Damn thats what i already do eat.
Lots of protein, tiny ammount of carbs but its always wholemeal, vegies and salad, and fruit, all lean all grilled/steamed, i eat tuna as well. I mean ive lost 52 kilos already, but its stalled for weeks and weeks and weeks. And when i finally crunched the numbers i realised input vs output and realised that maybe theres not enough input too much output. >_<
Ill try increasing calories, and not do bootcamp, just an extra day at the gym (so burning half the ammount of what i would at bootcamp for that day)
So annoying that being 'too healthy/active' is working against me.
Thank you for the advice everyone i appreciate it
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29-03-2012 11:15 #11
29-03-2012 11:16 #12
I would research it if I were you. People say different things and they repeat the same things over and over because they hear it and think it's true. There is so much more research now that isn't being counted.
I work at a high deficit and I do it, because it works and also to counteract the high calorie days. I believe weight bearing exercise is crucial for weight loss or you will be 'flabby' if you don't. Also the stronger your muscles are the more energy they burn by doing normal stuff.
But yeh I'd research all the different 'theories' and make up your own mind.
29-03-2012 11:23 #13
Just an idea.
Have you tried uping your protein intake?
ETA ahh well already been said.
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29-03-2012 11:43 #14
Thanks anyway cheerlilee, i appreciate the suggestion
29-03-2012 11:45 #15
True true different things work for different people.
I was just saying what works for me personally. I just function better on low calories. Still wouldn't be going from a really low amount up to a high one straight away maybe slowly work it up. Find you perfect calorie amount.
Anyway best of lucky I know how frustrating it is to be stuck.
52 kg is awesome you should be super proud.
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Wow well done with 52 kg, that's unbelievable and something to be super proud of. How much weight training do you do? Sometimes we fall into a cardio rut when in fact weight training can help give the metabolism a blast if we need it. I'd make your gym sessions primarily weight based if you're not already, and combine that with your zumba - should help considering it looks like your food is pretty well sorted Good luck!
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29-03-2012 13:44 #17
thanks dancermum! bootcamp is very much strength based training and i work on upper body one gym visit and lower body on the other visit, as well as some cardio. i am in the process of giving bootcamp up tho, because we are TTC and i just dont feel good about my heart rate getting up as high as it does, not to mention feeling real sore for days and days, so i think i might give that up and add a gym day and just see how i go.
maybe this is just a plateau that my body needs after losing such a large amount. i was hoping to lose another 7 kilos to get to goal before we fell (who knows how long that will take) but yeah this stall is very depressing.
definitely going to take all the advice on board. thanks everyone
29-03-2012 14:30 #18
I went backwards with my weight loss when I was close to goal and dropped my cals too low. I upped them again, always 'ate back' anything I burnt in a workout and lost the last few kilos without a problem. I'm assuming you have a HRM to calculate cals burnt for exercise? You should make sure you are not eating less than your resting BMR (eg. what you would burn if you were in bed sleeping all day).
The best foods to increase your calories are things like nuts and avocado. They have lots of nutrients, protein, good oils and, nuts especially, pack a lot of calories in each tiny nut. Also add some olive oil onto salads. Since it sounds like you can't eat large volumes of food to increase your calories, really focus on dense healthy foods and a little to each meal.
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29-03-2012 14:52 #19
great advice thank u stretched. off to buy some nuts this afternoon, and avocado!! im not a huge fan of nuts, but i like cashews, would they be ok?
yes i have a HRM that lets me know how much im burning.
29-03-2012 18:30 #20
I went through a plateau and did some research and found that the general consensus is that you should shake things up abit every 4 - 6 weeks. So up your cals a little or lower them. change your exercise routine, focus on different muscle groups and up intensity a bit. The idea is to keep your body guessing. Your body adjusts to what you're doing and burns less cals for same movements. When you change things then your body needs to burn more cals to adjust all over again. Also if your body has to adjust from famine mode to abundance mode, famine, abundance, famine abundance (cave man), you burn more calories to adjust from one mode to the next then back again.
Have you considered also that you don't have as much fat making up your weight anymore? That now your weight is mainly comprisedof muscle now? I'm waitin to hit that pointmyself now I 'm on the home stretch....So I'm basically aiming for a size 10/12 as I may not make it to 58 - 60kgs - we'll see
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