I'm on day 5 of my "the one" cycle @3caps/day and I am up 3 lbs. However, I definitely noticed that at least half of it has to be water. I drink around a gallon a day and I don't take creatine. Anyway, the reason why I know this is because I am peeing WAY less. I drink a quart before work, during lunch, pre/during workout, and post-workout/ before bed. I barely have to piss when I wake up and I definitely feel more bloated.
I just think that the reported gains may be a little unrealistic, as those less familiar with their bodies (or urination schedules) may not even notice this.
Other reasons: I am on a cut and my abs are less visible. Cardio has gotten a little harder as I feel like I am going to puke during my sprints.
I know it's a little early in the cycle, and this could change, but there's no way these are lean pounds. Most of the logs I've read didn't seem to mention holding water. Thoughts?