HOW AM I GAINING WEIGHT WHILE DIETING?
This is a very complicated question with a lot of different answers. No one answer is going to necessarily explain why you happen to be experiencing this. However, there are general ways that make it very possible to gain weight in the short-term while sticking to your diet.
It's also very important to realize that this is a short-term circumstance, gaining weight long term while at a caloric deficit means that something just isn't adding up. Calorie intake versus expenditure is the very basic formula to follow with any diet, if you are continuously buring more calories than you are eating or drinking, you will put your body into a caloric deficit which will result in some type of weight loss in the long-run.
However, there are some circumstances that may throw you off for a little bit and leave you puzzled as to why you seemingly aren't losing weight.
WEIGHING YOURSELF AT DIFFERENT TIMES
GAINING MUSCLE LOSING FAT
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE TRACKING
How do you feel?
Be honest with yourself, how good is your diet?
TRUST THE PROCESS
Most importantly, trust the process. When dieting, it can be very difficult to feel empowered. You may feel so irritated to not see progress. However, results do not come instantaneously, they take time. The best thing you can do for yourself is stick to your diet, put in the work at the gym, and ask for help! If something doesn't quite seem right to you, reach out to personal trainers or nutritionists to get advice. More than likely they will adjust a few things here and there that may make big differences for you. However, like all great things, results take time! Trust the process, trust the professionals, and relax.
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