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    i need help with my daily diet

    I need some advice on what I'm doing wrong. I feel like I'm eating right and exercising enough but I'm not losing weight at all! It's getting really frustrating and I'm almost tempted to go back to a typical SAD and running 5 miles a day like I did when I lost about 60 pounds 4 years ago. A typical day looks like this:

    Breakfast:
    2 jumbo cage free organic eggs from the farmers market
    2 pieces uncured, nitrate free bacon
    2 tablespoons Pace thick and chunky salsa
    1 ounce shredded pepper jack cheese
    cooked in a tbsp of kerrygold butter

    8 oz coffee
    2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    1 tsp maple syrup (I measure it precisely)
    splash of heavy cream


    Lunch:
    Organic Field greens salad
    1/2 grilled chicken breast or salmon cooked in a tbsp of kerrygold
    sesame ginger dressing (1 tb sesame oil, 1 tb tamari, minced ginger, minced garlic, 1/2 tsp sesame seeds)
    1/4 a bell pepper
    1 stalk of green onion


    Dinner:
    2 fist sized servings of protein (grass fed hamburger, shrimp, chicken thighs or legs, steak, tuna, or salmon)
    1 cup of veggies like broccoli, asparagus, or salad with either a tbsp of butter or a quick vinaigrette dressing


    1-2 glasses of wine


    I also use 1 lemon a day added to my water, and I take a multivitamin, a fish oil, and a magnesium supplement daily. I do a full body 20 minute kettlebell workout 3 times a week and walk my dog about 2.5 miles daily. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    How long have you been eating like this now?
    Height?
    Weight?
    You drink 1-2 glasses of wine per day?
    How many cups of water do you drink per day?

    The cheese should be ok but maybe try to take it out for a couple of weeks and add some veggies instead and see if you notice any weight loss.

    "8 oz coffee
    2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    1 tsp maple syrup (I measure it precisely)
    splash of heavy cream" - This should be ok but maybe take out the cocoa powder and maple syrup and see what happens.

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    I'm 5'10" and 209 lbs., I'm currently a size 14 and my goal is a size 4, or somewhere around 160 pounds. I've been eating like this for over 2 months. I drink over 100oz of water daily and sometimes a glass of green or black tea. Do you think the cocoa powder and maple syrup is a deal breaker? I can't handle my coffee without a little sweetness, should I maybe just drink tea instead?

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    How often are you drinking the wine? That can really stall weight loss for some people. Have you tried stevia in your coffee?
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    I drink wine with my dinner every night, I do measure it though each glass is exactly 5 oz. I have tried stevia in the past but I found the taste was bitter. Is the maple syrup really high in sugar? Based on the nutrition facts on the bottle it has about 7 grams of sugar per tablespoon, it is all natural, grade B if that makes any difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar0e View Post
    I'm 5'10" and 209 lbs., I'm currently a size 14 and my goal is a size 4, or somewhere around 160 pounds. I've been eating like this for over 2 months. I drink over 100oz of water daily and sometimes a glass of green or black tea. Do you think the cocoa powder and maple syrup is a deal breaker? I can't handle my coffee without a little sweetness, should I maybe just drink tea instead?
    You're female?
    You drink the wine everyday?

    Are they a deal breaker? Maybe, maybe not. Try eliminating them for a few weeks and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar0e View Post
    I drink wine with my dinner every night, I do measure it though each glass is exactly 5 oz. I have tried stevia in the past but I found the taste was bitter. Is the maple syrup really high in sugar? Based on the nutrition facts on the bottle it has about 7 grams of sugar per tablespoon, it is all natural, grade B if that makes any difference.
    If you want to keep the maple syrup in, keep it in. The wine every night may be slowing the weight loss.

    Can you have 1 or 2 glasses of wine per week, keep everything else the same and see what happens? Give it a few weeks. If you can get rid of the wine altogether for a while, that'd be better. It's really up to you. If you're still not losing, gotta change something else.

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    I don't know why someone would suggest removing cocoa powder.
    Cocoa powder is healthy, low calorie, and what carbs are in it are half fiber.

    I would suggest playing around with intermittent fasting. Turn those three moderate meals into two deluxe meals. Even if you take in the same calories, fitting them into a smaller window of time has been shown to help burn fat.
    There aren't many problems in life that can't be solved by sleeping it off, or adding more butter.

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    Drop the sugar (maple syrup is sugar).

    Drop the dairy - the purpose of dairy is to put weight on infants. Or make it rare. Swap ghee/clarified butter for butter (it will make a huge difference). Learn to use CO milk.
    Also try fattier meats and less leaner stuff with

    Drop the daily wine - again keep it for special - it's just another form of sugar. You could cut back to one which would already halve your intake ;-)

    I reckon the cocoa is fine BUT if you are drinking cocoa and/or coffee as a vehicle for sugar and dairy then learn to drink it black or remove it.
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    when i was drinking (almost) daily i was not able to loose any weight, even with daily workouts and a great diet.

    7/14: 156 lbs.
    weight in's:

    7/17: 153.5 lbs.
    7/18: 152.5 lbs.

    goalweight: 130 lbs.


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