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    phillysportsgrl posted:
    This is my first time posting here. I've recently within the past two week begun a fat loss boot camp as a way to get myself back into losing weight. I currently weight 170 but my goal weight is between 135-140lbs. I've been on a custom diet plan of lean proteins, veggies, some fruit and healthy fats and carbs. I've been working out 5-6 days a week and weight in once a week.

    Except at my weigh ins, I've lost nothing. The nutritionist and trainer working with me say that I should average between 3-5 pounds lost at this point (halfway of the four week boot camp). It's very discouraging that I've lost nothing and is making my self esteem about losing weight very low. I'm still stuck at 170 and even after tests with endocrinologist determining that I have no thyroid or hormonal problems, I've lost nothing.

    Has anyone else been in this situation and have any advice?
    brunosbud responded:
    Trainers, nutritionists, boot camps work great provided you can permanently live your life they way they do. Good luck with that...

    If you lived like an Egyptian or Serbian or Japanese for 6 months, you would lose a lot of weight. Stop thinking like an American. Our whole weight loss industry is identical to present day medicine. Both industries are not effective by design.
    kingw364 replied to brunosbud's response:
    Well that would work but is not as easy to act to a foreigner in your own place.
    joh02008 responded:
    I was part of a weight loss study, and I did not start losing weight until two months in. Did you get any suggestions from your trainer or nutritionist?
    lissmeanstrouble responded:
    Ive been trying for seven weeks and Ive gained so I will hope some one has advice for us
    rebecamery responded:
    You dont need carbs , that why you get stuck , the human body first consume de carbs to obtain energy instead of using fat. You need start a diet without carbs, that will force your body to start transforming the fat in energy, and you notice soon the difference. You could try a Ketogenic Diet Plan and I strongly recommend to do a Body Detox and use some quality weight loss supplements . if you start do some sport to i guarantee that in 1 month you will lose more then 20 lbs, just stay away from CARBS.

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