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How to lose weight despite eating less and exercising?


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Dr. Atul Prakash

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Published At September 9, 2017
Reviewed AtApril 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a female, who weighs 155 lbs, and I am 5.7 feet tall. I cut off the muscle weight because I have a lot of muscle, including the muscle, my weight is 160 lbs. I have been trying to lose weight for the past two months, but nothing has seemed to work. I go to the gym almost every day, and I do elliptical and treadmill. I also only eat about 1,350 calories a day. I do not know what to do because all my fat goes to my belly and it will not go away. Why am I not been losing weight when I go to the gym and only eat 1,300 calories a day? Please, I need advice as soon as possible. I just want to feel comfortable in my body, but it hard to do that when all your fat is in your stomach. Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Losing weight sometimes is tricky, especially, if you are trying to body sculpt.

  • How long are you on the treadmill and elliptical? How many calories are you burning? Are you found of core strengthening exercises, abdominal crunches, massage, etc.?
    • Sometimes, you need just to change your exercise patternand do a completely different set of exercises just to challenge your body and do try massages of the belly, as this helps break the cellulite.
      • Crunches and core strengthening exercises are a must, but you can break the monotony by combining them with medicinal ball and swimming.
      • Be patient, as you are on the right track.

        For more information consult a fitness expert online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/fitness-expert

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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