Losing weight by adding muscle

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Avatar n tn Fighting through the sluggishness and fatigue of hypothyroidism is difficult, but adding daily exercised can be a great aid in losing weight. If you aren't currently exercising, start with an easy walk. Get plenty of rest. The National Sleep Foundation reports that people who sleep less than 6 hours each night have a higher body mass index than people who sleep 8 or more hours.
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Avatar n tn If you're really losing and not gaining back you must be so thin. It's normal for the body to increase a few pounds before a lot of times because we crave salt which retains water in the body. During a period many bloat adding weight then when it's done that water weight, blood and bloat go down. I fluctuate 5 lbs or so. I have an irregular period so seeing a few pounds go on is sometimes a clue for me that I'm going to start soon.
Avatar n tn re likely adding muscle while burning fat..muscle weighs more than fat so i would suggest you ignore the scale for a bit. 2. you might try doing weigth training only 2 or 3 days a week to stay toned and add a bit to the cardio.. 3.you may not be eating enough ..i know its crazy but you body will adapt and store up for later demands if there isn't enough fuel for when you work out ..
Avatar f tn I'm a little confused. Is anyone else losing weight? I'm 11weeks 5days. My weight before pregnancy was 180. 6weeks prego my weight was 168, 8weeks was 161, today i'm at 155. I thought in the beginning it was from morning sickness and being actually sick, but for 3 weeks i haven't had a lot of morning sickness since i started drinking sprite and i haven't been sick. I thought for sure by mid 11 weeks i would have gained at least a pound or two. Am I the only one losing?
Avatar f tn m increasingly aware that I need to focus more on losing fat and building muscle. Maybe you could have a way of tracking body measurements and have a rough calculation of bodyfat percentage based on weight and measurements? (not entirely accurate, but better than nothing, certainly.
Avatar f tn Use this formula from Caroline Apovian, MD, to determine the minimum amount of protein you should eat daily to offset muscle loss—and protect your metabolism—while you lose weight. STEP 1 Estimate your ideal weight. "If you're a woman, start with 100 pounds for the first 5 feet in height, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch," says Dr. Apovian. "For men, it's 106 pounds for 5 feet in height, plus 6 pounds for every additional inch.
Avatar m tn Both eliminating alcohol and adding stress can impact weight loss. It sounds like things are a bit more stable now. Concentrate on maintaining adequate hydration and take good care of yourself!
Avatar n tn It sounds like you're doing the basic things to help you lose the weight by cutting calories and exercising. One thing you can add to help break down the fat and move it out is b12 lipotropics (either pill form or injections). I've struggled badly with excess weight because of Hashimoto's disease, so it's a bit harder for me to lose to begin with. But adding these two things to my regimen have really helped.
Avatar f tn You're not losing weight because your body is replacing your fat with muscle. Muscle, while it weighs more than fat, takes up a smaller space than an equivalent weight of fat. Your body gets smaller even though you're not technically "losing weight". Also, muscle burns more Calories per hour (yay), meaning that you burn more Calories by just existing if you increase your muscle mass!
29837 tn?1414534648 I saw the primary a week ago regarding this problem. His take, as well as mine, is the result of stopping the dreadful pain medication Oxycodone abruptly, which was prescribed for me after my spinal surgery. As my ideal weight is 185, I now am 173. However, that's one pound more than a week ago. What this means, is that I'm not losing anymore weight, but have gained one pound. This tell me it's a gradual recovery from the withdrawal I'm going through. I know losing 15 lbs.
Avatar m tn Remember muscle weights more than fat so the scale may not look like you are losing weight. Use a measuring tape instead, which will show the body is toning and tighten up, and your clothes will feel looser. Thank you for your question.
2053729 tn?1330435506 According to what I have researched, my BMR is 2485 and I eat about 1800 calories a day, so I should be losing weight just being me. Add in the approximate 2000 calories I burn with my exercise and I should be melting into a puddle! We do a lot of weights, pilates, abs, pushups, strength bands and squats at my aerobics class so I know my body is changing. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? I have had my thyroid checked in the last 4 months and it was "normal".
Avatar n tn Why do you want to be underweight? If you love sports you most likely have a lot of muscle mas making up your current underweight BMI. Get a fat percentage measurement done and you may find that you should actually worry more about properly nourishing and taking care of your body's needs than losing weight. Don't hurt yourself, and your body will continue to play sports. Underweight is not good. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc.
Avatar n tn As the first comment correctly stated, losing weight fast doesn't last and leaves you weaker, which you don't want to be if you're getting ready for basic training. Why not wait to join the military until you're ready?
Avatar n tn I wouldn't advise adding cytomel without knowing what your actual thyroid levels are -- that's Free T4, Free T3 and TSH. T3 med (cytomel) is about 4 times more potent than the T4 med (synthroid) and it can really throw you for a loop if you don't need it. It can cause very rapid heart rate, palps, etc. Whenever cytomel is added, the T4 med should be dropped accordingly. Did you receive the cytomel from your doctor or as a script? What did your doctor say about adding it?
Avatar f tn ” The size and the number of mitochondria or energy-producing organelles in your skeletal muscle cells increase, adding to your lean muscle weight-gain. Aerobic exercise generates an increase in the capillaries surrounding each muscle cell, especially those muscles highly engaged in your activity. You should keep a food journal! It helps in aiding your weight-loss efforts.
Avatar n tn Sometimes it's just as good, if not better, to lose inches than to lose weight...Since you're losing inches, you're not losing muscle, which is a good thing. If you're exercising quite a bit, it's customary to build muscle, which will keep your weight more stable, but since muscle is more densely packed, a pound of muscle doesn't take up as much space as a pound of fat.
Avatar f tn Muscle doesn't "weigh more". A pound is a pound, whether it's muscle or fat. Muscle is denser than fat, so the pound of muscle takes up less space than the pound of fat. Compare muscle and fat, to rocks and feathers, with the muscle being equal to the rock and fat being equal to the feathers.
Avatar n tn Ok, there are tons of questions relating to weight loss, but I'm asking anyway as I want specifics for myself. I am 5'3" and weigh 170. I've been eating clean 95% of the time, counting calories (daily is 1200 average) and exercising more than the norm. I did drop from 182 in about 4 wks, but now, 8 wks in to the active working out and eating well, can't seem to budge the scale. I read conflicting things about amount of calories, over doing exercise, etc. It's confusing.
Avatar f tn That's a lot of weight to lose in a short amount of time. It seems to me that your weight isn't very high, which means trying to lose it fast via starvation is a bad idea for you. So please, please don't do that. Why? Because we want you to lose fat, not muscle. Losing muscle will change the scale, but it won't make much of a physical difference. Fortunately, you can make a big difference in a couple weeks. You can start by gradually reducing the amount of food you eat.
Avatar f tn Try adding protein and weight bearing exercises to your daily routine. Protein is used to build muscle. You gain stronger and bigger muscles by lifting weights.