Will my weight keep rising now that I'm eating?

Ok this is slightly complicated haha.

So I lost 20 pounds in an unhealthy way in the past couple months. (basically starvation) – I’ve learned my lesson, so im better now

Mid august I was 130, my lowest point last month was 106 but usually stayed around 110

I’ve started eating again, at first I binged on not-so-healthy stuff, but only gained 2 or 3 pounds from that (ended up around 111-113)

Since then I’ve started exercising (hiit, lunges, cardio boxing, elliptical, jogging) and eating 3 healthy meals a day, averaging a little below 1000 calories (which I know is low, but I feel like im eating plenty! So im working on that)

Anyway, my weight has gone up to almost 120 (probably at 118?) quickly, and im wondering if its going to keep rising because of the starvation thing, or if its okay to assume some of that is muscle weight? Becuase im not eating junk food, and not eating that much, im really trying to do this healthily.

Does anyone have any information that would help me? Im scared that even though I’m eating well and exercising plenty that my weight is just going to keep going up :(

Answer #1

muscle weight. I’ve had the same thing. I FREAKED because I’d work out like a maniac and I’d keep gaining weight. it’s mostly water weight and muscle weight. remember muscle weights more then fat and make sure to hydrate your self properly. what really helped me is sipping on half frozen strawberry ensures. especially during the winder I tend to drop at least 20 lbs. I’m prepetually cold and it messes with me, I work so much that I barely get a chance to sit down and eat, by the time I get home I’m too tired so I would keep the ensures with me at work. and of course don’t forget healthy stuff like avocados, very good, yummy, easy to make and high enough in calories to satiate your tummy but not make you feel like you eat a lot. I try to stay away from low calorie stuf flike that 20 cal rye bread because it tastes exactly like air and is about that filling. so I end up binging (especially on lettuce and grapes and peaches etc) because I’m li ke “almost no calories eat as much as you want!” and then I have to go throw up anyway because I feel so disgusting and full. you have to figure it out on your own, what fits your syle of eating. like I can live for days on jelly beans and gummy bears and my mind thinks thats perfectly fine lol it tooke me years and a lot of relapses and faliures to fully understand what my brain will accept as “okay” in terms of food while staying halthy.

Answer #2

I was around 115 this morning, so perhaps I jumped the gun a little? we’ll see!

Answer #3

one its good to gain weight at what you r right now and proably some of that is muscle weight but thts good not baddont worry about your figure so much woorry about u =]

Answer #4

some of that is muscle forsure coming back from anorexia is a hard thing to deal with your calorie intake is much lower then that of a “normal” person (for lack of abetter term) your stomach feels full faster because its not used to as much but if you gradually increase back up to an average 1500-2000 calorie intake you will do fine! just keep active ps Congrats on getting help it must have been hard and I knoit takes a lot ot admitt you need help!

Answer #5

should I add that im 5’6 and 21? just for reference sake

Answer #6

You should weigh between 117 and 143 pounds.

Only eating 1,000 calories per day is bad for you and may be causing your body to conserve more fat because it is prepared for starvation mode.

How to GAIN or LOSE weight?

First, determine from the information below, what your weight should be. Then set yourself goals of a week, 2 weeks, a month, 3 months, 6 months and a year. As you see yourself meeting your goals it becomes easier. Remember, you didn’t gain or lose your weight overnight so don’t expect to gain or lose if overnight. Plus, if trying to lose weight, weight lost slowly is more likely to stay off than weight lost in a hurry.

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.

BMI Classification

18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
25 to 29.99 Overweight
30 to 34.99 Obesity (Class 1)
35 to 39.99 Obesity (Class 2)
40 or greater Morbid Obesity

Check out your BMI at the bmi calculator site below to see where you stand.

bmi calculator:


If you need conversion info, 1 kg = 2.2 pounds and 2.54 cm = 1 inch (12 inches = 1 foot)

Info if you are trying to GAIN weight:


Info if you are trying to LOSE weight:


“How can I Lose 1 pound of body weight per week?”

One pound of body fat is equal to about 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound of weight per week, you need to eat 500 calories/day LESS than you burn.

But it’s not a good idea to lose weight simply by cutting calories. As well as decreasing calories you should increase your daily physical exercise. This helps to burn calories and build more lean tissue which in turn burns more calories.

“What should a minimum calorie intake be?”

As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.


Normal Adult Height-Weight Range Table


Average Teenager Weight


Check out this link for exercise information:


Another thing that helps to lose weight is to always eat a good breakfast. That helps to jump start your metabolism which helps start burning calories. Also, try to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water every day. One before every meal (except breakfast) and before all snacks. That helps curb your appetite which helps reduce caloric intake.

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