I fluctuate in my weight very regularly. I can gain 5 lbs in 1-2 days, no problem. But if I don't workout and or eat the same amount as I did the day before, the 5 lbs magically disappears.

It's frustrating trying to gain mass when I have no ability to hold my weight for more than a day.

Is there any tips/tricks to possibly slow down a metabolism?


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The weight you're gaining and losing is water weight. Water binds to glucose and salt, amongst other things in your diet. It's simply not possible to remove 5lbs of fat, muscle, or bone from someone (without a knife) in 1-2 days.

If you want to gain muscle and be fit, you should look into an effective strength training program like Starting Strength and ensure you're eating enough protein (link).

  • on a zero carbs with refills my top record was 7 kg in 3 days. it can be nothing except the water weight.
    – Sergey
    Oct 19, 2014 at 9:25

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