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EvilWombatQueen wrote:Muscle mass is denser than fat. So you can gain weight by increasing muscle. Unless you've done a hell of a lot of weight lifting in the last week I don't think you'd gain 1.2kg though. It's more likely to be because of water retention. If it's very hot, or if you've had a bit more salt than usual, you can easily retain a kilo or so of water. And if it's close to TTOTM many women will gain weight through water retention.
Not to ask too personal a question, but how is your digestion? I found I was gaining weight when I switched to a new diet that (to put it as politely as possible) didn't keep me as regular as before. So most of the gained weight was actually food matter sitting in my colon! If this is the case then increasing fibre, water and a little bit of healthy fats should see you get back to normal.
Don't panic about it yet. Chances are it's just one of those things that'll fix itself within a week. Just keep up the good work and you'll find you'll lose weight in the long run!
al83 wrote:It's so contradicting - - to lose weight, you have to drink more water - but then you have the worry of water retention??
EvilWombatQueen wrote:al83 wrote:It's so contradicting - - to lose weight, you have to drink more water - but then you have the worry of water retention??
You're actually less likely to experience water retention if you drink more water. It seems weird, but makes sense if you think about why the body retains water. The body will hold onto things if supplies are low. This is to prevent problems caused by lack of food, water, etc. An example would be 'starvation mode' where the body adjusts its metabolism to hold onto fat if you eat too few calories. So if you're not drinking enough water (or if it's excessively hot) the body is more likely to retain fluid as protection against dehydration. If you drink plenty of water there's no reason for the body to retain it.
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