Message Boards » General Diet and Weight Loss Help

TOPIC: Gained 2 lbs in 2 days???

« Prev 1
« Prev 1
 
Ic_disabled_photos
Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
September 14, 2011 6:31 AM
It is a very sad morning :( I weighed myself this morning and was shocked to see that I had gained 2 pounds since I last weighed myself 2 days ago. I've been a little sick, so I haven't even been eating a lot, and I have no idea what could have caused a gain. Does anyone know what could be going on? If I keep gaining that quickly I'll destroy all of my progress in no time..
September 14, 2011 6:32 AM
Eat more.
September 14, 2011 6:32 AM
It may not truly be a gain, there could be other factors involved. Wait it out a couple of days and weigh again.
September 14, 2011 6:33 AM
your body is probably storing water and whatever little food you are eating.. because you aren't eating much.
  10260287
September 14, 2011 6:33 AM
Drink lots of water. If you have been taking any kind of medicine it can cause water retention.
September 14, 2011 6:33 AM
Fluid retention, you couldn't gain two pounds that fast unless you took in 7000 more calories than you burned.
  1909279
September 14, 2011 6:34 AM
Have you eaten a defecit of 7,000 cals in the last 2 days?

Thought not! don't worry, it's not fat, probably water weight if you are not feeling well.
  3829330
September 14, 2011 6:34 AM
QUOTE:

Eat more.


This. Or water weight.
September 14, 2011 6:34 AM
I agree eat more, if you were sick and you didn't eat as much then your body shut down and tried to store fat. So just wait a couple of days and see what is going on. Don't fret over it, especially if you were sick. Just don't stop and you will be fine!!!!!
September 14, 2011 6:34 AM
I am sick too and my scale went up. I am trying not to be concerned about it. My body is storing what it needs to make itself healthy...It will come back off. Right now I am just trying to heal. Eat what you can so your body doesn't think it's starving!
  9926021
September 14, 2011 6:34 AM
Honestly, it's not that big of deal.. it's just water weight. In order to gain two pounds in two days, you would have had to have eaten 7,000 extra calories..and since your sick, I doubt that happened.

Drink more water and rest up.. you'll be back to normal in no time.
  6370231
September 14, 2011 6:34 AM
Make sure you're eating at least 1200 calories a day and drinking plenty of water. Don't stress about this gain, it's probably water, waste, or your body has gone into starvation mode and is holding on to things. It's normal to see fluctuations in your weight. As someone else said, wait a couple of days and weigh again.
  6978872
September 14, 2011 6:35 AM
The body can fluctuate in weight about 2lbs so make sure to weigh yourself at about the same time of the day to get more exact numbers. No worries.
September 14, 2011 6:35 AM
TOM?
September 14, 2011 6:36 AM
Weigh in less often, and you'll never have to worry about how much you gain in two days.
  8888309
September 14, 2011 6:36 AM
QUOTE:

Eat more.



THIS , 1200 is the minum for a small sedentry woman ,please get some proffesional help your not doing your body any good eating so little. Not trying to be mean just worried for your health>>
September 14, 2011 6:37 AM
Combination of water weight and natural fluctuations. Your weight is actually a range and not a specific number, it can vary by about 5 pounds up and down depending on various factors, including time of day, day of week, how much food or water may be in your stomach, etc.

In order to gain 2 pounds of fat you need to eat 7000 calories over your maintenance level. If you aren't eating much, I doubt you ate 9000 calories in 2 days.
September 14, 2011 6:38 AM
Water. It takes 7,000 calories to gain 2 lbs on top of your metabolic rate. I doubt you gained that much. It's probably water. Drink a bunch of water and weigh yourself in a few hours. Also use a measuring tape to chart progress. I've often gained a little weight only to find my waist is smaller. Water is in constant flux in our bodies so it will always makee the scale go up or down within hours even.
  10252289
September 14, 2011 6:38 AM
If it's 2 lbs in 2 days it's probably water weight.

That being said, I looked at your dairy for the last month and you're pretty much starving yourself. You need to start eating more or it will backfire and you will start gaining.
  8264128
September 14, 2011 6:39 AM
I think you may need to eat more - you seem to eat <1000 calories much of the time. Are you exercising? If so, this puts you at even more of a deficit. It seems like a lot of people do better when they eat their recommended allowance PLUS their exercise calories.
  10960110
September 14, 2011 6:40 AM
I got sick around Memorial Day and gained 2.8 lbs in a week. My weight watchers leader said if you are taking any meds (nyquil, anti-histamines, etc) it can mess with your weightloss. However, after I went off the meds the next week I lost 4.8 lbs. So give yourself some time :)
  9818630
September 14, 2011 6:41 AM
First of all, do NOT weight yourself more than once a week, or you will drive yourself NUTS! Your body can easily fluctuate as much as ten pounds on any given day, that's just normal. Also, if you are looking for long term success, concentrate on eating the right food in the proper amounts and NOT the scale. If you eat 1200 calories and keep your carbs, sugar, sodium in check and get enough lean protein, there is no reason that you shouldn't eventually see the scale move. But, you are not helping yourself micro-managing the scale!

Concentrate on the steps and the results WILL come. Log everything that goes into your mouth and cut down on the sodium. Drink the water. AND, take care of yourself while you are sick!

Good luck!!!
  10246872
September 14, 2011 7:07 AM
My scale fluctuates 2 lbs every week. I only count the scale reading once per week on the same day every week. That's a more accurate telling of your actual weight rather than a day-to-day reading.
  1366918
September 14, 2011 7:10 AM
I looked at your diary. You are only eating around 930 calories a day. That is very low. You need to eat more.
September 14, 2011 7:12 AM
QUOTE:

Eat more.


Not eating enough won't make you gain weight, can't make something out of nothing, if anything it would just slow ya down a bit after a week of not eating enough.

Maybe it's WHAT you're eating, a lot of sweets or carbs instead of lean protein and veggies will do that for you, processed foods and high sodium, etc.

Reply

Message Boards » General Diet and Weight Loss Help

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.