Losing weight while building muscle

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Avatar m tn I understand that I may be putting on muscle but I am also getting discouraged with not losing weight. When can I expect to see the pounds start to drop off?
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.
Avatar m tn s a lot of lifting and movement where you could be building muscle mass, which would explain the increase in weight (muscle is heavier than fat)?
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 Not if you do chest toning exercises while losing weight. You don't want to lose weight without toning up your body as you go, anyways. Doing so would only cause you to have saggy skin and stretch marks all over your body. Make sure you are toning up! Also, spend the extra money to make sure A. you have a really good supportive everyday bra and B. you have a good, supportive exercise bra. As far as exercise goes, I recommend weight training every other day and cardio on the off days.
Avatar n tn safe weight loss is 1- 2 lbs/week or 4-8 lbs/month. Losing too much weight, too quickly is not healthy and often ends with gaining it back... You don't mention how many calories you're eating/day. If you don't eat enough calories/day, your metabolism will actually slow down in order to conserve existing fat stores.
Avatar f tn Have you thought of keeping a food journal, if even for a couple of weeks, to make sure your getting enough calories and the right kinds of foods? You could also measure yourself to see if your losing inches instead of weight. Don't forget even if you know what your doing your body sometimes takes a little longer to figure it out. Don't stop what your doing.
Avatar f tn You didn't state what your meals consist of and you need to do strength training and cardio.
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 m tn Vitamin D helps in maintaining bone density, that can help prevent you from losing weight, while another effect of vitamin D can help you gain weight. A study published in the March 2011 issue of the journal "Hormone and Metabolic Research" found that increasing vitamin D intake led to increased testosterone levels. Testosterone is a key anabolic, or muscle-building, hormone, and it can aid in weight gain.
4347624 tn?1353481573 You will also be building muscle (mass=weight) so that will offset the loss in fat. 1kg is ok, keep going.. I am sure the rate of weight loss will accelerate.
Avatar f tn Another thing is the type of exercise can make a difference. If you are doing muscle building exercises, the weight of the muscle will cause you to think you aren't losing weight; you actually have, you've just replaced it and your body is actually better off. hang in there!
Avatar n tn For two years I took Zocor for the purpose of lowering my Cholesterol. When I complained to my doctor about my body aching all over she suggested I discontinue using the Zocor for several weeks. As time passed I realized a lessening of body aches so I decided not to go back on the Zocor. It has now been 5 months since I have taken Zocor. Meanwhile, I have been losing weight (about 5 pounds) without changing my diet. I realized that my pants were baggy in the thighs and seat.
Avatar f tn I just thought of this too.... although you are not necessarily losing weight, you may be burning fat and replacing it with muscle. That is a good thing because muscle is a fraction of the size of fat. Again, all of the above apply here as well. Eat better, only the healthiest choices and smaller but more frequent meals. Drink a lot of water, lift weights and keep on the cardio.
583580 tn?1231136383 I guess I would have to ask if you have seen your doctor to rule out medical issues that might prevent weight loss, such as thyroid, pre-diabetes, adrenal function, etc. If there is no medical issues then losing weight while working on a night shift should work like losing weight while working on the day shift. You have to make sure you eat the right things, proper portions and get plenty of exercise.
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 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.
29837 tn?1414534648 I'm confused and hope someone has an answer that has experienced the same situation. I had spinal surgery December 2nd. In recovery, I gained fluid. My legs were swollen. Going into the hospital, I weighed 185 (my normal weight). Upon release I now weighed 192. This after having been denied food for 9 days, then 6 days of regular diet Lately, I noticed my watch is not tight on my wrist anymore, I weighed myself yesterday. I now weigh 175 lbs. This is the weight I weighed at 27 years old.
Avatar n tn So I take kickboxing 3-4 times a week, and a resistance (muscle building) class two days a week. I eat better than I ever have, mostly fruits and vegetables, almost no carbs, very few processed foods. I am not burning fat. I am building muscle, (my clothes are actually tighter), but I am not burning the fat. I don't really care what the scale says, but I would like to know why the fat is not going away. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Avatar m tn and I had a similar problem when I weighed 260ish, had defined stretch marks around my stomach and lower back that were very irritating, so I ended up losing the weight and they mostly went away after a while but not entirely, but I used this cream called mederma stretch mark therapy, and it worked wonders, I highly recommend looking into it or something similar, if there's remaining marks after you've given your skin time to "resettle" so to speak.