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Old 06-13-2019, 09:50 AM
brossa is offline
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Originally Posted by tricoteuse View Post
Another part of the really fast weight gain is water weight. Eating loads of salty food makes you retain water plus edema caused by heart problems.
This deserves emphasis. I would wager that the majority of the weight gain was edema from marginal kidneys/bad heart/poor vasculature/prescription noncompliance. Not to say that he couldn't have been mainlining peanut butter, but it's a lot easier to gain 46 pounds a week by retaining about a gallon of fluid a day. That still requires a prodigious fluid intake, but it's doable if you're slaking the thirst from a lot of salty food.