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Does exercise slow down weight loss??


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I've benn seriously (3 times/week) working out doing Tae-bo at home and watching what I eat. All organic, low-fat, no crazy desserts, nothing processed, I make everything at home. I eat between 1000-1200 cals a day but since I started,2 months, have only lost 2 Kg. My body looks better but the scale says not so much. I know muscle is hevier than fat but is that all there is to it? I feel like it's not going fast enough for the effort I'm putting in...(for the record I'm 5"1' and 54kg now)....thanx
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It goes just as fast as your calorie intake and exercise would have it.

1000-1200 cals a day is way too low, especially if you exercise! This is the reason why you haven't lost more - your metabolism has slowed down. Even though you are not tall, you should eat more than 1200. Use the tools on this site to calculate what your body would need at your goal weight at sedentary mode, and don't eat less than that. Make sure to eat enough protein and fat. (yes, fat!)

So rush your metabolism a bit by giving it more fuel, believe me, it is the best way to do it.
yea eat more. try adding more fruit and vegetable servings if you already haven't
Hi there, I'm 5 feet tall and started at 119 (54 kg) in mid-January. I've lost 5 lbs to date. So you are doing just about right, in my opinion. The problem isn't what you are doing; it's the fact that the closer you get to your goal, the slower the weight comes off. For me, it's been about an average of 0.4 lbs per week (some weeks more, some weeks less). This is normal, natural, and most of all HEALTHY and SAFE.

Keep up the good work - but yeah, you can probably eat some more, on days you exercise. I either walk an hour or run 30 minutes 6x's per week and average closer to 1400 calories per day.
eternityandme, just a gentle reminder that you need to look at this as lifestyle, something you are going to do for the rest of your life.  Don't think of your eating and exercise plans as a means to a goal, but as the goal itself.

My philosophy is:  Eat to be healthy, exercise to be fit, and the weight will take care of itself.
Well said, manewell.
add to manewell's comment: eat well and exercise regularly is perpetual

My philosophy is that, you did not gain all your weight in one month, so taking it off should take no less than one month. Human weight issues are chronic.
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