Hailing All Nutrition Experts!
I'm not worried or anything, but I'm curious about some weight fluctuation I've had this fall.
I've slept outside almost every night since about early September. As the temperature drops, I've adjusted pretty handily and I'm sleeping comfortably at my sleeping bag's temperature rating.
I spent September, October, and early November biking and running aggressively so I may have gained muscular weight, but I went from 158lbs in early October to 169lbs today. I don't look any different in the mirror- still no gut and no noticeable bulk of muscle (everything got a little firmer), but I feel squishier, like I've got a thick layer of fat over my abdomen and quads. For reference, i'm 6'1."
I didn't think it was possible to put on 5-10lbs from two weeks off of exercise, and I wasn't sitting around all the time; I still commute by bike everyday.
My questions are two:
1. Is this kind of weight fluctuation an indication of anything other than the possibility that I just ate a lot during the end of November without exercising? I've never gained weight while sedentary before; my metabolism is very high.
2. Is it possible that my body stored extra fat as a response to constant cold temperatures while sleeping? If so, NEAT.
Curious, and ready to start running and biking aggressively again,