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Weight Gain During Period


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Hello. I am new to this and I was just wondering how much, if any, weight you gain during your period. I just saw a 2 pound gain and needless to say I am not too happy about that. It could be a number of things, but I am thinking maybe I am retaining water because of my period? I drink 8 glasses a day but maybe I need to add a little more. Thanks for your help!
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I'm on mine too and yesterday my weight was up by a pound. Fingers crossed that'll go away by the end of the week.

I have seen time where mine has gone up almost 10 lbs, but a few days after it starts im back down to what I was before. It is insane how the female body work!

i too have had one week go up 10 pounds. it varies for me. 3-10 pounds each time. mostly 3 or 4, tho.
on my last one, my weight went up 5lbs. I hate it because it makes me think its impossible to lose weight. Also, I was sick then too so that contributed some to the 5lbs. However, every female goes through it so I know it is possible. :)

Thanks for your replies! Hopefully my weight will go back down in a couple days :)

 

Good luck to all!

I typically gain around 3-5 lbs the week before I start and lose it the day after I finish or so.  My advice....do NOT even look at your scale during TTOM! :) You'll be much happier!

~H~

I got pregnant taking the pill, and the shot (I've heard) makes you gain weight, so I chose Mirena (IUD) as my birth control.  I had it put in December 17 and have been on my period since that day!!!!  Talk about ANNOYING!  I have lost weight since then, a lot actually, but my cravings are sometimes more than I can bare!  My doc says that an irregular period is normal for the first 3 months... so that means I have another whole month to look forward to an ongoing, hated period!  And I am serious, I have had 2 days within this last 2 months where I did not have to use a tampon.  It's terrible!!!  Anyway, I know that my body is all screwed up from the ongoing period, but I do lose weight...hope this helps :)

The joys of the period! Oh yeh!!!...ha! Just keep doing what you are doing. It will say differently after your period is done. Usually does, anyways. 8 glasses of water is plenty for one day. Maybe you can help things along with what you are doing already and cut back on salty foods. Salt helps to retain water. I will be surprised if you do not see a difference soon. Smile
Original Post by haley_2008:

I typically gain around 3-5 lbs the week before I start and lose it the day after I finish or so.  My advice....do NOT even look at your scale during TTOM! :) You'll be much happier!

~H~

I agree, if I do look during TTOM I don't take it seriously

I gain around 1 to 2 pounds. I do check the scale but just to check it for a few months.  Main thing .. stick to your normal diet plan, drink your water and wait it out.

I am the same way...my lower abs get sooo big I look prego...probably about 5 lbs of weight.  I noticed after having my daughter, that even ovulation is starting to feel like I am getting my period...I get bloated and sore boobies too!  I hate it!  There has to be something out there that can minimize these symptoms.

I've lost my first 4lbs and appear to have gained them all back on the first 2 days of my period.  It's so demoralising, but I'm hoping it will disappear just as quickly and soon.  It doesn't help that my self-esteem is lowest at this time too - I feel generally unattractive and moody and so tempted to comfort myself with food.

  Logging eating and exercise habits make you aware of more than just your calorific balance - it is quite a revelation. 

I always gain 1 or 2 pounds, but goes that (and a little more!) always goes away by the end of it.

I also retain water the week before, it's how I know it's coming. I usually gain between 2 to 7 pounds of water so I don't look at the scale.  There is one thing that never lies it's the measurements.  If you've gain 5 pounds in 2 days then check your measurements instead or wait until the next week to weight yourself.  Also don't forget if you do alot of weight training, you might have gain muscle mass as well, don't forget to factor that in.  Have a great one ladies!Laughing

I can go up 4+ pounds (i'm there now and feel so bloated). the great thing is, about a week after your period, those numbers don't matter. I don't even weigh myself when I'm on my period. What's the point?

Original Post by phoenixcan:

I also retain water the week before, it's how I know it's coming. I usually gain between 2 to 7 pounds of water so I don't look at the scale.  There is one thing that never lies it's the measurements.  If you've gain 5 pounds in 2 days then check your measurements instead or wait until the next week to weight yourself.  Also don't forget if you do alot of weight training, you might have gain muscle mass as well, don't forget to factor that in.  Have a great one ladies!Laughing

 Measuring doesn't help me because my body bloats everywhere.  I'd just skip measuring and weighing those weeks...as long as your at a deficit the results wil pay off.

Also, I've heard on this site that when you're at a deficit you can't gain muscle so I would just figure it's water retention.

I also usually gain 2-3lbs in the few days before I start my period. It's perfectly normal (as the replies indicate) so just hold tight and hopefully your little gain will be gone again just as quickly :)

I just wanted to add one positive note to all this . . . women actually burn 5% to 10% more calories during PMS, which partially accounts for the food cravings.  If you can stick to your usual daily caloric intake for those few days without giving in to the cravings, voila, you've burned some extra calories just by being a female!

i gain a whopping 3-5 pounds!  all water.  and moodiness Tongue out

I'm averaging about 2-3 lbs gain right before TTOM.

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