It’s frustrating isn’t it? You know that you have been consistent with your diet. You have gotten all your cardio and weight training sessions in. You have been diligent about drinking your water and doing everything right.
It feels like you are losing weight. Your clothes are fitting loser and you have had to tighten your belt up a little. The measuring tape even shows that you are losing inches, but the scale is just not cooperating. It is not moving in the right direction.
Don’t get upset and pull your hair out. It may sound strange, but it’s possible to get thinner without actually seeing a change in your weight. This happens when you lose body fat while gaining muscle.
Now, a lot of people will try to tell you that muscle weighs more than fat. That is simply not true. We learned in first grade that a pound of feathers and a pound of steel both weigh the same. It is just as true with muscle and fat; a pound is a pound.
However, muscle is less dense and therefore takes up less space. So it is feasible that while you are losing fat and gaining lean muscle, you may gain a little more muscle than you lose fat at some points on your transformation journey.
See this as a victory. You are headed in the right direction. Just stay consistent with your nutrition, hydration, training and “Make it Happen”.