Our expert says:
Firstly you need to tell your dietitian that you are panicking about gaining weight gain (no matter what the cause) because this can be indicative of a relapse into anorexia-type thinking and she needs to guide you through this dip in your progress. Now about those 3 kg you gained - please stop worrying about this - it is perfectly normal to gain up to 3 kg in one day depending on a variety of factors: a) hormonal fluctuations - I don't know if you are menstruating normally at the moment, but changes in female hormone levels can cause water retention which can make you weigh more even if you have not gained any body fat! b) eating salty foods like chips and biltong can also cause water retention, as does alcohol, so once you have got over your weekend eating, and excreted the stored water, your weight should return to normal again. I also don't know how much weight you need to gain to get back into the normal range, but the fact that you panic and want to revert back to anorexic practices the moment you do gain a bit of weight, indicates to me that your ideas are still strongly influenced by the anorexic mind-set. Discuss the possibility of also having some psychotherapy (if you are not already under the care of a clinical psychologist) to help you control your reactions to food, your body image and weight.
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