The body can naturally fluctuate by several pounds from day to day, due to water weight changes rather than an increase or decrease in body fat. It is a mistake to read too much into just one or two weigh-ins.
And specifically, 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 with the new demands you are making of them. But 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 to date, are your clothes fitting better.
And if Spark is recommend an increased intake for you to go with an increased level of activity, there are sound nutritional reasons for doing so, and it should still have you losing fat. (Noting that this is not quite the same thing as your overall weight, as above).
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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