There is very little that is more frustrating than feeling like you’re doing the work for fat loss, practicing self-discipline and putting forth your best effort only to step on the scale and see that it has gone up!
Today I want to share my answer to a listener emailed to ask, “Why am I gaining weight?” after being active and eating fat loss friendly meals.
Her email to me has something for everyone – questions about consistency, activity levels and clean eating. Here’s her email and today’s podcast shares my in depth answer.
Hi. I listened to the podcast on motivation and I’m working my way through the breaking barriers. But, here is what I notice, I am consistent and I do believe I can lose weight. But I’ve gained 2 pounds since Saturday while staying consistent with my 10000 steps and fat friendly meals. I even walked 7 miles yesterday. Any thoughts?
Listen below for my answers, tips & suggestions.
“Why am I gaining weight when I’m doing the work?”
In today’s episode I share my thoughts & suggestions related to:
- What might have led to the weight increase
- Limitations of monitoring progress with the scale
- More effective ways to measure progress
- What consistency is & isn’t
- When “fat loss friendly” isn’t fat loss friendly
- The link between activity & water retention
How & where to measure – I recommend measuring every other week. Be sure to record your measurements so you can evaluate your progress over time!
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