The smaller amount of weight that a person needs to lose, the slower it's going to be to take off. Someone that maintains their weight with a 2500 calorie diet can more easily drop that 1000 calories a day to effect the 2 pound loss per week. Someone that maintains their weight at 1600 calories a day can't drop that many calories to effect the same loss. Nutrionally, you don't want to go below 1200 calories a day to keep your body nourished. So, even though it might be frustrating, it's going to be slow considering that you are already at a healthy weight. Like Rich said, maybe toning and sculpting are more where you should be putting your efforts instead of the scale.View Thread
You don't want to go below 1200 calories. You won't be getting the nutrion you need to keep your body healthy while you are trying to lose weight. 1-2 pounds a week is the best way to lose weight. It lets your body get accustomed to the new eating and not try to rebound on you. That way, you'll keep the weight off.View Thread
In my opinion, she has to be ready to make the change. Next time she complains about hating her body, just tell her you are there to help her change it when she's ready. I know before I lost my weight, I never wanted to talk about it either. It was a very sensitive issue for me. Now that I've lost most of my weight I am having the opposite problem with my husband. He'll complain about being obese, but isn't doing anything about it. But if I make suggestions, he doesn't want to hear it. Getting motivated is the hardest part, but it's very personal. She'll have to find her motivation, then you can be there by her side to help her keep it.View Thread
You hear it all the time. You need to do weight/resistance training in order to increase your metabolism. So, when you go to get your RMR, why doesn't it ask for body fat %? Wouldn't that give you a more accurate picture of you RMR? Or is there a way that you can factor that in so that you know how many calories your body is truly burning a day?View Thread
According the the fit-o-meter on this site - at 150 pounds (just used that as an arbitrary number) you'd burn 545 calories an hour at 5 miles an hour and 920 calories at 8 miles an hour. So 30 minutes at 5 miles an hour would burn 273ish calories and 15 minutes at 8 miles an hour would burn 230.
I work out at Curves five days a week and once a month they weigh and measure to track your progress. I am just about to the weight that I want to maintain, but I have a lot of toning and I still want to decrease my body fat percentage. I am 5'11" and 166 (started at 275). And my body fat% is still up around 28%. My body just feels out of proportion to me. My natural waist is down to 34", but around my belly button is still up around 40. I want that to come down.
How do I know if the inches lost are from the exercise or diet? According to my measurements yesterday, I lost 3.75 pounds and 2.75 inches last month. They measure across the bust line, natural waist, abdomen, hips, thighs, and upper arm. So is there anyway of knowing ahead of time, when I stop trying to lose pounds, will the inches still go down? I still need to do some reshaping.View Thread
Before I started exercising, my resting heart rate was in the 70's. Now after a year and a half of regular exercise, it's down to the 50's. Right around 54-56. It does get harder to get my heart rate up, but I just kind of look at it as it's healthier too, and doesn't have to work as hard to do the same job as it used to.View Thread