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BRITGIRL88 Posts: 63
1/17/12 8:45 P

My first thought is that it had to do with stress and the cortisol levels. I've been eating the right amount of calories for my body and eating healthy foods. I wasn't sure if the cortisol would cause me to store fat even if I was eating right, but I guess it makes sense that it would... That sucks. At least it's treatable. lol

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1/17/12 4:27 P

Are you training too much? When you train too much, your body retains more water than usual. Try a 2 day rest, and weigh yourself again.

Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 1/17/2012 (16:27)
1/17/12 4:07 P

If you're not overeating, then go see a doctor. Could be some underlying issue.

Stress can cause fat gain, though - it jacks up your cortisol levels and cortisol tells the body to store fat, not burn it. So the increase in your stress level could possibly be the culprit.

BRITGIRL88 Posts: 63
1/17/12 3:41 P

Hey guys, so I'm faced with a dilemma. I have been exercising and eating healthy for over a year now and I've lost 30 pounds since last January. I allow myself little cheats every once in a blue moon, but I eat healthy 98% of the time. I watch my calories and make sure that I'm getting enough based on my activity level and my BMR, etc. I've been exercising, but not over-doing it. I do weight training 3 days a week, 30-40 mins of cardio 3 days a week and try to get 10-15 mins of cardio in on the days that I'm weight training. In the past 2 weeks, though, I've noticed that I'm starting to gain weight. I've gained about 4 pounds in the past 2 weeks. There's no reason for it. I've been very stressed because of starting a new job, but I haven't been stress-eating. I have no idea what's going on and I'm beginning to get discouraged. Can anyone give me suggestions as to what might be causing this?

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