Going to the gym, but weight stays same

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  1. LaughingColors

    LaughingColors Active Member

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    I've been going to the gym now for about 3 weeks. The last week every day except today i went twice. I started taking protein shakes. My weight is staying the same, even though i'm noticing my body changing. I'm 5'8, and its been hovering around 182.5

    I'm not eating much, especially no junk food, drinking very less frequently

    My calorie intake is about 1100 per day...making sure to spend a full hr in the gym at least.
     
  2. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    gaining muscle losing fat perhaps.
     
  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    first of all eat more than 1000 calories a day.


    second of all i use weight as a gauge to health/fitness. not as a goal
     
  4. captainmo

    captainmo Senior member

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    Why do you go twice a day? Is the hour you mentioned an hour each time, or an hour total? You should be able to get a good workout done in under an hour. What's your routine? Eating 1100 calories isn't good, unless you are morbidly obese. To increase your metabolism eat more frequently. Breakfast, healthy snack, lunch, healthy snack, dinner, light healthy snack, bed, with a protein shake in there after your workout. If you didn't go to the gym before, you should be able to lose weight if you keep your calories at whatever it was before you started working out.
     
  5. upoenik8

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    You must eat much,much more if you're going to the gym twice a day.If you don't eat you'll just be very skinny.And have 7-8 meals per day.
     
  6. why

    why Senior member

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    Shut up with the 7-8 meals/day thing please....ughghghgjgf
     
  7. ken

    ken Banned by Request

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    I go to the gym every day, too, but I still weight 763lbs.

    Maybe my scale is broken.
     
  8. lance konami

    lance konami Senior member

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    Shut up with the 7-8 meals/day thing please....ughghghgjgf

    Why eat at all? Eating is totally overrated.
     
  9. Fatto_in_Italia

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    It is way more effective to not train that frequently, but let's say 3 or 4 times a week. That way, you give your body some time to restore and to actually grow.
    At least that's what I've heard.. correct me if i'm wrong here..
     
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    Laughing, is your intention to lose weight?
     
  12. nordicstyle

    nordicstyle Senior member

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    Assuming you go to the gym to lose body fat, use a metering band to measure your waist. Muscles are more compact than fat and thus they weigh more. If you are losing fat and gaining muscle, your weight will not go down. Measuring your waist is a good way to see if you are actually losing fat.

    Also, if you have just recently started working out it's likely that you are eating more than you did befor you started (even if you are not aware of it). A lot of people get more hungry when they start training, because they are using more energy.
     
  13. LaughingColors

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    yes, i'm trying to lose weight...lots of the usual weight machines, for 40 min, various cardio for 30 or so- from jumping rope to running
     
  14. why

    why Senior member

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    there's been evidence to show that frequency of meals can matter dependent on what and how much you're eating, in relation to metabolism. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/321/14/929
    Larger meals elicit a greater insulin response. This has been known forever. In terms of weight loss and such it's pretty much a wash...there's a few studies out there that measured even one meal/day. People that ate one meal/day lost weight during the study despite higher insulin and cholesterol levels compared with others who ate more frequently (both were isocaloric diets with identical nutrients).
     
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    I don't think the OP would be very happy with one meal a day and 7-8 meals is a bit excessive. If you think of it as your normal 3 meals, and then two macronutrient balanced snacks throughout the day, you can control your insulin response and lose weight (hopefully).

    Thats what works for me at least.
     

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