Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   Diet and Nutrition
TOPIC:  

Gained 7 pounds in a day, water retention?



Click here to read our frequently asked Diet and Nutrition questions.

 
  Reply Create A New Topic
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
  I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


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

CANADA-DISCO19's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.



 current weight: 156.5 
 
203
186
169
152
135


RUSSELL_40
RUSSELL_40's Photo Posts: 16,744
11/30/13 12:35 A

RUSSELL_40's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "

- Albert Einstein

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

- Henry Ford


 current weight: 179.6 
 
361
311.75
262.5
213.25
164


DIETITIANBECKY
DIETITIANBECKY's Photo Posts: 26,368
11/29/13 7:42 P

SparkPeople Team Member

DIETITIANBECKY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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
QUEEN-EYDIE's Photo Posts: 9,861
11/29/13 7:28 P

QUEEN-EYDIE's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!

"Optimism is an act of bravery."

"Choices, not sacrifices."


 current weight: 134.0 
 
135
133.75
132.5
131.25
130


BUNNYKICKS
BUNNYKICKS's Photo Posts: 2,239
11/29/13 3:11 P

BUNNYKICKS's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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)


 current weight: 164.0 
 
245
220
195
170
145


PATTISWIMMER
PATTISWIMMER's Photo Posts: 4,763
11/29/13 2:50 P

PATTISWIMMER's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
go easy on the salt



 current weight: 147.0 
 
189
177.25
165.5
153.75
142


CAPTATHLETICA
CAPTATHLETICA's Photo SparkPoints: (3,013)
Fitness Minutes: (4,130)
Posts: 231
11/29/13 1:57 P

CAPTATHLETICA's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Take it one day at a time. :)


 current weight: 200.0 
 
288
263.5
239
214.5
190


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  

I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Report Innappropriate Post


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=32516986

Review our Community Guidelines



 
Diet Resources: gastrointestinal surgery for severe obesity | northwest obesity surgery | free obesity surgery