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1 rapid weight gain etc on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi I have only been in recovery for 4 months, I've had extreme hunger all the way through and I'm nearly at my pre ed weight already. I have "puffy face" and "Buddha belly" and I'm so embarrassed that I'm finding it difficult to eat in front of people because I've gotten so big so fast. I also have very painful water retention which makes me jiggle but my belly sticks out more than my boobs. I also know I have to keep gaining as my cycle isn't back. How long until my stomach evens out and the edema goes? I'm resting, eating so much because of EH and I'm sedentary. Anyone else experiencing this? Thank you Smile

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2 Re: rapid weight gain etc on Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:59 pm

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This is completely normal, I had it too! The puffy face is due to water retention, and the ''buddha belly'' (cute methapor Very Happy ) is a result of mostly bloating, water retention and some uneven weight gain. Don't take the gain to seriously, some kgs is probably water retention/food in your stomach. Keep on eating, keep on relaxing.

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3 Re: rapid weight gain etc on Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:04 pm

Thanks Amalie! Hehe I love Buddha's! Any idea how long it will take to even out? Nothing fits me, I live in my dressing gown which isn't very appropriate when people come round! Ha ha xx

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4 Re: rapid weight gain etc on Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:15 pm

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Hahaha! How clever! I lived in sweat pants and oversized sweaters for half a year tongue
It varies a lot, for me started to even out after some months. The bloating was quite intense until I reached my healthy weight. Now I still get bloated now and then after a big meal (such as now), but nothing like before. Not sure if you have seen this; http://instagram.com/p/np4L9soPgr/?modal=true
My face was at its most puffy around photo nr 2. A recovered face is not puffy, a face in recovery is! Your face will not get more and more puffy the more you gain.

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5 Re: rapid weight gain etc on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:51 pm

I've been in recovery for six weeks, and I've gained 8 kg. Is this normal? Is it actual body fat or mostly water retention?

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6 Re: rapid weight gain etc on Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:02 pm

It's probably water, yes. Smile I have gained 5 UK stone in 4 months. Stay strong beautiful! Smile I know it's scary

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7 Re: rapid weight gain etc on Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:22 am

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Yes, 8 kg weight gain in 6 weeks is perfectly normal! Remember that some of this is water retention and food in your stomach/system. Some gain much faster than you, some slower. In recovery I gained 5 kg in 2 weeks on less than 2000 calories, which was a shock and trigger for me - though it is a perfectly normal weight gain, not rapid. The weight gain slowed down when I increased my intake. I gained around 0.5 kg (1 lbs) weekly on 2500 and later 3000.

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