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June 26, 2012 8:46 AM
I am currently on my period and since I have gained one pound and have been stuck there for the past few days. Do you gain during your period? And if so, how much for how long?
June 26, 2012 8:47 AM
Actually no, I don't really but I think I'm unusual.

Just don't weigh in that week.
June 26, 2012 8:48 AM
nope...i tend to lose more actually. lol im a freak.
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June 26, 2012 8:48 AM
Always. I do not weigh in that week. Regardless if I workout/eat right/up water in take I gain.
June 26, 2012 8:48 AM
oh my yes, usually right before, but I try not to change anything. Usually gain 5-7 pounds, usually go back down to normal, plus loose more, but dont change anything: diet or exercise
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June 26, 2012 8:49 AM
With the exception of Rae here, most every woman retains water (bloats) on her period. This causes the scale to go up.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/390212-weight-fluctuations-why-do-they-happen
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/390244-how-does-my-period-affect-my-weight
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/390246-what-should-i-expect-during-my-period
June 26, 2012 8:50 AM
Sometimes, yes, sometimes no. I try to stay very hydrated and still try to work out. Plus, the shakes I drink help to release excess water weight. (Vi-Shape/ViSalus)
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June 26, 2012 8:50 AM
I usually gain 2lbs but they go away after as long as I dont give in to my cravings too much
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June 26, 2012 8:51 AM
I usually gain about 3 pounds - lots of bloating, and also I tend to crave more unhealthy foods. If I can survive the massive cravings for chipotle burritos and reeses peanut butter cups, my weight is back down 1-2 days after my period ends.
June 26, 2012 8:51 AM
I do, About 2 pounds or so.. :/
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June 26, 2012 8:51 AM
Yes, generally it's a pound or two.. I won't go near the scale the week before or the week after cry
June 26, 2012 8:51 AM
I'm usually up 5+ pounds early in the week, but drop back down to my original weight by the end/middle. I usually end up losing a few too.
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June 26, 2012 8:51 AM
I put on anywhere from one to six pounds with my period, depending on my sodium intake, whether I've been on an airplane, how active I've been, how hot it is -- tons of factors. I never record my TOM weight. It's interesting to watch it go up and down, though! -- The whole gain/lose cycle takes about five days to complete, depending on the same factors.
Edited by megleo818 On June 26, 2012 8:52 AM
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June 26, 2012 8:52 AM
Some months yes and some no. This past cycle...5lbs!!! Measurements were the same but scale was up. Went away after 4 days.
June 26, 2012 8:52 AM
Yes. That seems to be happening to me also. (Gaining). mad But it seems to come off again a couple of days after its all done. I tend to not weigh myself when I have it. That way I try to avoid the unnecessary frustration. Hang in there! smile
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June 26, 2012 8:53 AM
I gain also. about 2-3lbs. But if I eat right and workout during my period I lose the bloat weight plus 2--3lbs extra
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June 26, 2012 8:54 AM
the Answer: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/390244-how-does-my-period-affect-my-weight

For future questions please consult http://www.myfitnesspal.com/groups/home/457-unofficial-mfp-faq
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June 26, 2012 8:54 AM
I no longer have that problem. Thank the Lord!!! smile drinker
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June 26, 2012 8:55 AM
Yes I normally gain 2 lbs. But if I stick to my diet and exercise I will lose after TOM is over. Which is always a good surprise.
June 26, 2012 8:55 AM
Yep! Water Retention for sure! down the water!!!
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June 26, 2012 8:56 AM
I will gain anywhere from one to five pounds during that time. I try to avoid the scale a few days before and after.
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June 26, 2012 8:56 AM
Always gain! :(
June 26, 2012 8:58 AM
I almost always do, usually the week before anywhere between 2-6 pounds, but then end up losing more during that dreaded week!! The key is not to stop anything you normally do, exercising and drinking lots of water, that is what I have found out anyway! Good Luck happy
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June 26, 2012 9:02 AM
Yep! Like others, usually about 1-2 pounds :/ .....But afterwards it comes right back off.. I attribute it to water retention and ... possibly eating some things like.. chocolate.... lol All within my calories *of course*.. but the sugar doesn't help!
June 26, 2012 9:03 AM
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oh my yes, usually right before, but I try not to change anything. Usually gain 5-7 pounds, usually go back down to normal, plus loose more, but dont change anything: diet or exercise


I am the same usually but I have noticed that if I exercise more and I am eating right then I will gain only about 2-3 versus the 5-6
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