Why is it so much easier to put weight on than to lose it? I lost about one stone since Christmas and was 13 stone 10 pounds last weekend. However I've been on holiday and had bad cold this week, so I haven't been doing any exercise to speak of, and had three days when I was eating unhealthily/too much (Chinese takeaway, crisps, cheese, donoughts), and now today my weight is 14 stone 1 pound; i.e. I've put on 5 pounds since last Sunday. It seems crazy that it takes 6 weeks to lose a stone, but you can put on almost half a stone in 3 days.