I have lost a lot of weight over the past few years and am at a weight that I am happy with now. The problem is my body hasn't changed much in the process. I went to a doctor who tested my body fat/muscle etc and found that my body fat is really high and my muscle is low. I have had some autoimmune issues for many years which is why she said it's likely the ratio is so off.
Is it possible to lower my body fat and gain muscle without losing weight (or gaining)? How can I do this? What kind of eating, strength and cardio routine would help with this? I have been exercising consistently for years but the intensity hasn't been very high because of exhaustion. I do have more energy now and want to see what I can do to change my body.
I also have pockets of fat specifically above my elbows and knees that haven't gone away despite losing weight and being at a very healthy weight. Does anyone know reasons for these? Is it because of a high body fat percentage or health issues? Will building muscle get rid of them?
I would love any and all advice and am able to provide any more information if needed. Thank you so much!!!!!
| Pounds lost: 58.0