Too much exercise is feeding my stall! Who Knew????


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After 2 months of strict adherence to the plan along with a rigorous workout schedule 6 days a week. (Self -imposed) I learned from my trainer/NUT that I am working-out too hard and not eating enough! Who knew??

This news has brought mixed emotions... Not upset as my body composition has improved, and I have gotten much stronger and fit, but I have taken myself out of the weight loss cycle in the process. It is also unsettling that in my zest for success, I have frustrated the process instead of improved it.

At the DR office, I also had my BMR measured, (2400 Calories resting). Then add 1,000 more a day for my daily exercise regiment (tracked by heart monitor) and another 500-1000 for normal daily activity over the other waking hours of my day, and I am about a typical BMR of 3500- 4500 calories a day!

I averaged about 1500 - 1800 calories a day of food 120 Protein, >75 carbs, etc... My NUT said the ideal caloric intake is to be within 500 calories of your BMR to loose the most weight. So rather than eat 4000 calories a day, I need to burn less calories and eat nearly the same.

I trust their advice is good as it is coming from the Dr office, and I am excited to find out. My only recommendation is if you are doing everything perfectly for over a month and still stalling, you might want to check in with the DR or NUT to make sure you are still in the appropriate balance with the plan according to your specific body, BMR, etc...

My new exercise plan I only do 20 min cardio, and lift weights only 3 days a week (not 6). What is weird, instead of being happy I can do less, I am more fearful. But I decided to commit to the professional's advice and not my wisdom and then see what happens.

I am excited to see the scale move again for about 10-20 lbs in a row. Wish me luck!

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They're absolutely right. There's got to be the right balance for your body with exercise and diet. Exercising too much and eating so little is a recipe for killing your metabolism. Just as exercising very little or not at all and eating way too much is. There a few other recipes that'll do it as well. Do this with trust, your body will thank you. I've seen it all too many times here, people stalling...why? Most are not eating enough. You can only do such a small amount for such a short time. I've also mentioned that unless you are 4'2" and weigh 80 lbs, than a 1200 calorie diet to maintain is what is needed, but most of us are taller and heavier than that. So we need to figure it out. A good place to start is first with your doc/nut, but you can also check out your numbers here: http://eatmore2weighless.com/weight-loss-calculator/

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Holy Cow! I had never heard this before. Thank you for the heads up on this information.

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@BigUtahManI think this is the first post I have read with a nutritionist that was actually useful with accurate information.

Yeah with a BMR that high it is basically impossible for you to eat enough calories with a sleeve to support extensive exercise.

How did the Dr office test your RMR? So few seem to test when it should be something they are are required to do.

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Over 40 years ago, I was gaining weight and decided to exercise and burn it off. So I started jogging. After a few weeks, I worked myself up to 10 miles per day. Instead of losing weight, I actually started gaining weight. This was because I was replacing my fat with muscle and muscle weighs more.

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I don't know if this is accurate or not but I found this BMR calculator online. My BMR according to this is: You have a BMR of 1519.259.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/#result

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You can still build muscle lifting weights 2-3 times a week. You don't have to go 6 times a week to do that. @James Marusek, I believe (and assuming) he's not at goal yet, thus would like to lose some more fat. He also didn't state he was jogging. Different equations here.

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5 minutes ago, Redmaxx said:

I don't know if this is accurate or not but I found this BMR calculator online. My BMR according to this is: You have a BMR of 1519.259.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/#result

That one fails to input your activity levels. Try this one:

http://eatmore2weighless.com/weight-loss-calculator/

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Thank you. Interesting, the other site gave me a BMR of 1518.

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This is great knowledge! I am over 6 months out and have been running about 4 days a week. I just recently gained 3 pounds but went down another size! I assume its muscle but i dont want to go backwards in weight....

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