Why has my weight loss stopped?

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FaithlessOne Thu 10-Mar-16 10:45:49

And how do I get it to start again?

I'm really struggling. I've been stuck at 11st 2lb for over 2 weeks now, having lost a stone since January. I'm eating 1200 cals a day, exercising at least 60 minutes for 6 days out of 7 (varying bike/running/exercise workouts). I'm not losing inches anymore either. sad

I'm 5ft 7 and 45. Definitely not down to time of the month because I've had a hysterectomy.

Any ideas very welcome! Thank you.

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MissTessmacher Thu 10-Mar-16 10:47:51

More water
Cut out carbs completely
Cut out alcohol/caffeine/dairy for a few weeks
Check that you're counting calories accurately.

These are the techniques that always kick start my weight loss again after a plateau.

FaithlessOne Thu 10-Mar-16 10:52:47


I'm already pretty carbless as I'm diabetic (probably should have mentioned that) but I suppose I could go carb free. Only have decaff drinks as well and I'm teetotal so that just leaves dairy.

Definitely counting calories correctly as I use MFP and cross check with other sites or input it myself from info on the packets of what I eat. I weigh stuff too to check portion size.

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Burgerbobismydad Thu 10-Mar-16 10:54:38

Google "whoosh effect fat loss"

FaithlessOne Thu 10-Mar-16 11:00:58

Ahhh. Here's hoping for a whoosh then. It's a bloody long time coming!

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RunnerOnTheRun Sat 12-Mar-16 17:22:16

Overdoing the cardio along with under eating is a sure fire way to halt fat loss.
Try switching one or two of those to resistance or weight training and increasing your calories (with clean and natural foods).

busyboysmum Sat 12-Mar-16 21:51:12

I'm 46. 5 foot 7 and totally stuck at 11 stone 6lbs. I just cannot seem to drop any weight. It's very frustrating.

I've been doing 4 yoga classes a week and swimming 40 lengths 3 times a week. Following slimming world eating plan.

I've lost no weight at all except the few lbs I put on over Christmas. I have toned up but no actual weight loss.

Very bloody annoying.


FaithlessOne Sat 12-Mar-16 22:27:47

I suppose I could try repeating the strength training parts of the 30 Day Shred dvd I do? More reps might help.

I really didn't want to increase my calories but I'll have to give it a try as I'm completely stuck right now and I'm getting demotivated. The last thing I want to do is end up back on the sofa all the time eating rubbish.

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FaithlessOne Sat 12-Mar-16 22:29:19

busyboysmum I know. It's so frustrating when you're putting the effort in sad

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busyboysmum Sat 12-Mar-16 22:33:08

It is. I'm at a loss what to do. I started Jan with the aim of losing a stone in 3 months which seemed doable. However I've got about 2 weeks left now and shifted very little!

blahblueblah Sun 13-Mar-16 06:34:38

Me too - I thought I'd be a stone lighter. Lost very little in Jan and wasn't eating a huge amount. But It's coming off slowly - noticed it in my clothes before the loss appeared on the scale. I'm a daily weigher - my weight is then taken as an average over 7 days, so I can see my average weight fall every week and that's a reassuring number, thing is it's quite suprising how weight can fluctuate day to day - sometimes I gain/lose 3lbs in 24 hrs - if I wasn't a daily weigher, weighing in on a heavy or light day would completely screw with my head.

Skala123 Sun 13-Mar-16 07:05:08

I'd definitely recommend changing your exercise routine. I agree with runner - grab some weights (heavy ones!) and do some proper lifting! Get a program done in your gym if possible to check you know the right techniques. Also with your cardio do some shorter more intense sessions. So rather than plodding along for an hour or more, do a twenty minute session where you work to the max.

RunnerOnTheRun Sun 13-Mar-16 07:27:25

30 Day Shred is notoriously NOT strength training. More light reps simply equals more time wasted. You need LESS reps with HEAVY weight to cause adaptation, change and fat burn! Exactly what Skala said. 20 mins of HIIT or weights is 100000 times better than hours plodding along even if you are breaking a sweat (which just means you are hot).

FaithlessOne Sun 13-Mar-16 12:26:15

Thank you. I'm not a gym goer but I can order some heavier weights. I only have 3 kg now.

I am also working towards shorter more intense sessions and have upped calories to 1400 - 1600.

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RunnerOnTheRun Sun 13-Mar-16 14:28:40

That's a good start. Maybe get an 8kg kettlebell (cast iron, not vinyl) for starters and follow some YouTube videos for swings/squats/deadlifts. Those three main moves will see some serious strength gains and fat loss (and toning). You'll soon need a 12kg and more!

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