Why am i not losing weight?

#1
I just started dieting 4 days ago, and this is day five, and instead of losing weight i'm gaining a little. i eat really healthy every day, drink lots of water and run 5-7 miles a day. i just started running far about three weeks ago, so i understand that i'm gaining muscle...but isn't my weight supposed to drop more after the muscle is gained?? also, i weigh about 134 pounds...at what rate are people who are my weight usually lose weight?
 
#4
Your first post and you're seeking dietary advice on ARRSE?
 
#6
I just started dieting 4 days ago, and this is day five, and instead of losing weight i'm gaining a little. i eat really healthy every day, drink lots of water and run 5-7 miles a day. i just started running far about three weeks ago, so i understand that i'm gaining muscle...but isn't my weight supposed to drop more after the muscle is gained?? also, i weigh about 134 pounds...at what rate are people who are my weight usually lose weight?
What is your height and age?
 
#7
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#8
As someone said muscle weighs more than fat.
Im having the same problem, PT fives times a week and Im putting on weight. Its the weights thats doing it!!
 

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#9
In my younger days, when returning from an injury during which period I'd perhaps added a few pounds, when started to train again, my weight always went up before it started to decrease.

In fact seems to still be doing the same these days, a just waiting for it to top out and then drop again.
 
#11
You say you are drinking lots more water, remember that 1ltr of water weighs 1kg- 2.2lbs.
 
#12
In my younger days, when returning from an injury during which period I'd perhaps added a few pounds, when started to train again, my weight always went up before it started to decrease.

In fact seems to still be doing the same these days, a just waiting for it to top out and then drop again.
Does "waiting for it to top out" rank alongside "its me glands" or "Im big boned" :)

My personal excuse is that I am a lazy bastard.
 
#14
You are not in the mans Army thats for sure. Try weightwatchers.
 
#18
I just started dieting 4 days ago, and this is day five, and instead of losing weight i'm gaining a little. i eat really healthy every day, drink lots of water and run 5-7 miles a day. i just started running far about three weeks ago, so i understand that i'm gaining muscle...but isn't my weight supposed to drop more after the muscle is gained?? also, i weigh about 134 pounds...at what rate are people who are my weight usually lose weight?
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#19
Does "waiting for it to top out" rank alongside "its me glands" or "Im big boned" :)

My personal excuse is that I am a lazy bastard.
Nothing wrong with my glands and as far as aware my bones are of a normal size for a fat git!

Am and always have been on the bulkier side of average, hence played prop entire life.
 
#20
Nothing wrong with my glands and as far as aware my bones are of a normal size for a fat git!

Am and always have been on the bulkier side of average, hence played prop entire life.
Oi! Props are a supreme of speed and power; they only tend to have large bellies in an effort to slow down enough to enable the rest of the pack to keep up.
 

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