I'm usually wary of online forums, but I'm at the end of my rope so here goes:
I am 5'5" and I've been trying to lose 6 pounds for months with no luck.I've tried a very restrictive diet (baked chicken, broccoli and watermelon) but could only keep it up fo so long before intense cravings for sweets overwhelmed me. I've also tried intense cardio workouts, but those seem to have lost their effectiveness.4 weeks ago, I began the weight-training program in the book The New Rules Of Lifting for Women. I did wieght training years ago, but have gotten out of the habit. The book advises eating more calories in order to fuel the workouts. I began eating and working out according to the book's calculations and I now weigh 145! My clothes fit tighter than ever and my stomach, hips and thighs have expanded! I'm absolutely miserable. I don't know what to do to lose weight without starving. What's more I still crave sugary foods constantly! Help!View Thread
Excuse me, this is not an example of quick fix mentality. I read the book thoroughly and followed the author's advise as I was supposed to and I was plenty patient. I did NOT get the results the author said I would in the alloted time. I've even contacted the author and explained my weight gain to him and got the reply that the calorie worksheet in the book doesn't seem to work for me. You don't know what I did, and I don't appreciate you passing judgement!View Thread
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