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Paramedic 07-10-2010 05:18 PM

Do you gain weight when...
...You're on your period? This seems like such a silly question, but I figured with the bloating and stuff...

Well, anyway, I'm getting close to having my period (I can feel the cramps and bloating) and I noticed that my weight rocketed up 4 pounds! I'm really hoping that it's just because of the on-coming period and not me messing something up with my diet and exercise. :stress:

oodlesofnoodles 07-10-2010 06:07 PM

Yep, it's your period. The day or two before my period and the first 2 days of it I'm always up at least 3 pounds. It's just water weight, you'll bleed it out in a couple of days lol.

Thighs Be Gone 07-10-2010 06:57 PM

Yep, completely normal. For me, it's about 2 pounds. I also go up when I ovulate.

Alita 07-10-2010 07:28 PM

yep, I've just gained about 2lbs lol D: it's so annoying!

Latchkey Princess 07-10-2010 08:41 PM

Yup. I always go up at least a couple of pounds right before my period. And about a pound or two in the day or two before I ovulate. I always lose it (and usually a little more) in a big woosh right after tho.

lissa9501 07-10-2010 08:55 PM

i gain about 5 pounds then lose it 4 or 5 days later, i know mines coming soon too

junebug41 07-10-2010 09:14 PM

Oh God yes. I'm taking fertility meds right now and it's even WORSE! I've noticed that drinking stuff with electrolytes (diluted Gatorade, for example) really helps with the bloating.

JMfan 07-10-2010 09:48 PM

Yep. I've learned not to sweat it. All fluid.

Phoenix301 07-10-2010 11:15 PM

Yes, a few pounds extra just before and during the first day or two, then I usually pee like crazy and even end up wish a wooosh drop in my weight in the end or shortly after, many times it sends me to a lower weight point. (thats what I am hoping for right about now lol!) Dont fret!

Paramedic 07-10-2010 11:27 PM

Whew, that's good to know! I was kind of freaking out there. xD I mean, worked so hard to get out of the 200s and suddenly I'm back in them so randomly! Well, I can't wait to get past it again and have my weight go back down.

gmailjunkie 07-11-2010 11:34 PM

Actually there is good news! Periods may result in weight on the scale but may actually help you create a higher calorie deficit. You actually burn some extra calories (according to one of my bio professors-who knows what he was basing that on though) in the 7 to 10 days before your period and burn a little extra afterward because your body has to use energy to replace the blood you lost (this much I beleive for sure). This is no reason to have tons of extra food, but it makes me feel a little better about the cramps and the grumpies.

LLH2010 07-12-2010 08:07 AM

This hadn't occured to me but I am so glad I saw this. Day 2 of period and up a pound, and I really like this explanation for the pound being there! :)

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