Increased mileage resulting in weight gain. Why?!
'I'm into the last stages of recovery from an eating disorder'Reading the full context of your post, I dont think you areIf you have professionals that you can talk to during the course of your recovery then I would talk with them, they have the full knowledge of your medical history
How much have you increased your calorie intake by to compensate? 5 extra miles is in the region of 500 kcal, give or take a bit - over a whole week. Possibly slightly less if you are metabolically efficient. Thats 70kcal a day - maybe less; not a lot to compensate for.
As per the previous post - if you are tracking your calorie intake to 70 Kcal per day I don't think the armchair PhDs here are the advice you need...
i agree, may i gently suggest you get back in touch with your health supporter-type person and say just what you have to us, to them?
it can be overwhelming to have to be in control of such a vital thing as eating, add in the elation which comes from good healthy exercise and its easy to feel a bit panicy.
take a deep breath and have a chat with someone who knows you.
all the best
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Maybe water weight? (I can't see how.) Or could it genuinely be muscle?! My Clothes feel a bit tighter so maybe it really is fat, but hOw?
Just to make the point that tight clothes won't tell you whether it's fat, muscle or water. Weight gains for all three reasons will make your clothes feel tighter!
I also agree you should probably discuss this with your healthcare provider who has full details of your eating disorder rather than a bunch of people online. Hopefully they can reassure you that it's a healthy weight gain required to support your increased level of exercise. Good luck and well done for getting this far with your recovery!
this very rapid weight gain has got me stressing out! I've gained 7 pounds over four weeks. Maybe water weight? (I can't see how.)
Stress can be a contributing factor to water retention, so there is a small chance it could be affecting the weight gain. But as everyone else has said, it is probably best to discuss this with a proffesional.
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