Question of the Day

I’m trying to go down from heavyweight to lightweight. Since the beginning of our training trip, I’ve gained three pounds (137 to 140 lbs) even though I’m basically eating fruits, veggies, limited carbs, no artificial sugars, protein, and quite a bit of water. I’ve been doing two a days (OTW/ergs) and then additional cardio and core work. What suggestions do you have for losing weight? I’d love to go down to 130 by end of Feb. Thanks!

I doubt you’ve actually gained three pounds given how many calories you’re burning right now. It’s most likely just water weight – don’t worry too much about it.

As far as going from heavyweight to lightweight, definitely continue eating healthy. Don’t limit your carbs too much – people jump on bandwagons and assume carbs are bad for you but the right ones aren’t. Once you get back to your normal routine (without the two-a-days), try and do some form of cardio at least 3-4 times a week for 45ish minutes a session. Keep doing your core work 2-3x a week in addition to your cardio. Also, don’t forget to add in some strength training…

Remember that as you work out, you’re inevitably building muscle. Muscle is denser than fat, so if the scale reads a higher number than what you normally weight, don’t automatically attribute it to doing everything wrong. Obviously you’re not gonna build that much muscle in such a short period of time … I’m talking more long term here.) Some bodies aren’t meant to go below a certain weight though so don’t try and force it. Make healthy decisions when it comes to eating right and working out. It seems like you have a good thing going with your diet and workouts right now so try and maintain what you’re doing and go from there.

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