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Water retention on Airline flights??


Goodbye, to the fat lady
S: 17st6lb C: 15st2.5lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 33.3 Loss: 2st3.5lb(12.91%)


Champion actifryer
S: 84kg C: 71.5kg G: 65kg BMI: 27.9 Loss: 12.5kg(14.9%)
I always bloat on any kind of journey - plane train or automobile! It may also be that the kind of food you ate on holiday made you retain water too - I find this with food that is higher in fat or salt than my usual diet. Well done on getting back on plan, which must have contributed to the loss, though.


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S: 17st7lb C: 10st10lb G: 10st5lb BMI: 24.2 Loss: 6st11lb(38.78%)
Depends on whether you were on plan or not. I gained 9.5lb in two weeks in Florida. I lost 6.5lb in the first week back.

I too thought of blaming water retention, but I think the milk shakes, pizza, ribs, creamy mountains of mash, cheeseburgers, fries, waffles, bagels, cream cheese, ice cream etc. were their own downfall. Though to be fair, they probably contained a fair bit of water:eek:

Regardless, I was back on target in two weeks:cool:


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S: 21st12.5lb C: 21st4lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 45.3 Loss: 0st8.5lb(2.77%)
I think the water retention from flights is more visible, ie in the ankles!
S: 10st2lb C: 9st6lb G: 9st4lb Loss: 0st10lb(7.04%)
I'm long haul cabin crew so I get this every week!!! Obviously if you've eaten loads on your holiday that's not going to help! But the pressure on an aircraft really affects your body....everything expands!! I always look/weigh/feel a lot bigger after a flight but usually by the next day it goes down. I landed from a 12 hr flight yesterday am and weighed in, lost 2lbs this morning when I weighed in again - this happens regularly!

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