I am struggling to lose weight...advice?

I am struggling so hard to lose weight…no matter what I do I see no changes in my body and it has been months…what are somethings I can do?


Go see a weight loss specialist :blue_heart: they can tell you about hormones, thyroid, metabolism, etc to better help :smiling_face:

I started at the gym 2 months ago, i go 4-5 times a week plus I’m in a calorie deficit & I’m feeling so much better, my body looks different & I’m building muscle. It was hard at first but now I’m loving it x

Same, I ended up just doing lipo, no regrets. COSMETIC SURGERY MEXICO LIPO BBL MMO TT BA
Some people also have success using the sema shot, I don’t personally have experience with that to say though.

High protein, low carb, no sugar, no dairy. It’s the only thing that worked for me.

Keto diet. Limit yourself to 20g of carbs daily. Small meals. More frequent. Cut out soda, teas, juices, etc. after birth I lost 34lbs in 3mo

After you go through ketosis (usually after 5 days straight) have 1-2 cheat days a week. But instead of having a whole piece of cake, eat half of one. Instead of a bottle of soda, drink a can of soda.

To curb hunger- chew gum, drink half your body weight in ounces of water, and drink protein shakes.

Find some movement you like and do it at least 3x a week. Put on music and dance around the house with the kids, swim, jump on a trampoline, take up a martial art or take a dance class. Walk in parks and gardens. Climb on the playground with the kids. Kayak or canoe, rollerblade, bicycle. Play soccer, football, basketball, baseball, tennis, catch, hopscotch, tag with or without the kids. Mix it up depending on the weather, season, day of the week. Yoga & tai chi are also relaxing. Find climbing walls, go on hikes. Walk as a family after dinner. Have more vigorous sex. Find workout buddies to keep you motivated.

Get a kitchen scale and check for portion creep.

I got a rowing machine and would roll out of bed and start to row until my eyes opened and I felt awake. Also great stress reducer when you’re mad or frustrated—take it out on an exercise machine. My fave easy workout is Tai Chi Ch’ih: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ONjHjM4puGY

Stretch as you put away the dishes, park farther from the store, carry those heavy groceries and have the kids put stuff away. Take the stairs. Put the phone away, turn off the TV, get off the couch, but go to bed earlier if you can.

Get your thyroid checked, check meds to see if any cause weight gain, ask your doctor for suggestions.

Hope you start to see results and have fun by yourself or with your family. The older we get the harder it is to maintain a good weight and fit body, but it can be done! Put a pic of you or someone else at your goal weight on the fridge as inspiration and warming before you open that door.

Swap out sodas for seltzer, eat plain yogurt and add fruit, fresh, frozen or dried (like raisins), or applesauce, nuts and even dark chocolate bits. Do the same with plain oatmeal. Buy brown & wild rice, whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta vs. white. Focus your meals around vegetables, not meat. Eat more plants and no meat or chicken unless it’s organic with no growth hormones. Also buy organic cheese for the same reason. We don’t need help fattening up. Beans, quinoa, and tofu make great meat substitutes.

Tofu can be crumbled, cubed or puréed and absorbs the flavor of whatever it’s in. Blended with sweetener and lemon or chocolate and you have pudding. Blend tofu instead of cream to make creamy soup. Toss in soups, stews, casseroles, spaghetti sauce. Yes it generally tastes awful plain.

Use spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti. Grate carrots, zucchini, parsnips, and add spinach to spaghetti sauce for any Italian dish. I keep shredded carrots, frozen spinach, peas and mixed vegetables on hand to toss in everything. Hummus is good with cut veggies and as a sandwich spread instead of mayo. Mustard has few calories and lots of flavor.

Find interesting combinations for salads: hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, pecans, craisins, feta cheese, various olives, watercress, etc. so they’re not boring. Halve the carbs & double the colorful vegetables in recipes. I put bell peppers, spinach & salsa in scrambled eggs. Salsa is a great ingredient in lots of stuff.

Don’t buy chips or cookies. Hit Cava, Panera, Sweetgreen for healthy fast food. Wendy’s has interesting salads, chili, and plain baked potatoes. Plus you can pay a dollar at the beginning of the year and get free mini frostys when you have an ice cream craving or get the kids size ones. Choose unsweetened iced tea as your drink if you don’t want water. Mediterranean restaurants have the healthiest foods. When eating out, put half your meat & carbs in a carry out box before you start eating. Eat all the vegetables. Have the leftovers the next day (or two!) and add vegetables and fruit.

One serving is half a potato, half a large bagel, and meat shouldn’t exceed the size of your fist. Fill up on fruits & vegetables. Skip dessert except for special occasions.

Keep fruits, vegetables and nuts handy for snacks. Just don’t buy crap.

You have to be in a calorie deficit to lose weight. Figure that part out and add in some exercise.
Don’t do a “diet” because that’s not realistic or sustainable.
Healthy is a lifestyle and unless you commit to being healthy, nothing will last.