Diana in OR Posted March 4, 2008 Share Posted March 4, 2008 The only times in my life I have been successful at losing weight were when I ate around 1,000 calories per day, and ate lots of whole grains, fruits and veggies. I am literally starving on that little food. So, I am striving for 1200-1400 cal/day, avoiding sugar and refined grains. I'm trying to eat "healthy" fats in moderation, and eat a good balance of healthy carbs, protein and lots of produce. I use the elliptical 30-45min at least 3 times a week, but usually it's 5. I do mild strength training with hand weights and a fitness ball 2X/week. I've had my thyroid checked. It is fine. I start losing when I drop to the 1000 calories/day. If I do 1000 calories most days, but then, say on the weekends, do 1500, I don't lose anything that week. The experts say that "diets don't work" so I thought I'd try this approach, which isn't working for me. I really just want to eat like a normal person. Is there anything I can do to speed up my metabolism? I am over 200lb, so I think I shouldn't have to severly restrict calories to lose weight. Oh, and I need to lose around 50lbs. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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