I think I plateau'd

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  1. hitzchicky

    hitzchicky New Member

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    I've been working out on a regular basis for about a year. I cut most of the crap out of my diet, but I don't want to completely deny myself, i like food. But i hit 144 and i can't seem to lose any more weight even with upping my workout routine to more cardio and more weight training than i was doing before. what should i do?
     
  2. I Pwn Noobs

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    how many calories are you taking in per day. maybe cut em down a lil?
     
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    i don't really know. i don't count them, no more than 2000
     
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    are you a female?
     
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    so... lemme get this straight...

    You think you've cut out *most* of the crap food, you don't count calories or fat/protein/carb ratios, may or may not be eating around 2000 calories per day....


    And all of this has led you to the rock solid conclusion that you've hit your plateau?

    ok. :ugh: :ugh2:


    At least you haven't run out of excuses...
     
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    are you a woman, if not stop dropping and hit the weights at 144...
     
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    exactly what I was thinking
     
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    how often do you eat,
    how many meals per day
    what % of calories are protein carb fat etc
     
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    male or female?
     
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    i realize that they are alot of excuses. i hit the plateau reasoning because i was steadily losing inches and weight and then stopped. im not completely into the whole diet and fitness thing. im getting more into, but i haven't dedicated my life to it. i eat fast food maybe once every couple of months, mainly i stick to home cooked meals. chicken, brown rice, vegetable, fruit, whole grain cereals, and pasta. but i like to have peanut m&m's every so often too, and i refuse to completely deny myself. i stay away from sodas, just drinking water, juice and tea. the reason i say i cut "most" of the crap out of my diet is before this i was just eating domino's and pasta and mcd's all the time and never excercising. i don't count calories, but i keep an average going in my head during the day.
     
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    well start counting.
     
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    eat a couple weeks at maintenance? :dunno:
     
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    Fair enough.

    Just as long as its your diet that has caused you to plateau, not your body.

    Your body *could* get better, if you had the motivation and dedication to get it there.
     
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    The bolded areas are where your going wrong. I am from the school that you need to make longterm lifestyle changes before anything else... (which you seem to have good start). However, when you are not "into it", you will revert back to the old days and yo-yo, or not see gains desired when into it. Once you know for sure the diet is in check, then you can worry about workout "plateaus" and changing the routine to overcome it...

    Start counting for calories at fitday.com for a few weeks, and we can get a better picture of what is going on. Good luck!
     
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