why you may look a bit fatter when first losing body fat.

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    Sep 26, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    Its a total mind game and it fucking sucks!!!! i have steadily dropped weight while putting on more muscle and reducing my waist size over the last two months and now I feel fatter than before. All my measurements have improved; I've started to feel and see my abs; My pants are practically falling off without a belt and yet i seriously feel fatter then when i started. It is such an annoying feeling! I'm continuing to eat right though and stay motivated and pushing hard at the gym 6x week. Why the fuck does it have to be so hard??

    With my genetics I practically should write off having a six pack but damn if i'm not going to die trying lol

    http://fitnessblackbook.com/dieting_for_fat_loss/why-you-may-look-a-bit-fatter-when-first-losing-body-fat/
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    anyone live through the same feeling before shedding the fat? I don't think i will be satisfied until i have a cut physique oh the perils of being the fat kid lol
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    i have good genetics, but 6 pack i'll never have icon_sad.gif [even though i''m trying...]
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    Don't feel bad. Your "feeling" fatter obviously is not a fact. I know what you're going through, I'm on the same path, and I can tell you there comes a point when you absolutely KNOW you're doing well. Put up a "before" and "after" photo on your computer next to each other, and you'll feel better.

    6 days a week? Perhaps you're overtraining a bit. When I'm completely exhausted I don't feel like I look good, no matter what I objectively look like.
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    ^^^What he said. icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif

    showme saidDon't feel bad. Your "feeling" fatter obviously is not a fact. I know what you're going through, I'm on the same path, and I can tell you there comes a point when you absolutely KNOW you're doing well. Put up a "before" and "after" photo on your computer next to each other, and you'll feel better.

    6 days a week? Perhaps you're overtraining a bit. When I'm completely exhausted I don't feel like I look good, no matter what I objectively look like.
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    Sep 26, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    ASHDOD saidi have good genetics, but 6 pack i'll never have icon_sad.gif [even though i''m trying...]


    You have abs, I can seen them! You just need to get your diet in check and they'll show. Believe me, they'll show.
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    Sep 26, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    Abs are overrated and so is dieting. I'm on the "eat whatever I feel like" diet andiI accidently lost 20lbs these past 3 months. Not bad right?
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    Sep 26, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    Chainers saidAbs are overrated and so is dieting. I'm on the "eat whatever I feel like" diet andiI accidently lost 20lbs these past 3 months. Not bad right?


    Show me. icon_biggrin.gif

    You clearly were eating fewer calories than your total daily energy expenditure. I.e., dieting.icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 26, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    showme said
    Chainers saidAbs are overrated and so is dieting. I'm on the "eat whatever I feel like" diet andiI accidently lost 20lbs these past 3 months. Not bad right?


    Show me. icon_biggrin.gif

    You clearly were eating fewer calories than your total daily energy expenditure. I.e., dieting.icon_wink.gif


    I'm on meds where one of the side effects is weight loss. I may be taking in fewer calories than burned but I still eat whatever the fuck I want lol!
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    Sep 26, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Maybe you burned off muscle instead of fat for the first while.
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    Sep 26, 2012 9:14 PM GMT
    Welcome to "ex-fatass syndrome."

    Most ex fatties go through that during the first few months of getting in shape.
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    Sep 26, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    I think I am still fat, definitly a psychological thing

    I am at 5'9 155 lbs
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    Sep 27, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWelcome to "ex-fatass syndrome."

    Most ex fatties go through that during the first few months of getting in shape.


    :-)

    Or, gay guys who can never be skinny enough or girly enough. LOL
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 27, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    I'm "thin" but I still look fat in the mirror, to me. Maybe it's not anorxia, but it's definetly an obsession with perfrection, for me. Maybe you too.
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    Sep 27, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    It is a game where your mind has to catch up with the external changes, but...

    It may sound vain, but one thing that really helps is to take photographs and look at the comparisons. The mirror can play tricks on you, but looking at side by side photographs will actually help keep you motivated and will eventually help you see things as they are.

    I do understand how you feel.
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    Sep 27, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    Going through the same thing. In the past few months I gained ten pounds but lost two inches off my waist. The extra weight, tighter clothes and heft signals "fat" to my brain but the feedback I've been getting lately says otherwise!