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Counting Calories And Exersise?

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Has anyone over the weight of 200lbs counted calories and kept it below 1100 and exersised and actually lost weight? i feel like im going to be defeated no matter what. im so sick and tired of trying and i keep losing and gaining the same five pounds! i was good at not binging and eating well and exersising a year ago and now im at my heavist and i cant lose it. i dont have any support and the people around me eat out all the time and its like my shrink said "putting fast food around someone… read more

posted March 21, 2021
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Yes. My HW 456. Lost 194lbs to date. I've counted calories and calculated exercise cals burned. But then I realized I just bring a cup with me everywhere i go. Protein first. No drinking while eating (dilutes your food before it gets processed in your stomach). Our stomachs are only the size of our fist. That's about a cup and half. I eat 4-5 times a day. I walk. In my walks I do a 30 second to 1 minute sprint (walk super fast like I'm in a rush) and then walk normally again awhile etc. So, now I don't really count calories anymore. I know what I'm eating is mostly protein, no factory sugars, mostly sugar-free in general (I am insulin resistant/have metabolic syndrome) and drink lots of water. I do more housework to be physically active. Mopping more often gives me a good workout. Decluttering is giving me more lifting and bending exercises. I don't do the 'cheat day' thing. This is what is working for me. It's been 6 yrs now. Not at goal weight yet but certainly healthier. No longer in bed or on couch all day. I'm up and active all day long. Sleep well at night. Hope this info helps someone.

posted March 30, 2021
A MyObesityTeam Member

For me I used to eat very low calories back in the day but I always gained the weight back and more yo-yo dieting is not healthy 4 years ago I went to my doctor for help she advised me to do healthy lifestyle low carbs and low fats it what works for me I had lost 100 lbs a couple years ago keep it off for several years I went to my sister for Christmas 2 years ago she had all kinds of unhealthy foods and my will power was not good I ate so much junk the week I was there when I got back home it took me a long time to get back on track and I gained 50 lbs back I've lost 20lbs+ of that so far I haven't got weighed in a while I'll get weighed at doctor's appointment in 3 weeks then I'll post weight lost I have people take me run errands they always wanna eat out I just tell them I don't have any money well now the lady been buying me something but I put my foot down and insisted she not buy me anything I do meal preps for lunches and dinner sometimes I'll do breakfast if I'm making casserole or egg muffin they're so yummy it's OK to eat out but in moderation
You could start by journaling writing things down you want to achieve then do a clean-out of unhealthy foods I did one item a week then I'd replace it with something healthy Pinterest has a lot of recipes and my fitness pal has a lot on its app as well I save recipes on there an you can change an unhealthy recipe and make it healthy the app tell you all the fats carbs sugar exc... In recipes making small goals is what I do 10lbs each I have a goal to loose 15 lbs by Easter I have one more week
I'm pretty sure I getting close because my clothes are fitting so much better when I reach a goal sometimes I reward myself not with food but I'll buy myself something last time I bought a dress I really wanted I usually get it in a smaller size because that helps keep me motivated in loosing weight
I hope this helps
We are all here for you and you have lots of support

posted March 21, 2021 (edited)
A MyObesityTeam Member

Yes! I counted 1000 calories a day and tried to stay under 10000 per week. I’ve lost 85lbs since June 2019. It’s a lot of work and takes perseverance and I fell off a few times but once I started seeing a loss it was motivating to me.

posted March 28, 2021
A MyObesityTeam Member

One thing is, When you eat 1100 cal your body is going to start to slow down... I really recommend sticking to 1200 and giving it time... I was always in a rush to do things and lose as fast as possible and it always came back. I tried chew and spit and ended up having a eating disorder where I would end up gaining all my weight back and more afterwards... because I was only eating 200 cal a day. (yet I would chew and spit 1000 cal a day of dessert) I am ashamed to say I thought it was a good idea.

posted April 5, 2021
A MyObesityTeam Member

I lost from 216lbs to my goal of 150lbs. The secret and success to weight loss is much more about counting carbs than counting calories. If you keep calories below 1200 but is mostly high carb, then not likely to loose much weight. Ever watch MY 600lb LIFE ? People on there swear to Dr Now , they are eating less than 1200 calories and find have only lost a tiny bit or no weight. But look at what they are eating . But keeping your carbs very low as possible takes care of not really having to count calories or eat so little portions. Do some research on foods lowest in carbs. And only eat these . Really helps to be able to fill up by eating more larger portions and not going hungry. Using an app. such as CARB MANAGER. is a really big help to determine how many carbs you can eat per day according to your current weight and goal weight. One enters their stats and it will do the calculations for you. Then you can enter your daily food and it will add up the macros (carbs, fat and protein) for you. Example for low carb. Give up all sugar, pasta, rice, grains (and white flour). Limit dairy . Cheese as long as not processed is okay. Eggs are great and can eat lots. No margarine (real butter is just fine) vegetable oil, canola oil, etc. Use only olive oil or coconut oils for cooking. No fruit except berries. Eat only vegetables grown above the ground. Except corn (high carb). Such as asparagus, squash, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, all greens (lettuce, kale, spinach, etc. ) Can eat just about all you want of these at meal time as so low calorie and low carb. Great for filling up on. Making soups, with veggies and canned tomatoes, beef or chicken broth is good. Can eat high protein meats. Such as steak, ground beef, beef or pork roasts, ribs, bacon, and of course poultry. Eat fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, etc. Can eat this fish and meat in larger portions. People need fats for metabolism, energy etc. Plus helps curb cravings. Avocadoes are a great food on a weight loss plan or just for good health . Full of all kinds of nutrients and healthy fats. I eat one almost everyday. Plain Greek yogurt is great for a snack with some berries and nuts. Stay away from anything that says low fat. As the majority of these items have added sugar to give it taste. It is the fat in products that give diary , etc. the yummy taste. Have to be aware also just because something says sugar free it can also have other types of sweeteners such as fructose, sucrose, maple syrup, alcohol sugars such as sorbitol, mannitol, etc. These act the same as regular sugar in our bodies and affect insulin and metabolism. Should not use artificial sweeteners for this same reason. If want a sweetener use the natural plant based one called Stevia. Can also use Monk Fruit or Swerve sweeteners (all natural).

posted March 21, 2021 (edited)

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