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I've been eating healthy and working out but I gained weight. Why?

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I've been eating 100x healthier than I have been and I was losing weight.  This morning I weighed myself and I gained 2 pounds.  Why did this happen? I didn't slack off on my diet or anything.

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2 pounds is not much. It could be a number of these things:

- Normal weight fuctuation related to water content - maybe you retained a little more water than usual. Try drinking more.

- What is the accuracy of your scales? Some scales may have a normal mistake in that order of magnitude.

- You say you have exercised, which suggests muscle mass buildup. Muscles are denser and heavier than fat, and make you heavier. But don't worry, muscles are good.


Weigh yourself again in the coming days and see if the difference remains.

It's very easy to gain weight even if you're eating healthy foods.  The most common reason for weight-gain is 'eating more than you think'.   Do you keep a food diary and log everything you eat and drink?  Do you measure portions and prepare food yourself or do you buy packaged foods and/or eat out much?

Finally, don't weigh yourself more than once a week.  Body-weight fluctuates a lot all the time and it takes a week - sometimes 2 - for the true trend of weight-loss to show up.

This happened to me to this week.  Sometimes I will have a cheat day or two, (if I'm out of town for a mini vacation,) so then I go for like 10 days to 2 weeks without a cheat day, workout 5-6 days a week, and I lose nothing.  I was hardcore on eating right and exercising for the last 10 days, and I had gained 2 pounds too.  Although it's frustrating, I don't let it bother me at all.  I will weigh myself next week, and I will probably be down those 2 pounds.  Your body changes and goes through changes all the time. 

You know you're doing all the right things.  It will eventually catch up to you, and you will reap the rewards.

i know how frustrating that is, but just keep at it.  it's about consistency, hopefully then you'll get to your dream weight.

kfrails and flightgirl, keep updating to let us know how you guys are doing.

i weighed myself again this week and at least I didnt gain any more weight.  I'm still sticking to my diet and I'm still working out.  I feel great and I think that the suggestion that I gained muscle mass is (hopefully) the reason for my weight gain.  I'm going to ice hockey camp next week and will be playing non stop for almost two weeks so hopefully I will be able to loss some weight there and keep it off.

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