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I have been following my diet and exercising daily but the last time I went to weigh myself I HAD NOT LOST ANY WEIGHT! When I started this diet I lost 19 pounds in the first 2 weeks...but going on 10 additional days with no weight loss is confusing. My blood pressure also dropped into a normal level during the first 3 weeks of my diet but today it was sky high again. What am I doing wrong?
 
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You've hit a plateau. Maybe you should move on to phase 6. :D

No I don't know how to answer you, sorry. I'm sure someone with more knowledge will come along.
 
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You have to change your diet and exercise routine ..... the body is very adaptive to anything...hehe
 
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I hear yeah DLD. I'm still 223 after month and been dieting for 6 months. Plateaus are a bitch. But you'll get around them. I was at a plateaus at 252. Couldn't break it. Then started dumping wieght again. Don't forget, with summer comming, your gonna be getting out the house and generally being more active. The higher metabolism from activity will help.
Don't give up.
 

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I hear yeah DLD. I'm still 223 after month and been dieting for 6 months. Plateaus are a bitch. But you'll get around them. I was at a plateaus at 252. Couldn't break it. Then started dumping wieght again. Don't forget, with summer comming, your gonna be getting out the house and generally being more active. The higher metabolism from activity will help.
Don't give up.
I really do get discouraged. I have been doing the WALK AWAY THE POUNDS 1 mile video everyday. My X-Wife just gave me the 3 Mile version so hopefully that will help.
 
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I have lost 32 pounds in three months and I noticed that I reached a plateau that lasted about three weeks.just keep up the diet DLD it will start coming off again.The second plateau is the real bitch I have gone over a month at the same weight.Keep on plugging it will start coming off again I lost over 60 lbs three years ago and got away from the diet and gained 40 lbs I'm just 8 pounds to get back where I was and this time will continue to watch my calorie(sugar and fat mainly)input.I even walk on my tread mill every day for thirty minutes and it has no effect on my weight loss unless I watch what I eat.
 

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When you hit a plateau in dieting, you need to 'shock' your system, try eating 10% fewer calories, working out 10% longer, or both. That should start knocking some more pounds off
 
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The diet is going to be way more important. Cardio ain't all its cracked up to be.

Here is a little something for you:

Why exercise doesn't burn many calories
Go to the health club and climb on a stair stepper or treadmill. Program the machine by plugging in your weight, select your speed or program and begin your workout. As you plod along on the apparatus you are driven along by the ever-increasing number on the screen that indicates the number of calories that you have burned. Eventually you go long enough to burn 300 calories and you are left with a feeling of accomplishment. Now, as you wipe the sweat from your brow and catch your breath, let me ask you a question. Why did the machine ask you to program in your weight? If you answered to calculate how many calories you burn you are right. What you most likely failed to consider is the main reason it needs your weight is to calculate your basal metabolic rate. The average male will maintain his weight on about 3200 calories a day. That is about 140 calories an hour at rest. So the 300 calories burned are not calories burned above your basal metabolic rate, they are calories burned including your basal metabolic rate. So for your time on the treadmill, you burned about 160 calories above your baseline. If you eat just 3 cookies, you have completely undone about an hour's worth of work. Think about it...if we were so metabolically inefficient as to burn 300 calories at the rate the exercise equipment says you do, would we ever have survived as a species. The calories burned hunting and gathering would have caused us to die of starvation before we could ever have found anything to eat. At that rate of calorie burn, we would barely have enough metabolic economy to survive a trip to the grocery store . Most people have accepted blindly the information displayed on exercise equipment and as such have turned exercise into a form of guilt absolution. Have dessert (600 calories of pie) and feel guilty? Just go to the health club and work on the stepper until 600 calories tick by on the screen. Other than the fact that this simply seems pathetic, it also just doesn't work.


Let us assume that you have the determination and time to do such a workout 7 days a week. If we take the 300 calories burned and subtract out your basal metabolic rate of 140 calories, we are left with 160 calories burned. There are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat. If your appetite is not spurned by the exercise (as it commonly is) and you keep a stable calorie intake, it would take you 21.875 days to burn off a pound of fat with the extra activity. This is assuming that no other variables are present. Unfortunately there is a big variable that almost no-one accounts for...muscle loss. In order to exercise long enough to reach the 300 calorie mark on the stepper or treadmill, you have to perform low intensity steady state activity. Steady state activity does not place much demand on the muscles, that is why it can be carried out for so long. Rather than demanding use of a large percentage of your muscle fibers, you are actually using a small percentage of your weakest, slow-twitch fibers over and over. When you perform this type of exercise your body can adapt by actually losing muscle. Since you use such a small percentage of your muscle mass to do the work, additional muscle is perceived as dead weight, useless and burdensome. If a person persisted in 7 day a week steady state training they could easily lose about 5 pounds of muscle tissue. Muscle tissue is the most metabolically expensive tissue we have; it takes between 50 and 100 calories a day just to keep a pound of muscle alive.
 

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You body has a natural weight set point. When it gets there it tries to store calories rather than burning. Need to change it. Maybe even eat MORE for a day or 2 and then cut back down.
 
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Are you eating six small meals a day. Or three big meals or three small meals?
If you are doing the latter two then it may not help with your fat loss. I would recommend small six meals with 20 grams protein and 40 grams carbs. The protein preferably being fish mackeral/salmon.
I would also start doing weights as a whole body workout 3 days a week and cardio on other days. Ditch the weighing machine and I would start looking at fat measurements not weight measurements. Try measuring your waste and generally how you look in the mirror.
Chromium and lecethin are also good supplements
 
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Bodybuilder is right. The easiest way to lose weight is to go to the store and buy a ton of vegetables. Lots of broccoli and celery and any other high fiber goodie you get your hands on. Just eat those vegetables all day long as if you were Bugs Bunny nibbling on a carrot nonstop.

Buy some bananas and other fruits to eat as snacks for energy, but just keep stuffing yourself with low-calorie veggies, high fiber veggies (i.e. avoid snacking on corn, beans, and other high calories starchie veggies).

Like go to the store and buy like 50 stalks of celery (no joke) and just eat that as the calorie expenditure to digest the celery is greater than the calories ingested. Of course, you can only eat so much celery before you go insane but this will help keep your metabolism going all day long, while minimizing the amount of calories going into your body.

Also, excercise will burn some fat but the most important thing about excercise is it improves circulation which helps with lipogenesis (i.e. using fat for energy). But in terms of diet, just chow down on craploads of veggies. You will take a dump about 5 times a day, but that will be the price you pay for a slimmer waist.
 
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I say if your tryin to lose weight dont eat to much meat especially steaks and all--my favorite----Buit for me who is tryin to add on some pounds i eat STEAKS STEAKS STEAKS ,beef all kinds of meat---But i woulndt suggest it if you were trying to lose some pounds-----Maybe consider going vegetarian---Sounds scary for a man--I wouldn't do it myself--But im sure that would shed a lot!!!
 
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cider vinegar(organic) will increase your metabolism, and oxidate your blood, and it has allot of potassium. Do a search on this, you will be surprised!

Also if you like hot spicy foods, your body will hold back a certain amount of fat, so as to deal with the natural compounds that are within the chillies! The fat cells absorb whats in the chillies so as to not allow them to cause harm to the organs. By taking a alka seltzer after eating a spicy meal, this absorbs the acids, from the hot/spicy meals, and frees up the fat cells that have been held back to absorb the harmful compounds found in chillies/spicy foods.
 
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DLD : Some of this advice will kill your metabolism.

You need meats and proteins to keep the muscle you do have. If you just start eating veggies you will waste away and your metabolism will go to shit.

Eat protein and low gi carbs. How much do you weigh? You need to drop calories slowly so you don't shock your body. If you cut calories too fast your body goes into starvation mode. You don't want this.

The suggestion about 6 smaller meals a day is a great one. If you really want to do this right, you are going to have to count calories.
 

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DLD : Some of this advice will kill your metabolism.

You need meats and proteins to keep the muscle you do have. If you just start eating veggies you will waste away and your metabolism will go to shit.

Eat protein and low gi carbs. How much do you weigh? You need to drop calories slowly so you don't shock your body. If you cut calories too fast your body goes into starvation mode. You don't want this.

The suggestion about 6 smaller meals a day is a great one. If you really want to do this right, you are going to have to count calories.
I don't think there will ever be a time that I don't eat meat, DIET or no DIET! I love meat like pussy. I do want to tell everyone that this is my second day on the 3 miles aerobic tape. It is so much more intense so I am hoping it kick starts some more weight loss.
 
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I don't think there will ever be a time that I don't eat meat, DIET or no DIET! I love meat like pussy. I do want to tell everyone that this is my second day on the 3 miles aerobic tape. It is so much more intense so I am hoping it kick starts some more weight loss.

Good to hear man. I eat steak every night no joke. It's the best.
 
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The problem is that the MEAT in your pants is growing as fast as you are loosing weight. Weight your dick and you will see that the 19 pounds that you lost in the begining are all in the snake!!!!!!!
 

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The problem is that the MEAT in your pants is growing as fast as you are loosing weight. Weight your dick and you will see that the 19 pounds that you lost in the begining are all in the snake!!!!!!!
That would be cool...A 19lb Cock...That would be MASSIVE:D
 

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