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Fatsooo posted:
I don't know what is wrong with me. I can gain 10 pounds in one day without eating 10 pounds of food. What is wrong with me?
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totallywiggedout responded:
Hi Fatsooo,
Something like an unexplained weightgain is usually water weight. If you eat a super high sodium diet or drink sodas and beverages that have electrolytes in them, like Gatorade, then you are getting too much sodium there. Watch what and how you eat. Read the labels and try not to eat out or eat preprocessed meats and meals as they are loaded with salt.
Fill out the Food and Fitness Planner here on WebMD, log in your stats and see what the goal calories and exercise is for your body type. Try to be religious about logging your foods and drinks here for awhile to track how you eat. I think you'll be surprised at the stuff you don't notice that you are eating.
kim
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Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP responded:
Hi and thanks so much for your posting. 10 pounds of food does not equate to 10 pounds of weight gain because not all food is the same in caloric density, and plus you do some kind of physical activity each day which impacts on calories burned as well.
Men and women can show fluctuations in weight by anywhere from 2-7 pounds or more of weight per day depending upon how tall they are, their body composition and how much they way. The majority of weight fluctuations are the shifts in water weight in the body. In order to gain one pound of fat you have to consume 3,500 calories above and beyond the calories it takes to keep you at your current weight. That's a boatload of calories.
I recommend you click on over to the WebMD Food and Fitness Planner and input your data and start logging exactly what you eat so that you can track your eating and activity and get to the bottom of your weight fluctuations. This works like a charm.
Once you do, and if you have questions, please shoot me a posting and we'll take it from there, OK?
Dr. Peeke


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