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mum34 Tue 26-Jun-07 13:50:43

Hi all
I dont know where i am going wrong i walk 6miles per day 5 days per week and have lost 5pounds that was two weeks ago i eat quite healthy so could someone give me some advice in where im going wrong please thank you?

brimfull Tue 26-Jun-07 13:52:30

stop eating potatoes/ bread/pasta and anything with sugar in it.Helped me lose weight after exercising like a demon and not losing a thing.
It's basically low carb but with loads of veg.

allgonebellyup Tue 26-Jun-07 13:55:34

at the mo i am just having:

1/2 bowl bran flakes (breakfast)

veg soup (lunch)

soup again (dinner)

with a few grapes in between

have lost a few pounds in 3 days! (now size 8, yay!!)

mum34 Tue 26-Jun-07 13:56:55

most days i eat pretty much the same
2 wheatabix semi skim milk
sandwich for lunch
small dinner of meat some veg andlittle potato

binkleandflip Tue 26-Jun-07 13:56:58

Eat whatever you like but less. You'll only lose weight if the exercise you're doing is adequate to burn of the calories you consume. If you are eating healthy stuff, then you maybe overeating in the believe that its healthy so ok to have plenty. Just a thought, but it's how I lost 2 stone, by cutting down and only eating when my body asked for food, not mistaking hunger for thirst and stopping eating when my body said it was sated.

mum34 Tue 26-Jun-07 13:58:58

do you think i need to change my exercise i get bored easy but enjoy walking briskly

binkleandflip Tue 26-Jun-07 14:01:21

I was told by the nurse that walking is by far the best all round exercise you can do BUT you must walk briskly for at least 45 minutes before you will start to burn fat. Before that you are using water (hence the raging thirst after about half an hour) and getting your heart rate up, fat burning doesnt begin until you've been at it till then

brimfull Tue 26-Jun-07 14:02:01

To help weight loss exercise needs to have short sharp bursts that increase the heart rate and then recovery.

brimfull Tue 26-Jun-07 14:03:18

Also building muscle will help with burning calories,even while resting.TRy a few weight exercises aswell.

mum34 Tue 26-Jun-07 14:03:58

i walk 2 hours per day then on weekend 1 hour just a bit cheesed of with it thought i would have lost more i am only 5 feet and weigh 11.5 stone

allgonebellyup Tue 26-Jun-07 14:05:35

i find walking does little to help with losing weight, unless its all uphill and youre pushing a heavy double pushchair!!

running and swimming, and dancing are good.

binkleandflip Tue 26-Jun-07 14:07:16

I can only say that in my experience, when I had no car and no cash I had no option to walk to and from work each day. This was around four miles which I walked in around an hour After a month I had lost 2 inches of each thigh and 13lb in weight. BUT, because I was skint it also corresponding which a fairly drastic reduction in my food intake, so that I was only eating pretty basic portions etc for example beans on toast or jkt potato for lunch and chicken with rice for tea and no fancy stuff. It wasnt the most salubrious period of my life but a heck of a way to kickstart weightloss

mum34 Tue 26-Jun-07 14:08:04

im going to try doing a different route more up hill to see if that makes any difference

allgonebellyup Tue 26-Jun-07 14:09:09

it should do, uphill is a killer!

mum34 Tue 26-Jun-07 14:11:23

sometimes when you know how much effort you have put in and havent lost anything you think why bother

binkleandflip Tue 26-Jun-07 14:15:53

The trouble with putting effort in, is that, if you're anything like me, you wish to reward yourself for that effort and food maybe that reward, whether you're hungry or not ie you've earnt it, so you're going to eat!! BUT, if you're eating when youre body doesnt need fuel, you're eating surplus calories, healthy ones or not. It takes time to get your head round this.

You maybe nothing like that at all Iknow, so please excuse if I am assuming

mum34 Tue 26-Jun-07 14:23:38

when i lose a few pounds it makes me feel brilliant and gives me so much more determination not to give in

allgonebellyup Tue 26-Jun-07 14:26:01

yes once you start seeing the difference it makes you want to keep going...

mandaxmx Wed 27-Jun-07 00:12:18

ive recently gone from 10.12 to 9.7 thats eating basically the same stuff as b4 plus still havning my 2 glasses of wine wen i get in at night...but i now do 12km on my cross trainer and weights and sit ups take it all out of me but its defo working for me and ive gone from a 14 to a 10/12 so id say exercising defo is a big impact on weight loss...pluss another thing to add found out last week got an underactive thyroid which isnt meant to help with weight loss but seems ok upto now fingers crossed

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