If you're staying on track, don't let some weight gain throw you or make you angry. It's wasted emotional energy! I gained 3 pounds this week. Right after weighing in at WW (their scales are very accurate), I had a doctor's appointment. During the visit, I mentioned that my ankles seem to be swollen. We talked about that for awhile (he's a dermatologist so I wasn't hoping for a great discussion of my ankles). Much, much later, I put the two things together - my weight gain and my swollen ankles!
I really kicked it up a notch last week and ran a total of 18 miles (whole week). I gained a couple days but now the last 3 days I'm down almost a total of 3 pounds!! If you're not doing anything different as far as exercise, try to change it up a little bit. I ran sprints one night - not a lot, but I did 5-30 second sprints during my 30 minutes on the treadmill. That type of interval training helps with you start to plateau.
I too always gain a couple lbs before starting my period, but then it comes right back off.
Simply water fluctuation...it's perfectly normal. I'm always bouncing 1-2 pounds for no reason. It comes and goes oin its own time frame, even by doing absolutely nothing differently.
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it is almost physically impossible to gain 2lbs of fat in two days...you would have to eat 7,000 calories above your current calorie range and even then it would still take some time to show up on the scale. Your weight gain more than likely due to water retention. If you are logging in all of your food check out the sodium content that you have consumed over the weekend.
It's helpful to track your measurements as well. They don't usually change as quickly as the scale, but they also don't fluctuate on a daily basis, the way your weight can. Take key measurements now, and check them once every 3-4 weeks. If you stick to a healthy diet and exercise, you should see regular progress in those measurements, even if the "God of the Scale" decides not to show you any love.
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This is true, I always "gain" about 2 lbs about a week before my period. Yay water weight.
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Your a female, you have to remember that. When your going to get your period, you'll gain weight, when you ovulate, you may gain weight. Just normal hormone fluctuations could do it. Try not to get to stressed, and just keep doing well, and next week you should see that gone plus some!
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Probably water weight. Your weight fluctuates 4 pounds or even more just depending on that and whats currently in your stomach/intestines. I doubt you gained 2 pounds of fat. Watch as next week you lost 4 pounds, but in reality it'll be like a 2 pound loss over two weeks. Don't get worried about the little trends. You'll have a better idea of how things are going with more time. Stay in there and you'll accomplish this! Weight loss is more like a marathon where you just have to keep going than a sprint
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I walk 3 miles per day 5 days per week with lots of hills. Weight training 2 days per week for 30 min. I eat very healthy. Lots of kale and spinach salads. I measure the dressing 2 tsp. Baked chicken, raw carrots, whole grain oatmeal with very little sugar, 2 tsp. Turkey sandwich on whole grain wheat bread. no mayo, half an avocado, and instead of lettuce I use kale and spinach. That is pretty much all I eat everyday. I measure and weigh everything. I average around 1600 cal per day. How in the heck did I gain 2 pounds? This is so frustrating. I am so mad right now I want to scream! I am just going to stay the course and pray to god this turns around.
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