Why am I getting thinner but the scale says I weigh the same?
April 13, 2012 6:20 AM Subscribe
I'm dieting and not exercising. Why am I getting thinner but not losing weight?
posted by biochemist to health & fitness (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been doing the "eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full" diet. I also don't eat after 7pm each night to prevent stomach aches in the morning. I haven't incorporated exercise because it's not something I stick to, and I want a diet to shed the pounds by living basically the same lifestyle but cutting the calories. I've been eating healthier, cut out the sweets fast food etc.
It seems to be working - I'm fitting into clothes I haven't fit into in awhile. But the scale says I've lost less than a pound and it's been two weeks. How can this be? Google says it's muscle, but how can I be gaining muscle if I'm not exercising? I'm trying to understand because I'm starting to feel like maybe the fitting into older clothes was a lie - what if I could fit into them for awhile through some natural weight loss but just hadn't tried them on in awhile? I need to know if I need to be doing something different to reach my weight loss goals or if I'm A-OK. I don't look any thinner but I don't expect to yet.