I'm 5'8, female, and weigh about 133lbs. I started at 168lb and got to 135 in the summer and maintained since. However I want some extra leeway so want to get to maybe 130.
My usual exercise is the elleptical and walking.
However, every time I try something new, or something I haven't done in a while, I gain anywhere between 4-7lbs of water weight overnight. I also feel bloated and my waist measurement goes up.
Between Dec 23rd and early January I did lots of running outside and also a few 30 Day Shred workouts, and started a 30 day squat challenge. I have "gained" about 7lb. It's physically impossible for this to be fat as I didn't eat enough to gain fat. The calories I was taking in were on average 1200-1600 so in combination with working out most days I should have lost weight!
From experience, for the water to come off, it takes about 1 day for every 1lb.
Is there any way to prevent it in the first place? It really gets me down that I work out hard and instantly am bloated and feel huge afterwards. If I'm honest it discourages me from trying new things!
PS I tried water tablets but no success.