One huge mistake people often make when they start an organized resistance training and nutritional program is to weight themselves every single day (sometimes multiple times per day). If you have a good experienced trainer, he or she will have you on a nutritional program that feeds your muscles without starving you. They will also have you on a training program that focuses on resistance training primarily, with some supplemental cardiovascular work added.
When you clean up your diet properly by eliminating unnecessary fats, preservatives, additives and simple sugars, your body will immediately shed water weight it has been "holding onto" due to the crap you were eating before. This immediate weight loss is largely water, with some small amounts of fat loss possibly included as well. Drinking more water during this period will also help you to lose even more water weight. So, the first week or two during your program, the scale seems to be your friend because it is going down quickly. This will change.
When you do a proper resistance exercise training program (and you should be doing resistance training if you want to lose body fat), you will often put on muscle weight. Muscle weight is GOOD weight! More muscle means a faster metabolism and that means you can shed more body fat easier. It is not uncommon for a person to gain 2 to 5lbs of muscle in the first few weeks of starting a resistance training program. This will make the scale look unfriendly to you...but the scale is deceiving you. Muscle occupies less space that body fat. That means 5 pounds of muscle takes up less space on your body that 5 pounds of body fat. Therefore, if you lose 5 pounds of body fat and put on 5 pounds of muscle, the scale didn't move, but your dimensions shrank, your clothes fit better and you look leaner. And ladies, don't worry about getting big muscles. Women don't have enough natural testosterone to build large muscles. However, women can build hard, lean muscles. And you will never have tight skin without muscular development.
When you get right down to it, all that matters in how you look. If you could look exactly how you wanted to look, would it really matter what you weighed? Of course not.
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