Last post by deano87
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:32 am