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Weight Gain...help!

Sad I am 23 years old and over the past couple of years, I have gained a significant amount of weight. I am very unhappy with myself. I began to work out about 2 weeks ago. I know that is a very short amount of time to see results but I am concerned. My typical workout is 45 minutes of cardio and then 20-25 minutes of weights (stomach, arms, legs). Is this a good workout for weight loss and toning? I just want to be able to fit into some of my old clothes again. I am concerned because I have actually gained 4 pounds. Does anyone have any indea why that might be? I am desperate at this point!! Someone please help!!
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replied December 8th, 2003
Muscle Weighs More Than Fat
Roxie, if you are working out a lot, you are definately gaining muscle tone. Muscle weighs more than fat does. It is possible that the 4lbs you gained are from muscle tone. Do you eat healthy food as well as work out?
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replied December 9th, 2003
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I try to eat as well as I can but I have a terrible time with will power. I normally eat two healthy meals (fruit, salad, etc.) but tend to have one meal a day that isn't quite as healthy. I take in an average of 1200 calories a day. Is this bad?
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replied July 30th, 2018
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Do not worry. Proper nutrition and exercise will return your form.
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