I need help guys, I'm not losing weight. What am I doing wrong?
Here's the math.
1 pound = 3500 calories
Based on my Basal Metabolic Rate I can consume 1,595 calories without gaining, or losing weight.
I eat on average 1345 calories daily
I'm on track to burn 1750 calories per week at least
This gives a caloric deficit of 3500 calories.
For workouts I'm doing cardio (treadmill, walks, jogs, spinning, elliptical)
I did not lose weight. Math and all, I did not lose weight. I'm mad because I thought that was the whole idea. Granted I still have until Sunday to get my official weigh in but I'm sad.
I still fit into my clothes, and haven't felt bloated at all but I guess I'm just frustrated. The scale shouldn't be everything, but can't it be something? (especially since I took a walk yesterday burning 525 calories).
Plus I'm already upset because logistically I might only be able to lose a pound a week, but I want to lose more FASTER! Cutting more calories might screw with my metabolism and I don't know if I should work out more with that few of calories.
Maybe I should just keep going and see what happens? I might not have given this new approach a chance. I've only started really calculating like this last Sunday. I'm working out A LOT more than I usually do.