Losing weight while gaining muscle

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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!
Monkey If you are exercising regularly, you will be losing fat and gaining muscle. Muscle is packed more densely than fat, so a pound of muscle takes up less space than a pound of fat, therefore, you may not be losing pounds, but could be losing inches. Have you done any measurements to check inches lost? You should keep a food diary and record everything you eat. Often we eat a lot more than we think we do. I hadn't been keeping a food diary, but I do now and it can be a real eye-opener.
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 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 n tn You can speed it up by building more muscle mass. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so when you increase your muscle, you increase the amount of calories that get burned up while you sit, sleep, and watch TV. Also, you'll burn additional calories while doing the exercises it takes to build muscle. It's a double-bonus.
Avatar f tn It's also possible that 166 was not an accurate weight or was due to water weight. Not that gaining 6 lbs in a week is impossible, but it's unlikely. That would require an extra 3000 calories per day. Extra. I doubt you're eating 4500-5000 calories per day. :) More likely, you were closer to 161-162 last week aside from water weight, so the 163 this week is right on target.
Avatar f tn Idk your not supposed to lose weight in pregnancy. I mean sOme ppl get really sick and help it but you really shouldn't lose just to lose. You should talk to your doctor about it.
Avatar f tn Diet aids such as Releana are not the best way to lose weight. While you might lose a considerable amount of weight on it, which might be nice, the chances of gaining it all back, once you go off the med are extremely high. I can't think of anyone I've ever known, who would stick to such a "diet" for any length of time.
Avatar n tn Exercise is a way of life that brings your body to good health while losing weight or mantaining weight. 1-2 lbs is a reasonable weight loss goal per week not much more. Remember 1 lbs of fat is 3500 calories so you will have to burn that much calories in order to lose just 1 lb of fat. Be patient is it happens slowly.
1460292 tn?1285764089 You might be losing valuable muscle along with fats from your body. In turn, losing muscle decreases your resting metabolic rate making you gain more weight back again later... This could be dangerous. Please get your body fat % measured and also take into account your skeletal muscle part.
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 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
Avatar f tn I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago but last night I got on the scale and it shows that im losing weight instead of gaining weight (and i eat alot!) I only lost like .8 lbs but still it makes me paranoid. Why am i losing weight instead of gaining?
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.
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 I am a little concerned as to why i am losing weight. I lost 7 pounds, what should i do? Is that healthy? Is it normal?
Avatar m tn I have started a complete lifestyle changing initiative. I am currently 1 1/2 months into my new diet and exercise regiment. I weigh about 287lbs (my goal is approximately 215lbs mostly muscle) at the moment after losing about 25lbs last month. I do cardio 6 days a week for 45 mins each time. I alternate my cardio workouts between the elliptical, the treadmill, and I use the bike and stairmaster seldomly. I am noticing great weight loss with this routine.