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 in the scale, even as you are burning fat. this is actually a good thing as it helps your body perform better.
But water and muscle are considerably denser than fat, and typically this will show up as lost inches, even if the scale is being unco-operative. The tape is a better means of tracking your progress than the scale. And if you haven't been measuring to date, are you noticing your clothes fitting better?
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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