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5/23/11 12:07 A

Sodium definitely will cause water retention, which is WHY I also drink my black tea especially before weigh in!

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5/22/11 9:53 P

If you haven't already, you might want to add sodium to your nutrition tracker. I would have gone WAY over the recommended 2300 mg today if I hadn't been watching it!

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COPE782 Posts: 549
5/22/11 7:43 P

Had a similar experience today.

p.s. To reduce bloating from water weight, check out Traditional Medicinals' PMS tea and Dandelion Root tea.

Edited by: COPE782 at: 5/22/2011 (20:00)
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IAMTHEARTIST Posts: 13
5/22/11 4:40 P

awe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel much better. I think I'll drink a gallon of water and weigh again! emoticon

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5/22/11 2:35 P

Yes, this happens to me too. Or if I eat sugar, it causes water retention also. An insulin spike from sugar will also cause the body to retain water.

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5/22/11 1:08 P

I had this experience and registered a 2lb. gain on my weigh-in day. However two days after I lost it which felt so good.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,112
5/22/11 12:19 P

If water retention was the case of your weight gain...your body should return to a more accurate scale weight in about 2-4 days (for most people)
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5/22/11 10:46 A

eating foods rich in sodium before a weigh in is not advisable since eating salty food causes water retention. If you happen to have a weigh in after consuming a sodium rich food, there may be discrepancies in the weight measured since the weight measured is also composed of water weight

Edited by: TRUDYFOODY at: 5/22/2011 (11:05)
WADHA1973 Posts: 429
5/22/11 3:35 A

i gain too after salty food specially sushi

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5/22/11 2:25 A

Oh yes, I eat chinese foods and BOOM loads of water weight from the sodium.

THISYEARSMODEL Posts: 3,292
5/22/11 12:11 A

I can easily gain 4 pounds overnight if I've had too much sodium, so yes! During Bloat Week, as I call it, I can put on 5-7 even when I'm eating clean.

I've learned the hard way, there are just some times when weighing is out of the question!

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5/21/11 6:54 P

It sure happens to me! That and a few days before period.

DENA1030 Posts: 231
5/21/11 6:51 P

Probably. Sodium does it to me everytime. Drink lots of water today and try weighing yourself again tomorrow.

IAMTHEARTIST Posts: 13
5/21/11 6:35 P

This week my calories were on target. I ate 3-4 servings of a salty food the night before my weekly weigh-in. I was up 2 pounds. :( Is it possible part of the problem was retaining water from excess sodium. Thank you.

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