Weight Gain on a weight loss diet

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  1. Renegade

    Renegade New Member

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    Well my g/f thinks shes gaining weight since we started a diet together and I wanted to see why that could be the case.

    Before she came up to college and did dieting:

    ate healthy already for the most part, non stressed, good sleep, and did moderate level of exercise 3-4 times a week.

    Since she has been up here, she eats at least 3 times a day still, all healthy, mostly yogurt, salads, and fruit. She is extremely stressed and tired as sleep is a lot less, and we go do elliptical for 45 per day. She says she gained 1 pound and is wondering why she hasnt lost any and only gained.
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    i started a diet a month ago, working out 4 times a week and cardio 3 times a week, eating healthy 5-6 meals a day with good caloric intake, i've gained 15 lbs :hsugh: :wtc:
     
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    if you are doing it right, it could be muscle

    but then again 5 -6 meals a day

    in a diet calories out > calories in
     
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    how long have you two been working out?
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    could be building some leg and hip muscles doing the elliptical :dunno:
     
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    It's not how you weigh on the scale, it's how you look in the mirror
     
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    1 pound is nothing; could be water weight, could be hormones, whatever.

    Caveat though is that: if she is working out more than before she may inadvertently be eating more. Is she logging her food? If not, I would suggest she start.
     
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    good advice :bigthumb:
     
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