• I was eating 500 calories less and then went to maintenance calories right away which is 1,700. I’m not over eating why did I gain weight?

    Best answer: Simply the weight of the extra food and retained liquid. Everyone's body weight fluctuates a pound or two just based on the weight of the food and beverage they consume and the waste in their colon. If you increase the amount of food you eat, you will have more food and waste in your body, making it weigh... show more
    Best answer: Simply the weight of the extra food and retained liquid. Everyone's body weight fluctuates a pound or two just based on the weight of the food and beverage they consume and the waste in their colon. If you increase the amount of food you eat, you will have more food and waste in your body, making it weigh more.

    If you find that you continue to gain weight on your maintenance calories, then you have to accept that you miscalculated the number of calories you need and or you need to change what you eat, when you eat, and/or your exercise.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Fat girlfriend plz help. she keeps getting fat !!!?

    she won't exercise on her own, so will a treadmill help? She's lazy too. and moody.
    she won't exercise on her own, so will a treadmill help? She's lazy too. and moody.
    23 answers · 3 days ago
  • What kinds of foods can I eat to boost my metabolism.?

    Best answer: No specific foods boost your metabolism. Eating a good breakfast helps raise metabolism, as does regular exercise .. even daily walking. A pound of muscle burns more calories than a pound of fat .. so build muscle. Here are the guidelines for loosing weight: You should NEVER eat LESS than 1300-1400 calories a day.... show more
    Best answer: No specific foods boost your metabolism.
    Eating a good breakfast helps raise metabolism, as does regular exercise .. even daily walking.
    A pound of muscle burns more calories than a pound of fat .. so build muscle.

    Here are the guidelines for loosing weight:
    You should NEVER eat LESS than 1300-1400 calories a day. Eat less than that, and you metabolism slows down and weight loss becomes almost zero. And what your body burns for fuel is your muscle . .it saves the fat. You see .. the body thinks there is a famine going on, so it has to conserve the fat for running away from a predator, and it has to burn as few calories as possible. What happens is that when you STOP dieting, because your metabolism is NOW so slow .. eating 2000 calories acts like eating 4000 calories. You quickly gain back everything you lost and then about 20-30 pounds MORE than you were before you started dieting.

    First determine your proper weight range, what is healthy and will keep you functioning: https://www.smartbmicalculator.com/

    Then calculate how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight, given your age/height/gender/activity level: https://www.freedieting.com/calorie-calc... A healthy rate of weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week. More than that, and you start to move towards "starvation mode" with all the draw-backs and health risks mentioned above. SO .. take your daily maintenance calorie count, and for 6 days of the week eat 600 calories LESS.a day. On the 7th day eat your FULL maintenance calories . .this tricks your body into thinking there is NO famine going on, so your weight loss will continue. Except for the occasional plateau here and there.

    Eat 5 small meals a day, making everything you eat healthy and avoiding fattening and junk foods. Count the calories for EVERYTHING you eat. Pre-plan what you will eat, and eat nothing that is not ON your plan for that day. Make sure that every meal has some protein in it, because that keeps hunger away.

    I am losing weight for medical reasons, and I lose 1.2 to 1.4 pounds per week. I fell and injured myself in May .... couldn't exercise, and went off my diet (but not unreasonably) for 2 months. Gained NOTHING back. Now I'm back on the calorie restriction and moderate exercise and losing again.

    Just remember that everytime you have lost another 10 pounds, you have to go back and re-calculate your maintenance calorie level .. it will be lower than before.
    10 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Please Don't Lecture me, I have my mum to do that but....?

    Best answer: This is actually one of the best ways to lose weight. All of the other people commenting here are, I hate to say it, but, idiots. Caloric restriction does not work. Fasting does. It's as simple as that. Eating one meal a day, is an extreme form of intermittent fasting (fasting sometimes, not fasting others),... show more
    Best answer: This is actually one of the best ways to lose weight. All of the other people commenting here are, I hate to say it, but, idiots. Caloric restriction does not work. Fasting does. It's as simple as that. Eating one meal a day, is an extreme form of intermittent fasting (fasting sometimes, not fasting others), which is an easy-to-follow and effective form of fasting. Obviously, straight up fasting is the most effective, but that's quite a bit harder, and can come with health risks if you don't know what you're doing and do it too long, or don't ease your wait into it. Especially since you are only 15 and still growing, restricting all nutrients could have some additional health risks.
    So, yeah, I'd recommend just doing the one meal a day, and sticking at that until you are at an ideal weight. Drinking a lot of water can help you lose a little bit more weight, work your way up to about 1 fluid ounce/pound of body weight per day. Drinking more water also has a bunch of other health benefits.
    About the one meal that you eat each day: try to restrict carbs, especially sugars, and try to have a lot of fat in it. Carbohydrates, especially sugars basically reset the fat-burning process, and fats don't as much. Really though, the main thing is that you should have a lot of vegetables in it, to make sure you get the nutrients and vitamins that your body needs. You should aim for about 1250 calories in that once meal, or until you're full. Or, if you're going for that one meal every other day, somewhere around 1750, also or until you're full.
    Exercise should be soon after eating your meal to maximize its effect. Exercise in a fasting state has very little effect, but if you do so after eating, you'll be able to get the most out of the exercise.

    Edit: By the way, "starvation mode," yeah, that's a complete myth, lol. The opposite is true, when you have nothing to eat, or next to it, your body will tap into its fat reserves, that's exactly what it's for. Why would your body store food for when it's needed, but when it's needed, not use it?
    7 answers · 10 hours ago
  • POLL: How often do you exercise?

    32 answers · 5 days ago
  • Are 36-26-38 body measurements is this normal?

    I’m 16, 5’7”, and 120lbs, I wear a 32c... im really insecure about my body, is it normal?
    I’m 16, 5’7”, and 120lbs, I wear a 32c... im really insecure about my body, is it normal?
    8 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Why do Americans take so many more medications than people in Europe and elsewhere?

    Best answer: The AMA and pharmaceutical companies want to keep America addicted to their drugs. They are getting rich. Who cares if their drugs cause cancer, shorten lifespan, and psychotic behavior. They have a nice little racket, especially with insurance providing a guaranteed payment. Keep eating those double half pounder... show more
    Best answer: The AMA and pharmaceutical companies want to keep America addicted to their drugs. They are getting rich. Who cares if their drugs cause cancer, shorten lifespan, and psychotic behavior. They have a nice little racket, especially with insurance providing a guaranteed payment. Keep eating those double half pounder bacon cheeseburgers, with a 2 quart milkshake. The drug companies have a pill to keep you alive (at least for few years).
    24 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is a B cup small for my size?

    Best answer: You're barely in puberty. You're not supposed to have big breasts. Most women aren't fully developed until 17-18. And I know that women see images of women with big breasts everywhere, but trust me- they don't really enhance your life. You get a lot of unwanted attention, and people don't take... show more
    Best answer: You're barely in puberty. You're not supposed to have big breasts. Most women aren't fully developed until 17-18. And I know that women see images of women with big breasts everywhere, but trust me- they don't really enhance your life. You get a lot of unwanted attention, and people don't take you as seriously.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you lose weight from just reducing your calorie intake?

    So I am looking to lose weight but due to my busy schedule of work and school coming up I know working out is pretty much out of the picture. So I was wondering if its possible to lose weight from just eating less and decreasing how many calories I take in a day? Would I have to change what I eat completely or... show more
    So I am looking to lose weight but due to my busy schedule of work and school coming up I know working out is pretty much out of the picture. So I was wondering if its possible to lose weight from just eating less and decreasing how many calories I take in a day? Would I have to change what I eat completely or just reduce portion size? Thanks for any help.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Giving soda to my kid, if she earns it?

    Best answer: I never buy soda. So it's a special treat when going to resturants to get a soda. It's ok, just don't have it in home.
    Best answer: I never buy soda. So it's a special treat when going to resturants to get a soda. It's ok, just don't have it in home.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Am I eating right for weight loss?

    I’m a male 220 pound I eat anywhere from 500-1000 calories a day and workout daily is this correct for weight loss
    I’m a male 220 pound I eat anywhere from 500-1000 calories a day and workout daily is this correct for weight loss
    6 answers · 23 hours ago
  • I am booked to climb Everest next week. How can I get ready?

    Best answer: The pizza delivery is going to be challenging during the climb. I hope you are prepared to tip well.
    Best answer: The pizza delivery is going to be challenging during the climb. I hope you are prepared to tip well.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • How many pushups can you do in a minute?

    6 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Do i look like a bodybuilding-.-?

    Do i look like a bodybuilding-.-?

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    6 answers · 1 day ago