Our expert says:
I can imagine that you are frustrated that you suddenly weigh 3 kg more, but there are many factors that could play a role. Hormonal changes that result in water retention can always be a factor in women, so in the week before and after menstruation you may weigh more, but not have gained any fat. Your change in your exercise schedule may be building muscle tissue which ironically weighs more than fat tissue, so also check your vital measurements once a week to see if you are losing cm. The diet you describe is very minimalistic and not well balanced because you don't seem to eat sufficient fruit and vegetables and your milk and dairy product intake is too low to guarantee that you will ingest the 1000 mg of calcium that you need for healthy bones and teeth. Try eating a more balanced energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and concentrate on doing aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, skipping and swimming or cycling rather than working with weights if you want to burn fat.
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