Why don't I lose weight?
Asked by on Jul 07, 2009
in Weight Loss
I have been counting calories for a year. I work out 4 days a week, mainly high impact aerobics with light weights. I have only lost 5 pounds in a year. I even hired a personal trainer for 6 weeks and no luck. I am not sure where to go from here. I am a 54 year old woman, 5'0" 130 lbs, and I have another 10 lbs to lose. What can I do?
When you say you are counting calories, are you truly accounting for everything you eat and eating no more than 1400 calories a day? Sometimes, weekends and special events increase our average calorie intake. Review the process of keeping food records just to be sure you are doing it right. And since 1400 calories a day is the amount you need to maintain your goal weight, just eat that amount, remain active, and let the chips fall where they may. A loss of 5 lbs per year is nothing to sneeze at for a woman in her 50's who is only 5'0" tall.