Gaining weight instead of losing it, why?

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Jun 2, 2012 3:59am

dredcin dredcin
3 posts

Hello everybody! I’m Cinthya, I’m 23, I’m 5.15 Feet and I weight 116 lbs. I’d like to lose 13lbs so I subscribed to DailyBurn to motivate myself by seeing my progress but in 2 days of respecting the advices of this program I gained weight instead of losing some.
Can someone tell me what am i doing wrong? Do i have to change my Cals target or anything else? (i’m guessing you are able to watch what I’m eating this days and which exercises I’m practicing too, aren’t you?)

Already thank you for helping me understanding my mistakes!


PS: Sorry if my english is not perfect, my first language is french.

Jun 2, 2012 9:46am

seoulseeker seoulseeker
2 posts

Give it more time – especially at your weight, you’ll need at least a week or two to start seeing the results you’re looking for. Stay consistent, drink more water and try to get your protein intake up a bit. Stay with it!

Jun 3, 2012 2:28am

dredcin dredcin
3 posts

Thank you seoulseeker for answering! The thing is that I’m used to lose weight ( even 0.5 lb a day ) instead of gaining some when I change my way of eating and when I do some exercices. Do you think that if I have a proper breakfast it will help with this? (And eat more protein and drink more water of course)

Jun 3, 2012 9:01am

seoulseeker seoulseeker
2 posts

I’m sure quite a few people will disagree with me, but meal timing (eating breakfast for example) will have very little impact on your body composition. There are quite a few published studies that support this fact, if anyone is interested I can provide a link to a great blog post that lists quite a few of them.

Do you have any way to check your body fat/lean mass composition? If you do, please post for us to check. If you’re still gaining after a week or so, drop your daily calories by 250 or so – eliminating simple carbs (sugars) first and see how that affects you.

Hang in there!

Jun 3, 2012 12:55pm

dredcin dredcin
3 posts

I don’t have any way to check my body fat mass right now but next week when I’ll go at my parents’s I could check that on their weighing machine… As soon as I’ve checked it I’ll put it on my profile. As regards of the Cals per day I’ve already dropped some from the goal that was set by the site by the default. But I’ll follow your advice if I don’t see some results in a few days…
Thank you again!

Jun 6, 2012 8:31am

Shanfari Shanfari
56 posts

Same happened to me, when I was at about 215 lbs it suggested that I consume 2700 to lose weight! Guess what, I barely reach it with: 1 whole chicken (no skin) + 1 liter of milk (full cream) + 10 egg whites + 2-3 plates of salads (1-2 tbsp olive oil) + 1 cup of lentils/beans + 5 beef / chicken skewers!

When I shifted to 1 big meal (800-1000 Cals) + 1 liter of low fat milk + 1-5 cups of teas with sugar (I love tea) with a total of 1400-1700 Cals instead of 5-6 meals a day PLUS running/jogging on beach sand daily up to 8k in 60-50 min with empty stomach then lost about 30+ lbs in just 2 months and I’m now at 15% body fat and still looking for at least 10%.

Remember: 1 liter of water = 1 kg (2.2 lbs), not to mention food. You’re body is a little bit small so your muscles might not be able to burn fat fast but 1 lb a week is possible with good, moderate workout that focuses on duration more than intensity like walking / jogging.

I agree with seoulseeker’s 2nd post.

Good luck!

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