Isn’t it frustrating? You diet, you lose weight, then you get bored or you’re sure that you’ve “got it” this time… Then sure enough you gain weight.
Repeat this over a few years and you’ve got a recipe for frustration. Not only that, but that pattern of yo-yo dieting is disastrous on your health. More on that in a bit.
Finally you think you’ve got the answer. You’ve seen your friends start getting in shape, and when you ask them what they’re doing they say, “Oh, me? Well I’m working out with this really great training facility. Maybe you’ve heard of them, Ameli Training?”
“Of course I’ve heard of them” you say, “what do they do in their workouts?”
Your friend goes on to say that the fine people at AT do different kinds of resistance training.
So what the hell, why not give resistance training a shot? After a few weeks, maybe months, you pop on the scale again and – dear Charlie’s Angels the scale hasn’t budged!
What the heck is going on?
Glad you asked. There’s a devious secret that’s hidden in every yo-yo diet scheme that will make you fatter over time. Let’s flesh that out a little more with and example of someone who wants to lose weight and their starting weight is 160lbs. After repeated yo-yo dieting cycles her ending weight is just around 150. Success right?
By this point you should know that I’m tricking you. Take a look at this graph and see if you can see why:
Can you see the issue here? Over the course of those weight loss diets her muscle mass has decreased and her fat mass has increased, or she weighs less and is fatter. Awesome, no?
How does that relate to your scale not moving? Well in order to lose fat after cycling through yo-yo diets your muscle has to catch up, so you’re losing fat but gaining muscle which results in a minimal or nil net weight loss.
At Ameli Training weight is only 1 of the many measurements we use to gauge how well we’re doing with your fitness goals. Pants size, body fat percentage, movement patterns, and photos just to name a few. I hope you can see that your weight does not and will not define how successful you are on your fitness journey.
P.s. If you’re interested in learning more about resistance training, give us a call. 925.405.6599