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This is my story and how I plan on recovering from chronic undereating:

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  • xxzenabxxxxzenabxx Member Posts: 734 Member Member Posts: 734 Member
    Update:

    I’ve officially been almost 8 weeks on my diet break. That’s nearly two months! Wow it feels weird that time flies so quickly. So my weight has gone up ALOT. I’ve gained 8-9 lbs in those 8 weeks! I’m due to start my period and I’ve been eating takeaways and more carbs too so I hope it’s just water weight. I also have constipation/IBS so maybe my body doesnt know what to do with all that food. The scale is definitely giving me anxiety. I’m currently 160 lbs.
    Is it normal to gain 1-2 lbs in maintenance?
    The weird thing about this weight gain is that it happened very quickly and my measurements haven’t changed so doesn’t seem to be fat. Really trying not to freak out and let my body do its thing! 8tnrtywxmktc.png
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 18,166 Member Member Posts: 18,166 Member
    The fast gain is the same water weight from the fast loss during first week of going into a diet.

    It's usually only 1-3 lbs as that is about the max for muscle glycogen stores if you are an endurance cardio athlete.

    More than that could be other water weight, especially if it really was fast gain and then nothing in the following weeks.
    But your pic says you have still been gaining?

    You do have to adjust eating level to reality of what is happening, in diet or in maintenance.
    You say no measurements increasing - how many measurements you taking?
    If true, then great, probably just increased food volume. But you do realize that has a max value, not like it'll keep increasing.

    ETA:
    The more energetic from prior update helps a lot too - that's the adaptation going away the body does when it attempts to reduce a deficit to not so extreme.
    edited November 20
  • xxzenabxxxxzenabxx Member Posts: 734 Member Member Posts: 734 Member
    heybales wrote: »
    The fast gain is the same water weight from the fast loss during first week of going into a diet.

    It's usually only 1-3 lbs as that is about the max for muscle glycogen stores if you are an endurance cardio athlete.

    More than that could be other water weight, especially if it really was fast gain and then nothing in the following weeks.
    But your pic says you have still been gaining?

    You do have to adjust eating level to reality of what is happening, in diet or in maintenance.
    You say no measurements increasing - how many measurements you taking?
    If true, then great, probably just increased food volume. But you do realize that has a max value, not like it'll keep increasing.

    ETA:
    The more energetic from prior update helps a lot too - that's the adaptation going away the body does when it attempts to reduce a deficit to not so extreme.

    I just realised that my weight has dropped slightly from the above screen shot- that was on Wednesday 18th November. I’ve gone down to 160.7 lbs as of today. I guess I should just wait until after my period because right now I feel bloated and puffy (PMS) which doesn’t help with my brain telling me I’ve gained tonnes of weight.
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