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Old 09-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
Tim Sethna
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3 months and no fat loss

Just curious if anyone ran into this. I started CrossFit about 3 months ago and my diet has been clean but I have had no fat loss. Im going 3 to 4 times a week. Any ideas?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

How many calories are you eating a day? You need to track your calories and eat below your maintenance.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

What type of programming are you doing? How long are your workouts / what types of workouts and are you doing any additional cardio or anything to lose fat (if that's your goal)
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #4
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

Additonally, how much do you weigh and do you know your bodyfat %
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

how are you measuring fat loss? are you simply basing that on how much you weigh? if so, muscle weighs more than fat.

have you noticed any slimming, i.e. looser waistline etc. - this would be a better measure of fat loss.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:44 AM   #6
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

In my first 7-8 months, my weight loss was not what I would call "dramatic" especially compared to some other results you see...but I went from a soft 193 to a "pretty hard" 171. Still probably 10 pounds or so there to lose if I wanted to get really lean. My BF went from 18% to just south of 13%. Not sure where I'm at now...that was a couple months ago.

As a rule, I don't weigh myself. I look at my gains in speed, endurance and strength as my measuring stick right now.

Stick with it...I will say the weight came off slowly for me.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #7
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

Tim . . . You say "fat loss" but are you referring to lbs on a scale? Lbs on a scale is not a good fat loss indicator.

I am 50 years old and have been doing CF for 5 months. I was out of shape. Mowing the lawn made me tired, winded and feeling wiped out.

I have lost 8 lbs according to the scale. Bad results? I don't think so. My clothes are looser. I am in smaller belt holes. My wife complains about my jeans being too big now. My actual body measurements are down. 2 or more inches from each of chest, waist, hips. People look at me and the first question is . . "Wow how much weight have you lost?" because I look skinnier. I can lift more weight now that I ever imagined during on-ramp class. I can push my walk behind mower around 30,000 sq ft of lawn without getting winded!

So what I am saying is this . . . Weight on a scale is one indicator. There are many other indicators to measure progress. Muscle weighs more than fat for a given volume. If you are putting on muscle and losing fat, you may not notice a weight change like you expect.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

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Just curious if anyone ran into this. I started CrossFit about 3 months ago and my diet has been clean but I have had no fat loss. Im going 3 to 4 times a week. Any ideas?
Seriously? What kind of quantities of foods are you eating? Just because you are 'eating clean' doesn't mean you are eating the right amounts.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #9
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

Muscle does not weigh more than fat. That's like saying a pound of cement weighs more than a pound of feathers.

It's more dense. You can fit more muscle into the same size space than you can fat. That's why your scale may not move, but you will lose 4 inches in your waist.

How are you measuring your body fat%?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:53 AM   #10
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Re: 3 months and no fat loss

What does your typical days worth of food look like? I see a lot of people who eat "clean" that could use some tweaks.
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