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Question about Bloated vs Real Fat Gain


#1

so yesterday i ate at maintenance and was super full (but a lot of fiber) and was bloated. this morning weighted less but im still bloated mlre than usual. could this actually be “bloat” or fat?


Bloat or Fat? Confused
#2

You can pinch fat. You can’t pinch bloat.

Also- one day of eating, even if you really pushed the limits of sanity, is not going to make a person noticeably fatter.


#3

so today i woke up feeling a bit fatter or bloated (dont know how to distinguish each other) in the mid section and feel my pants a bit tighter than usual. does this happen when bulking?


#4

Yes - it is possible to get fat when eating in a calorie surplus.


#5

You can tap on your lower abdomen about an inch below the belly button and slightly to the right. If it sounds hollow, it’s gas. If it’s a dull thud it’s poop.

If it has only been a few days since you asked the same question its the way you launder your pants.