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Water weight

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by B17_Fan, May 18, 2022.

  1. B17_Fan

    B17_Fan Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    So, my diet isn't great...as I struggle to think of foods I would actually like to eat that are low Carb/GI or low calorie. I try my best in the week, but at the weekends I tend to eat white bread, tinned tomato soup and a bit of cake. I always gain a couple of pounds on the Monday. This week, I've only lost 1 of the pounds thus far. I have pcos, I'm on metformin, marvelon (combined pill) and sertraline. Could these be contributing to not losing water weight easily? Or to gaining water weight easily?
     
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  2. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    The most likely explanation is the water retention being due to the carbohydrate consumption. I also find I have water retention if I have tried to walk more than is comfortable for me, especially in warm weather. My feet swell. I deal with this by drinking more water. Though that is a digression from your query.
    Check the information in your meds packs to see if water retention is mentioned. However, the clue seems to be that you gain the weight on Mondays following eating high carb at weekends.
    This link expains it better…
    https://www.livestrong.com/article/309135-can-a-high-carb-diet-cause-you-to-retain-water/
     
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