Many people are frustrated when they start an exercise program and they notice that they don’t lose weight immediately or others discover that while they initially had some loss, as time goes on the weight loss becomes more difficult. The result is that they stop exercising.

But what is really going on and why should we not be disappointed?

When we decide to participate in a daily physical activity from our sedentary lifestyle, our body responds to the stress of exercise and makes some necessary changes that will help it meet the new demands of the body.

Muscles grow in size as a result of muscle cell hypertrophy. Increased proteins retain a proportional amount of water.

– Specific structures within cells that contribute to oxygen transport increase quantitatively
– The percentage of glycogen rises and blocks water
-The connective tissue decreases in thickness and hardens
-The total blood volume increases.

At the same time, however, fat deposits are reduced as they are used as a source of energy during exercise, so the body’s composition changes, that is, fluids and lean body mass (especially muscle tissue) increase, and at the same time body fat decreases. So these changes can mutually neutralize each other and there is no weight loss, but we have gained the reduction in body fat which is very important.

Once the above changes have been made and you continue to follow your exercise program faithfully with your usual calorie intake, weight loss will be achieved. If you get to the point where you want to lose more weight, you need to increase your overall workout volume.

So don’t give up easily and remember that with the right training and nutrition you can only have benefits.