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    caloric deficit

    for the last few months, i've been riding my stationary bike a few hours a few days a week. i'm positive that i'm creating the caloric deficit, so why am i not losing weight? (if i'm not losing weight, then i guess i'm not so postive about that caloric deficit! haha but according to all the calculators, i'm burning a tremendously higher amount than i'm eating so what gives?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jja
    for the last few months, i've been riding my stationary bike a few hours a few days a week. i'm positive that i'm creating the caloric deficit, so why am i not losing weight? (if i'm not losing weight, then i guess i'm not so postive about that caloric deficit! haha but according to all the calculators, i'm burning a tremendously higher amount than i'm eating so what gives?)
    2 possibilities...well 3 actually

    1. You are at an extreme deficit so your body thinks you are starving. Therefore it stores fat. (doubt this one)
    2. Your bike is overestimating your calories burned. This is definitely possible especially if it didn't prompt you for your weight, height, age, etc.
    3. You are doing great. You're building muscle and losing fat at the same time so your weight remains stable (or maybe even gets higher as muscle is denser than fat)

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    sorry i didn't specify, but i wasn't using the calculator on the machine; i found a few online for my weight. i don't know if those are accurate either. thanks for you response

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    What is your weight, and what does your calculator say?
    Five is right out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jja
    for the last few months, i've been riding my stationary bike a few hours a few days a week. i'm positive that i'm creating the caloric deficit, so why am i not losing weight? (if i'm not losing weight, then i guess i'm not so postive about that caloric deficit! haha but according to all the calculators, i'm burning a tremendously higher amount than i'm eating so what gives?)
    what do you clothes feel like? if they're starting to feel loose, then your losing fat and building muscle.
    if you're clothes still feel the same and are tight, then you aren't losing any weight.

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    I find that the more I exercise the more hungry I get. That makes sense. My body is asking for more food due to the extra calories expended.

    Are you eating more food?

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