OMG! I’ve been so good this week but put on 1lbs :(

*** Warning, this is a Rant***
Is this familiar:
“I was really good this week but I’ve put on weight :(. I don’t know how it happened.”
Then the ensuing demotivation and comfort eating follows because you feel like a failure.
If you have ever said/feel this you need to give yourself a talking to, or even a slap.
Firstly, ask yourself this: Are you still the weight you were with the same body fat or are you now weighing less because of less body fat?
Is the answer is you’re carrying less body fat then you need to stop moaning. You’ve done well, just because you didn’t lose weight in one week does not mean it’s the end of the world.
Before you start stripping out calories and foods you need to keep reading.
Do you know that you can gain weight for many reasons, usually it’s because of water/nutrient retention because of something you’ve eaten (maybe a few more carbs than normal BUT THIS IS OKAY) or in some people case it could be ‘that time of the month’, don’t worry, focus on the following:
– Are you still in a total loss from where you started?
– Are you looking better than you did?
– Are your clothes looser?
If the answer is yes to all of those, you’ve got no problem, stop panicking. Success in losing weight/fat is never a straight line, you will lose some, then stay the same, then maybe put on 1-2 pounds and then continue to lose more, that’s just how it works.
Typically your weight staying the same is due to you building muscle and the weigh increase is the water/nutrient retention in those muscles, however your weight soon goes down gain as your metabolism (TDEE – total daily energy expenditure) is higher because of the new muscle, have faith, you’re on the right track.
Harsh words but ones a lot of people need to hear.

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