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Exercising, Dieting and Not loosing weight


I was 150 pounds three months back and I started serious workout and dieting and lost 12 pounds..right now my weight is 138 pounds...my target is to reach 130 pounds my pre-pregnancy weight....and I have been doing what I was doing.. but now since 20 days I am seeing that I didn't reduced a single pound..initially I used to reduce 1 or 2 pounds weekly...and now no change at all..what should I do?..I am planning to change my exercise and diet..??..will that help?..Any suggestions will be appreciated..thanks..

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1273871 tn?1326224858
Are you taking your measurements as well as your scale-weight? Sometimes we lose inches on weeks where there's no weight loss. Measure everywhere, like arms, thighs, calves, bust, waist, abdomen, hips... You're only 8lbs heavier than you were pre-pregnancy, which for most people is more than acceptable! It could be muscle-weight too, as you've been working out a lot. As long as you're at a healthy BMI, I wouldn't stress about the last few lbs; just focus on staying active and enjoying life, and implement some of the suggestions outlined by the MD above.
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1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

If you are aiming at losing weight, it is important to calculate your current BMI and the target BMI. The target BMI should be in a healthy range. Aside indulging in moderate amounts of physical exercise it is also essential to maintain a healthy diet plan. It is important to know that a diet plan is not about cutting down calories; it’s about ‘healthy’ eating. With cutting on diet one may initially lose weight but this may remain static or increase later. When one cuts down on calories, the body sends a signal to the brain which in turn turns on the ‘stress hormones’ and the body switches into the ‘starvation mode’ and paradoxically one may notice no change in weight or an increased weight. One would need adequate amount of calories to support the basic metabolic functions and if you work out vigorously, your required calorie intake rises. A healthy diet should consist of adequate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, fat and plenty of fruits and vegetables to supply vitamins and minerals. Start with a healthy breakfast, moderate lunch and light dinner. I would also suggest a change in your exercise regimen. You may rotate between a gym, swimming, yoga, aerobics, jogging, cycling etc. Also keep a track of calorie intake and your work out. With gradual consistent efforts, you should be able to lose weight as desired in a healthy way.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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