As a Personal Trainer in Mississauga, I have seen that when people go from a long period of under-eating to suddenly eating more food there is a good chance they are going to experience some weight gain.
Since you haven’t eaten, you’re likely walking around with depleted glycogen reserves. All this means is that the fuel your muscles store for exercise isn’t topped off. Glycogen is water and glucose. In fact, as a personal trainer in Mississauga I will tell you that an increase in glycogen means more water retention. So it is not fat.
If you are an active person and you raise your calories by 200-300 calories, your muscles are going to utilise that to increase glycogen stores. This is good weight. Again, it is not fat.
As a personal trainer in Mississauga, I often see that people assume any weight gain is bad and this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s all about body composition. Your body fat percentage is what you should focus on more than your weight. When your weight goes up but body fat comes down, your muscles are storing extra glycogen which means that you are experience cell hypertrophy. If your lean body mass goes up too, then you are seeing skeletal muscle hyperplasia. This is going to benefit you in making you stronger in your workouts and ultimately faster weight loss results.
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