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May 21 at 04:18 PM

I am eating more than I have in 3-4 years!

I'm staying within my calorie budget but because my metabolism slowed from extreme dieting I'm gaining weight even though I excercise a lot! Does anyone know when or if this will straighten out? Or will I continue to gain if I don't go back to eating very little calories?

    • 2tacos has a Gold Membership
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      May 21 at 05:37 PM

      Hello

      How long has this been going on?

      Have you had blood work done or consider seeing an endocrinologist?

    • maddiepuppy has a Gold Membership
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      May 21 at 11:03 PM

      I have blood work next month but I also take supplements and I don't if I should do that either!it's been 2 years in total since I started extreme dieting!

    • maddiepuppy has a Gold Membership
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      May 21 at 11:08 PM

      I'm shocked by how many calories I'm allowed and can't eat that much I think!

    • juliannetamas26 has a Gold Membership
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      May 24 at 10:34 AM

      I received good advice from a wise health and fitness guru. When dieting and exercising, don't expect consistent weight loss. People can go weeks without a scale registering any loss. However, if you're exercising, you can start measuring chest, waist, hips, biceps area, thighs to track how your muscles are responding - you should see the measurements decrease slowly over time as you lose fat and add/build muscle - which is more compact. When your weight plateaus, don't worry. Your body is adjusting. Keep doing what you've been doing - and measure other things such as blood pressure, heart rate, improvements in exercising (walking/running pace, etc). Track your nutrients too.

      For instance, I went 3 months without a dropping even one pound but I lost inches. Also, because I was fastidious about the quality of the food I ate and ensuring I consumed food with high vitamin and nutritional content, issues such as dry eyes lessened dramatically. My skin, hair and nails improved noticeably. Clothes slowly got looser.

      I'm no longer a person who can quickly lose weight - it comes off very slowly - so I've had to use other metrics as my guide, and as proof that changing my eating habits/diet is not just about the pounds - it's about overall well being.

    • maddiepuppy has a Gold Membership
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      May 24 at 01:11 PM

      Thank you Julienne that's good advice! I will follow it!Sorry my spell check spelled your name wrong I think.

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