I recently had a new client come into the gym (NOT for our scheduled training session... she came in her regular clothes on her lunch break!) all stressed out b/c she had gained 2 pounds since we started training (which has only been 2 weeks). Listen up ladies! Every pound that you gain is not body fat. When you step on the scale and see your weight has climbed a pound or two, don’t panic. You may be dealing with water weight gain or water retention. What this means is you have excess water hanging out in your tissues. You might even notice that you feel a little bloated or heavier than usual. What causes water weight gain? Here are six of the most common reasons you’re hanging onto water.
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