Why Do I Gain Weight So Fast?

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  1. the wise wizard

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    so i had to lay off tennis and working out for 4 days due to a back injury, i weighed 173.something on thursday and today (monday) i weigh 177.5.
    i have noticed a vascularity change in my arms (less) and my abs dont seem as visable (although this may be due to the fact that blood pressure has been really low cause i havent been working out much, and the abs thing i might be making up).
    this has happened many times before, and i'm just sick of wondering why it happens.

    on top of that i calculated my daily caloric needs (17, 6'2'', around 175lbs) including excercise and i need about 5303 kcal but i only manage to eat probably half of that but i really dont lose weight i basically maintain at 173-174 (which i'm ok with)

    if you need more info just ask, thanks in advance.
     
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  2. yemenmocha

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    Remember your weight fluctuates several pounds throughout the day. Even if you weigh at the same time in the morning you may or may not have more food in your body, hydration, etc.

    Regarding the puffyness - often that can be due to sodium intake. If you eat something unhealthy like hot dogs or a meat pizza, then your sodium for the day is through the roof and you'll retain more water... and that makes you look all puffy and bloated!

    Make sure you're getting 8-10 glasses of water per day as well.
     
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  3. the wise wizard

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    interesting cause i have been eating sodium rich quite a bit lately. thanks for the reply.
     
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  4. KenC

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    Then it is probably almost all water weight. A long sauna would pull a lot out, along with that extra sodium.
     
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  5. LameTennisPlayer

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    i wouldnt be concerned about slight change in weight, if you want to monitor it; its best to do it once a week at the same time, same day eg monday morning 9am every week.
     
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  6. kiteboard

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    I weighed 172-175 for 20 years, then after 35, gained up to 50lbs. Tougher as you age, to lose weight, esp. if you love to eat!
     
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