While one pound of fat weighs the same as one pound of muscle, muscle occupies about 18 percent less space. In addition, muscle burns calories while fat stores them. So, if your weight isn’t decreasing but your clothes are starting to fit more loosely, you may be building muscle.
Why am I gaining weight while dieting and exercising?
You will likely gain muscle mass and may begin to lose some fat mass. Muscle weighs more than fat, but it also burns more calories. Closely tracking your weight during this window can be confusing—your clothes may feel looser while the number on the scale stays the same or even goes up a few pounds.
How can I boost up my metabolism?
- Exercise more. Add interval training to your cardio routine and burn more calories in less time.
- Weight train. Add muscle mass to your body and you can burn more calories at rest.
- Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast.
- Eat fat-burning foods.
- Get a good night’s sleep every night.
What should I do if I can’t lose weight?
- Get A Good Night’s Sleep.
- Eat High Fiber Foods.
- Eat More Fresh Products.
- Control Your Gut Bacteria.
- Practice Mindful Eating.
- Do Not Skip Breakfast.
- Choose Lighter Salad Dressings.
- Portion Control.