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By dotFIT experts
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By dotFIT experts
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I'm losing body fat but not weight. When will the pounds start coming off?

Question:  I have been on the 90-day program for two weeks now and even though I’ve lost body fat, but I haven’t lost any weight. When will the pounds start coming off?


Answer:  It should happen soon. You must be adding muscle at a rate that equals your fat loss. If you’ve added resistance training, then this has allowed you to add some muscle (a good thing) but it is unlikely that it will continue at this rate, unless that’s your primary goal. If muscle gain were your primary goal, your diet and exercise would be designed accordingly. It is also possible that you could get away with eating less, so try reducing your calories by 250/day. This should slow the muscle growth and maximize your fat loss. Be sure that your workouts are appropriate for your fat loss goal. Intense workouts with a lot of sets can lead to muscle growth. Also, supplements such as creatine can increase muscle cell volume, leading to an increase in weight (but not fat).


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