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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 m tn Weight training is a key element in weight management. You need muscle to burn calories and as we get older we lose muscle. Look for some type of weight training you can do with your condition; a pilates machine may be something to consider. I have an Aero Pilates machine, a mid-price range one that I found on Craig list used. You can buy these new on QVC also; go to their website and type in Aero Pilates to watch one of their presentations.
Avatar f tn When you're exercising, your building muscle. You should take your measurements and see if they are getting any less. Muscle is much more dense than fat, so if you're losing fat, but gaining muscle, you still might not see the scale move a lot. Go by your actual size. Do your clothes fit any better or different. Yes, you need protein in the morning, but you also need it throughout the day.
Avatar m tn I was still kinda fat though at 130 so for 6 months i got a ton of protein and worked out and i gained some muscle and to this point i havent gained a ton of muscle even while eating/working out properly. I am 145ish now but i am still very fat for my weight . I an 5' 10' by the way. Why do i still have so much body fat after all this weight loss and working out? Is it possible i have hypothyroidism?
Avatar f tn If you are about 170 pounds and have muscle and strong bones then you are at a healthy weight for your height. You probably don't need to lose the fat. My best advice is work on your body image issues and self esteem instead of trying to lose fat that probably isn't there. It is healthy for women to have a natural fat layer on their bodies for pregnancy. The reason the "weight" doesn't stay off is probably because your body needs it to be healthy. Just focus on your health.
Avatar m tn If you are aiming at losing weight, it is important to calculate your current BMI and the target BMI. The target BMI should be in a healthy range. Aside indulging in moderate amounts of physical exercise it is also essential to maintain a healthy diet plan. A healthy diet should consist of adequate amounts of calories with carbohydrates, proteins, fat and plenty of fruits and vegetables to supply vitamins and minerals. Skipping any of the food components is not considered healthy.
1519805 tn?1291058650 I'm 18 yrs old & I've always been a chubby chick but my weight is increasing ridicioulsly. I'm really up for losing weight but its just so hard for me I've tried so many things & don't really see results so I give up. I want to go to a dietician or a fat camp I don't care I jus want to loose weight. Please help me!