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Hi all. I've been going to the gym for 5 weeks for about 3/4 hours a week and following the slimming world plan from home as unable to get to a group and I have only lost 2lb. It's really affecting me and I don't know why I'm not loosing any weight and not looking any different. I feel like throwing it all in. Does anyone know why?
You are most likely over-eating. Are you keeping a food diary? Is it truthful and precise? Log everything you eat, don't miss things out. Weigh your food, SW will tell you to do this for everything that isn't one of their 'free' foods. Everything counts. Milk in a cup of tea counts.
Are you paying attention to SW's advice about how to proportion your plate of food at mealtimes? Sometimes people get carried away thinking they can eat unlimited piles of pasta but it's not really true, you need to be mainly eating vegetables, things like pasta should be an afterthought.
Are you drinking enough water? Are you eating too much salt? Dehydration and too much salt lead to water retention, which makes you heavier.
What are you doing at the gym? If you are doing loads of heavy weight training and you have sore muscles, that will temporarily slow down weight loss (but keep doing it, because it pays off later).
Two pounds is not bad, at least you are heading in the right direction, but tracking your food intake more thoroughly will probably help you identify why you aren't making quicker progress. There is a SW group here on Mumsnet where you will find people who can talk knowledgeably about syns and things like that.
Last thing, don't expect to look different until you've dropped a few more pounds. I would think you will start to notice a difference in how you look and feel when you are about 7 pounds down. Good luck and keep at it
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