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    I started off doing Atkins last summer, and have slowly progressed onto primal. However, the small amount of weight that I lost in the first few weeks has all come back in the last couple of months - despite me doing more exercise and eating more strictly primal. I'm at a bit of a loss as to why. Maybe it's a seasonal thing? Also I am *very* stressed at the moment (writing my dissertation). Any ideas would be much appreciated.


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    How are your other measuremeants? Waist/Hips? Body Fat? There's that whole adding-muscle-tone aspect that weight alone doesn't give much insight to.

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      Well the weight that came off my belly hasn't come back, but my hips and thighs are definitely bigger - my pre-primal jeans are snug again.

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        Muscle gain... how do you look in the mirror?

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          Well I think I look more or less the same, it's just the tight jeans that's confused me - surely you can't put muscle on your hips? Or have I just put muscle on everywhere? I have been weight training but, as a lady, I didn't really think I'd get much bigger.

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            You quad/hamstrings are a huge set of muscles...

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              I'm male, but I noticed when I really started weight training that some of my pants/shorts fit differently/were a little tighter. Alot of it was due to *ahem* gluteal development, but my thighs also definitely increased in circumference, and not from fat, because the definition also increased dramatically. I'm guessing for ladies, any increase in muscle would make pants fit more snugly just because they are more fitted than guy's pants.


              That being said, I think that stress can negatively impact body composition. If you're getting smaller around your waist, you're probably headed in the right direction.

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