Mar 29, 2012 9:51am

Niccy1990 Niccy1990
5 posts

Hey,
I’ve been working out more at the gym recently and have noticed that i’m either gaining/not losing weight, but overall my body is getting more toned. I mainly use the treadmill and cross-trainer at the gym about 3 times a week and am wondering if i’m just gaining muscle?

Any advice would be great!
Thanks.

 
Mar 29, 2012 3:48pm

javanek javanek
69 posts

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It’s a strong possibility that what you are seeing is muscle gain and fat loss. True that muscle is more dense, hence heavier, than fat. So as you lose fat and build muscle you will see a change in body composition and appearance but may not notice a drop in weight. While I would be say that is true in your case, that is the most likely reason.

 
Apr 1, 2012 10:27pm

Niccy1990 Niccy1990
5 posts

Thank you for your advice, i’ll keep an eye on my weight and body measurements over the next few weeks and see if I see any changes!

 
May 12, 2012 5:46am

Barry147 Barry147
2 posts

The basic diet for weight gain that should contain nutritious, high calorie foods, carbohydrate is also assential part for the weight gain,
The diet for the carbohydrate meal bread, potatoes, brown rice, pasta, couscous,fresh and dried fruit….

 
Jun 30, 2012 8:13am

melindathomas melindathomas
2 posts

Barry is right. Just be sure to limit your fats and processed foods, and you’ll be on the road to losing weight and gaining muscle.

 
Jul 12, 2012 11:01am

pmccrann pmccrann
6 posts

If you are happy with your progress, don’t sweat it…roll with it as your body might just be settling into your new phase. If you want to continue to challenge yourself, maybe look into how you can adjust your dietary needs to more closely map to your new level of activity and workout schedule!

 
Jul 18, 2012 8:57pm

pfries pfries
10 posts

Are you weighing yourself at the same time every day? Sometimes water weight can give you the illusion that you gained. Watch your sodium intake as this will cause your tissues to retain water.

That said, if you have been working out regularly it is likely that you are indeed gaining muscle. It is much more useful to watch your body composition (body fat %) rather than pay attention to the number on the scale. :)

 
Aug 3, 2012 7:17am

clintoncerejo clintoncerejo
6 posts

We should start our gym workout from lighter weight to heavier weight.

 
Sep 10, 2012 4:39pm

jim123 jim123
66 posts

I think that you may want to cut the weight training a little and add some pilates in. Pilates is known for building slim and sleek muscle and not bulking muscles. I would suggest eat mre protein contained diet. Good luck!

 
Oct 25, 2012 4:13am

robinjackman robinjackman
6 posts

You can find a holistic weight loss solution to balance your health and weight.

 
Oct 26, 2012 8:10am

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1 post

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Nov 24, 2012 1:56pm

rylanmede rylanmede
1 post

You are just gaining muscle weight; i appreciate your question and understand this confusion, giving the tons of info on weight loss and the myth that weight loss is associated with exercising which is totally wrong.

What actually happens when you do exercise, is your body burns the fats and the calories but adds a heavier weight of muscles instead making you gain weight only more but not in a fatty way, rather a fit shape and that is why you are seeing your body more tuned.

 
Nov 25, 2012 6:30pm

clarissam clarissam
2 posts

I keep hearing that muscle weighs more than fat so i decided to do some research here’s some useful info that i’ve found: http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_ar…

http://healthscience.org/index.php?option=com_c…

http://www.everydayhealth.com/weight/busting-th…

Every site i went on said that a pound is a pound and muscle does not weigh more than fat. Hope this helps!

 
Nov 28, 2012 5:48pm

Bell66 Bell66
6 posts

We should always choose a healthy way to lose weight because with losing weight we should also keep health in our mind whom we should care for. For muscle gaining it is good to lose some weight for a balance body shape.

 
Mar 14, 2013 2:48am

runcoach runcoach
12 posts

There’s already been a lot of good advice given here, so I’ll simply confirm that yes, you probably have gained muscle and lost fat. Keep doing what you’re doing. Just make sure you’re eating cleanly.
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Mar 19, 2013 10:11am

Maxthon Maxthon
8 posts

We should be eat energetic foods for the weight gain.Exercise work is the best for build the muscles.But i will advise you to avoid from fried stuff and too much excessive usages of meat.But according to me banana diet so good for the weight gain…

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