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Gaining pounds after cardio

Discussion in 'Weight Loss Through Exercise' started by DinoN, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. DinoN

    DinoN New Member

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    Hey Ya'll,

    For the past two weeks I have been doing nothing but cardio. 40 minutes for lunch and 40 minutes after work on elliptical for both sessions. I am noticing a difference in my stomach area and I am feeling the difference too. However after my first 2 weeks it appears that my weight on the scale hasn't changed. I still weigh the same but feel thinner. I am not doing any kind of muscle building, just cardio on elliptical.

    Any thoughts? I've read so many things about how muscles building is the reason for the additional weight but as I mentioned earlier I am not doing any muscle building exercises outside of using my legs on the elliptical. Maybe about 25-30 push ups a couple of times a week.

    My diet has changed. I am eating in small portions several times a day. A few almonds here and there, some green apples, soup for lunch.
     
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  3. Trusylver

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    It is extremely unlikely you have built muscle, building muscle requires specific effort combined with either a calorie surplus, or a mild deficit while also being substantially obese.

    if you have only been exercising for two weeks there will be some fluid retention within the muscles.

    Diet is the biggest factor in weight loss, and eating too little and not getting proper nutrition is almost as bad as over eating.
     
  4. DinoN

    DinoN New Member

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    Thank you for your input. I will have a closer look at my diet. I was just curious how I could be smaller but still weigh the same. I have been drinking a lot more water. Thanks again.
     

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