Calorie Needs to lose weight
There are approximately 3500 calories in a pound of stored body fat. So, if you create a 3500-calorie deficit through diet, exercise or a combination of both, you will lose one pound of body weight. (On average 75% of this is fat, 25% lean tissue) If you create a 7000 calorie deficit you will lose two pounds and so on. The calorie deficit can be achieved either by calorie-restriction alone, or by a combination of fewer calories in (diet) and more calories out (exercise). This combination of diet and exercise is best for lasting weight loss. Indeed, sustained weight loss is difficult or impossible without increased regular exercise.
Kim, ME TOO! For three years I have tried everything. I also am hypothyroid and on Nature Throid an NDT medication and although my endocrinologist is happy with the numbers that scale won't move. I have done eating clean, cleanses, chugging kale shakes, I went six months no flour, no sugar eating completely clean and basically went up and down five pounds - it is maddening. I even thought OK so maybe I'm eating too much healthy food and joined weight watchers where I weighed and measured all that healthy food and lost two pounds the first week. Thought it was a miracle only to step on the scale for the next few weeks loosing nothing and then gaining back the two. The only thing that has worked was I did intermittent fasting for a month and worked out 4X a week at the gym doing a mix of boot camp and alternating with 30 minutes of treadmill and another 30 of weights. After a month of starving and working out I lost 10 pounds but I could just not keep going fasting every day from dinner to dinner eating one meal a day. The calorie bank for most people is gossiple for me it's bulls$it. Nothing works but starving and eventually I cave. I feel hopeless and think my only hope is weight loss surgery. I am 5 '10 my ideal weight is 174. When this started three years ago I was about 215lbs I could not get under 200 no matter what I tried. I was doing crossfit three days a week and ONE day i weighed in at 199 but within a few days back up going from 200 -209. Now two years later I was at 230 got down to 215 and now it seems I can't get under that despite eating healthy and working out. I'm at a loss and again, I am thinking surgery is my only option. I have the disiplin and I've tried EVERYTHING. I challenge any wieght loss expert to work with me and learn what life is like with hypothyroidism (I also am anemic).
Hey Adam, I am 16 years old and weigh 156lbs, since April of 2013, I’ve been on a strict vegetarian diet. This dramatic switch in diet lead me to lose 50lbs over the next 6 months and I feel great. I’ve followed many dieting rules that include cheat day and exersising but, I have hit a wall, everything I do (switching starchy grains for high fiber veggies, more water consumption, etc.) isn’t providing the results that I want. Instead, my weight fluctuates between 156lbs and 159lbs and my goal is to be about 150. I need some advice on how to lose the last 10-ish pounds. Can you help me?