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Spinning , weight loss
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jimmyjo · 09/08/2019 18:22

Can anyone advise, I am on SlimmingWorld, I have started spinning classes, in the last mont I have gone 3-4 times per week, I am so frustrated the scales haven't moved, I am not over eating , if I am building muscle does that mean my weight will increase but surely it can't keep increasing, I keep hoping for the scales to move

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AuntieStella · 09/08/2019 18:25

Weight loss is nearly all down to improving your diet.

Exercise is of course very good for both your physical and mental health, but is marginal for weight loss. So stick with the spinning if that is your preferred cardio

But to lose weight, look at your diet (and perhaps post in the Weight Loss topics on MN) and especially portion control. Are you measuring everything you consume?

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jimmyjo · 09/08/2019 18:29

I am following SlimmingWorld, I will stick with spinning regardless , I leave the gym exhausted but happy

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Hazza000 · 09/08/2019 18:30

Honestly exercise does not make you lose weight. That is solely down to what you put in your mouth. Sometimes exercise makes ppl eat more and they put weight on. You can not exercise at all and lose weight with calorie controlled diet. Exercise is great for wellbeing and fitness but not weight loss per se. If you want weight loss try the My Fitness Pal free app it's great good luck on your quest

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jimmyjo · 09/08/2019 20:23

Thank you for the advice , I have just downloaded app

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user1494050295 · 09/08/2019 20:25

I spin and have gone from size 34 jeans to 32. Am on the cusp of 30 inches. Now on diet to help shift alongside the spinning. Keep at it you will see results soon

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jimmyjo · 09/08/2019 22:15

I love all of your positive responses ♥️♥️thank you

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areyoubeingserviced · 10/08/2019 21:09

Agree that losing weight is mainly down to calories, but spinning does burn a shitload of calories
I love spinning and do four classes a week. I watch what I eat, but spinning allows me to have the occasional blowout .
Keep at it

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ivykaty44 · 12/08/2019 06:49

whilst food reduction is the way to go for slimming, exercise will help prevent any muscle loss whilst you diet. Often in the first stages of weight loss it’s muscle not fat you are losing. But by exercising you help to prevent that and retain the muscle and shift the fat. Making it easier to continue and eventually maintain.

Keep going and slowly increase your resistance on the spin bike, make sure your not pedalling to slack on the gears.

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AlphaNumericalSequence · 12/08/2019 06:55

Spinning will definitely help with losing inches, even if it doesn't do so much for weight. Perhaps use a tape measure as well as scales to check on your progress?
And feeling fitter is quite motivating. If I'm angry with myself for eating badly, I start to feel more positive after a few days of exercising.

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Lyingonthesofainthedark · 12/08/2019 10:38

I was told by an nhs registered dietitian that exercise WILL help with weight loss. Building muscle increases your metabolism. But it does take time, so keep going, and add in 30 minutes walking or other cardio a day. I imagine muscle takes time to build, and 4 weeks is nothing. Even if building muscle gives you only an extra 100 calories a day in the long run, that is very helpful over a year. Over 10lb/4.5kg. When you reach your weight loss goal, that's a lot of help towards maintaining.

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matahairyy · 12/08/2019 10:39

Spin. But just eat less It’s easy
Spin only loses me 500 cal per session

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TowelNumber42 · 12/08/2019 10:42

If you can afford scales that do body fat measurement get some. After getting porky I find I often drop loads of fat quickly without the scales moving because of the muscle gain. It is immensely reassuring to see the fat % dropping.

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jimmyjo · 12/08/2019 12:49

Can you recommend a brand of scales , I will pop into Boots later

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TowelNumber42 · 12/08/2019 12:54

I use the fitbit aria 2 scales. I like them.

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Piffpaffpoff · 12/08/2019 12:57

I don't lose weight when I do spinning regularly, but my legs and bum are are now incredibly toned looking so I'll take that!

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ivykaty44 · 12/08/2019 22:29

Matahairy it’s not just the session of spin that will be counting... the time following a spin class will also be using up extra calories

Go to a spin class at 7am in the Miri g, do spin wearing your hrm and count the calories. Then stop your hrm and have a very quick shower- pop your hrm back on for two hours

Now the following morning put your hrm on but go for a brisk walk for the same 45 minutes now shower in the same time and pop the hrm back on and count the calories for the next two hours

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Runningonempty84 · 12/08/2019 22:34

Spinning - and exercise in general - does help you lose weight, but only if you work hard. And in spin classes there's a lot of room to hide, if you have the resistance right down and freewheel.

Also, 4 spin classes of 45 mins a week is only three hours a week of activity. If you're sedentary for the rest of the time, and of course you won't lose weight - particularly if you eat back the calories you burn in spinning.

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