Are long term diets unsuccessful?
In the summer of 2017 I was around 130-135lbs; I was at my strongest in terms of body weight movements which I'm into.
So in 2018, I dieted down to 118lbs (I'm 5'8.5ft tall) and since then my weight has rebounded to 122lbs.
I'm struggling to maintain this BW, and it made me think; if our bodies are programmed to sit at a set point weight then wouldn't that just make dieting down pointless if there is no way to maintain long term weight loss without suffering repercussions?
This sucks; all of this calorie counting and constant planning is not the kind of life that I wish upon anyone.
I feel like I'm stuck in a loop; I don't like my natural bodyweight because my body naturally looks stocky; I pile on too much muscle in places which makes me look like a dwarf and accumulate fat in the wrong areas.
I could really use some guidance right about now and I implore you to PLEASE be gentle when replying.
One of the originals reasons why I dieted down was because I thought that a lighter body weight would benefit me in calisthenics; but it ended up completely backfiring. I also wanted to look more toned.
- Anonymous2 years ago
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- 2 years ago
Thanks guys. The truth is that it's just hard. I feel like I have a naturally thick frame that makes me look too wide, and I'm not against people who like to look like that; it's just that I don't find that it's for me. I genetically put on a lot of muscle on my upper back which I detest and all of the flab goes right down to my stomach area. I hate looking at myself and that makes me feel stocky, not to mention that I'm not that tall either. I've always been jealous of naturally skinny tall lanky dudes.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Yeah if you try to maintain an unrealistic body weight which is exactly what you are trying to do. You are currnetly underweight. If you think you are stocky at 135 pounds that's all in your mind and you should see a therapist.
"I also wanted to look more toned."
Then put on some muscle. Muscle gives you a toned look.
"I pile on too much muscle in places"
You don't. Unless you are following a good lifting routine and eating a calorie surplus you are not putting on any muscle. It also takes time to build muscle. Especially for women. So unless you have been following that lifting routine and diet for at least a couple years then there is absolutely no way you are or have been anywhere near bulky. Again, its all in your head. You were not bulky at 135 pounds.
- sheloves_dabluesLv 72 years ago
The target weight for someone who is 5'8" is 145lbs. You were underweight before you dieted down to 118. You're underweight at 122.
You don't need a diet, you need therapy. You clearly can't see your body as it really is, which is a sign of body dysmorphia, when you think you're fat and you're not. Body dysmorphia is the cause of eating disorders. You're trying to maintain a body weigh that is not realistic. You don't seem to know what YOUR healthy body is supposed to look like.
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- SayItRightLv 72 years ago
Yes they are and you are absolutely correct about the set point theory too.
Our bodies have a weight at which they are at optimal health and we don't get to decide that, neither does your doctor, your best friend or a BMI chart which is why so many people struggle to stay at their personal idea of their 'ideal weight'.
Dieting can actually raise your set point if it is excessive and/or prolonged too because if you force your body down to what it feels is an unhealthy weight it will not only want to be back at set point but it will often want some overshoot weight gain as a kind of insurance policy in case you try to force it down again, this often rectifies itself in time but only if you accept that the weight you are designed to be should not be interfered with.
You find set point by eating to hunger cues and eating enough food in a variety whilst maintaining a minimium of light to moderate activity which doesn't mean you need to work out daily if you don't want to, it is 150 minutes of brisk walking a week for example.
I like to weigh 98 pounds and I am only just over 5ft 1 inches tall, my body however prefers to sit at 112 pounds and left alone it will sit there with a few fluctuations but I have an eating disorder so I mentally cannot go that high again, the result is that I spend the majority of my life restricting and calorie counting not to mention hungry.
So to sum up ditch the calorie counting, eat a balanced diet and allow your body to be where it needs to be without standing in it's way,it is not sustainable long term and is actually unhealthy.
- k wLv 72 years ago
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- Pearl LLv 72 years ago
depends on how you do it and if youre having a hard tinne losing weight then nnaybe you should get your thyroid checked
- Anonymous2 years ago
Dude 5 ft 8.5 120 lbs is not stocky, that's pretty skinny. Unless you are a female. But you said you pile on muscle mass so I'm assuming you're a guy. That is considered underweight according to BMI scales. I'm 5 ft 9 180 lbs and I'm even kind of skinny, I weigh 60 lbs more than you at the same height