Running 5 miles a day no weight loss
by Sarah Gabel
I have been trying to lose weight for a long time. I am currently eating around 900-1000 calories most days. I am running 5 miles 5-6 days a week. I am not losing weight. Added weights 2 days a week.
I am 41 years old, 5'2" I have a computer job so sit most of the day.
I see from your site that my resting metabolism is 1419. Calories to maintain using very light since I sit 80-85% of the day is 2004. So to lose you are saying I should eat 1504 calories.
That is 500-600 more than I am currently eating. Wouldn't that make me gain a pound a week.
I am at the calories I am using doing past Weight Watchers which would be 18-20; equating to 50 calories a point.
Please advise as I am deperate. My husband thinks I should just go on a liquid diet.
I can imagine how frustrated you are!
I have a few thoughts.
1. Have you had your thyroid checked?
2. The days you aren't eating 900-1000 calories, how many calories are you eating?
There is research to support the notion that people restrict, restrict, then "binge".
The "binge" days are usually just enough to raise the average caloric intake to maintenance level.
3. Eating less than your metabolic rate can slow things down and actually make it harder to lose weight. I'd suggest raising calories to 1400 per day. You may gain before you lose, but that amount of calories should keep your metabolism from slowing.
4. I'd suggest keeping a food journal
for 2 full weeks to document exactly what you're eating and drinking and taking a good long look over it. There was just research published just a couple of days ago that says people who log what they eat lose twice as fast
as those who don't. One of the most powerful weight loss tools available may be as close as pen and paper!
If you need help reviewing your food journal, let me know!
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