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My weight before Chinese New Year was 74.0kgs at about 13.5% body fats.
Then one week into Chinese New Year, all relax, ate like a cow, alone finish up one huge can of butter cookies and whole lots of junk food.
Got back from CNY, weigh myself and my weight spike up to 77.5kg.
I wasn’t so worry about it, I know most of them is water and glycogen stored in my muscle fiber. So to test this out, I ate what I normal does for the next two weeks, go the gym as usual. I swear I did not do rigorous cardio or any sort of extreme dieting. In fact I didn’t even do cardio, just weight lifting.
Still did my regular weekly cheat meal day, a week later my weight drop to 73.6kg and another week later 73.4kg.
So whatever we take excessively on a short period of time, will not actually be converted into stubborn fats. They are mostly glycogen (energy) and water stored in our muscle fiber.
Reason being is due to regular exercise, our body is conditioned to adapt to utilize these energy on a daily basis. They will only become stubborn fats if we go from an active lifestyle to a sedentary lifestyle all in a sudden.
Otherwise, just eat what you love during holiday season! But be sure to consume adequate amounts of protein to prevent your muscle from cannibalize.