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AutumnSadie 05-31-2013 10:19 PM

Gaining weight on my period - Does this happen to you too?
Every period (hooray on it now), I gain weight. It does eventually slip off, but i find it quite upsetting to see my body blow up into a giant ball, complete with puffy fingers and swollen legs.

I gain 1-2kg (2.2-4.4lb).

How much do you gain?

Rengetfit 06-01-2013 04:24 AM

I can easily fluctuate by ~5 lbs. every month around that time. I think this is completely normal for me. I watch my salt and drink a lot of water.
I avoid the scale because it really is maddening!!

Robingen 06-01-2013 09:55 PM

It's just water weight..........not fat. Water weight comes and goes depending on a lot of things including your sodium intake and your water intake along with the TOM. If you are on a weight loss program it doesn't slow it down because the weight gain is temporary. People choose to weigh themselves less frequently (e.g., weekly instead of daily) if they are bothered by the temporary fluctuations.

AutumnSadie 06-03-2013 05:14 AM

I'm so happy to see it coming off now. Almost back to my starting (pre-period) weight. I understand it's water-weight, though i find it quite disheartening to see myself blow up when i've done so well at bringing the kilos off.

Apart from watching salt, does anyone have any other tips/ experience with reducing the massive bloating during menstruation?

aggiesmith 06-13-2013 03:34 AM

me too i gain that too but the last day i lose 3-5 pounds

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