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exactly and if Op doesn't have saggy arm fat/ belly pooch or just looks good and toned, then it really doesn't matter what the number is.

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I agree with seven. Also, if you feel better, and don't get so sore from working out, your stamina is building, and that's always a plus.

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OP, ignore all the fat comments. You're not fat, you're just horizontally enhanced. You're not out of shape either because round is a shape. Make it your motto.

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Muscle. Deffinately. People are so ignorant these days. Go Back to 7th grade and read a health book. Eating less and working out more is ridiculous. The more you work the more your body needs to fuel it. Its not how much you eat, its WHAT you eat.

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You might want to re-read your own health book. "Eating less and working out more is ridiculous." What you said makes absolutely no sense. That's exactly how you lose weight. Yes, as you work more your body needs more fuel. It gets that fuel from the fat you have stored, and you burn the fat. That's how weight loss works. If you work out more and increase the calories you eat by the same amount you're working out? Nothing happens. You don't lose, though you'll probably gai

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104, shut up.. You probably have never even seen a health book Before. If you don't eat, your metabolism slows down and you gain weight. If you eat small meals every 2-3 hours, your metabolism speeds up and you gain muscle and lose weight

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136, you are wrong actually. I had a friend who ate around 300-600 calories a day maybe one meal and never exercised or anything. 4 months later he dropped 80 pounds from Doing that routine shedding about 15-30 pounds a month.

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136, what part of what I said sounded like, "don't eat?" Eat less, yes. Don't eat at all? Not even close to what I said. That said, if you don't eat (at all), you don't gain weight. Sorry, but the body can't work that way. Go count the number of over-weight starving people in Africa. You're not going to find any… It's true that if you eat nothing (or eat substantially too little), that you body's metabolism clamps down and you will burn fewer calories as part of your normal r

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to summarize, exercise in such a way that you lose mure calories than you take in. ya that's about it

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1000 calories is way to little and a horrible way to lose weight. I combed you on your loses but you are destroying ur Metabolism and even if it works knw once u stop "dieting" ur going to gain. 1000 calories dsnt mean ur bmr isn't changing. To lose real permanent weight u need to figure out ur calorie count for maintaining and cut that by 3-500 depending on ur goals. Continuously adjust the maintaining total as you lose wait. Lastly pure protein or pur anything for that matter is detr

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sigh. health debates from those who know nothing about it are so interesting... OP your weight is not an indicator of fat or size. define the goal of the program before starting it if youre going to only look at arbitrary numbers.

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The way I lost weight was going on a low carb diet rather than a low calorie one, and I have actually naturally begun eating a few small meals a day rather than three big ones. I think it's helped my metabolism.

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You two are wrong muscle weighs more than fat so in reality you may not lose any pounds or gain more pounds but you will find that your clothes will be looser

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This drives me crazy. A pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat. Muscle is more dense so it takes up less room which neans you could have more muscle in the same surface area So check your inches op.

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Op I bet you gained some nice muscle. I say take your measurements. I bet you lost inches not pounds. It's hard to not look at the scale and care about the number, but in the long run the number shouldn't matter if you're losing inches. I say keep it up. It's hard enough to even start a program let alone stay on one. Good for you op.

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You people are idiots. Saying muscle weighs more than fat is saying that going by their volumes, muscle weighs significantly more. A pound of muscle would be pretty small, whereas a pound of fat might make you go up a pants size. Stop trying to degrade others and sound smart by saying "a pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat". You're only making yourself sound stupid by saying something so ridiculous.

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Seeing that she's exercising aswell as dieting, it's more than likely she's gained weight due to her building muscle, and as quite a few other people have said before me, muscle weighs more than fat.

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Just because you "go on a diet" doesn't mean you're going to lose weight. Unless you stay really disciplined and actually push yourself when you work out, you probably won't lose much weight. Too many people try to lose weight but end up half-assing it and give up after a short time.

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Tbh people think an increase of weight us bad. Even though it can be if you are overweight, it's healthy otherwise. IMO, body fat % and BMI tell the true story.

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Well I think op should know that what really matters is how you feel from the diet and exercise. It's great that your keep yourself healthy and it doesn't matter that you gained a few pounds. If you look at yourself in the mirror everyday it should motivate you to keep trying. Keep up the diet until your happy with what you see of yourself. Not what the numbers on the scale tell you :)

If you drank mostly diet coke or drinks with aspartame, that's probably why. Aspartame is linked to weight gain in lab rats and is a common ingredient in all "sugar free"/ diet products.

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This is true. When you start to eat less, you always have to make sure you're eating whole foods, and as little processed or packaged foods as possible. When you eat less calories it's all the more important to eat more nutrient dense foods.

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That's utter and complete BS. I've lost 160lbs since December and drink 3 liters of Diet Pepsi nearly every day. If you eat less calories than you burn, you will lose weight. No exceptions. If you're doing heavy weight training and eating lots of protein, you *might* manage to gain more lbs of muscle than you lose of fat. Real tell is how do your clothes fit? If your pants are loose, you just gained muscle (and congrats, cause that's tough to do while dieting to lose weight). If not, sorry bu

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Right... I'm 280 now, not 380. Clearly the aspartame has cooked my brain. Either that or my brain shuts off before I start ranting on the Internet...

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Weight loss is quite different if you're extremely overweight. I've been working out for several months now and my clothes don't fit all that differently, because I'm still the same size, only more toned and have gained muscle. I was only 5-10 pounds overweight, but now the number doesn't matter to me because I feel more confident. Also, the average adult needs about 2,000 calories per day. If you're only eating 1,000 then that's just not healthy. It's okay to eat the normal amount of calories i

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Actually drinking alot of diet coke is worse than drinking alot of coke.... Like what the other guys said, the ingredients fuck people up. Diet coke is only better in lower quantities, but why would you even drink soda when your on a diet?

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78 .... "If you eat less calories than you burn, you will lose weight. No exceptions." There are exceptions.

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78 there are DEFINITELY exceptions. Genetics had a TON to do with weight loss. And like someone else said, 1000 calories a day is not healthy. You don't get enough nutrients that way. 1200-1300 is the minimum you should do. Not only that, but you can really screw up your metabolism by not eating enough. And cheat days are necessary for some people in order to keep their sanity. You don't just eat all junk all day, but eating a burger or a slice of cake sometimes won't hurt you. If you're absolut

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78, Get your head out of your ass. You don't have to study the human body in depth to realize how complex all the processes that take place within it are. There's still a vast amount we don't understand about ourselves and how we work. If things were this simple, doctors and scientists would have the easiest jobs in the world. And yes, aspartame is shit for your system. There's a reason cultures who eat no processed foods manage to be healthier than industrialized countries.

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No there really isn't... spoken like a true fatty. There is NO way to gain weight while consuming less than you burn. It's physically not possible. However, it IS possible to consume more that you PERCIEVE you take in. Studies show that the overweight consistently underestimate the calories they take in (while normal weight people consistently overestimate their intake)

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If you have hashimotos autoimmune disease, for example, you can take in less calories than you burn and still GAIN weight.

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78- Are you seriously trying to tell someone else that aspartame is healthy for you while proudly bragging that you drink about 3 fucking liters of it PER DAY? For Christ's sake, should she start taking ephedrine also to help her shed some pounds? Maybe some crystal meth? Do you know what 'diet' means? Chemical shit storm. Also while you're guzzling that crap down it's extremely improbable that you're getting your recommended 2 liters of water per day. Do yourself and your body a favor and r

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78, most of your post was TLDR but what I did read I can tell you for a fact that eating fewer calories than you burn won't necessarily make you lose weight. it's about what you eat and THEN you count calories. you can eat 1000 calories of pure butter everyday and even though you're consuming fewer calories, you'll end up gaining weight. As a former assistant for a nutritionist, there are a few things to ALWAYS keep in mind when loosing weight (long but worth reading): 1. Protein and fiber: if

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ignorant morons. stop spreading information you dont understand when its about health. this isnt just an argument on the origins of the universe, your information can fuck people up if they dont know any better.

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Step it up! It also may be a good idea to get your hormones checked if something doesn't feel right.

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BExactly! Especially your thyroid. I have thyroid problems and if your thyroid levels are low, your body could be more easily prone to store the fat on your body. You could just have a slow metabolism, OP. It's definetly worth it!

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