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What am I doing wrong?!
What am I doing wrong?!
11/13/12 8:27 PM
Hi y'all! I have a couple questions about TF. First some info so you know where I'm coming from. I started the 7th week of TF yesterday. This is my second go around with TF, I did the 90 days took about 2 1/2 months off and now this is my second round. During this round I feel like I'm losing weight slower. I've lost 10 pounds in 44 days. The only reason I thought it would be more is because I wear a bodymedia armband and have it set to where I eat 1500 calories and burn 2500 and I should be losing 2 lbs a week. But that's not happening. So here are my questions. 1. I don't usually eat 1500 cals a day I usually do around 1200 cals and one splurge meal on the weekends. Is my low cal intake slowing my weight loss? 2. I don't see a whole lot of toning going on with my body. I still have about 30 lbs to lose before I'm the ideal weight for my height. So do I just need to lose more before I see the toning? B/c when I do the TF workouts I'm punching and kicking pretty hard and I keep up my intensity. So I just thought my arms would be a little more shapely. Thanks in advance for any help or info!
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RE: What am I doing wrong?!
11/14/12 6:23 AM as a reply to JMHudson83.
I'm not an expert, but I would say your calories are too low. This happens a lot in Insanity too - you want to lose weight faster, so you keep the calories really low, but at a certain calorie threshold (different for everyone) your body "gets scared" and switches to "starvation mode."

Try eating the 1500 calories for 1 week and see what happens. It's probably going to be tough - it's an interesting problem forcing yourself to eat! I am 5'8" and actually had to eat right around 1800 calories a day to see good results.

Also, you could get the turbo gloves - seriously they are awesome!!! And, your arms/abs will tone up a little faster because you are holding these 2lb weights the whole time. It really kicks it up a notch.

Good luck,
Rachael
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RE: What am I doing wrong?!
11/14/12 10:49 AM as a reply to JMHudson83.
JMHudson83:
Hi y'all! I have a couple questions about TF. First some info so you know where I'm coming from. I started the 7th week of TF yesterday. This is my second go around with TF, I did the 90 days took about 2 1/2 months off and now this is my second round. During this round I feel like I'm losing weight slower. I've lost 10 pounds in 44 days. The only reason I thought it would be more is because I wear a bodymedia armband and have it set to where I eat 1500 calories and burn 2500 and I should be losing 2 lbs a week. But that's not happening. So here are my questions. 1. I don't usually eat 1500 cals a day I usually do around 1200 cals and one splurge meal on the weekends. Is my low cal intake slowing my weight loss? 2. I don't see a whole lot of toning going on with my body. I still have about 30 lbs to lose before I'm the ideal weight for my height. So do I just need to lose more before I see the toning? B/c when I do the TF workouts I'm punching and kicking pretty hard and I keep up my intensity. So I just thought my arms would be a little more shapely. Thanks in advance for any help or info!


I'm assuming you're female? If you are, you should be between 1600-1800 cals per day. Anything less combined with High-Intensity training and your body will self cannibalize to find the nutrition resources elsewhere. This will slow muscle growth and therefore slow your metabolism. Are you eating 5-6 times a day, every 3 hours? This is important to speed up metabolism. Get rid of your "splurge" meal and eat clean 7 days a week. You should see toning.

Also, you might look into doing a different training program. Our bodies become accustomed to the same workouts and this will slow results. Changing workout programs will sock the muscles.

Let me know If I can help any further!

Coach Jeff
CPT.PES
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