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I’ve been eating in a caloric deficit since November and have dropped 34 pounds since. But recently my weight has not budged at all I’m eating around 1,400-1,500 with an occasional cheat day (once every month or once every two months). I also aim to walk 7,000-10,000 steps a day it’s quite disheartening to not notice a difference on the scale. I don’t know if I’m hallucinating but I notice a slight difference in my stomach. Does anyone have any tips?
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I’ve been eating in a caloric deficit since November and have dropped 34 pounds since. But recently my weight has not budged at all I’m eating around 1,400-1,500 with an occasional cheat day (once every month or once every two months). I also aim to walk 7,000-10,000 steps a day it’s quite disheartening to not notice a difference on the scale. I don’t know if I’m hallucinating but I notice a slight difference in my stomach. Does anyone have any tips?
If you're following a professionally laid out plan, look at the exercise and dietary requirements again to be sure.
Also, consider weight training and more intense cardio, but check with the plan first.

If you need to speak to a specialist for dietary requirements or a professional trainer, do so.
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Three questions: 1. How long has your weight not budged? 2. Are you classed as under, healthy or overweight now? 3. Have you made any changes either to what foods you're eating such as introducing something new or a lifestyle/ exercise change at all?

It could simply be that you've hit a plateau and need to change things up a bit but a bit more info will help us know
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Three questions: 1. How long has your weight not budged? 2. Are you classed as under, healthy or overweight now? 3. Have you made any changes either to what foods you're eating such as introducing something new or a lifestyle/ exercise change at all?

It could simply be that you've hit a plateau and need to change things up a bit but a bit more info will help us know
I’d say my weight hasn’t budged for up to 2-3 weeks now. I’m overweight lol (just by a stone) and I’ve made quite a few changes I’ve been tracking my food and try to walk 7-10k steps a day. I would say I make more healthier choices now I think I’ve definitely hit a plateau. I do think I need to incorporate more protein in my diet that’s one thing I struggle to put in. :-)
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Try a different workout or form of exercise. Maybe it isn't hard enough for your updated self. You get me?
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I’d say my weight hasn’t budged for up to 2-3 weeks now. I’m overweight lol (just by a stone) and I’ve made quite a few changes I’ve been tracking my food and try to walk 7-10k steps a day. I would say I make more healthier choices now I think I’ve definitely hit a plateau. I do think I need to incorporate more protein in my diet that’s one thing I struggle to put in. :-)
Increase your calories by around 200/day especially on days you are walking 7k-10k steps on.
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Try a different workout or form of exercise. Maybe it isn't hard enough for your updated self. You get me?
Yeah that’s a good point thank you I will
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Increase your calories by around 200/day especially on days you are walking 7k-10k steps on.
Thanks I will do!!
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(Original post by Seraniii)
I’ve been eating in a caloric deficit since November and have dropped 34 pounds since. But recently my weight has not budged at all I’m eating around 1,400-1,500 with an occasional cheat day (once every month or once every two months). I also aim to walk 7,000-10,000 steps a day it’s quite disheartening to not notice a difference on the scale. I don’t know if I’m hallucinating but I notice a slight difference in my stomach. Does anyone have any tips?
What is your body type? Theres 3 types; ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph? You can complete a quiz online to find out what yours is. Once you know it it might be easier to see where your going wrong because the amount of calories your intaking should keep the weight off if you are eating the right foods and doing the right things.

You said your only eating 1400-1500 calories but when do you intake those calories? Its best to finish eating around 6pm and stop yourself from intaking anymore food or sugary drinks even if they are "sugar free".

Ive had 2 weeks off work (holiday) I decided to drink 2 litres a day everyday which has got easier over time because if i did it whilst at work id feel the need to pee all the time. So far ive lost 7 pounds in water weight.

Also find yourself something to distract you from eating if you find yourself eating late at night or snacking. If you have a hobby or something to do you tend to forget about food.

Intermittent fasting is a good shout out also. My friend does the 16:8 diet. I dont like to focus on numbers personally and thats worked out well for me pretty well. I only eat things I know I wont regret eating after. Try to listen to your body . A motivating youtube channel that has helped me a lot is 'Sarahs Day', she has some really good tips on how to be healthy and maintain it aswell.

Hope this helps
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What is your body type? Theres 3 types; ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph? You can complete a quiz online to find out what yours is. Once you know it it might be easier to see where your going wrong because the amount of calories your intaking should keep the weight off if you are eating the right foods and doing the right things.

You said your only eating 1400-1500 calories but when do you intake those calories? Its best to finish eating around 6pm and stop yourself from intaking anymore food or sugary drinks even if they are "sugar free".

Ive had 2 weeks off work (holiday) I decided to drink 2 litres a day everyday which has got easier over time because if i did it whilst at work id feel the need to pee all the time. So far ive lost 7 pounds in water weight.

Also find yourself something to distract you from eating if you find yourself eating late at night or snacking. If you have a hobby or something to do you tend to forget about food.

Intermittent fasting is a good shout out also. My friend does the 16:8 diet. I dont like to focus on numbers personally and thats worked out well for me pretty well. I only eat things I know I wont regret eating after. Try to listen to your body . A motivating youtube channel that has helped me a lot is 'Sarahs Day', she has some really good tips on how to be healthy and maintain it aswell.

Hope this helps
This is absolute dire and completely incorrect information. Don’t give out dreadful advice when you have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about.
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Increase your calories by around 200/day especially on days you are walking 7k-10k steps on.
That's quite counterproductive advice. :dontknow:
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I’ve been eating in a caloric deficit since November and have dropped 34 pounds since. But recently my weight has not budged at all I’m eating around 1,400-1,500 with an occasional cheat day (once every month or once every two months). I also aim to walk 7,000-10,000 steps a day it’s quite disheartening to not notice a difference on the scale. I don’t know if I’m hallucinating but I notice a slight difference in my stomach. Does anyone have any tips?
From my personal experience with losing weight and still trying to get the body I want, this basically happened to me where I just wasn’t losing anymore weight, I’m no professional butttttt, I think your body has gotten used to this routine so what I recommend is doing more intense workouts such as strength training, or weight lifting, maybe try some Chloe ting, and Try not to lose motivation, I kinda did and I’m just trying to get back on it now, goodluck!!! xx
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What is your body type? Theres 3 types; ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph? You can complete a quiz online to find out what yours is. Once you know it it might be easier to see where your going wrong because the amount of calories your intaking should keep the weight off if you are eating the right foods and doing the right things.

You said your only eating 1400-1500 calories but when do you intake those calories? Its best to finish eating around 6pm and stop yourself from intaking anymore food or sugary drinks even if they are "sugar free".

Ive had 2 weeks off work (holiday) I decided to drink 2 litres a day everyday which has got easier over time because if i did it whilst at work id feel the need to pee all the time. So far ive lost 7 pounds in water weight.

Also find yourself something to distract you from eating if you find yourself eating late at night or snacking. If you have a hobby or something to do you tend to forget about food.

Intermittent fasting is a good shout out also. My friend does the 16:8 diet. I dont like to focus on numbers personally and thats worked out well for me pretty well. I only eat things I know I wont regret eating after. Try to listen to your body . A motivating youtube channel that has helped me a lot is 'Sarahs Day', she has some really good tips on how to be healthy and maintain it aswell.

Hope this helps
I genuinely think my weight has plateaued and I eat normal times, my water consumption is pretty decent and I consider myself an active person. Yeah intermittent fasting isn’t for me I think that would make my relationship with food more toxic then it already is. But thanks anyways?
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From my personal experience with losing weight and still trying to get the body I want, this basically happened to me where I just wasn’t losing anymore weight, I’m no professional butttttt, I think your body has gotten used to this routine so what I recommend is doing more intense workouts such as strength training, or weight lifting, maybe try some Chloe ting, and Try not to lose motivation, I kinda did and I’m just trying to get back on it now, goodluck!!! xx
Yeah I think so too, and Chloe Ting is way too instense for me lol. Lilly Sabri is where it’s at haha! Good luck to you too xx
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I genuinely think my weight has plateaued and I eat normal times, my water consumption is pretty decent and I consider myself an active person. Yeah intermittent fasting isn’t for me I think that would make my relationship with food more toxic then it already is. But thanks anyways?
It makes no difference what time you eat. That person’s response is full of awful misinformation
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That's quite counterproductive advice. :dontknow:
On paper yes, but not in reality. To lose weight you need to be a calorie deficit, in theory the larger the deficit the quicker the weight loss, which is true when starting to lose weight but when you have been at for a while you will hit the plateau. From here on out you have a few options, eat less calories (not advisable when eating at 1400-1500/day) or do more exercise or a mix of both.
The Op is already walking quite a lot, and at 1400-1500 calories a day is probably getting quite close to what OP needs just to survive. Increasing by 200/day will still leave OP in a deficit. The other thing which will be happening is due to all the walking the OP will be building muscles that muscle needs to be fuelled. Fuel the muscles and the muscles will grow and in turn will burn more calories.
At the end of the day the OP could try as I have suggested, and see how it goes for a couple of months if it doesn't have the desired effect then the OP could always drop those calories again.
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I genuinely think my weight has plateaued and I eat normal times, my water consumption is pretty decent and I consider myself an active person. Yeah intermittent fasting isn’t for me I think that would make my relationship with food more toxic then it already is. But thanks anyways?
I understand what you mean , when i tried intermittent fasting i was constantly thinking about food and looking at the clock. its not for everyone.
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