04-25-2013, 08:17 PM
Do most people experience an increase in weight when adjusting calories up? I'm taking a week off from my resistance training because I had stopped making gains and was experiencing muscle fatigue, and I decided to increase my calories during that time as well to make sure I was giving my body the right nutrition to recover. I've really only upped my calories about 150 a day, though it's probably more of a practical increase than that since I haven't been exercising, and I've jumped up 2 lbs. in two days. This is very unusual for me as my weight does not fluctuate more than maybe 1 lbs. I wasn't doing any sort of low carb diet so I know I'm not looking at a glycogen increase, unless I could have depleted my muscles from exercising and eating at a deficit? I'm trying not to panic since I know I haven't eaten enough to actually gain weight, but it's scary.