Cleaning up your diet=weight gain?

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    Jan 15, 2009 10:45 PM GMT
    After falling off the good, clean eating mountain after I got injured this Fall, I'm making an effort to cut out sugars, sodas and the likes.

    My diet now includes various fruits, herbal tea, lean protein, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. However, I'm noticing the scale creeping back up a bit. Is my body just trying to suck up the good nutrients I'm putting into it or possibly holding on to the water? Maybe I'm putting on a little muscle since I'm lifting able to lift at the level I was before I got hurt, but I still can't run as much? A combination of all of the above? My caloric intake has been between 2100-2600/day depending on if it's a running day or not.

    At 6'4 180, I'd put on about 5 lbs since I got hurt. Most came over the month between Christmas and Thanksgiving. Over the past couple of weeks I've gained a couple of more pounds.
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    Jan 16, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    I would say all things being equal... and if its been a couple of weeks that you have noticed this, you body's metabolism may have dropped off a bit... and I think if you get back into your regular routine, it would seem like it would balance out eventually. Your doctor might have a better answer, but I'd just shave off a couple hundred of calories a day if you want to avoid the weight gain. Others may have better advice.