Not losing weight

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Mooki54
Mooki54 Posts: 5 Member
I have been working out and eating healthy consistently for 2.5 months and have only lost 2kgs and this week I gained .5kgs leaving me at a total loss of 1.5kgs. I eat 1400 calories, I’m 175cm and I weighed 100kg at the beginning of my journey. Any advice on what to do.

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  • harper16
    harper16 Posts: 2,564 Member
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    Are you using a food scale?
  • Mooki54
    Mooki54 Posts: 5 Member
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    I use cups and tablespoons
  • slw37
    slw37 Posts: 85 Member
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    Mooki, do you have a relatively small amount to lose? Seems that the less we have to lose, the more difficult and slower it is. I'd suggest getting a food scale and checking portions. Are you exercising?
  • yirara
    yirara Posts: 9,429 Member
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    I'd suggest you use a food scale and weigh everything you eat, even pre-packaged food as the amount can be off by up to 20%. Also make sure the database entries you chose are correct. As you've lost weight you shown that it's possible. You just need to tighten up your logging.

    Oh, and weight fluctuates due to many reasons, mostly due to water and waste stored in your body. Don't panic about that. Especially as a woman hormonal influences can cause crazy weight fluctuations.
  • emalethmoon
    emalethmoon Posts: 178 Member
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    Mooki54 wrote: »
    I use cups and tablespoons

    This is a mistake I used to make. When I started weighing food instead of measuring that way, I realized that I was WAY over calories for the day. My best example is powdered peanutbutter. The package calls for 2 tablespoons (which is supposed to be a certainly number of grams). When I weighted my service size, I realized that I was actually doubling the weight.
  • Mooki54
    Mooki54 Posts: 5 Member
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    slw37 wrote: »
    Mooki, do you have a relatively small amount to lose? Seems that the less we have to lose, the more difficult and slower it is. I'd suggest getting a food scale and checking portions. Are you exercising?
    yes I am exercising for 1hr a day

  • Mooki54
    Mooki54 Posts: 5 Member
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    yirara wrote: »
    I'd suggest you use a food scale and weigh everything you eat, even pre-packaged food as the amount can be off by up to 20%. Also make sure the database entries you chose are correct. As you've lost weight you shown that it's possible. You just need to tighten up your logging.

    Oh, and weight fluctuates due to many reasons, mostly due to water and waste stored in your body. Don't panic about that. Especially as a woman hormonal influences can cause crazy weight fluctuations.

  • Mooki54
    Mooki54 Posts: 5 Member
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    Okay thank you. :) I will definitely start using a scale I didn’t know that it was very different to using cups and spoons.

    True in regards to the hormonal fluctuations!
  • whoami67
    whoami67 Posts: 297 Member
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    I almost always get more food when I weigh it than when I measure it. It works for butter, peanut butter, oatmeal, pasta, rice, all sorts of fruits and vegetables and collagen powder. Hope you have the same experience. Enjoy!

  • christinel29
    christinel29 Posts: 1 Member
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    I am in the same boat as the OP. I'm on week 6 or 7 and have lost almost nothing. Ordering a food scale today.