I am a 50 year old male who started TRT 6 1/2 weeks ago … my initial T levels were 160 ng/dl. I was a walking zombie.
I want to start by saying, I feel better today, than I have felt anytime that I can remember. And my God, I have more energy that I now consume at the gym 5-6 days a week, than I can ever remember. I used to wonder how guys over 40 had the energy to get it done at the gym … now I know. And many other good things have happened to me … including stopped taking Zoloft, stopped drinking alcohol, and I can’t keep my hands off of my wife.
Now … Let me get to the point.
12/16/2016 Started TRT
12/25/2016 Stopped Drinking Alcohol
12/26/2016 Started eating a much better diet of about 1500-1800 calories/day
12/26/2016 Stared weight training (typically 45m-1h weights) & 30m Cardio
12/26/2016 Personal Weight 237.00 LBS
01/26/2017 Personal Weight 246.30 LBS <-WTF
I have read about “Glycogen Storage” causing me to gain water weight and I have read about rising estrogen (from the T injections) causing me to gain water weight.
My diet is clean … protein, veggies, nuts & cheese. I drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning, and only water after that.
So let’s do the math … I consume about 1.5 to 1.8k calories per day, and I burn 2.8 to 3.2k calories per day, yet I have gained almost 10 lbs since I started.
So here’s the question … WTF is going on, and when should I expect the weight to reverse and start coming off???
One more point, I do feel leaner in my clothes.