Weight loss: How much weight can you gain after a day of overeating?

When you are on a weight-loss mission, of course, you try your best to eat healthy and clean. But there are some days when you cannot control yourself and go overboard, after all, we all are humans.

It might happen during the festive season or maybe when you are on a holiday. No matter how much you try to control your cravings, you cannot resist having that extra slice of pizza or sipping another glass of your favourite drink. Well, this happens to everyone. But there are chances that you might freak out later thinking that you blew your diet and repent it for a long time. Relax, if you go through the same situation because there is actually nothing to worry about.

One day of overeating does not wreck your weight loss diet plan. You need to eat a ridiculous amount of food to gain one kilo of weight.

Why is it not possible?

Well, the answer to this problem is based on a simple calorie math. We all know that to lose one kilo, you have to burn 7,700 calories. Similarly, even to gain 500 grams, you need to eat 3,500 more calories than you typically eat and burn off to maintain your body. So, let’s say that you ate 2000 calories in a day, then you have to consume 3500 more calories to gain 1/2 kg.

5500 calories mean a lot and realistically it is not possible for anyone to consume this much of calories in a day.

Even studies suggest that it is difficult to gain weight after one day of overeating.

Some people say that they gained 4-5 kilos after six-weeks of the holiday period, but as per a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, on an average, most people gain just one kilo.

The bottom line

Overeating one day will not have much impact on your weight, but it will surely leave you feeling bloated. You can have an extra slice of your favourite cheesecake occasionally, but do not make this your habit. The next day, return to your fitness routine and everything will be fine. Just don’t make this a habit and go to the gym regularly.

 Eat well, train at least 3 times per week, drink lots of water and sleep at least 7 hours.
The perfect recipie for anyone to apply.
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