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Old 01-10-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Question Exercise and weight plateau?

I work out 6 days a week for an hour (I do weight training 2-3 days, alternating with cardio). I change my routines daily so my body doesn't get used to the same activity and I earn 4-5 AP's every day.

I've been on the Weight Watchers Flex plan and "eat clean" but don't eat my AP's and many times don't use all my weekly points.

Although I'm losing inches, my weight loss has stalled for the past three months.

Is it possible that I'm not eating enough points? I've heard that your body needs more fuel in order to burn off calories.

What do you suggest?
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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Have you ever figured out how many calories you're eating in a day? It's hard to say whether you're eating too much or too little without knowing how much you're actually consuming.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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Considering the exercise and the fact that you're still losing inches, I'd have to assume that the weight 'stall' is because you're probably still losing fat but putting on muscle, which weighs more than fat. Which is great! I'd be thrilled were I in your spot right now.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
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you're probably still losing fat but putting on muscle, which weighs more than fat.


A pound of muscle weighs EXACTLY the same as a pound of fat... or a pound of feathers, for that matter! You may be BUILDING muscle as you lose fat - this would be a good thing! - but that statement is not true.
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i did weight watchers for a while and have started calorie counting (for convience) but you may not be eating enough. I remember my leader always telling us if we are eating below our points we could stall. I would say try making sure you are eating all of you points..and try some to all of your flex points and see if that happens. your body may have moved into starvation mode. Good luck and let us know.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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Yes, a pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat... because pounds compare weight. But the volume they take up are very, very different. So some cubic measurement of muscle is going to weigh a lot more than the same cubic measurement of fat.
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