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Ok, smart scale peeps, I have suddenly become concerned obsessed about my 5 pound muscle loss over the last two months. 🙄 I work out typically 7-8 hours per week, of which about 3+ hours are dedicated to strength training. I eat my Protein, 60-100 g/day. In spite of this, my trend from my smart scale shows a 5 pound loss of muscle (28 pounds total loss) over the last two months (since I bought the scale). What gives? Anyone else noticed muscle trending down on their smart scale during weight loss? I am frustrated since I have been working so hard to maintain muscle through this process.

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Everyone loses some muscle when losing weight, it's totally normal! Imagine how much more leg muscle you needed when you were carrying around an extra 85lbs every where you went! I wouldn't even really look at your muscle mass until you are at goal weight, b/c it's just going to keep going down. Focus on your body fat percentage instead, as that will make you happy! LOL!!!

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yes - when you lose weight, you'll lose fat, bone, AND muscle. It's not necessarily a bad thing since you need a lot more bone and muscle to hold up your starting weight than you do your ending weight. It's just when it's too much bone and muscle that it's an issue. If you lost 28 lbs and only five of it was muscle, I think that's pretty normal. Actually, it's probably pretty GOOD. It would likely be more than that if you weren't doing all that strength-training.

Edited to add that I agree with ChubRub. If you're concerned about the muscle, then focus on the percentages rather than the raw weight.

Edited by catwoman7

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Thanks you guys! I guess I just needed some reassurance that I wasn’t doing badly. 🤷‍♀️ I want to maintain muscle and BMR as much as possible. If you both think my muscle loss is reasonable, I will accept it and keep doing what I am doing. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁🍽

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Now you've got me curious to want to get a smart scale to measure my other things in addition to weight.

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5 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

Now you've got me curious to want to get a smart scale to measure my other things in addition to weight.

Love tracking everything! Even though I obsess🙄 I bought the same one as @ChubRub.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1UX8RW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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