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help losing weight?

I am 24 years old, 5'7" and weigh 166 pounds. I wieghed 230 at my biggest and  have lost a total of 64 pounds in the last 2 years, I did it all myself no weight watchers or anything. Just excersize and a major diet change. I have come to a dead stop though, I watch everything I eat and stick to a very strict calorie regimin and I excersize very heavily 5-6 days a week. I cannot lose anything no matter how hard I try! Does anyone have any advice!
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1328437 tn?1371764241
yes, i agree with the above posts. you should definitely change up your exercise regimen and diet. now that you've lost all that weight, you may be at a point where your body is comfortable with it and not bulging. i say mix up your exercises with some high and low intensity workouts. and maybe instead of working out 5-6 days a week, just do 3-4 days. still continue to eat healthy but vary your calorie intake here and there every so often. sometimes you need to trick your body a bit. good luck!
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689528 tn?1364135841
You sound like you've hit a plateau! I think when this happens, you need to change up what you've been doing. Have you ever heard of the 17 day diet? I'm not saying you should go on it but that diet stresses the fact that your body is always changing and you need to change along with it. So every month or so, change up what you are doing for exercise or even your eating habits.
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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. If your weight still does not seem to budge, you may consider an evaluation by a physician to rule out hormonal/ endocrine imbalances.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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