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Creatine & Weight Changes


#1

i just took creatine for a 2 week period to see what types of effects it had on me....anyways for the past 2 weeks i gained 6 pounds and for some reason today i lost 4 pounds of it ..I'm just wondering why that happened any answer would be great thanks


#2

When you say "today i lost 4 pounds", do you mean you weigh 4 pounds less than you did yesterday? Or what time frame are you talking about?


#3

He lost four pounds of the six so in total he gained two pounds.


#4

From my experience its all of the water being retained. I can be totally wrong but I have noticed gains/losses of 5 pounds in a very short timespan as well.

Here is a link I found that briefly describes the water retention associated with creatine.
bodybuilding.com/fun/catupdate.htm

Hope this helps.


#5

I am guessing that your fluctuation has very little to do with the Creatine and probably more to do with your diet the last two weeks.


#6

yep thats what i ment..ill check agian tomoro morning and see if i lost the rest of it...any reasons why this happend im still talking it just as much and im eating 6 meals a day


#7

thanks celeronpm


#8

Working more, sweating more?? Hotter??? Hydration???

Phill


#9

no iv had exams the past 2 days when iv lost most of it so iv basicly been sitting on my ass and studying ..and i got drunk one night so i dont know


#10

I'm bulking and gaining weight at the moment. The best thing for tracking my progress had been to weigh myself in kilograms. Since 1kg is about 2.2lbs, fluctuations of 4-5lbs I don't pay attention to and are easier to track I find. So if I go on the scale one day and lose/gain a kg or two, I just disregard the gains. But after a month or 2 passes and I see changes of 3-4kgs, then I can be sure there has been a significant change. Anyone else see where I'm coming from?


#11

"I got drunk one night"

Sometimes drinking (especially heavily) results in a dramatic loss of water weight. Ever noticed how much people pee when they're wasted? I wouldn't be surprised if your drinking resulted in you just pissing away 4 lbs of water. You'll get it back. Stick in there, slugger!


#12

i prolly pissed like 6 or 7 times from what i remeber..thanks for that tip tho