Our expert says:
This is indeed a problem. There are individuals who react to intensive exercise programmes by developing large muscles which then not only weigh more than before the exercise, but also change the person's build so that they do not fit into their clothes any more. When you weighed 48 kg before the intensive exercise, your BMI = 23,2 which is nicely within the normal range. Your present BMI if you currently weigh 53 kg is 25,6 which in your case seems to represent the gain in muscle tissue. I can only suggest that you cut out fatty foods for awhile by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet) and revert to doing gentler exercises like going for walks instead of working with weights.
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