Losing weight gaining muscle women

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4945970 tn?1361450429 I'm 12wks 5dys is it normal to lose weight instead of gaining I'm not trying to lose weight but I have lost 12pounds Is that normal?
Avatar f tn It's not unusual to gain a little weight when first starting to exercise. When you begin an exercise program, you begin building muscle, so even though you aren't losing pounds, you might be losing inches. You might want to take your measurements - waist, bust, hips, thighs, arms - you might actually be getting smaller. You might also want to think about getting your thyroid tested to make sure it's functioning properly since hypothyroidism is a major cause of weight gain.
583580 tn?1231136383 Would you happen to know how many calories you're eating every day? It is true that it's difficult for women to build muscle mass and get bulky, and is just about impossible if you're consuming limited calories and are creating a defecit. Regular resistence or strength straining will build a little muscle, but it shouldnt be bulking you up. If you think you're bulking up that much, theres a good chance you're consuming too many calories.
Avatar f tn Thank you :-) that makes me feel better. My doctor said for now just make sure I'm still getting fluids. But i just worry a little bit.
Avatar f tn This is my first baby & I'm 15weeks , I've been eating nonstop even after I eat a few minutes later I feel hungry again . I haven't been gaining no weight , instead I've been losing it . I haven't been throwing up , & don't know what's going on ??! Has this happened to anyone else ?
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!
3055148 tn?1368211800 t eat until birth (not saying this is your plan lol) baby would just suck nutrients from you and continue to gain weight, but you would be losing your own body weight so it would even out and a scale would make it look like there has been no weight change.
Avatar f tn I didn't start gaining until my teen weeks, even then it was incredibly slow. I was so eager to put on the weight lol, but now at 25 weeks I'm a few pounds ahead and need to try to maintain. There are some women, especially if they're over weight that will continue to maintain their pre pregnancy weight well into their pregnancy. I don't think JTS until your second trimester that doctors will be concerned if there's no weight gain.
Avatar f tn If you were under weight to begin with then you should be gaining more then someone who started out over weight. And if you lost weight at the beginning from morning sickness this could be your body putting those pounds back on. Make sure you are not eating for two... that's where most women make the mistake. You should aim to gain about 25 pounds total for the whole pregnancy it you started at a healthy weight pre pregnancy.
Avatar n tn I didn't start gaining unroll a few weeks ago and I'm 29w1d. Even now I'm only up ten pounds. The doctor said for some women the baby will sit more towards the back so you don't have the bump like you feel like you should. As long as your eating heathy and you're ob isn't worried, everything should be fine! Good luck!
Avatar f tn Its normal not to gain any weight in the first 20 weeks. As long as your getting fluids down and trying to eat youll be fine. I was the same way. Your doctor would let you know if you need to worry.
Avatar n tn You might be gaining weight because you're gaining muscle. If your clothes fit better, even if you're gaining weight, that's a good sign that you're swapping out fat for muscle. I did the Ultrametabolism Diet last year and liked it a lot. It teaches you how to eat healthy and increase your metabolic rate naturally, rather than dieting in the sense of calorie restriction. There's a book called the Ultrametabolism Diet if you're interested in trying it.
Avatar m tn Hello, I'd love it if anyone knows of anything new regarding weight loss for women in their fifties. I've always been in good shape, not skinny, but weighed around 130 to 135 my entire life. I'm 5'7" and ran, worked out, skated, generally stayed fit all of my life. Then, two years ago, I started steadily gaining a pound or two a month. I did the usual, cut back on sugar and junk, exercised a little more. Didn't see to have any effect at all.
Avatar f tn Dont stress out, I was losing weight until 22weeks of my pregnancy and started gaining after words. I have been gaining 1lbs each week. I was 112 and lost 12lbs and was 100lbs and started gaining weight after 22 weeks. I am at 122lbs which is normal.
2053729 tn?1330435506 I eat a lot more vegetable and make sure that I eat protein before i work out. I guess I am just gaining more muscle then losing fat right now. I feel very strong and as my husband says "my butt is perky" so I am happy with that and will keep going. Hopefully at some point the fat will start melting off and reveal the toned person underneath. Thanks again for your direction and I look forward to trying it out.
Avatar f tn do ab workouts for the stomach but the reason your not loosing weight is probably because your gaining muscle mass which is heavier then fat when working out think more on how you want you body to look and less on your weight. You are the average weight you need to be.
1961938 tn?1398718101 I am in a weight loss group from before I was pregnant. I'm only still in it because its paid up for another year and I am the assistant weight recorder in it. Of course I have a doctors note saying I'm pregnant and can't be losing lots of weight so my weight doesn't help or hurt the group. Anyways, my sister is in the group as well, as the official weight recorder. She is on my case about my weight constantly!
10913038 tn?1424227711 re supposed to consume about 400 more calories a day than you normally would and this is the time that the baby is rapidly gaining weight, so most women gain weight too in the 3rd trimester. It's good to be healthy but you shouldn't be trying to lose weight, not saying that you are.
Avatar f tn Weight can fluctuate quite a bit. Women can also weigh heavier during their menstrual cycles. Some foods also result in fluid retention. With the exercise you can be gaining muscle mass (and muscle is said to be heavier than fat). Perhaps instead of just using the weight to evaluate progress you could try other things such as how you look and feel or how your clothes fit. Motherhood can be stressful and demanding. Perhaps you are depressed? (Low mood, low energy, ...).
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 f tn In the beginning of my pregnancy I lost weight instead of gaining it then when I got to my second trimester I started gaining it
9292087 tn?1404610618 A lot of women lose weight during pregnancy. Definitely normal. You'll start gaining soon. The drs didn't say anything because they're not concerned.
Avatar f tn I didn't start gaining any weight until I was about 25 weeks and so for only gained 15 pounds don't worry it will catch up with you. I was actually losing weight around 17 weeks.