Why did I not lose any weight on your program?
Posted by Levi Hensley, Last modified by Levi Hensley on 19 December 2015 07:06 PM
It can be very discouraging to work very hard following a exercise or nutrition plan and then weigh yourself and only to find out that the scale reads the same as before or maybe even shows you gained a pound or two.
How could this happen, you may ask?
Well there are a couple things to consider. First I want to state that most folks lose anywhere between 6 to 10 pounds on this plan. But for these same people, when they step on the scale it shows maybe a pound or two lower. This is because many of them actually “gain” muscle so scale weight can be VERY misleading. Ex: If you burn 6 pounds of fat and gain 5 pounds of muscle (very possible), you would only show 1 pound lost, but in reality you've actually lost 6 pounds, which is a LOT of fat.
That is why we highly recommend using other forms of measurements to track your progress. The best way in our opinion is to take ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos so you can visually compare yourself and see the changes that a scale might not show.
The other option is to take your bodies measurements (waist, chest, arms and hips) before and after the program. The last suggestion is to try on that pair of pants or outfit that you have been saving that you ‘almost’ fit into or you used to wear. Then after completing each week, try it on again and notice how it begins to fit better and better as you progress.
Here are a few more ways to increase the effectiveness of any exercise or nutrition program:
1. Only have ONE cheat meal with a dessert on your cheat day for a few weeks to get more aggressive.
2. Limit your meals to one piece of fruit and one starch in 2 separate meals after workouts on your baseline days. This will help further facilitate fat loss and glycogen depletion.
3. Make sure you keep your water intake HIGH. This will ensure all metabolic processes are taking place adequately inside your body. We once had a lady who gained 2 pounds in 2 weeks, but when we measured her waist she was down 2 full inches and when we tested her body fat it had dropped nearly 3%, but she gained 2 pounds. This is just one of many examples of what happens when you start gaining lean muscle while you burn fat.
Bottom line: The scale can really mess with your head. We understand your frustration, so our best advice is to be patient. The results will come.
- Customer Support Staff