DrupalWomenQ-#7838

I’m 50, I walk many miles each week, do weight training 2-3 times per week, I eat very little processed food, no fast food, I love my veggies and fish…why can’t I seem to lose any weight?

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  1. dl0mbard@yahoo.com wrote on :

    I have been going to the gym regularly for the past 30 years, so when I gained 14 pounds over the last 3 years, I was depressed that my normal routine of going to the gym 3 times a week was no longer working! What I found was that I needed to switch things up! I added cardio kickboxing twice a week, and TRX twice a week plus yoga, and less weight training. I also had to take a look at my eating habits, although I felt I was eating pretty healthy before! Cut way back on my carbs and processed foods, and started losing that extra weight! I have more energy and feel great! Good luck to you and hang in there!!

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  2. Denise Meckelvaney wrote on :

    Not a health expert but always the first thing you should do is consult with a doctor. Make sure you don’t have any underlying issues first. Then take note of everything you eat so see if it make a difference to you. Watch your weight closely as you log what you eat. At 57 I have found that soy and wheat are detrimental to my weight. Who knew? Salt is out of the question. I have been thinking that I eat healthy (and I am) but as I get older the same foods I eat do different things to my metabolism. I eat nothing but fresh fruits and veggies for a few days and then start adding in other items to see if they make a difference. Ha! I can no longer eat pasta but have learned to eat spagetti squash instead. Had to cut way back on the sauteed veggies and have them steamed. Love using the herbs. You take control. We are all different and our bodies process foods differently as we mature.

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  3. Rita Tillim wrote on :

    I know your frustration because I am in the exactly the same boat. Unfortunately, as we approach menopause, metabolism slows up . The amount of food I used to eat just doesn’t make it…..I see the pounds rising. A low calorie portion control diet is probably your best bet. Is it easy….no way! Fad diets work in the short run but pounds come back, and then some, in the long run. Continue as is , but as much as I hate to say this, you must decrease your daily caloric intake.

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  4. Jane Hardin wrote on :

    My doctor encouraged me to try the Paleo diet. It is the ONLY method that has made a difference. I have changed the way I eat and have dropped 30 pounds in a year. Basically, I gave up most dairy and carbs, but eat lots of salads…including chicken salad and tuna salad with mayo. I eat burgers and bacon, no bun. I veggie omelets and no toast or potatoes. I am not hungry on this plan and don’t count calories or points, which I can’t stand. I eat nuts, but no peanuts…two fruits a day…
    I love this plan and it is also anti inflammatory, so no more planta fasciata!
    Jane

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  5. Hellohealth wrote on :

    Calorie level is important, in addition to everything that you’re already doing. Activity is important, but if your calorie level is not correct then you will not see the results.

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