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.
Hello Constance Jones,
You are gaining weight from gaining muscle mass, which is a good thing. It takes a while for your body to adapt and accept a different lifestyle. Your body strives for homeostasis and you have put your body into a tailspin with a sudden shift towards a healthier lifestyle.
Keep up the great work with your personal trainer and you will see the results kick in; then there will be no stopping you.
You are most likely losing internal fat which is not visible. The fat under your skin should diminish with time.
Focus on the right decisions instead of a number here and there. The bottom line is your health. Congratulations on quitting smoking and making a change for the better. Hang in there.
Personal Trainer~NAPS 2 B Fit…