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    Earlier this year, I decided to lose weight. I developed reasonably healthy habits (3 meals a day plus 2 snacks and a dessert) and was happy losing the weight. The plan was to lose some weight then start building a bit of muscle to help with toning. As muscle is denser than fat it meant that whilst I wouldn't be getting much bigger, I would be getting heavier. Only I've found I'm struggling to eat in a 'non-diet' way (ie choosing veggie alternatives and fat free options), I feel guilty if I don't exercise and I still check the nutrition when I go out for a meal. I'm also dreading gaining weight. I know the increase in weight doesn't mean I'm getting fat or anything but it feels horrible. I'm 104 lbs at 5ft 6 so definitely have wiggle room regarding weight. But is this normal to struggle with a change of mindset or is it indicative that I have a problem?
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    Earlier this year, I decided to lose weight. I developed reasonably healthy habits (3 meals a day plus 2 snacks and a dessert) and was happy losing the weight. The plan was to lose some weight then start building a bit of muscle to help with toning. As muscle is denser than fat it meant that whilst I wouldn't be getting much bigger, I would be getting heavier. Only I've found I'm struggling to eat in a 'non-diet' way (ie choosing veggie alternatives and fat free options), I feel guilty if I don't exercise and I still check the nutrition when I go out for a meal. I'm also dreading gaining weight. I know the increase in weight doesn't mean I'm getting fat or anything but it feels horrible. I'm 104 lbs at 5ft 6 so definitely have wiggle room regarding weight. But is this normal to struggle with a change of mindset or is it indicative that I have a problem?
    if u wanna gain muscle you have to eat more calories than you need(unless you've never been to a gym before) you don't need to lose anymore weight, youre actually very light so stop worrying about eating too much.
    eat slightly more calories than you need and work out, youll gain the muscle you want and you wont notice any fat gain as your muscles are gaining size.
    stop worrying about your weight, its only a number.
    also in the future if youre still having issues post something in the fitness forum, we answer EVERYTHING over there
 
 
 
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