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Gaining weight on a calorie deficit!

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Kellym82021 December

Hello I'm wondering if I could get some advice!! The last 3 weeks I have tracked and weigh everything I eat I stay between 1400-1600 calories a day I started the gym 2 weeks ago 3x a week I do cardio and I do push myself where I ache the next day! I lost a bit of weight in the fist week but these last 2 weigh ins I have gained it back I weigh myself same time every week any ideas? Please be kind I'm 185lbs and want to loose around 40lbs

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moreless profile image

Hi and welcome, Kellym8 :)

Maybe it's time to look at what you're eating, instead of just focusing on how much you're eating?

You've come to just the right place for help and support and maybe this guide would be helpful for you

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts and we hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially a weigh-in and the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

BridgeGirl profile image

Hi Kellym8, welcome aboard :)

I agree with moreless, when you're sticking to a plan and it isn't working, explore other plans. She's given you plenty of reading so I hope you find a new way to get the pounds moving :)

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Ally742021 December

Hi Kelly, As you've started a new exercise regime I would imagine that the weight gain is probably down to this and fluid around your joints. It'll go as your body gets more used to it and you'll have lost fat and gained muscle which is much better. Stick with it and don't lose hope, it'll be so worth it in the end. In the meantime if you could send me some of your motivation please 😘

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Ally74

Hi Ally74, thank you for your support and welcome to this amazing forum. I suggest you spend some time clicking about to find your way around. It's easier if you have a lap-top as there are several threads.

Have a good read of the pinned post “Welcome Newbies” and follow every thread.

Here’s the link to the pinned posts,

Here’s the link for the “Tour” of the forum. If you haven’t already taken it.

I strongly suggest you read and contribute to the Daily Diary and participate in a Weekly Weigh in, I found lots of motivation by joining in.

You will find there's loads of tips about better eating, from other members. Sharing your daily menu not only helps you stay committed, it can help other members too.

Good luck I hope to "see " you around.

Are you remembering to add all your drinks in? I find a few alternate days on 800 calories is a really good way to kick start weight loss

focused1 profile image

Its annoying as you are really making an effort. Try downloading the free gives you the basic Myfitnesspal app . It gives you basic macros and you can scan barcodes . Don't skimp on drinks . Fruit tea - hot or cold I find refreshing . I put it in my water bottle with the teabag in it . you have enough quality calories . I eat quite a few omelettes , tinned fish and cottage cheese . Cottage cheese is my lazy food . The only one I buy is from Lidl . The plain - full fat . Half a tub .Sprinkle of herbs and smoked paprika . Handful of cherry tomatoes , onions , pepper, mixed leaves . The cottage cheese = 150cal and the generous salad will give you a decent filling lunch with 2 mins effort . I basically do a 400 , 600 , 400 3 meals a day with 100 cals to play with . I am 5ft 1 and 61 years old. I walk , do Zumba and long I can . Try You Tube for variety with exercise . I haven't gone back to the gym yet. I maintain around 62-65 kg . Not crazy light but I feel I don't want to be scrawny with excess flab . I have managed to keep a very flat stomach which was my goal after 5 kids made me look like Humpty Dumpty.

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Sewn2021 March

Hi there Kellym8

I am just wondering if your weight gain could be hormonal, before your period?

A new regime can initially give you a loss. Try it o keep positive and keep moving x

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