Losing 40 Pounds...no problem. Losing 10 pounds...not so easy.


(Florida)

I Cannot lose my last 10 pounds!


I am 47 year old female. Height 5'7, weight 150.

I quit smoking 2 years ago and started exercising and currently run 5 to 6 miles 6 days a week along with weight training. I am frustrated.

It took me a year to lose 40 lbs. I would like to loose 10 more lbs. I cannot seem to get it off. I had my thyroid checked and all is well. I am starting menopause according to my Dr. Would this have anything to do with it? My diet is very healthy. Salad lean meats fruit and veggies.

Any suggestions would be great!

Thank you.



Congrats on the 40 pounds you have already lost! That's so terrific!

Your current weight of 150 pounds is a certainly a healthy weight (BMI = 23.5).

140 pounds is also a healthy weight for your height (BMI = 22).

Because you desire a weight that's toward the lower end of your healthy range, you're really going to need to fine tune things!

You have the big picture covered... you're eating a healthy diet that consists of lean meats, fruits and veggies and you're exercising regularly.

Now it may be time to fine tune the portion sizes of these healthy foods. Too much good food will hinder weight loss efforts.

I'd suggest keeping a food diary for a week. Write down what you eat and drink and how much. Tally up the calories and go from there. Calories matter

It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose one pound of body fat. If your daily total comes out to 1500 calories/day and you drop to 1400/day, you'd lose your 10 pounds in about 1 year!

(100 calorie deficit x 365 days per year = 36,500 calories. 36,500/3500 = 10.4 pounds)

If you want to lose faster, you'd have to drop your calories a bit lower, but be careful not to drop too low. It's hard to meet nutrient needs when eating less than 1200 calories per day.

I'd be happy to schedule a phone appointment with you if you'd like further help and more detailed instructions!! Contact me if so!

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