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?
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- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2010 14:05
- PS Helper
- 23-01-2010 14:09
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
- 23-01-2010 19:20
What the above poster said ^
Whats your calorie maintence level? (if you don't know google BMR + harris benedict equation)