I agree with Dragonchilde - when you start/increase an exercise program, it is a common response for your muscles to retain water (it takes 3 water molecules to bond to each glycogen molecule, and this helps deliver energy to your muscles more efficiently, and helps them cope better with the new demands you are making of them). In the short term, this increase in your lean mass can lead to little change (or even an increase) in the scale, even as you are burning fat.
However, muscle and water are considerably denser than fat, and typically this shows up as inches lost, even if the scale is being unco-operative. The tape is actually a much better means of tracking your progress than the scale. And if you haven't been measuring yourself to date, are you noticing your clothes fitting better?
Spark's intake recommendations are based on sound nutritional principles, and higher levels of activity do need an appropriate intake to support them. I wouldn't recommend second guessing the intake recommendations at this stage.
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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