Gaining weight on CKD????

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    Gaining weight on CKD????


    One of my friends has been attempting to cut down his fat on a CKD diet. For about 4 weeks, he has steadily lost 3 - 4 pounds a week.
    This week though he asked me if it is possible to gain weight since he has gone up about 1.2 pounds so far this week......

    Any reasons? I honestly couldn't give an answer but said I would check the forum.

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    Yes. If you eat more calories than your body can utilize then yes.

    If he is at the same caloric intake its very possible that it can be a little water retention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maurice02 View Post
    One of my friends has been attempting to cut down his fat on a CKD diet. For about 4 weeks, he has steadily lost 3 - 4 pounds a week.
    This week though he asked me if it is possible to gain weight since he has gone up about 1.2 pounds so far this week......

    Any reasons? I honestly couldn't give an answer but said I would check the forum.
    Ok, if he's lost about 3.5 lbs per week for 4 weeks, that's about 14 lbs total.

    He needs to adjust his BMR to take that weight loss into account. If he's still consuming, say, 500 calories below maintenance at +14 lbs, that could very well be 100+ calories ABOVE maintenance at his actual weight. That's one way to gain weight during a CKD.

    It could also be constipation, since the CKD is famous for causing that. If he's been too long w/o a carb-up, or the carb-up was mediocre, he could have 2 lbs worth of waste in his tract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuppKnight View Post
    Ok, if he's lost about 3.5 lbs per week for 4 weeks, that's about 14 lbs total.

    He needs to adjust his BMR to take that weight loss into account. If he's still consuming, say, 500 calories below maintenance at +14 lbs, that could very well be 100+ calories ABOVE maintenance at his actual weight. That's one way to gain weight during a CKD.

    It could also be constipation, since the CKD is famous for causing that. If he's been too long w/o a carb-up, or the carb-up was mediocre, he could have 2 lbs worth of waste in his tract.
    Good call on both. Gonna check with him on the diet.....and I never thought of the constipation aspect but that is definitely a good chance as well.
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    Make sure hes getting in a fiber supplement.
    You must take in 20-30g fiber a day to ensure digestive efficiency.
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    It's also important to weigh urself at the same time on the same day each week. Especially on a ckd where you carb-up 1-2 days per week and can easily gain 8 lbs. of water weight on a carb refeed that you'll lose in the next few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilderbeast View Post
    It's also important to weigh urself at the same time on the same day each week. Especially on a ckd where you carb-up 1-2 days per week and can easily gain 8 lbs. of water weight on a carb refeed that you'll lose in the next few days.
    That's definitely true. I prefer the "just-woken-up-and-have-taken-the-morning-piss" scale check because that's when you are the lightest everyday.
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