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    sorry if I'm in the wrong place, i just needed to be anon on here,

    its taken me a long time to write this as I've had an issue with my weight since as long as i can remember. This is my body two weeks ago: Attachment 503491 since then ive been on some antibiotics for a chest infection and lost 4lbs but i simply cant seem to lose weight. I exercise three times a week, i go swimming at uni and i eat healthy and have one 'cheat day' a week. where am i going wrong?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    sorry if I'm in the wrong place, i just needed to be anon on here,

    its taken me a long time to write this as I've had an issue with my weight since as long as i can remember. This is my body two weeks ago: Attachment 503491 since then ive been on some antibiotics for a chest infection and lost 4lbs but i simply cant seem to lose weight. I exercise three times a week, i go swimming at uni and i eat healthy and have one 'cheat day' a week. where am i going wrong?
    One would suggest the 'cheat day'.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    sorry if I'm in the wrong place, i just needed to be anon on here,

    its taken me a long time to write this as I've had an issue with my weight since as long as i can remember. This is my body two weeks ago: Attachment 503491 since then ive been on some antibiotics for a chest infection and lost 4lbs but i simply cant seem to lose weight. I exercise three times a week, i go swimming at uni and i eat healthy and have one 'cheat day' a week. where am i going wrong?
    The attachment is invalid so I am unable to see it
    Sometimes your metabolism is the cause of not being able to lose weight quickly. My metabolism is terrible, so I gain weight quickly and lose weight slowly

    Do you drink enough water? Water is very good for weight loss - you should ideally drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and even more if you are exercising and in warm weather.

    Your exercise routine is not vigorous enough. Swimming is fantastic exercise to make yourself more lean and maintain muscle mass, but for weight loss it is a slow process. You need to change your exercise regime: do high intensity cardiovascular exercise such as HIIT, zumba, boxercise, etc. You need to sweat, sweat, sweat!

    One more thing: you need to make sure you are burning more calories than what you are consuming. Here's an example that I found on the internet:

    "Theoretically, about 3500 calories equals one pound of body weight. This means that you'd have to take in 3500 fewer calories than you usually do, over a period of time, to lose one pound"

    So you need to eat less calories in order to lose weight and also intensive exercise to boost your metabolism and lose weight quicker. I lost 2 stone by following Jillian Michaels DVD 'Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism', and '30 Day Shred'.. They're a killer but it is really worth it!
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    The attachment is invalid so I am unable to see it
    Sometimes your metabolism is the cause of not being able to lose weight quickly. My metabolism is terrible, so I gain weight quickly and lose weight slowly

    Do you drink enough water? Water is very good for weight loss - you should ideally drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and even more if you are exercising and in warm weather.

    Your exercise routine is not vigorous enough. Swimming is fantastic exercise to make yourself more lean and maintain muscle mass, but for weight loss it is a slow process. You need to change your exercise regime: do high intensity cardiovascular exercise such as HIIT, zumba, boxercise, etc. You need to sweat, sweat, sweat!

    One more thing: you need to make sure you are burning more calories than what you are consuming. Here's an example that I found on the internet:

    "Theoretically, about 3500 calories equals one pound of body weight. This means that you'd have to take in 3500 fewer calories than you usually do, over a period of time, to lose one pound"

    So you need to eat less calories in order to lose weight and also intensive exercise to boost your metabolism and lose weight quicker. I lost 2 stone by following Jillian Michaels DVD 'Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism', and '30 Day Shred'.. They're a killer but it is really worth it!
    http://imgur.com/bElNg4p
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    please i need help/motivation/anything to get me to look better http://imgur.com/bElNg4p
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    Hey! Sorry to hear that you feel so bad at the moment about this. You probably don't want to hear this, but the only person who can motivate you to lose is you. If you look in the mirror and you're not happy at what you see, surely that is enough to motivate you to change for the better? Good luck
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    How long you been exercising for? You need to keep going and carry on.
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    How long you been exercising for? You need to keep going and carry on.
    not long, a few weeks...i hate it
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    not long, a few weeks...i hate it
    It will take atleast a month or 2 to see results, Rome wasn't built in a day. You should persevere with it and you will find yourself feeling much fitter and happier.
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    (Original post by chikane)
    It will take atleast a month or 2 to see results, Rome wasn't built in a day. You should persevere with it and you will find yourself feeling much fitter and happier.
    thank you, i will try
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    I'm not an expert in this area but..

    Make sure you eat; common misconception in losing weight is to not eat. Eat, eat healthy like greens and very low calories. Starving yourself causes your body to panic and compensate. Your body doesn't care for societal views.

    Record what you do Measure your progress. Celebrate any level of achievement.

    Good Luck
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    Try not to focus on the number you see on a scale, it doesn't mean anything. For example, a lot of people are shocked when I tell them my weight because they think I look quite thin (around 8 stone) but I actually weigh more than that. A good place to start would be to start sticking to a structured meal plan. Eat at set times every day (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack) as this prevents you from eating more than you need.
 
 
 
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