I’ve had a carb binge and gained pounds – is it water retention?

Highly likely. On The Harcombe Diet you are running with a low level of glycogen at all times (glycogen is our storage form of glucose). The body can store up to 500 grams of glycogen – approximately 100 grams of glycogen in the liver and 250-400 grams in the muscles. As a rule of thumb we hold four parts water for one part glycogen, so you can see that you can gain, as an example, 300 grams of gl...

 

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