View Full Version : Seasonal weight change

03-18-2017, 06:20 PM
I live in hot dry Arizona and have seen my weight tick up several (up to 5) pounds every summer without changing my diet or activities much. My appearance does not change in anyway I can tell. I usually cut my calories and get back to baseline (145 the last few years, down from 150-155 in college when I had a DEXA put my body fat at 6%), but then end up eating more in fall as my weight drops again. Can I attribute this all to water weight as I drink upwards of a gallon of water daily during the summer and not bother with the extra calorie restriction? It seems like a lot of weight to just be water. Basically, does this happen to anyone else and, if so, are you able to ride out the seasons at a consistent calorie count without gaining weight year to year?

Edit - I'm 26, not 47. Not sure how to change that.

03-18-2017, 06:45 PM
if your appearance doesn't change, what does it matter?

might be the water weight, although weight can easily fluctuate daily by several pounds for many people