How's the weight loss going Sian? I hope your WW group could answer your questions?
While I agree about bmi ,inch loss and being healthy. And I know your just trying to be helpful, nobody has ever turned fat to muscle it just cant happen. You do however need to eat a small amount of fat within a diet to allow weight loss and to build muscle. People often feel they have gained muscle because they start to see them all thats happened is the fat is going. If you look at long distance runners anything over 1500 meters they are all very slim and have little muscle mass unlike sprinters
Im just being honest and hope you appreciate it, are you counting absolutely everything your eating ? it easy to not count "little bits"
The other thing that happens when people exercise is they tend to do far less during the day as they feel they have done enough by having a run etc
Good luck and keep with the running
hopefully your weightloss has picked up a little? just one thought to add to mike's question about ensuring that you are counting everything carefully- are you eating extra points because you are exercising? it might be that you are overestimating your activity level and therefore your calorie deficit isn't enough to lose weight (3500 cals defecit per week required to lose 1lb)
whilst i agree that you can't turn muscle into fat- you can build muscle and it is heavy- but unless you are pumping iron and having 57 egg whites and protein shakes a day then you realistically aren't building that much just by running! i actually don't massively go off what the scales tell me as i find it disheartening- 1lb a week weightloss is massive for me- but i do measure body fat religiously (well my personal trainer does it)- he uses a manual method but many scales now have a body fat function- there are the odd anomallies (as you would get with weight anyway- esp if you are female) but over time you can see progress. also- measure yourself- arms, hips, waist etc and sure that you will soon see results :)
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