WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY BODY?!?! Whaaaaaaa! So, it's true, I ate a bunch of crap this week (that epic burger) but also I've just been eating a lot! Whenever I significantly increase my activity level (added lifting) I always feel extra hungry and have an easier time "cheating". Yesterday we took the kids to a roller skating party and I did rollers late a bit and then ate a small piece of strawberry shortcake AND a chocolate cupcake. WTF?!?! I know that has high PUFA. I don't give a fck about the flour or sugar, it's the vegetable oil and possibly hydrogenated oil in the frostings that disgust me. I'm all puffy and lumpy now and I weigh the most I can recall weighing outside of pregnancy. Eeep!! I can't even say how much. I know it's probably water and not fat but still. Gross. Because I know the scale is a tricky motherfcker, I did the real test- putting on some too small jeans. I got into them! So now I'm really like WTF?! I'm the heaviest yet somehow smaller. I do have a wicked muffing top, er cupcake top, hanging over these pants- but not too long ago I couldn't even button them.
So obviously ill not be eating like a careless piglet this week but is there a fast way to lose this water weight? Not the water in my muscles, just the skin fat water puff? I have water pills. I am thinking about taking some. Anything else?
You retain a lot of water in your muscles when you first start exercising in a different way.
Also I am much heavier now that I lift weights.
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My "bloating" is really random (I put it in quotes because I don't think fluctuating between raging abs and decent abs is the same level of bloating other people deal with). But there's no real pattern I can discern. My abs were raging after a week of drinking at the Great American Beer Festival last week. But last year after it was over I looked like I had a man baby. And had the worst gas ever.
As far as it going away, I just keep eating whatever's paleo/primal, and it does. High carb or low carb seems to make no difference. My salt intake varies quite a bit also with no predictable effect on abs status.
Probably not much help, other than to point out "it happens".
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I'm so glad you posted this!!! About three weeks ago I gained 7 lbs, but weirdly my measurements are the same, even though I'\m ridiculously bloated. No idea what's causing it (well, probably stress in my case).
I'm kind of hoping it might be the bloat before a whoosh but I'm not holding my breath...
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And that goddam body fat analysis scale is still showing 40% body fat.
Over 32% is obese. My body fat % has not budged. I feel like I need to do something drastic.
And this is why I shouldn't have access to crappy, unreliable body fat measuring devices.
I need to remember to have a trainer get the calipers on me at the club next time I go. Which should be today.