Weight Gain
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is it possible to gain like 2-5lb overnight? i leterally passed out when i weighed myself this morning. it doesnt help because somedays im high some days low so theres no 3000 calorie consistency. i will be on a plan soon so it's okay, but its just yesterday i ate 4 bags of crisps and 2 eatnatural bars before bed to crank up the cals and it seems the crisp's salt has aided a lot of water retention. i woke up and drank 2 or 3 glasses of water but my weight is still higher than it's been i the past 3 weeks of weight-gain and im panicking because it's so sudden and i look like a dwarf with a pot belly. :/

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I'm pretty sure it isn't possible to *really* gain that much in one day. It was probably caused by the salt, like you said.  I wouldn't worry about it at all, it's only temporary.

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Guys, partyring has Ed and is in recovery!

DONT EXCERCISE! and no, food at night WILL NOT INSTANTLY MAKE U FAT!

Partyring, from what I've heard here, this is all water weight. I believe that it's not real, everyone who drinks water has to show weight 'gain' because it's fluid in your stomach!
Original Post by alyssa1974:

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PLEASE DELETE THIS POST BEFORE SOMEONE WITH AN ED SEES! i have recovered from an ED and eating late at night never made a difference to my weight, nor does it now! And the OP should not be exercising she is trying to gain weight, she shouldnt be weighing herself daily! please remove this asap!

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True weight gain does not ( I repeat) does not occur overnight.  It is scientifically and biologically impossible.

Weight gained occurs over weeks, months and years; just as losing weight does. 

Also eating late scientifically does not alter your weight. Studies show it does not matter what time of the day you eat, as long as you have reached your EER.  (Estimated energy Requirement). In fact, we burn calorie even when we are sleeping. The human body doesn't just "shut down" when we go to bed--it still is working, just like a machine.

Most likely the weight gained is the food in your intestines that is being processed that will eventually be excreted.  It is common sense that when a person eats or drinks water (liquid) they will gain a few pounds.  --this is normal and part of how our human bodies work.  It is food weight and water weight.

And please chill out on weighing yourself daily.  It is unnecessary and obsessive!  Ideally a person only needs to weigh once a week to get a true reading of their set-point.

I get this feeling you suffer from an ED. --I could be wrong.  If you are in recovery from and Eating Disorder (or suffer from one) I suggest you ditch the scale and seek professional help from doctors and do some cognitive behavioral therapy.  If you do have an ED and not in recovery or do not want to, I suggest you do not post potentially triggering situations.  --This behavior (and such threads) is prohibited on CC.

So please stop trying to cut yourself down and freaking out over what you ate.  You deserve to eat, just as much as anyone else does.  Food =energy and is what we need to function as human beings and sure your belly will grow after you eat. So, next time if you want to have 5 bags of chips and ice cream, go for it.

 

Original Post by dancerqueen1:

True weight gain does not ( I repeat) does not occur overnight.  It is scientifically and biologically impossible.

Weight gained occurs over weeks, months and years; just as losing weight does. 

Also eating late scientifically does not alter your weight. Studies show it does not matter what time of the day you eat, as long as you have reached your EER.  (Estimated energy Requirement). In fact, we burn calorie even when we are sleeping. The human body doesn't just "shut down" when we go to bed--it still is working, just like a machine.

Most likely the weight gained is the food in your intestines that is being processed that will eventually be excreted.  It is common sense that when a person eats or drinks water (liquid) they will gain a few pounds.  --this is normal and part of how our human bodies work.  It is food weight and water weight.

And please chill out on weighing yourself daily.  It is unnecessary and obsessive!  Ideally a person only needs to weigh once a week to get a true reading of their set-point.

I get this feeling you suffer from an ED. --I could be wrong.  If you are in recovery from and Eating Disorder (or suffer from one) I suggest you ditch the scale and seek professional help from doctors and do some cognitive behavioral therapy.  If you do have an ED and not in recovery or do not want to, I suggest you do not post potentially triggering situations.  --This behavior (and such threads) is prohibited on CC.

So please stop trying to cut yourself down and freaking out over what you ate.  You deserve to eat, just as much as anyone else does.  Food =energy and is what we need to function as human beings and sure your belly will grow after you eat. So, next time if you want to have 5 bags of chips and ice cream, go for it.

 

Thank you so much for this post, I very much needed to read that!

Partyring- I agree... as hard as it is (I'm trying to work on this too), maybe it's time to ditch the scales?? It's only messing with your mind and impacting on recovery/eating in a not so good way.. can you perhaps think of trying to stop weighing yourself? Or cut down so it's not every day? Weighing everyday isn't all that accurate anyway. Hope you are feeling okay :) Don't let this 'increase' affect your eating! You are doing well!!

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