I feel like I've been doing really well. I have been exercising consistently, eating less and trying to make better choices. But I stepped on the scale today and I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I don't know how to jump start my weight loss because nothing I do seems to be working. Any ideas???
First off all don't quit... you can do this...!!! Are you doing more target routines like ones specifically for abs or arms? I would suggest doing girl body hiit your routines to kick start your metabolism.
You might be miscalculating the calories you're actually burning, try a low carb diet but do carb cycling with a high carb day every once in a while, don't fear the healthy fats from peanut butter almonds nuts egg yolks omega 3s and olive they are important for weight loss. Try doing your Cardio in the morning on an empty stomach and a 20 min hiit session later in the day. Drink loads of iced green tea with a pinch of salt and 1tsb honey(pure) as a sports drink 1tsb per litre though. . The scale can be misleading as you might actually be loosing fat but gaining muscle, muscle weighs more. Use the scale only once a month concentrate more on your body fat percentage. Hope this helps
I am not a professional or anything but as far as I can gather this is exactly what is supposed to happen!
Working out after being sedentary for long will trigger changes like blood volume/weight increase, muscles/fat ratio redistribution and disturbance in water retention .... among others. All those can temporarily increase weight for a while.
So in short, forget the scale and keep going ;)