Hello Jo Jones,
Congratulations. Were the percentages taken by the same method/person and time of day? You feel stronger and more toned but want to see more weight/inch loss; maybe it is a sign to up the resistance training…talk to your great trainer about increasing intensity. It sounds as if you are on the right track, give it time and enjoy your sessions. Sometimes, not looking for something is when it appears…keep following your healthy lifestyle.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I’m a huge advocate of this question: “What do you see when you look in the mirror?”
Let’s be frank: a scale, tape measure, or EIU are tools to measure a means to an end. Unless you’re stepping on stage, making weight for a competition, or upholding some nonsense clause in a contract, your BF% isn’t very important unless a low number is your goal and ego booster.
If you’re getting stronger, feeling better, sleeping better, your lift progressions aren’t stagnating, and you feel FANTASTIC looking in the mirror, then the number(s) are irrelevant. Because hey! No one wears a sign that says, “Hi, I’m so-and-so with this BF%”!
I truly hope you’re still progressing and enjoying the journey to your goals!
I would have to agree. This much body fat loss would be unlikely to lead to no weight loss. Unless it was over a long period of time with a significant increase in muscle mass (or manbe water retention somehow). I would recommend getting a more accurate estimate of body fat to verify the numbers. Body fat estimation is not exact and there are so many variables. (Hydration, where and how you gain/lose fat, etc.) And muscle is much denser than fat, so inches would certainly change.
First, congratulations! That is quite a transition, and you should have seen some differences in how your clothing fits and/or some weight loss. However, I think a little more data is needed from you before we can guess the reasons why you haven’t lost weight.
Did your trainer use the same method to measure your body fat each time? If two different methods were used they will read differently. That could be one reason. Also, how heavy are you lifting with weight training?
It could be a variety of factors or error.