Recently, I have lost about 60 pounds under a medical weight loss program. I used to be about 200 pounds, and now I am around 140 pounds. I am glad to say that I have successfully kept the weight off for 2 months now. I'm a bit concerned, however, because my goal is to lose additional weight, and it's not working. It is very difficult to find time to make food for myself, so I often eat pre-packaged foods, such as 100-calorie snack packs. I keep myself under 1300 calories a day. A calorimeter testing shows that I regularly burn 1900 calories/day at rest. So using this, I should be losing about 1-2 pounds a week. For some reason, I'm not gaining weight and I'm not losing weight. Could it be the kind of food I eat? I eat about 6-8 times a day, with 2-3 of these meals being pre-packaged 100 calorie snack packs, and the rest will be a home cooked meal which never goes past 200 calories. I walk about 30-40 minutes a day, and I get up and move around very often when I am at home. Does losing weight really come down to calories in being less than the total expenditure? Because this is not working for me, and I am tracking down every single thing that I eat, including spices, sauces, and drinks. I'm worried and terribly frightened because I really do not want to become obese again. Please help! Thank you so much for your time and advice!
CONGRATS!! thats great progress.
Now yes it is what you eat now more then how much. Personally I say your not eating enough so it has to be the fact your eating the wrong foods. You need to base your food choices on real healthy foods and away from processed junk. base your intake first on protein and fats the two foods we must have to live a healthy life and get lean. Then tack on some carbs in the form of whole green veggies and some fruit, but the fats and protien should be the base. Stay away from the processed junk and grains and sugars like bagels, breads, pasta, rice, sugar, potato, crackers and cereals etc.. get snacks of healthy nuts and fruits, meats, oils, and eggs. Things you are meant to eat.
For my clients and athletes the protein and fats are ALWAYS the same as these are again the foods we must intake to be healthy, happy and have a lean athletic body. What changes is the carb intake to meet the individuals goals and activity level, to lose, gain or maintain weight.
A calorie is NOT a calorie.
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