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I mastered more new things on this fat reduction issue. I felt and looked the best I ever had. If your an active person you need to eat more frequently! But my issue is that i feel that i have gone from one extreme to another and now I eat too much food. He gave me iron pills and frolic acid and it worked wonders.

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Hope that helps, and best of luck with your weight loss journey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look. Exceptional blog and brilliant design and style. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting the site — let me know your Twitter handle so I can return the favor! Those first 2 weeks i dropped 13 lbs, but that third week i lost maybe 1 lb. I was only eating the provided meals the first two weeks usually around only calories per day obviously that was unhealthy, so i added in a few snacks to put me right around calories per day.

But unfortunately that has resulted in minimal weight loss. Did you have plateaus like this? And how did you over come these stalls? I did just purchase an elliptical and also a stationary bike, but only on day 2 with those. Your review was wonderful and very well written, so thank you!

Hi Julie- Thank you so much for sharing your story, and way to go for making it through your first month! I think the calorie restriction is the hardest part about Nutrisystem, and why now I typically only do the diet for a month or two and then really focus on just eating right and getting enough exercise after that. For me, the approach after Nutrisystem has been intermittent fasting IF. That said, I have had a lot of success with it, and find that I can maintain a healthy weight for long stretches of time when using it.

I started with the turbo charge and continued now for almost 3 weeks. I have only lost 3 lbs. When I emailed a counselor they said that was normal and I was doing well. Big hope very disappointed. In any case, hope the rest of your month goes well, and best of luck moving forward. I just started Nutrisystem.

I always lost weight on the low carb diet when I was younger. But the fat intake was not good. Just to avoid all the carbs… Did you or anyone else have a issue with how many carbs are in each meal? Is this ok lol… Please someone assure me all the carbs are ok! Thanks for visting, and best of luck with your first month!

Thanks for the excellent review and videos. Excited to see what kind of progress I can make. Hi Krystal — thanks for visiting the site, and taking the time to read my review and watch the videos. Always happy to hear that it helped! Thanks for the great info and for sharing your story! Thanks for the kind words, June! Congrats on taking the first step and best of luck with Nutrisystem — hope it goes well!

I mastered more new things on this fat reduction issue. An enormous reduction in junk food, sugary foods, fried foods, sugary foods, beef, and white flour products may perhaps be necessary.

Holding wastes unwanted organisms, and wastes may prevent ambitions for fat-loss. While specific drugs for the short term solve the situation, the unpleasant side effects are certainly not worth it, plus they never present more than a short-term solution. Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog. Thanks for the input Saul. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring about Nutrisystem on other sites?

I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email. Hi Lance — I actually do have an eBook in the works, so stay tuned for that!

I just wanted to say that this post is awesome, well written and lots of useful Nutrisystem info. Looking forward to my first shipment. Hi Corburt — Thanks for the kind words, and best of luck with your first month — hope it goes well! I just wanted to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here on this post. I will be returning to your site for more soon! This blog looks exactly like my old one! Great choice of colors!

Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing! I am planning to start Nutrisystem after the New Year. Hi Erin — Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The first time I ever used Nutrisytem, which was many years ago at this point, I think I was one it for 4 months.

I had a lot more weight to lose then; now when I sign up, I usually use it for a month, maybe two at the most. To lock in the auto delivery deal, you have to commit to two months, so if you hit your weight loss goals after month 1, I recommend switching your order to just the Turbo Shakes — that will ensure you lock in the most savings, and also helps to keep you on track once you start transitioning off the program.

As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! Anyways, best of luck and please let us know how it goes: Thanks for sharing your story. Drinking over ounces and eating tons of leafy greens. I did NS about 4 years ago lost almost This past July was told my chloerstral and blood pressure was too high for 28 year old. So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased.

Hi Amanda — Thanks for visiting and reading my story. Hope it goes as well this time around. Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here. I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one.

Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared. Thanks, just what I was looking for. I have about 20 pounds to lose — is this doable in a month or two? Hi Sam — Thanks for the positive feedback. Losing 20 pounds is definitely doable with Nutrisystem, but I would budget at least two months.

I signed up for Nutrisystem this week, and I am really hoping that I have the same results. I think my first shipment should arrive just before Christmas, so think I will get started right after the holiday. Thanks so much for the review — definitely gives me hope! Hi Kris — congrats on signing up — while results will vary for everyone, I truly believe that you will lose a lot of weight if you follow the program — so stick with it, and let us know how it goes.

They try to rip you off when quit their auto delivery program. Very very unpleasant people to deal with. They shipped me stuff 3 days after I had already cancelled and had a confirmation number stating I cancelled. They refused to turn the shipment around or to take it back and are trying to create some kind of lie that I created a 2nd account in November and they only cancelled one account. The only thing I did in November was update my credit card expiration date which I regret.

If I guaranteed no more shipments are coming to my name or my address that should be the end of the story, not with them! I am fighting them through my credit card company but please be aware of whatever traps they have in store for any of you.

Hi Troy — Sorry to hear that that was your experience. It was actually a customer service rep who told me I could switch from the meal delivery to just the Turbo Shakes after my first month on the program to lock in the auto-delivery savings without having to commit to another month of food. In any case, I hope you are able to get things resolved! I started the program today, January 1st.

My resolution is to feel better about myself, but do it in a healthy way that had structure. How much and when I should be eating vegetables, and ideas on what to eat if you have to attend a social function or business based meeting that involves food.

Thanks for posting a well written, and information overview of this program. I have three questions and maybe one is a question for a NS counselor… 1. Or can tomatoes, cukes, etc.

Also, plain or with some sort of dressing? How many turbo shakes can you have per week… and when can they be consumed? Thanks in advance …. Hi Tami — Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I always add extra veggies to my greens and have found the only thing you really need to watch out for is the salad dressing. But for me, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. I usually have my TurboShake midday — around 2: That said, I would definitely suggest using the Nutrisystem counseling service for full clarification, though — especially for questions 2 and 3.

Best of luck if you decide to try the full program! I wanted to say that this article is nicely written and included almost all the vital info I needed. Thanks for the review. I second your recommendation for Nutrisystem. Their service helped me significantly a few years ago. Hoping for the same results! Hi Maria — thanks for commenting! Hope it goes well again if you decide to give it another try. Have you found that Nutrisystem is a good way for keeping the weight off over the long term? How long do you really have to be on Nutrisystem before you starting seeing results?

Just finished month 1 and lost about 9 pounds! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He was always trying new weight loss products.

I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing! I just read this well written post. I have a handicapped daughter who has gained so much weight. We have tried everything with very little success. After taking to her doctors we decided to give NS a try. She started the program on February 16, She is loving the food and the program. She has already dropped three pounds. Her beginning weight was So she has a long way to go. But the support and your post will definitely help her obtain her goals for healthier lifestyle.

We will keep you informed on her progress. Thank you so much. Hi Shirley — What an inspirational story — really hoping she has success! Thanks for keeping us posted, and wishing your daughter all the best. I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!! I have been on Nutrisystem for about 5 weeks now.

I lost 15 pounds the first month and have been following it to a T. The food tastes fine and it is very easy to just grab something pop it in the microwave if necessary and go. I have been using My Fitness Pal to track my food and am eating about calories a day. The first week was really tough and I had a hard time, but I stuck to it. Now I m satisfied and use to it. Planning on finishing up the second month and then on the 3rd month working in more home cooked meals and tracking to stay at the same calorie level.

Then will switch over to the auto ship of Turbo shakes for my 4th month. I have about 40 pounds to lose and feel like I am making some good headway with the Nutrisystem plan. Good job on the review, very well written. Wow, nice job Carolyn! Thanks for sharing your story, and best of luck with the rest of your diet.

I was very happy to find this website. Just wanted to thank for your time for this wonderful read, and inspirational review!! Hi Kelly — sorry to hear that! Have you tried connecting with the Nutrisystem counseling service? We had to take Nutrisystem program for 8 weeks because we got it at a discount thru our insurance company. My goal was to loose 30 lbs. At the end of the 8 weeks I had lost only 3 lbs. We did not care for the cardboard like food and did not get anywhere close to our goals.

This program obviously works for lots of folks, but not for us. We did go to the Naturally Slim program and in 8 weeks I lost Naturally Slim is based on not what you eat but when and how you eat and you eat your own real food and got real results. We will stay with our new habits learned with Naturally Slim and will not have any good words from our Nutrisystem experience.

Hi John — thanks for sharing your experience. Thanks so much for sharing your story. It was encouraging and helpful. I am only on my second day of Lean 13 and after comparing the Turbo Shakes with the protein powder I was using before, I noticed that mine was lower in calories, fat, sugar, and carbs and higher in protein by quite a lot.

Thanks again for your review! Hi Peggy — I think you should be fine using your own protein shake. Just to be safe you may want to talk to a Nutrisystem counselor, and they can let you know for sure.

The biggest issue would probably be the calorie count of your shake vs. Best of luck with your two weeks. I made some raspberry coffee and chilled it. Thought that might be a nice tip for someone else.

Just finished day 1 of the Turbo Takeoff… I was down 2 lbs this morning!!! Yay… only 58 more lbs to go!!! I am so determined and my mind is in the right place to really do this, this time.. I am very excited for the results..

I know i will be on the program for a few months but, I really feel like I need the structure of this program right now. Another possibility is food allergies or intolerance.

Your weight will still fluctuate due to that. By age It became easier. I lose weight every Christmas because I eat a balanced diet with vitamins and everything.

The rest of the year I struggle to get a meal a day. Well, only eating a bowl of soap in one day is probably toxic, I reccommend eating bowls of soup instead of bowls of soap. I am a 22 year old female and I have trouble with eating enough. I do have a gluten allergy so I try to compensate this with oatmeal bread.

On most days my calorie intake lies around and if I try really hard I can manage calories. I take organic whey protein shakes on the days I train to help with muscle recovery and I take a lot of supplements. The only signs from your article that I experience are: How can I increase my calorie intake?

A lot of people with gluten allergy have trouble with oatmeal, but maybe not. Some of us who are underweight need to eat more frequently, and maybe use digestive enzyme supplements, HCl, or bitters. Hi Chris, As soon as I turned 60 this year, I started to fall apart. I have a big belly, front of the left face like TMJ and back of the neck pain. Feet and hamstrings cramp. Just got one reading of high TSH and low fT4.

I know I am severely over weight. I eat one or two meals a day and drink lots of water. I am estimating that I eat cal. I want to lose weight so much. I am bulimic if that helps any. It will help if you learn to trust your body. By contrast is such a low calorie diet that your body will not trust you because you are actually starving it. That only leads to one thing: Think of your body in its most basic animal form — if you starve it, it will fight back by forcing you to binge which in your case, leads back to your Bulimia.

Try to think of nourishing your body, not punishing it and the weight will seriously start to come off. What is wrong with me? Could it be because school has been getting harder and I get more stressed and less sleep about hours every school night? Hey… im a 17 year old girl turning 18 on April This was really helpful!

Unluckily for me I discovered this page too little too late. I started a low-calorie diet a month ago, getting even less than calories a day. What can I do to help get my metabolism on point again by eating without giving my body a shock?

Thank you in advance! I am very thankful to have found this article. It sounds like it was written about me, as I have nearly all of the listed symptoms and I definitely under eat. I am a retired Police officer and have been under severe stress for many years since a severe on duty injury and 33 surgeries. I feel bad all the time and try to work out but can no longer exercise due to fatigue. This explains a lot.

She is very smart and I guess I should listen to her more often. I am usually not that hungry until I start to eat then I realize how hungry I actually am. I hope that makes sense I am hopeful I can turn my health around after reading this. Hi, back in February I started a low calorie diet. By April I lost 30lbs, in May I quit my low cal diet. I ended up going from down to I had acne bad and I suddenly noticed losing hair.

Shedding throughout my entire head. Over the next few months I noticed extreme fatigue and brutal headaches. My back and neck pain became severe. My MRI on my head came back normal. A Derm told me my hair loss was early male pattern. No one in my family had ever been bald. My hair has just thinned out throughout. Doctors are just throwing me around. I feel like my T is going back up.

My hair loss is still happening but has slowed some. My headaches still happen just not as often. I think this was all caused from my diet.

Sorry for this being so long. Start consuming raw egg yolks and sardines. You will be shocked at how much better you feel. These items are vital for healthy testosterone and hair growth.

My height is about cm. I just have no appetite and sometimes after training or before eating I feel nauseaous. From my calculations I eat about kcal per day. Is there anything I can do to be able to eat more? Eat calorie dense foods, and pay attention to the last time you ate by the time- eat by time rather than whether or not your body feels hungry. One really easy solution is to just pick up a gainer e. Mutant Mass, I personally like that one and drink some of that as soon as you start feeling nauseous at the gym.

Worst feeling ever to just be exhausted at the gym when you know you could do better. I need some advice! I have no appetite and some days only eat 1 food a day most days! Thanks for your advice! Thank you so much for this article, hopefully this works. I have lost all desire to eat, and have cut back significantly on eating. Struggling to hit my macros and calories 34 fem I train mma 5 days a week I have more than 50 lbs to lose I have lost 40 since I started over an 8 month time span without tracking calories and macros just by eating clean.

With the change up I have dropped 15 lbs since my previous post. Hope this might help you. I was also told I h high blood pressure. Ugh so I did what I thought was right by cutting carbs. Your A1C result takes about months to change. So changing your diet will not effect your A1C quickly.

Your daily blood sugars will change immediately however based on diet changes. I would aim to get it at or below 6. Crazy dieting is not good. Managing blood sugars and diabetes is all about consistency. Once you put a general plan together all your numbers including A1C and daily blood sugars will fall into better and more predictable levels. I really enjoyed reading your article. I have now adjusted my diet up on the calorie count to match the guidelines.

However as I increase the calories my weight increased. How does one go about making sure to eat the right amount of calories without gaining weight.

I was eating around calories and now up to calories and more if I do a workout. I am 23 years old and I weigh I would suggest when you are feeling yourself cooking a large amount of healthy meals and freezing in Tupperware so Evan when you havnt got much energy so know you have healthy,nutritious meals in the freezer which just need to be thawed and re-heated.

I used to be so tired and hungry, I could hardly cook, I have Fibro too. As you gradually cut down on sugar and grains, and even fruit, and add more fats and perhaps more protein, you may not be as tired and hungry.

You can wait until some thing is cooked, and lose weight as you do this. Some thing that is simple, is to put a piece of meat, in a baking dish in the oven, cook until nearly done, and throw some broccoli, or some such into the dish and then cook until done. Adding salt and spices, and maybe more fat to cook it. I cook chicken and other meat ahead as well, as most are good cold. I would suggest when you get the energy to make food that you make easy to make meals ahead of time.

Put frozen fruit or protein powder, spinach, ect. Or, you can make large dishes such as lasagna, caseroles, ect. This article is super helpful and I can relate to a lot of the symptoms listed. I worked out 5 times a day doing an hour of weight training with 20 minutes of cardio at the end. I lost 10 lbs within months, and that was without tracking any of my calories or macronutrients. I felt and looked the best I ever had. I noticed my clothes were getting tighter and now 8 months later I am 10 lbs heavier than when I first started cutting.

I still have fat on my inner thighs, hips, butt and stomach. I exercise about 1 hour per day and dance about once a week. What exercises and food do I eat to lose these hard to reach fat areas? My diet at the moment includes a lot of rice and meat and sometimes Korean vegetables.

I also forgot to include that my calorie intake is about per day. What do you think? You are eating too little. It says it all in the article. Increase your calorie intake and see what happens. My husband has lost over lbs in 9 months.. But i am concerned he is not getting enough nutrition. He now feels tired all the time noooo energy and moody and depressed…any suggestions.

Get his thyroid and adrenal results checked. Maybe he burned himself out? Did he have a sleep study before he stopped using the CPAP to make sure that he no longer needed it? Is he still trying to lose more weight? Weightloss is like trying to kick a drug habit. It took me through all sorts of emotional rollercoasters.

I went through withdrawals and kept having to bounce back. Its a very miserable experience, I mean, was a Bitch! If you all are spiritual, use that! The process is just that, a process. After my weight loss, I was soooooo relieved! Because I was no longer eating minimum calories to lose weight. With losing that much weight that quickly, he is definitely lacking nutrients that his body needs to sustain him. He could be deficient in iron, I had similar symptoms a year ago, from eating too little and losing weight too quickly and once I got on medications for anemia, my energy and strength returned quite quickly.

Another issue to be aware of is potassium deficiency. Any micronutrient he could be lacking could cause these symptoms. Hi, My name is Katie. I am a 21 year old female who has been struggling to gain a few pounds for over 2 years. In high school I developed an eating disorder where I drastically reduced the amount of calories I was eating to lose some weight when I entered the modeling world. When I realized I was too thin, I stopped modeling and started working out more and eating more.

I also get full really easily. If you want to gain weight but get full easily, you should try eating more calorically-dense foods. Loading up on healthy foods—e. Consider introducing more healthy fats into your diet. Avocado, olive oil, fish, nut butters, etc. Yes, I have had similar issues trying to gain weight back during sports seasons and high- intensity training while suffering with eating disorders.

You need to eat enough fruits and vegatbales to get enough nutrition, without filling your stomach up. Getting calorie dense foods, and eating high calorie meals and snacks is very important. Also,remember when you are eating and get full really fast that it will be a gradual change on expanding your stomach to eat a normal amount again, after suffering from your eating disorder. I am a single mom of three small children, work full time, and just graduated from college.

My busy lifestyle left me eating fast and convenient foods that are far from healthy. Now that things have calmed down a bit I want to focus on my health. Over the last few weeks I made the switch to mostly green veggies and protein. Despite the change in my diet the number on the scale has not changed. This is so confusing to me because I feel so much better. Lost most of it 30 in 2 months via the Ideal Protein Diet.

My two biggest stall foods are diet soda and dairy. Hello, if you eat in a calorie deficit all week, and you go over one day a week, will you gain weight? That should be ok, as a guy that is what I did to lose 25 stubborn lbs, intermittent fasting high protein low carb low fat 6 days, and then a carb feed, good high carbs, lean protein, moderate fat and would eat breakfast lunch dinner on that day.

I am a year-old female. Used to weigh about to — ate pretty clean and worked out by lifting and doing cardio. Did that for years. The last five years or so it has been more difficult to get to the gym but I still go and try and stay active. My son is older now so I can no longer take him to the daycare.

Now that he is 14 I can get in there about 3 good days a week and supplement cardio at home. I hate working out at home. I am terrible about it and do better if I go to the gym.

Anyway — I try and stick to a vegan gluten free diet due to food intolerances and the ethical environmental issues around eating animal products. I was working out though. I have hypothyroidism too diagnosed at 27 but had for awhile before that. On synthroid now and feel much better though have never gotten back to normal. Anyway — when my grandfather died in I had been working out almost daily and eating VERY clean — the weight started falling off.

I dropped to in about two or three weeks. The beginning of December we went on a cruise and I weighed By the beginning of January I was down to about — and then by spring down to This was with no diet change really and working out semi-regularly.

I was maybe eating cleaner? But not counting calories or anything. I figured it was my thyroid. If my tsh is low or high I will gain. Optima for me is about 1. Anyway…I have remained ever since. With a little fluctuation during my period but I always go back to Enter the last couple of months.

My weight started creeping up — to Stomach very very sensitive. Then I started losing again. No appetite at all. Stools are always loose.

Occasional full blown diarrhea — occasional full blown constipation — but mostly really loose stools. This am I weighed I do have a tendency to lose weight when stressed — like literally five pounds overnight — I can feel the weight coming off — but I usually gain it right back when stress is over — and always I have to force myself to eat.

I have had lower back pain — like almost in the sacral area — feels kind of like a nerve pain — since October. Have never had that before. I eat Advil like crazy. And they are heavier and I have quite a bit of brown discharge. Wtf is wrong with me?? Big boobs and hips. But I am afraid the scale will say 99 tomorrow!!

Definitely get LEEP done. Get pelvic ultrasound or imaging of area your in pain.. Those symptoms back pain , can also be related to endometriosis, fibroids, etc. I just had hysterectomy and feel great. Your story sound familiar. I am pre diabetic and may have irritable bowl syndrome and gluten sensitivity. My wt loss has to be due to diarrhea a lot of the time. Doctor does not know for sure.

Hope you can find out what is causing the weight loss. Hi I would not like to reveal my name for certain reasons first of all. I drink water occasionally and I tend to stay away from junk food. You need to have a certain amount of body fat or your body thinks there I not enough food around to support a baby and so keeps you from getting pregnant by stopping or delaying your monthly. Focus on eating higher quality foods, meats, eggs and vegetables, cooked in olive or coconut oil.

If there is something physically ailing you when you eat, like nausea or a very full stomach, go see a doctor to see if you have some sort of digestive or obstruction issue.

I feel guilty when I eat more than I count. What should I do? Im not a professional but based on what it says in this article I think you should eat more if you lose weight when you do!

Actually most people think.. These are 0 fat foods which helps you get more fleshy and get a good shape of your body from home..! Only drinking around 2 and a half cups of water. For example i can consume 3 pizzas for dinner.

So i am getting really confused. For about a year or so I stayed around pounds. I started my period last week and the anxiety came back, but the weigh dropped again. Is there anything I can do to get my eating habits back? I used to eat a lot everyday and I was okay and I had no anxiety.

So please, if you have any suggestions or know what I can do, please tell me. Depending on where you live you could possibly find a free psychologist. Look after yourself x. Hi Emily, I had the same issues with anxiety and not feeling well after eating for about a year. I went an saw a Psychiatrist and was told it was caused by PTS. I was told to take gaviscon after each meal. It worked pretty well tasted terrible But I also found that taking some calm breaths and not concentrating on what my stomach was doing seemed to help most of the time.

I am fine these days, sometime it if I get stressed it happens, but I try to keep it together. I hope you are well these days. Although losing the weight feels great, I am kind of worried. The past few months my period was getting shorter and then last month it just completely stopped.

I have not been able to really sleep a whole night without waking up multiple times. My mood also changes so much! What do I do? I usually eat around calories a day. I tried increasing my food intake for about a week but I noticed I gained weight so I went to eating that amount of calories. Whenever I eat more more food, I feel like crap. How can I continue to be healthy and not gain weight? Thats not enough your body is still growing and needs great nutrition. Eat every hours check out trim healthy mama.

Hi Brooke — Google Alisa Viti. I am 18 and I weigh 48 Kg which is lower than its supposed to be. I dont get tired or show any signs of illness though my sleeping is also regressing. But I am going through a lot of stress because of high school final throughout the month. Is this normal or should I ask a professional? Should I answer my hunger? Any advice would be great.

Do you have a treatment team that you work with? Your body is desperate to take in more nutrients in order to protect vital organs, return hormones to normal levels, and a variety of other things. Every person I went through treatment with felt exactly the same way. Imagine not being cold all the time, being able to think about something other than food, being able to concentrate better than a goldfish, being able to go out with friends and family without having to pre-plan every bite of food and just being able to enjoy it….

I noticed that when I go too long without eating I feel sick and shaky. And I get headaches. I do tons of walking. I reduced my calories to about per day. HI Lea, Letting your blood sugar drop too low can be what causes you to feelsick and shaky. Dehydration could also play a part. Hi, I have been recovering from an eating disorder for about three years now and I recognize myself in almost every sign.

Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your article, it really opened my eyes and you just made me more determined than ever to change to a healthier diet.

Is having a large stomach and smaller extremities also a sign of under eating? You need to take a good Probiotic anywhere from billion is what it says on bottle. Stress can also make the stomach get larger. And Preg of course. Stress seems to go straight to the Gut. Probiotics will help a lot in getting stomach down.

But stress is a ruling factor if you are stressed. I am so small I am losing weight so much I eat I sweat at night alot I urine a lot sometimes I have bad leg cramps joint pain vision not good sometimes I feel my heart fluttering what happening with my body.

At my smallest size with flat stomach and in shape, I weighed lbs. My goal is to get back to to that. May I eat calories a day and still do my 6 days a week workouts that are zumba, aerobics and treadmill? I also do not eat bread, rice, or potatoes except for 2 cheat meals a week. I also may have something sweet days a week in small moderation.

Last year I was constipated due to my bad diet of pizza and mars bars until I saw a dietician. She told me to eat fruit and veg, I also still have an anal fissure. But since then I lost 3 and a half stone, I eat Weetabix for breakfast, an egg sandwich for lunch and 6 peanut butter sandwiches and 4 granola squares for tea time.

I also make 2 protein shakes 37 grams per shake each day. I literally cannot fit anything else in my stomach till at least 11am the next day usually after my 1st BM. I have tried everything to gain weight but since the undiagnosed abdomen pain and rib pain I feel like I am struggling with weight gain. I am worried if this carries on my body will go into shutdown or anorexic mode.

I believe because I eat so poorly my muscle fat is eating itself up inside as how can I remain the same weight eating so little and so poorly? I had a CT Scan, an Endoscopy and the usual tests and all came back negative. So if anyone has any idea to what I could try I would be grateful please. Note that I do not drink milk or eat cheese as it causes my bowels to go crazy. I have had enough now and I am a litte scared that I am becoming anorexic, but I feel no matter what I eat I just end up in the toilet all the time note that my BMs are 3 — 4 a day but always the next day not that night so my digestive system is working roughly on time.

Sorry for going on but I just need someone who has heard of similar conditions and learn how to battle this. Any male or female adult eating 1,, calories per day and doing crossfit days per week is guaranteed to lose weight, no exception. You have NO right making such an ignorant, umbrella statement like that, especially being a man. I am not overweight and am a decent eater, though I could definitely eat more vegetables. My problem is under-eating and disturbed sleep.

It can take me time to fall asleep and I can sometimes wake up early. I have and am in recovery severe anxiety, GAD and health anxiety. I often worry hunger will wake me up and cause my own cycle. I can be starving and be okay without food and then that hunger feeling fades. I am not trying to lose weight, I just forget to eat. And now I am hungry and nauseous and I have had similar things like this before and food always helps because sometimes I revert back.

Can eating more fix this problem? I seem to suffer with the same issue. I do so good all day. I eat low carb which I know people that are against but it has worked for me over the last 4 years but here lately with personal problems in life anxiety has caused me to not sleep very well.

I will end up snacking after midnight unlike you, I EAT! I will feel guilty about it and usually toss it moments later. I think Xanax will increase hunger or maybe not. It almost acts like Ambien, in that aspect. I guess I need not take that drug either and just stick to Melatonin 10mg and perhaps some Benadryl. At least this combination will eventually get you back to sleep… No scripts, no guilt! Hope things get better for all. I want to feel and look awesome for years?

Good luck on your weight loss journey! I am a 48 year old mom of 3. I was low carb, low calorie and high exercise for 4 years. During that time, I gained 35 pounds, and started waking up between 2 and 4 almost every night.

Before that, I had never had weight, or sleep issues. Although the weight gain and sleeping issues were frustrating, I felt that giving up grains and sugar, adding free range organ meats and bone broth, and continuing to eat lots of whole foods—mainly plants which I was already doing was a good idea, and so I kept on the same path, mystified by the constant weight gain. One day I realized that I had stayed in a hungry state for the entire 4 years, and I decided to never let myself be hungry again and see what happened.

In addition, it just felt really good to not be constantly hungry. I could not believe that doubling my calories was the cure to my issues! It was VERY frustrating to be so misunderstood—folks just assumed that I was overeating and under exercising. More importantly, it was frustrating to be working so hard to have good health and instead achieve poor results! I am very happy to find this article! Thanks for getting the word out!!! I hope others who are struggling find this article before they give up.

I feel like I am in the same boat. Knowing how much is too much is hard though! I have been struggling to find a happy medium to lose weight. I was puffy swollen and very irratabile. Beings my thyroid was out of sync it threw my body for a loop.

I switched from levothyroxin to nature thyroid in October a year later after my diagnosis. At my dr appointment in March my dr suggested I eliminate gluten and eat low carb high fat. When I say high fat I am not talking the bad for you fats but good fats olive oil, coconut oil etc. I have lost 7. Works for me I am 61 years young and am getting my life back. I use my fitness pal to log my food and it helps with keeping track of my nutrition protein, fats, fiber etc.

I also belong to a FB page that is amazing for low carb living. It will be my way of eating for life. My husband has also followed me and he has lost 20 pounds in 7 weeks seems men lose so much quicker. We do not restrict our calories either. Restricting calories and under eating is not the solution I can attest to that. I eat more calorie wise than I ever have and am losing weight getting healthy and feeling great.

One other perk for me I was always cold and very tired and I know this is all part of my thyroid disorder but since adapting this way of eating I have pretty much eliminated this all together. I try to keep my carbs around 40 per day. My daily diet consists of lean proteins, eggs, vegetables, healthy fats, and I eat berries for fruit. Raspberries I had found are the best for low carbs. Unfortunately a lot of fruits and vegetables are high in carbs.

I try to get the bulk of my carbs from vegetables. I wish you luck as I know all too well how hard it is when you have thruoid problems. Kiwi I am under the care of dr and I am following her instructions. Not sure what your referring to about fat and water…. Not everything works for all but I am very happy with how I feel and being able to feel good is even more important than the weight loss.

This works for me. I think we all have our opinions on different eating styles I am only sharing what has worked for me. I am a 70 year old female. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism many years ago and take. I am gluten and lactose intolerant and eat a very restricted low fodmaps diet as I had colon cancer 15 months ago and had 30cms of my colon removed which caused a lot of diarrhoea.

I now find that I am cold all the time, cannot get to sleep and if I do sleep it is only for 3 hours or so. I am never tired in the day either. I am losing weight now weigh 60kgs and wonder if anyone has any suggestions as my concern is lack of sleep.

It completely suppresses my appetite to the point that I feel sick even trying to eat anything. The medication is necessary and a last resort after several others tried and failed. I have the same problem. Hi My name is Brittany. I am currently In September I started at I eat 6times a day. I workout at least 2 or 3 times a week. But I have not lost a pound.

Especially in my midsection. Then the weird thing is I start my morning with a flat stomach and by lunch I look pregnant lol. Have you had your thyroid checked. All the symptoms sound like you could have Hypothyroidisum. I have it and all the symptoms you mentioned go along with it. I recently started a low carb diet which has helped me lose weight but you need to also be on medication if you have thyroid problems. Good luck to you. Hi Brittany, First of all—good on you to have not gained, and to have lost some weight!

I encourage you to get the following numbers about your health: You can google around and find the meaning of those numbers and what level they should ideally be.

It sounds like you are struggling with insulin resistance. If your fasting insulin is higher than 5, then this is most likely your issue…. Brittany, I was in your boat a year ago. I weighed more though: I got up to lbs before I decided that I needed a lifestyle change. My problem was portion sizes. Without realizing it, I was eating twice as much as someone my height and age should eat!

And I had to eat that much, just to feel full! It has taken almost a year, but I am now down to , and all that I did was use a calorie counting app loseit some of my friends used fitness pal. I started logging all of my foods, and I realized that my portion sizes were causing me to overeat. I used the app to help control how much I was eating, and I would exercise to pull my calories back down to my goal if I over-ate during the day. Running a calorie deficit works.

Having little rewards every 5 or 10 pounds is important, and having someone who keeps you accountable besides just you is important as well. My husband will purchase and play a new board game with me, every time I hit my 10 lb goal!

I do not eat paleo, but I stumbled across this article while trying to find help. I started losing weight with diet pills and exercise and gradually losing through the years.

The last 5 years I have focused on just eating lower calories and have made it as low as lbs. This has become all consuming. I was happier teetering around I do exercise ever single day for an hour and a half and keep my calories at ish. I have binges about every 8 days that easily go into the calorie mark. I have been living this way for far too long.

I obsess over food to a grand scale and constantly think about it. When I am done with a meal I am actually sad. All I want to do is eat. I never ever want to be fat again and find myself trying to get back and keep telling myself I will live normal when I get there, but I cannot get there. I am miserable and hate social gatherings and will cancel and avoid at all costs.

God bless my husband who has been with me for 21 years, he loves me so much and I am making him miserable too. I never leave the house EVER! I go to the grocery store on saturday morning and thats it. I dont want to be fat again, I cannot lose weight so therefore I cannot eat more cause when I do I gain. There is a great online community for Intuitive Eating as well. Please buy the book. I am rooting for you! Are you saying at lbs. Be lucky you are only a couple pounds overweight.

I am a 58 year old male that always weighed about lbs. After 2 back surgeries and heart surgery I was bed ridden for 3 years. I am finally going to lose that lbs. I am SICK of being a prisoner in my own body. Please Google Overeaters Anonymous. I completely relate to every word that you wrote. I was pounds last month and now currently im Amorah I recommend that you eat a little more or add another snack you are feeling the way you are because you need more fuel to give your body more energy and since your young you burn calories faster because you are more active.

I promise you will feel a lot better. Girls your age should eat no fewer than calories a day. That means you have even less muscle to help you lose fat in the future muscle is hard to get back! Over the long term, under eating can be very harmful to your health.

I am a 15 year old girl and I have been a good restricter for myself since third grade. I typically eat around calories per day and it seems like enough to me but I am and whenever I try lowering my calorie intake to lose weight which is always I can never lose any weight.

I realize now that I am not nearly eating enough along with excercising 5 days a week and I want to start eating more but I am afraid of gaining weight. I try to eat very healthy and protein packed food but no matter what I eat I still feel overweight and unable to lose weight. What should i do? What does your typical menu look like? You could be underestimating how much you are eating.

Eat more plant based foods. Peanut butter almond butter flaxseeds healthy fats. During the course of 2 and a half months, I went from pounds to The way I lost weight was very unhealthy, each day I lowered my calorie intake and now I only eat a few snacks a day. I splurged on junk food and chocolate during my last period. My skin is loose and the muscles in my legs are not as firm anymore. You should definitely speak tp tour doctor about it. Gabriella can you speak with a parent to make an appointment with a primary care physician?

Most health plans will make an allowance to see a nutritionist. I would recommend you start there. Your weight loss is impressive and shows discipline but is not healthy.

At your young age you have years of growth ahead of you and need to eat more. A progressive physician should be able to refer you to a nutritionist for your diet and a therapist for your depression.

Growing up is very hard. Good for you for seeking advice on this site…but seeking out medical in person help is the best advice i or anyone else can give you right now. So soooo glad I found this. Exercise at least 4 times a week and I am on my feet all day. I upped my fibre intake, had more protein when I could and avoided more carbs than normal and was reaching cals a day, if even some days. Could not figure out where I was going wrong. After Reading this and agreeing with at least 5 things I realised that I was having the right things but no where near enough for the amount I do.

People are so obsessed with losing weight that they go so low on calories and it can cause a lot of harm to your body. PS what has helped me as well is eating small meals and snacks every coup,e hours. If your an active person you need to eat more frequently! Stop letting tv advertisements and crash diets control your life! Your better than that! I eat around calories a day. Am I not eating enough? I am 16 years old and I do gymnastics 4 days a week from 4: I recently lost about 20 pounds because I cut down on how much I was eating.

I have just started to increase the amount I eat in a day because I am not having a period and I have no energy to do the sport that I love. For example, this is basically what I eat everyday.

I think that sounds very healthy, minus the chocolate in the milk lol. I will try to eat more, though often, no desire to. I know something is wrong, but doctors have been dismissive. But even after all that, I still feel terrible, like something is still wrong. Will I ever wake up and feel well and strong? If someone out there can help, I implore you. This is positively depressing.

Like you, I struggle from many symptoms no doctor has taken seriously. Do your own research. I am convinced after years of this and no help from the medical industry that we have to trust ourselves and look into any and all options. See a naturopath, see an syrveduc practitioner, see a Chinese herbalist, see a nutritionist. Anyone who says diet does affect your health is mad. Trust your gut and keep searching.

I wish you the best! Hi, I just recently weighed myself and I use to be lbs and now im only lbs. I lost this in a week. I dont use the bathroom very often. And I only eat breakfast and lunch on the weekends. I have more stress than an average teen because of the college prep classes I have. Im also late for my period. Could me being underweight be the cause of all this?

While lbs is perfectly healthy for your age and height, it is a little alarming that you seem to have lost this in a week.

The chills and constipation should set off an alarm too. I hope you start feeling better. I was always known as having the clearest of skin, and I have suffered with abyss acne for the last few years. I never thought it was a case of under eating because of how big, bloated and fat I became, it seemed the less I ate the bigger I got. I am almost 16, 5,5 ft and I weight about pounds. I think You may want to eat a little more than what you are currently at.

Think about how much you walk in a day and how many calories that consumes on its own. All of your symptoms can be caused by not eating enough, even anxiety.

What are you doing for exercise 5 days a week?

Lose weight and keep it off!