I started an exercise program approximately 2 months ago. At that time, I started walking about 1.5 miles a day 5 days a week and using a health rider 10 minutes a day, 3 to 5 days a week. I also began limiting my fat intake, eating more fruits and vegetables and less junk food. Now, why is it that I have only lost 1 pound in that time?
I really need to lose about 20 pounds and decided to do it sensibly. But due to the results I’ve been having, one of those dumb crash diets is looking better and better.
You may have changed the composition of your body. Aerobic exercise that breaks a sweat helps reduce body fat and weight lifting increases muscle. Do you know what percent body fat you were before starting this program?
You did not say how many calories or percent fat you are eating. Generally, for every 500 fewer calories you eat, you should lose 1 pound per week. Fat should be restricted to 35% to 30% of calories. Unless you record and monitor your calorie and fat intake, exercise output and weight at the same time, you may not know why you are not losing.
Have you tried my Healthy Body Calculator®? It will calculate a Calorie Goal for your weight loss (1 to 2-pounds per week). Then on the calculator results page, click on the button “do you need a healthy eating plan” which will transfer your data to HELP Healthy Eating For Life Plan®. HELP will create a healthy eating plan for your preferences for milk, meat, beans, and snacks. There is a small food database linked to your personalized eating plan from which you can create menus.
Research has proven that people who keep food records are more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Use a free account at My Food Record which I developed with my programmers. It has 3 really great exercise tools also – Calorie Burn, Exercise Burn, and Time to Burn.