When starting/increasing a workout program, it is a common response for your muscles to retain water. This increase in your lean mass can lead to an increase in the scale, even as you are burning fat.
Easiest way to convince your doc? Get your body fat percentage tested. (Most gyms will do this for a small fee).
BFP is a far more meaningful measure of overall health than total weight.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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