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peaceandbles...

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Posted: 08 Jul 2013, 19:11
I've started eaten less calories than my RDI and increased exercise but I gained 2lbs...could it be muscle? Or could I be retaining water?
Nag1ka

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Posted: 08 Jul 2013, 19:20
What kind of exercise were you doing? over how long of a period did you begin to gain the weight?
Clueless101

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Posted: 08 Jul 2013, 19:22
At my TOM I can retain up to 5 lbs for a week or 2.
reddarin

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Posted: 08 Jul 2013, 19:32
Almost certainly water weight.

2 pounds is a lot of muscle mass to add without some very diligent application of strength training.

It is a good idea to use a tape measure and take measurements periodically. You already do once a week weigh-ins, right?

Dr. Phinney said that his experience has been that most people have about +/- 2 pounds of water weight at any given time. So you can lose a little weight but if your water level sloshes up it will hide the weight loss.
The Fit One

Joined: Jul 13
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Posted: 08 Jul 2013, 19:44
Consistency is the key. Just keep doing what your doing and you'll start to see results. Weight gain at first is very common when your starting to change your diet. Just stick with it and keep a positive mental attitude.
bonrat

Joined: Mar 11
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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 11:05
Fit one is right: consistency is the key--as long as it is consistently right. You are a brave woman to start a new post after the pain of the last one!!! Like you, I am bouncing up and down so I know how frustrating it is to eat properly and not see results.
Bonnie
mmoodd69

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 11:53
You can do this! Relax...it may take a few weeks but your body will buy in soon enough. Wink Just keep on doing what you're doing!!!
Lissaloolah

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 05:47
Keep at it.I put on when I started exercising and got quite frustrated.I then teetered with it a bit, losing a lb, putting on 2lbs, losing a lb and well you get the idea and it was a good month in when suddenly it started going downwards properly.
mmoodd69

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Posted: 10 Jul 2013, 06:17
When you can, could you share an estimate of how many grams of carb you're down to eating per day, and how many fat grams you eat to make up for it? That's the key right there, just like old Dr. Atkins said! Wink



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