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CANADA-DISCO19 Posts: 163
12/2/13 2:21 P

When I was in Haiti recently, my body was retaining water, so I took a diuretic and lost 9 pounds overnight! I gained a total of fifteen pounds of water weight while there for a week, and it was gone within two days of returning. So yes, it's definitely possible for the body to gain that much water weight for whatever reason.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
11/30/13 12:35 A

I weigh daily, so I see 3-4 lb drops, and gains some days. This is usually due to sodium being too high, or swelling in joints from doing too much work/exercise.

To gain 7 lbs of actual weight, you would need to eat an extra 24,500 calories over your energy expenditure for the day. This isn't possible. I know. I've tried it..lol.

If you have swelling, take an Ibuprofen. If it is sodium, drink a little extra water, and in a few days, you will drop back down. The holidays are approaching, and this happens. We eat foods that are not part of our regular foods ( treats ), and most often they are delicious, but not as healthy. Don't panic. Just eat healthy as much as possible, and eat whatever your relatives chase you down and ask you to try. That is life, and no one wants to tell Grandma we can't eat her brownies. It all balances out in the end.

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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,246
11/29/13 7:42 P

Yes, it is the higher intake of sodium.
Your weight will return to a "normal, accurate reading" in about 3-4 days.

Becky
Your SP Registered Dietitian

QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 11,414
11/29/13 7:28 P

Ah, the eternal mystery. It's a trick of the scale and I'm glad to hear you're not freaking out over it. My weight went up a pound from yesterday, and I'm sure it was the salt.

I'll occasionally take a 9-mile hike and without fail my weight is up by 2 pounds the next day. You'd think it'd be the opposite. Sometimes you just have to laugh!

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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,381
11/29/13 3:11 P

salt and a changed-up workout routine certainly can cause a (mercifully, temporary) dramatic weight-gain.

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
PATTISWIMMER Posts: 4,763
11/29/13 2:50 P

go easy on the salt

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11/29/13 1:57 P

I'm not panicked because I know I didn't eat over 20,000 calories lol. I actually ate normally on Thanksgiving and got in 6 servings of vegetables and a normal 2,100 calories. I only drank water all day too. When I weighed in the morning before exercise, I was 248. I ate a very small plate with family, even over compensated on calories. But this morning I weighed 255.8. I do feel sore as well because yesterday I did a hard pushup workout. Could my body be retaining fluid to try repairing my muscles? Any other ideas are welcomed. Also, I know it is only fluid retention because today although I'm eating and drinking like normal, my weight is dropping back down. 3 pounds so far. Are fluctuations of this high somewhat normal? It just put me in a state of shock to step on one day and see 248, then the next day see I'm over 7 pounds heavier.

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