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Worried about lack of weight loss(12 Posts)
So I shall try not to drip feed ,
I used to be 25 st lost 13 stone in a short period following a liquid diet then managed to lose another 3st following healthy ish eating that was 6 years , so i maintained for 5 years and then got ill mentally , following medication etc I have gone to16 st .
So I joined a pt who works with just weights and healthy eating , I am not expecting to lose weight fast or anything .
I been seeing pt for about 10 weeks , follow a diet of veg protein and I am allowed a treat of 150 cals a day. I see the pt once. A week ( just upped to two) , I also use weights at home with squats etc ,Tue wed sat sun ,
My diet averagely is
B: fruit and yog or fruit blended with protein powder
S banana and 30 g of nuts
L: veg and fruit
D: protein veg ( all on a side plate or small bowl)
S: fruit and 150 cal treat 3 pints of water and coffee throughout day.
Now I was noticing a little difference like my syluperdry coat doing up , but all of a sudden my jacket on my upper arm feels tight.
Pt said that because of the way I lost weight before it will take a while for my body to get used to the changes , and that I am not eating enough( nuts and protein powder is new) .
I think I am scared that I am going to be a 16st of muscle and not lose weight at all.
Anyone any ideas.
I'm no expert but answering because I don't like to see a lonely post! Have you tried working out how many calories you are eating per day? If you log your foods on MyFitnessPal you can get an idea. You are eating lots of healthy food but the portion sizes might be too big.
If you are just starting out with weight training you will gain muscle but not a huge amount and it won't make your clothes tighter - muscle is more compact than fat so if your clothes are feeling tighter then you might be putting weight on due to your diet (unless you are a man as men can get bigger muscles than women more easily due to testosterone).
Too much fruit and where are your complex carbs. You need these for fuel. You have done amazingly well though so do look at your diet as I don't think it's varied enough.
Honestly your diet looks awful. Why protein powder for breakfast? Can't you have eggs? Are you vegetarian as no mention of any meat?
Eating too little doesn't cause weight gain. Is it possible that you're eating bigger portions than you should be?
You won't be gaining muscle eating at a deficit. It might just be water retention.
Hi op ,
well done for losing so much weight!
I agree with other posters, your diet is very unbalanced ( l am not a professional just talking from my own experience)
From someone who struggled to keep at a good weight for some years l found the only thing that has given me sustainable loss is the Louise Parker Fit for Life plan...
I had over 2 stone to lose last Jan and lost 2 stone fairly effortlessly on this in 12 weeks....more importantly l have continued to lose more slowly the last 8LB to get to my perfect weight...
You cannot cheat to get the results, but it will not leave you feeling deprived at all, there is plenty of variety and the recipes are quick to cook ...it really works and is not a fad, it is also very healthy.
It gives you enough energy too......l have cracked my lifelong addiction to sugar!
Worth taking a look
OP, I do a lot of weights and eat a regular diet (probably should be a bit less naughty with biscuits but hey) and I need proper protein etc to keep myself going at the gym. I couldn't eat the fruit that you do; it would ferment and give me stomach ache! Veg is better than fruit. You could do with some porridge, some eggs, some pulses.
I do eat some meat ( mainly pork and turkey ) not a massive lover though, at dinner I normally have fish or the previous mentioned meat.
I think the protein shake in the morning is because I have a few kids to get up and out and really can't be making eggs or anything else for breakfast , ( but a huge breakfast lover)
This week he's put in some pluses.
So the plan is to knock some of the fruit add more veg and porridge.
I shall also look at the Louise plan
i think the protein shake in the morning is because I have a few kids to get up and out and really can't be making eggs or anything else for breakfast , ( but a huge breakfast lover). Get rid of your PT. he is doing you no food. Any decent PT would work with you to find ways of getting a manageable protein into your morning routine, substitutions are lazy and unnecessary.
Seems like far too much fruit. I'd stick to one piece a day and fill up on veg instead.
1) the PT. After 10 weeks, you should see results
2) The fruit. Just once per day, keep the breakfast if you like it and make sure you are eating plain yoghurt. Any flavoured or sugary one ; some can be more caloric than ice-cream
3) bye bye the evening treat
4) protein powder? really? Keep boiled eggs in the fridge, peel one in the morning and eat just the white
And how is your coffee? Black or a cappuccino or latte? How many sugars?
Diet is they say 80% for weight loss. In my experience it is 99% and toning comes next.
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