I am 54 year old female who was a smoker until August of this year (2018), was “skinny” unhealthy, flabby, and breathless. Since I quit smoking in August I am in the gym 4 – 5 days per week, doing weights/resistance training, cardio, under the guidance of a trainer (one day per week). I also started riding my bike again, 2 – 3 days per week, avg. 12 to 15 mph, 15 to 20 miles. I had added a lot of muscle and feel terrific, but I can’t lose the excess fat around my belly, butt, flabby arms, etc. My eating is improved with fewer carbs, more quality protein, supplements, etc. How do I slim down the fat?
In July my weight was 152.4 lbs. Today it is 166.3. My SMM was 56.9. Today it is 63.3. My PBF was 30.6. Today it is 30.4. My Ex. Cellular Water was 0.396. Today it is 0.389.
Congratulations on the changes that you are making to your overall health and fitness!
Have you talked with your trainer regarding your stats? They are more likely to be able to make guesses on what is happening and recommendations on what to change.
Off the cuff, I’d say:
1) Look at your total calorie intake. Smoking is often an appetite suppressant. Even if you are eating better quality food, are you eating substantially more of it?
2) Muscle is more dense than fat. So without focusing on your weight gain for a moment, how do you feel about your shape – how your clothes fit and how you look?
3) Only you know how “hard” you are working, so I trust you when you say you are working HARD! If I were programming for you for weight loss, I’d want you lifting weights that make you tired around 10 lifts.