Weightloss while weight lifting. ..women.

I have lost almost 10 pounds. I am 5'2 and consume around 1300 calories.
I lift weights 4x a week. I do cardio 2-3x a week.

My question is, would I still lose weight if I consumed more calories but kept lifting heavy, or does it sound like I'm doing it right?

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  • Zendrick
    Zendrick Posts: 83 Member
    I weigh 133 right now
  • lkpducky
    lkpducky Posts: 16,721 Member
    Over what time period did you lose the 10 pounds?
  • Zendrick
    Zendrick Posts: 83 Member
    Since November
  • Zendrick
    Zendrick Posts: 83 Member
    I don't mind gaining weight if I'm gaining muscles and burning fat. ... Smaller waist is a goal.
  • bbell1985
    bbell1985 Posts: 4,572 Member
    You will still lose weight if you are in a calorie deficit, yes. If your maintenance calories are 1800 and you consume 1550 per day, you should still lose roughly .5 lbs per week...for example.
  • CafeRacer808
    CafeRacer808 Posts: 2,396 Member
    bbell1985 wrote: »
    You will still lose weight if you are in a calorie deficit, yes. If your maintenance calories are 1800 and you consume 1550 per day, you should still lose roughly .5 lbs per week...for example.

    This. Also, it's pretty difficult to gain muscle mass while eating at a deficit. You can retain your existing muscles and increase your strength, but gaining an appreciable amount of muscle mass isn't very likely.
  • marrrisa
    marrrisa Posts: 44 Member
    Personally, I eat around 1600 calories a day when I was not working out.

    I think I eat around 1800 working out 3-5x a week only lifting weights. So far so good for me, I'm feeling great!

    Also I'm 5'3
  • Zendrick
    Zendrick Posts: 83 Member
    bbell1985 wrote: »
    You will still lose weight if you are in a calorie deficit, yes. If your maintenance calories are 1800 and you consume 1550 per day, you should still lose roughly .5 lbs per week...for example.

    This. Also, it's pretty difficult to gain muscle mass while eating at a deficit. You can retain your existing muscles and increase your strength, but gaining an appreciable amount of muscle mass isn't very likely.

    Exactly, so if I consumed more calories I could bulk muscles but my stomach fat would remain?
  • Zendrick
    Zendrick Posts: 83 Member
    I'm about 28% body fat
  • bbell1985
    bbell1985 Posts: 4,572 Member
    OP how much do you weigh?

    While there are some "newbie" gains (a small amount of muscle) than can be attained, it will not stop the downward trend on the scale if you are in a deficit.
  • bbell1985
    bbell1985 Posts: 4,572 Member
    Zendrick wrote: »
    bbell1985 wrote: »
    You will still lose weight if you are in a calorie deficit, yes. If your maintenance calories are 1800 and you consume 1550 per day, you should still lose roughly .5 lbs per week...for example.

    This. Also, it's pretty difficult to gain muscle mass while eating at a deficit. You can retain your existing muscles and increase your strength, but gaining an appreciable amount of muscle mass isn't very likely.

    Exactly, so if I consumed more calories I could bulk muscles but my stomach fat would remain?

    No. You will not "bulk" muscles. If you are in a deficit, you will lose fat and MAINTAIN the muscle you have. If you are in a surplus you will build muscle AND fat. If you are in an energy balance (maintenance), you will lose a little fat, and perhaps gain a bit of muscle.

    If you are 28% body fat, stick to your deficit.
  • CafeRacer808
    CafeRacer808 Posts: 2,396 Member
    Zendrick wrote: »
    bbell1985 wrote: »
    You will still lose weight if you are in a calorie deficit, yes. If your maintenance calories are 1800 and you consume 1550 per day, you should still lose roughly .5 lbs per week...for example.

    This. Also, it's pretty difficult to gain muscle mass while eating at a deficit. You can retain your existing muscles and increase your strength, but gaining an appreciable amount of muscle mass isn't very likely.

    Exactly, so if I consumed more calories I could bulk muscles but my stomach fat would remain?

    You would bulk by eating at a surplus, which means you'd be gaining some fat as well. Depending on how much more you have to lose, a recomp might be a good compromise for you.
  • Zendrick
    Zendrick Posts: 83 Member
    Okay thanks everyone. Sticking with what I'm doing, 10 more pounds and I'll re-evaluate.
  • bbell1985
    bbell1985 Posts: 4,572 Member
    Zendrick wrote: »
    Okay thanks everyone. Sticking with what I'm doing, 10 more pounds and I'll re-evaluate.

    Have fun!