Originally Posted by mandypandy2246
One more thing ... as I think about this more - I was under a lot of stress last week. Even though I didn't eat more than I should - I may not have slept sufficiently and was under chronic stress. I know stress (and the stress of not sleeping on your body) releases hormones that make you store fat. So hopefully this is stress related and will reverse during a more calm week.
One of the most important things to learn is the difference between fat loss (or gain) and water loss (or gain.)
Stress doesn't cause you to store fat. Excess calories is the ONLY way to store fat.
Stress can and often does cause water retention.
The scale is the worst way to measure short term progress because of water. Stick to your plan and try to relax. The scale is only telling you what you weigh - not how much fat you've lost or gained.
"Getting solid information is easier than ever. Getting misinformation is even easier." - Kaplods
Maintaining for two years and I eat whatever I want - just not however much I want. Details here.