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Help i been trying everything!!!

I been working out and eatting a 1200 cal diet everyday havnt lost anything so i tryed eating lest and working out more still nothing. what am i doing wrong. I'm on medis that make you gain weight could that be the reason why i'm not lossing weight or what. i dont know what to do and i am getting mad bout to stop working out and eatting.
latly i been walking 2 or 3 miles a day once in the morning and once after dinner and doing sit up and leg longes and weight lifting and things like that everyother day but its not working. HELP!! what i am i doing wrong??

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:03 AM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

Answers (8)
  • If the meds are something you can do without...ditch them. But if not, do you think its possible that you could be burning exactly what you are taking in? Even though you arent taking in alot of calories, you might be just "breaking even", therefore not showing results. And doing lunges,etc, you are definitely gaining muscle-so theres another reason not to see the number go down, but make sure you measure yourself-those numbers may be going down-even though your overall weight isnt. Plus, weight is made up of alot of things--fluid retention,etc. Just go by how you feel in your clothes, and how they fit...dont give up!

    Answer by hw1977 at 12:10 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Are you eating or drinking 3 hours or less before you go to bed? During the day, do you eat and then sit around? Are you drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day? Are you having at least 45 minutes of cardio 4-5 times per week? You may also be maintaing weight by losing the fat yet gaining muscle. You may not be losing weight, but, do you look more tone? It's not always about the number. Try eating more protein and save the carbs for earlier in the day. Also, try eating several small meals instead of 3 big meals. The more fuel you have in your body to maintain your metabolism, the more you will shed off. Good Luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • First off, you should start to do measurements in addition to scales. If you are doing so much exercise, you should at least be gaining muscle. So, perhaps, you are losing weight, but gaining muscle, so your scales are staying relatively the same. If you are doing so much and your weight or measurements are not going down, I would talk to my doctor.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:22 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • You prbabaly are losing weight (fat) but you are gaining muscle and muscle weighs more. Keep up the good work! You need to work out to burn the fat. See

    Answer by JCRestoredme at 10:32 AM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • What kinds of foods are you eating? You diet should be mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. And you should be drinking lots of water.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:00 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • that does not sound like enough calories especially if you are working out too. Add more calories just make sure they are good wholesome foods like fruits, veggies etc. How much fiber are you eating? Also check your clothing and measurements in case you are losing inches instead of pounds.

    Answer by Loa1002 at 2:35 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • The Doctors program on tv Monday (2:00 pm. central time) is going to be addressing that very question. Maybe they can be helpful. If you can't watch it then I'm sure the answers will be online after the show airs.

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:49 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • You're not eating enough calories. The body needs 1200 calories a day for survival at rest. When you eat too little the body thinks it is starving and begins to hold every calorie you eat as fat. If you do begin to lose weight it will be because the body is taking from muscle to sustain life.
    It takes 3 to 4 months for the body to gain muscle weight from strength training.
    Most of us that have lost weight did it by eating 1400 to 1700 calories a day. Not eating enough will stall your weight loss.
    I lost 30 lbs in 4 months and have kept it off. It's about finding the correct balance of calories, carbs, fats, protein, and exercise. If the balance is off you will not lose.

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 12:12 AM on Aug. 9, 2009

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