Gaining weight when training
I have noticed that when i train for an event I gain weight- around half a stone which really shows on my 5ft 2 frame- before my marathon and current half marathon training my body composition was 51kg, (8 Stone) with 20.1% body fat- now im in the throws of my training, once again i find myself half a stone heavier with almost 22% body fat, an inch bigger around the waist, hips and legs, my clothes are tight and i dont have the muscle tone in my stomach that i did. (Ive been told I have a slightly 'softer' shape)
Id like to think that this was down to eating too much but i monitor what I put in so I know I am not eating excessively.
This is really discouraging for me as I enjoy sport very much- anyone else find that this happens to them?
In 99/100 cases - More weight either equals eating more and exercising less, or your scales are wrong. Sadly it's simply adding and subtraction.
Do you snack at all? Do you keep your fluid intake up? (Dehydration can be a cause of weight gain if you start hydrating suddenly from a below-needed level)
Hi - Thank you for the response! I do snack, and i didnt think excessivley but I have noticed feeling hungry almost constantly.
As for dehydration, I *thought* I was drinking enough, but looking around RW and other nutrition sites it re confirms what you have said to me. Could it really cause half a stone in weight?
Also would water retention cause the extra inch on my hips and thighs?
Apols for the typos! Should read probably. You won't really retain water on your hips and thighs. But you know that really. Other thought is where you are in your cycle? As you may gain before and lose more after your period which was be distorting the picture a bit.
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