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Posted by: Anon23 | 2009/11/11

Why do i not loose weight?

I only eat once a day at night, and even then i dont eat a lot.

i dont understand why i dont loose weight. i have weight to loose, i weigh 73 and i should weigh 65. You read stories about people who dont eat and loose a lot of weight, but i only eat once a day and dont loose any? how is this possible? i also do yoga twice a week.

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Dear Anon23
It is possible that by not eating all day long or taking in so little energy, you are actually suppressing your weightloss systems. The body tends to shut down its weightloss systems when it perceives that it is in 'starvation mode'. Other factors that could play a role are hormone imbalances (thyroid, insulin and female hormones, if this should apply) or depression.
It is more sensible to eat 3 larger or 6 small meals a day which are low in fat and energy and high in dietary fibre to ensure that your metabolism remains stimulated and that you don't develop deficiencies. Adding aerobic exercise like skipping, swimming, jogging, etc for 30 min a day will also stimulate your metabolism. If you think you may be suffering from a physiological or psychological problem that is hampering your weightloss, please have a medical checkup and discuss these potential problems with your dr.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: John | 2009/11/12

wrong, wrong.
You must eat 3 times a day. Breakfast is very important.

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2009/11/12

Dear Anon23
It is possible that by not eating all day long or taking in so little energy, you are actually suppressing your weightloss systems. The body tends to shut down its weightloss systems when it perceives that it is in 'starvation mode'. Other factors that could play a role are hormone imbalances (thyroid, insulin and female hormones, if this should apply) or depression.
It is more sensible to eat 3 larger or 6 small meals a day which are low in fat and energy and high in dietary fibre to ensure that your metabolism remains stimulated and that you don't develop deficiencies. Adding aerobic exercise like skipping, swimming, jogging, etc for 30 min a day will also stimulate your metabolism. If you think you may be suffering from a physiological or psychological problem that is hampering your weightloss, please have a medical checkup and discuss these potential problems with your dr.
Best regards
DietDoc

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