Iwantdoughnuts's Journal, 25 May 2018

Is it impossible to gain muscle and losing weight and gain muscle at the same time?
When I was living with my family, I didn’t do workout at all, ate snacks packed with carbs, sugars and fat. Now I live in a dorm, opt for healthier veggie-packed meals, hit the gym and take a dance class (which is much more intense than it sounds!)
And I was a few pounds lighter when I was living with my family. WHAT.
My goal is not so far away, actually it’s just losing 10 pounds from my original weight while getting a leaner body. It’s almost nothing, compared to goals of other people on Fat secret.
Now I can see my muscle becoming slightly more visible than before. But I’m putting on some weight, which makes me so worried if I’m doing something wrong. (I know that muscles are heavier than fat tho…)

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 May 2018:
1706 kcal Fat: 49.89g | Prot: 89.71g | Carb: 229.61g.   Breakfast: Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt, Bananas . Lunch: Skinless Chicken Breast, Spinach, Newman's Own Lite Ceasar Dressing, Macaroni or Pasta Salad, Cucumber, Strawberries, Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Frosted Donut. Dinner: Trader Joe's Bibimbap Bowl. Snacks/Other: Hot Chocolate Cocoa (Made with Whole Milk), Pure Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter High Protein Bar (Small). more...
2157 kcal Activities & Exercise: Abdominal (Sit Ups) - 24 minutes, Cross Training - 30 minutes, Dance (square dancing) - 30 minutes, Dance (fast step, aerobic) - 1 hour, Resting - 13 hours and 36 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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first and foremost, regardless of your weight or appearance, you are building habits and skills that will serve you and preserve you for the rest of your life, so kudos to that! Second, considering your goals, i would pay more attention to your muscles, which you can see are strengthening, and how your clothes fit. Jmho! Great job! 
24 May 18 by member: jengetfit123
Yes it is possible to gain muscle and lose weight but you do have to calibrate your nutrition to actually do that. It looks like you are eating about the same number of calories as you burn though, so I think the exercise estimate is a little high, and the calorie intake is a little low, and the balance means you are gaining weight. 
24 May 18 by member: abbadabba
Muscles weigh quite a bit more than fat. Measure instead of weigh so much. 
24 May 18 by member: Tabbigurl
You could be building more muscle faster than you are losing fat which would account for the increased weight. You could be retaining water, especially if you are not drinking enough of it. The scale is unreliable as it cannot tell the difference between a pound of fat and a pound of anything else. Bodybuilding.com has several articles about building muscle while losing fat. I was doing a search there the other day. 
24 May 18 by member: cjodyssey
Well, losing fat while gaining muscle is possible-all depending on ur body fat %. I would say lose the 10 pounds, then bulk 
24 May 18 by member: Jenna.lightning
You have to eat whole protein to build muscle. Also, you more of a calorie deficit you are running will make it harder. A slight deficit with balanced macros that are maybe a little higher on protein will fuel your body for muscle adaptation (growth) while enabling you to reduce fat. I'm measurably getting more muscular while dropping pounds.  
25 May 18 by member: makelikeatree
It’s not impossible 
25 May 18 by member: rosio19


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