I would like to lose about 15 lbs, but can't seem to shift it no matter what I do.
I eat about 1200 calories a day, often less.
There's no soda in the house. I don't have a sweet tooth, so I don't eat cookies or candy or chocolate.
I cook very healthy, low-fat meals with lots of fresh vegetables.
I can't do much exercise because of a knee problem. 30 minutes of mild walking guarantees pain for the next 6 hours. Stationary bikes are even worse. So, cardio is pretty much out, as are most types of "fun" exercise like dancing or martial arts.
And this weight refuses to shift! I'm hesitant to go below 1000 calories a day because I feel awful when I don't eat enough. Lethargic, depressed, headaches, etc. I mean, I've done everything right, but I just can't lose weight.
Answer by samurai_chica at 3:10 PM on Jul. 26, 2010
How much do you weigh & how tall are you? 1200 calories might not be enough. If your body feels as if it's not getting enough calories to survive, then your metabolism will SLOW WAY DOWN. You metabolism is probably totally shot & you might have to stop dieting for a while to boost it back up again, then start over. Do you drink an immense amount of water? Lack of water will also inhibit your weight loss. Some people swear that by drinking way to much water Will help them lose weight. It keeps your tummy full & forces your metabolism to keep on going. But, if you're not eating enough & not drinking enough, you're not going to lose weight.
So, how tall are you & how much do you weigh. I can help you figure out how many calories you should be eating.
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