CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Why did I gain weight this week?

I am so disappointed to see that despite the food logging, calorie counting and exercise I've gained what appears to be 4lbs this week. I don't see how this would be water weight and I've worked hard to decrease my sodium. I also don't see how it could be muscle - I just don't think 4lbs worth of muscle would crop up in a few days.
Is this normal? What is it?

If I reduce my calories and use veggies and lean protein to fill up on, do I have to worry about causing my body to go into "fat storage" mode (even if doing so with minimal to moderate exercise)?

Fri. Jun 15, 10:33am

Add comment  
If you are female, and if this is one of those "times of the month," up to 8 lbs. of water weight can be normal.

If you have been working out hard, the muscle itself will retain water as it builds. Water is heavy -- 4 lbs isn't that much water by volume.

Friday, June 15, 2012, 3:48 PM

Add comment
some days i weigh more, some days i weigh less, even with all else being equal! i wouldn't stress about it. if you're doing what you need to do, weigh again tomorrow at the same time, in the same clothes (or lack thereof), and see if there's any difference.

Friday, June 15, 2012, 5:06 PM

Add comment
also, i would definitely say no about your 'fat storage' question.

Friday, June 15, 2012, 5:07 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge