Why do you gain weight temporarily when you start exercising?
Women start a new exercise program almost always to lose weight. However a new exercise program often shows a temporary increase on the scale. This is the reason why millions of people start and then quickly quit their resolution to get fit.
The temporary weight gain explained:
When someone starts a new exercise program, they often experience muscle soreness. The more intense and “unfamiliar” the program, the more intense the muscle soreness. This soreness is most prevalent 24 to 48 hours after each workout. In the first few weeks of a new program, soreness is the body trying to “protect and defend” the targeted tissue.
This type of soreness is caused by tissue breakdown or microscopic tears in muscle tissue. When this happens, the body protects the tissue. The muscle becomes inflamed and slightly swollen due to fluid retention. This temporary retention of fluid can result a 1 to 2 Kgs of weight gain within a few weeks of a new program. This will normalize soon
Those who need immediate weight loss feel disheartened. Bear in mind that the weight loss starts as soon as your body adapts to exercise