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10/6/11 8:24 P

KEISHYRAT,

Remember our body's weight is not a static number...in fact in the course of a single day our weight can vary by as much as 7 pounds.

It isn't uncommon to see a slight upward shift in weight when we start exercising, or add a new training regimen and eating better. For one the muscles are making more mitochondria which allow for extra glycogen-stored glucose in the cells- therefore, your body hangs on to more water to help with the cooling off process for exercise and for helping process energy. Your muscles will also have an increase in blood volume in order to have better availability to oxygen and removing waste, especially lactic acid. These things coupled with eating higher fiber foods, such as fruits and veggies can show a gain, when in all reality it is just a shift in fluids.

When we stop working out our muscles no longer need the extra stored glycogen so it gives up the water.

I hope this helps!
Coach Nancy

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10/6/11 8:14 P

Well, for about 2 months straight, I was sticking to a healthy diet and exercise. I was actually doing really well, but I stayed on 60-61kg for the entire 2 months. According to my BMI my ideal weight is 50, and I've always been shooting to weigh about 55kg like I did 2 years ago.

So about 2 weeks ago, I "lost the spark", and stopped exercising. I've not really stuck to my nutrition plan, probably getting takeaway around 2-3 times a week. I have however been eating a little less - nothing drastic, just skipping my afternoon snack or breakfast a couple of times a week if I'm too busy to remember. I think I'm just less hungry because I'm not exercising as much.

In the last 2 weeks I've lost 1.8kg. I now weigh 58kg. I don't understand!

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