How is that I lost weight but look fatter? (PLEASE HELP! POINTS FOR BEST ANSWER!)?
Topic: How is that I lost weight but look fatter? (PLEASE HELP! POINTS FOR BEST ANSWER!)?
July 19, 2019 / By Hillary Question:
I'm 5'0 and 16 and a girl. I was never overweight to begin with but I wanted to cut down and lose some weight. I went from 124 lbs to 114 lbs by cutting out unhealthy foods. (Chips, soda, cookies, candy, chocolate, etc.) I lost all that weight the healthy way so I know it wasn't muscle mass I lost, it was fat. Anyways, I'm still losing weight, I want to get to 105 lbs.
Anyways, I measured myself and I lost 2 inches. Went from a 28 inch waist to a 25. But my stomach looks rounder, like it's terrible. Beer belly round. It's like all my fat from everywhere else fell onto my belly. I HATE IT. I don't understand why or how.
I eat healthy. I get all the nutrients I need with my lifestyle. (Except iron, I'm anemic, but I have to take supplements for that). I don't eat junk food or anything fattening.
How can I fix it and why does it look worse?
(And yes, I am getting the proper amount of calories.)
Best Answers: How is that I lost weight but look fatter? (PLEASE HELP! POINTS FOR BEST ANSWER!)?
Elrond | 3 days ago
before I read your whole question, I was going to say you lost muscle mass and gained fat (which is lighter). That may actually still be the case. You may have worked other muscles, but not worked your abs well enough. Depending on the types of workouts you do, you might not be getting the full-body experience.
I lost fifteen pounds in seventh grade (I was also 5 foot); I slimmed down from a size 12 to a 7 (j) / 8 (m). And I kept the weight off for years.
My little brother was a toddler at the time, and he was into things such as the wiggles. Their dances, believe it or not, are very aerobic in nature. So, I would watch them with them and use them as exercise tapes. I had also done jazzercise, which is more effective, but it's the same concept.
Once or twice a week (maybe more), I did strength training. I would set my ipod on my ihome (I made exercise playlists with upbeat songs). I lifted dumbells (I learned many techniques from my days in Jazzercise). I also did squats and stretches, and some aerobic dance moves (also from jazzercise). I would also do stomach crunches daily; at my highest point, which I think was 8th grade, I was doing 100+ each day. I didn't just do regular situps. I did a variety of ab exercises (which I also picked up in Jazzercise).
These exercises are easier to do and more effective with the music for motivation as well as changing things up. Don't do one type of exercise until you are exhausted. Switch it up to work different muscle groups until they get a little tired, then do another exercise. Back and forth. You can work out longer that way.
These strength training and crunches workouts lasted between 30 minutes to an hour. I think at one point I was doing this every day.
Well now I'm 20, with a Bachelor's degree and a desk job, getting ready to attend grad school for the desk job I am destined for, and I no longer follow these routines. I am out of shape, filling a size 10, and, as tired as I get from small sprints, a little afraid of how this lifestlye will affect me. Then again, my boss, who has the type of job I am studying for, runs on the treadmill daily and is not fat; she has had this job for 30 years.
So it is up to you to keep the routine up. I don't know how anemia affects your ability to exercise, but I hope this helps.
One more thing, I don't know if 105 pounds is really a healthy weight for you.
Before my weight loss, I weighed 125. Then I got down to about 110/105, but I was 12. True I was also 5 foot, but again, 12. Things that develop after that, such as hips, which add to your natural body shape. Also, it is more about the inches and your health than the pounds.
I was still wearing size 8/9 for years and I weighed a lot more than I did in 7th and 8th grade. This time last year, I weighed 134 pounds. But I still looked exactly as I did in high school, and I still fit into the same clothes. I am two inches taller, I have a fuller chest, but I wasn't any fatter or anything. Weight can come from various things; it is mysterious, but it is not really important. Muscle, body shape and health are.
It doesn't take long to lose your progress either. In the past five months, since I got this job, and started spending more time at my parents' house, I have gained two inches around my waist. Those two inches came with about seven pounds, and the inability to zip up some of my pants. You need to balance lifestyle changes. A sedentary job means you need to work in more exercise on off hours. Same goes for Holiday Feasts. Enough said.
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Originally Answered: special k diet? to lose weight? (10 points best answer. help?)?
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As for your plan, you need to make sure you consume plenty of lean protein, fruits and veggies, brown carbs, healthy fats, and lots of water. Do not allow your calories to drop below 1200/day. Hungry or not, THAT is part of what it takes to be healthy and to lose weight in a healthy manner and keep it off. Learn to eat right. If you don't eat much, then chances are you aren't overweight anyway so why are you trying to lose? Skinny isn't pretty.
Next, at least 1 hr of exercise at least 5 days a week. Running is fine, but excessive cardio can cause breakdown of muscle tissue instead of only burning fat. Make sure you get some strength training in there also, to build muscle and speed your metabolism.
All kinds of people post here. Some with healthy plans they want to start and some with gimmicks or unhealthy plans. No matter what excuses a person gives or what they want to try, many of us won't encourage an unhealthy plan or accept excuses. Do it right...I'm not going to risk my karma by giving someone bad advice or encouraging unhealthy practices. If you don't actually need to lose weight, then don't. You need to learn what your ideal weight range is. See the source link for that info (a calculator)
What is your definition of a "healthy" diet? Some people would consider eating a salad full of ranch dressing to be considered "healthy" when in fact the salad alone is only 150 calories but they add in like 300 calories of dressing, that by no means is healthy. Are you having protein in each meal? Sounds to me like you are skinny-fat, which means; you need to start exercising. Dieting alone is only half of the equation.
I believe that exercise is more important than diet alone. Look at top athletes of this world, they have athletic, ripped physiques but some of them eat pizza and burgers all day long. Dwight Howard and Michael Phelps are prime examples of this, they eat crap all day but look great because they burn it off with exercise.
Exercise is KING, diet is QUEEN, put them together and you'll have a KINGDOM!! -Jack LaLane
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Hmm, you might naturally have a pot belly, which isn't bad at all, its very common, nothing wrong with it either, some girls look good with it.
If you don't like it though, just do some crunches and ab work outs, don't lose too much, you're already a naturally petite girl. But I don't think there is anything wrong with you.
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carry a cooler stocked with three bottles of water a six pack four pb js two oranges a bag of tortilla chips and 12 servings of cool cucumber salsa go to womenshealthmag allrecipes com for the recipe for 22 minutes
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when out at a restaurant ask the server to hold the bread snack mix or chips and salsa that might come before the meal if you re hungry youll be tempted
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Originally Answered: Is this weight loss plan healthy or will I be overexercising? 10 points for best answer!?
WHOA! No no no no no. You need to have a NET calorie intake of at least 1200, while yours will be around negative 500. Your body will think it is starving and will hold onto the fat you have with a death grip. You will also probably feel lightheaded and just bad in general. If you're going to work out that much, you could eat 3000 calories and loose weight. It is't healthy to loose 5 pounds in a week, and the weight you will be loosing won't be fat.