Q: I am a 58 year old woman who has been tracking calories and exercise since I got a smartphone. For the past 3 months I've been eating an average of 1200 calories a day and burning anywhere from 900 to 3,000 calories a day. I haven't lost a pound...in fact I've gained 7 pounds! I work out hard 3 times a week burning more than 2500 calories on those days. I drink over 3 liters of water a day, stay away from sugar and fat, lowered my sodium intake and eat sensible portions. I cook my own food to make sure of the sugar and sodium content. Help!
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Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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