Our expert says:
The probable reason why you gained weight after 3 weeks of reducing your energy intake down to 1400 kcal/day and doing intensive physical exercise, is that you developed some muscle tissue which ironically weighs more than fat tissue! So it is important to: a) Give yourself a chance to adapt to such a drastically changed routine, b) Not to judge fat loss ONLY by means of weighing - your 3 cm loss around your waist is also indicative of good progress, c) NOT to keep on reducing your energy intake as this sends a message of 'starvation' to your body which then starts to conserve energy and fat instead of using it up. So please go back to your 1400 kcal/day regimen and do your exercise and be patient. You will continue losing cm until you start losing kg too. Rome was not built in one day either.
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