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Weight Loss Is Different To Fat Loss

So you have done everything right, you exercise regularly, you have been strict with your diet, you deserve results.

It's time to weigh yourself again (just like you do everyday to check on the progress that's making all this hard work worthwhile).

Okay, here goes....

That can't be right???

You step off the scale and step back on..........

You have put on weight!

Hold on.........

Before you lose heart and feel upset it's important that you understand a few things.

1) Body weight is not a constant. You rarely go to bed weighing the same as you did when you woke up that morning.

2) Your body can't change drastically in a very short period of time. You will not lose or gain very much body fat or lean tissue in any one day no matter what you do.

So why the change in scale weight???

This is down to what you have in your fuel tank. Your body stores energy in your muscles (and some in your Liver) and for every gram of energy stored it holds 3 grams of water with it. That can add up to quite a lot of weight. Also, trained muscles can hold as much as 3 times more energy than an untrained muscle. So let's break it down...

If the muscles on your body can hold 500 grams of energy, it will hold 1500 grams of water with it. So with a full fuel tank you will weigh 2 kilograms more than if your fuel tanks are empty. This is an example, the numbers could be significantly more or less but it is important to realise that it is not you putting on weight!

YOUR BODY IS THE SAME, YOU HAVE JUST REFILLED YOUR FUEL TANKS! KEEP GOING, IT IS WORKING!!!

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