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Not losing weight - am I eating too few calories
I have being doing P90 for 60 days now. I have lost some inches, not as much as I'd like, and I have not lost 1 lb! I do My Fitness Pal and average around 1700 calories a day with goals of carbs 40%, Protein 40%, and Fat 20%. I have had 7 kids in 10 years and have been pregnant or nursing for 12 years straight. I am still nursing twice a day. My husband is also shocked that I haven't lost more. He is doing P90 also and totally transforming. Does anyone have any suggestions? To dedicate this much time and not lose a pound and only 1 inch on my hips - well it's hard on the motivation.
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RE: Not losing weight - am I eating too few calories
11/23/12 8:22 PM as a reply to mamaroe.
Hi I am Mark, first off I love it that you and your husband exercise TBB style as do my wife and myself which we are also coaches together. My wife has not had only 2 beautiful children and alot of post pregnant women face this same problem. A lot of it has to do with you body being so long run with pregnancy that it now needs to start utilizing the after burn but saying 60 days deep in any program is disheartening. There is a big difference in how many calories versus when your eating and that problem with quality food. The less fat and more protein the better. The problem your having is not usual but is hard to overcome. BUT not impossible the biggest and most important thing you can do is time your eating at every 2 1/2 hours making sure to hit home a regressive diet, meaning going from big breakfast, big lunch, too finally small portioned dinner with your snacking in between. Now I am not sure if you are but using Shakeology was what kicked started my wife's weightloss post pregnancy and if you are using it replace the meal that you think is less effective. Dinner and unnecessary snacking late in the night is a lot of people problems. It sounds to me that y'all are both very dedicated and the best plan for you is to just keep up with the program and remember to hold quality over quantity and to make sure the dinner meals are not to heavily on carb otherwise it will cause it to be very difficult to move to greater weightloss. If you have questions please feel free to ask I am very keen on accountability and love being a coach.

Push-it,

Coach Moz
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RE: Not losing weight - am I eating too few calories
11/24/12 9:45 AM as a reply to mamaroe.
mamaroe:
I have being doing P90 for 60 days now. I have lost some inches, not as much as I'd like, and I have not lost 1 lb! I do My Fitness Pal and average around 1700 calories a day with goals of carbs 40%, Protein 40%, and Fat 20%. I have had 7 kids in 10 years and have been pregnant or nursing for 12 years straight. I am still nursing twice a day. My husband is also shocked that I haven't lost more. He is doing P90 also and totally transforming. Does anyone have any suggestions? To dedicate this much time and not lose a pound and only 1 inch on my hips - well it's hard on the motivation.


First off, it is so exciting to know couples who work out together. The support and motivation is there with both of you. Your nutrition is equally important as how much calories you consume. I'm not sure what your nutrition is like. But lets take a look at your 1700 calories. Is this the number that MFP suggested? You say you are still nursing at least twice a day. That takes away calories too. So, you consume 1700 and you expend calories from working out AND NURSING. You may not be consuming enough; therefore, your body is holding on to the fat to prevent your health from going down or as some would say, starvation mode. Another idea is to put yourself on a "baby time schedule". Eating every 2-3 hours of small meals. 4-6 small meals is better than eating 3 huge meals. But eating those small meals keeps the metabolism going. In conclusion, you may want to up the calories and share what your nutrition is like--what you eat. If you have anymore questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

Coach Solana
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RE: Not losing weight - am I eating too few calories
11/30/12 7:31 PM as a reply to Marksman06.
CoachMozer:
BUT not impossible the biggest and most important thing you can do is time your eating at every 2 1/2 hours making sure to hit home a regressive diet, meaning going from big breakfast, big lunch, too finally small portioned dinner with your snacking in between. Now I am not sure if you are but using Shakeology was what kicked started my wife's weightloss post pregnancy and if you are using it replace the meal that you think is less effective. Dinner and unnecessary snacking late in the night is a lot of people problems.

Coach Moz


Are you aware that most studies done on meal frequency or number of meals show very little difference in weight loss.

Also as good as Shakeology is the reason most folks lose weight with it is cause it causes you to take in less calories. Weight loss fat loss will always come down to calories in vs out.

Also very low fat diets are not good for you as you need fats in diet to produce hormones and use fat soluble vitamins. You better off lowering carbs than fats.
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RE: Not losing weight - am I eating too few calories
11/30/12 7:44 PM as a reply to CoachSolana.
SolanaA:

You may not be consuming enough; therefore, your body is holding on to the fat to prevent your health from going down or as some would say, starvation mode. Another idea is to put yourself on a "baby time schedule". Eating every 2-3 hours of small meals. 4-6 small meals is better than eating 3 huge meals. But eating those small meals keeps the metabolism going. In conclusion, you may want to up the calories and share what your nutrition is like--what you eat. If you have anymore questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

Coach Solana


Take a look at the Minnesota study done on starvation mode and you will see the above does not hold true. The body will not store anything as long as there is a deficit. That would be like saying that your car won't use the gas in the reserve tank when the main tank is empty. Also read up on the Twinkie Diet where weight was lost eating just Twinkies which throws a monkey wrench into your what you eat matters.

Also there is no significant increase in energy usages due to how many meals you eat. The TEF is based on makeup of macros and not how many meals you eat. Protein having the highest TEF and fats the least. Average meal has a TEF of 10% of calories eaten or 10 calories per 100.

By the logic of eating 5-6 meals to speed up metabolism we could then suggest 10-12 meals as that would double things... The logic does not follow.
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