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Stuck on the last 10.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 04, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Weight loss for the first 20 was effortless. I am eating the same and the weight loss has stopped. Any advice? I don't cheat and eat fairly low carb.

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Without knowing anything about what you eat and how much, your sleep, work and stress situations, gender, age, etc. it's kind of hard to know where to start giving you advice.

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on March 04, 2013
at 05:25 PM

As you get nearer to your weight loss goal, maintaining weight loss takes some tweaking. The initial weight loss was easy because the new diet actually sated your appetite, and you naturally just ate less. Also, when you started, you were hauling around and metabolically supporting that extra 20 pounds. But, you've lost enough weight that your energy requirement has dropped to the point that it now matches your caloric intake, and weight loss has stalled. Losing weight requires a caloric deficit, so you need to either burn more or consume fewer calories.

My own experience is that I'm a creature of habit, and I eat in a manner that keeps my weight very stable. But, a couple times, I've allowed my weight to drift upward, and what works for me to get the weight back down is calorie counting on fitday.com. I shoot for a 200 calorie per day deficit, averaged out over a week, such that I can have one day per week when I can treat myself to some caloric hedonism. When I do this, I lose between one and two pounds per week. And the process of going through that resets my ad libitum eating pattern for maintenance at the new lower weight. Calorie counting is a huge pain in the ass, and it's certainly not something I would recommend over the long term. But, in the short term (ten weeks or less) it's highly effective.

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on March 04, 2013
at 04:32 PM

It would help to know what your diet is but cut nuts, fruit and dairy. Exercise a bit more, add in some sprints, get plenty of sleep

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on March 05, 2013
at 05:09 AM

Thanks everyone. I eat very little dairy, nuts and no fruit. I have a fit day account. The great thing about the first 20 on paleo was not having to count calories.

I get decent sleep. And it's not imaginary extra lbs. So exercise seems to be the next step.

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on March 04, 2013
at 06:37 PM

I would try eating the same amount of calories, upping exercise and cutting on dairy and fruits replacing with protein. The scale number may not go down, but your body composition will change.

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on March 04, 2013
at 05:32 PM

I tend to wonder if that "last 10lbs" so many women (in particular) want to lose, is really SUPPOSED TO BE THERE....?

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on March 04, 2013
at 04:19 PM

That was my next step. Thanks!

Going to try actually eating more and varying what I eat (based on answers on other posts like this on on this site).

I guess I was hoping to find insights into the last 10 needing a different strategy or something like that.

The work continues...

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on March 04, 2013
at 04:33 PM

Without knowing anything about what you eat and how much, your sleep, work and stress situations, gender, age, etc. it's kind of hard to know where to start giving you advice.

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on March 04, 2013
at 04:09 PM

Have you tried weightlifting? You'll probably not loose any more weight but you'll have muscle instead of fat.

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