Eating 700 Calories A Day, Why am I not losing weight?
Mar 17, 2013
Yvette Help I am not losing weight.. and I am only eating 700 calories…
OK so the answer is….. I need you to eat more!!!
This is an email I got so I figured I would address it. Its so hard to lose weight when you are doing everything possible and the scale is not budging. Not eating enough can cause you to gain weight, not lose weight! If you want to lose weight, then this can come as quite a surprise.
Why is this so?
It has everything to do with your metabolism. The higher your metabolism, the more fat your body burns. If you have a low metabolism, then of course the amount of fat your body burns is reduced.Skipping meals or not eating enough actually helps your body to become really good at storing fat. Why? Because it needs to, in case it is starved again in future! Your body needs fuel to work properly, so if you don’t provide it with enough, it will take as much as it can the next time you feed it and store it as fat so it will have fuel the next time it is starved of food.
Sounds logical, doesn’t it? So how do we effectively lose weight?
First you need to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (or BMR). You can go on any number of sites and punch in your numbers and get it directly off the internet. I like to use this one http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/
Once you have worked this out, it’s time to start completing a food diary. Write down what you are eating and the quantities consumed. From there you can work out whether you’re consuming enough.
A great way to increase your metabolic rate is to eat more often. Eat around 5 to 6 times a day, spreading your calories out over the day, and you will see a huge difference.
Another way to tell if you’re eating enough calories is to check your energy levels. If you’re feeling like you have no energy or you’re making no progress in your fitness program, then it’s very likely because you’re not eating enough.
Most importantly, most of your calories should be coming from lean proteins, fruit and vegetables. If you’re eating a lot of fried or processed foods, these could be sabotaging your weight loss regime, so try to reduce these types of foods as much as you possibly can or even cut them out completely. Also remember Alcohol can play a huge part in weight loss… so be sure to eliminate the booze if you want to lose.
So remember, eat at least 5 to 6 times a day, make sure you’re eating enough (based on your BMR) and eat as much quality foods as you can.
Then balance what you eat with how much you are working out. Today Ill share a quick 5 minute Full body workout to get you started with your diet and exercise plan. I would love to help coach you while striving to reach your goals. Reach out to me through email, comment to this post, or join me in the YSF3 Gym! Lets loss weight together 🙂
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