Hello! I am 24 years-old. I am
5'1, 130 lbs, 29% body fat. I'm evenly-portioned and have muscle so to
the average person I don't look fat, but I have gained a few lbs I would
like to lose. 10-15 lbs actually.
I've been going to the gym
regularly since the end of November, about 3-5 days a week. I have been
stuck at 130 the whole time. I have a few questions...
I eat well, cereal for breakfast, leftovers or a sandwich for lunch,
homemade dinner. One snack at night (every other night I allow myself a
treat like maybe a few cookies with milk or a sliver of pie). Am I
Is "starvation mode" true? If I
don't eat enough, my body will hold onto my fat? How many calories
should I be eating?
Is the "fat-burning zone" for your heart rate when exercising true? For
me that is walking on a treadmill at 3.0 mph on an incline of 5 or so. I
usually go for 45 min. then bike for 15 min.
This is 4-5 days a week. I also do
an hour-long weight-lifting class 2 days a week and yoga one day a week.
Abs class about 3 days a week. Why am I not seeing a difference?
Should I be running and in the
cardio zone instead of walking in the fat-burning zone? Or has it just
not been long enough to see results?
There hasn't been a change on the
scale or in how my clothes fit. They're still tight and I'm still