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ARCHIMEDESII
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7/9/12 2:17 P

Hi, BRENTTHIN76 !

Don't assume something is wrong because you gained six pounds this week. Most likely what you're experiencing is nothing more than a temporary water weight gain. Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to gain weight during their menstrual cycles. Is that a fat gain ? Nope, it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that will pass in a few days.

It's been very hot across much of the country. When it's hot, a person can get dehydrated quickly. if a person is the least bit dehydrated, they'll retain water. So, do make sure you're drinking plenty of water.

I can easily gain 3-4 pounds in a day because of water retention. I've gained as much as 5-7 pounds during my period. I don't let these gains bother me because I know they are normal water weight fluctuations. In order to truly gain five pounds of fat, a person needs to eat an extra 17,500 calories on top of their normal intake. So, if you know you didn't eat that much extra food this week, then you know you didn't gain fat.

Also, are you doing any type of strength training ? If not, I'm going to encourage you to start. Add lean muscle because muscle burns fat. the more lean muscle you carry, the more efficient your body will be at burning fat. A good strength training program could help you drop 1-2 clothing sizes without losing any weight. so, don't be afraid to add some strength training to your exercise routine. you will not look like a body builder if you do. women don't pack on muscle the same way men do, but we both benefit from the workouts.




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7/9/12 11:45 A

Hi BRENTTHIN76,

Are you tracking your nutrition? When you say you are exercising regularly, what activity are you doing and for how long? Are you doing any strength training activity?

Losing weight can be quite complex because as we lose the weight and continue to exercise, our bodies become quite adapted to the new way of living so that it does not take as many calories to perform the same activity that you were doing when you started. And of course, because you have lost weight, your metabolism will fall as well as you do not need as many calories to support your higher weight. This is why it is so important to keep tracking your nutrition, go back to measuring your portions and keep changing up your fitness regimen.

Coach Nancy



BRENTTHIN76
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7/9/12 10:44 A

I am starting to get upset. I have been excerciseing regular, eating good..I know what I am eating and I know I am working out good. I drink plenty of fluids..But no weight is comming off.. I gained like 6 pounds in a week.. I need answers..This is NOT a plataue.. Please give help if you can?



 
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