I am writing because I am hitting a frustrating plateau and not sure how to overcome. I am suddenly experiencing a lot of water retention after my training sessions (3-4 days/week strength, 5 days a week running). Almost 5 pounds worth many days and just feel "puffy" and tired all over. I am 5'3 - usually about 120 lbs and at 16% BF. I am wondering if my calorie intake my be an issue- I am reading that as you reduce body fat and that is your goal vs. traditional weight loss, maybe I need to change up my macros or overall caloric intake? I take in about 1500 each day and try to keep about a 200 calorie deficit, but maybe that's not the key in trying to decrease body fat? I feel very uncomfortable with the sudden rebound of water retention, and just want to get beyond this stuck point. It was suggested I redirect my question to this forum. If anyone has any thoughts or insight I'd really appreciate it!