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scale is not moving!
scale is not moving!
2/3/13 7:40 PM
Ok I became a coach back in September and lost about 20lbs, well now the scale is not budging at all. I currently weigh 220, 5'6". I have dropped 2 dress sizes in the past few months. and I have lost inches. I thought for sure that I would be under 200 by now. The number really doesn't bother me to much, since I am seeing results.

I work out 6days a week. Currently doing TurboFire. Plus weight lifting. Not little 10lb weights, leg pressing 290lbs. Is it possible that I am building up a lot of muscle mass as I am burning off the fat, so that is why the scale isn't budging?
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RE: scale is not moving!
2/3/13 11:49 PM as a reply to AnnBfit.
how much calories do you eat each day? And what are your P/C/F intakes?

It might be that you are eating too little.
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RE: scale is not moving!
2/4/13 5:15 AM as a reply to AnnBfit.
I agree with the post above with that level of activity you are going to be needing to eat a good amount of calories to keep your body from slowing its metabolism and causing you not to lose weight. Congrats on the dress sized going down that is great. Please post you calorie you take in each day, the P/C/F macros, and if possible what you are using to track those calories and macros and we should be able to help you narrow down what could be going on.

Justin
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RE: scale is not moving!
2/5/13 8:11 AM as a reply to AnnBfit.
I really don't know my caloric in-take.

Here is a sample of what I eat in a day.

breakfast-cream of wheat,fruit,milk,coffee or shakeology
mid-morning-whole grain crackers,string cheese,fruit, water
Lunch-left overs from the night before (I cook from clean eating mag and cookbooks)plus fruit,water
mid-afternoon-whole grain crackers,fruit,
supper-meal that includes whole grain,fruit,veg,dairy,

I follow the serving size.
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RE: scale is not moving!
2/5/13 10:44 AM as a reply to AnnBfit.
AnnBfit:
I really don't know my caloric in-take.

Here is a sample of what I eat in a day.

breakfast-cream of wheat,fruit,milk,coffee or shakeology
mid-morning-whole grain crackers,string cheese,fruit, water
Lunch-left overs from the night before (I cook from clean eating mag and cookbooks)plus fruit,water
mid-afternoon-whole grain crackers,fruit,
supper-meal that includes whole grain,fruit,veg,dairy,

I follow the serving size.


The first thing that I notice is that you eat a ton of processed carbs (cream of wheat, crackers, more crackers, whole grains at dinner). While whole grains are better than white flour, they're still pretty heavily processed. My biggest suggestion is to upgrade your carb choices. In general, your carbs should work in this order (from most to least consumed):

1. Whole vegetables
2. Root veggies/tubers (squashes, sweet potatoes, potatoes)
3. Whole fruits
4. Legumes
5. Intact grains (whole oats, quinoa, etc.)
6. Processed whole grains

Next, it looks like you're eating very little protein and fat, which certainly isn't helping. If you don't eat meat, definitely work on adding in some Greek yogurt and/or cottage cheese to get protein; you can also try whey protein powder as well. As for dietary fat, it's essential for fat loss, so add some healthy sources like avocadoes, olives, olive oil, coconut, and nuts/seeds to your daily intake.

Try the above for 2 weeks and see how it goes.
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2/5/13 12:57 PM as a reply to AnnBfit.
if you dropped two sizes and lost inches while the scale stayed the same then, yes, you are building muscle. Since it sounds like you do some serious weights that's no mystery where you're gaining the muscle.
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