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I can't lose weight...don't know what else to do

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 22, 2010
  • 11:30 PM

Hi there. I am a 30 year old woman and I am 6'0" tall and weight about 270 pounds. I have been diligently trying to lose weight for the last 5 months and have barely lost 10 pounds.

I eat a very clean diet of 2000 calories per day (dietician approved) and I work out 5-6 days per week. 5 days per week I do strength training for 25-30 minutes, focusing on a different large muscle group each day (1 day upper, 1 day lower body, 2 days core, and 1 day total body). I also do 45 minutes of cardio 5-6 times per week. 1 day on arc trainer, 1 day on elliptical or treadmill, 1 day of kickboxing, and 2 days of cardio circuit (10 minutes on arc trainer, 10 minutes on elliptical, 10 minutes on treadmill, and 5 minutes on rower). All workouts have been approved/created by a personal trainer. I work out pretty hard and aim to burn 600 calories with each cardio session so I am not "phoning it in".

I track all calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and sugar in a food diary every day. Other than being obese, I have no other health issues except for an occasional bout of constipation (although, I eat at least 35 grams of fiber per day). My blood pressure is 116/68, resting pulse is 64. According to my doctor, my thyroid, metabolism, triglyceride levels, blood sugars, etc. are all normal. I sleep 8 hours per night and drink about a gallon of water per day.

At my highest weight, I was 320 pounds and lost about 100 pounds 3 years ago through diet and exercise (none of it was monitored). Due to several factors, I gained back 50. It was so easy to lose weight the last time...now I can't seem to lose any and my health seems fine. My skin, hair, and nails are all very nice. I have no symptoms of hypothyroidism.

I am at my wits end and am not sure what else to do!

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  • Hi there, I'm a 28 yrs old female 5'10" and wheigh 200 LBS, with Juvenile Diabetes. I'm active like yourself and I too have found it very difficult to lose any weight, I had and appointment with my dietician the other day, she suggested I pick up a book title "The Idiots Guide to Glycemic Index for Weight Loss" so I did. It cost me about $30.00 I've read into Chapter 6 already and this book is allabout Carbohydates. It explains how certain foods (carbs) break down into the blood system and how long they take, basically it suggest that the longer it takes for the Carb to affect your blood sugar the healthier it is for you. Thus regulating blood sugar levels and insulin levels as well. The authors provide scientific research to back this theory up, I understand in the U.S.A it has not become a popular theory however being a person with Diabietes and having a very good understanding of how carbs affect the blood sugar levels and consequently the insulin levels as well, the literature in this book has made soooo much more sense to me, there are food lists and a few sample meal plans included in this book. My dietician has guaranteed me that if I follow the "lifestyle" and that is what this book teaches, that I will be guaranteed to reach my goal weight of 170 LBS. This is no diet, you must understand it really is a lifestyle channg and it incorporates a Healthy Balanced meal at all times. I hope this helps you out some, if not a lot. I wish you the very best of luck :)
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    • September 28, 2010
    • 03:50 AM
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