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DONT YOU JUST HATE IT WHEN U DONT LOSE WEIGHT AFTER ALL THE EFFORT???

HOW QUICK DO YOU LOSE WEIGHT AFTER PROPER EXCERCISE IN THE GYM AND DIET?
DO YOU GETS QUICK RESULTS? OR YOU JUST GAINED A POUND AFTER WEIGHING YOUR SELF?
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802086 tn?1237822194
I know exactly what you mean. It is so frustrating to be eating 1,200 calories a day and doing at least 1 ½ hours of cardio a day and still end up with a weight loss plateau. It seems scientifically impossible, but still it happens. Of course getting on the scale twice a day doesn’t help me with the matter, but twice a day or once a week it is still enough to have thoughts of giving up on diet and exercise. I knew getting into this that this was going to take time, but somehow we lose track of that and expect to lose weight at a rate we think is fair. Personally this is why I have given up on past diets. Ultimately we need to keep our eye on the goal and remind ourselves that we knew it was going to take an extended period of time lose weight. To expect anything else is foolish. Best of luck to you.

Sam
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579258 tn?1250649343
The key is eating fewer calories than your body needs, exercising your body to burn some calories and stimulating your metabolism, eating regular small meals to ward off hunger and keep your metabolism engaged and persistence, persistence, persistence.  

Losing weight can be done but, depending on the amount of weight you have to lose, it may go fast or slow.  When I started losing weight, the weight left fairly quickly as it was a drastic different in the manner that I had been eating and exercise was new.  However, the closer you get to your goal weight, the more difficult those last pounds can be.  Some of this is because your body works in a protective manner; i.e. becomes more efficient to protect us from starving.  

If you need any help determining calorie content or on exercising, the members of the community will be more than happy to help.

Remember, basically losing weight is physics ... what goes in, minus what is used, equals your weight loss/gain/even.  It takes 3,500 calories saved (not used or banked due to exercise) to lose 1 pound.

Very best wishes .. and keep on going.  YOU CAN DO THIS!!!  
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703362 tn?1427766328
Great suggestions!  I myself see very very slow weight loss results, even with all of the proper actions in place.  My key is persistence.  My medications might make things slow going, but that's all it is, slow going and slow but steady wins the race.  ; )  Never give up!  
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773138 tn?1329946949
i think it is important to take measurements so when the scale doesnt move, you can see ur body is still changing.
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649848 tn?1534633700
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Weight changes depend on several things but specifically how much fluid you might retain, when you last ate, etc.  

I don't know how much you work out at the gym or what kind and how much food you eat, so it's impossible to say how quickly you would lose weight.  Generally, a loss of 1-2 pounds per week is safe.  

Working out would also cause you to build muscle, so the scale might not show a loss for a while.  

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