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Working out, reduced calories, no weight loss?

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April 23, 2019 / By Allysdare
Question: I'm 5' 4'' and 160, I aim to be around 130. I've tried reduced carb diets (staying under 6 servings of carbs a day). I have a really low intake of sugar (<18g a day on average) and I don't eat a whole lot of saturated fats. I've been working out for at least 30 minutes a day for the past two weeks and have been eating less than 1400 calories a day. In my work out sessions (which are primarily aerobics), I use a heart rate monitor that estimates ~250-330 calories on average is what I burn. I also walk take two 10 minute walks a day while at work- one on break, one for lunch. When I snack, they're usually veggies. I haven't had fruit in a long time, or any form of sweets. The diet I was on (Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure) brags that pounds can just fall off without exercise. Through all that I've tried, I haven't seen even a quarter of a pound come off. I have been inactive for about 5 years and was extremely sick and on antibiotics a lot for almost a full year. Is my metabolism just screwed? How long do you think it should be before I see some weight lost? Am I possibly converting it to muscle without realizing? How long should I keep this up before I talk to a doctor? To explain carb servings: I try to stay under 120g carbs in total a day, and I try to split them up evenly for my meals. Around 24g carbs is the largest amount that I consider to be a single serving.
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Terri Terri | 2 days ago
I'm confused about "under 6 servings of carbs". Your body doesn't typically count servings, but grams would be a more accurate measurement. That is still a lot of sugar you consume. Saturated fats are not bad for your body - and you will never find a clinical trial that shows otherwise. Exercising does not work for losing weight. LPL (lipoprotein lipase) enzymes run throughout your body and work to channel fatty acids in your bloodstream to many different types of cells. When you work out, they channel fatty acids to your muscles. This is great as it temporarily makes your body leaner. However, when you stop exercising, your muscle's LPL activity shuts down, and your fat cell LPL activity is kicked into high gear, flooding fatty acids into storage. Your body is essentially preparing for the next onslaught of work. This makes you crave more carbohydrates, which when ingested - your insulin response is to store fat. This is why you see a lot of marathon runners gain weight while training - and I would surmise they work out harder than you. 'Your metabolism is slowing' is a common phrase to hear. What it really is is that you are becoming more insulin resistant. This means your body is more susceptible to gaining weight, you may eventually become insulin resistant - which can lead to obesity and type II diabetes. The typical advice you'll get from a doctor is exercise and low-fat or calorie-restricted. Low-fat diet is a fad diet created by the McGovern Committee in the 1970s. Look what it has done to our world - type II diabetes is rampant and obesity is crazy. The JAMA just came out with a report - see second source, with headlines including: Nearly 36 percent of adults and 17 percent children are obese and The number doubles when the prevalence of people who are simply overweight instead of obese are also taken into account. So around 70% of adults are overweight and 35% of children are overweight. Over the past several decades, the ingestion of animal fats has gone down, while the ingestion of carbohydrates has gone up significantly. This is due to the cheap nature of carbohydrates - and the benefits that come with packing in carbs (longer shelf life, taste etc). Anyway, check out the book and you may learn some very important information. You can read some pages for free online before you buy it. --- And about the "it is not Atkins" guy - there is nothing wrong with Atkins, or more severely reduced carbohydrate plans. Decreasing carbohydrates enough puts your body into ketosis, which uses dietary fat (mostly) for fuel and ketones for brain function. It keeps your blood-glucose and insulin levels way low, which greatly reduces your chance of heart attack, stroke, many types of cancers and more. So while some individuals may want to just lose weight by cutting out grains and such (which is good), others who go with very low-carbohydrate lifestyles desire an even better and lasting affect on their longevity and well-being.
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Terri Originally Answered: Started using Super Pump 250 for working out.Smoking Marijuana after working out. NO Xplode, NaNo Vapor good?
Well, you seem to have somewhat knowledge of bodybuilding, but there are definitely flaws in your routine. First of all, cut the cardio. Either you are bulking up or reducing bodyfat, you can't do both together, to reduce bodyfat you need to burn more calories than you consume, and to bulk up you need to consume more calories than you can burn. To bulk up you should be doing a variety of exercises and about 3 sets of 6-10 repetitions for each. Your weights should be heavy enough that you can lift it no more than 6-10 times. Then, to completely fatigue slow-twitch muscle fibers you would have to use a lighter weight for more repetitions. When reducing bodyfat you should try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). It is the only cardio exercise that does not burn muscle. It burns fat 9 times more effectively than any other cardio as well, making it perhaps the best type of cardio for a bodybuilder. You should be doing HIIT 2-3 times a week on off-days from weightlifting. The best protein powder out there is perhaps Whey. It should be taken both pre and post-workout. Forget Super Pump, if you're getting good results you can stick with it, but otherwise, I highly recommend Whey. Also, you can go ahead and try NO-Xplode, but I've heard a lot of bad reviews about it not working. By the way, when you are bulking, you do no cardio, bodybuilders have a bulking and cutting season, during bulking season there is no cardio and an excess of calories. During a bulking season there is cardio and a deficit of calories. Make sure the sources of your foods are all healthy, junk food does good for no one. Another thing, you probably didn't know this, you need protein every 3 hours to keep in a positive nitrogen balance (state keeping you from burning muscle mass as fuel for energy). During the nighttime, you won't be getting any food for hours, so you need a slow-digesting protein right before bed. I highly recommend Casein protein for this, which can be bought at your local vitamin store. Here is a site on HIIT: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw40.htm Edit: Ok, if you decide to change that routine at some point you can use my advice. If you don't want too many different protein powders I think you should at least get Whey, and the most important time to have it is post-workout if you take it only once. Also, like I said, your body burns muscle mass as fuel for energy when you don't get protein every 3 hours. So at night, if you don't take Casein, you should take 4 cups of milk or a cup of cottage cheese instead, since both are full of Casein. And for your main question, like I said, if Super Pump is helping, you can take it, Whey is by far my recommendation. And I haven't heard many good reviews on NO Xplode or NaNo Vapor. Some people claim No Xplode doesn't work. I don't really know since I haven't taken it. You can try them out and see for yourself.

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Lisha Lisha
fast food is salty food if you cut back on the salt in a few weeks youll be able to better taste the natural salts in food and may not crave the junk as much as you used to
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Karena Karena
get your zzzzzs sleep deprivation alters levels of hormones in the body that regulate hunger causing an increase in appetite
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Karena Originally Answered: how much body fat can be reduced in 5 month?
you should really try the 3 day diet, it was originally for people who need to lose weight fast for heart surgery but its also healthy for others but you need to have will power so look it up on google and if you follow all the steps to a T then you will lose 10 pounds in 3 days but you have to remember to take another t3 days off of the diet eating moderately then get back on again after and start losing until all excess body weight is gone:)

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