Saturday, April 15, 2023

New fitbit.. weight is going up?!?

 I ramped up my walking routine now that the weather is getting better.  Unfortunately, this has had a probably-temporary negative impact on my weight loss.  This may be attributable to three functions:

1) Micro-tears in the muscle fibers lead to increased inflamation and water retention.

2) Increase in appetite.

3) More lean muscle mass.

We have all heard the term TOFI (thin on the inside, fat on the outside), but what about a term that describes someone doing all the right things nutritionally, but who is essentially sedentary?  I think the increased fitness is a net win, and I have enough good weight loss trajectory to withstand a little bit of an inflection point.  My concern is for people who are just getting started who might get frustrated.