Weight Gain Due to Exercise

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The first post in this series about dieting is: Losing Weight Via the Change Diet

When we embark on any exercise program, it does two things. First, it causes us to lose weight, if we don’t make up for it by eating too much more.

But, second, we gain weight. This is because muscle tissue is more dense than fat tissue. As we exercise, we are building up those muscles. So, they are growing.

This is good weight gain. If there’s enough exercising that’s new to your daily routine, then your target weight should change from that which you picked at the beginning.

But, we don’t have to worry about that now. Wait until you have plateaued at a point where you are happy about your body’s weight. You don’t have to be Mister Universe or Miss America. But, if you are getting to the point where you are in good condition, stop the plan. You don’t need it any more.

I built that into my plan when I picked my goal. My ideal weight is probably about 165 pounds. But, my target weight is 180. That’s because I’m hoping to have gained fifteen pounds as a result of exercise.

However, this is not required. You can adjust the target whenever you think it’s appropriate. Your target is not written in stone. Look at your body and listen to what it’s telling you.

The next post in this series is:

The Plan in Total

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