What Is Water Retention? First, the good news: It’s really, really difficult to gain 5 pounds of fat in just a couple of days. One pound of weight is about 3,500 calories, which means gaining 5 pounds in 2 days would require eating a surplus of about 17,500 calories, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Unless you ate 7000 calories over what you burned, you did not gain two pounds of fat. Stop weighing yourself every day. Once a week will suffice. I know how you feel, but I can guarantee you it’s not actual fat you have gained, it will be, as others have mentioned, water retention.
Unless you OVERate 3,500 kcals in one day ON TOP OF your daily caloric intake, you couldn’t possibly have gained 2 pounds overnight. Your weight loss journey does not end in 12 weeks.
You will have easily gained 3 to 5 pounds in a day. BONUS TIPS – Beyond the 9 Reasons the Scale Went Up!! Burning 3,500 calories equals 1 pound of fat.
Why does my weight increase every day?
There can be several reasons why there is an increase (or decrease) from one day to the next. Some, but certainly not all, include water retention and undigested food. If you are going to weigh yourself daily, you should wait until you have several data points before observing the trend, 1-2 weeks should do.
Weight can change +- 5 lbs in a day. 2 lbs from one day to the next shouldn’t be taken as a red flag. Chances are that the extra 200-300 calories helped increase some glycogen/water stores in your body. Take a deep breath and relax a little. Keep doing what you had been doing and it will all be fine in the long run.
Can you gain weight over a weekend?
While overeating can make you gain weight over a few weeks or months, your weekend weight gain probably won’t do much serious damage.
Not Hydrating. Although it may sound counterintuitive, forgetting to drink water can also cause water weight gain, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Every part of your body needs water to function properly.
Some medications may cause water weight gain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Blood pressure medications, anti-inflammatories, steroids and certain diabetes medications can all cause your body to hold extra fluid as a side effect. However, you should still continue to take your medications as instructed and consult your doctor for more info on …