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Losing weight while gaining muscle

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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 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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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 weighed myself this morning and the scale read 105.5 pounds! So, what is going on!? I should be losing weight but instead I am steadily gaining. I am so confused about what is happening right now and I am beyond frustrated. By the way, I highly doubt my weight gain is due to increased muscle mass. It takes females a lot longer than a few weeks to gain enough muscle to account for weight gain especially while on a calorie deficit. I would appreciate any insightful tips.
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 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 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 f tn I was concerned about this too. I'm 20 weeks and finally am gaining weight. Only5 lbs but its something. I would worry to much if your doctor isn't worried.
Avatar f tn Muscular people don't necessarily weigh more than regular built, nor does muscle weigh more than fat........ a pound is a pound, no matter what it consists of...... muscle is denser (more tightly packed) than fat, so doesn't take up as much space. You can be staying the same weight and building muscle, but still getting smaller.......