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Is this water retention??

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1 Is this water retention?? on Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:02 am

I'm in recovery from anorexia and have been increasing my calories in the past 2+ weeks, from about 150 per day to 2000 now (I'm still increasing!). In the past 2-3 days I feel that my legs have gotten bigger quite suddenly, both thighs and calves but especially my calves. I'm not 100% sure about this though as I don't measure my legs and I *try* not to body-check. My question is, if my observation/suspicion is correct, is it likely to be water retention? Is it common in refeeding? I know water retention is common in refeeding but does it usually happen in the legs? Thanks xx

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2 Re: Is this water retention?? on Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:44 am

It does! (lol sorry for the short answer but I don't know what else to say xD ._.)

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3 Re: Is this water retention?? on Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:14 pm


Water retention can happen everywhere. It could be in your face, in your stomach, in your legs. So yes, it is most likely to be water retention. Smile
Yay for increasing! Hope you're doing well, keep it on!

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