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MonStar
07-01-2002, 11:14 PM
I am curious what is a typical water weight increase the day after a refeed day. For example if I normally take in approximately 175-200g of carbs and then take in 600-700g carbs, what kind of gain in water weight should I expect to gain? 1-3 lbs.?

How will I be able to tell when I step into gaining fat? Usually if its above ~4-5 lbs. its some fat and water.

MS

Paul Stagg
07-02-2002, 09:48 AM
Calipers would be your best tool...

1g of carb can hold 4 g of h2o, if I remember correctly.

MonStar
07-02-2002, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by Paul Stagg
Calipers would be your best tool...

1g of carb can hold 4 g of h2o, if I remember correctly.

Woah okay man so lemme figure this one out. 600g carbs = 2400g H20? Which would come out to be alot. Because 1000g = 1 kg. = 2.2 lbs. am I correct? So 2.5 kg. water = 5.5 lbs. water gain. Which isnt anywhere near what I gain from refeeds. Is that just because I burn a lot of it off or what? Due to inadequate hydration or what?

Confusing..

MS

Paul Stagg
07-02-2002, 10:17 AM
Well - some of the carbs are being used for fuel, some converted to fat... the water weight will come from what is stored as muscle glycogen.

the_hall
07-04-2002, 05:59 PM
I dont think its that important really, just go with the guidlines that par and others give on the diet. I usually put on 6lbs over the course of a 12hr refeed, it is mostly water weight because you are supposed to drink lots of water.

Blood&Iron
07-04-2002, 07:09 PM
If you are keeping fat low, and your refeed short in duration(< 24 hours), fat gain will be insignificant, if it occurs at all.

Holto
07-06-2002, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Paul Stagg
Well - some of the carbs are being used for fuel, some converted to fat... the water weight will come from what is stored as muscle glycogen.

I just recently read 3g's of water for every g of glucose

some of the water would be in your body allready though wouldn't it