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Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
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1/14/13 10:37 AM
I started Insanity just over two weeks ago. I know it's working based on the results of my fit test (I did tons better on the second one than the first one). I'm getting frustrated, though, becuase I'm gaining weight. I'm trying to be really good about my calorie intake. I'm 5'4, started at 142.8 lbs, and have been eating between 1500 and 1600 calories a day with most of my meals coming from the meal plan book. I told myself when I started that I didn't care if I didn't lose any weight, but I really didn't want to gain any. I've gained about two lbs in the last two weeks. Any suggestions to get my weight under control, but still eat enough to sustain myself through the workouts? Has anyone else had this problem?
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RE: Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
1/14/13 11:16 AM as a reply to MandyWier.
Are your macro right ? I mean 50% protein/ 30% Carbs and 20% Fat ??

Those pounds could only be muscle or water retention. Are you weighing yourself in the morning before breakfast or at any time of the day?

My best advise would be to stay off the scale as the number could fool you.
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RE: Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
1/14/13 11:34 AM as a reply to MandyWier.
1. Might be muscle...muscle weighs more than fat...2 Might be water retention...as we break down muscles the body retains water to repair...if you are taking creatine it will retain a little more water than normal also....relax its all good. 2 pounds in 2 weeks is nothing....your calorie intake seems low tho..check the guide and make sure you are eating enough
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RE: Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
1/14/13 11:37 AM as a reply to MandyWier.
MandyWier:
I started Insanity just over two weeks ago. I know it's working based on the results of my fit test (I did tons better on the second one than the first one). I'm getting frustrated, though, becuase I'm gaining weight. I'm trying to be really good about my calorie intake. I'm 5'4, started at 142.8 lbs, and have been eating between 1500 and 1600 calories a day with most of my meals coming from the meal plan book. I told myself when I started that I didn't care if I didn't lose any weight, but I really didn't want to gain any. I've gained about two lbs in the last two weeks. Any suggestions to get my weight under control, but still eat enough to sustain myself through the workouts? Has anyone else had this problem?


It's definitely water retention...not enough time to build 2 lbs of muscle, and there's no way you're gaining fat on that many calories doing insanity...don't worry...it'll subside soon.
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RE: Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
1/16/13 7:38 AM as a reply to MandyWier.
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the help. I'll try to stay off the scale, and pray that at some point the numbers start changing in my favor!
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RE: Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
1/16/13 7:50 AM as a reply to MandyWier.
Muscle weighs the same as fat but it is held differently in your body. you are most likely gaining muscle and more muscle will kill fat. i have gained two pounds on insanity as well but i'm toning all over and i know i'm gaining muscle mass while shreading fat.

good luck!
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RE: Gaining Weight on Insanity - and not on purpose!
4/18/13 12:57 PM as a reply to MandyWier.
Hi! I was wondering if things did start leveling out the farther you got into the program. I am only on Week 2 but have gained a couple of pounds as well. Like you I am sticking very closely to the Nutrition guide. I have read that it is completely normal to add a couple of pounds when you start a new and intense routine, but I just wondered since you are probably through with the program now how it all worked out.
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