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Justwaitands...

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 08:29
So I am keeping my diet at 2000-2500 cals per day. I go to the gym 4 days a week, 75% weight lifting 25% cardio. Making sure I eat lots of protien, whey protein shake etc.

I feel great, I guessed I lost like 10lbs this month so I hop on the scale and I lost 3. All my cloths fit better, stomach is flatter, the scale tells me only 3.

I am genetically gifted with the ability to gain muscle very easily but 5-7lbs of muscule in one month? Come on! Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Should I drop my cals per day down to 1800-2200? hmmm.
Draglist

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 09:32
I recommend these sites to help determine what you should target:

http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html

http://caloriecount.about.com/tools/calories-goal
Bill Pratt
www.diettruth.org - Links to calorie calculators and IF info
Sasha-Anne

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Posted: 01 Nov 2013, 16:25
I wouldn't stress about the number on the scale..take your body measurements and track those instead,if your clothes fit better and your stomach looks flatter sounds to me like you're not doing anything wrong! Keep it up,whatever you're doing it sounds like its working Smile
bodybyvi1

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Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 10:18
thanks for the links and information.
mummydee

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Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 17:06
Wow, good for you and your goals.. excellent. yes, ignore the scales, go with the clothes, there's so many reasons why your weight may remain the same such as sodium intake which retains water. and there's tons of sodium in processed foods.
I am not trained in dealing with your exercise regime but I am very passionate about food intake.

I recommend that you eliminate the processed foods. You're making many good food choices but many bad ones too....
If you truly want to drop the weight then stop the 'treats' like those wee snickers bars!

Processed foods have no nutritional value and are just evil, they make you crave them. Once you stop eating them and feel great without them , you won't miss them.

Eat real foods, lots of veggies, a little fruit, eat , don't drink, eating gives you the fibre you need without the excessive calories found in juices. Eat naturally raised meats. Use grains as tolerated by your body. Good fats from olive oil and avocado's will keep you full.
Building muscle will require proteins, egg whites, tuna, and turkey and the more muscle you build the more calories you'll burn...

good luck.
thinner120

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Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 18:25
Justwaitandsee wrote:
So I am keeping my diet at 2000-2500 cals per day. I go to the gym 4 days a week, 75% weight lifting 25% cardio. Making sure I eat lots of protien, whey protein shake etc.

I feel great, I guessed I lost like 10lbs this month so I hop on the scale and I lost 3. All my cloths fit better, stomach is flatter, the scale tells me only 3.

I am genetically gifted with the ability to gain muscle very easily but 5-7lbs of muscule in one month? Come on! Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Should I drop my cals per day down to 1800-2200? hmmm.


Because you are doing so much weight lifting your body is probably exchanging muscle for fat. Your results won't be measured accurately by using just the scale. Use a tape measure instead You might want to have a body composition test to measure the the amount of muscle you are gaining If you didn't do that at the beginning. You need to throw that scale away for a few weeks.
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kingkeld

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Posted: 03 Nov 2013, 23:35
At one point of my weight loss journey I worked out without measuring fat percentage. It was super frustrating, as I spent three months at the gym with no results. Then, checking the note I had made in regards to my bodyfat just before I joined the gym, and the one three months down the road, it had changed from 26% og 6%! Wow.

The regular scales only show what you weight. They don't show what's fat and what's muscle. Just going by weight and nothing else is probably not smart - as other suggest, go with other measurements too.

Well done on your dedication. Smile Just keep going.

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Justwaitands...

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Posted: 05 Nov 2013, 10:33
Thank you for the replies and advice.

I think the thing that shocked me the most was I did not expect to see such a little weight change. I can tell my body is changing, toning up, getting stronger and I must be losing fat and gaining muscle at a very close ratio.

I instead took all my measurements and will monitor my progress over the next few months. I am going to stop by my gym and have my body fat measured as well, and just judge my progress via those methods. Thanks again.
dance2live

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Posted: 05 Nov 2013, 16:11
I had the same issue 2 years ago. I did not loose much weight, but instead, I put on muscle and loss little weight. I felt great! my clothes fit FAB and eventually, i started dropping at a very slow pace. Just fyi...
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wholefoodnut

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Posted: 05 Nov 2013, 20:54
IF I was in good shape with little extra fat and felt good I 'd be thrilled. That is basically my goal even though I also have one for wt. but physically fit and a different wt that would be fine

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