Exercising, but not losing weight—please help!
It is very important that you follow a healthy and varied diet while taking part in an exercise program. Sometimes when we do not eat adequate amounts of important nutrients (complex carbohydrates, for example) this can leave us feeling fatigued and may even result in some changes in body metabolism. I would recommend that you make sure you are consuming about half of your diet from complex carbohydrates (whole grain bread, cereal, rice, pasta) and make sure you are getting at least 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables in a day. In addition, I recommend eating a diet that is low in saturated fat (red meat, butter) and trans fats (processed foods like crackers, cookies, cake). Hydration is important too so try to drink at least 8-10 cups of water (or other fluids like low sugar juice, milk, etc) per day. Hopefully by doing this your body’s systems will get in order and you will get a handle on some of the negative side effects that you described. If this does not help your struggles, it may be a good idea to contact your doctor.Login to Favorite