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    After looking at my diet it turned out I had been eating very low calories for most of my life. That explained why I am 8st 8lbs and very skinny.

    I started lifting last Friday, and also overhauled my diet (still various deficiencies I haven't ironed out yet but I'm hitting the right proportions of protein/carbs/fats now).

    It's been 5 days since starting and I've gained 4lbs, having gone up to 8st 12lbs.

    Is this too much of a rapid gain? my TDEE is 2242 according to IIFYM. My target for bulking is 2466 calories but I usually eat 2350-2500. I thought it would be more like 1lb/week. Could it be an initial thing?

    I'm just worried about ending up "skinny-fat" tbh.

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    (Original post by spleenharvester)
    After looking at my diet it turned out I had been eating very low calories for most of my life. That explained why I am 8st 8lbs and very skinny.

    I started lifting last Friday, and also overhauled my diet (still various deficiencies I haven't ironed out yet but I'm hitting the right proportions of protein/carbs/fats now).

    It's been 5 days since starting and I've gained 4lbs, having gone up to 8st 12lbs.

    Is this too much of a rapid gain? my TDEE is 2242 according to IIFYM. My target for bulking is 2466 calories but I usually eat 2350-2500. I thought it would be more like 1lb/week. Could it be an initial thing?

    I'm just worried about ending up "skinny-fat" tbh.

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    Initial water gain etc.

    Carry on what you're eating for two weeks, and then track your progress.

    Also, I'm glad you've done your research!
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    Generally, if you're eating more calories than your body normally requires to sustain itself, you'll gain weight and vice versa. Other factors are involved but this is the base to any weight gain or loss.

    Considering you've been eating lower calories, a sudden jump in weight when you've overhauled your diet is expected. Like a fire that's been starved of fuel, it wont be too big, give it more fuel, it'll get bigger.

    Again, well done on the research, keep it up.

    For some other advice, there is one or two posts on my blog (the 2nd post would probably be the most relevant)

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    I'd imagine its similar to the big initial loss that people dieting experience.
 
 
 
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