Everyone keeps telling me that calories eaten - calories used = weightloss , but now, after two weeks of eating healthy and working out 5 times a week, I’ve GAINED two kilos. I hate it.
This is complete, utter bullshit. Why is my body resisting getting fit?
Errr… welllllll according to your equation 3000 eaten - 2000 burned =/= weight loss because you ate more than you burned.
Think of it as calories in vs calories out. You need to BURN MORE than you CONSUME (this does not mean eat LESS.. it just means BURN MORE).
Weight loss = calories burned > calories consumed.
Weight gain = calories burned < calories consumed.
In terms of energy, yes it comes down to that equation. If you burn more energy than you consume you WILL lose weight. Period. No doubt about it. HOWEVERRRRRRRRRRRR, (and this is a huge but), the rate at which you lose weight depends on the bajillion other factors influencing your body/fat loss/etc. These factors include your metabolism, hormones, thyroid, genetics, underlying medical conditions, your deficit, how your body responds to certain food, any food intolerance, etc. All of these things matter and will effect the rate at which you lose body fat. Meaning, yes you’re still losing weight technically, but if you don’t find a balance that works for you then you may be losing a pound of fat over the course of three months instead of one week. Or you may even GAIN body fat (yes you can gain body fat while losing weight because your body would break down muscle tissue and store excess fat). It’s possible to lose 5lbs of muscle and get fatter.
Soooo… re-evaluate your weight loss program. If you’re not eating enough, that’s an instant red flag. If you’re over exercising, that’s a red flag. If you’re overeating in simple carbs and junk food, that’s a red flag. If you’re extra stressed, that’s a red flag. If you don’t get enough sleep, that’s a red flag. If you’re not properly hydrated, that’s a red flag. If your deficit is too high, that’s a red flag. If you’re overestimating your deficit (you think you have a 500cal deficit when really it’s only 100 cal… or perhaps you’re over eating), that’s a red flag.
If it seems like you’re doing EVERYTHING right, and it has been a month, and you’re still gradually gaining weight. Then perhaps it’s time to visit a doctor to check up on any underlying medical conditions.
Thank you :))
I have about 6 or 7 cups a day, if I miss my morning coffee I get shaky and then usually I get a really bad headache and sometimes sweaty palms.
Dangg. That’s a lot of coffee. I remember once I had like 4-5 cups pulling an all nighter studying. And by the time morning came I felt sooo sick and nauseous. It wasn’t a good feeling. Ever since then I’ve stuck to 1 cup a day… occasionally I’ll have two.
I don’t think my boss realizes that my school work is more important. That the days I work I can’t stay there ALL DAY LONG because those are the days dedicated to studying. When I say “I cant’ come in because I need to study” it’s not something to just blow over and disregard completely. Ugh.And he expects all this tax stuff to be done for the company. Like dude… YOU HAD SO MANY WEEKS AHEAD OF TIME TO TELL ME TO TRY TO GET MORE OF IT DONE. I can’t just shove MY LIFE and MY PRIORITIES to the side to get it done in a day. I’m not superwoman, okay.
Needs to be over asap.