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    Last year my weight was steadily around 50kg which is pretty normal for me. I'm quite short at 5.3" and my BMI is within healthy range. Since December I noticed my daily average weight had gone up to 51.8kg - 52.1kg which I'm not as happy with. I know that's not a lot at all but it frustrates me. I've made a conscious effort to eat more healthy but nothing is changing. In fact, after eating not much at all yesterday I went up from 51.9 to 52.5kg somehow :O. I've been doing short amounts of exercise as well. Is it just harder to lose weight when you aren't overweight? Realistically, how long should it take to lose that weight?
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    Do you weigh your food and count calories?
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    The lower your body fat %, the harder it is to lose weight.
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    if you're smaller it will be harder to lose weight, if nothing else the bigger you are the more calories the cells in your body are burning just to keep you alive so if you are smaller you will need less calories.... you will also burn slightly less for every exercise you do... might not sound a huge amount but even 50 cals a day will add up over time

    A couple of other things, you haven't said how old you are but if you're fairly young it's not abnormal to gain a little bit of weight and won't do you any harm. 2kg won't even be noticeable to anyone else and you're still very slim.

    Weighing yourself every day is really unreliable due to a whole bunch of things.
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    If you're weighing yourself everyday it's likely to be super off putting try to restrict yourself to once per week at a similar time in similar clothes.
    I've 60.5kg atm but have lost 3kg in the last week. If you're really keen to try lose the extra kg or 2 try myfitnesspal app for calorie and exercise counting which is what has helped me, you may be picking the wrong 'healthy' foods but you'll soon see on the app. Though again if you do try it DO NOT weigh yourself more than once per week because it'll be super demoralising especially as weight fluctuates all the time so you'll need at least a week to actually lose enough to avoid the fluctuation.
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    How sb can lose 3 kg in a week?
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    I thought it was easier... I weigh 52kg now and I'm around 5"5 I think. I can lose weight very quickly if I go running like a mile or if I got to the gym like only twice my ribs could start showing straight away.
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    Yes and no.

    While the mechanism for weight loss is the same (must be in calorie deficit). Smaller people have a smaller TDEE and therefore require less calories to maintain their weight. This makes creating a deficit more challenging.
 
 
 
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