I am Losing Inches but Not Pounds. What is happening?
What is happening if I am losing inches but not weight?
For the first several weeks of a new weight loss program, you may actually maintain weight on the scale, but lose inches and clothing sizes. This is called “recomposition” and refers to the body building muscle and burning fat, and shedding water at the same time. It will only happen for a couple weeks while your body is adjusting to the new food intake and exercise, then you will notice a drop on the scale as muscle gain slows and fat burning increases.