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Unable to lose weight

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by midiman, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. midiman

    midiman · Newbie

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    Hi, I am unable to lose weight and I appear to have stagnated at a certain weight.
    I'm 43, 6ft 4 and 20 stone and I go to the gym 2-3 times a week.

    My diet is not too bad and I rarely have any sugar or carbs. I tend to live on low protein dieting shakes, eggs, low fat chicken, and veg.

    I would like to get back down to what I used to be which was around 16 stone in my mid 30's.

    On the plus side of things I have lost half a stone in a month and it doesn't appear to be coming back on. with the diet I am currently using.

    My aim is to bring my weight down without losing too much muscle so that I can bring down my borderline Type 2 diagnosis reading.

    The annoying part is that I have literally tried everything from practically zero carbs a day, hours of exercise, and all the low fat suggestions.

    The only thing that I have found that shocks my body and causes a slight drop is intermittent fasting, where I starve myself for like half a day and then start eating small bits of food again, but not enough to fill me to the point where I don't feel hungry for the next couple of hours again. But it's hard work.

    According to the scales my BMR is around 2900cals per day and I don't even think that I consume 2000 on some days and the weight should be flying off me.

    I'm going to start keeping a weekly diet of what I eat calorie wise because it is driving me insane when I see that people have managed to lose 4-5 stone when just cutting out simple things like sugar and I cant.
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Poor thing you must be starving?
    A lot of us have found that by changing both our eating times along with what we eat weight loss comes far easier.
    In your shoes I'd try eating more satiating food but less frequently and in a restricted feeding window.
    Have 2 meals a day in an 8 hour window but make sure those meals are satisfying and mainly composed of protein and fats. Keep carbs down to an absolute minimum.
    Everything should be full fat and chuck the diet drinks eat real food instead freshly cooked from fresh ingredients (so nothing in a package).

    Hope that helps.. there's a lot of science behind it which we can elaborate on but for the time being that would be my advice.
     
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