I gained 4 ounces in two days, what the heck!

  • I have followed the recipes for Ignite since the start. I've only been adding a little chia seed to my shakes every morning since I'm hungry before lunch. I have been tracking my food on the tracker site and the only thing that goes over is my fat intake. Which I heard was ok since its the healthy fat from Ignite recipes. I even cut the olive oil in half when I need to use it. I'm supposed to be on the time of the month right now and have not started yet. Is this the cause for the gain?? I also have not started my excercise routine because I wanted to start one step at a time. I thought the diet and excercise starting together would be hard on me physically and emotionally.

    SAB42   by: SAB42
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    Renitajs  about 1 year ago by: Renitajs

    The 4 ounces is probably just water, especially since its around that time. I have had my weight swing 2-5lbs overnight - just dealing with salt intake from the day. 4 ounces is nothing to worry about...just stay on track and focus on healthy eating. I have also noticed that if you do some light exercise to work up a good sweat, it helps with water retention as well.

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    CharlieW77  about 1 year ago by: CharlieW77

    I don't know much about Ignite, so I don't know if it requires you to weigh yourself frequently. I do know that weighing yourself often can be frustrating, because it fluctuates. From livestrong.com: "Everyone experiences weight fluctuations. Women retain water periodically due to hormone shifts. High-sodium intake contributes to water retention. Some medications can contribute to weight changes."

    Also, are you weighing yourself at the same time, each time? Some recommend weighing yourself in the morning after "using the facilities" but before you eat or drink anything. Weighing yourself at the beginning of the day one day and then at the end of the day the next will undoubtedly give you different results.

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    clynnsky  about 1 year ago by: clynnsky

    I think it's smart that your changing the foods your taking in first and then adding in the workouts, that always smart and your more likely to stick with it! You'll see weight come off when you start working out too. I know I always go up a pound or so right before that special time and it always goes away. Give it some more time, you'll see results!! :)

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