I used to be a tiny person… I don't know what happened, but everything has gotten out of control. I'm so overweight now that I'm just tired all the time. I work out, I do. I do crossfit actually and I'm STILL overweight. I've gained a lot of muscle strength, but I'm still overweight! I am short though.. and foods are so highly caloric that it's a huge problem for me. On average, I only burn like 1300 calories a day… to lose weight you have to subtract at least 500.. but 800 calories a day leaves me SO hungry. I've tried eating less, but I'm always so freaking hungry. I bought an elliptical for my apartment and I've used it when I'm reading or doing nothing, but I haven't had any success. I'm addicted to food for sure. I get cravings and it's really hard for me to ignore them. Eating the paleo diet has worked best for me in the past, but it's SO expensive and time consuming. Ugh, I'm just so mad at myself. I was cute and tiny at one point… I just looked in the mirror and I feel SO bad about what I look like. It's just gross and yet I can't seem to fix it.
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I'm a fitness expert, if you are eating 800 calories and burning 1300(which is a lot, are you sure you are burning that munch?) you will go into starvation mood and store fat. You need to net at least 1000 calories to lose weight. By netting, I mean if you eat 1000 calories and then burn 800, you need to eat 800 more calories back so your grand total is 1800. Your net will still be 1200 which makes you eligible to lose weight.1
Drink lots of water during the day and before you eat.4
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Don't trust food labels. I'm talking about the ones that say they will help lose weight such as low fat, diet, low calorie, 0 trans fat and any more like that. Those are actually bad, food companies will do anything to sell their products. For example, foods that say 0 trans fat on the front actually contain way more trans fat than the food that doesn't have that label on the front. Trans fat will fatten you up and it will be very hard to lose. Saturated fats on the other hand are good for you. Saturated fats help you lose weight. Eat foods that have a lot of saturated fats in it such as cheese, butter, peanuts. For more information, google, The Truth About Fat Burning Foods.
huh interesting. Thanks for the lead on the google search. I'm just so frustrated. I keep trying and I lose some and then gain more back. :( I feel like no guy will ever like me b/c of it. I know I am good person deep down.. which is the frustrating part.
You're welcome. :) Yeah, I'm having some weight problems myself so when I found that article, I just felt like I had to read the whole thing.
haha yes! I hope it helps :/ I just feel so at a loss these days