Re: Water weight?!
BCP's, weight loss and hormones changes after BCP's are a great combination for water weight gain.
If you know you are in the phase of your monthly cycle where you bloat up it is a good idea to stay away from the scales. I am three days out from my placebo pills...BAM..I can go up 10 to 14 lbs in water weight. (I actually was weighed at my Gyn. and then weighed again 3 days later at the same office and the difference was 15 pounds!!!!) I don't even look at a scale during that week because its not accurate. When your homones are out of synch it can cause you to retain water and become bolated. Water is heavier than fat, this is why your scale shows such a drastic gain. It takes 3500 calories for a pound of fat, so you would have to eat alot of food to gain 10 pounds, just relax, it is water and hopefully it will go away in a few days.
Some things that I have found that help with the water weight gain during that time are try not to eat out or eat processed foods (high in sodium, they will make you retain). Drink plenty of water and squeeze some lemon into it.
I also NEVER cloths shop during those 5 days (things like this can be hard on your ego, and you will get depressed) and eat carefully and wait it out. I retain in my thighs and stomach so it can be really irritating!