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How does the muscle gain / fat loss effect the scale?

I have been dieting (I hate that word) for two weeks now. The first week I lost 5 pounds. I started working out at the end of that week and I have worked out almost every day since, and have not changed my diet. I have not lost any weight this week. Why not?

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2 Responses to “How does the muscle gain / fat loss effect the scale?”

  1. Dave and Rebel G said :

    muscle weighs more than fat so your actual weight/number on the scale will most likely go up. Try to hit your goal weight before adding muscle…I lost 30 pounds then gained 8 back when I started distance running, but my waist continued to get smaller. I was a size 6 after my diet and i am now a 4, even though i gained weight….

  2. ♥♥ character ♥♥ said :

    A pound of muscle DOES NOT weigh more than a pound of fat! A pound is a pound is a pound. The mass of a pound of fat is larger than the mass of a pound of muscle. For example, if you fill up a measuring cup with cotton it will weigh less than if you fill it up with steel ball bearings.
    If you keep doing what you are doing you will loose weight. Not five pounds EVERY week, but you will lose if you count calories and exercise. Don’t weigh yourself every day. It will fluctuate from day to day.


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