last 2 months I have been watching what I eat and exercising regularly and I have gained weight why
I really am frustrated ... I am trying to watch the calorie intake and exercising but in the last two months I have put on weight. I weighed 116 in Oct and when I got on the scale today I was 120---
Have you been measuring your waist, thighs, chest, etc.? Depending on your height, it sounds like you're already at a pretty low weight, so the weight gain you're seeing is almost certainly muscle. This is the reason why many fitness experts will tell you not to go by the scale, go by the measurements...muscle weighs more than fat, and in the case of muscle gain you're healthier with the heavier weight because you're taking on the tissues that burn calories and allow you to function easily. Throughout a six-month period of my own fitness regime last year I (who am a little overweight for my frame) lost only five pounds...but almost 6" around my waist, 1 1/2" off my arms and 2" off my thighs.
Ditto what wychic said. See about half-way down on my Hub:
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It is very important that you not only weigh yourself but also measure a few parts of your body as well. The first thing you want to measure is your body fat % because usually this goes down and you gain muscle and since muscle weighs more than fat you will gain weight. The next thing you want to do is take a measuring tape and measure your waist, chest, arms, and thighs. This will tell you if you are losing inches from your body.
Also if you are eating too much meats and protein it could be why you are not losing weight. Try eating more leafy greats and fruit.
Using your body weight to track your fitness progress isn't the most ideal way. I agree with what everyone else has said already. Don't just keep track of your weight, but keep track of your body measurements and your workout details. Besides, it's not weight you want to lose. It's fat. A quick easy way to see if you are losing fat:
If you are lifting more and more or running more and more, but your clothes still feel the same or looser, you've lost fat (even if you have gained weight).
I also wouldn't worry too much about a few pounds here and there. I personally can fluctuate 2-3 pounds in a week depending on what I've ate and how much water I'm retaining. Weigh yourself consistently at the same time of the day wearing preferable the same things.
Previous readers have given good suggestions. Muscle does weight more than fat. Other things to remember are that water stored in soft tissues fluctuates for reasons that are both in and out of your control. For instance, we retain more water in high humidity, but also when we eat foods that are high in sodium. It is common for label watchers to look at calories and fat content, but don't forget to monitor your sodium intake. Some sodium is good for maintaining healthy equilibrium, but too much is counterproductive.
Always weigh yourself on the same scale and if you weigh yourself at home and at the MD office, be aware of what the difference is between the two so you are accurately monitoring weight fluctuations. Always weigh yourself at the same time of day (preferably morning before you eat or drink anything) and are wearing nothing. Weighing yourself nude eliminates fluctuations caused by varied articles of clothing.
If your weight fluctuates between 1-5 lbs regularly, it isn't crucial and is likely a result of things such as what you've eaten, water retention, muscle gain/ wasting, and what you're wearing (if you don't weigh yourself nude). In other words, don't sweat it. If you are fluctuating more than 5 lbs, there could be something else at play and it might be wise to consult an MD or a nutritionist.
For more info on healthy diet and metabolism, check out this hub:
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