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Tue Jan 24 09:30:18 UTC 2012

I was diagnoised with Diabetes 2 in Dec 2011. I have changed my diet and stopped eating bad carbs. I walk everyday and at the end of the week I weight
Asked By: mroberts28  

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myself and do measurements and I have lost 13 3/4 inches but the scale doesnt move. Any suggestions to help me get the weight off.
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2012-01-24 19:44:00.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Congratulations on your effort in eating more healthfully and exercise regularly!

To lose weight, there must be calorie deficit. This means that one has to take in fewer calories than being used. Keep in mind that even healthy carbs and other nutritious foods still contain calories.

Research shows that it often takes more than an hour a day along with careful monitoring your total food intake for weight loss. It's tough to lose weight quickly when you're gaining muscle. Muscle mass is more dense than fat (meaning that it weighs more). Gaining muscle benefits your overall metabolism, improves blood glucose and lipid levels and increases your daily caloric needs.

Rather than watching the scale, focus on how well your clothes fit. It would better reflect your body fat levels than your body weight.

Read about weight control!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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2012-01-24 21:40:58.0

Thank You Liz, for your info and insight to the weightloss problem.I have been told by my sister the same thing as you said. And my clothes are becoming baggy.I have been working on smaller portions and calories..Thanks again, Mary Roberts
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