Why is my weight going up again?

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Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 15:30
Over a month ago now I quit all takeaways, junk food and started back at the gym doing cardio for about 40 - 60 mins a day 5 times a week.

I'm increasing the intensity of my elliptical trainer every week and doing the hill setting. Elliptical trainer is good for me as I have arthritis in my knee and need a non impact exercise so I don't aggravate it.

I'm aiming for a calorie intake of no more than 1500 per day and sticking to that pretty well...

For some reason my weight seems to have platau'd or slightly increasing and I don't know why. Any help would be appreciated Smile

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Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 15:53
How is your salt intake? Salt will add water weight. 1500 seems a bit low for that level of activity. Are you getting enough protein? Can you do any weight training or core work? I find a mixture of carido and core and weights workes, body gets used to the same thing day after day. Have to surprise it.

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Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 16:01
If you record everything you eat, it will be much easier to discern what the issue might be so people can give you better advice, but my advice would be: record everything you eat Smile Otherwise, you really can't know whether you are eating enough or too much.
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Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 18:26
It could be your exercise. You've been just losing weight based on your diet, so you were losing fat. Now that you're exercising, you're also gaining muscle mass. Muscles weigh double an equivalent volume of fat. Consider yourself toning.

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Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 22:49
Thanks everyone and yes, I must keep more on top of my food diary Smile

I'll keep following my regime for a few more weeks and if things don't appear to be changing, I'll look into core weights also.

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Posted: 31 Aug 2010, 08:39
Also check out Men's Health Magazine. Lots of great info in there and exercise ideas...

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