I think 15 pounds in eight weeks is pretty healthy. Week six and seven were plateaus which will happen. It sucks, but it happens.
The two pound gain could be a number of things - latter part of menstrual cycle, ate more salt than usual, haven't had a bm in a day or two, or just a temporary fluctuation.
If you continue to average 1200 calories (I'm assuming you measure and weigh everything you eat) and aren't seeing a 6-8 pound weight loss every month, I would see a doctor to see if you're hormonally out of wack or have thyroid issues.
"I puked like a hero for the rest of the night," Anthony Bourdain, 2002. (After spending the day eating ant eggs, bugs, and larvae, and drinking some gelatinous alcoholic stuff.)
Primal since May 2012. Loving life and down 50lbs.
I have not done a lepton reset- can you tell me more?
Let's look at this weight gain from a logical prospective. Could it be muscle? Unless you are on performance enhancing drugs it's very unlikely your going to gain 2lbs of muscle in one week. You'd need to be in an anabolic state (caloric surplus) to gain muscle. Could it be fat? You would of had to have ingested 7000 extra calories beyond your maintenance level in order to have gained 2 pounds of fat. (3500 calories per pound x 2). Could it be water? In all short term weight gains or losses, water is a key factor. The human body is made up primarily of water, and it's not uncommon for people to gain or lose pounds of water weight in very short periods of time, depending on diet and activity level. Assuming you're not taking new medications, menstruating, or have heath issues, your 2lb water weight is very likely dietary related. You may have a slight food allergy to something you ate during the week. You may of ingested more sodium during that week than you normally do. Regardless, it's nothing to be concerned about. It's water weight.. It comes and it goes. If you're concerned about this happening in the future, then I recommend you keep a journal and track what you eat each day. When you are experiencing water retention, you can always revert back to your food journal to see what things you ate during the week (including supplements) that may of caused your body to hold water. For me personally, my body holds a bit of water when I eat processed meats, bacon, cheese, and even some brands of protein powder.
Last edited by Rudee; 01-22-2013 at 02:24 PM.