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I have a main goal of weight loss that I have had for two years. I have concentrated on it every day through diet and exercise. My problem is my weight, 10 stone 6 (i'm 5' 7'' dress size 10) has not moved. I am a fitness instructor so understand what I am doing but am desperate as I have tried every option. I have been exercising 6 days a week, 2-4 hrs a day and training hard, cv and weights. I do the 5 meals a day approach and nutritionally am very strict, with only one treat binge a week working on a 90-10% wk, sometimes a 80-20%. The constant plateau is awful, I constantly change my routine, have tried every nutrtion option, supplement etc and my exercise volume just creeps up in desperation and leaves me exhausted. It ruins my life, controls what I do every day, stops me doing things etc and all in a bid to loose a stone or dropp one dress size. That is all I am trying to achieve but I just don't seem able to achieve even a couple of pounds. I reached this weight/size and have stuck. I am the same dress size as friends but one and a half stone heavier, I use the muscle weighing more excuse? Lastly I have just had breast enlargement surgery and am now petrified of what will happen as I am not allowed to train, any ideas?
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You may be overexercising. When this happens your body will hoard any caloires you take in and turn them into fat so you don't need to burn away any muscle tissue. Too much of anything is bad for you even things which are good for you. Try to only exercise 45 minutes a day and make sure to throw in weights at least 3 times a week.

But remember that less is more.
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It sounds like you are doing everything correct.  Genetics play a huge role in the way our bodies develop, process calories, and distribute weight.  You may unfortunately be fighting genetics.  

You should also evaluate your calorie consumption.  Try consuming the majority of your calories (especially carbohydrates) earlier in the day or directly after working out.  Some other things you might consider:  You might look at the types of calories that you are consuming:  carbs vs. protein vs. fats.  Are there other things in your diet or lifestyle that can be eliminated?  (alcohol?)  Are you getting enough sleep?  Are you exercising primarily in the mornings or at night?  What types of exercises do your workouts consist of?  

If you are fully convinced that you are doing everything correctly, you may consider being evaluated for a metabolic or thyroid disorder of some sort.
It also has to do with hormones and age. If you are stressing too much you are increasing your cortisol in which you will pack on weight and no matter how hard you exercise or how few calories you will not lose. Check your thyroid also
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I need some motivation

I amtrying to lose weight
Have been trying for 2 ywars
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"I need some motivation" If that is the problem then it's all in your head!!
You have to stand naked in front of a mirror and make up your mind to do it.
Good luck!!
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This is the fastest way to lose fat and build muscle in the body. Peak 8 routine actually stimulates the growth hormone in the body. I personally feel that it is one of the best ways to exercise, especially considering the speed at which you can lose fat and build muscle.  

What you eat after Peak 8 training does matter  

It’s recommended that you do not eat sugar or carbohydrate for 2 hours after the Peak 8 exercise because these foods can impact the release of the growth hormone in the body.  

Figure your heart rate by this formula  
220 minus your age is your maximum heart rate. you want to get your heart rate up to 65%- 85% of the maximum!!

First thing in the morning before you get out of bed have a clock with a second hand and check your resting heart rate then figure your rate by the  
Formula above.
You burn 30 percent more fat from doing cardio after a weights session as opposed to cardio on its own.
With weight training, although you may not feel like you are working as hard because you might not sweat as much, you will continue to burn calories for up to 48 hours after your workout. Not to mention the fact that for every pound of muscle you build, you burn an additional 50 calories at rest  so you are burning more even when you are not doing anything!
Make sure you get the OK from your doctor first!!!
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hi kezcharli,
you didn't mention that how much rest do you have, according to latest researches, the more you have rest the more you lose weight. As you mentioned that you have tried various supplements but didn't get any benefits so I shall advise you to give a try to beyond weight management tea once, it is working for me and I have lost 20 lbs in about 3 months, and that is absolutely intentional, I could have lost more lbs but I dont wanna rush and doing what I think is the best for me.
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You are really exercising too much which is bad for health. I think you should only exercise 45-60 minutes a day. That will be enough.
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