I recently returned to exercise after a layoff for back surgery. I’ve put on five pounds in a week – from what I can tell it’s just water weight. There’s no way I have a 17,500 calorie deficit.
I’ve been walking three miles a day and I’ve been lifting weights. I’ve upped my protein intake. I’m drinking at least a liter of water a day.
I thought I had this whole thing figured out. I’ve worked too hard to get down to 180 pounds and now my body is rebelling against me.
I don’t know what to do.