Best way to lose bodyfat?
I'm 39 yr old female, 138 lbs, 27% bodyfat, 5ft 4in tall - I'm currently working with a trainer 3x a week and doing cardio 2x a week. I'm eating between 1600 to 1700 calories a day and burning 4100 calories a week through exercise (according to my HR monitor). The last 3 weeks I haven't lost any weight or bodyfat. I'd like to get down to 20% bodyfat as a goal. What should I be doing differently?
Submitted by laura_dukes

Where are those calories coming from? Making sure you eat those 1600ish calories from lean proteins, healthy fats, and fiber based carbs (like veggies/fruits) is the key. You may have to cut calories a bit, too ... weight loss research suggests 1200-1500 calories. I assume with the trainer you're also doing resistance training. Good luck!
Answered by Dr_Chris_Mohr
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Submitted by abdus.shafi

I would suggest eating small meals/snack throughout the day. Lift heavier weights. You have a trainer so you are safe to do it. Women tend to not lift enought weight. But the biggy would be Interval training. I have burned 350 calories in 30 minutes on a treadmill using this method. Good luck and stick with it. Everyday you are healthier than the last.
Submitted by cherylinelkford

hi. so, is the Atkins diet good for life style? how fare can you go with this diet? I NEED TO LOSE 30 LBS.
Submitted by ginacstnd04