Losing weight keeping lean muscle

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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 f tn I use to weigh 123-124 lbs i'm 5 5 and a half recently i was having some sudden pain in my stomach . the pain was so intense it brought me to tires the next the i weighed myself i was 115 lbs. i eat a lot , i eat meat, chicken much protein but still i'm losing weight i use to a lot of muscle i'm a lean type of person but now i'm losing some muscle particularly in stomach region(abdominal secction)why i don't know ????????
Avatar m tn You will become trimmer, clothes fitting looser, without really losing weight due to increased lean muscle mass. Recommend lower your glutamine or other protein intake. The body only needs approximately 70-80grams total protein intake (food and supplements) when you are exercising. Hoped this helped you.
Avatar n tn You are exercising, losing fat, and gaining lean muscle; then you will not show weight lose because muscle weights more than fat. As we exercise we build lean body muscle mass which weight more than fat so the scale reflects no weight loss when in fact the body is trimming down fat. Measure your waist and hips as a guide for trimming down. The tape measure will measure loss of inches and your clothes will start to feel looser. As long as the body is toning up, there is weight loss.
Avatar m tn I have PCOS and am very thin. I wanted to know if anyone has had success in treating/improving the symptoms naturally (Acne, excess hair, etc) even when already thin. I can't lose anymore weight, so I'm just wondering if dieting to treat IR has helped any thin girls with their symptoms without losing weight. I'm not looking to get pregnant right now, btw. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I have been keeping up with my diet and loosing some weight... Buy my muscle gain are all gone and looking very weak...
Avatar f tn I agree with keeping a food diary - that will help you see where your calories are coming from and what areas you might need to increase of decrease. Make sure you get plenty of produce, both fruits and veggies; lean protein, low/no fat dairy, whole grains and "good" fats. Sometimes, we cut our calories TOO much and our body goes into starvation mode in order to hang onto fat reserves, so make sure you are eating enough calories.
Avatar n tn s keeping you from losing weight. By eating regular meals, you can better incorporate a mix of vegetables, protein, whole grains and healthy fats into your diet. Snacking, typically, ends up being fruit, candy bars, crackers, sandwiches, chips and all the things that aren't so good for you and tend to make you, either, gain or hold onto weight.
Avatar m tn You are about 26 lbs underweight for your height. If you do 'work out' you will gain weight. As you gain lean body muscle, you will gain weight because muscle weight more than fat. Suggest drinking either nutrient dense drinks (in addition to eating your meals) such as ensure or make your own milkshakes - soy yogurt, soy milk, and frozen fruit blended together; or milk, ice cream, and frozen fruit blended together for extra calories, protein and nutrients to help increase your weight.
Avatar f tn Hi im 36 years old, weigh 62 kilos (136 pounds) and im 5 foot 2 inches, ive been using the Wii Fit plus for 3 weeks 1/2 hour of jogging and 1/2 doing step with weights for my arms every day, im eating healthy lots of fruit, smoothies and keeping to 1200 calories a day, i am an active person without excercise but have been keeping to my 1 hour a day and im not losing weight, infact my weight goes up and down by 2 pounds nearly everyday!
Avatar f tn Aim for at least 30 min, 3 times/week As far as what you should eat --- concentrate on veggies and lean protein, such as lean meats, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs and low/no fat dairy. Limit fruit to one or two servings/day, because it has a lot of sugar, which, if not used right away is turned to fat.
Avatar n tn s also recommended that you do some weight bearing exercises daily, since weight bearing exercises help build muscle and muscle burns more fat.
Avatar m tn If you are exercising, losing fat, and gaining lean muscle; then you will not show weight lose because muscle weights more than fat. As we exercise we build lean body muscle mass which weight more than fat so the scale reflects no weight loss when in fact the body is trimming down fat. Measure your waist and hips as a guide for trimming down. The tape measure will measure loss of inches and your clothes will start to feel looser. Do not get discouraged.
Avatar f tn I'm concerned about you. Sixteen, 6'3", and 120 pounds. Why would you want to lose any weight? As is you are under weight. Your tired because your not getting enough calories from the foods that you do eat. Lifting weight requires muscle and you can't develop muscle by loosing anymore weight.
Avatar f tn t eating enough and you are burning too many calories you are going to lose lean muscle mass which is going to actually give you a flabby appearance. The flabbiness is being cause by a lack of muscle, not from fat. In order to improve your overall body appearance you must build lean muscle and in order to do that, you have to eat.
Avatar f tn Hi there. Unfortunately there's no way to spot reduce fat - if there were, I'd have got my bum and legs in shape but would still have big boobs. From the areas you want to reduce versus the areas you want to keep, I'm guessing you probably carry all your weight up top - the complete opposite to me, I'm very jealous.
1657318 tn?1312172783 Sounds like you are experiencing a "Plateau" phase which the body seems to take a 'rest' from losing weight and you are just staying the same in weight. You could be gaining lean muscle weight from your exercising. Muscle does weight more than fat so the scale may not reflect what is happening to your body. Suggest you continue what you have been doing and measure your body to determine weight loss/toning, not a scale. Thank you for your question.
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 f tn You may not be losing weight at the moment because muscle weighs more than fat. If you just started working out then that's probably what's happening. The other comments are also right about plenty of fruits and vegetables. Many people think they are eating good but are not. Just follow the food guide.
Avatar f tn A healthy nutrition plan is the very first thing you should start with. Stay away from sugars and starches, eat plenty of veggies especially the greens, get plenty of lean protein in your diet like chicken breasts, most fish, lean pork tender loin, and very lean red meat. Exercise daily if possible. Even if only 10-15 minutes a day, don't think that because you can't spend a ton of time exercising that it's a waste of time. Any exercise at all is better than none.
Avatar f tn I'm curious about how can I build lean long muscles and what kind of sports do I have to do for it???? I hate ball games and resistance trainings!
Avatar f tn Your mother is right. You are building lean body muscle mass with that exercise and that weights more than fat so you have a 'weight' gain. Suggest using a tape measure and not your scale so you know you are decreasing inches. Your clothes will start to fit looser too.
Avatar n tn Well first let me say im no expert here ...but i see a few things. 1. you're doing wieght training so you'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 ..
Avatar f tn You can lose fat, without losing weight by eating a healthy diet and exercising. You need the strength training to build the muscles that will burn the fat. But maybe, since you're under weight you don't really have fat to burn, you just need to tone your muscles? If that's the case, exercise will be the key. You might try yoga for that - works great.
Avatar n tn Welcome As long as you are working out and building/maintaining muscle mass, you should NOT be losing muscle. It's when you STOP exercising that you begin losing muscle. I'm not really up on "stone vs pounds" but I think your 13 stone converts to around 180 pounds - is that right? I don't know how tall you are, but 1000 calories doesn't sound like very much.
Avatar f tn I need help losing 15 pounds in 2 months and keeping it off. Also, I dont know if my weight is healthy if im a 15 year old girl, 130 pouds, and 5 feet 4 inches.
Avatar n tn 7 kg is too much to lose in one month... the most you should plan to lose safely is 2.7-3.6 kg in one month. Your ideal weight depends on your age and frame size. In order to lose weight, eliminate sodas and other sugary drinks, along with chips and other snack foods from your diet. Concentrate on veggies, fruits, lean protein, whole grains, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. Make sure you keep portion sizes in check. Be sure to get some exercise every day, even if just for a few minutes.