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Exercising slowing my weight loss? watch

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    I've been losing weight consistently for the last 4 months. My calorie deficit has been mainly due to changes in my diet, as well as generally being more active.

    Before Christmas I started working out and had 2 good weeks (3x cardio, 3x weight sessions per week). During those weeks, my loss decreased by 30-50%. Over the following 3 weeks I didn't work out, and my loss increased, back to the "no workout" average. I've just finished another 2 weeks of working out, and again my loss has decreased.

    I know there are loads of variables, but it appears that exercise is slowing my weight loss down. The best explanation I can come up with is that my deficit is too great when I exercise, causing my body to freak ("starvation mode"?).

    Has anyone experienced this or have other theories on what could be happening?
    • PS Helper

    PS Helper
    Muscle is denser than fat, so as you burn fat and put on muscle you will get heavier. It does not, of course, mean that you are getting fatter

    What the above poster said ^

    Whats your calorie maintence level? (if you don't know google BMR + harris benedict equation)
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