>workout 4-5 times a week
>spend about an hour at the gym each time
>HIIT and lifting, walk everywhere
>calories at around 1600 per day, track everything, cut down alcohol to almost nothing
>do this for about three months
>a lot slimmer, muscles more obvious, less fat on my body, dropped about two sizes
>weight hasn't changed at all
What is going on /fit/? My only option is to cut out absolutely everything other than chicken and veggies but I try to have a bit of variety in my diet so I don't just crave shit and fail.
I really don't mind, I love the gym and I'll continue to go because I feel a lot better for it. I'd just love to see the numbers catching up (as I have a lot to lose according to science). I work in an office with a bunch of women who seem to diet for three days and lose four pounds, yet they do zero exercise.
Is there any reason at all why you wouldn't drop weight but you'd change shape?
No! 1lb of muscle weighs the same as 1lb of fat. What you meant to say is "muscle is more dense than fat"
OP your weight is the same because you replace that fat with muscle.
Fat takes up more space than muscle. You're on the right track OP. You're doing well.
But I'm nowhere near my goal weight, still have another 20kg to lose to get into the normal range and I think if I lost that I'd probably look a bit too thin. I suppose I want to see the numbers match the scale so I no longer feel so embarrassed about the number.
For three months though? I haven't even lost one pound in this time, I'm exactly the same weight as I was when I began.
I'll keep working out, maybe change my routine and cut out sugar completely. Perhaps I'll throw in a few more runs if I have the time.
I'm not saying I'm not really happy with my progress, I just feel like my weight doesn't reflect how I look and that's a bit disheartening. (either that or I have reverse body dysmorphia).
weight is a measure of 'force.' The units you are using for force are 'pounds.' When making measurements it is often convenient to quantify them with numbers. 1 pound of anything weighs the same as 1 pound of anything else.
At least you're making progress so you got that going on, are you sure you're eating 1600/day ? Cause with a lot of sports that could be easily 800 to 1000 deficit a day, you should feel hungry asf.
I do tend to feel hungry at times but just eat some tuna or chicken, or sometimes fruit.
I will still eat sweet stuff occasionally though, perhaps I need to be more strict and cut it out completely to see if it makes a difference.
>For three months though? I haven't even lost one pound in this time, I'm exactly the same weight as I was when I began.
Same here, only I'm two months in. I guess it happens sometimes. Who cares as long as you look and feel better and stronger?
why is the number so important to you OP.
If you are getting caught up on numbers go get your bf% tested. or take good measurements of your waist/arms/ ect. to really watch those change.