Many years ago I was extremely obese, I use to weight 215lbs and I am only 5'4. I manage to loose 70lbs withing two years once I was comfortable I left it at that. Since then I have manage to maintain my current weight 145-147, but now I want to get back in business. I want loose the rest of the weight and get tone at the same time, but I do not know where to start . I am training with my mom (she is a physical trainer) so I do go to the gym about 4-5 times a week for 2-3 hours a day. My mom makes me work very hard which is great, but I just do not know how well I am doing as far as nutrition. When I started working out last week I was at 145lbs and yesterday my weight was up to 148lbs. I been eating healthy foods and working out hard and consistently; I do not understand why my weight is going up instead of down. I most be doing something wrong. I take dietary supplements to increase energy and cut appetite. Continuation..
Answer by QandA at 8:30 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by rena_goldmoon at 8:33 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Muscle weighs more than fat, so it is very possible that you are toning up and still gaining weight. It could also be water retention. Three pounds isn't a lot to worry about, but you might want to take a close look at the protein powder if you keep gaining.
Answer by sillymoo at 8:33 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by tangyh at 12:04 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by mekarevell at 1:17 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by Dew1 at 12:10 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
This is the answer I give to everyone as far as figuring out what your calorie intake should be:)
Find a BMR calculator, I like this site. This will tell you how many calories your body needs every day to keep functioning. Make sure to scroll down and see what different activity levels change the amount you burn.
One pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories, so for instance if you were to take in 1500 calories per day and your BMR says that you burn 2000 then that would be a deficit of 500 calories burned per day. 500 calories times 7 days a week would equal 3500 calories burned for that week, equaling 1 pound of fat. Of course this is just an example, and BMR is just an estimate but it does help to figure out a realistic goal. Good luck and keep up the good work!
Answer by shanlaree at 12:31 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 8:18 PM on Aug. 8, 2010