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Episode 105: Why Did You Gain Weight Overnight…even in a Calorie Deficit?

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What’s up, my beautiful peach? Today, let’s talk about overnight weight gain. It can be scary, I mean really scary, especially when we feel like we’re losing control of our weight. Waking up a few pounds heavier than the day before can make us panic and think, “Did I just gain five pounds overnight?” Well, there are some truths and myths about overnight weight gain that I want to clear up in this episode. I’ll give you some peace of mind and help you understand what’s really going on. So, without further ado, let’s dive into podcast episode 105: Gaining Weight Overnight – Truths and Myths. But first, let’s take a pause for some music.

Now, let’s talk about weight gain. It’s not fun, whether it’s true fat gain or just temporary weight showing up from bloating, digestion, or other external factors. Weight gain can be divided into two categories: fat gain and water weight gain. Fat gain is usually more permanent and requires a change in metabolism to lose that fat and keep it off sustainably. On the other hand, water weight gain is temporary and can go away within a day or two.

Let’s focus on fat gain. This occurs when we consistently consume more calories than our metabolism needs. For example, if we’ve been restricting ourselves to 1200 calories a day and suddenly start consistently eating more than that, it can lead to fat gain. But it’s important to note that gaining one true pound of fat requires consuming an excess of 3,500 calories. So, if you’ve been eating 1200 calories a day, you would need to consume 4,700 calories in one day to gain a true pound overnight. That’s a lot of calories to consume in just one day.

It’s also worth mentioning that if you’re tracking your macros and occasionally have a free meal or slip up and binge, don’t panic. You can simply get back on track with your regular eating habits, and your body will bounce back. This is different from consistently eating in a surplus compared to your metabolism, which can lead to actual fat gain.

This is why I recommend tracking your macros. It gives you peace of mind and ensures that you’re eating the right amount of food for your body and goals. You can use my macro calculator to determine your proper macros and get started on the right track.

Now, let’s move on to the topic of weight fluctuations. It’s important to recognize that our weight naturally fluctuates on a daily basis. Factors like water retention, digestion, sleep, stress, and travel can all contribute to these fluctuations. So, if your weight goes up overnight, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve gained fat. It’s crucial to disconnect from the number on the scale and focus on long-term changes and how you feel in your body.

Tracking macros, healing your metabolism, and improving your relationship with food are key elements in making positive changes. It’s about finding balance, understanding your body, and achieving sustainable results. If you need support and want to see real change, I encourage you to explore my Beautiful Peach Mastermind (BPM) coaching program. It’s designed to help you achieve your goals and provide you with the education and tools to maintain your results long-term.

Remember, the number on the scale doesn’t define your happiness or your worth. Focus on how you feel in your body and the progress you’re making. Embrace the journey of growth and learning, and never settle for quick fixes or restrictive diets. You deserve to have your cake and eat it too – a balanced and fulfilling life. So, invest in yourself and commit to making lasting changes. Together, we can transform your body and mindset.

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