How many of you have trouble with weight loss and why?

December 3, 2018 5:34pm CST
I just would like some input from the general public here. I have my degree in biochem with a focus on dietetics and I help people often outside of my client list because I understand the frustration. I am looking to help however I can, but I am honestly looking for outliers. If I can lend a hand I definitely will.
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• United States
4 Dec
yeah, the problem is i like food too much for me it's a mix of both diet and exercise. i'll eat healthy but i won't exercise or I'll get into a really good exercise routine and think "oh i can eat some junk food here and there" and then i never lose any weight lol. I also can't seem to do the whole "moderation" thing. I see the good food, i eat the good food. I try to drink water all day to help satisfy cravings and it helps...for the most part. but also cake exists and i'm going to eat it if i see it so....
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4 Dec
I totally understand that! It comes down to what you're ultimate goal is. Right now i'm in the process of putting on muscle and I always struggle with not being able to eat enough. I am 6'1, 180lbs and 10% body fat. We definitely all struggle with diet, but I have found 'shredding' to be the easiest for most people once they understand exactly how to do it. You cannot follow a diet someone else is doing unless that person has very similar metabolic standards and body type. I love me some cake...
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@MorrisS (120)
• Rayne, Louisiana
4 Dec
2001 I was in the military I suffered a torn quad. They got to it and I had surgery quickly. Fast forward 2014 I had my second torn quad on my other (right) leg. So now I have limited mobility. i can't walk fast or run bend or hold heavy objects because I have the risk of tearing them again. After the quad tears comes the weight gain. Then I find I have Hypothyroidism. I gained a ton of weight quick. Then comes diabetes. This has been my problem with weight I've been the biggest i've ever been in 6 years. Thats my problem with weight
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4 Dec
Wow, that's definitely an outlying case... First, thank you for serving our country. I'm sure your medications do not help your aspirations at all. To add diabetes on top of that and a lack of mobility...i'm sorry to hear that. Have you tried a calorie deficit while consuming 0.5 grams of protein per body weight? I know you've probably heard that before, but the protein would help, if not a little, with your metabolic rate.
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@MorrisS (120)
• Rayne, Louisiana
4 Dec
@Primitive00 There's a problem with that. I cannot cut any calorie intake. It all depends on what I eat. if I cut back on portions my potassium and calcium gets low. If I don't take my meds in time I get real sick. I try to be active. Like playing around with my animals I have two dogs. But I don't have the strength as I get tired and my legs start cramping and being in pain fast. So these past few years has been a pain.
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4 Dec
@MorrisS In coming from an active lifestyle like the military, I cannot imagine the frustration. In cases like yours, medical solutions are maybe the only viable option. It seems like you have been blocked from every other solution. I admire your persistence though! Every little effort makes a difference. Dogs will definitely keep you on your feet. Just keep moving as much as you can and eat as well as your lifestyle allows. You're still able to walk, so all is not lost. I would suggest stretching or yoga, but I can tell that would be rather painful too.
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
5 Dec
you are very great
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7 Dec
Thank you.
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
8 Dec
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
4 Dec
I have a problem with weight because I eat too much, plain and simple. But there are other things to consider. I have chronic kidney disease, which limits my protein intake and I am on oxygen which limits my exercise. I started gaining weight after a traumatic event which has long passed, but it's hard to fight one's way back even then.
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4 Dec
I completely understand that. It is unfortunate to read about people such as yourself. It may take years to get back to where you were or where you want to be, but it is not impossible. Your progress will definitely be slower, but I would not stop trying. Progress is progress. As long as you're drinking plenty of water to help with renal filtration/function and eating maybe a little less you will get there!
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@peavey (16876)
• United States
4 Dec
@Primitive00 I will, if I have enough time. (I am 73, so I may not last long enough to get back) Thanks for the encouragement
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@maezee (34546)
• United States
4 Dec
Getting into a routine is always hard especially when working hard hours.
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4 Dec
I agree, I work 12 hour shifts. After awhile you get into a groove and it is not so bad. Just starting out and fitting your diet and workout regimen around everything can be tricky.
@yuj___ (45)
• Philippines
4 Dec
I can't resist chocolates, which adds up to me being insulin resistant because I have PCOS. It is definitely frustrating...
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4 Dec
You CAN resist chocolates. You just need to want something else more.
@hereandthere (33424)
• Philippines
4 Dec
what can you say about the ketogenic diet? who does it suit? who shouldn't do it?
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4 Dec
I am an advocate of the ketogenic diet as it caters to an audience with neurologically degenerative disorders, diabetes, etc. I don't recommend full keto to the average person. I would say being 'keto-adapted' is way more beneficial because it allows for better insulin sensitivity. Additionally, there is not any reliable literature of longitudinal studies for keto. I would say if you're going to do it, then commit fully for a couple years at least. The biggest misconception is that carbs make you fat... they don't. They are beneficial if they are complex. Eating a caloric surplus while disregarding exercise makes you fat. A lot of the faces of fitness you see, especially actors consume around 300+ carbs a day for their roles just to further prove my point. Great question!
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@porwest (9865)
• United States
6 Dec
Luckily I have never had any issues with weight. I've been about 160 pounds for years.
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@nawala123 (3518)
• Indonesia
4 Dec
i have obese now
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