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Stalls - thought that makes sense

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Quote Originally Posted by Miara View Post
In the original Pounds and Inches, Simeons states that the explanation given for stalls goes like this:

- Fat weighs less than water. (this is true -- water weighs 8 pounds per gallon)
- While the body breaks down fat from cells, some cellular structure is still left behind and as the fat goes, water comes in to fill the space.
- Before the cellular structure is broken down and reprocessed by the body, it has water hanging around in it.

IE: the space that was once filled by fat (lighter) is now filled by water (heavier) and THAT is why we sometimes see stalls but loose inches.

Dr. S says that this is a simplified explanation for a complicated process, but if you think about it, it does make sense. Water is heavy stuff, and I'm sure all the ladies out there can attest to feeling that weight gain around TOM. It's water!

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