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May 11, 2012 2:23 PM
I'm sorry if this has been posted before. I'm just in SHOCK. In a way I feel like hearing the reasoning and potential solutions will calm me. So I really appreciate your response.

I ate a lot yesterday but there is no way it was more than 4000 calories over 24 hours. I know 3500 equals 1 pound. I got super thirsty because I was practicing bikram yoga. So I had more water than usual. But still - this morning I woke up, and I weigh TEN POUNDS more than yesterday. I am swollen all over and I look like a wreck.

What should I do to help my body go back to normal?
Edited by sarahsxt On May 11, 2012 2:35 PM
May 11, 2012 2:27 PM
At 1200 calories a day your body is probably so happy to get some food it doesn't know what to do with it
May 11, 2012 2:30 PM
water weight or near your cycle.
May 11, 2012 2:30 PM
Give it a couple of days and drink some water. There is no way you gained 10 lbs.
May 11, 2012 2:31 PM

At 1200 calories a day your body is probably so happy to get some food it doesn't know what to do with it

May 11, 2012 2:32 PM
1200 is what MFP tells me to eat and I always NET 1200 so I probably eat 1400 to 1600 per day because I burn a lot through exercise. Just letting you know because I'm not one of those people that under eat. I know 4000 is a lot compared to my diet calories but still its not so drastic.
May 11, 2012 2:32 PM OP wrong...
Edited by onedayillbeamilf On May 11, 2012 2:33 PM
May 11, 2012 2:33 PM
calm down. eat normal. stop this nonsense about 1200 calories and fasting.
May 11, 2012 2:35 PM
Probably give it a few days and it will go away. 1 litre of water is 2.2lbs so drinking lots plus the weight of the food in your stomach are probably the main contributers. In reality you probably gained a maximum of 2lbs.
Give it time (a day or two) and I am relatively sure you will be back on track.
Try not to let this panic you and continue your routine as normal.
Good luck!
May 11, 2012 2:54 PM
I'm sure it was a shock to see 10 pounds in a day, but try not to panic!! You're right that a pound is 3500 calories, so probably less than a pound is actual fat gain. The rest will be water, or possibly still food left in your stomach if it's taking extra time to digest the extra (not sure about that?). Just go back to your normal diet, and the unexplained 9 pounds should drop off as dramatically as it came on given a few days for your system to sort itself out. Please don't fast, as you need to keep fueling your body for your metabolism to work. Well done on being so close to your goal, and don't let this slip up throw you off. Just keep plodding away, and you'll get there soon!!
May 11, 2012 2:56 PM
Are you sure your scale isn't broken? That is nuts.
May 11, 2012 2:59 PM
Are you trying to lose weight? If that's you in the profile pic, please stop it.
May 11, 2012 3:06 PM
H20! haha. i was curious and weighed a ltr and was shocked about the lbs. haha
May 11, 2012 7:18 PM
The picture is from a year ago :) My goal weight is approximately 5 pounds heavier than me in the picture!

Ahhhh - drinking water, eating normally today, it is still here. Any idea how long it takes to go away? haha hopefully like... TODAY... wishful thinking.
Edited by sarahsxt On May 11, 2012 7:18 PM
May 11, 2012 7:21 PM
That's what happens to me when I eat a lot of pizza.
May 11, 2012 7:22 PM
Well, it just isn't possible to gain 10 pounds over night so either your scale needs to be replaced or you need to spend some quality time in the bathroom.
May 11, 2012 7:34 PM
my scale jumps up 5-10 pounds as soon as pms kicks in. lucky me! It has to be water weight, that or a broken scale, just drink plenty of water and it will go away in a few days. At least it always does when it happens to me.
April 5, 2013 7:24 PM
I have this same problem, I gain 5 to 10 lbs per day if I consume too much sodium. I am extremly sensitive to sodium. After consuming it, I feel horrible, and water doesn't help. So this is what I have to do in the event that I have (severe retention) (and I've tried everything). Drink 2 cups of coffee in the am, reduce sodium throughout the day (under 2400mg), and before bed take my water pill or dieuretic. Yes, you will wake up early in the am to use the restroom, but this seems to be the only effective way to quickly relieve the water retention.
April 5, 2013 7:27 PM
I'll put on 8-10 pounds due to my monthly cycle and/or intake of lots of salt the day before. It goes away after a few days.
April 5, 2013 7:31 PM
It's all the sodium you ingested. If you drink lots of water and pay attention to sodium for the next couple days, I guarantee you'll be almost back to the weight you were before in a couple days.
April 5, 2013 7:32 PM
OP has cancelled her account. No sense responding any further. Strange...
April 5, 2013 7:32 PM
Eat some foods with potassium..bananas. They help rid the body of fluid.
April 5, 2013 7:35 PM
Drink water, eat some bananas and it will balance out. I've gained as much as 8lbs in one day, not so much from over eating, but what I ate...salt really seems to affect me that way.
April 5, 2013 7:37 PM

OP has cancelled her account. No sense responding any further. Strange...

Strange indeed, but then again, considering how rude people can be for posting on the main forums in replies both here and messages, I can see how newbies are discouraged. Ah well.

Next topic? :)
April 5, 2013 8:03 PM
I can't believe there are people who seriously think you can gain 10 lbs in one day.


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