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04 Feb 2004

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Hi

My body is depressing me. I never struggled with weight until about 22 at age. Since then I've just gained more and more weight. I have tried EVERY diet and none worked. So decided that I'll just eat healthier and excersize.

I am 28, about 1.75 (height) and weigh around 95 kg.

Joined gym 14 months ago. Still NO results. My routine: I only do cardio, jog for 30 minutes and then cycle for another 30. I do this 5 x per week. About 3 months ago, I became desperate so I went and bought Phedri-Cut at the Chemist. Have been using this combined with my Cardio but STILL NO RESULTS...

I now, feel like giving up. I've been working so hard and hoped to look & feel different but instead I feel miserable and depressed. What else can I try? Should I do more cardio or what?
please please help!
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fitnessdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hi there

There is something missing here - your exercise routine sounds solid enough, and you are seemingly doing all the right things with exercise. The supplement issue I'm not as positive about - I don't think that you should use supplements, and the fact that it hasn't worked for you means you can go off them without much concern luckily.

Now, where the problem lies is very difficult to say. Often people don't exercise enough (5 times a week is ideal), or don't exercise for long enough (30 to 45 minutes is ideal), but you have two out of two here. That leaves only the intensity - often people take it too easy during training, and this means results are hard to come by. you might benefit from doing a little experimentation with intensity - push the level up a little on the bike, or jog a little faster, it might just work for you.

Finally, the diet is the critical thing as well. exercise and diet together are ideal, and the fact that you are battling for results with a seemingly decent exercise programme seems to suggest that it's the diet that lets you down. What I would suggest is that you actually see a dietician, and look very closely at your diet - it may surprise you to see that 'healthy' means different things to different people.

I hope this advice helps - don't get discouraged - it may be a minor thing that you must change - hopefully intensity and diet will do the trick for you.

Good luck
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