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Old 07-13-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default How long until the post-workout bloat goes?

So tomorrow is my first weigh in since getting back on track with my exercise regimen and becoming extra careful with my calories. I know that you tend to bloat when first starting to exercise (or resuming after a 1.5 month break w/out a gym), and this is also true for myself. I'm just wondering whether I should still factor that in to my weigh in tomorrow, or if a week is enough time for my body to shed that initial water weight and stabilize a bit, and possibly show the loss for the week. Either way, I'm just a little afraid that after a week of uber diligence...I'll be sitting at 164, still

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Old 07-14-2011, 08:10 AM   #2
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I can easily retain 1-2 lbs of water post workout depending on 1) how hard I work out and 2) how many days it's been since I last worked out. But typically for me it takes about 24 hours for my body to let go of the water. I also don't drink as much water as I should so that may play a part as well.

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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24 hours is about right. After I got well into my exercise program, I no longer have bloating.

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Old 07-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #4
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I didn't even know one can bloat from excersize
I work out daily for an hour intensely and have never gained weight from it except long term in muscle tissue.
I actually lose weight from sweating which I of course replenish with water immediately when I am done.
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