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  • Whats up with my thighs~

    So I feel like some days I wake up, and my abdomen is super defined, and my thighs lean and slender! And I'm tight and toned. Then I will wake up and look like I have no abs, and my thighs are 2 inches larger! My Butt jiggles like no other!

    Any ideas? Why does this keep happening?
    SW: 200
    GW: When I get there I will know
    CW: 121!!

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    Cheesy though it may sound, there's a good chance it's all in your head. It sounds like what I get from time to time (I have mild body dysmorphia, like the majority of women in the Western world). Even a slight change in skin-tone can make a woman feel thinner or fatter. You'll probably find that, if you take exact measurements every morning, fat levels go up and down over a week or so, but that the daily changes you're perceiving aren't actually happening or as extreme as you feel.

    If it's real, it is probably just water retention, mind. Either way, not much to worry about.
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    I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
    I'd apologize, but...

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    • #3
      God the ignore feature is a marvelous thing.

      I think this is normal. There are days when there's water retention. Also, some say that just before you lose some weight your fat gets squishy. I don't know if that's true, but people have observed this.
      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
        God the ignore feature is a marvelous thing.
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        • #5
          You're retaining a lot of water. It's likely you're eating too much fat.
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          • #6
            YES thank god.
            I measure them too, it varies. Odd.
            SW: 200
            GW: When I get there I will know
            CW: 121!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
              You're retaining a lot of water. It's likely you're eating too much fat.
              Isn't it muscle glycogen that's responsible for extra water retention? Or is there some mechanism by which fat metabolism causes it? Not trying to be a jerk, just never heard of this.
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              • #8
                And to the OP I am sorry but from your pic you look fine, and your weight is pretty normal if you ask me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                  Isn't it muscle glycogen that's responsible for extra water retention? Or is there some mechanism by which fat metabolism causes it? Not trying to be a jerk, just never heard of this.
                  Poor co2 production causes excessive loss of salt and retention of water. Carbs are essential for the production of co2, so a diet high in fat and low in carbs can cause water retention. So does a diet high in carbs without adequate sodium too.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                    Poor co2 production causes excessive loss of salt and retention of water. Carbs are essential for the production of co2, so a diet high in fat and low in carbs can cause water retention. So does a diet high in carbs without adequate sodium too.
                    Dude... it's an anomaly to have a low CO2 test on low carb.
                    I've explained this before.

                    Yes eating HFLC can cause a person to shed extra fluids and deplete some electrolytes but as long as you are consuming adequate salt you are fine.

                    I eat low HFLC and take a medication that can cause the low CO2 problem (along with other very low electrolytes, particularly K depletion), and therefore must be tested regularly... I also consume VERY minimal salt as I'm on a sodium restricted diet for the same medical reasons that I have to take that medicine that can often cause the low CO2...
                    I always test in the mid to upper "normal" range.

                    Stop waiving errant information about like it's simply a FACT that it happens to everyone.
                    Geez.
                    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                    • #11
                      I said can for a reason. There are various contributions to co2 levels, such as altitude and other things. It's definitely a possibility though, hence why I said it. Low salt is likely the culprit anyway.
                      Make America Great Again

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                        You're retaining a lot of water. It's likely you're eating too much fat.
                        I agree that it's likely water retention, but this is the first I heard that fat caused water retention (although I know that carbs do).

                        Why do you think that fat causes water retention?
                        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                        Griff's cholesterol primer
                        5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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                        TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                          I agree that it's likely water retention, but this is the first I heard that fat caused water retention (although I know that carbs do).

                          Why do you think that fat causes water retention?
                          I posted one theory on the previous page. Other could be too many unsaturated fats.
                          Make America Great Again

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                            I posted one theory on the previous page. Other could be too many unsaturated fats.
                            Ok, I've gone back and read all of your posts in this thread.

                            I now agree with the others that you are a stupid troll.

                            Time to roll out the ignore function.

                            I had thought that FW's "You are a pustule on the ass of humanity." was a little strong, but really, your posts are either pointless or just make people reading them dumber.
                            Last edited by magicmerl; 02-12-2013, 03:27 PM.
                            Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                            Griff's cholesterol primer
                            5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                            Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                            TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                            bloodorchid is always right

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                              Ok, I've gone back and read all of your posts in this thread.

                              I now agree with the others that you are a stupid troll.

                              Time to roll out the ignore function.

                              I had thought that FW's "You are a pustule on the ass of humanity." was a little strong, but really, your posts are either pointless or just make people reading them dumber.
                              "…the essential element of stress is the inadequacy of energy to meet a challenge, and when energy is inefficient water is taken up. -Ray Peat, PhD

                              When respiration is blocked tissues take up water. -Ray Peat, PhD"

                              It's a good thing you're letting me know that you're ignoring me, because it's real likely I would have several posts addressed to someone as interesting as yourself. After all, you're full of knowledge, and you cleverly refuted my points with ad hominems and buzzwords.

                              What retains water in living cells?

                              I appreciate the kind words about my posts, but even I don't think they're capable of miracles.
                              Make America Great Again

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