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Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
insanity week 3 finished
2/3/13 7:30 AM
Hi...

Both me and my wife both started insanity and have both just finished week 3. The first week we both lost 6.6lb which we were both very happy with! The second week I lost barely anything, but the wife lost 3.6lb which is still a very good result.

We weighed in today however and I have lost 1lb but the wife has gained 1lb.

I am not really concerned with my results but I would really like to help my wife to succeed with her weight loss!

Her stats are

5" 2 - 167lbs - 33yrs of age.

Based on these figures we worked out she needed approx 1900 calories/day so she is eating 5 meals a day with 300 calories= 1500 give or take a little for portion size.

We are using a polar ft4 to measure calories burned and she seems to burn between 350-450 per insanity workout (sometimes more)

could any of the following points have effected her weight loss so badly?

1. she missed 1 meal on 2 separate days.
2. she is only eating 1500-1600 of her 1900 daily caloric needs.
3. not burning enough calories per workout

could anyone please offer any advice on why her results have been so poor this week? we would really appreciate it!

Regards

Bradley
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RE: Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
2/3/13 6:13 AM as a reply to Bradley321.
Hi Bradley,

Has she lose inches? Is she stronger now? Weight is not the most accurate parameter to measure fitness and if you wife is improving in other areas the weight loss will come. Remember she is building lean muscle too, which weights more than fat and is more dense (less space).

Now , regarding the calories, to lose weight she should be eating between 1,450 and 1,600, that is taking into account everything (age, height, size, the 350 calories per workout), So if she is having 1,500 it's ok.

let me know any further questions.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
2/3/13 7:19 AM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
Thanks for the reply Alberto.

In reply, yes she has lost inches and is a little stronger! but after having 2 children in quick succession there are a few inches to go! but for some reason it has slowed down this week, as expected but am worried she has put on weight!

Thanks for clarifying the calorie intake, I was a little worried she might be eating too much or too little!

Regards

Bradley
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RE: Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
2/9/13 9:55 PM as a reply to Bradley321.
Don't get discouraged, it's perfectly normal to hit a plateau. Your workouts will definitely be kicked up a notch in month 2 which should help you bust out of it. And remember muscle weighs more than fat! emoticon
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RE: Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
2/9/13 11:13 PM as a reply to CoachAmandaC.
I had a similar experience with Insanity. Towards the end of month one, my weight loss started to slow a bit and I started to get a bit concerned. I started out at 5'2 and 140lbs, and I was also doing 1500 calories. Basically I just hit a plateau. Once I started month 2, I was back on it again. As long as she is keeping up with the measurements, tell her not to get discouraged. There were times that my weight didn't move, but my measurements did change, and that was really helpful for me to get past the 'non-scale moving' times. Sounds to me like she is right on track. She has to remember, gaining the weight did not happen overnight, and losing it will not as well. She will get there though, just stick with it!!
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RE: Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
2/12/13 5:05 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
I'm not sure about the specifics of why she is losing less weight and yet losing inches, but I wanted to comment about muscle gain, if she has only been doing this for three weeks it's highly unlikely that she is building lean muscle this quickly. She may be losing water weight in the beginning, hence the loss in weight. From what I understand it could take 6 to 8 weeks of consistent training before you begin to gain significant muscle to impact the scale.
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RE: Insanity Calorie/weight loss advice needed
2/15/13 7:09 AM as a reply to Bradley321.
Hi all and thanks for all the responses...

just a little update.

After my initial post I decided to follow some advice and start tracking all consumption and exercise on myfitnesspal. The following weeks my wife has lost weight now, so it must have been down to nutrition mistakes or just a small blip emoticon

We are just finishing our recovery week and at our weigh in last sunday my wife has lost 12.6lb since we started and I have lost 10lb so we are doing great now! We are both very pleased with our results so far...

I do however have another question...

Should I be increasing our calorie intake as we go into month 2?

any advice on this would be really appreciated!

Regards

Bradley
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