Posted by: Bluez | 2009/02/05

Healthy Weight Loss

I' m finally back at the gym after a very long break in routine (no, not just December!). As a result, I' m starting a bit slow on the cardio (only about 20 minutes a day) and have noticed cm loss around my hips, but have gained kg' s. Also, my body fat % has come down.
Any particular reason why I' d be gaining weight, but losing cm?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageDietDoc

Dear Bluez
You are losing fat as exhibited by the decrease in body fat% and your fat storage places are shrinking as demonstrated by your loss in cm, so the fact that your weight has not come down, but gone up indicates that you are probably busy rebuilding your muscle tissue. Muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue, so don't worry about what the scale says - you have 2 good indicators that you are burning fat.
Enjoy the gym

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.