It's going to vary from person to person. Some people don't notice much of a weight gain at all (if any), while others see a significant jump from starting an exercise program. Typically that water weight will be gone within a few weeks.
thank u M@L.. As much as I do realize the water is good for my muscles isn't it true that after the first week or so the body sheds the water suddenly on its own as the muscles adapt to the exercise strain? I read that randomly and yes the scale does matter alot to me that's why I asked! Would be great if someone could possibly pitch in with a tentative time period too either through their own prior experience or otherwise
Pretty much as long as you continue to exercise regularly.
But why would you want to lose it - it helps your muscles and your body perform better?
But muscle and water are considerably denser than fat, and typically this will show up as inches lost, even if the scale is being unco-operative. Use the tape to track your progress, rather than the scale.
Hi there.. Iv been losing weight primarily from healthy eating and a sedentary life other than walking easy 3-4 days a week (walking only since last 2 weeks) but now will be starting a new exercise regime tomorrow which would be 30-35 minutes of brisk walking (covering arnd 2.25 miles) and the Sparkpeople 20 min dumbbell workout. So as it goes, my body will be retaining water to help the muscles heal and use my glycogen stores. Can someone please tell me as to how long would my body hold onto this water weight and when can I expect the scale to show losses? I don't eat a high sodium or high fat diet just a balanced mix of all nutrients and I drink about 3-4 litres of water a day.
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