Why did I gain weight after running a marathon?

Why did I gain weight after running a marathon?

Some runners complain of weight gain immediately after a marathon. This is most likely due to water retention as your muscles repair and rebuild. Don’t be tempted to start (or resume) any weight-loss regime during this time – your body requires a full complement of nutrients to recover from the stress of the race.

Is it normal to put on weight when you start exercising?

If you start an exercise program your body will add a little weight initially as a natural response to the changes taking place. Don’t worry, it won’t last if you keep exercising.

Can running cause you to gain weight?

While you’re not going to turn into a body builder after just a few days of running, your body will slowly begin to build muscle and burn fat. While this is great news for your overall fitness and race times, you’re actually gaining weight by supplementing low density fat tissue for high density muscle tissue.

Why am I gaining weight while in a calorie deficit?

However, sometimes water retention can be caused by other aspects that can be the reason behind calorie deficit but not losing weight. Salty food, high carbohydrate intake, lack of exercise and some medications can cause water weight gain even on a caloric deficit (10).

Can you lose fat but gain weight?

You can lose body fat and gain lean body mass at the same time.” Carpenter cited a study that found that men eating in a 40% energy deficit for four weeks while resistance training, doing high-intensity interval training, and consuming a high-protein diet were able to increase their lean body mass.

Should I lose weight before building muscle female?

It is easy to think that you should lose some weight before you start to build muscle, but when you restrict your calorie intake to lose weight you are likely to lose fat AND muscle at the same time. This is not ideal, as it will also lower your basal metabolism rate.

Is it possible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?

You may unsubscribe at any time. Your body is smarter than you may give it credit for, however, and by keeping a close eye on your diet (specifically when you eat what) and your training, you can absolutely lose fat and gain muscle at the same time.

Andrew

Andrey is a coach, sports writer and editor. He is mainly involved in weightlifting. He also edits and writes articles for the IronSet blog where he shares his experiences. Andrey knows everything from warm-up to hard workout.